The blockchain-powered collectible trading card game Skyweaver launched Season 0, which underlines this is the final phase of the closed beta. This season will last until the game goes into open beta, but there’s no exact time frame yet. The only thing game studio Horizon Blockchain Games said, is that the open beta will launch later this year.
Skyweaver is a trading card game that’s build on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Player-owned cards are stored in their cryptocurrency wallet, and as a result these cards can be traded on public marketplaces. However, we aren’t there yet.
The closed beta is played on a public test net of the Ethereum blockchain. A a result all performances will be reset once the open beta really launches. The true incentive to play this closed beta, is the fact that the top 500 players of both the constructed and discovery modes will get a golden card.
Even though Skyweaver is closed beta. It’s fairly easy to gain access. Those interested can request closed beta access on Discord. Or use one of my three invite codes: Code 1, Code 2, Code 3. Horizon Blockchain Games recently received an additional five million dollars in funding.
Mainstream needed for commercial success
So far several blockchain games are having commercial success without even hitting mainstream. Games like Gods Unchained and Axie Infinity are standing out from the crowd. Just like investors did to SkyWeaver, the studios behind these games have also gotten millions of dollars of investments. The big promise is of course that these games will go mainstream.
True commercial success will only be reached once one million gamers start playing these games. Currently there are only a couple of thousand players per game.
Together with SkyWeaver there are other trading card games looking for the same success. Think about titles like Gods Unchained, Splinterlands Untamed and more obscure titles like Dark Country and Tides of Magic. Check out this list for 28 blockchain games to keep your eyes on.
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