With the game Big Time, created by Big Time Studios, a new high-quality decentralized application (dApp) has entered the crypto market. This crypto game is made by developers with many well-known companies on their resumes. From Electronic Arts to Disney and Marvel. The expectations surrounding this game are therefore very high!
The crypto market is a fairly young market and is therefore experiencing significant growth. There are several developers who want to use blockchain technology to create the best dApps, NFTs, blockchains, or cryptocurrencies. So it’s no surprise that there are so many different projects for all these applications. There are thousands of crypto coins, NFTs, and also countless dApps.
The game is currently (June 2022) in beta, so a perfect time to find out if this game is for you! In this article, you can discover everything about Big Time. We walk you through the team, the NFTs, and various in-game aspects. This way you can still qualify to play the game before the general public has this opportunity. Are you curious how? Then read on!
What is Big Time?
Big Time is a play-to-earn (P2E) game that was founded in 2020 and is built on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. After years of development, there was big news at the end of 2021, when the first NFTs appeared on the market. At the beginning of 2022, the time had actually come; the beta version of Big Time can be played!
In the world of Big Time, you can both solo and multiplayer missions and defeat various monsters. By battling these monsters you can earn various items such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Especially for a P2E game, Big Time looks very good, but that’s no surprise with the team behind the game (more on this later).
Big Time will most likely be free to play in the future, but for the first half of 2022, only players with a VIP pass could play the game. This VIP pass is an NFT that enthusiasts could buy. At the moment, the game is still in the beta phase, which will ultimately determine whether the game will actually be free-to-play.
Big Time characters
In the game, you can choose from different characters, each of which has its own characteristics and specialties. Every character contributes to the team, but some aspects can also weigh more when you go out solo. When you start playing Big Time, you will be asked to choose a character.
You can only change this character when you have found a ‘pocket watch’. These can be found by defeating in-game enemies. If you have obtained a pocket watch and you bet it, the progression on your previous character will be saved. So you don’t have to worry that all your progress has been for nothing! But which characters are there exactly?
Time Warrior (Barbarian)
The Time Warrior is a character who can best use his powers on the front line. With his powerful blows and special abilities, this Barbarian can take down an entire enemy army with his unique powers. A character with brute strength, yet good at close-range combat, is a unique combination that many players will appreciate!
Chronomancers are characters that can deal with enemies from a distance. These powerful and magical characters are very suitable when you want to fight a bit more from a distance. This choice for this character is a tactical choice, not suitable for players looking for fast action. When you play Big Time with your friends, this role is a nice addition to the characters who can attack quickly.
The Shadowblade is compared to a ninja, who sneaks like a shadow, and for good reason. These ninjas are lightning-fast and silently approach the various enemies. In addition, Shadowblades are fast attackers, which is the right class for you if your playstyle is focused on a fast fighting style. Are you looking for a character that dives into battle? Shadowblades are perfect for close combat!
Quantum Fixer (Medic)
The Quantum Fixer can be compared with the views of Johan Cruijff; the attack is the best defense. A Quantum Fixer is described as a Medic, but can also make a difference during a battle with their gadgets. The Fixers allow Chronomancers and Shadowblades to fully utilize their strengths, thanks to the Fixers’ hacking and healing work.
Are you curious about the gameplay? Check out the video below:
Big Time NFT marketplace
In the game, you can discover two different types of NFTs, namely the so-called cosmetic and utilitarian NFTs. These NFTs can be found in-game by defeating enemies and completing missions. To convert these NFTs into crypto, or to buy NFTs so that you can excel in the game, you can visit Big Time’s NFT marketplace.
Cosmetic NFTs can be found by defeating enemies in-game or by purchasing them from the marketplace. You can use these NFTs to enhance the appearance of your items. Furthermore, these non-fungible tokens do not affect the performance, they are purely for show. The utilitarian NFTs are a lot more convenient in-game. You can use these unique tokens to repair or upgrade your items.
