After two years of development, the team behind the blockchain-powered strategy role playing game Chainbreakers is selling the game franchise. The team has had too many problems during the development and failed to find an investor. On March 30th the team will sell the entire intellectual property in a closed auction on Opensea.
During its development the team behind Chainbreakers has had many difficulties with Decentraland. They wanted to build their game inside the virtual world, but according to their statement they hardly had support from Decentraland itself. On top of that the team had to rebuild their design and architecture multiple times because of changes at Decentraland.
The team had ideas to build Chainbreakers outside of Decentraland. But investors didn’t want to give money without a working proof-of-concept. Matic Network paid ten thousand dollars to help the team create Trial of Artemis, but the project didn’t finish in time.
The Chainbreakers franchise has been strategically build up over the past two years. The team has curated an awesome community of over 2000 members which has a very good reputation in the blockchain gaming ecosystem. After spending more than twice the money that was raised and having failed at finding a VC investor, we are forced to handover the project to a new team.Press release, March 3rd 2020
The Chainbreakers team is going to talk with potential investors before selling the game. This will take a few weeks, after which the closed auction will commence on March 30th.
What is Chainbreakers?
Chainbreakers is a strategy role playing game that integrates cryptocurrencies and digital game assets. Players earn rewards by actively playing the game and strategically develop their assets. While the backend runs on the Ethereum blockchain with Solidity smart contracts, the game’s virtual reality front-end will be accessed from the Decentraland metaverse.
Quest areas will be deployed around the Decentraland metaverse. This means that players need to travel as the story line progresses. Chainbreakers owns land, but would also be renting land from land investors by setting up a revenue share business model.
Making money in Decentraland
Even though Decentraland officially launched on February 20th, it’s still not finished. Development has moved from the development team to a community-powered foundation. This foundation is funding the team. They are working on a standalone client, but also on voice chat, a mobile version, support for VR headsets, and so on.
Making money in Decentraland can happen through all kinds of ways. The virtual world can be a portal to a webshop, or an extension of an actual business. Others try to make money within Decentraland itself.
Take The Block Runner for example, who build a series of mini-games that third parties could deploy on their virtual land. Each mini-game needs to be bought from The Block Runner. Players who play the game need to pay 10 MANA, currently 42 cents, per try. At the end of the day they have a chance to win the daily prize. The game builders made over 150 thousand MANA during the first week. That’s 6300 dollars.
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