What is Bean Land?
And how will my BEANS and PETS contribute?
It’s BEAN a minute since I checked in but with PET launch right around the corner what better time to jump on here and give you all an update on Bean Land!
Since the moment PlaySide announced the development of our first Web 3 driven MMO code-named “Bean Land” we have always highlighted the importance of the GAME elements of this product.
PlaySide being a game studio wants to create an exciting and engaging MMO that ALSO includes NFTs, something that can be fun and addictive with or without the aspect of earning real money.
Since the first medium post announcing Bean Land our discord has been flooded with questions about the game, our community ia dying to know every detail about this upcoming product. While we can’t give you all the answers right now because game development at its core is a never ending workshop of features and mechanics, we can shed some light on a few things going on behind the scenes. As always, everything you read here is subject to change.
So… what exactly is Bean Land?
As you know Bean Land is a multiplayer PC game that allows players to complete quests and dungeons with friends, explore the world of Dumb Ways to Die with their own BEANS (+ new Pet companions) and level up by slaying dangerous beasts they encounter on their journeys.
The core elements that make Bean Land an enjoyable title are as follows.
RPG HACK AND SLASH
Bean Land is filled with gameplay that emphasizes fun and over the top combat with melee and projectile attacks. Alongside the traditional combat controls players will unlock skills and abilities that allow them to perform more magic style abilities. I.e. AOE type abilities such as Ground Slam and healing abilities such as … well.. Heal.
Players will face a wide variety of creatures and beasts that inhabit the dungeons you and your allies need to exterminate.
More on how levels and item levels will play into combat and gameplay in future updates.
EASY TO LEARN — HARD TO MASTER
With hugely customisable builds each play through feels addictive with easy to learn controls and mechanics.
Are you called to the warrior tank life? Or do you prefer a stealth assassin approach, the choice is yours.
OVER THE TOP VIOLENCE
Think happy tree friends meets south park, this is no longer a children’s brand. BEANS is moving away from the childlike aspirations of its predecessor and is pushing the violence and crude references to the next level in this aged up version.
Your BEANS will meet gruesome deaths if the proper precautions are not taken and skills not properly tuned.
BEANS don’t take themselves seriously and we don’t them serious either, so expect a level of craziness thats unseen in most MMO’s.
Bean Land is another way to show off your amazing collected NFTs and companions! This topdown game will explore multiple zones some even seen in BEAN NFT backgrounds.
These visuals are exactly what Players can expect from the creators of a collection of stunning PC and mobile titles.
PLAY AND EARN
You’ll notice we now use the term play AND earn not play TO earn. Gameplay will always come first, with earning as an additional bonus!
While we can’t deep dive too heavily on what EXACTLY these play and earn elements are (just yet) what we can say is that these will not be elements that the Web3 space is likely used to. We have spent months innovating ways for Players to earn in unique ways and will continue to do so up until launch.
As gamers we have been intrigued by the idea of earning something for our hours of hard work and grind on particulars games and it’s important for us to marry these elements nicely to ensure the title doesn’t feel like just another lacklustre NFT game with no addictive fun moments.
We are yet to be convinced that P2E in its current form works nor do we think it will stay this way for long. We watched as the entire mobile industry took the concept of Freemium 10+ years ago and transformed it over the following decade into what it is now. It is almost indistinguishable from how it once began and we believe the same thing will happen to P2E and we are excited to watch and learn as the industry transforms.
We believe that the games industry will initially take to NFT’s through ownership over skins, items, etc in games like Fortnite. Currently games do not offer this and players must go against the T&S to sell their accounts / skins. From there it will evolve and introduce P&E.
We are developing the title with the mantra of ensuring the NFT’s have a significant inherit value in the game first, and P&E second. Let’s see how it all plays out over the following year!
More to come as we hopefully offer some of our own innovations to the space in following months.
Beans, Pets and Loot Collections will all play a part in the gameplay for Bean Land, adding buffs, stats and visual flex’s to help Players throughout their adventure.
For those holders lucky enough to be airdropped a BEAN PET this week will be happy to know these companions will offer gameplay aid in Bean Land, granting the Player a huge array of stat buffs depending on which Pet is accompanying the adventurer on their journey!
So that’s todays announcement!
We’re so excited to keep developing this product and sharing it with you, our amazing community along the way.
I just wanted to take the time to commend Divvy, Maraudaur and the entire BEANS /Web 3 team on all their hard work on the products being currently developed.