- $203 million pledged to buy virtual plots of land in Ember Sword.
- 70%-80% of applications came from individual gamers
- By purchasing, gamers can earn Ember, the game’s ERC-20 token.
About 35,000 gamers have collectively pledged over $203 million to buy virtual plots of land in the digital worlds of Ember Sword, an unreleased video game.
The founder of Bright Star, Loren Roosendaal noted that 70%-80% of applications for the non-fungible token (NFT) land sale came from individual gamers and groups that include Twitch streamers, virtual real estate firms, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) like Yield Guild Games recorded for the remaining.
More so, purchasing and owning the virtual land in Ember Sword provides gamers the opportunity to share in trading fees. And they can earn Ember, the game’s ERC-20 token, from economic activity on and around their online plots of land.
The CEO of Bright Star Studios and Ember Sword, Mark Laursen, stated,
“We are working to develop a player-driven economy that allows gamers to earn rewards and make money through in-game activities, including the creation of unique, tradable NFT items”.
Accordingly, Bright Star Studios, the game’s Danish developer, will classify according to their applications before selecting candidates to purchase 6,000 plots of land available in the Solarwood Nation. Solarwood Nation, one of the Ember Sword’s four virtual worlds.
Henceforth, in the Ember Sword MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) the sale of land is the second till now. Nearly 14,000 applicants from the community took part in the sale for a game that not yet release so far. And alpha testing not expected until next year.
Moreover, huge prices are being paid for virtual plots of land in the various crypto virtual worlds. A small number of successful blockchain games are actually out there, so think about what is to come.
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