NEW YORK– (BUSINESS WIRE) -#blockadegames–The Founders Program for Season is underway, now passing the halfway point of playing, testing, and building up. Neon District with our fantastic community of Keyholders. To the past few weeks, we have opened up the game in tiers for each key rarity. We're introducing these keyholes Founders to the ongoing demo which allows them to contribute the following:

  • Suggestions and content ideas to add for Season One
  • Feedback on initial playthroughs
  • Bug-hunting for rewards
  • Engagement with the leadership team
  • Shaping the lore of Neon District

“We are constantly looking for ways to involve our community in the creative process. Some game studios would call us crazy for opening up. Neon District this early to be scrutinized by players, but we trust our keyholders. In the end, Blockade Games is 'Player First' at our core, and this is just an example of that commitment. "- Marguerite de Courcelle, CEO at Blockade Games

Some of the exciting contributions so far includes designs and backgrounds for 'Oracle Teams' (competing factions in the ND universe), in-game environmental items with unique abilities to interact with during battle, and surveys for the next hard-hitting cyberpunk weapon to stash in your arsenal.

One of the many benefits of incorporating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into video games is the capacity to grant true ownership of items to gamers. I am looking forward to expanding this idea. I know that our players have the chance to leave the game and to be able to refer to it. The Founders' Program is our version of early access, enabling us to truly build strengths of governance and prospects of decentralized growth.

Highlights from the Founders Program -

  • Pbock scores two winning entries for his Environmental Objects with his "Nanite Healing Bomb" and "the SNAD"
  • The Founders weighed in design concepts for the new 'Morningstar' weapon
  • Erock, Crelde, Hippiehair, and Pbock submitted lore backgrounds for competing Oracle teams
  • Founders are kicking a $$ and taking names in Neon District

Founder's Key is out of the wait list and not yet its own, head over to the OpenSea marketplace to pick one up here. These keys will be perpetual, unlocking a host of special items and experiences over the course of the game and well beyond Season Zero. The Founders Program has already been a rewarding experience for the team and the early access players, so we want to expand on that fruitful engagement in the future.

With the help of our dedicated community, Neon District is already shaping up to be a blockbuster gaming experience that has come coming back for more. Keep an eye out for future newsletters as we're sending out updates on all the feedback, improvements, and calls to action each Friday via newsletter as well.

About Neon District

Neon District is an upcoming cyberpunk role-playing game developed by Blockade Games and built on the Loom Network with Unity. Players control parties of characters and battle to progress through a sci-fi storyline and earn in-game NFT (non-fungible token) items. Your aim is to fight against the "Degens" and "Edits" is to combat and govern its entity with implant technology.

About Blockade Games

Blockade Games is a video game development company led by Marguerite deCourcelle, AKA @coin_artist. The team has produced some long-running experiences blending blockchain with interactive entertainment. from Plasma bears to the Pineapple arcade to the upcoming flagship title, Neon District, their games incorporated crypto-assets in a way that pulls together today's largest communities of players in the blockchain space.



Andrea McGinty
Blockade Games
Chief Operating Officer