Free-to-play, blockchain-based MMORPG Nine Chronicles
is available on
its official website
, and developer
Planetarium announces it will launch
later this year. This is a delay, as the listing there still shows a "Mid 2020"
release date at the time of writing. This news comes alongside the announcement
that it is now fully open source, furthering the mission of empowering players
with complete control of the decentralized game. The
Nine Chronicles Documentation
has links to the source code and other relevant information. Here's a previously
Nine Chronicles Teaser Trailer
and more details:
Nine Chronicles is a
free-to-play RPG set in a vast fantasy world - ruled over by its players, and
supported by an economy where supply and demand are the greatest currency.
In 2020, during development of Nine Chronicles, Planetarium partnered with
Ubisoft and Hashed to form a partnership focused on developing blockchain-based
games where there is no central server, which allows players have full control
of the world.
Now completely open-source, players and developers alike can use any part of the
game, from the beautiful bespoke 2D assets to in-game logic and code, for
whatever they like. Be it an extension of Nine Chronicles or something
completely new and innovative, Planetarium is encouraging users to delve into
the game's inner workings and get creative.
To support this goal, Planetarium is
offering grants to
developers who will use their open source toolkit to build content and helpful
tools for the community.