February 25, 2022
By Anjali Kochhar
Decentralized metaverse vEmpire today announced the launch of “The Beginning,” a blockchain-based two-player play to earn trading card game, that enables gamers to strategically battle against each other for enhanced rewards in the DDAO.
The full play-to-earn release of vEmpire ‘The Beginning’ marks an important milestone for the project, said Dominic Ryder, CEO & Founder of vEmpire DDAO.
“It will enable vEmpire investors to earn even more lucrative returns from the DDAO, which has exposure to some of the most promising Metaverse protocols throughout the entire industry, marking the dawn of an entirely new possibility of playing to earn,” Ryder added.
Gamers will have the opportunity to choose which faction they would like to play as and will then be automatically matched up with an opponent playing as the opposing faction.
Each faction has up to forty faction-specific cards and there are also twelve universal cards that can be used on both sides. When it comes to battle, players must choose twenty-five cards from their deck that will make up their “Legion”.
In-game, each player is randomly assigned a hand of fifteen cards from their Legion, with the remaining cards being put into their “Battle Deck”. Some cards have special abilities that enable players to dip into their Battle Deck and access cards that they’ve not been assigned in their initial hand.
To start the game, a virtual coin is flipped. The winner of the coin flip plays the first card. Players then take turns placing their cards until either both players decide to end the round or run out of cards. There are a total of three playable rounds and the objective is to win two out of the three to be crowned winner of the game.
At the end of each round, all cards on the battlefield are discarded and the following rounds are played with the cards that remain in the player’s hand. This means that players will need to strategically keep cards in reserve to be competitive in later rounds. If a player runs out of cards before the game finishes, they will forfeit the proceeding rounds, potentially costing them the game.
The game has been tested in various simulations, 3.7 million cards have been played over 170,000 games.
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Anjali Kochhar covers cryptocurrency stories in India as well as globally. Having been in the field of media and journalism for over three years now, she has developed a sharp news sense and works hard to present information that goes beyond the obvious. She is an avid reader and loves writing on a wide range of subjects.