Caesarverse.io is a new Web3 project aiming to recreate a historically accurate rendition of the Roman era.
It will be an open world setting that also allows gladiator combat and group combat based on a rank structure - higher ranked players will be able to command lower ranked players in the legionary combat.
This group combat will be introduced upon full release, most likely around late 2023 or early 2024.
Bringing Ancient Rome To Life
CaesarVerse distinguishes itself from multiple other projects due to its aim of building a historically accurate Metaverse. Most other Web3 projects are based on fictional environments without a real life use case.
This tends to lead to an overemphasis on financial rewards. These rewards are essential and play a crucial aspect in the future gaming. But games should offer value in other ways, or it could become no more than an investment vehicle.
The CaesarVerse founders Colin Helm and COO Max Foody are passionate about Roman culture and are now seeking to bring this era to life. It is intended to be an immersive educational tool that will assist enthusiasts and history majors to get a tangible experience of what life was like in this time period.
It is also intended to be fun and rewarding. An open world environment, with the potential inclusive of VR headsets, will ensure that people who really want to learn about this era can do so in the most enjoyable manner possible.
The Motivation Behind Caesarverse
CaesarVerse is educational in nature. It is also targeting an underserved community of historical gamers. The idea is that it will blend education along with Roman Mythology to provide an experience that gamers want to have, while also providing a real reflection of Roman culture.
This is reflected in the land, the culture, the interaction, and the marketplace.
According to CEO Colin Helm:
“We wanted to build the game we wanted to play! Too often studios emulate what is successful in the moment and chase trends and profits. A prime example of this is the battle royale craze spawned by PUBG and Fortnite. While there is clearly a market for such games, we want to address a niche that has been somewhat ignored in recent years that is yearning for authenticity and accuracy. As history buffs, we want to provide a solution.”
Despite the educational emphasis, the project also incorporates in-game rewards in an organic manner. This is essential given the ongoing gamification of various industries. Players want to be rewarded for their time and attention, and need incentives to stay interested and engaged.
The ability to build and grow your characters and NFT assets/businesses over time is a feature of all highly popular online games. It’s also reflective of the real world, and the CaesarVerse ensures these aspects are incorporated to increase interest.
In-Game NFTs Ownership
The NFTs within the CaesarVerse Metaverse can serve multiple uses. For one thing, they will be used as weapons in multiplayer gladiator combat. They can also represent unique items such as scrolls, amulets or talismans.
You can also purchase plots of land in the CaesarVerse. Assets owned by users can generate revenue through resource production. Though the exact mechanism has not been established, it could be comparable to how resources are cultivated in games such as Civilization, Rome, Age of Empires, or Settlers. In the CaesarVerse, these holdings can be traded on the marketplace for Dinari.
CaesarVerse is taking elements of many gaming genres and incorporating them into a historically accurate open world. This has never been done before, at least not in this manner, for this time period. There are currently no open world Web3 projects based on the classical era.
While still a work in progress, the project should capture the interest of all gamers interested in the classical era within a Web3 environment.