Online Gaming: Fragnova Shows “Positive Side” of Web3 Tech with its First Game

Fragnova recently announced that Ambal Duels, a “free-to-play” strategy card game, will be the “first” blockchain-enabled game to be “built using the platform’s unique game development engine, Claymore.”

Using blockchain technology means the game will “have immutable assets and modding functionalities, allowing the community to create their own content that they can choose to monetize, thanks to the direct-to-creator royalties distribution that’s fundamental to Fragnova’s approach.”

Ambal Duels began life “as a successful Kickstarter campaign for the fantasy-themed strategy card game Ambal Tournament.”

Ambal Duels is reportedly “the first game to be built entirely using Fragnova’s decentralized model, and so is the platform’s first proof of concept game.”

The game’s development is “being led by Bernardo Bittencourt, a Founding member of Fragnova and the one-person team behind Salt Ring Games.”

Bernardo Bittencourt said:

“Bringing Ambal Tournament to the digital realm has been a passion project of mine, so I’m really excited we’ll be able to grow the game and share the fantasy world of Ambal with entirely new audiences. Fragnova is the perfect platform for Ambal Duels as the blockchain provides the ideal foundation for players to trade and collect cards. The platform’s focus on user-generated content and modding functionalities make Fragnova unique, enabling the community to express themselves creatively while keeping the game fresh with new content.”

Ambal Duels is “a strategic card game combining online RPG elements to create a fast-paced and highly customizable gameplay experience.”

There are “no monsters in Ambal Duels; instead, the game offers deep strategic options through spells and actions, putting players in the centre of the action.” The tides of battle constantly shift “thanks to blocks, interrupts and other unique mechanics, offering high replayability and evolving strategies.”

Fragnova’s aim is for the revenues in games “to be distributed more equitably to those who work on them through creating a decentralized gaming ecosystem underpinned by blockchain technology.”

When completed, Fragnova’s decentralized game development ecosystem “will include a dedicated game engine called Claymore, a Gamer Store offering in-game items or playable experiences (similar to elements of Playstation Dreams), and the Creator Store, a marketplace for developers filled with assets like 3D models, scripts or audio.”

As with any game developed on the Fragnova ecosystem, Ambal Duels’ developers and artists can realize the total value of their creations “thanks to the integration of blockchain technology that tracks the usage of those assets or items.”

Giovanni Petrantoni, President and Founder of the Fragnova Foundation, remarked:

“The game will allow people to see what our mission at Fragnova is all about and our long-term goal of bringing about decentralised game creation. I hope people will understand that just because the game is built using blockchain technology, it has nothing to do with Play 2 Earn or monetisation. Above all, we want to create a fun and enjoyable experience for our players. Blockchain is just a vehicle to help get us there and ensure game creators are fairly compensated.” 

Ambal Duels’ alpha is “planned for the start of 2023.”

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