The next playtest for Ember Sword opens later this month and offers players a chance to venture into the Ultra Deep, a network of caverns underneath Burkhalter’s Academy where bizarre and danerous experiments take place. Players can group up and compete to see who can complete the encounters in the fastest times!
Another playtest for Ember Sword, though this will be a more linear experience than previous playtests. In the Under Deep, players must navigate through an underground laboratory gone rogue, likely encountering a number of bizarre foes along the way!
So far, we’ve learned a little bit about the first boss and the final boss in the Ultra Deep The first boss is named Canvar, a giant tortoise who is immune to crowd control. The final boss is named Shauk, a gigantic metallic being with a plasma gun!
Players will have some different equipment options to choose from when starting so there is some room for different tactics. And players might want to try the different options, as there will be be regional leaderboards showcasing the fastest times to complete the dungeon. It’s unclear if there will be any rewards for placing on top of the leaderboards.
Ember Sword is still in early alpha development, so don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles. This playtest will only run from October 27th, 11:00 UTC through October 29th, 22:00 UTC.
And leading up to the playtest, the Ember Sword team has laid out a roadmap for future reveals and events.
What is Ember Sword?
Ember Sword is a free-to-play, open world, fantasy game currently in development. Ember Sword offers PvP in the Outlaw Zones, as well as PvE options, including multiplayer dungeons. The game promises an MMORPG experience with nation-based resources, a caravan system for transportation, collectibles, cosmetic items and more! The game also features land ownership system where land plots exist as NFTs. Land owners can upgrade their lands and earn income when players visit.
Most in-game items that provide player bonuses won’t be NFTs. However, all cosmetic collectibles will be limited edition release and also have historical records of their use and ownership, making each one truly unique! The game runs in a class-free leveling system. Skills level up as you use them, unlocking new abilities along the way, allowing players to choose their own path based on their playstyle.
Ember Sword plans to release their own token, Ember. Ember will live on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC-20 token and see use for marketplace transactions, to purchase limited use consumables, or pay for subscription services. Though Ember Sword is free to play, they plan to offer perks for those willing to pay for a subscription. This could include things such as extra bank slots, exclusive titles, and collectible airdrops.
Ember Sword also recently released the whitepaper for their game. It contains quite a lot of information about their game design philosophy, as well as details about planned gameplay. You can read it here.
To learn more about Ember Sword, visit their website and follow them on Twitter. They also release weekly updates every Wednesday on their Discord server, often showcasing new concept art and in-game screenshots.