A Deep Dive Into Gold Fever
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A Deep Dive Into Gold Fever

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Gold Fever is a highly anticipated, free-to-play multiplayer RPG game centered around survival — it features immersive graphics and blockchain to enable a vibrant play-to-earn (P2E) economy.

A Deep Dive Into Gold Fever

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Cryptocurrencies have often been called “the new gold rush” due to their striking growth over the last decade and the opportunities they provide to holders.

Now, the gold rush experience has been adapted into a full-featured play-to-earn (P2E) title known as Gold Fever — a game that sees players stake their claim over an expansive world, mine for gold, engage in battles, explore, build and collaborate in an in-depth blockchain-powered economy.

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What Is Gold Fever?

Gold Fever is an upcoming free-to-play roleplaying game (RPG) that combines top-quality graphics and gameplay with a powerful internal economy and immersive storytelling to produce one of the first AAA-grade blockchain games in the GameFi space.

Gold Fever stands apart from other blockchain-powered games in that it boasts a rich, complex gameplay system that is designed to appeal to a broad audience. It also features play-to-earn properties, allowing players to earn an income while they play. 

The game features a wide range of player-owned in-game content which are represented on the blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These NFTs are designed to have real utility in the game and can include transport vehicles, mining equipment, skins, buildings and a lot more.
Beyond the NFT-based items, the Gold Fever has a native in-game currency known as Native Gold Token (NGL). The token can be mined within the game or purchased from external exchanges and is used to purchase other in-game items. There’s also a secondary token known as Julius’ Brain (JBR) which is used for platform governance.

The game is being developed by Bitter Cherry Productions, a team of technologists, entrepreneurs, game developers and builders. The founder and CEO, Emilian Ciocanea has been involved in the crypto space since 2016 and is a well-established serial entrepreneur. Whereas Jan Szymański is the game's art director and an accomplished artist with more than 15 years of experience building popular game titles.


How Does Gold Fever Gameplay Work?

In the game, players can join one of two factions: Adventurers and Tribals. Each faction includes multiple different role types — each of which is optimized for certain actions within the game. For instance, Warriors are better for combat, whereas Prospectors are better for extracting gold.

Players will need to fend off constant attacks from the enemy faction, as well as the threats that come with the harsh climate and dangerous wildlife on the island. To achieve this, players must use a variety of resources and items, including clothing, food rations, and medications — all of which can be traded, bought, or looted.

The game allows players to own the items they create, find and purchase by leveraging the unique properties of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The main way users will extract value from the game is through mining claims, which entitle the player to all the NGL from a specific location in the Gold Fever game world. Mining claim owners need to attract Adventurers to extract their gold and must strike the right balance between pocketing the gains and rewarding Adventurers to maximize their yields.


Beyond this, players will be able to become area governors, who are tasked with governing the land and producing a balanced in-game economy. Governors can buy and deploy certain types of in-game assets (like landing strips, boat ports, etc) and have the right to charge taxes to players using their land (e.g. shop owners and banks).

The game includes an experience system that allows players to develop their characters and improve their attributes. Some of these attributes include Health, Energy, Food, Hydration and Conditions. This helps to increase the depth of the gaming, giving skilled players a tactical advantage over others.

How Can You Earn on Gold Fever?

As a play-to-earn title, Gold Fever is one of the few blockchain games that allow players to earn a real-world income by playing. The game can be monetized via various routes, including:

  • Crafting, selling, and trading in-game items

  • Renting and leasing in-game items

  • Farming, selling, and trading Gold Fever NFTs

  • Providing and monetizing the game’s service economy

Gold Fever is currently in an early stage of development and is on track to unveil the first beta release of the game in October 2021. The project concluded its strong holder offering (SHO) on DAO Maker in September 2021 and the token generation event for $NGL will take place on Nov. 19, 2021, following which it will list on Huobi.
By the end of the year, Gold Fever expects to have onboarded a large number of beta testers and have completed testing of its free-to-play mining claims and real NGL reward system. The first public version of the game is slated to launch in Q1 2022, with the full base release coming in Q3 the same year. Click here to see the full Gold Fever roadmap. 

What Makes Gold Fever Unique?

Gold Fever is gearing up to deliver a high-quality blockchain-enabled gaming experience that appeals to both crypto aficionados and mainstream gamers alike. To help distinguish it from the competition and bring something new to the table, it incorporates a variety of distinguishing features — some of which include:

Mining Claims

Gold Fever’s mining claim system represents one of the key selling points of the game. These are square blocks of land within the game that can be mined by Adventurers for gold. The properties of each mining claim can vary based on size, the maximum number of players allowed, location, gold quality, transferability, rentability, and more.

Like most other in-game items, mining claims are represented by ERC-1155 NFTs and can be sold and traded between players (unless non-transferrable).

High-Quality 3D Graphics

Unlike much of today’s blockchain game landscape, Gold Fever features top-quality graphics that are reminiscent of popular mainstream RPG and strategy games. The game is being built with a ‘gameplay first’ ethos, helping to produce an experience that is both visually appealing and surprisingly deep — while ensuring players have enough content and activities to sink their teeth into long term.

Community Oriented

Gold Fever is a highly complex and involved RPG that requires players to collaborate with one another to maximize their odds of success in the game. This potentially entails joining a faction, forming and joining teams, hosting arenas, trading, participating in governance decisions and a whole lot more.

The end goal is to create a collaborative, self-sustaining ecosystem that rewards those that work together and develop winning strategies while penalizing those that attempt to cheat or manipulate the game for their own purposes.

Decentralized Governance

Eventually, the game will be governed by an elected council that helps determine the game’s development direction, choose how the budget is spent, and decide how to best reflect the interest of the players.

Gold Fever makes use of a secondary token known as Julius’ Brain (JBR) to power its community governance system. Players will receive JBR by simply interacting with the game. It can be used for proposing and voting on new game features, and modifying the properties of the game.

Gold Fever’s governance features are expected to roll out over time, conferring more and more power to the players. 

Complex In-Game Economy

The Gold Fever in-game economy is designed to be both rewarding and sustainable — providing the right mix of incentives and rewards to help grow the player base while preventing oversupply among in-game items and NGL tokens.

The company behind the game (known in-game as “The Company”) will help to regulate the in-game economy by levying taxes on certain activities and items while controlling the inflation of NGL tokens to ensure it is tightly balanced with demand.

The company will control the sale of new mining claims to help balance the economy while creating both free-to-play and premium arenas to grow and maintain the player base. 

Other Play-to-Earn Games

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  • Star Atlas — Voyage across an ocean of space and battle for resources.
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