Blockstars is a music management simulation game, in which players put together Bands of musicians called Blockstars, who write, record & release Singles, package their greatest hits into Albums, go Busking & Gigging, put in the time & effort to improve their skills and ultimately work towards the goal of earning enough money to start & upgrade their own Record Label - which in turn unlocks a whole new game loop in which players sign up & nurture the next generation of Blockstar talent.
Gameplay is based on the real-world passage of time, centered around the 24-hour clock. The game is designed & balanced to allow both experienced players as well as complete beginners to compete for spots on the leaderboards, based on a variety of factors that enables competition across many varied play styles (so yes, you can of course still min-max your way to a top spot on one of the leaderboards if that's your jam, but there will be multiple different ways to compete, win & earn).
Winners of Limited-Time Events across various categories of competition earn rewards in the form of $ROC, the game's main SPL token on the Solana blockchain. $ROC is used for major game actions (such as minting, buying & selling Blockstars and other in-game NFT assets, as well as determining governance structure), and is being designed to be resilient to inflationary pressures that some other Play-to-Earn games have experienced through careless economy design. There is a second, in-game utility currency called $ROL that is used day-to-day for basic game actions.
Blockstars is being designed from the ground up to embrace the best of what blockchain technologies enable for gaming: true Play-and-Earn, true ownership of in-game assets, and a true ownership stake in the future Roadmap of Blockstars.