WAX Studios Announce 2nd Game, Music Mogul
With Blockchain Brawlers on the cusp of its PVP phase, WAX Studios have announced a second title – and its first pack drop is just one week away.
Several months ago in our exclusive interview with Michael Rubinelli, Head of WAX Studios, he mentioned they were working on multiple titles concurrently. Now, the second of these has been shown the light of day.
Today, WAX announced Music Mogul – a strategy-based blockchain game where your decision-making and management skills will be put to the test in player-versus-player (PvP) competition.
Players will acquire talented musicians and must optimise their line-up for the best hourly, daily and weekly performances, all in preparation for weekly 3-way PvP contests.
The first opportunity to acquire these musicians takes place on June 28th with Music Mogul’s first pack sale. At a cost of $75 each, these packs will contain 25 musicians in 5 different potential star ratings, taking players on the first step to building their music empire.
These musician NFTs have been created by Cub Studio – the same art house behind Blockchain Brawlers.
A crafting system will be in place to allow lower-level musicians to be upgraded into higher-level ones. This will increase their Power Score, and players will be able to compare the Power Score of their roster with rivals around the world via a Power Score Leaderboard.
Michael Rubinelli, Head of WAX Studios, said:
“Who hasn’t dreamed of making it big in show business? This is a chance to experience the thrill of the big time. As we did with Blockchain Brawlers, Music Mogul puts the game experience first. Play-and-Own puts the emphasis on game playing. That has to be the reason why people start up. The ability to earn is an important addition, but comes about from enjoying the game.”
Whilst the information that WAX was working on several games has been well-known for some time, few would’ve expected Music Mogul to come so soon after the launch of Blockchain Brawlers.
The premise of player-versus-player gameplay – where strategy and decision-making really matter – is an enticing one for sure, and public reaction within WAX’s Discord server has been an eclectic mix of hype and positivity.
On the podcast, I’ve been talking about the price-of-entry into new NFT projects, and $75 for an initial pack drop does seem quite steep. With the downturn in crypto affecting the NFT market, time will tell if the demand will result in a 5,000 pack sell-out.
WAX Studios have made a point of describing Music Mogul as “play-and-own” – focusing on ownership rather than earning potential. Is that a reaction to recent falls in community sentiment towards the phrase “play-to-earn”, or the genuine development philosophy of the game?
Once the game is live, we’ll have our answer.