Blockchain Medieval Grand Strategy Title "Blocklords" Wants To Make A "Fun" Medieval MMORPG Exclusive To GameStop NFT
They've got a long way to go if that's true.
Appearing during the fourth annual NFT.NYC industry event today, MetaKing Studios CEO David Johansson revealed the medieval strategy game "Blocklords." The blockchain meets medieval metaverse title is coming exclusively to GameStop NFT and plans to launch its Early Access sometime this year.
Johansson claims Blocklords is "a first-of-its-kind blend of strategic choices and world-building gameplay" that gives players the freedom to own and customize a playable hero. The twist is that the hero is "entirely defined by [player] in-game actions," such as their career choices and character interactions. Slowly, the Hero gains value through its legacy and effectively becomes a big ol' NFT. (Yeah, they lost me there.)
Looking for a player-driven medieval grand strategy game whose world is shaped by the players? Check out their new trailer drop for @BLOCKLORDS, exclusive to GameStop NFT pic.twitter.com/joxGYhXKl2
— GameStopNFT (@GameStopNFT) June 21, 2022
Outside of an Alpha Test version shared on Twitter that doesn't dive into everything players can do, there isn't a showcase of the gameplay besides what we can interpret from word-of-mouth, which is a grave mistake for this type of game. MetaKing Studios has "core gamers and crypto-enthusiasts" developing the title who have most likely seen the steep decline of NFTs and their reputation in the games industry because those games never were cracked up to what they were supposed to be.
Because of that, not many gamers are interested in diving into NFT titles. While Blocklords may be headed by devs who really want to make a "fun" blockchain MMORPG, it's a tough sell and a big leap for a consumer when a lot of these NFT games roll out as spreadsheet simulators. The best way to separate themselves would be to show engaging gameplay and knock the Early Access testing out of the park, but it's hard to say how in-depth it'll be with roughly a year of development. Guess we'll find out sometime this year if it doesn't get pushed back first.
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