Q3-4 – 2021
- Build core team
- Plan game universe
- Complete project concept
- Build game mechanics
- Define economy system
- Build communities
- Launch first version of website
Q1 – 2022
- Complete litepaper and pitch deck
- Alpha test game
- Partners & backers
- Complete plot intro video
- Private sale
- CoinMarketCap listing
- CoinGecko listing
- Audit smart contract
- Major website update
- Game demo release
Q2 – 2022
- NFT refinement
- Launch marketplace (phase 1)
- Launch Kingdom Guardian (a farming feature)
- Beta test game
- PVC mainnet
- Release on Android (APK)
Q3 – 2022
- Hero awakening
- Major website update
- Test game phase 3
- Adventure & events
- Release on iOS
Q4 – 2022
- Clan system
- 2nd gen NFT offerings
- New characters & items
- Beta test PvP (Competitive)
Q1 – 2023
- New characters & items
- Launch game phase 4
- Battle royale
- Medieval world
- AR integration
Q2 – 2023
- Release meta pixel
About the Game
Ashward is a Play-To-Earn NFT game in which users collect heroes to defeat the monsters that have invaded the land. Players are able to collect various types of NFT heroes, each with unique attributes and skills. They can also adopt NFT Pets as a useful resource during battles (still in progress).
Ashward has a system in which players can select from a variety of game modes. Users need an NFT Hero to battle either the game’s AI or other players.
There are 6 game modes in total:
Casual (PvE Mode): Players can warm up outside of the battle royale game mode or pick any map to start playing and earning. Players have to put together a team of 4 NFT heroes (if the player cannot provide 4 heroes, the game will provide a bot with similar attributes. However, the bots do not generate rewards). Players are rewarded depending on the damage inflicted and the results of the battles.
Adventure (PvE Mode): Players progress through the game story in the form of different levels.
Competitive (PvP Mode): Players are ranked depending on their performance in battles. Users have to form a team of 4 NFT heroes to fight in the arena against other players.
Battle Royale (PvP Mode): Up to 50 players join the arena to fight against each other. The last player standing is the winner and gets a reward.
Kingdom Guardian (Farming): Players can send their NFT heroes to the borderlands to protect their kingdom. The rewards depend on the time they spend protecting the kingdom. In other words, players stake their NFTs to earn tokens.
Raid (PvP Mode): Players can team up with each other to form a clan and take down the boss in boss fights.
Players also have the chance to obtain NFT heroes and pets through the marketplace, with various styles, attributes and stats:
- Melee (Hero): Equipped with closed range weapons, so they have a short attack range. They are powerful
- Ranged (Hero): Can attack from a distance. They are equipped with bows and guns
- Mage (Hero): Somewhat weak, but with special attacks
- Pets: Under development
Heroes also have different grades that will determine their max level, appearance, skills and reward earning potential:
- Common (Green)
- Rare (Blue)
- Epic (Purple)
- Legendary (Red)
- Mythical (Yellow)
Players need to connect their wallet to the game and buy at least 1 NFT on the marketplace to start playing.
Total Token Supply: 1,000,000,000
Players can earn tokens by completing quests, farming, and ranking higher on the leaderboard.
The token is used for in-game activities as well as upgrading and improving NFTs.
$ASC can be staked for a greater token return.
- Players can earn tokens by winning battles in various game modes
- Users can complete daily and weekly quests as well as special events to earn $ASC
- Staking $ASC is another way for players to get more tokens in return
- Trading NFTs and items in the marketplace for $ASC
- Players can rent their NFTs to other players and split the rewards
“I feel like this project is trying to target everyone, from the more casual player to the more competitive gamer. It has 6 different game modes which, in my opinion, is a lot, but it opens the door for every type of player to get started. Also, the more casual or beginner-level player can still earn tokens and NFTs, which is another great thing about the game. They have a good number of followers across multiple platforms, which shows that they are creating a good community and building trust.
The project uses pixel art to attract people through nostalgia and while I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a downside, I do think that it won’t be for everyone. Many people want AAA graphics in their favorite games. On another note, the project is still under development in terms of the gameplay and many important features. Players do need to make an investment to start playing, which is a bit odd because they’re effectively “asking” you to invest in a game that isn’t not fully developed yet. We will need to hope for the best and wait for the team to deliver the game they are promising.”