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April 22, 2021
Partner Spotlight: Dark Country - NFT Card Game x Metaverse
Partner Spotlight: Dark Country - NFT Card Game x Metaverse

This is a guest blog post from the Dark Country team. Watch our full AMA replay with the Dark Country team on YouTube.

Hello to the entire cryptogaming and NFT community! We are the Dark Country team, and today, we’re thrilled to announce our revolutionary trading card game is coming to Flow blockchain.

Building on Flow was a top priority for our team, joining one of the fastest growing blockchains in the world. We can’t wait to share a bit more about what makes Dark Country such an exciting NFT-based trading card game, so let’s dive right in.

Dark Country Gameplay

What is Dark Country?

Dark Country is an NFT trading collectible card game based in the American Gothic setting, inspired by all-time classics like Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. At its core, Dark Country is the kind of trading card game collectors have grown to love for decades, with brand new gameplay possibilities and systems enabled by blockchain technology.

Our project has been in development for the past two years, and the Alpha version of the game is available for both PC and Mac via Over 50,000 player vs. player games have already been played as of today, and the community continues growing with regular tournaments, new gameplay and feature updates, and fresh card sets releases.

In Dark Country you can:

📍 Pick one of four races

📍 Build your deck of cards with creatures, spells and items to use against players online

📍 Win when you reduce your opponent’s health to zero

Check out some gameplay footage in this video to get a feel for what it’s like to battle in Dark Country.

Introducing Dark Country Lands

One of the unique systems that sets Dark Country apart are Dark Country Lands. These “Lands” are built across multiple blockchains, designed to play, collaborate, and fight across several worlds. Each Dark Country continent is based on a different blockchain (FLOW, WAX etc.), with an option to create more than one continent on each blockchain.

Lands are the ultimate game asset that players can own in the Dark Country universe. They provide access to quest zones and generate Shadow Dimes, an in-game currency for both landowners and players. 

Each land has a key influence parameter dependent on the land’s rarity, position, plot development status, and hosted activities. The higher the influence, the more Shadow Dimes go to the Landlord.

Integrating Lands with Play2Earn Gameplay

Introducing Lands creates an exciting new gameplay layer to Dark Сountry, integrating existing card game mechanics to create an absolutely new Play2Earn experience for players and Landlords:

  • The main goal of a Landlord is to have the highest Influence level of a Land plot. This can be done by making his Land plot the most attractive for players by hosting game activities like PvP, and land development with buildings.
  • Card game PvP battles will “take place” on Land plots, rewarding players and Landowners with Shadow Dimes for core in-game activity. 
  • The initial Land-based gameplay will happen via sending a “Deck” — a set of 5 or more Dark Country cards — on a quest to a chosen Land plot.

Dark Country Metaverse

How Land rarity works

We are offering 4000 land plots for the Genesis Dark Country Land Sale on Flow, the first ever land sale for Dark Country.

Lands are placed within different zones of rarity on the map: Mythical, Legendary, Epic, Rare and Common. Each has an influencing parameter depending on the position in relation to the map-center. This impacts your land's farming capabilities, and is calculated depending on the zone rarity and position relative to the central point.

Here’s an example of what that looks like on a continent:

The first Land Packs presale

There will be three types of Land packs available in our first presale drop: Rancho (the smallest), Mayor’s (middle-sized), and Governor’s (the largest). Each pack will contain a Land Plot card, plus cards from a brand new Vampire set.

Higher tier packs will provide increased chances for you to get a land plot with a higher rarity! Here’s a breakdown of how land rarity will be distributed across pack types:

And one last exciting note we think users will love — each land plot will have a unique name. Learn more about Dark Country lands in this detailed blog post.

Flow exclusive Vampire cards

As a bonus to commemorate launching Dark Country on Flow, we've created a set of 50 unique vampire cards that will be offered within the Land Sale packs exclusively for Flow users. Don't miss your chance to own these awesome NFTs, and learn more about them in our full breakdown!

So, how do you buy?

The Dark Country Lands NFTs will be available for purchase with Flow tokens via the Blocto wallet. Get your Blocto wallet here if you don’t own one yet. 

The unpacking process

Your packs will be delivered to your Blocto immediately when a purchase happens. You can keep or trade them via the official Dark Country website, or third-party marketplaces once they support the blockchain associated with the lands you own. Unpacking will be available within four weeks after the initial sale completion.

How To Join the Dark Country Presale (Whitelist Only)

So, you’re ready to step into the Dark Country? Great! We can’t wait to see our community grow on Flow.

After analyzing numerous drops across projects, we wanted to implement a model that would maximize fair distribution and user participation. We devised a combination of whitelist and queuing system to address most common issues. Please note that during presale drop day, only users who have joined the waitlist will be able to join, to avoid sudden spikes and bot activities. You can learn more about both waitlist and queuing system here.

Just head over to the Dark Country Genesis Presale Page, hit the waitlist button and sit in the first row!

Thank you for checking out what we’ve been working on, we look forward to seeing you battling out in the Dark Country soon! Join our Discord community, follow us on Twitter, and learn more about Dark Country

The Dark Country Team