Parallel Alpha is a sci-fi-themed NFT trading card game. The company behind the game, Parallel Studios, is trying to develop a AAA sci-fi franchise by leveraging blockchain and NFT technology. The trading card game is one of the first components they are developing, which will also include AR and VR capabilities. The team is fully doxxed and are moving fast.
After ‘The Event’, now known as ‘The Priming’, became a global disaster, leaders around the world focused on a mass exodus off the planet. Many years later, Earth became Primed as an entire planet of pure harvestable energy, now safe again for all life. Parallels that once left Earth began to notice Earth’s evolution and sought to return and harness the energy it contains. The Parallels now face off for the first time since the exodus, claiming their sole right to have Earth. Hence, the battle begins.
The game features 5 Parallels that have certain characteristics and game styles. Earthens are the humans left behind on Earth, the small percentage that were immune to the radiation. Marcolians were the best and brightest, finding refuge in Mars in an existing research outpost. The Augencore on the other hand are hardened survivors bound by duty to their ship, The Fortitude. Given that most planets did not have what it takes to support human life, they stayed on the ship and roamed the Galaxy.
The next Parallel is the Kathari. The Kathari left Earth and went straight towards Europa, Jupiter’s moon. They perfected humans artificially, but deeply missed life back on Earth. Lastly, The Shroud left Earth long before ‘The Priming’. They set their sights on Kepler-1649c, an exoplanet very similar to Earth, but a great distance away. However, their ship vanished before they arrived.
Enter: Parallel Alpha
Parallel Alpha is an NFT trading card game, still in its developmental stage, where NFTs sold are used to fund and support the game. There are now 530 cards available on OpenSea, ranging from utility cards as low as 0.0007 ETH, to Parallel Masterpiece cards listed at hundreds of ETH. The NFTs have 44.6k owners, with 65k ETH traded to date.
Parallel Alpha Gameplay
According to the team, 1 deck will consist of 40 cards, which includes any card from a single Parallel, plus several Universal cards. Each deck is limited to 3 copies of a card, except in the case of Legendaries, which are limited to 1 copy. This limitation applies to both the deck’s Parallel-specific cards and Universal cards.
To play the game, a player needs to have at least 1 complete deck. However, players may collect cards from any Parallel so that they can play as any Parallel for each match. In addition, players can also build multiple decks from various card combinations.
Since the first announcement, the game has been steadily growing and establishing its name in the space. The game drops quarterly card packs, and sometimes physical merchandise such as cards and posters. On a side note, Parallel Studios are actively hiring, with many job openings on their site.