- Hash Rush is a sci-fi RTS that has been in development for 4 years
- All players can now playtest by signing up for a Vorto Network account
I have a special affection for Hash Rush as it was one of the first handful of genuine blockchain games that were around when we started Token Gamer in 2018. In fact, if you look at our article from 2018, you’ll see that a lot has changed behind the scenes.
Though Hash Rush has been in development for four years and is still only now surfacing, it ought not to be discounted because of that. Believe me, the Hash Rush developers could have cashed in many times over the last four years, but didn’t. They have always preached that it’s a game first and blockchain takes a backseat, despite being Play-to-Earn (P2E).
What Is Hash Rush?
Hashrush is a sci-fi, play-to-earn Real-time Strategy (RTS) game on the NEAR protocol, a layer-1 Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain with a development platform. Previously, Hash Rush was on Ethereum, using ERC-721, but for obvious reasons, the developers have moved away from it.
The game is fully fleshed out in the sense that it has three game modes, different playable races and heroes, and a crafting system. Not to mention, it’s an attractive world and looks as the developer’s philosophy implies: game before blockchain.
How to Play Hash Rush
The playtest for Hash Rush has been behind closed doors where you needed a key to get in, but that has now been lifted; anyone can play. All you need to do is register for a Vorto Network account. Vorto is a company focused on P2E economies and the enabling of blockchain and NFTs for gaming studios. There is also a download link to the playtest client here.
Hash Rush has been a promising game for some time; it has a beautiful art style, complex gameplay, and a level of polish that is rare in current blockchain gaming. It is a project we have been rooting for over the last 4 years and it’s great to see an early version of the game open to the public. If you’re into the RTS genre and blockchain gaming, Hash Rush is a must-try.