Influence, CyBall, Thetan Arena, KOGs SLAM!, MOBOX, Aavegotchi, DeHorizon, and Genopets have all partnered with Yield Guild Games (YGG), a decentralized gaming guild led by Filipinos that lends gaming NFT assets to players so they can begin playing and earning from blockchain play to earn games with no upfront costs beginning in October 2021. YGG, which was founded in late 2020, now owns and runs over 18 popular play to earn games for its customers, including Axie Infinity, Splinterlands, and Zed Run.
Following a total of US$22.4 million in funding earlier this year, including $9.9 million in an initial round led by Delphi Digital, an intermediate round led by BITKRAFT, and an advanced round led by a16z, as well as a US$12.5 million initial sale of its tokens to gamers, YGG plans to use the funds to acquire assets in leading NFT play to earn games in order to provide its community with opportunities to play and earn income in blockchain-based game economies. The most current Asset & Treasury Report contains a detailed breakdown of YGG’s crypto holdings. Click here for taking a sneak peek into the best play to earn games.
“Community participation is a vital component of any YGG game purchase,” said Sarutobi Sasuke, YGG’s Head of Partnerships, outlining the company’s approach to assessing the prospects associated with various NFT play to earn games. “The team reviews the gameplay and game economics to ensure that the play to earn games have a robust and fair game economy that adequately compensates players for their time and effort,” he said, adding that a guild, team, or league component is also important because it encourages cooperative effort among the guild’s scholars.
The following is a rundown of YGG’s most recent game collaborations, including details on the in-game assets the guild purchased and the user advantages they will give.
Influence is a space strategy-focused massively multiplayer online game (MMO) that mixes fun gameplay with true ownership of NFT game assets. Players compete in a number of ways, including mining, building, trade, research, and conflict, and take third-person control of their ships and the facilities they build in an immersive three-dimensional universe. With the introduction of their soon-to-be-released token, SWAY, which players can obtain via gameplay, Influence allows in-game transactions for resources, components, ships, and asteroids.
The 46th largest asteroid in the Solar System, KJ-44947, a carbonaceous C-type asteroid, has been purchased by YGG. YGG has also acquired around 30 small asteroids for the YGG community’s benefit.
CyBall is a play-to-earn game with a cyberpunk theme in which players collect, trade, mentor, and fight CyBlocs, who are fictitious cyborg characters represented on the blockchain as collectible and transferable NFTs. Players may use their CyBlocs to play in a range of game kinds with varying rewards by developing their CyBlocs. Existing CyBlocs may also “mentor” younger CyBlocs, allowing the next generation of unique NFTs to flourish.
In collaboration with CyBall, YGG was able to obtain a part of the initial Genesis CyBloc NFT packets, allowing YGG to equip at least 1,000 CyBall students from the start.
Through a combination of gaming talents and teamwork, users may recruit friends, form teams, fight other players, and earn token rewards in this mobile-optimized multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. The game is free to play, and players may earn Thetan Coins, which are in-game tokens (THC). Additionally, the game contains a play-to-earn feature that allows players to earn more tokens by using Premium Heroes.
At Thetan Arena’s token auction, YGG acquired 250 Common Heroes, 100 Epic Heroes, and 50 Legendary Heroes.
RFOX’s KOGs SLAM! is a blockchain mobile game with rules that are reminiscent of the 1990s craze POGs. KOGs SLAM!, on the other hand, has evolved into a digital game that incorporates NFT products as game components. KOGs are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that may only be used on the WAX network. They are collectible, playable, transferrable, and slammable. KOGs SLAM! introduces a play-to-earn idea to millions of Southeast Asian users, allowing players to earn KOGs and in-game tokens called KOINS via daily goals and tournaments, and then trade their winnings for real-world cash.
YGG has also purchased one of two Marquee Brand SHOPs in RFOX VALT’s Gaming quarter, an interactive and fully immersive retail experience with gaming components that forms its own isolated Metaverse virtual environment. Members of YGG will be able to interact with the community, collect NFTs, and play to earn games by visiting YGG’s SHOP in VR.
MOBOX is a community-driven gaming platform that combines yield farming with non-fungible in-game tokens to offer a free-to-play and play-to-earn gaming experience. MOBOX presently features four play to earn games on its platform: MOMO: Block Brawl, MOMO: Token Master, MOMO: Farmer, and MOMO: Trade Action are some of the MOMO games. Extra characters, lottery wheels, and incentives may all be purchased using MBOX, the MOBOX DAO’s native governance token.
YGG has obtained five Legendary MOMO NFTs with the YGG logo, as well as 100 KEYS that may be used to harvest MBOX tokens in every MOBOX play to earn games.
Aavegotchi is a virtual pet game similar to Tamagotchi, except with pixelated ghosts that live on the Ethereum blockchain and use the Polygon network. These ERC-721-compliant NFTs are valued based on their rarity level, which is decided by a variety of factors such as basic attributes, equipped wearables, and the amount of staked collateral, such as Aave Protocol interest-bearing tokens. A player may visit their property and rent it out to Aavegotchis to share a piece of the agricultural produce and access further farming options, as well as the entire spectrum of social and adventurous gameplay, by connecting their wallets.
YGG and its subDAOs Yield Guild SEA and Yield Guild ASIA have purchased Yield Guild-themed land plots (REALM parcels) as well as Aavegotchi avatars. Wearables will also be available before the Gotchiverse launches in December.
Additionally, YGG scholars have access to the DeHorizon metaverse’s huge fantasy world, where they may play for fun or make money. Players will be able to explore an expansive world of epic battles, minting NFT monsters, mining resources, embarking on heroic quests, and taming wild creatures in DeHorizon play to earn games, which will be based on Ethereum-EVM compatible chains. DeHorizon games include DeVerse, a group-versus-group adventure game, DeTournament, a weekly battle royale game, and DeQuidditch, a dragon-riding fantasy sports game.
Unique weaponry and equipment, a Dragon racing team, a DeMeta Pass ID, and 40 monsters known as JuJus have all been earned by YGG in the DeHorizon play to earn games.
YGG also extended its gaming assets inside the Solana ecosystem by partnering with Genopets, a play-to-earn game that pioneered the use of move-to-play concepts and promoted physical activity. Genopets are generative NFTs with eight different bionic traits and extremities that fall into one of five elemental groups that may be tweaked and customised. The software transforms users’ real-world movement into XP (experience points) for in-game progression, combining Tamagotchi-style care with Pokémon-style training and fights via asynchronous puzzle mini-games.
In addition to GENE governance tokens, YGG has bought custom-branded Genopets Habitats.