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Thanks to more than 2200 players and their active pizza delivery businesses in the cyberpunk role playing game Neon District, Blockade Games has minted more than 100 thousand NFTs on the Matic Network. These NFTs are gear, clothing and weapons that in-game characters can wear to boost their attributes.
Blockade Games has also added several new gameplay mechanics to Neon District. Players who have been ambushed during their pizza delivery, can now enact revenge on their ambushers. They can setup a hit contract for eight hours, and the hitman and the contract owner evenly split the target’s goods.
In addition it’s worth it to mention some limited edition NFTs that players can earn. Everybody who played Neon District’s Neon Pizza mode during the first week, will receive a ‘Hot Out of the Oven’ badge. Players can also earn rare gear if they complete missions before the leaderboard reset on February 2nd. Rare Delivery Gear will go to those who complete five delivery shifts, while Rare Ambusher Gear goes to those who attempt five ambushes. However, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose these battles.
What are NFTs?
NFTs is an abbreviation for ‘non-fungible tokens’. A non-fungible token is an unique piece of data on the blockchain that connects directly with a digital asset. This means that the person who has the non-fungible token in their cryptocurrency wallet, owns the digital asset. Non-fungible tokens are unique, because every NFT has an unique identity code.
Therefore NFTs aren’t the same as cryptocurrencies. Every bitcoin has the same value, but that can’t be said about NFTs. An NFT can provide ownership over virtual land, which means that its location will influence the value. An NFT can also be a trading card, and in those cases the minting number changes the value. An NFT is like your car, there are plenty of cars from the same brand and in the same color, but there’s only one car that’s yours.
What is Neon District?
Neon District is a cyberpunk-themed turn based role playing game. The story-driven game takes place in a dystopian future. Player are part of a rebellion fighting an authoritarian regime. Players get to level up their characters by doing missions, while they have a chance of obtaining better gear as well.
A closed test version came available for founders token holders in December. During Spring 2021 Neon District will introduce its campaigns and missions. This traditional singleplayer experience was the original vision for the game. Completing missions will earn players NEON as well.
Thanks to the integration with the Matic Network, these game assets can be traded freely on an in-game marketplace. That way gamers don’t have to deal with gas fees while playing Neon District. Players can acquire gear through gameplay. They also need these digital items to progress in the game.
Blockade Games has decided to abandon the development of Neon District for Steam. Or, as they put it, they have put the development ‘on hold’. Instead Neon District will be a web-only experience, and everything will work on both desktop and mobile devices. In the future they also want to make the game available through a standalone app for mobile devices.
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