Early Access with VIP Passes
The most committed players will be able to play the game earlier than most gamers. Big Time Studios has put several NFTs up for sale, which serves as access cards. In total there are four different types of VIP passes, namely Gold, Silver, Jade, and Ruby. This order is also the order of access. Players with a Gold VIP pass could be the first to play the game and be the first to enjoy the gameplay to hunt for NFTs!
This is also the reason why a lot of players have bought the VIP passes. If you can get into the game early and get your hands on a bunch of NFTs and other in-game items before most players can even play the game at all, you can potentially take advantage of the potential future demand for these scarce NFTs. The VIP passes are for sale on the Big Time marketplace, but you can also purchase them through OpenSea or the Binance marketplace.
The Big Time Studios
team The Big Time Studios team consists of highly experienced team members who have backgrounds in the largest gaming companies. From Epic Games and Blizzard to Electronic Arts. This team has also contributed to games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty. To give the executives at Big Time a platform, we go through the team members with the most responsibility with you.
The CEO of Big Time Studios is Ari Meilich, who also started the company in April 2020. Before joining Big Time, Meilich spent nearly five years at Decentraland, as well as working for a venture capitalist and founding yet another company with Benchrise.
Someone who has also worked for Decentraland before embarking on his adventure at Big Time Studios is Thor Alexander. Alexander is the CPO of Big Time, with which he is primarily responsible for the product. Alexander also started his own company with Luck Puppy and previously worked at Zynga and Metaplace.
The CMO, Michael Migliero, also has entrepreneurship running through his veins. Like the company’s CEO and CPO, Migliero has run his own business with Fractional Media. In addition, he has held various positions at companies in Palo Alto, the heart of the ‘entrepreneurial place’ Silicon Valley.
The technical lead is Matthew Tonks, the CTO of Big Time Studios. Tonks has also been active as an entrepreneur and has had the company BitMonster, a software development company, for more than 10 years. Tonks has also worked at Epic Games and Electronic Arts, two leading gaming companies. Big Time Studios is therefore in good hands!
Big Time on social media
Would you like to stay informed about the latest developments regarding Big Time? The company can be followed on a huge number of different social media platforms, so that’s a good thing! With 235,400 followers, Twitter the social media platform where Big Time has the second most followers. Twitter is the social media platform for many crypto projects, but more than 200,000 followers for a beta game is impressive.
In addition to Twitter, you can also follow Big Time via the various chat applications. Both through Discord and Telegram, you can stay up to date on Big Time, along with 400,000 and 25,600 followers respectively. If you thought the number of followers on Twitter was impressive, then the number of followers on Discord is quite an achievement, which you rarely see in crypto projects.
And if you occasionally wanted to get news about Big Time while scrolling on Instagram, that is also possible! Along with 27,000 other followers, you can expect an update on the game a few times a week. The amount of content is a bit like Reddit, where more than 2,000 followers Big Time subreddit can also expect content however, this also includes questions from the community, for example.
We have already discussed 6 Big Time social media channels, an amount that is enough for most crypto projects. However, Big Time is located on almost every social media platform. Of course, the streaming platforms cannot be missed! On both YouTube and Twitch, you can find content. The frequency of updates may be less high, but the informative value is all the higher!
Speaking of the informative value, you can also follow them on Medium and stay informed about Big Time’s plans, over 12,000 people follow Big Time’s informative blogs, sharing important updates and covering them in greater detail. A handy alternative if you’d rather read than watch videos!
Big Time is a new game, which is built on blockchain technology. This game is made by a team that consists of several team members with a lot of experience in reputable companies. As you have been able to discover in this blog, the interest in this game is high and the gameplay looks interesting. There are few games that can arouse the interest of hundreds of thousands of people and also look good.
The nice thing about this game is that you can earn money playing the game, but also wager NFTs to get the most out of the game. The game is currently (June 2022) still in the beta phase, so investing your time and money in this remains a risk. Beginning crypto projects have everything to prove, but with an experienced team, Big Time has an edge over most play-to-earn games.