DeFi Land, one of the leading agriculture-simulation games, reached first place at Solana’s Hackathon in the summer and is encouraging GameFi fans to test the platform. DeFi Land will be available for public testing on the 22nd of December at 4 p.m. UTC, following a six-week period of closed-door testing with 3,000 authenticated users, a third of whom are active on a daily basis.
Developers of DeFi Land look forward to letting the public experience everything offered by the ecosystem ahead of the game’s official debut in Q1 of next year. The colorful release, which combines DeFi, NFTs, and the Metaverse, is available to everyone: all that’s necessary is a wallet containing some SOL.
DeFi Land is the first game played on the platform of Solana to do a testing event for the public ahead of a full public debut, and it’s laser-focused on delivering products and reaching goals rather than constantly generating anticipation. Players may play mini-games for prizes, farm for produce, exchange tokens, and explore a wide variety of options in the graphically rich terrain at their leisure during public testing. In other words, they’ll have a good idea of what to expect in February and March.
The farm-themed initiative puts diverse DeFi protocols together, helping customers manage their portfolio from a single dashboard — while also giving them the possibility to make extra money in the Metaverse. The game’s native DFL coin will be utilized to govern, stake, and trade.
DeFi Land teamed up with the decentralized music platform Audius, allowing users to listen to the radio station while playing the game. From the moment of its debut on 22nd December, sound waves will be broadcast from Audius Radio Tower, which looks like the 3D fixture that was recently introduced to the Metaverse. Social aspects, such as a chat option, will be added soon to provide players with a fuller and more engaging experience.
Although some of the DeFi protocols to be released in 2021 have been put on hold, a team at DeFi Land believes it will be a satisfying moment, not only in terms of visual and aesthetic appeal, in the form of the learning curve: both DeFi novices and providers of traditional liquidity will be able to connect wallets to have fun in gameplay, and various DeFi mechanisms.
The Right time for GameFi
The enthusiasm of the public towards GameFi is evident, as many have connected their crypto wallets for gaming purposes. It was no surprise when Solana Ventures announced this week that it is investing around $150 million in entrepreneurs developing play-to-earn games connected to the ecosystem. Moreover, the DeFi Land appears to be launching at the perfect time.
The promise was recognized by several dozen big investors, including FTX, Solana Foundation, Animoca Brands, Alameda Research, NGC Ventures, Jump Capital, and Gate.io, who all contributed to $4.1 million fundraising round.