The presale for the exciting play-to-earn project Calvaria: Duels of Eternity has now passed $2.5 million, with the RIA token now set for its initial exchange offering (IEO) on BKEX.
The news means there are now fewer than 30 million RIA tokens available, with the presale more than 80% sold out.
Duels of Eternity is bidding to bring traditional and casual gamers to the blockchain by offering a full free-to-play (F2P) version of the game that is available on mobile app stores and PC.
BKEX to hold RIA IEO
With the Calvaria presale now close to finishing, it has been confirmed that leading centralized exchange BKEX will hold its IEO.
The date for the IEO has not yet been confirmed, but BKEX, which has almost $500 million of daily trading volume and more than 1.5 million weekly visitors, will exclusively trade RIA for 24 hours before it is then listed on other exchanges.
A listing on Changelly Pro has also been confirmed, as has GotBit, while in a recent AMA, the Calvaria developers revealed that they are in talks with other exchanges.
What is Calvaria?
Calvaria is a new play-to-earn project aiming to attract casual and traditional gamers onto the blockchain.
Previous GameFi projects have attracted huge investment, with crypto investors seeing the huge potential for the future, but the player base did not follow even at its peak and has fallen rapidly during the 2022 bear market.
Calvaria is now trying to address that by developing a simple and replayable game that will appeal to traditional and casual gamers and is easy to pick up.
Flagship game Duels of Eternity is a battle-card strategy game that sees players stack their decks with nonfungible token (NFT) cards and assets and beat opponents in best-of-three matches to earn RIA tokens.
The game, which is set in the afterlife, sees players align with one of three factions and use their knowledge, skill and timely use of assets to win one-on-one matches.
Duels of Eternity has a number of quirks that separates it from rivals and will make it attractive to non-blockchain gamers.
The game is rendered in full 3D and available on mobile stores on Android, iOS and PC. Duels of Eternity also has a story mode that not only builds on the lore of the Calvaria universe but allows players to earn assets that can be used in other game modes.
Cards and assets are NFTs that are fully owned and tradeable by the player, who can also spend RIA or combine cards to upgrade them.
To ensure the long-term success of Duels of Eternity, the Calvaria developers will take a seasonal approach to the game, consistently releasing new assets and game modes to keep players coming back.
They will also develop an in-house esports team and invite large esports brands to compete in tournaments for big prizes.
Calvaria will also benefit from being built on super-fast and efficient layer-2 solution Polygon.
Duels of Eternity F2P version
As well as the main P2E version of the game, Calvaria will develop a near-identical, free-to-play version of Duels of Eternity.
All features and gameplay will be the same, but there will be no rewards and players will not own their assets. However, the game will exist as a way to entice non-blockchain gamers onto the P2E version by showing the full capability of the game.
The F2P version will have a visible tracker that will show players how much they could have earned, while there will also be gamified quests to teach new players about blockchain technology.
Calvaria team and tokenomics
Calvaria has been developed by a doxed team that has been Know Your Customer-verified by CoinSniper, while the RIA token smart contract has been audited by SolidProof.
There is a max supply of 1 billion RIA tokens, with 15% of those allocated to the presale, with the majority of the supply split between the staking (25%) and prize pools (20%).
Another 15% is for reserve and burn pools, and the rest is split between operations (8%), team and advisers (7%), the INO (6%) and exchange liquidity (4%).
Recently, a crypto wallet purchased more than 3 million RIA tokens in one transaction, spending nearly $100,000.
How to buy RIA tokens
Below is a brief guide on how to buy RIA tokens during the final stage of the Calvaria presale, before the IEO on BKEX.
- Download a crypto wallet, such as Trust Wallet or MetaMask.
- Acquire Ether or Tether — either on an exchange and then transfer back to your crypto wallet or buy directly on the Calvaria website with a credit or debit card via Changelly.
- Connect your wallet to the Calvaria website and select a relevant option.
- Exchange ETH or USDT for RIA tokens.
- Claim RIA tokens once the presale has ended.