Merit Circle partners with collaborative city-building game Civitas

Here at the Merit Circle DAO, we work to make sure that the interests of all players are represented in the games that we collaborate with. For that reason, we are excited to partner with Civitas, a game from the popular 4X strategy genre that’s been brought onto the blockchain. As a result of this partnership, Merit Circle has invested $1,000,000.

4X: Explore, Expand, Exploit & Exterminate

Civitas is a community driven, collaborative city-building game that can be played in combination through PC and mobile. As a part of the 4X strategy genre, it allows players to scout out areas, claim new territories, gather and efficiently use resources in areas that they occupy, and compete against other players.

In these lands, diplomacy is key. Unlike other games found in this genre, players in Civitas can work individually or collectively to build cities together. Depending on the playstyle, players can choose to form alliances or rivalries on their quest for expansion.

Players begin with a small plot of land in a city of their choosing. They may begin by farming their land and using the resources for themselves or by contributing to the broader advancement of their city.

Each city in Civitas functions as a subDAO, empowering citizens to have their say on matters within the government, banking system, religion and other factors that make up the city’s structure. In a world of scarcity and finite resources, players need to grow their cities while competing with others to secure and hold strategic points around the map to ensure their city remains well stocked and supplied.

A unique feature of the game is its combination of on-screen gameplay through a PC and an augmented-reality (AR) environment made available through mobile devices. This will enable gamers to play Civitas from beyond the confines of their home, by going outside and participating in quests and treasure hunts made possible by geolocation. All external events can help players in earning in-game resources or the in-game token.

Civitas is developed by Directive Games, a gaming studio founded in 2014 and led by industry veterans from CCP Games, LucasArts, Weta Digital, DICE, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Tencent. Civitas will be the studio’s first AAA blockchain game and its focus for the future.

Power your expansion with $CITI

Civitas is powered by $CITI (ERC-20) tokens. These have a dual purpose as they’re used for DAO governance as well as the in-game currency. Players can earn $CITI tokens by completing quests, receive rewards for participating in their city’s subDAO governance and win prizes through the AR mini games.

More passive players can enjoy generating yield by simply locking their tokens in their plots of land. Bringing this together, each city will follow an independent governance model voted on by its inhabitants. This even goes as far as giving inhabitants the power to set up their own yield-staking mechanism that is paid out from the player-controlled city treasury. The token will be given more utility as the game, which is set to be released in 2023, develops further.

Merit Circle x Civitas

At Merit Circle, we love games that bring people together and encourage collaboration, something we share with the team at Directive Games. We’re eager to introduce our tightly-knit community to the world of Civitas.

Directive Games is offering a fresh twist on gaming, including AR tech in a 4X strategy game, and we are excited to see what else the team will bring to the play-to-earn space! While the game is still in early development, you can join the conversation in their Discord community and keep an eye out for their first NFT drop, coming in Q2.

Merit Circle really impressed us from the start with their ambitious vision for the future of blockchain-gaming and the care and effort they put into being good stewards of their community. Civitas aims to be the pinnacle of community 4X gaming and we also place high value on community stewardship, so we were excited to align with an organization whose goals matched our own.” — Kent Byers, Product Owner at Civitas.

To learn more about Civitas, follow them on these channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/playcivitas
Medium: https://medium.com/@playcivitas
Discord: https://discord.gg/civitas
Telegram: https://t.me/civitasofficial
Website: https://www.playcivitas.io/

To stay up to date with our journey, follow Merit Circle on these channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeritCircle_IO
Medium: https://medium.com/@meritcircle
Discord: https://discord.gg/meritcircle
Website: https://www.meritcircle.io

--

--

--

Merit circle is creating a DAO that develops opportunities to earn through play for people who want to help build the metaverse

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Last of Us: Game Diaries, Part V

Cloud9’s Evolution in 2018: Hurricane to Storm

COMMENTARY: When a painful controversy comes for your favourite computer game

The Last of Us meets Minecraft Koop: We show you a PS5

Loom, when music is the message

Analysis | Spec Ops: The Line

The Shimmer Out Of Space: Annihilation and Cosmic Horror

A brief history of League of Legends meta

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Merit Circle

Merit Circle

Merit circle is creating a DAO that develops opportunities to earn through play for people who want to help build the metaverse