Among the most exciting developments on the EOS blockchain recently is the advancement in gaming options available to players. The EOS mainnet
Among the most exciting developments on the EOS blockchain recently is the advancement in gaming options available to players. The EOS mainnet has long been associated with gaming, but recent developments in both old and new games alike have revived interest among those who have watched patiently as games on other chains explode.
We will go over some of the more popular games on EOS, both historically and currently.
Prospectors is an MMO strategy game that immerses players in the gold rush atmosphere of the 19th century. Players engage in gamified fungible token mechanics revolving around completing jobs and launching industries or businesses in order to find, earn, and trade real world assets such as gold, wood, and tools.
Gameplay is quite simple.Each player has three workers who can perform different tasks. Players can use their workers themselves, or have them work for other players in return for a salary. In the game, every action requires labor from a worker to complete it. Even if you’re very active, you’ll need some help from others.
Originally, Prospectors had a Wild West world on EOS, but a Yukon world on WAX has since been added.Moreover, Tombstone Boomtown which just recently completed development was added as a way to engage the community by giving users a time period to complete the task of mining enough gold and constructing a railway to transport riches back to the Wild West before the water ran out. As the first Boomtown was quite successful, expect it won’t be the last.
The game itself has a fairly strong community with lots of players. The recent addition of bank deposits and withdrawals, the ability to upgrade player skills at a university, as well as the potential to integrate with teams of other dapps, the possibilities for the game seem nearly endless, retaining the appeal for the existing audience and attracting new members.
Upland, a metaverse mapped to the real world on the web, iOS, and Android, has been in open beta since January 2020. Upland’s in-game economy functions according to the standard economic laws of supply and demand set forth by those who are active in the gaming real estate matrix which Upland has become.
Presently, game play takes place in New York and San Francisco, but the intention is to keep adding additional cities as it progresses. According to Dapp Radar, despite having only two cities on the map, Upland accounted for 42% of the daily active wallets within the EOS gaming category in November. Besides being innovative and entertaining, Upland has a number of positive attributes.
“Upland recently introduced Tilia Pay, allowing players to earn real money by flipping properties. They will also be able to sell NFTs via their own virtual businesses (e.g. art galleries, nurseries, car dealerships, etc.).
With a series of smart updates and feature additions, the Upland team has succeeded in driving retention higher and increasing both active wallet usage and transaction volumes.
In addition to these, the Upland team has added the NYC Landmark Design Contest, Crypto Kitties Retirement Community, the 2020 Thanksgiving Hunt, and Sandbox Wars, which are essentially community competitions pitting neighborhoods against one another in a property development sandbox in anticipation of rolling out and placing 3D buildings on the Upland map.
Blankos Block Party is a vibrant open-world multiplayer game styled like a giant block party, with a focus on custom art and design, building and exploration, and curating your collection of unique and rare Blankos.
Blankos are fun and mischievous digital vinyl characters in the game, inhabiting their own world, The Junction, in which players own and build their own universe. Based on the blockbuster Toy Story narrative, Blankos Block Party is a place where toys go when humans aren’t looking, according to the Chief Creative Officer of Mythical Games, Jamie Jackson. “We want toys to be more than just things on shelves.”.
Blankos can have their own bespoke designs, but will all have the same shape, give or take a few added accessories. Mythical games have already collaborated with several big artists in the vinyl toy world to create custom designs, including James Groman, Pete Fowler, Tara McPherson, and Kronk. When you purchase a Blanko you can see what number you have and how many there are in the world. Blankos that are seasonal or limited edition have a certain rarity. In that sense, it follows the same logic as collecting physical designer toys.
The closed beta for the crypto-fueled Roblox type of ecosystem whereby players can interact and even create their own lands and levels accessible to all via the party bus launched last November. Those who purchased early access founder’s packs with their own Blanko and other accessories entered the open beta. On December 13th, Blankos closed and burned all unsold founders packs, and the project’s second phase began for everyone who participated in closed beta.
As each Blanko has an ability tree that can be enhanced through training to give advantages such as speed, agility, shooting ability, and knocking each other over, along with the accessories they can be decked out with, the Blankos themselves appear to be in a good position to entice fans to collect, upgrade, play, and even trade those coming from the closed beta and beyond.