Walking Dead: Empires is an upcoming survival MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on blockchain technology and developed by Ember entertainment. Gala Games, the publisher of this game, announced this upcoming game at the Galaverse event in Las Vegas. This will be the first blockchain game in the universe of the Walking Dead series.
From the teaser, we can see that it is an isometric game. The game’s objective is to survive and earn money to live in a post-apocalypse world. Players can fight zombies, create weapons, collect and craft items, defend their land, or challenge other players by taking their property and getting benefits.
Wait, that’s not the end; here comes the game’s special feature, which allows you to buy digital land using cryptocurrency and build your colony there. This feature is gaining popularity in the gaming industry. Blockchain technology in these types of gaming is driven by non-fungible tokens (NFTs), digital assets that represent in-game content. Using NFTs in gaming environments grants players ownership of game assets instead of game creators. So, presumably, NFTS will be used in this game.
Walking Dead: Empires falls in the category of rapidly growing blockchain gaming market that is trending currently and has a bright future because players can buy lands as digital assets and could sell and trade them with fellow players. However, an official description of the working and elements of Walking Dead Empires has not been released yet.
The Walking Dead franchise is basically based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series. The previous releases of the Walking Dead games have not garnered much popularity; however, this one seems to be promising due to the blockchain feature. The game also allows you to invite players to your land to benefit from what they reap and build on your base. You have to hunt for supplies, construct your new home and do whatever it takes to save your base. In the end, you have to craft weapons to protect yourself from the zombies.
It has also been told that the developers will allow players to buy land before releasing in the form of “dead claims” to claim some land after proper release. The game is coming to PC in the coming months, but a release date has not been announced yet.