Unanimous Capital Invests in Mobile-First Play-to-Earn NFT Gaming Platform Pocket Arena

Unanimous Capital, a Silicon Valley based VC, has announced an investment in Pocket Arena, a mobile-first Play-to-Earn based NFT DApp gaming platform.

“We invest in founders pushing the boundaries of innovation by creating or disrupting markets at scale,” said Chris Ji, partner at Unanimous Capital. “That’s why we’re extremely excited to be investing in the team at Pocket Arena as they expand their play-to-earn NFT game platform and marketplace.” 

The Pocket Arena team is bringing their expertise and proven success in mobile gaming to create a gaming ecosystem around their POC token. Players of all skill sets can earn revenue and use POC across Pocket Arena’s flagship game – NFT Castle Defense, its ever-growing variety of casual games, and its user-generated NFT game studio. The addition of NFTs also allows players to trade and grow the value of their assets as they play.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of their journey to become the largest NFT gaming ecosystem in the world,” Chris Ji adds.

Unanimous Capital is a Silicon Valley based VC, focused on early-stage startups, who have incubated companies and invested over $100M in both equity and tokens since 2010. Some examples include Instacart, Slack, Zenefits, Carta, and Postmates. Some of their notable crypto investments also include Hedera, Kraken, Arweave, WAX, and Orchid. The companies Unanimous Capital have invested in since 2010 are collectively worth over $45B today.

Looking for Sponsors? 3 easy ways to find an NFT Castle sponsor

Your search for a sponsor ends here! 

We are going to talk about how you, as an Esports player, can find the right NFT Castle sponsor, quicker, and start playing Castle Defense right away. 

Summary

A professional Esports player of Castle Defense, will know how tricky it was initially to find a castle. But as time passed by we have introduced key updates to the game and also focused on community feedback, to make Castle Defense a wonderful experience.

An NFT Castle owner goes by many names such as sponsor, or castle owner. In our world, we call the NFT Castle owner as the Sponsor. A Sponsor is the person who buys an NFT Castle from our NFT Castle Market for a price. The castle is then listed for renting where Esports players can rent the castle and earn XP for themselves and for the castle as well. As a result, the value of the castle increases, thereby benefiting the player as well as the sponsor.

Do you really need an NFT Castle?

In the Castle Defense ecosystem, an NFT Castle is important to advance to the later stages of the game. Of course, an Esports player can play along without renting a castle, but as the game progresses, the difficulty level increases and in such cases renting an NFT Castle becomes a wiser choice.

Rented NFT Castles come with upgraded weapons such as upgradable lightning and cannon towers. With such upgrades, it’s easier to battle enemies and proceed to different stages of the game.

Also, without a castle, it’s not possible for a player to play Daily Challenges or 1V1 Challenges. Therefore, to have a wholesome Castle Defense experience, it’s important to rent an NFT Castle.

This brings us to our main point : How can one find an NFT Castle sponsor?

In this post we will talk about 3 easy ways to find an NFT Castle sponsor. So read on to know more.

3 easy ways to find an NFT Castle sponsor

 

1) In-game renting of an NFT Castle

The first easiest way to find a sponsor is as simple as it sounds. A player can rent any sponsor’s castle directly from the menu of Castle Defense

Here’s how. On the main menu of Castle Defense, there will be an alert section on the top of the screen if you do not have an NFT Castle. Upon clicking the link, you will come across the upgrade screen, where a list of castles will be displayed.

As highlighted earlier, a lot of features have been added to Castle Defense for a seamless user experience. One of the notable update, is while renting a castle. 

We have added 4 filters where players can filter out castles based on XP, Newly minted castles, Manual Contracts and Automatic Contracts.

Here’s what you can expect while using the filters:

XP(H): This filter arranges castles with higher XP in ascending order.

New Castles: Using this filter will display newly minted castles. These are new castles purchased from NFT Castle Market and do not have any XP on them.

Manual Contracts: These are castles that require the sponsor’s review. In other words, if you want to rent this type of castle, your rent request will be reviewed by the owner of the castle where he/she will view your gaming history, XP earning ability, etc. The renting of such a castle depends on the discretion of the sponsor.

