BLOCKLORDS is a player-driven medieval grand strategy game whose world and narrative are directly shaped by the players. Choose your path and forge your own destiny, whether it be the peaceful life of a Farmer, the protective station of Knight, the battle-hungry mantle of Raider, the noble role of Lord or Lady, or the all-powerful title of Ruler!
Blocklords aims to spearhead the strategy genre in web3 gaming and bring everything players know and love from successful franchises like Age of Empires, Total War, and Crusader Kings.
In Blocklords, each choice and action impacts a player’s in-game legacy, effectively empowering players to create their own unique shared experiences with others. Each Hero character is a digital asset, and players have full ownership of the game’s economy.
Depending on the path you take, you can become a contributing and active member in the game's ecosystem. Whether you lean more towards farming and resource management or brute forcing your way into glory by fighting your foes, your decisions and skills will impact the world around you.
Everyone in Blocklords starts off as a simple farmer. Your Hero NFT is what represents you in-game, and your actions can take you on whichever path you choose. Once you gather up enough resources as a farmer, it is your call to either transition into being a Knight or Raider or continue being a farmer and build your name amongst the core backbone of society.
If you decide to become a Knight or Raider, you need to choose the one most suitable to your personality. Knights are more loyal fighters, pledging your allegiance to a Lord in exchange for a more stable salary. As a Knight, your duty is simple: Defend Farmers and villages, and kill any Raider you encounter.
On the other hand, Raiders are the rogue warriors of Blocklords. You are a lone wolf and answer to no one. You will make your living attacking innocent Farmers, stealing resources from Lords, and wreak havoc in villages.
Understandably, Raiders have very low chances, if any, of progressing further up the ranks. Once you have made a name for yourself and everyone respects you, you can get your first taste of the ruling class, Lords and Ladies.
Among their tasks, Lords are responsible for collecting taxes and resources from Farmers, offering rewards and salaries to Knights, as well as managing and developing cities and infrastructure.
By utilizing your skills and conquering the path before you effectively, players may have the opportunity to rise to the ultimate rank of King or Queen. Once you are sitting on the throne, it’s your duty to determine the priorities of your kingdom. Rulers govern nations, which are the largest territory type in Blocklords.
Their role includes managing currency, national policies, diplomacy, trade agreements, and research available to their armies and regions. They may also choose to start or engage in realm-altering wars on a national scale.
Blocklords’ gameplay is built around giving our players the agency to make their own decisions and shape their own stories. Whether you decide to live a fulfilling life on a farm or create a grand strategy to rise to the throne, the path and ultimate fate of your Hero is directly determined by your in-game choices.
The game revolves around four core mechanisms, explained in the section below.
Players will get to experience the game in its early access phase during Q4 2022 or Q1 2023.