Decentraland (MANA), the first virtual reality platform owned by its users, announced this week that Qwellcode, a VR blockchain game developer, is exclusively launching its new title on the Decentraland blockchain.
The new game, called Chainbreakers, is a strategic role-playing game (RPG) features a fictional and stylized rendition of ancient Greece, where a corrupt government is at war with a number of player-led rebel factions.
According to an announcement by Decentraland, the game takes place over “questing areas,” which are hosted on parcels and estates found throughout Genesis City, the first metropolis built on the Decentraland blockchain. These questing areas will allow players to do everything from freeing slaves to build their armies, to dungeon crawling for loot.
Central to Chainbreakers are the battles between rebels and government forces, where players pit their armies up against one another and the AI. Each questing area features a dividend pool that is gradually filled with MANA via unit and item purchases made by players in the area. This pool is ultimately distributed to players depending on their successes in the game.
Decentraland is opening the game up to current independent LAND owners to host questing areas and the opportunity to be reimbursed via a percentage of the questing area dividend pools.
Similar to other blockchain-driven games, Chainbreakers leverages non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to represent in-game items, which works to build a system of scarce items and real-world value. Chainbreakers will start a crowdsale on November 1, and is offering investors the opportunity to purchase rare in-game NFT weapons for their units.
“On the surface, Chainbreakers resembles many beloved RPGs of the past, but the team at Qwellcode is helping to redefine the genre through their integration of genuinely scarce in-game items represented by NFTs and cryptocurrency rewards for successful and engaged players,” states the Decentraland team.
MANA is currently up 2% to $0.07, giving the project a $73.4 million market cap and making it the 77th largest coin in the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100), a benchmark index for large-cap cryptocurrencies and tokens.
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