What is Castle of Blackwater?
Castle of Blackwater is a 2D Social Deduction game set in a magical castle of mystery and deception. Up to 15 players are divided into 3 factions, and each players is given a unique role with abilities that define their playstyle. Depending on the faction they represent, players will either complete tasks around the castle and attempt to forge alliances with their unknown allies, or instead pretend to do as such while secretly sabotaging and murdering the other players. For a detailled guide on how to play Castle of Blackwater, check out our online wiki.
What is Social Deduction?
Social Deduction is a genre of game in which players attempt to uncover each other's hidden role or team allegiance through communication and perception. By analysing the behaviours and alibi’s of different players, one can slowly find more evidence and build up a case against another player. There is usually a ‘good’ and an ‘evil’ side, in which the good are trying to achieve an objective and the evil are pretending to be good, but secretly eliminating them.
Where can I play Castle of Blackwater?
Castle of Blackwater will eventually be available on both PC and mobile. In it's initial alpha and beta stage, the game can be found on the Elixir web3 launcher, but shortly after, the game will also be downloadable from the Steam and Epic Games launchers. Once the game expands to mobile, it will be found in the Google and Apple stores.
When will the game be released?
Castle of Blackwater is set to go into Beta release on March 2024, featuring a fully playable and enjoyable core gameplay loop, peer-to-peer matchmaking and some navigational menu features. The full public release on PC, including inventory management, social features, progression systems and more, is set for the end of 2024. Mobile versions of the game are aimed to be released early in 2025.
What makes Castle of Blackwater a Web3 game?
Castle of Blackwater was founded out of the principle that gamers should have more authentic ownership over their in-game assets. However, as not to distance ourselves from the mainstream gamer community, we will offer two different levels of play; casual and competitive. The casual version of the game will be comparable to any existing free-to-play game, and can be enjoyed by any regular gaming that does not care about web3 features and ownership. Players that wish to engage with the web3 side of the game are able to play the competitive version of Castle of Blackwater, which will require purchasing and holding at least one NFT character to gain access. Any assets purchased in the competitive version of the game can be traded between players for digital currencies.
How can I get involved in the community?
Our community is the lifeblood of our game. They have helped us shape the game since the day of its inception, and they are our primary point of reflection when considering new ideas and mechanics. If you would like to get involved with our community, to become a part of our evolution or find new player groups, you're best option is to join our Discord community. Furthermore, to stay updated on updates and news, you can follow us on Twitter, TikTok and Youtube, or subscribe to our newsletter.
How can I get in contact with the team?
The easiest way to get in touch with the team is through our Discord. Here, our team members and founders are active daily, and always eager to help newcomers. If you want to reach out more privately with a proposal or offer, feel free to open a support ticket through our Discord, and our staff will be able to respond as quickly as possible.