Neon District’s ‘Baus’ Gaming Asset Sells for Record-Breaking High During Founder’s Sale
May 30, 2019 — The first round of Neon District assets are out and we’ve wrapped up our epic sale! The Founder’s Sale was the opportunity for our users to sign up for Founder’s Keys and unlock the first round of rare digital assets to be used in-game for upcoming seasons. Read the full Founder’s Sale FAQ here.
The unprecedented highlight of the event was the Baus auction, which allowed a key holder to bid on the game’s first boss NFT. The Baus is a completely unique asset — only one holder can own the sole collectible — and we’re proud to announce that the auction broke past the $25,000 mark! This makes it one of the highest grossing crypto collectibles and even places it among the top 10 most expensive digital gaming assets of all time (source).
Along with owning something that is one-of-a-kind and a major part of the game’s launch, the winner gains access to the first set of game-influencing features. In this case, the owner is able to influence a number of the design elements, its background music, and more. Full details found here.
We also had the chance to speak in-depth with the winner of the auction and the Baus’ owner, Alex Amsel, and discuss his future plans for the rare item. Indie video game developer, crypto enthusiast and big-time NFT collector, Amsel has cutting-edge plans for ND’s big bad boss.
“I’m so excited to create something that the community can have fun and play with. I truly believe in the importance of supporting a creative community and the Baus will be in the center of this endeavor. Be on the lookout to see what our plans are!” — Alex Amsel
We’re honored to have such a dedicated collector helping take the reins on one of the game’s most important assets.
To round out the details on the Founder’s Sale, here’s a full rundown:
- Baus Sold for $25,000 (141 Eth)
- Total $170,000 Generated
- 818 Total Sale Participants
- 14,000 Waitlist Signups
- 40,000+ Gaming Assets Opened
- Est. $3.2 Million Market Cap
- $200 Average Spend per Buyer
To explore all the brand new assets, see the OpenSea marketplace.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Founder’s Sale! We’ll be announcing more details on Season 0 and all the latest updates for Neon District over the coming weeks.
About Neon District
Neon District is an upcoming cyberpunk role-playing game developed by Blockade Games and built on the Loom Network with Unity. Players control parties of characters and battle to progress through a sci-fi storyline and earn in-game NFT (non-fungible token) items. Your aim as part of the “Degens” and “Edits” is to combat a governing entity that has begun to surveil and control its citizens with implant technology. Season 0 is slated to launch in June 2019.
About Blockade Games
Blockade Games is a video game development company led by Marguerite deCourcelle, AKA @coin_artist. The team has produced some of the longest-running experiences blending blockchain with interactive entertainment. From Plasma Bears to the Pineapple Arcade to the upcoming flagship title, Neon District, their games incorporate crypto-assets in a way that pulls together today’s largest communities of players in the blockchain space.