Dark Frontiers Development Update #9

Dark Frontiers
3 min readDec 28, 2022


Happy holiday season Astronauts! Luna is looking pretty this time of the year ;). The Dark Frontiers team has been hard at work to meet our goals for Q4 since the last development update. With the year-end fast approaching, we are setting our aims towards 2023 and the exciting journey ahead that awaits. So let’s take a look and see what new features have been added to the game in the last 3 months and what’s next on the horizon!

Updates From Outside of the Game

  • Hosted Another successful playtest. This time exclusive to contest winners and active DF community members
  • New server location in South-East Asia opened
  • New DF website and dashboard in development
  • Intro cinematic for the game

Game Mechanics

  • PVP — implemented an open world PVP zone and Melee combat PVP
  • Implemented Non-NFT item crafting system + recipes
  • 200+ new items + icons added to the game for crafting
  • Physics update

World and NPCs

  • 4 new enemies (models, textures, animations) for Desert area
  • Updates to current Enemies (system, animations, drops)
  • Water + swimming functionality included to the game
  • Level design V2 + resources upgrade
  • New assets + textures added to the game

UI/UX Improvements

  • Improved player animations, status effects (buffs, debuffs), item stats
Player Charater Stun Animation

Currently in Development

  • Preparations for January Playtest
  • Arena PVP mode
  • Quest content
  • New Locations
  • UI/HUD Improvements
  • Balancing of the game
  • Quality of life updates

About Dark Frontiers

Dark Frontiers is a new sci-fi mmo developed by Gamestarter, in which GameFi & NFTs play a vital role in all major aspects of this high-tier quality project: NFTs will be used for staking, item ownership, and the creation of real-world value through in-game items.

The title features high-quality graphics, a stellar soundtrack, and an overall feel which will remind the player of great off-chain titles

Starting from a rugged moon base, the players will fight aliens and join alliances, form guilds, defeat PVE and PVP opposition, and discover new NFTs that can either be used to enhance one’s arsenal, or can be sold on secondary markets.

Dark Frontiers will be the first title to implement Gamestarter’s revolutionary Play 2 Immerse (P2I) playing mode: This model aims to leverage the gaming communities & guilds, and rewards the most active players for their in-game and off-game actions: players will be earning $DARK tokens by helping out newbies, writing how-to guides, and being a pillar of the Dark Frontiers in general.

The $DARK token is where both players and token holders will be able to benefit: players will be able to buy upgrades and plots of land with the token, and owning land, a moon or a planet, will generate interest for the player staking property. This will create a virtuous circle, where the price of $DARK will increase, thus benefiting token holders too.

Strap your space suit, set your phasers on kill: it’s time to explore the galaxy!

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Dark Frontiers is a P2E virtual world, produced by Gamestarter.com and powered by $DARK