DAR:In addition to become free, GameFi also need a more flexible growth mechanism

SuperChain Capital
4 min readJul 19, 2022

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The game project that brings gamefi zoology falls in succession below the background of recent big drop. As projects such as Axie Infinity build the Play to Earn model, which attracts more and more traffic, some new projects are exploring new ways. Mines of Dalarnia (Dar) , a 2d-based mining game launched by Workinman Interactive, is still in its infancy. The AXS had already exploded in the early stages of the Gamefi circuit, and the league of Kingdoms Arena, the headquarters of Gamefi, was also in the process of grooming a new prince. With such many Gamefi projects, can DAR continue to rise on itself in this downturn? How competitive is its ecology?

What is Dar and how does it work

Mines of Dalarnia (Dar) is a 2D platform mining game, founded in 2019, where players mine the land to find resources and minerals. By accumulating resources, players can upgrade their characters and equipment. If the character gets enough ore, he can build an oil refinery. Oil refineries are part of the real estate section of the game and are a way for players to exchange tokens, tools or minerals with other users. Miners and landowners work together to keep the project running.

Miners

Miners have four different types of terrain to explore, all of which contain unique resources and rare items. In addition to collecting all recyclable materials, miners have to complete in-game missions and fight various monsters. In addition, players have a time limit for each adventure, which increases the fun of the game. If it times out, the corresponding points will be reduced, which means the reward will be much smaller.

Landlord

In order to become a landlord, player must gather all the necessary resources to open an oil refinery. As mentioned above, refineries are used to lease and sell land. These plots take the form of NFTs, where players can bulk buy the in-game currency Dar. Dar is the official currency of the project. Players are rewarded for completing various in-game missions to defeat monsters. Using DAR, players can buy workers and minerals in the NFT marketplace, which is available to all users. On top of that, players can buy levels in bulk from other users through the property management section of the game.

Dar tokens can be earned by simply playing games and selling mining assets. Owning a refinery allows players to rent levels, called plots. These can be sold in bulk and potentially generate taxes, allowing landowners to earn a steady income. Of course, as an important part of the P2E chain, in addition to being the glue that holds the market together, DA also has the power to change the game itself — as a governance proxy to vote on how to improve the game.

Why did Dar go up?

Dar’s most recent pull-out dates came after the land sale. Dar trumpeted the land sale last month. Due to the intense land sales in the meta space over the past few months, DAR mines and NFT have attracted many fans due to their playability and collectible character.

While DAR has gotten a lot of attention through the land sale, it has been on a roll since the land sale was first announced. At one point, DAR activity was approaching $400 million, largely driven by activity in the yuan, an exchange. Dar has only about 1,000 holders on the Ethereum network, but has generated 37,825 wallets on Binance Smart Chain. However, its current activity data on the chain shows that there are not many active users every day.

Dar’s mining model is mainly based on the freemium model. This means that anyone can try the game for free. However, free players are limited to certain parts of the game. To access the full game, players need to purchase an NFT mining pass. These NFTs have a price threshold, are stored on Binance Smart Chain, and can be traded on the secondary market like any other NFT. Dar is a relatively low barrier to entry, and the initial investment can quickly reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars compared to other games. Players without a mining pass will be confined to a planet, confined to a limited number of plots, and can only provide the most basic materials.

What is the ecological potential of Dar?

In DAR 2.0, the economic model of the project is growing well. Therefore, the “free” mode remains the larger outer ring advantage of chain play, allowing the same person to play a range of free games. Then, when the player is interested in the item, they can pay for the full experience and have a mining passport (mini passport) for a fraction of the cost. Having this passport also means that the user has NFTs in their BSC wallet.

There are many planets in the DAR game, where the base planet is available to every user, whether they hold a mining passport or not. There aren’t many minerals and items that can be mined here, though, and they’re all fairly basic. In order to find more planets, users need a mini pass. They will have the opportunity to gain further access. Players can get NFT passes for a fraction of the cost.

As the NFT gaming market continues to expand, the input cost of a game can increase to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But for DAR, the startup cost of providing mining passes to all players is relatively low. This will help remove barriers between new and old players. By designing a well-thought-out token economy, the ROI (return rate) of DAR games is pushed up, and reinvestment for additional future returns is substantial.

Therefore, in the future, if DAR can continue to exert force on player activity and design more games, there is still a lot of room for imagination.

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