by Rebecca Addison & The Atlantean
Gala Games was founded by Eric Schiermeyer, Wright Thurston, and Michael McCarthy. Together, the three boast an impressive record in the blockchain and gaming industries. Schiermeyer co-founded social game developer Zynga. Thurston holds multiple patents on blockchain technology and was one of the first major miners in the cryptocurrency space. And, McCarthy was the creative director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2.
Last year, Gala released the global farming simulation Town Star. Their latest title, Mirandus, promises to deliver simulated dynamics unlike anything you've ever seen.
"Our goal in establishing this broad-based ecosystem is to create a limitless sandbox of creativity and adventure for our players,” Schiermeyer said in an October press release. “We want a player to be able to purchase a piece of land, build a farm or keep on that land, and be able to earn rewards through their interaction with the game world. We want to decentralize the billions spent in-game to share the rewards amongst all participants in the ecosystem."
In the world of Mirandus, there will only ever be five true kings who own the largest land deeds in the world: the kings of the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Wind, and the Earth. Each King will be imbued with powers relative to the sign of their corresponding citadel.
The Citadel of the Sun was the first citadel sold. It was executed on OpenSea.IO for $800,000 and was submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest single NFT transaction. For every citadel sold, Gala Games is increasing the price of the next. Gala Games went on to break their own NFT transaction record by selling the Citadel of the Stars for $1.6 million.
"Technology is now reaching a point where it is possible to give players immutable ownership of shards of a world. In Mirandus, you can be anyone you would like to be, venturing out into a rich world, to create your own stories and adventures,” McCarthy said in the release. "Land ownership in Mirandus will be truly powerful, especially for the top tier players. Land deeds will come with titles and the right to rule the land as the holder sees fit."
BGN is thrilled to see what else GALA Games has in store and can't wait to test drive this exciting new game. As promised, here's an early look into the world of Mirandus.
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