The first wave of the virtual land sale for the trading card game Splinterlands sold out within 30 seconds. During this first pre-sale round 27 thousand plots were part of a region lottery, which cost $7500. The remaining three thousand plots were sold separate or as tracts, which contain 100 land parcels.
The next pre-sale will take place on November 28th. While this first round offered a fifty percent discount, the next sale will have a 40% discount. Again there will be 30 thousand land plots for sale. On December 19th there will be another land sale.
Splinterlands is a trading card game, and land gameplay will add new features that tie in with systems seen in decentralized finance. The game will introduce a new gameplay mechanic called Items & Spells. Players will need resources from their lands to boost their own team and hinder the opponent.
What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a trading card game that started on the Steem blockchain as Steemmonsters. However, over time the project changed names. Now gamers can play the game on desktop and mobile devices, mainly using the Hive blockchain. Thanks to an intelligent functionality, cards and tokens can also be traded on the Ethereum blockchain.
Splinterlands allows anybody to play and earn cards and other resources. Players need to create a set of cards to defeat their opponent. Cards come in different rarities with seven different stats. In addition these cards have abilities and come from seven factions. The way cards work together is dependent on all these different attributes.
Players earn cards by winning matches. They can combine cards to gain levels. After that you can sell cards on the open marketplace for cryptocurrencies, or lease them to other players. The most rare cards are wanted assets, especially when there are tournaments.
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.