After decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) made headlines last year, the play-to-earn concept has also been gaining momentum across the crypto community.
Play-to-earn games allow players worldwide to benefit from the security and decentralization features of blockchain by getting rewarded with digital currencies or NFTs.
There are many gaming companies adopting the play-to-earn approach, but one blockchain gaming company brings this model to the horror genre.
FEAR, a horror ecosystem founded by Jonathan and Patrick Carey, is providing horror fans with a scary ecosystem of games, NFTs, and a dark metaverse. Horror is one of the most-watched gaming niches on YouTube, and FEAR plans to leverage the increasing demand for this genre, unlocking its potential with NFT ownership and rewarding horror gamers with Fear tokens for achieving certain goals in their games.
Cautiously walking into the world of fear
Co-founders Jonathan and Patrick Carey launched FEAR in 2021, while each brings with them over two decades of experience within the gaming sector. The previous five games they co-created have been played and viewed on YouTube over 600 million times. The Carey brothers share their excitement about bringing scary and shocking entertainment to the blockchain:
“The dark side of blockchain gaming has arrived, and we aren’t here to deliver fluffy games with rainbows and sunshine, but instead something heavily engrossing through original, shocking gameplay, jump scares, captivating stories and those never seen before evil antagonists,” CEO Jonathan Carey explains.
The company’s philosophy is entertainment first, crypto second. The project is fueled by a proprietary token called Fear, which provides users with access to the ecosystem of games, many of which integrate NFTs. The games aim to attract mass retail gamers by offering great entertainment that can’t be experienced anywhere else with the support of crypto.
The Fear token resides on Ethereum (ETH), Polygon (MATIC) and Binance Smart Chain (BSC), enabling users to earn the token by playing the games, staking or holding it to benefit from the potential price appreciation.
The Fear ecosystem comprises several games, including Flagship FEAR Wolf NFT – a metaverse NFT Wolf companion soon to launch with utility inside and outside FEAR games, Fear Museum, an original interactive horror gateway to Fear’s upcoming 3D HorrorVerse, and The Crypt..
The Crypt is an evil idle clicker and farming game where you play as a Crypt Keeper chosen to do the bidding of dark overlords. Your job is to capture and harvest the souls of humans with the help of various demons and devious devices across multiple worlds. These souls can eventually be converted into Fear tokens through various means including fighting against human raiders in a card battle system.
Users can also play Clucking Hell, Araya and Undead Neighbour, among others. The ecosystem will comprise more horror games as the network expands.
To simplify getting and using the Fear Token, the ecosystem provides users with the FEAR in-game wallet. This intuitive digital wallet is suitable for gaming fans that have little to no technical knowledge of blockchain and NFTs. For example, users can buy the Fear token with a credit card and explore the exciting NFTs inside the game.
The project has been backed by an experienced team that has managed to secure high-profile partnerships with big names, including Epik Prime, DAO Maker, Muon Network, the Blockchain Game Alliance and Quickswap.
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