As the crypto market is picking up, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering around its previous all-time high, a refreshed public interest in the broader Web3 space is also expected. Accounting for the biggest portion of on-chain activity throughout the last year, blockchain gaming has the potential to enjoy the upcoming bull season from the first row. 

However, the so-called “crypto spring” will also be a determining time for the majority of blockchain projects regarding whether they continued to build during the bear market or just tried to get on the hype train.  

Web3 games that struggle with their in-game economy and are unable to deliver quality gameplay are doomed to be left behind as the Web3 community, both newcomers and experienced blockchain users, continue to move forward with new and exciting projects.  

Blockchain meets the Gold Rush era 

Alaska Gold Rush (AGR) is a multi-product Web3 project developed by Baked Games, an independent gaming studio with a decade of experience. It seeks to combine traditional gaming with blockchain technology and an engaging game lore.  

Using the historic Klondike Gold Rush era of the late 1890s as its setting, AGR introduces the players to an open world through the first-person perspective to offer an immersive experience where they can explore the harsh yet beautiful landscapes of Alaska, mine gold and compete with other players in duels. 

Players can get crucial in-game items, including pickaxes, weaponry and land, as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) while facing the dangers of Alaska along their adventures. The CARAT tokens stand at the core of the game’s play-to-earn (P2E) mechanics

The game introduces an engaging story set during the Gold Rush era. Source: Alaska Gold Rush

As players dig out in-game GOLD tokens from the rivers and mines of Alaska with their NFT-powered equipment, they will have the opportunity to convert the gold into CARAT tokens, with the latter having real-world value. Users can equip their character with new gear and weapons from the local store at a fixed price or they can check the upcoming in-game NFT marketplace to find better prices from other players.

Single-player Web3 gaming inbound 

Following the closed beta test of the Alaska Gold Rush Arenas, the first title of the AGR universe, the Baked Games team plans a public launch with player-versus-player (PvP) elements as Season 1 of AGR. The second season will see the launch of a marketplace, new battle royale maps and a team deathmatch mode through the first half of 2024.  

Players need to survive the harsh environment of Alaska while seeking gold. Source: Alaska Gold Rush 

A single-player campaign, also known as the player-versus-environment (PvE) mode, and new maps will premiere later this year. 

Equipped with the long-term vision of creating an ecosystem that spans multiple products where players can “spend quality time, socialize, trade and compete with their friends,” Baked Games seeks to create a world revolving around treasure hunting and fortune-building that goes far beyond the state of Alaska.  

Blending innovative technology with immersive storytelling promises a future where Web3 gaming becomes a digital journey into uncharted territories. Unique gaming experiences powered by blockchain and NFTs are set to redefine engagement, transforming players from mere participants to architects of their own adventures.

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