Yuga Labs has recently unveiled an early version of ‘Legends of Mara’ for open beta testing, accompanied by an announcement of their partnership with video gaming publisher Faraway. This collaboration aims to not only enhance the game but also actively include the community in its development. With their previous success in the digital asset landscape, Yuga Labs is poised to make a significant impact with this new venture.
Last year, Yuga Labs introduced Otherside, a gamified and interoperable metaverse that combines the features of MMORPG gaming and blockchain-based virtual worlds. By owning virtual land through NFTs called Otherdeeds, players can immerse themselves in this metaverse. The open beta for ‘Legends of Mara’ allows players to familiarize themselves with features like “Otherdeed powers” and collect rewards that will become more valuable as the game expands.
‘Legends of Mara’ is a 2D strategy game with a unique collection aspect. Players can obtain a Vessel, unlock its capabilities, and embark on a personal journey in the near future. The powerful beings known as Kodas serve as the main guardians of Otherside, providing assistance and protection to the players.
The collaboration between Yuga Labs and Faraway focuses on introducing a new dimension to the game through Maras – collectible and evolvable creatures. Maras are divided into three types: Hunters, Farmers, and Enchanters, each possessing distinct abilities. Players can assign these Maras to their Otherdeed land plots, enabling them to generate resources and defend their land against various threats. While the game itself is free to play, owning an Otherdeed NFT is essential for participation.
Established in 2021, Yuga Labs has swiftly ascended in the digital asset landscape, boasting a valuation of $4 billion. Specializing in developing NFTs for gaming products and digital collectibles, Yuga Labs has created several popular NFT collections like the Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Bored Ape Kennel Club. Notably, the company also holds the intellectual property rights for renowned NFT collections CryptoPunks and Meebits.
In collaboration with Yuga Labs, Faraway contributes its expertise in creating diverse virtual environments, ranging from games to educational settings. With user-friendliness at its core, Faraway ensures that individuals with no prior game development experience can participate and enjoy the gaming experience. This partnership aims to deliver a more immersive and engaging gameplay experience, signaling a new chapter in Yuga Labs’ evolution.
The collaboration between Yuga Labs and Faraway heralds a new era for ‘Legends of Mara’. The fusion of game development and blockchain technology in Otherside sets the stage for a unique and captivating gaming experience. As the open beta release approaches, anticipation grows for the introduction of Otherdeeds, Maras, and the remarkable world of ‘Legends of Mara’. Yuga Labs continues to push the boundaries in the digital asset landscape and redefine the future of gaming.