Castle of Blackwater x Avalaunch: IDO Announcement

Castle of Blackwater is a thrilling social deduction game on Beam, merging a mysterious world of trust and betrayal, with powerful Web3 features that rewards players for their skill and engagement. It elevates the social deduction genre by intertwining innovative gameplay with an ownership-driven social experience, allowing players to deeply engage and form a passionate community around the intrigue and magic of Blackwater Town.

Trust or Treachery: The Battle Within Blackwater Castle

Set in the perilous confines of Blackwater Castle, up to 15 players are cast into one of three distinct factions, each offering unique play styles and strategies for victory. Players must navigate alliances and deception in a high-stakes battle between good and evil, with only one side emerging victorious.

Each containing a set of diverse characters, the factions are:

  • The Protectors: Emblematic of teamwork, compassion, and trust, this faction embodies the forces of good. Their goal is to collaboratively complete tasks assigned by the castle.
  • The Satanic: A group of malevolent scholars intent on overthrowing and ruling through sabotage and blood sacrifice. Their tactics revolve around gaining the castle’s favor by deceiving the other factions.
  • The Forgotten: These are the most selfish individuals of the party, made up of scholars on the brink of madness due to information overload, losing loved ones to the castle or social alienation. They navigate the game by manipulating both allies and enemies, embodying a wildcard element in the gameplay.

In Castle of Blackwater, players must leverage their faction’s strengths and exploit their opponents’ weaknesses, using deduction and strategy to survive and escape with their lives intact.

The game progresses through a series of recurring cycles, made up of a day cycle, a night cycle, and a voting round. During the day, players must choose from an endless list of tasks, presenting an extensive array of challenges. As nightfall envelopes the castle, shadows lengthen and darkness creeps into every corner, rendering visibility almost nonexistent. In this veil of obscurity, the castle becomes a Satanic playground, allowing for unseen forces to eliminate victims with chilling precision. Finally, in the voting round, accusations fly and fates are sealed. Those deemed guilty are mercilessly executed by the castle.

Crafting the Optimal Web3 Economy

Castle of Blackwater integrates Web3 features to deepen player engagement and establish ownership over in-game items and the economy, to allow for aligned incentives. By leveraging Beam, Castle of Blackwater provides a frictionless introduction to these Web3 features for fans of the social deduction genre.

The game represents an evolution of the Play-to-Earn (P2E) model that has significantly impacted Web3 gaming. It aims to develop a sustainable economy across diverse game modes to appeal to all players, whether they are just playing for fun or wish to maximize their earnings. By offering both casual and ranked modes, Castle of Blackwater is able to cater to a wide spectrum of player types. Each game mode is designed with its own economic framework and balancing mechanisms, to ensure that Castle of Blackwater can accommodate player growth whilst maintaining a healthy economy.

For competitive players, ranked mode introduces a dual-token system, consisting of the COBS utility token and COBE, the value accrual token. This intricately designed Web3 economy carefully balances value creation and extraction, strategically finding an equilibrium between the two.

By separating the two tokens, Castle of Blackwater is able to implement specialized balancing mechanisms to ensure the game’s scalability and sustainability. This approach also aligns players more closely with the game’s growth and differentiates speculative activities from genuine in-game utility. Castle of Blackwater’s deep focus on its rewards and utility system showcases their pioneering efforts in establishing a sustainable economic model for Web3 games to flourish.

COBE Utility

  • Earned through official tournaments and community events – players are rewarded for their skill, with increasing incentives for high-skilled players. This approach fosters long-lasting player relationships and ensures rewards cannot be farmed.
  • Buying premium assets such as ranked characters and cosmetics.
  • Buying future exclusive land plots and living spaces in Blackwater Town.
  • Governance voting rights on topics such as product development priorities and the allocation of COBE collected from marketplace sales.


Partners & Backers

“Remo and Jojo are entrepreneurs pur-sang. I haven’t met many people who can get so much done with such limited resources. They have domain expertise in so many areas due to sheer willpower and the ability to pick up new skills very quickly.

It’s incredible how much passion they have for this project and for the game they are building. I am confident they will grind for as long as its needed to make this a success.

They have also built a great team around them in the past year. Displaying both good leadership and management skills. In part because the resources were initially limited, they positively selected people who have a passion for the project & game itself, without sacrificing skill or competence.

Rarely do we see teams with the web3 know-how and the actual game-building know-how combined across the team. CoB has this. They have already proven they can harness web3 elements successfully and foster a web3 community. While they are now also proving they can build a comprehensive game and integrate the two worlds into each other.

Social deduction is an underserved genre in our opinion, one that can be very suited for web3 mechanics.

