After introducing “Dragon’s Tales”, the first massively multiplayer role-playing game (MMORPG) that works with Bitcoin, the world of cryptocurrency is now presenting a new similar title: “BitFantasy”.
The game, which is still is its beta stage, allows players to trade with each other during the action using Bitcoin. Its creator, Darren Tarbard, has spent the last 20 years developing software and he assures “BitFantasy” won’t be that kind of game where you have to pay in order to win.
In this Bitcoin-driven MMORPG, players live in an “infinite world and you explore it by building roads to discover new villages, resources or mysteries”, explains Tarbard. On the other side, there’s a “world-eating” monster that is destroying the land and, to make it worse, the royal guard has also started a revolt against the Queen. Guess who has to help her: you, of course!
“We expect BitFantasy to be playable by anyone with a modern web browser. This brings significant challenges based on the differences between browsers, particularly mobile, but we think it’s worth it to make it easy for everyone to access”, says the game’s creator.
Instead of going through a crowdfunding platform to launch the MMORPG, Darren Tarbard established a 0.01 BTC sign up price for the game. However, if you want to pay more you get some awesome perks.
According to Tarbard, the inclusion of Bitcoin in the game was a pragmatic choice: “I don’t think it would be possible to implement the direct player-to-player trading in any other way. For us to do the same thing with (for example) PayPal would require every player to have a PayPal merchant account, and for me to have their API keys and other shenanigans that I don’t even want to think about”.
If you want to apply and be one of the first players to try “BitFantasy”, go to the game’s website and apply.