With a few hours since launching its crowdfunding campaign, B-Side Games reached its funding goal for the upcoming online role playing game Chainmonsters. With still 29 days to go, the community managed to pledge more than 70 thousand dollars. They crushed the funding goal of 10 thousand dollars within minutes of the campaign’s launch on Kickstarter.
At the moment of writing only the Overseer tier of the campaign sold out. Eight people have paid 2500 EUR to become a N-Corp Overseer and take over one of the eight gyms. The backers will be able to customize their gym’s appearance, dialogues from non-player characters, and add special mechanics.
The most popular crowdfunding tier for Chainmonsters at the moment, is the Early Bird: Digital Alpha. This gives players access to the alpha version of the online game. Backers have claimed 63 out of 100 available spots for this particular tier. After that the regular Digital Alpha will become available.
Closed alpha for Chainmonsters will be available in January 2021. The game will first come to Steam, iOS and Android. After that a closed beta will happen in Fall 2021. Chainmonsters is also planned for a full release in May 2022 on PC, mobile and consoles.
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. The game is running on the Flow blockchain, which allows 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. Gamers can keep, sell or trade all their items on an open peer-to-peer marketplace, like for example Viv3.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but 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.