— Neon District (@neondistrictRPG) February 21, 2019
Neon District’s storyline allows gamers to take on the role of rebels, called Degens, which are in a never-ending battle against The Mainspring, an autocratic and mechanical government is attempting to wipe out all previous signs of culture and independent thought.
The gameplay features third-person turn-based battles, where characters, equipment and other in-game assets gain experience points over-time. These assets are represented by ERC-721 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and are recorded on the Ethereum Network via the Loom DAppchain.
The teaser, which shows a sleek Final Fantasy-style battle, comes as Blockade Games is in the middle of the highly selective Techstars accelerator, as part of its 13-week Alchemist Blockchain program.
Blockade Games also recently raised an $833,000 seed round from investors including BlockTower Capital Partners and Horizon Digital. Ari Paul, the managing partner at BlockTower Capital, decided to explore the investment after discovering the greater potential of bringing blockchain technology to the gaming industry, citing non-fungible assets as a clear driver of value creation.
All signs currently point to Neon District being one of the first major blockchain games with the potential for widespread adoption.
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