Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult launches 'create-to-earn' metaverse demo

Quick Take

  • Bisonic launched the first playable demo of Forgotten Runiverse, which is based on the Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult NFT collection.
  • The company is hoping for a release of the first version of the game in early 2023.
  • Forgotten Runiverse is one of several projects that have started marketing themselves as “create-to-earn.”

Metaverse game developer and publisher Bisonic launched the first playable demo of its Forgotten Runiverse on Monday, a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) based on the NFT collection Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult.

The game has been in development since late last year in cooperation with blockchain studio Machine Magic. While the company is hoping for a V1.0 release in early 2023, it said in a statement that it wanted to give players an “early look” at the platform.

“This first playable build won't have any purchases. It's really about letting people see the start of the world that we're building,” said TetraTiger, Bisonic’s head of marketing.

Players will be able to explore the game’s different regions and hunt for frogs in the Runiverse. These frogs will grant in-game power-ups and an improved spot on the allow list for the upcoming land sale.

Forgotten Runiverse is one of several projects that have started marketing themselves as “create-to-earn,” an alternative to the popular but struggling play-to-earn moneti