This Monday the DeFi-powered space MMO Farsite will have a limited crates sale, as they need to prepare an initial distribution of resources before the game launches. Supernovae will launch an early alpha version of the game by the end of the year.
The developers use the limited crates sale for Farsite to distribute items and resources, giving early believers in the project a head start. However, above all they need to distribute resources to get the economy going. Ultimately everything in the game’s universe still needs to be found. Resources to build a factory? You first need to find them. Resources to build spaceships in that factory? Again, first find those resources. So that’s one of the reasons.
Farsite isn’t story-driven like Mass Effect, but instead leaves players free to make their own story. The comparison with a game like EVE Online could be made here. Players can become a trader, transporter, mercenary, or governor. They can form alliances, beneficial for both of them. However, when something is good for you, it’s probably bad for someone else. Conflict seems inevitable.
In Farsite you can now already sign up to obtain your first spaceship. Every spaceship gets a random texture, which makes it look unique. On top of that players can customize their spaceship using modules and components.
Farsite strong on DeFi
Don’t expect Farsite to be a game with lots of pew-pew. The creators behind MegaCryptoPolis are working on this game, and therefore you can expect deep economical layers. Farsite leans on all kinds of DeFi mechanics. For example, they use Credits as the native currency. These credits are ERC-20 tokens on the Polygon blockchain.
All items in the game are ERC-721 tokens, and they will introduce collateral-backed NFTs, or cNFTs. This would be a way to borrow some money with for example your spaceship as collateral. Players can also use this system as an insurance policy. As a matter of fact, every spaceship is backed by Credits. When your almost destroy your ship during your adventures, you can salvage it and sell the junk for some Credits.
What is Farsite?
Farsite is a blockchain-powered MMO game with elements of real-time strategy. The game’s economy uses aspects of decentralized finance on the Ethereum 2.0 blockchain. Players can take on all kinds of roles to be part of a bigger intergalactic economy. Every item in the game is made by players, using resources that have also been acquired by players.
Players could be a hauler, a complete contracts by moving goods between space stations. They could also be a miner, gathering resources, or a manufacturer who creates tools and items. The universe of Farsite also offers space for governance over stars, mercenaries, pirates, politicians and of course traders.
To produce something, you’d need a blueprint, components, a base on a planet and Credits to pay for services. The blueprints you can buy, borrow, or find, while components are made from resources found on planets. All items in the game are owned by players. Establish a base on a Planet in a hunt for rare materials to craft powerful Ships and Modules, trade on the open market, fight for loot and honor to govern the entire Constellation!
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.