Cradles Open Beta

Cradles: Origin of Species

Cradles: Origin of Species is a next-gen blockchain MMORPG which you can play on your PC or mobile.

Cradles, an MMORPG with a different take on their game’s economic model, announced their plans to hold a two week open beta in March. Starting on March 15th, players can check out the world and fight some dinosaurs!

Players can explore the Cradles open-world, which is set in a prehistoric time not unlike the Triassic age.

As players build towns and learn new technologies, and achieve higher levels of governance, the in-game civilization develops and advances the world through era progression, such as from the Triassic age to the Jurassic age.

Uniquely, entropy in the Cradles metaverse increases with time — just as the real world does.

Cradles engineers have developed a brand-new ERC protocol for the game, called the ERC-3664, which will attach a time attribute to all of the props.

The game will let you use your VR device for an immersive experience, choosing from a wide range of species to play as.

The opportunity to apply for a beta spots for Cradles opens on March 1st and runs through March 10th. Look for a chance to snag a slot on their Discord server. We don’t have details on how many slots will be open. But with this being called an open beta, hopefully getting in won’t be too difficult!

This MMO promises player driven crafting, and a unique NFT staking system. Cradles will be a subscription-based service, so this beta may be one of your few chances to try the game for free!

The beta itself will only be open for two weeks, until March 30th. Cradles closed their previous pre-alpha test with a massive battle-royal, PvP event, giving rewards to the top players. They say that they plan for some sort of equally notable event at the end of open beta.

Cradles brings a feature from web2 gaming that we haven’t seen yet in the MMO genre of web3 games, monthly subscriptions! And with a starting price of $99 per month, I have to wonder if this particular feature hadn’t been better left behind! Unfortunately, by setting a monthly subscription, and for such a high price, Cradles is firmly placing itself in a spot where it will only be a play to earn game.

Cradles: Origin of Species

“All Life Deserves Shelter”

Created by time, life grows, experiences hardships, shines, and sings in the river of time. Then life ages, the shining light in the river sways and dims, the glorious song fades, and life ends abandoned, entombed in history.

Earth’s civilization is told only as an anecdotal footnote, tracing carelessly the tracks of the past and tracking indiscriminately the traces of the present. Is there no commemorative significance for those species lost to extinction and for the lives run their course?

They have borne witness to the passage of time, midwifed every reproduction of Earth, ushered in and interned the rise and fall of civilizations. As latecomers, we are obliged to build an eternal home for Earth’s previous masters, so that all life will be
remembered. Even if time abandoned the departed, we will retrieve them, memorializing them in the digital world. Those forgotten by time are reborn again in Cradles: Origin of Species.

Cradles is an MMORPG set in a world co-inhabited by humans and dinosaurs and features a living world throw grows and evolves over time.

Cradles includes a main city hub that functions as the marketplace and social scene. Outside of the city are adventure areas. Here players explore, battle with prehistoric beasts, and collect materials for crafting. The adventure areas will represent different, lost eras of time in the Earth’s history. And, of course, the more dangerous areas provide more lucrative rewards!

In Cradles, players acquire equipment, crystals, Civilization Flames. Players use Civilization Flames to light beacon towers, which give the player’s favorite civilization a boost.

Crystals are the main game currency. They are used to level up weapons, strengthen equipment, and make repairs. Crystals will exist as their own blockchain token. Players earn Crystals in daily quests and in crystal mines.

Interestingly, Cradles has chosen not to sell any NFTs! Instead, they will focus on providing value to their token (DRPC, or DRepublic Coin), and let players decide which NFTs are worth trading. Players will have access to a crafting feature, allowing them to use materials harvested from the adventure areas to make equipment.

Cradles will also have some sort of NFT staking / rental system and options for passive income.

Like many other web3 games, Cradles has big plans. These include a quest system, player governance, player-created experiences, land ownership, attacks by Chaos on the main cities, and more!