Automatic Contracts: These are castles that don’t require the sponsor’s review. You can rent the castle immediately and start playing Castle Defense right away.

It’s now easy for a player to find the right castle but if you are still looking for alternate ways, there are 2 more as listed below.

 

 

2) Networking through Pocket Arena’s Official Telegram

Our official telegram is a home to over 7,500 Castle Defense enthusiasts which comprises of players and sponsors, who network with each other. As a result, players have found sponsors and vice versa. 

Apart from providing a platform to interact with each other on Telegram, we also provide game updates and customer support regarding Castle Defense and other casual games offered by Pocket Arena. 

We would recommend you to join our Telegram if you are a player looking for sponsors or if you’re a sponsor looking for players.

 

3) Networking through Pocket Arena’s Official Discord

We started our Discord server in the month of August 2021 and the community on Discord has been growing rapidly. At the time of writing this article, we have crossed 4,500 members on Discord. 

Our Discord is categorized into multiple channels for efficient communication among users. For instance, if you visit Discord you will find a lot of users interacting with each other in our country specific channels like the ones for Philippines, France, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan.

So if you join our Discord server, chances are you can find a sponsor by networking with the right people across channels.

 

 

Conclusion

Hope this helps you in finding the right NFT Castle sponsor. The filter update to castle renting has made things easier for anyone seeking to rent a castle, and we feel now it will be easier to rent an NFT Castle in Castle Defense. 

For more updates and announcements, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Telegram and Discord.

Pocket Arena: The journey thus far and what’s ahead

Summary

You might not know this about us, but Pocket Arena has been around, in one form or another, for quite a long time. Emoji Games, Pocket Arena’s parent company, arrived on the scene in 2005 with the introduction of their try-and-buy micropayment solution to be used by game developers. This development was part of what secured us partnerships with Samsung, Gameloft, Namco, EA, Sega, and Ericsson.

Developing games is our specialty. We went on to create branded mini-games (BMGs) that could be installed within mobile shopping apps to increase daily users. Since then, BMGs have been integrated by more than 100 brands including BMW and KFC. We have also developed many hyper-casual and casual games at the recommendation and request of game publishers. As part of Emoji Games, we have delivered more than 1.5 billion games in 55 countries wide since our inception. 

However, we are not ready to stop there. All of the experience gathered over the last 17 or so years, as part of Emoji Games and beyond, is now being used to develop new blockchain gaming experiences. Over the next few months, we’re going to see new games, new updates, and new features for our community that will continue to bring value to their playing experience. 

Contents

          What’s In The Pipeline For Castle Arena 

          Community Building 

          What’s Coming Up 

What’s In The Pipeline For Castle Arena 

One game that takes up a lot of our time is Castle Defense. Our team is always hard at work collaborating with each other to bring you the next set of updates for our flagship game. 

Our guild feature already has registered members from over different nationalities and we’re looking to expand to even more. Guilds are going to be a huge part of the Castle Defense ecosystem, allowing castle owners and players to share XP and build trust between each other for their mutual benefit. Castle Defense will also see the introduction of the new Luzern map, which will host 99 different Guilds and consist of 11,444 land plots with space for a maximum of 5000 NFT castles. Spectator mode will also soon be introduced to the castle defense experience. In order to open Castle Defense to a bigger market, Pocket Arena will be integrating the Euro-pegged stablecoin eEUR. Users will be able to buy NFT castles with eEUR and also withdraw eEUR to USDT.

With all these new features being added to the game, the next few months is set to be a very exciting time for NFT Castle Defense. We expect to see a huge amount of players earning XP on our platform and it is for this reason that we will be introducing our XP audit program. This audit will be for the P2P Castle market and will verify the amount of XP a castle has earned as part of the game. The amount of XP attached to a castle will determine how effective it is in gameplay and therefore, how valuable it is. With this in mind, verifying the XP of a castle will create a healthy and sustainable eSports ecosystem for everyone involved. 

