|Bside Games||Chainmonsters||closed alpha||Flow blockchain|
Before Bside Games will bring their Chainmonsters closed alpha test to the Flow blockchain, it will first run for one or two weeks on the Flow testnet. They have approximately 4,500 player registrations for their closed alpha test, and want to make sure everything runs smoothly. Progress on the testnet will not carry over to the mainnet release.
They haven’t mentioned an exact date for the Chainmonsters alpha test on Flow testnet. However, the developers expect this to take approximately two weeks. The content of the testnet version will be the same as the closed alpha on mainnet. They only difference will be that mainnet allows you to keep the rewards.
The closed alpha will feature early versions of the battle system, interaction system, dialogue system and quest system. Players can do 2v2 PvE and PvP battles, but there are no different creature types yet. Every player will have a starter Chainmon and a pre-determined second one. The alpha will also offer three quests or challenges, that grant players three NFT rewards. This should give players an idea of the reward systems in the main game and the upcoming season passes.
The German studio will turn on their game servers on Wednesday April 14th. Chainmonsters will be available to play through Steam Early Access, iOS Testflight and Android. Instructions and direct links will be available from the player profile on the Chainmonsters dashboard.
Late March Bside Games revealed a new graphical design for their upcoming monster-catching MMO game Chainmonsters. The game now has a new art style and camera perspective, creating a new look and feel. Chainmonsters still uses something similar to a top-down view, but in its design it now features very detailed three-dimensional anime-style characters. In addition the team has revamped their entire architecture, making the game technically ready for mass adoption. However, in terms of gameplay they aren’t there yet.
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.
Players will need to acquire all kinds of little monsters. Some of them can only be found in certain regions, others only for a limited time. These monsters come from different elements, nine in total. These are generally home to a certain island or regions: pyro, hydro, nature, electro, air, cryo, geo and crystal.
Each of those mons has several basic attributes: health points (HP), attack, defense, elemental attack, elemental defense, speed, and stamina points (SP). In addition each mon has individual values for each stats, which means that mons can have different stats even though they look the same.
On top of that there are traits. Each monster has up to two traits. Most of them start with one and will learn a second one as they level up. For example, arcane intellect increase the critical hit chance, while haste increases the speed gain on a level-up. There are also traits that increase the attack power, while others decrease certain stats.
Battles in Chainmonsters are turn-based. While classic monster-catching games offer one-versus-one battles, Chainmonsters gives us 2 vs 2. This allows players to chain and combine attacks, creating strong elemental reactions.
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 or the Chainmonsters marketplace.
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 content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.