The Six Dragons is a blockchain-backed Open World RPG currently in development. It features a fantasy background that includes six evil dragons (hence the name) who have corrupted the world and turned some areas into dark, ghost-filled realms.
The Six Dragons alpha is slated to open in December, 2019. This article will explain everything we know about the game so far. We'll go over the gameplay trailer, features of the game, and the technology it uses.
We'll strive to give you enough information to decide whether you want to participate as an alpha tester – or ultimately, as a player when the game releases.
Six Dragons Trailer
The developer has released a gameplay trailer. It looks like a standard 3D RPG, with a menu interface and health icon that are very reminiscent of Guild Wars 2.
Gameplay is shown from a first-person perspective in the trailer, although the game may also allow for third-person in a later version.
Areas shown in the trailer include a lush forest and a marsh with several log cabins sitting nearby. The player character enters a teleporter that looks similar to the “wayshrines” found in GW2 or Elder Scrolls: Online.
From the looks of it, The Six Dragons will have great graphics and an immersive world. It's too early to say how much fun the game will be, but at least it won't look cheesy or ugly.
Six Dragons Gameplay
The developer has given some details about how gameplay will work in The Six Dragons. Here is what we know so far.
Crafting will be a major feature of The Six Dragons gameplay. The best weapons in the game will only be available from crafting. These weapons will require reagents that drop from major bosses, including dragons.
There will also be a second, slightly lower tier of weapons that can either be crafted or looted from bosses. In this case, players will be able to avoid having to farm weapons if they learn to craft instead.
The best armor in the game will also be obtainable from either crafting or killing mobs.
The developer of The Six Dragons claims the game will reward players for exploration. Random treasure chests will spawn throughout the gameworld.
Some of these chests will contain potions or common reagents while other, more rare chests will contain Epic gear.
When it comes to leveling, The Six Dragons team says there will be multiple ways to progress. Players will be able to gain levels by questing or killing mobs, as usual. But they will also gain experience from crafting or exploring and finding treasure chests.
The team believes this will allow the game to appeal to a broad audience with many different types of players.
Six Dragons technology: Enjin Coin and Enjin Efinity
Enjin Coin (ENJ)
Enjin Coin is a cross-platform cryptocurrency token created especially for PC and mobile games. It allows game developers to create in-game items and turn them into collectibles that can be moved between games.
To create an item in the ENJ universe, a game developer must acquire a certain amount of ENJ. This ENJ is put into a smart contract and held there. The only way to get this ENJ back is to destroy the item.
This creation process is called “minting” an item.
There is one particular ENJ item, called The Monolith, that is minted from over $100,000 worth of ENJ.
Once the item is sold to a player, the player can then “melt” the item if he chooses. This destroys the item but allows the owner to recover the original ENJ used to mint it.
The idea behind this system is to provide a floor under the value of all items within the ENJ universe. Even if a particular game becomes unpopular, a player will still be able to “cash out” of the game by melting his assets.
In theory, this should create more confidence in a game's collectibles and allow the game to acquire more players.
All blockchain-backed items in The Six Dragons are minted using Enjin Coin.
Enjin Efinity is a feature for the ENJ platform that is under development and slated to be released in Q4 2019. The developer refers to it as the “lightning network” for ENJ. According to the developer, Enjin Efinity will allow for “nearly infinite volumes of transactions between millions of players and the game server,” yet also have transactions that “remain trustless and verified on the Ethereum blockchain.”
The developer has not explained how these speeds will be attained without compromising security. But one possibility is that it is implementing a DPoS sidechain similar to Loom Network. This solution seems to be growing more popular every day.
Enjin Efinity will also allow for new features such as token bundles (tokens made out of other tokens), non-fungible (unique) tokens, and new token supply models.
The developer of The Six Dragons has stated on Telegram that the game will only release “pending the Efinity release from Enjin.” This is probably because the game will require the high speeds of Efinity to process its transactions.
Getting into the Six Dragons alpha
Alpha testing for The Six Dragons should begin in December, 2019, according to the game's official Steam page. If you'd like to be one of the testers, there a few things you can do to get a leg up on the competition.
First, sign up for the game's newsletter. To do this, navigate to The Six Dragons official website, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and fill out the form at the bottom-right corner.
None of these things guarantees that you'll get into the alpha. But they certainly help.
The Six Dragons is an upcoming Single Player (for now) RPG with in-game items backed by Enjin Coin and verified on the Ethereum blockchain. It is still at an early stage of development, and many details of its gameplay are still not known.
In this article, we have provided what is known so far about this game. We've gone over the trailer and the developer's description of how the game will be played.
Hopefully, this has given you enough information to decide whether you want to test or play this game when it becomes available.
The Six Dragons has great graphics and uses unique technology. We'll be paying close attention to it as it develops in the future.