Web3 Gaming On Elrond: Knights Of Cathena Is Shaping The Next Generation Of Turn-Based Strategy Combat With Blockchain Technology

Beniamin Mincu
Jan 20, 2022
2 min read

We’re excited to announce that Knights of Cathena, the blockchain-based medieval turn-based combat strategy game, is building on Elrond!

Developed by fivefingergames GmbH in Germany, Knights of Cathena introduces a variation of the Play2Earn mechanism called Play-And-Earn, which utilizes compelling blockchain-based mechanics to enhance the gaming experience.

“The majority of gamers are still on the sideline when it comes to blockchain gaming because of the negative reputation of Play2Earn farming, which shifts the focus away from fun and towards profit. Our Play-And-Earn approach is a more subtle variation that is intended to be an additional incentive, without all the waiting times, costs and complexity typically associated with blockchains, which is precisely why we are excited to build on Elrond Network.” said Lukas Anetsberger, fivefingergames GmbH CEO.

Players will compete in entertaining and challenging medieval battles, taking turns to control a small army of knights, mages, hunters and priests that can each be customized using NFTs earned or purchased in-game using Cathena Gold.

The game will fuse ESDTs and NFTs with its Noble Houses guild system, taking cooperative play at the next level as gamers will work together to become the dominant faction of Cathena, with the most worthy of them becoming King, earning respect and tribute from all the other players.

“Not only does blockchain gaming bring an increase in the efficiency and profitability of in-game economies, but it allows for blockchain orchestrated interoperability to fuse multiple different online words into one metaverse. The Elrond Web3 payments infrastructure and rich NFT ecosystem are powerful catalysts for the success of Knights of Cathena.” said Beniamin Mincu, Elrond Network CEO.

The turn-based strategy Play-And-Earn title is in advanced stages of development and is coming to PCs, iOS and Android mobile devices later this year. Discover the Kingdom of Cathena: https://knights-of-cathena.com/

About Elrond

Elrond is a new blockchain architecture, designed from scratch to bring a 1,000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 5-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.

About Knights of Cathena

Knights of Cathena is a revolutionary game that offers a joyful introduction to a world full of action packed PvP gameplay fused with NFTs, Tokens and Play & Earn all powered by blockchain technology. Thanks to the seamless integration with the Elrond Network, players won’t need any prior knowledge or initial investment to play, thus appealing to the vast majority of enthusiasts who are yet to overcome the typical barriers of blockchain gaming.


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Written by
Beniamin Mincu
CEO, Elrond Network