Gala Games has announced Mirandus, a blockchain-powered open world role playing game in which you can be a king by owning a 500.000 dollar citadel. Players get the choice to take on any role they like, ranging from traders to adventurers and even the king. The game will run on the company’s own Gala blockchain, and a pre-sale for several in-game assets is now live.
Players will be able to acquire virtual land, as there are roughly 1500 properties for sale right now. This land gives players the rights to set rules as they see fit. In essence Mirandus is not a PVP game, but ultimately that’s also up to the landowners and of course the king. There will be five citadels in the world of Mirandus, and each king provides buffs to his following, collects taxes and can decide to go to war with other kingdoms.
“Land ownership in Mirandus will be truly powerful, especially for the top tier players. Land deeds will come with titles and the right to rule the land as the holder sees fit”, lead game designer Michael McCarthy said in a statement. Ultimately the world of Mirandus is a sandbox for all kinds of adventurers.
Owning land means making money
Having a keep or some other base close to a dungeon entrance, will provide all kinds of opportunities for trade. Players can buy land tiles with certain functionalities and drop these anywhere in the game world. Other players could open a shop in that village, and pay rent to the mayor. All ownership over digital assets inside Mirandus is stored on the Gala blockchain.
When Mirandus launches there will be five citadels. These give the owner the right to create and lead their own faction, charge taxes on trade and so on. Owning a piece of land provides a safe haven for other players, and potentially a way to make money.
Land deeds can be purchased through the Gala Games website using the blockchain’s native GALA token. The ancient-tier deeds to Citadels can be purchased for $500,000 each and are 1/1 items. The smallest land holding that can be placed nearly anywhere in the world is a Homestead, which will cost approximately $50 in GALA and is a 1/1000 NFT on the Gala Games smart contract.
Earning in Townstar, spending in Mirandus
Players who’ve been playing Townstar, have possibly already earned some GALA. These tokens can now be used to acquire assets inside Mirandus. Gala is a platform made by Eric Schiermeyer. He’s also one of the co-founders of games company Zynga. Comparable with blockchain platforms like Ethereum and Enjin, Gala allows players to have full ownership over in-game assets.
In Townstar players for example need to raise crops, harvest them, and then create products. Gamers can sell these in turn for profit, which they can then invest in a better farm. This farm could eventually become a small town. Last week Gala broke the news that gamers can spend GALA tokens inside the trading card game Splinterlands.
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.