Dark Frontiers Roadmap Update

2022 so far has been a great year for Dark Frontiers! We have managed to deliver many things (please see the entire list below). Yet, the crowning achievement in our journey so far has been the success of our influencer livestreams. The community got an exclusive chance to experience Dark Frontiers this early in development, with some streamers clocking in more than a couple of hours of gameplay and being free to choose how they want to play. To further emphasize this point — we are one of the first high-quality games on blockchain that had live streaming sessions with prominent Twitch streamers!

The streamers & viewers have greatly appreciated Dark Frontiers and gave us insightful reviews together with some valuable feedback. You have been heard! We are eager to implement your suggestions and to further improve Dark Frontiers before we open up the pre-alpha testing for NFT holders.

The past few months of production have allowed us to implement a lot of new features and content into the game. As well as helping us to better estimate our delivery speed together with the quality benchmarks we want Dark Frontiers to meet. In turn, we have decided to adjust the scope of the project to make sure we deliver the absolute best blockchain gaming experience!

Here is a side-by-side look at the old roadmap compared to the list of things that were achieved during this year so far:

Roadmap Q1 2022 Goals

  • Pre-alpha Streamathon
  • Yield-generating Land Ownership
  • Integration of NFT Marketplace with Blockchain

What was Achieved in Q1 2022

  • Yield-generating Land Ownership
  • Integration of NFT Marketplace with Blockchain
  • Improved Animations
  • Quest System
  • 28 Story Missions
  • Oxygen Mechanics
  • NFT Item Integration With the Game + Web + Blockchain
  • Token Conversion in-game + Web + Blockchain
  • Concepts for New Environment Areas
  • Concepts for New Enemy NPCs

Roadmap Q2 2022 Goals

• Pre-alpha launch! including full implementation of P2E

Full implementation of P2E is ready! However, we want the game to be finished at its core so the game’s economy doesn’t suffer from it as we know that it is a priority for our community.

  • New environments, monsters, loot, and expanded storyline — Goal reached
  • Expanded set of available NFTs (equipment, items, gadgets) — Goal reached

We’ve created 5 different biomes, many different enemy types, and loot (however, not everything has been publicly revealed yet).

  • Exclusive Chance to Play Dark Frontiers (for NFT-owners Only)
  • PvP Content
  • Unveiling of in-game Community Events
  • $DARK Burn
  • Gamestarter NFT Spacesuits
  • Extensive Marketing Campaign
  • Activation of NFT Merging and Upgrading for a New Tier of Gameplay

These items have been moved to a later date. As we have decided to make Dark Frontiers’ scope bigger compared to our initial aims so that the game itself is more detailed, exciting, and immersive! Providing sustainable, long-term gameplay experience, which means better core mechanics, a bigger world, improved gameplay loops, and longer playtime.

What was Achieved in Q2

  • Pre-alpha Stremathon
  • Marketplace Launched
  • Expanded Set of Available NFTs
  • New Environments, Monsters, Loot, and Expanded Storyline
  • Basic Skills and Level System for Character Progression
  • Map Area Markers and HUD Interface
  • Interactive Game Map
  • Skybox and Cloud Layer Improvements
  • Inventory System Improvements
  • Concepts for Area Bosses
  • Monologues for NPCs
  • Main Quest Series Improvements
  • Models and Textures for 8 New Enemy NPCs
  • Improved Lightning for Game Areas
  • Set Dressing for New Map Areas
  • Major Game User-Interface, User Experience (UI/UX) Overhaul
  • Game Sounds and Soundtracks
  • Level Design for New Map Locations
  • Various Environment Assets
  • Lore Expansion for Different Areas, Items

Roadmap Q3/Q4 2022 Goals

  • Release of Alpha Version (PC + MAC)
  • Discovery of a New Planet, with Distinct Settings, Quests, Enemies, and Resources to Explore!
  • Launch of Spaceship NFTs! For Interplanetary Travel and Even More Rewarding Gameplay

As we are increasing/detailing our scope, the release of Alpha version, new planet, and spaceship NFTs is going to come later.

  • Arrival of area bosses, for additional challenges and rewards

We are on track to release this content in Q4

Updated Roadmap

2022 Q3

  • Vastly bigger world.
  • Party System — Play with your friends cooperatively or competitively, where you either share resources or compete for them.
  • New equipable items, suit modifications — Helmets, gloves, etc.
  • Dark Frontiers game launcher — auto-updates, news
  • Consumable Items — Healing items, stamina boosters, damage modifiers, etc.
  • 4 new resource types & tools for their extraction
  • 100% of all base enemy NPCs — 25 total unique NPCs.
  • Improved animations, materials & mechanics for players and aliens
  • Interactable environment objects — Doors, triggers, quest-related things.
  • Many other improvements to current mechanics — UI, controls, gameplay

2022 Q4

  • Exclusive early access to play Dark Frontiers for suit owners — This will not allow players to keep progress for when the game launches — everything will be wiped including DFCC and NFTs collected.
  • Bosses — 3 unique world bosses.
  • PVP & Weekly Events
  • In-game trading of non-NFT items — You’ll be able to trade resources and other non-NFT items
  • Non-NFT item crafting
  • Other small improvements to current mechanics
  • Completely renewed website & dashboard
  • Other improvements to current mechanics
  • $DARK burn
  • Gamestarter NFT spacesuits
  • Extensive marketing campaign

2023 Q1-Q2

  • Early access launch v2 (multiple opportunities to play the game) — Stress test, server optimizations. Progress most likely will be wiped.
  • Polishing existing game features, and bug fixes.
  • Crime & Prison System — Crime system for illegal PVP. Jail time.
  • NFT item merging system — Merging owned NFTs into better ones with a random chance of destroying or getting better NFTs.
  • Unique NFT Item Skills & Stats — Unique stats and skills generated for each NFT.
  • Guild & Friend Systems
  • Other improvements to current mechanics

2023 Q2-Q4

  • Early access launch v3 (multiple opportunities to play the game). Stress test, server optimizations. Progress could be wiped, but we hope it won’t be needed.
  • Oxygen Mechanic remake — You will need to refill oxygen more often as a survival mechanic.
  • New suits and gear — Cheap NFTs for mass adoption.
  • Asteroids & Instanced Planet
  • Space Taxis
  • Spaceships
  • Base Building on Land — (Concept phase, likely will not be fully functional)
  • Other improvements to current mechanics

Please keep in mind that this roadmap is a general outline of what we aim to achieve and by when. Changes can happen — it’s all part of the development process. Especially when the project is as ambitious as Dark Frontiers! We want to bring a truly immersive and fun experience, never before seen on blockchain!

Follow our updates and newest content on Dark Frontiers social media channels!

About Dark Frontiers

“Dark Frontiers” is the newest, gamified space realm governed by a Gamestarter produced DAO. As NFT standards and values are shifting towards promoting use-cases, Dark Frontiers’ goal is to drive mainstream adoption by enhancing the usability of NFTs through staking, item ownership, and the creation of real-world value through in-game items.

Embarking on the gamified metaverse, players will pilot their own spaceship and conquer new planets, defeat oppositions, form guilds and capture new and unique NFTs that can either be built on or sold on the open markets.

The $DARK token in Dark Frontiers will cover an array of opportunities. For players interested in dominating entire sections of a universe, say, by owning a moon, or a planet, they can use this digital plot of land to earn interest on their $DARK. The token will not only be used for staking, but players can also purchase and upgrade their starship Galactica’s using $DARK. After upgrading your ship for universal domination, you are prepared to stand head-to-head with other opponents that are in your way!

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