Gala Games’ first NFT sale for its RPG game Champions Arena got off to a sluggish start on Monday night (PT) after the opening price of its Nexus NFT bundle was set high at $1950.
The sale opened at 6pm (PT) and within the first hour, the price was discounted by 30% and 57 of the 300 available bundles had sold. Seven hours later, only 90 had sold.
Sales of the in-development game’s Estate NFTs were also slow. These were priced at $2000 and eight hours into the sale, just 21 of the 300 had sold. Only those who bought an Nexus NFT were eligible to buy an Estate.
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Champions Arena is a turn-based, team combat RPG. Players run teams of up to four champions, which they can summon to take part in missions or deploy in real-time battles.
Players who own a Nexus can attach their NFT Champions to it, according to a recent Gala Games blog post. These champions can be lent to other players and the champions’ owners will be entitled to a share of any victory points should that champion win a battle. The Nexus bundles also come with a limited edition, legendary champion named Veronika.
Owners of an Estate NFT “enjoy access to important tools, such as The Altar of Summoning and access to a shared pool of rewards based on their team’s success,” the Gala post read.
“Players usually must pay a fee to access the Estate’s functions, adding additional gems to the treasury of the Estate owner.”
Champions Arena’s second playtest opened last week and will close on May 17.