Alien Worlds has established itself as the fastest-growing NFT game, allowing users to earn crypto in-game. It not only takes the top spot among dApp games but is also second among all dApps by 30-day users.
Within five months since its launch in December last year, the game’s user base crossed 2.1 million. Today, the game boasts over 3.3 million users.
What exactly is Alien Worlds? Moreover, why is this blockchain trading card game so popular?
What is Alien Worlds?
Alien Worlds is an NFT DeFi metaverse on the Ethereum, WAX, and Binance Smart Chain blockchains. A play-to-earn, free-to-play browser game, it focuses on exploration and mining. It allows players to own lands, collect tools and avatars, use minions in battles, and earn crypto via Alien Worlds’ expansive system.
Acoording to DappRadar data, Alien Worlds has grown its userbase by 9.87% in the past 30 days to add over 1 million users. Additionally, it has amassed $427.22 million in transactions (at the time of writing).
About Trilium (TLM), Alien Worlds’ In-Game token
In the Alien Worlds Metaverse, you play the role of an explorer in the year 2055. Your aim is to explore the metaverse, go to different planets, and mine their resource: Trilium.
Trilium (TLM) is an ERC-20 token that works across the metaverse as the game’s native currency. Currently, it spans across Ethereum and WAX Blockchains, enjoying the benefits of both. Similarly to AXS from Axie Infinity, you can earn the Alien Worlds native token, Trilium, in various ways. Reportedly, Trilium has a finite supply of 5 billion.
What is Trilium For?
Actually, Trilium has lots of uses. You could use it to buy NFTs or exchange it for fiat currency. In fact, you could also stake it in return for many benefits including; voting power in a planet’s activities, and participating in Nebula events.
The Alien Worlds Universe is spread across seven planets, each of which is a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO). Yes, each planet has its own elected government represented by Planetary Councilors. As each planet is independent, each has its own games and NFTs. However, daily Trilium is allocated to planets from the central metaverse.
Actually, as some planets live on different blockchains, they each offer distinctive mechanisms. For instance, on WAX planets users can mine Trilium. Meanwhile, BSC planets offer missions.
Furthermore, every item in the game, be it land, avatars, or tools, are tradable tokens on the Blockchain. Each NFT has its own purpose in the game and comes with varied attributes. For example, some tools can improve mining efficiency in some terrains, as is the case with using Artunian Shovel on Rocky Desert. These NFT trading cards are available to mint directly or purchase on secondary markets.
NFTs: Land, Tools, Minions, and Weapons
Each NFT in the game comes with six different rarities: Abundant, Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Mythical. Furthermore, there are four different levels of shininess: Stone, Gold, Stardust, and Antimatter. You can combine any four identical NFTs to upgrade it.
The following are the various NFTs in the game:
- Land: These represent parcels of land on various planets. You can obtain land by buying land packs or buying Land NFTs on NFT marketplaces.
- Tools: Tools are what you use to mine lands. These come with varied strengths.
- Minions: NFTs you use in battles or the fighting game.
- Weapons: These are also used in the fighting game to battle other explorers.
- Avatars: These are game cards used to play the game. These are: Greys, Reptiloids, Little Green Persons, Nordics, and Robotrons.
Earning Crypto In Alien Worlds
As mentioned earlier, one way you can earn money in the game is by exchanging Trilium for fiat currency. At the time of writing, TLM was priced at $0.3646, with a 24-hour trading volume of $311 million. However, there are plenty more ways to earn TLM.
Mostly, you earn Trilium by mining. Then, your mining rewards will depend on the land, setup and the tools you use.
If you own Land, you will earn a rental commission every time someone mines on your digital property. Actually, it’s not unlike digital real estate. Essentially, this commission is part of the Trilium mining rewards the miner earns. By default, you get 20% of the rewards but you can adjust this percentage as you like.
Finally, there’s something called the Land Fund. In short, it’s an Alien Worlds crypto fund from the collective commission of unopened lands. Essentially, Alien Worlds distributes this crypto stash to landowners in an effort to share some wealth.
Meanwhile, you can participate in various missions and battles to win TLM and NFTs. Then, you can earn by selling or trading your NFT game cards on secondary markets.
How To Play Alien Worlds
Step One: Set up your account
Firstly, choose a username and either a male or female character. You will also receive an avatar and a mining tool to start off with. You can find both of these as NFTs in your WAX wallet.
Step Two: Choose a planet to start mining.
Go to the Mining Hub and select Mine to mine your rewards. Once the mining time is over, you will be able to claim Trilium, the Alien Worlds in-game token.
Step Three: Explore the metaverse!
You can take part in various activities in the Alien Worlds Metaverse.
Alien Worlds Is The Perfect P2E Game
Play-to-earn blockchain games have been growing exponentially – Alien Worlds included. In fact, the chart-topping blockchain game raised over $2 million in a TLM sale to private investors in March 2021. Some of its prominent investors include Animoca Brands, China’s Meitu app creator Longling Capital, 3Commas, and Digital Assets Group.
Now, Alien Worlds’ crypto metaverse is expanding across the globe. Co-founder Saro McKenna told CoinDesk, “Metaverses are the new social media – where people will come to socialize.”
“We have given them a world, or rather worlds, where people can come together and talk about what they want to do and achieve,” McKenna added. “And the competitive element between the planets makes for interesting conjecture.”