Posted: 5 months ago.
To start you choose a team and are given some coins. You bet these coins on the outcome of simulated series of matches for each season that lasts one week. You also get coins when your team wins. You get coins if the player you idolise in the game gets home runs or strikes out other players.
Matches are played every day on the hour. You can watch these games unfold live as the game stats are updated by the simulation. Then, at the end of the season there are wild card, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals culminating on Saturday.
Between seasons, on Sunday, players can use any coins they have won through betting correctly on matches, to improve the stats of their team with Blessings (or steal other team's players) and vote for special events or even Decrees that change next season's rules.
This evolving, crowd-controlled, aspect of the game has attracted a large online community of players. As the game has evolved through its first 11 seasons all manner of fan-fiction, lore, art and team twitter accounts have been created by players. This is then incorporated into the team pages of the game.
It's a game designed to bring people together. And it does this by granted a degree of control to players while retaining an overarching plot and mystery. What started as a small indie game for a few friends is fast developing the kind of attention and fans usually associated to big franchises like Star Wars.
Currently Blaseball is on a break so you can't play as there are no active seasons. The developer states that "Blaseball will be back. We plan to bring you more exciting action every week. But to do that, we need some time to fix bugs, add some features, make the machines bigger, and breathe. Our team is exhausted and overworked. We need a little time to recoup so Blaseball can come back stronger than ever."
Players: You can play this with 100 players online.
Not yet rated, although we expect this to be PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. It has some absurd happenings like players being incinerated but this isn’t depicted graphically. It has some light horror, but this is more humorous than scary. More gallows humour than Call of Duty.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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