Cryptocurrency and video games quickly collide into an entirely new world of “play-to-earn” games as a part of a larger Web3 movement. The result is that a whole new generation of gaming experiences are being developed, one in which players are being incentivized to continue spending time in the gaming ecosystem. The result is that this trend has already overtaken traditional business models in the gaming industry. With the DeFi gaming market showing no signs of slowing down, many are looking for opportunities to join in, effectively taking part in this new movement. The decision then becomes which game holds the most potential.
One key differentiator is the presence of a credible backer, which can suggest that the direction a game might be venturing down has a good chance of turning out. Devikins, a blockchain game developed by developers with AAA experience and backed by Klever, making it one of the newer games worth calling out.
Klever has increased in popularity in the TRON ecosystem, being known for its wallet and proprietary token, KLV. Together, the involvement of Klever with the Devikins game may result in a mutually beneficial arrangement, allowing Klever to one day overtake the price of TRON and Devikins to deliver a gaming experience in which players can earn. Klever.io remains one of the project’s main partners, helping the Devikins team develop their blockchain and sitting alongside them as advisors. Furthermore, while Devikins is currently being developed on the Tron blockchain, plans include moving to the Klever blockchain post-launch.
Devikins is played as a mobile game in the Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) genre. The game was developed by MoonLabs, creating an ever-expanding world with a player-first mentality. As a result, each playable character player is a nonfungible token (NFT), making each player the sole owner of a wholly unique playable character with value in the Devikins universe and the physical world as well. Following the JRPG genre, players will note many features common in classic games, where the waters of nostalgia run deep and the soundtrack is one worth listening to.
Where spooky meets wild
The game, itself, is set so players can collect playable characters referred to as devikins, each with a spooky look and a personality that is nothing short of wild. Devikins are brought into the game as babies, where they must then be trained to unlock value as they achieve their maximum potential. As players reach adulthood, they can then gain the opportunity to engage in combat, secure loot, gain prestige and take advantage of other engaging experiences. In addition to adventure, each devikin may engage in a passion gig, allowing two parents to request the rebirth of a child.
The number of gaming opportunities in Devikins is diverse, with two different mechanics at play. As babies, characters engage in training, similar to the classic Tamagotchi game, nurturing characters into adulthood. It is at this period that devikins will take on new tasks, adventures and epic battles, all while earning items. If at any point a devikin is not performing as expected, the option exists to trade them for the proprietary token on the marketplace.
Since characters exist as NFTs, value is taken a step further since anyone, even those who aren’t players, can collect these creatures, hold them in their wallets or trade them on the marketplace.
A full schedule for 2022
Devikins has already shown promise with an astronomical NFT shop release, where 300 thousand NFT game characters were sold just 24 hours after opening. Following the major sale, Devikins rolled out a closed beta for the first phase of the game.
2022 presents another busy year for the team, which shares a full release for the project’s Phase 1 and 2 are on its way, alongside the introduction of training gameplay and the complete RPG experience with character progression and combat.
A team member from Devikins speaks out about the project, inviting players to their ecosystem by stating, “Devikins is a full package. A fun and engaging RPG game with wonderful graphics, a memorable soundtrack, and a big nostalgia factor. All of it is fuelled by cryptocurrency and NFTS. It is a classical RPG genre meeting the hot and trendy play-to-earn model.”
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