In my new series, I will be investigating each game using blockchain that has caught my eye. First up, we have one of the most anticipated of all the blockchain games: Age of Rust.
Age of Rust is a dark, sci-fi FPS, centered around action and adventure. You will explore abandoned space stations, caverns, and ruins in faraway worlds spanning over 250,000 km². You are a famed cipher-hackers in the 22nd century and were stored away for the future. With the universe plunged into chaos and AI in control, you’re brought back to solve myriad problems. This single-player game has triple-A looks, but most interesting to us, it utilizes blockchain assets and currencies, meaning the treasures you uncover in far corners of the universe are yours to own.
Age of Rust has been in the making since 2014 — long before the boom of cryptocurrencies — and the developers, SpacePirate Games, have announced that the beta will go live on Steam on March 19th 2021 for the price of $14.99. The game will be split into three seasons, with season one boasting approximately 40 hours of gameplay. Each season will be filled with easter eggs, bounties, and puzzles to be solved that will yield blockchain-backed items that you own.