The alpha demo of action RPG The Fabled has been released to MintKey and PassKey holders.
The game, a third-person free-to-play RPG in the vein of the Souls series, is being developed by Octavian Studios, headed by Canadian Luc-Michael Mascioli.
Players of The Fabled choose between three main character classes – Gods, Demons, and Warriors – and go adventuring in the Overworld and Abyss open worlds.
The game’s blockchain integration comes in the form of a token ($ABYS) which allows players to bypass energy consumption and mint game characters and items as NFTs. As you would expect, minted items are externally tradeable.
In addition to $ABYS, there is an in-game currency (“Ashes”) and the ability to collect items off-chain (“soft minting”).
The Fabled’s Discord has around 13,500 members. It appears around 200 members of its community meet the requirements to play the alpha demo.
In a Medium post in March, the studio announced that the alpha demo was imminent: in fact, it was released just before Christmas. According to the Discord channel, the required keys can be obtained by either:
- Getting to level 25 on the server;
- Participating in the community and being rewarded ad hoc; or
- Buying them on secondary marketplaces.
The Fabled is being built using Unreal Engine 5.