Blockchain technology has been integrated into our daily lives in a variety of ways. One of the newest developments is the advent of NFT games that integrate non-fungible tokens into their gameplay experience. Often similar in style to non-NFT games, at least from a gameplay perspective, these games are nonetheless a new frontier in how they can impact the player. STRV Labs is working on developing a new NFT game, “Scavenger Land”, and revolutionize the way people think about the medium.
The concept of “Scavenger Land” is to offer both an immersive gameplay experience with an NFT aspect that provides legitimate value for its players. All in-game items are ERC-127 NFTs and can be traded on common NFT marketplaces like OpenSea. It’s a system designed to appeal to everyone, from the casual player to the hardcore gamer who regularly competes in e-sports.
Of course, the underlying technology behind a game can be fantastic, but it means nothing if it isn’t in service of a game that people will actually enjoy playing. “Scavenger Land” is a Space-Western multiplayer tactical game, and it is designed first and foremost with fun in mind. It’s equally inspired by classic sci-fi properties like Star Trek and Star Wars, and real-life science. This creates an immersive game world that players can be a part of.
This feeling of community is fundamental to the success of any NFT-based project. The most successful NFT projects make people feel like they are a part of something larger when they invest in these digital assets. It’s a perfect fit for the world of online multiplayer gaming, where people often band together in support of a game they love and form entire fandoms around them.
“Scavenger Land” is based in well-established crypto technology, backed by the Polygon scaling platform on the Ethereum blockchain. STRV has extensive experience working with blockchain, and its team is bringing that knowledge with them. They have seen the tokenomics of established NFT gaming projects and have identified what doesn’t work for them to develop a more sustainable system for “Scavenger Land.”
One of the defining characteristics of “Scavenger Land” that sets it apart from other games on the current market is that it is entirely web-based. Users don’t need to have a console or special computer equipment to be able to play the game; they only need a web browser and a crypto wallet to get started, eliminating the need for large downloads and cumbersome hardware.
Unlike many other play-to-earn games, the developers of “Scavenger Land” are realistic about what an NFT game really is. Only a small percentage of players will be able to make money from playing the game if they spend several hours developing their skills and earning these high-level digital collectibles. Still, most players are simply going to be playing for fun, and these users are necessary for the ecosystem to thrive and allow the play-to-earn players to succeed.
Early adopters of “Scavenger Land” will be rewarded for their eagerness to play the game and participate in the community by receiving certain exclusive items and rewards for being part of the Genesis Drop. The diehard fans who are part of the Discord community for the game will be among the first who get to experience the game, and they are the ones who will contribute to the longevity of the project.
The Genesis Drop bundle, which will go on sale at a to-be-determined date in 2022, will provide its purchaser with exclusive benefits as thanks for showing their support. The crown jewels of the bundle are an exclusive accessory, which will never again be available after the Genesis Drop, and the MintPass #1, which will entitle its holder to further rewards in the future. This is all in addition to a selection of normal in-game items.
Gamers will want to be among this initial group of players for “Scavenger Land” because its broad accessibility and potential in the NFT space will allow it to branch out beyond the usual niche audience of NFT games. This project is designed to fix many of the issues that NFT games have had in the past, making for a much better experience for everyone — from the casual to the deeply devoted.