As we approach the launch of MarketSquare, we want to give our community an inside look at some of the projects coming to MarketSquare. Working side by side and collaborating with these projects will not only help make MarketSquare the new homepage for the decentralized web but will also create a variety of resources, features, and uses for MarketSquare. Today we would like to introduce you to Axie Infinity!
What is Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity is a digital pet universe where players battle, raise and trade fantasy creatures called Axies. On its surface, it may seem simplistic but the inner-workings of this game and the gameplay systems run deep. Axie Infinity takes advantage of blockchain technology and gives players full ownership over their in-game assets. According to Dapp Rader , Axie Infinity is the most popular game on the Ethereum blockchain. When you dive into the mechanics of the game, take in the art style and take a moment to appreciate the callbacks to popular franchises like Pokemon, it is easy to see why the game has gotten so much praise.
Some interesting statistics:
- The most expensive Axie to date was sold for over 300 ETH
- Over 25,000 ETH has changed hands on Axie’s in-house marketplace
- Axie Infinity currently has over 19,000 monthly active users.
To play the game players start by purchasing three Axies on the Axie Marketplace. The game is currently in alpha phase, but in the future players will be able to start playing without having to purchase Axies. Instead, they will receive non-transferable Axies that have a capped earning potential. After a player has acquired their Axies they can play the PVE adventure mode, battle with their teams in PVP or breed their Axies. All Axies that are earned through breeding can then be used to battle, trade or be put up for sale on the Axie Marketplace.
MarketSquare and Axie Infinity
As MarketSquare continues to grow, we are constantly looking for ways to highlight all of our gaming partners and collaborators. One common thread that ties every game featured on MarketSquare is the strength of their communities. Each of them is filled with passionate fans and players. Axie Infinity for example, recently won Play To Earn’s Blockchain Game of the Year Award for Most Passionate Community.
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When MarketSquare launches we hope to place an emphasis on some of the most innovative games in the blockchain space. This will be accomplished through the use of hubs. MarketSquare’s gaming hub will feature trending games, video content, news and more! We look forward to featuring Axie Infinity as they continue to make strides in the gaming space.