Experts Believe Calvaria Can Become Top Crypto Gaming Platform – What Do They Know?
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New crypto gaming project Calvaria appears set to finally help blockchain gaming go mainstream with experts and analysts expecting the flagship game Duels of Eternity to be a major hit.
The project is currently in the early stages of its presale and has so far raised more than $1 million in a little more than a week as investors flock to get in while prices remain low.
In fact, native token RIA is currently on sale for $0.02 in stage 3 of its presale but will increase to $0.055 by the tenth and final stage - a 175% increase and 450% increase from stage 1.
Calvaria Will Appeal to Traditional and Casual Gamers
Blockchain gaming offers vast potential for the future with the GameFi sector set for exponential growth in the coming decade.
However, while top games such as The Sandbox and Decentraland command market caps well over $1 billion each and have had no trouble attracting investment - as well as boasting partnerships with the likes of Adidas, Gucci, Ubisoft, and Warner - they have had trouble attracting players.
According to DappRadar, The Sandbox and Decentraland had just 20,000 combined players in the whole of October, while top game Alien Worlds had 620,000 players.
Still, that pales in comparison with the biggest Web2 games, with Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft and others attracting tens of millions of players every day.
Calvaria has identified two major issues that are stopping casual and traditional gamers from making the switch to blockchain gaming.
They have developed a free-to-play (F2P) version of Duels of Eternity - a battle-card strategy game - to address them.
The F2P version will have two major features designed to appeal to non-blockchain gamers.
The first issue is most blockchain games need a huge outlay to even take part in the game, with players needing to buy expensive NFT characters or a large number of tokens to access it and creating a significant barrier to entry that immediately puts players off.
Fortnite and Co may be monetized - with players paying to upgrade features, weapons, and skins - but anyone can play the full game completely for free.
The Duels of Eternity F2P mode will be without cost, and Calvaria hopes to attract players to the blockchain through the game itself and by having a visible tracker that shows players how much they could've earned had they been playing the P2E version.
The second issue is a lack of technical knowledge, especially in younger gamers, which Calvaria hopes to solve by offering gamified educational modes, presented as quests.
Not only will players learn about blockchain technology, but they will earn rewards that can then be used in the game.
Rather than expect new players to pay out to be part of the ecosystem, Calvaria believes its game will be enough to attract players once they begin playing.
Calvaria: Duels of Eternity
The game itself is a card-battle strategy game, set in the afterlife, that sees players battle each other using skill, timing, and knowledge.
Players align with one of three warring factions, each with their own traits and strengths, and stack their deck in one vs one, three-round matches.
In Duels of Eternity - which is fully 3D - players must select the right cards, use them at optimal time and utilize power-ups to win.
As well as the main player vs player mode, the game also features a single-player campaign mode where players can earn cards and power-ups that can then be used in the player vs player mode.
In the P2E mode, players will be rewarded with the eRIA token - one of two tokens in the ecosystem - which is tradeable and can be used in the in-game store to upgrade cards and purchase other assets.
The cards will be NFTs that hold value in themselves and are fully tradeable on the marketplace.
Like many of the most popular games on the market, Calvaria is also taking a seasonal approach to the game and will release game expansions, seasonal assets, and new tournaments on a regular basis.
Later in the roadmap the project will develop an eSports arm and also virtual reality experience.
Calvaria Presale Details
As previously mentioned, Calvaria is currently in stage 3 of its 10-stage presale, with RIA tokens currently on sale for $0.02.
By the final stage, tokens will sell for $0.055, a 175% increase from the current price point.
A total of 300 million tokens (30%) of the 1 billion max supply are on sale during the presale, with no vesting period.