The burgeoning eSports and gaming industry now has its first ever cryptocurrency-backed Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, Beyond the Void.
Beyond the Void is a free-to-play game aiming to be one of the many titles disrupting the centralized gaming industry. Current popular centralized MOBA games like League of Legends (developed and published for Microsoft Windows and OS X by Riot Games) dominate the gaming market share. However, players never actually own the items they earn through gameplay or buy as in-game and online purchases. Beyond the Void is changing this by giving true ownership of items to the players (spaceship skins, portraits, event cards, etc.). Players are free to exchange these items on the Beyond the Void blockchain-based market.
To create value for Beyond the Void’s investors, they recently announced an ICO for their token Nexium (NxC) which is scheduled to run from November 1st through November 30th. In partnership with the crowdfunding group, OpenLedger, Beyond the Void is seeking to be the first competitive real-time strategy (RTS) MOBA game. Their game token Nexium, which is Ethereum-based and able to be exchanged for Ether, will be steadily “burned” over time to make the coin increasingly scarce, thus making the price of Nexium inflate due to a growing network of players.
With a competitive futuristic space theme where a player will lead their “army and mothership” to conquer the solar system and defeat opponents, each map is determined by events and outcomes the player encounters throughout the game. Strategy-based, Beyond the Void aims to be just as competitive and rewarding as the popular games out today, yet with the promise of full ownership of game items.
“We are creating a token: the “Nexium” (NxC) that will be used in the game and beyond. That token will be sold during the crowdfunding. Special discounts will be given for early adopters.
Becoming a partner during this period, gives you the opportunity to buy that token at the best moment and will give you some special unique assets that will not be reissued. You will proudly collect or resell them.
Finally be a partner is to become a full shareholder in a fantastic new kind of project based on the blockchain technology.”
After the completion of the crowdfunding, they plan to launch the next stages of their development. Since their game is currently in a playable Alpha mode, they have stated that the funding will go toward graphics, rendering, higher quality gaming visuals, “the matchmaking system, finance servers,” and more. Those who also participate in the crowdfunding project will be able to have access to demos and beta periods of the game- all validating the key stages of the game’s development.
The game’s goal is to be entertaining not just for the players, but for spectators as well. Beyond the Void aims to be a playable game within the eSports world of tournaments and to attract additional players through true asset-ownership with purchasable items that are both owned and traded at will by the players. With complete control, this will create a new gaming economic system that gives control not just to the developers, but more importantly, to the players. Assets in the game become assets in real life. This is a new MOBA and eSports concept that has the potential to completely overthrow the current gaming system by truly making gamers’ online worlds a reality.
The full press release:
Nexium Powered MOBA Game Beyond the Void Launches Its ICO for eSport and Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Alike
The world's first cryptocurrency powered MOBA game Beyond the Void launches its Nexium ICO.
LYON, France, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game platform, Beyond the Void has announced the launch of its month-long Nexium (NxC) crypto token crowdsale in association with OpenLedger, starting on November 1, 2016. The NxC tokens are created to foster the blockchain-token economy in eSports and beyond. With the introduction of NxC, Beyond the Void aims to become the first competitive real-time strategy (RTS) MOBA game to combine blockchain based ICO with blockchain token economy. The NxC tokens are backed by a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain.
Unlike other in-game cryptocurrencies, Beyond the Void's NxC offering allows players and investors to own the game platform itself, alongside the game developers. With Nexium ICO, Beyond the Void now holds the distinction of launching the world's first MOBA ICO. The game platform has already received widespread recognition in two major financial and cryptocurrency events — Money2020 and BitAngels CoinAgenda. Beyond the Void's initiative and OpenLedger's commitment to foster the global cryptocurrency start-ups has been media's favorite, receiving not one but two coverages on Forbes.
The extremely competitive Beyond the Void MOBA is a free-to-play game with NxC based player-owned economy created by graphic artist and founder Maxence Burgel,
"The game is designed to be competitive and playable in E-sport tournaments. We believe players should pay because they like the game and they have fun playing it. We don't want people to have to pay in order to enjoy the game,"
The player-owned in-game economy contains buyable items that can be owned and traded at will by players, creating limitless economic opportunities for players and developers alike. Beyond the Void has chosen to partner with well-established cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform OpenLedger.
"Beyond the Void shows the application of blockchain technology to mainstream industries. By accelerating their ICO crowdfunding, we will accelerate the spread of ICO culture and practices as well,"
Said Ronny Boesing, the CEO of OpenLedger crowdfunding ecosystem.
Beyond the Void and OpenLedger are offering three different ways for investors and gamers to be part of the ICO. Investors can choose any one of the following methods, which have their own advantages:
- Sponsor the gamer token NxC with an extra bonus on top – Those opting for this option can do so by directly visiting the ICO page on Beyond the Void website and following the instructions. Investors choosing this method are eligible for an addition 5% bonus, credited along with the purchased tokens to their respective ETH wallets up on the end of ICO. ETH is the accepted form of payment and a limited amount of 5 million BCY will be reserved for Bitcrystals holders.
- Subscribe to a token and trade it the same day – This option can be availed only on CCEDK ICO platform by choosing to subscribe to ICO prelaunch option. Investors will be ordering NxC asset backed by OpenLedger (OPEN.NxC) and they can trade the tokens on OpenLedger until the time of launch at an extra 4% premium on the going rate. Accepted form of payment includes BTC, BTS, ETH, SBD and more, including fiat options.
- Invest in the Nexium token indirectly by buying the ICOO digital token – This option allows investors to buy into all token crowdsales as well as any tokens received as payment for OpenLedger services in connection with token crowdsale. ICOO digital tokens can be bought directly from BTC Market and BTS Market.
The ICO will end on 30th November 2016. Beyond the Void has already set the milestones in place for a three-phased game release. More details are available on the platform's crowdfunding page.