At Merit Circle we are very excited to have entered into a very close partnership with CoB. We have big expectations for the project and we will do our part in making it a success.”

Tommy Quite, Merit Circle

Official Links

Website | Game | Twitter | Discord | Youtube

Castle of Blackwater: Avalaunch IDO

Castle of Blackwater team on working with Avalaunch:

“Since our very first meeting, the Avalaunch team have been nothing but professional, supportive and friendly. Their understanding of the AVAX ecosystem, and how to run a successful IDO campaign, is both admirable and reassuring. We look forward to our continued collaboration.”

Funding Numbers

  • Seed Round – 750K USD – 10M COBE at 0.075 USD
  • Strategic Round – 1M USD – 10M COBE at 0.1 USD
  • Private Round – 600K USD – 4M COBE at 0.15 USD
  • Public Round* – 1.3M USD – 6.5M COBE at 0.2 USD

Total Raise: 3.65M USD

*Avalaunch IDO – 400K USD  - 2M COBE at 0.2 USD per token

Supply Breakdown

Total Supply: 100,000,000 (COBE)

  • Community Initial Distribution: 1M COBE (1%)
  • Creator/Builder Fund: 5M COBE (5%)
  • Tournaments: 5M COBE (5%)
  • Marketing: 5M COBE (5%)
  • Player incentives/rewards: 16.5M COBE (16.5%)
  • Treasury: 10M COBE (10%)
  • Team: 15M COBE (15%)
  • Advisors: 5M COBE (5%)
  • Seed Round (Incubation): 10M COBE (10%)
  • Strategic Round: 10M COBE (10%)
  • Private Round (Holders): 4M COBE (4%)
  • Public Round: 6.5M COBE (6.5%)
  • Liquidity: 7M COBE (7%)

Note: COBE tokens allocated for the Creator/Builder Fund, Tournaments, Marketing, Player Incentives and the Treasury will not necessarily be brought into circulation at once when they reach their respective unlocks, as these tokens will only be utilized to benefit the game when relevant.

Vesting Following TGE

  • Community Initial Distribution: 100% unlocked at TGE
  • Creator/Builder fund: 12 months cliff, 12 months linear vesting
  • Tournaments: 12 months cliff, 24 months linear vesting
  • Marketing: 36 months linear vesting
  • Player incentives/rewards: 60 months exponential vesting increasing with 1.6% monthly until fully vested
  • Treasury: 12 months cliff, 36 months linear vesting
  • Team: 12 months cliff, 36 months linear vesting
  • Advisors: 12 months cliff, 36 months linear vesting
  • Seed Round (Incubation): 6% unlocked at TGE, 6 months cliff, 20 months linear vesting
  • Strategic Round: 8% unlocked at TGE, 6 months cliff, 18 months linear vesting
  • Private Round (Holders): 15% unlocked at TGE, 4 months cliff, 8 months linear vesting
  • Public Round: 20% unlocked at TGE, 1 month cliff, 7 months linear vesting
  • Liquidity: 50% unlocked at TGE, 6 months cliff, 4 months linear vesting

Other Info

  • Initial Liquidity: 200K USD and COBE
  • Initial Circulating Supply: 4.30%
  • Initial Market Cap: $860,000 (excluding liquidity)
  • Avalaunch IDO: 400K USD  - 2M COBE at 0.2 USD per token

Castle of Blackwater IDO Schedule

Registration Schedule

Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. (UTC)
Registration Closes: Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. (UTC)

Sale Schedule

Validator Round Begins: Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)
Validator Round Closes: Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. (UTC)

Staking Round Begins: Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. (UTC)
Staking Round Closes: Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)

Booster Round Begins: Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)
Booster Round Closes: Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. (UTC)

How to Participate

To participate in Avalaunch sales, users will have to:

  • Complete their KYC Registration | Tutorial
  • Stake XAVA to secure their allocation | Tutorial
  • Register for the sale when Registration opens | Tutorial

About Castle of Blackwater

At its core, Castle of Blackwater is a next-generation social deduction game, where players are caught in a magical castle of mystery and deception. With its thrillingly suspenseful gameplay, and innovative blockchain-powered game economics, Castle of Blackwater seeks to prove how web3 technologies can best be applied in the world of social gaming.

About Avalaunch

Avalaunch is a launchpad powered by the Avalanche platform, allowing new and innovative projects to seamlessly prepare for launch with an emphasis on fair and broad distribution. With its values deeply rooted in the early Avalanche community, we are able to offer projects confident, informed users who are aligned with the long-term goals of the rapidly expanding application ecosystem. Leveraging Avalanche’s scalable, high-throughput, and low-latency platform, Avalaunch is built by users, for teams, to help grow strong communities.

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