Bside Games has released a demo of their upcoming blockchain-powered online role playing game Chainmonsters on gaming platform Steam. PC gamers can now download the demo freely and give an early version of the role playing game a try. Chainmonsters will get its full release at a later date as a free-to-play game.
The demo of the game is also awaiting approval from both Google and Apple. Within a few days an approval is expected for Android smartphones, while the iOS version is likely to be traditionally a few days later.
In the next few months Bside Games will add a whole lot more functionalities to the game. For short term there’s an improved battle system planned, alongside dungeons and raids. The studio will also allow players to create their own characters, while they will open marketplace on their website. Before March next year the Flow blockchain will be fully integrated into the game.
Bside Games will first focus solely on the Steam, Android and iOS versions of Chainmonsters. However, the studio is a registered developer for Playstation and Xbox. While there are negotiations going with Nintendo as well. The console versions of Chainmonsters are scheduled for a release in May 2021.
What is Chainmonsters?
Chainmonsters is a massively multiplayer online role playing game inspired by classic games like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. However, players will be competing against each other. Every player is an agent working for a corporation. There’s a mysterious disease that makes all creatures more aggressive, and there’s a weird crystal in the world. Guess who needs to find out? But can players trust the corporation? Who knows.
Directly on launch, the game will introduce a season pass with timed events and event exclusive content. B-Side Games is planning a Kickstarter campaign for physical goodies. The game is running on the Flow blockchain, which should provide easy on-boarding for users not familiar with blockchain technology.
Players won’t even notice there’s blockchain technology involved. However, once they dive deeper into the game they will be able to claim their wallet and everything they’ve collected. This can then be kept, sold or given away through the Flow blockchain and an open peer-to-peer marketplace.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast, but above all he’s a father and husband who moved to another country in 2014. One year later he got in touch with crypto, and the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a communication consultant for blockchain start-ups and writes not only for Play to Earn, but also other dapp websites and tech magazines.