Horizon Blockchain Games’ upcoming free-to-play blockchain-based card game SkyWeaver, has opened its final closed-beta season.
Horizon announced on March 21 that SkyWeaver season 0 had started. The season will be live before open-beta version of SkyWeaver is introduced.
The collectible card game uses non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum as in-game objects— which players can use either inside the game or trade on secondary markets.
When SkyWeaver reaches open beta, the in-game items obtained during season 0 will not be able to be used. However, players who are ranked among the top 500 in either mode of the game will be given a’ gold card’ which can be used in the open-beta version.
Horizon plans open-beta launch before 2021.
Players can receive and own in-game digital assets based on Ethereum
SkyWeaver boasts two distinct gameplay modes. Players are given a random deck of cards in’ discovery’ that they do not keep but can be used by winning to earn gold cards. If they have enough cards, the player can play in’ constructed’ mode— where they can choose to build their deck using the cards they have.
The game will feature ‘regular’ cards,’ silver’ cards and ‘gold’ cards when live. Standard cards are kept within the game, while the players own the silver and gold cards.
Silver cards can be purchased from Horizon, while Gold cards are obtained as in-game bonuses — and are the only form of a card that features scarcity due to a controlled release schedule.
Nonetheless, Horizon retains the right to change a card’s stats if it becomes unfair or detrimental to gameplay — which might have an unforeseen effect on the market value of gold cards.
Horizon Blockchain Games receives funding fro Co-founder of Reddit
On March 7, Horizon announced it had secured $5 million in a fundraising round led by Initialized Capital— the investment firm co-founded by Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder.
In a blog post, Blockchain Games co-founder Peter Kieltyka said the funds will be used to start SkyWeaver.
Initialized Capital also led the seed round of $3.75 million for Horizon in 2019.