Among Gala Games’ many upcoming Web3 offerings is Mirandus, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a medieval fantasy world—with a first-person point of view. and a minimalist visual aesthetic.
While still in development, Decrypt had the opportunity to check out an early tech test of the game itself and experience a taste of what To be surprised have something to offer. In short, the game mixes relaxing farming and crafting mechanics with dangerous quests in the world outside the castle walls, where goblins and wolves await their next kill—you.
Here’s a sneak peek into the world of Mirandus:
Gala Games co-founder and lead developer of Mirandus Michael McCarthy also participated Decrypt during the tech test. In a previous interview, McCarthy shared his perspective on the importance of highly realistic audio and in-game, real-time voice communication that he believes will collectively enhance the gaming experience—as opposed to traditional text chat, which is common in other games. MMORPG like World of Warcraft (WoW) .
While Mirandus has the potential to be the Web3’s WoW, based on what we’ve seen and played so far, it will also appeal to Minecraft and Animal Crossing fans looking for a high-stakes game. There is a lot of strategy to develop here.
If the game gets enough players to continue to populate the world, then it has the potential to become more immersive, as McCarthy says Mirandus no characters are unplayable (NPCs) to populate the population. Currently, it appears that the only NPCs in the game are monsters and animals that players must kill in order to survive and obtain items, which are used for crafting weapons, outfits, and other items.
The success of most online games relies on the number of active players—and that can prove true for a game without NPCs in the mix. If Mirandus doesn’t ultimately command a large audience once launched, then the world may feel less immersive and fun. Gala also needs to develop complex, team-based boss fights down the line to appeal to traditional MMORPG fans.
When it comes to crypto elements, Mirandus offers tons of NFTs, putting almost every aspect of the game on-chain. I demoed a crypto-free version, but it’s clear from the current NFT offerings at Gala that it has big ambitions for tokenized in-game assets.
Gala sells playable characters in five races, horses, in-game buildings, and boats, to name a few tokenized in-game offerings. At the time of writing, the OpenSea market there are over 196,000 different Mirandus NFTs listed—some starting at less than $10 each. However, the characters usually sell for $150-200 each, as of this writing. Mirandus has already seen over 16,900 ETH in total volume traded, or nearly $31 million worth.
While potentially expensive NFTs may be a major obstacle for some gamers, Mirandus remains one of Web3’s most promising games in development thanks to its ambitious vision for an immersive, player-run medieval that world.