Do you remember that article I wrote about Enjin a while ago? I mentioned Forgotten Artifact as a concrete example of an accessible video game that allows you to win NFTs while playing.
Today we want to focus on this game because since its release, there have been many evolutions and updates!
Technical Introduction :
Platform: PC and MAC
When the game was launched, you started directly in a dungeon and there was only one mission available: surviving on different floors of the dungeon hoping to get NFTs by opening the vaults in your way.
At the end of each floor, you had a choice:
Since then, there have been a lot of changes.
Now you start in a city and the choice of character and weapons is no longer made on the title screen but, on the main square. If you wander around, you can chat with NPCs (Non-Player Characters, characters controlled by an Artificial Intelligence) who offer you quests.
These quests are very simple: find a certain number of items (weapons or materials) in order to obtain rarer ones as a reward. They are all enabled by default but some of them have limited rewards.
The first direction to take will be towards the East of the city to enter your first dungeon!
As a reminder: it is necessary to have “Adventure Stones” in order to start the dungeons. They cost $5 to get 10 stonesStandard from the shop.
The game leaves you only 4 slots to store the items you find along the way. You will therefore have to choose carefully what you take or not with you to continue your adventure.
The starting weapon is equipped in a dedicated slot, so you won’t have to worry about that.
There are several types of items that you will be able to pick up on your journey:
Among the drops, there are two types of objects you can get: Materials and weapons. For weapons, their use is very simple: shooting at a distance with bows or close combat with other weapons (axes, swords…). As for the materials, you guessed it, they are meant to be traded in quests in order to obtain “Adventurer Stone” or weapons!
In the early versions of the game, it was only possible to get NFTs and potions by opening the crossed chests along the way. Today it is possible to obtain NFTs and materials by opening the vaults AND killing the monsters. It is also possible to find potions by destroying the scenery!
For the moment, the costumes that you can buy from the official store or get from other sites have mainly an artistic value (for the moment).
Be aware that every purchase you make from the awning will serve to encourage Cliff Cawley, the game’s creator-programmer-designer-artist.
Let’s start with the “pros”:
And although minor, the “cons”:
If you enjoy Hack’n’Slash games, Forgotten Artifact is for you! This is probably one of the most promising games stamped by Enjin and clearly deserves a look.
As soon as you register, everything is explained step by step to connect your Enjin portfolio to your account, so this is not really a technical limitation.
As soon as it was released, I already had a few weapons from the Enjin multiverse to move quickly through the stages, but it didn’t take me long to get better ones. While replaying it today I still encountered difficulties to finish the second dungeon in spite of my equipment.
I conclude that the game is balanced enough to force you to develop your escape skills when you have to fight your way through the floors! Moreover, this is a PvE (Player vs Environment) game, you will only have to fear stronger players when you have to rank in the events organized in the game.
For a pre-alpha game, it already seems to be well done but may need to be changed regularly. So your gaming experience won’t be definitive, but we hope it will be a good one!