Certain genres of gaming are in fashion. Shooter RPGs. Survival games. Exploration and discovery are the focus of immersive action-adventure expeditions. There are also battle-based games. These revolve around the mecha fighting machines.
This isn’t a surprise, of course. This is evident in the popularity of robotics and cannons as arms, which has been demonstrated by the Erfolg von the TransformersThe franchise has grossed $4.86 billion worldwide. Making it the 13th-highest-grossing movie franchise of all time.
However, what happens when mecha goes into the metaverse. That’s a question a new blockchain-based gaming project wants to answer.
Mecha Morphing (Action Role-Playing Game), is an addictive ARPG that utilizes digital currency, NFTs and other means to provide players endless earning opportunities. The game takes place in a huge virtual world which represents Earth circa 2107.
All the climate doomsayers were wrong. The entire world has been flooded with biblical floods. Sarin is the unforgiving ruler in this environment. Sarin is a kind of futuristic Leopold. He has amassed precious materials (metals, fossil fuel etc.) and waged a vicious campaign against the people. Just to underscore his villainy, ol’ Sarin has an army of mass-produced cyborgs to do his bidding too.
Luckily, a cast of cyberpunk rebels are fronting up to Sarin’s despotic regime, sourcing and trading natural resources and the mecha they create. This dark and bleak metaverse offers hope to players: The more material they have, the better their skills, armor, weapons, and abilities will be. Play-to-earn (P2E) opportunities abound, with gamers able to earn financial rewards for their exploits under Sarin’s callous dictatorship.
Battles, of course, constitute a major part of the game – and players improve their characters’ stamina with every victory over opposing mobs and cyborgs. Skirmishes are AI-generated based on the combatants’ stats and health (as verified by Chainlink), as well as the random attributes of the environment in which the fighting takes place. Mecha Morphing’s developers have also intuited that PvP (player vs player) will be implemented in the future, whereupon gamers can challenge other rebels to duels.
The main activity will be PvE (player against environment), arena fights, bounty mode, (complete tasks in order to win prizes) and looting. This is where characters launch raids into regions that have valuable resources. It’s also possible to “forge” weapons and armour by assembling the necessary materials to produce a powerful weapon that can then be wielded on the battleground. Players can trade almost all NFT-tokenized items (including land) on the market.
An enterprising and talented player can create their own mini-economy by selling valuable assets and mecha on the marketplace. If a player is lucky enough to acquire a land NFT – and the terrain is rich in resources – the token-holder might alternatively elect to trade materials while retaining the land itself as a long-term investment. Land NFT token-holders can get to. Collect the resourcesThe land is productive regularly. That said, the terrain can lose value if plunderers successfully loot its valuable materials – which can, in turn, be used to forge better weapons.
Projects like Mecha Morphing seek to combine appealing graphics and engaging gameplay with the profit-generating potential of DeFi protocols – principally trading, in this case.
The internal market allows for purchases of the in-game currency, $MMC. You can use $MMC to purchase mystery boxes that contain materials, tokens and potions, as well as gacha boxes. You can also obtain valuable materials from players like the ones mentioned above.
The game’s achievement system is another neat feature. It tracks the amount of money earned by the player over his life and the levels at which he has reached. A player can earn bragging rights or better earning calculations if they reach a specific threshold.
Mecha Morphing’s testnet will be launched on December 27th. A mainnet and IDO launch is expected for Q1 2022. ARPG, which has been funded by a number of prominent blockchain VCs such as Innovion (Rarestone Capital), Shima Capital, and Innovion (to name just a few), is a good bet for a leading role in the mecha-verse’s fast-growing ecosystem.