In a blog post that it shared, Merit Circle thrilled its community with the announcement of a partnership with Big Time Studios with the aim of bringing traditional game players into the thriving play-to-earn space.
Big Time Studios has been in the gaming business with a unique offering. The team is largely made up of games veterans and has been on the outlook for a partnership that would spearhead a new era for the gaming industry.
As a result of the partnership, Merit Circle revealed that it had purchased land plots for a total worth of $1,000,000. Big Time Studios is growing a fast-paced cooperative RPG that is already gaining attention.
Big Time Studios was formed by bringing together a group of seasoned video game developers. Big Time’s staff has seen it all while working on Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and God of War, drawing on experience earned at firms such as Blizzard, Epic Games, Riot, and EA. Big Time chose to create a Triple-A play-to-earn game after analyzing the current play-to-earn market and finding its weaknesses and prospects.
Big Time is a free-to-play, fast-paced cooperative action RPG that takes players on a series of adventures, complete with historical fights and adventures, to the final city where history’s greatest minds are collected. Each player has their own personal time machine, which they can use to obtain various important in-game objects.
How it Works
Big Time analyzed the benefits and drawbacks of current play-to-earn economies before creating a custom economy for the game. The basic premise is straightforward: battle bosses and complete objectives to earn in-game tokens. How a player begins collecting tokens, on the other hand, is extremely distinctive.
Players must obtain a rechargeable hourglass from a strong creature known as the ‘Time Keeper’ to collect tokens. They must visit their timekeeper regularly to replenish the sands of time to continue collecting tokens while they play and earn tokens.
The tokens will have a variety of in-game functions, including the ability to repair damaged goods, speed up production times, and purchase rare cosmetic NFTs. This starts a cycle, allowing the token to be demanded indefinitely.
An economy that is fair and driven by the community
Big Time, in particular, is keen to keep things fair by launching a community-driven token. This means that no one, including the development team, will be able to purchase tokens in advance. Anyone who wants to obtain tokens must do so by participating in the game. This will level the playing field and establish a solid foundation for the Big Time Universe’s self-sustaining market economy.
Anticipating the Launch
The launch of the Alpha version of the Big Time Universe is slated for early 2022, and Merit Circle is thrilled to be a part of it. Big Time, on the other hand, is excited about the new partnership and hopes to gain as much attention as possible.
According to its CEO, “We couldn’t be more honoured to be working with the Merit Circle team. They share our excitement for player-owned economies, and our teams had a blast playtesting Big Time. Together, we’re paving the way for the union of NFTs and a world-class gaming experience.”