The day has almost arrived for the first playable game utilizing Otherside deeds! Legends of the Mara is scheduled to go live on September 26th, offering Deed owners a chance to hatch Mara, farm resources, and hunt powerful creatures, potentially collecting mintable items along the way!
The time has come to hatch your Mara, farm resources, acquire new skills, and send the Mara out on dangerous hunts for special items and treasures! Legends of the Mara, the first game from the Otherside team, is set to launch on September 26th.
Legends of the Mara is only available for Otherdeed holders, though I would imagine they also offer a delegation system like the HV-MTL Forge game does — though perhaps not with this first release.
In typical Yuga style, we’ve received nice looking videos and infographics and some details about the game, but there isn’t a guide on how to play. So, I imagine this will be a learn as you go experience for the first players!
We have received a little more information about the game recently. We’ve learned that Mara evolve into Oda, and Koda are Oda that have been around for a long time. But, Koda will always be distinct from grown up Mara who evolve into Kodamara. So, now that’s all cleared up, we also know that Mara each have a specific role — Farmer, Hunter, or Enchanter. Koda, however, can handle any of the three jobs.
Legends of the Mara will run in seasons, with each one feeding into the next. At the end of each season, players will be able to mint certain loot items, some of which will be used in an area of expanded gameplay featured in the following season.
Legends of the Mara Gameplay
Players nest Vessels in their Otherdeed to grow them into Maras. Only one Vessel may be nested at a time on a deed. Vessels come in three types, Hunter, Farmer, and Enchanter. A nested Vessel will evolve into the corresponding type of Mara. Players assign Mara to their Otherdeed to begin working. Players can also use Sediment Fragments and Seasonal Catalysts to upgrade their Mara into a Kodmara, a more powerful version of the Mara. The selection of ingredients used to generate the Kodamara determine the final outcome. Mara evolution is a one-way process.
Kodas are special in that they can start working right away. They can also be assigned to any of the three roles.
The Tier rating of the Otherdeed determines worker capacity. While the Sediment trait determines how many Sediment Fragments the Otherdeed produces. Farmers placed on an Otherdeed allow for Fragment harvesting.
Players can choose between farming their Deed for resources, or battling The Shattered for special treasures, known as Unearthed Artifacts. The game will include a leaderboard showing which players have done the most damage to The Shattered, and how long it took to take down one of these mighty titans. Top players on the leaderboard receive additional treasures at the end of the season. Legends of the Mara will include an evolving storyline with their seasons, making each one a little different.
The Otherside team also mentioned (without any details), their plans to create ‘alliances’ with other PFP projects as “reinforcements into the Legends of the Mara battle.” Perhaps we’ll be able to use NFTs from other projects as workers and fighters?