Gamers who want to play the role playing game Chainmonsters can now buy beta access to the game. Developer B-Side Games is selling three kind of packages for the Pokémon-inspired and blockchain-powered game. Upon buying gamers will immediate access. There’s a limit of 500 keys available for this so-called ‘Explorer phase’, which starts in November.
The three available packs are the Explorer’s Pack, Founder’s Pack and Champion’s Pack. The first one comes with 15 dollars of in-game money and a permanent 5% experience boost, the other two packs have a ten percent boost and add even more premium currency to the game. The cheapest pack is selling for 0.1 ETH, while the most expensive one of 0.4 ETH.
B-Side Games has not announced yet when Chainmonsters will actually get its full launch. The Chainmonsters beta will start in November. Most likely the blockchain-powered role playing game will launch early 2020.
Blockchain pushed to the background
Chainmonsters has been available for quite some time now. But thanks to the hassle with third party software and wallet addresses, setting up the game was quite complicated. That’s why B-Side Games decided to push the blockchain elements to the background. Gamers who will play this free-to-play game on Steam, won’t even notice that the game works on blockchain-technology.
Besides the Steam release, the game will also be coming to iOS and Android. Chainmonsters will allow gamers to play cross-platform and to continue their adventures on the go.
B-Side Games announced in early March that its blockchain role playing game would become an MMO. One month later the developers even launched the game’s first public raid. After two years of development the original vision of Chainmonsters was not good enough. Technology improved and the game needed to change up its technical aspects.
Chainmonsters is build on the Ethereum blockchain. It was actually one of the first game to utilize ERC-721 tokens. The RPG is free-to-play and players are able to buy in-game coins. The role playing games came with its own marketplace where players can trade goods and monsters. Another example of a trading platform for in-game items is OpenSea.
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