Web3 entertainment company Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) is launching a new Play-to-Earn (P2E) NFT game on the PlayMining GameFi platform, titled The Lost Archive +, in late May.
Lost Archive + is a card game that combines deck building with strategic placement. It is free to play, but the collectible NFT cards can boost the chances of winning in various ways, depending on the card type.
It is the sixth P2E game to launch on the platform, following other GameFi titles such as JobTribes, Cookin’ Burgers, Menya Dragon Ramen, Lucky Farmer and Graffiti Racer.
Before its release, a presale for the game’s NFT collection will commence on the PlayMining NFT marketplace in late April.
“We are strongly committed to building value for our platform and sure that Lost Archive + will be a hit with our PlayMining community of over 2.7 million people,” said Kozo Yamada, PlayMining co-founder and co-CEO.
“We are strongly committed to building value for our platform and sure that Lost Archive will be a hit with our PlayMining community of over 2.7 million people,”
Kozo Yamada, PlayMining co-founder and co-CEO.
Lost Archive +’s gameplay, design
In Lost Archive +, players can mix and match their deck of collectible cards before battling another player or an NPC in the story mode.
The goal of each match is to reduce their opponents’ physical strength to zero while protecting their own minions – the character cards.
To do that, players use “mana” points to deploy cards on the game board and strategically position them to either weaken the opponents or strengthen the allies.
Apart from minions, players can summon relic cards, which are object cards that can grant both temporary and permanent effects.
Finally, there are spell cards that have instant magical effects, ranging from damaging enemy minions to healing and supporting a player’s minions. However, these cards cannot be placed on the board.
Lost Archive + features artworks that reflect a setting that interweaves sword and sorcery with technology.
Its storyline tells the tale of three distinct superpowers – Ardbeg is a fast-evolving civilization, Kalila is a nature-focused nation and Port Ellen is a magical land situated on a floating continent.
The three factions are at war after breaking a peace treaty, and the players are the ones who determine who will come out as a winner.
The collectible NFTs within the game can help players collect more DEAPcoin ($DEP), just like in any other PlayMining game. Players can use these coins to buy game utility NFTs on popular exchange platforms, including OKX, Bitmart, Uniswap and Bitrue.
Using these NFT cards in a battle deck can boost the players’ stamina and the acquired battle points.
Stamina is needed to participate in ranked battles. By participating, they can earn battle points that they can convert to crystals. Those crystals can then be converted to DEP.
Players also have the option to lend their NFTs to others, with crystals earned from a borrowed NFT split between the borrower and the NFT owner based on a pre-determined ratio. This provides an opportunity for players without NFTs to benefit from the Play-to-Earn aspect of Lost Archive +.
Partnership with Clover Lab
Unlike its card game predecessor, JobTribes, DEA didn’t make Lost Archive +. Instead, they partnered with Clover Lab, a Japanese game studio established in 2009, to delegate the development process.
Lost Archive + will be the second third-party game on the platform after Menya Dragon Ramen was released last year. By releasing the game on the PlayMining GameFi platform, Clover Lab can claim most of the value generated by Lost Archive +, including NFT royalties.
“A large part of our business model is predicated on championing ‘GameFi-for-Good’ to make a social impact,” said DEA’s other co-founder and co-CEO Naohito Yoshido.
According to him, the company is continually exploring new ways to support “real people” with their games, and an excellent approach to accomplish this is by helping “indie game developers.”