Pirate Conquest is a brand new Cryptogame built on the Ethereum blockchain. Players will find themselves recruiting a variety of Pirate characters to their crew, upgrading ships, forming alliances, thieving, and more features to come.
On June 22nd, the team is commenced the pre-sale event for Pirate Conquest, allowing all interested players to get a head start before the game has it’s full launch. There will be three unique Pirates available for sale, with numbers limited to 30 of each Pirate. This is the only time these Pirates will be available for direct purchase. After this you will have to obtain these Pirates by trading for, recruiting, or stealing them from other players directly in the full game.
Pirate Conquest has been created by Livestar, a partner of Bitguild, and is comprised “of a team of passionate individuals aiming to create unique and engaging blockchain gaming experiences”.
A noteworthy feature is integration with two major established blockchain games: CryptoKitties and CryptoCountries. The first will allow players possessing a CryptoKitties token to generate an entirely new kind of ERC721 pirate cat for use in Pirate Conquest. These cats will help players protect their resources from mice, allowing them to gain a slight advantage.
To note the maximum CryptoKitties that can be exchanged to Pirate Kitties is nine. The latter will see players owning CryptoCountries gain a boost to their Honor production, greatly assisting their alliance in battles.
Players get one pirate boat when they start the game, which they will upgrade with one of the main resources of Pirate Conquest: Wood. After recruiting pirates from a crew of 9 different characters, each with a unique backstory and art, players will be obtaining equipment from opening chests, and using it to set sail in the high seas plus engage in battle. Pirates can be stolen from other players, by paying a higher recruitment fee to the original owner.
A special element here is that a player who owns all 9 unique Pirates at the same time becomes the “King of Pirates”. This player can then plunder from the market.
Three of these Pirates are only available in limited quantities during the pre-sale which will make them rare in-game and should allow them to be sold later on for a profit.
In order to protect their Pirates from being stolen by other people, players need to upgrade their Pirates by taking part in more battles to earn EXP. In a future update of Pirate Conquest, players will be able to form alliances and compete for “Honor”, which can be obtained by winning battles or selling cannonballs. The developers are aiming to create a system that both rewards the most invested and active players, as well as provide a fun experience for the casual or uncommitted users.
How Do You Sign Up for Pirate Conquest?
To interact with the game you will need to have the MetaMask plugin installed on your browser. From there, all you have to do is click the login link on the main page for and follow the prompts to register.
A roadmap is available for the project, where in the first version players will be able to recruit pirates, craft items, and improve their ships all in an effort to get a dividend payout from the player accumulated in-game pot. Future updates will see the inclusion of a marketplace, alliances, a battle system and an interesting system referred to as “King of Pirates”.
Online gaming is an area that is growing rapidly at the moment around the Ethereum ecosystem, some of the most popular dApps are games and their is a whole market being built around crypto collectibles with websites allowing you to auction off in-game items. Getting in early to new games offer you the chance to own rarer items and if the game takes off, earn a profit from selling the tokenized game items.
Pirate Conquest looks like an interesting game with a solid team behind it with a lot of experience developing games for mobile, Facebook and now the blockchain.