Recently, the co-founder and designer of BlockCities.io, Preston Attebery, gave a first-hand introduction to BlockCities, a city-building game built on the Ethereum blockchain. If you're a fan of city building games like SimCity, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and City Skylines, perhaps you'll also be interested in a truly decentralized city building game, BlockCities.
What Is BlockCities?
BlockCities is designed to be an endless city-builder where players can let their creativity go wild, design cities, own buildings, trade units, and much more. It's a game for aspiring architects, urbanists and designers, and above all, for the fans of the city-building genre.
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In the game, players will have to strategically purchase, collect and deploy the right set of buildings in order to construct fully-functional and beautiful cities. Players will also use their creativity and build unique configurations in order to climb up the leaderboard.
How Will The Game Work?
The game went live last week. In the game, players can collect ‘the classics’, that is, historical structures and buildings like 233 South Wacker (Chicago), 56 Leonard (New York), and 133 PeachTree (Atlanta).
The game will also feature special, limited edition buildings that will only be produced once and never again. Effectively, these will also be the most valuable crypto assets in the game, and can only be obtained through in-game's leaderboard system. To obtain one of these buildings, you have to be among the first 50, 100, 250, or 500 builders!
Collecting The Eras
Those who join the game early will be entitled to what is called "The Founder Collection". The Founder Collection will feature era-related buildings in the following order:
- The Modern Era - as the name suggests, the modern era will feature modern buildings found in various USA cities (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc.) Modern Era buildings are live right now!
- The Art Deco Era - the Art Deco era will feature the most notable buildings that were built in that era. Think Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza. We don't know when will these buildings be available for purchase; all we know is that they're coming soon…
The Mystery Era - this one is truly a mystery. On the BlockCities webpage, it says "Help us choose the next collection", so we imagine that the game's early adopters will be able to choose which collections will the Mystery Era feature.