Community Building 

Another area that Pocket Arena is always working on is our community reach. We have over 7000 members on our Telegram, almost 13000 followers on Twitter, and more than 4000 followers on Facebook. Because of the amount of value in our games, it is vital that customer queries and complaints are answered in a timely fashion. Customers should not tolerate any lingering uncertainty concerning digital assets that might be very valuable to them. With this in mind, these social networks will be used to deliver excellent customer support and ensure that we can always be in contact with our community. 

Our community has also recently passed a very special Milestone. In October 2020, the peak daily average user (DAU) of Axie infinity was 5,500. This October our DAU passed that number to reach 6,224. Since last year, Axie Infinity has gone on to become the biggest name in blockchain gaming. Having reached this milestone and seeing very high retention levels Axie’s is a journey we hope to emulate in the coming year.

What’s Coming Up

One of the biggest developments in our Pocket Arena story is soon to be upon us. Within the next few months we will be announcing the launch of our IDO which will finally see our POC token go on public sale. We’re all very excited about this so we can’t wait to see who decides to take part. 

Castle Arena remains our biggest focus though and the new features that include maps, playing styles, and land for our players to capture, are sure to bring even more value into the space. Those looking to get involved should be quick though because once the 5,000th NFT castle is minted we’ll be pausing our NFT sales for a few weeks. P2P sales will continue though allowing investors to continue to realize value from their own gaming assets.

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NFT Gaming: The Prototype Of The Next Version Of The Internet

Summary

Consider how fundamental the internet is in your day-to-day life. Consider how online commerce has become a massive part of almost every industry in the world. Consider how everything down to the way we interact with each other socially has been changed by the internet. As of January 2021, the internet had 4.4 billion active users, meaning that nearly 60% of the world population was online. The internet is a tool that can supplement or imitate almost every activity a person can take part in. Its effects are almost impossible to measure because it has been integrated with every facet of our day-to-day lives. 

It would be difficult to convince someone in 1995 when the internet first went online just how ubiquitous it would become. The effects it has had have been simply too seismic for anyone but the most perceptive of futurists to conceive of. It is similarly difficult now to believe that the internet is simply the first stage of something much larger. Something that might not just supplement our day-to-day lives but replicate it entirely. This something is known as the metaverse. 

Contents

          The Metaverse 

          NFT Games And The Metaverse 

The Metaverse

The metaverse is the fully immersive 3D world which will replace the internet of today. Like the introduction of the internet, the introduction of the metaverse will change how we interact with each other, do business, play and learn and not only is the metaverse going to change the world but it might do it a lot quicker than people are expecting. 

The software that can power the metaverse already exists. In fact, a lot of what could be classed as prototype metaverses are already live. Fortnite began as a shooting game but it’s grown into something a lot bigger. Powered by the Unreal Engine, the fortnite experience has grown to include a much broader community that even hosts virtual concerts. Fortnite is powered by the Unreal Engine, the same engine used to create AAA game games and CGI in Hollywood films. The popularity of Fortnite events not only proves the feasibility of the metaverse but the demand for it too.

Facebook Horizon is another one of the platforms that could be seen as a metaverse prototype. Horizon is a virtual reality online video game that integrates a game creation system. Released by Facebook for Windows and compatible with Oculus Quest the game is currently still in its beta phase. Facebook Horizon is essentially a virtual reality space where people can meet to play other games. It’s an online community that exists around the space games can be played in. Horizon is powered by Unity, another advanced games engine that could, along with Unreal Engine, prove to be one of the software building blocks of the metaverse. 

The final hurdle that the metaverse must cross before it achieves mass adoption is that the hardware to make it possible needs to become more accessible to average people. This is already well underway with Oculus, Microsoft Hololens and PlayStation VR providing wearables that can immerse their users totally in a virtual reality world. In addition to that, 5G is seeing internet speeds 100 times faster than that of 3G. This will make interfacing with the metaverse completely seamless and allow it to successfully replicate so many real life experiences. 

The implications of this world are massive. The internet will no longer be accessed through a 2D screen but will be a fully immersive 3D world that everyone on Earth has access to. You will no longer need to type into a search bar to find what you’re looking for, instead you will have your own AI virtual assistant that will search for you. In fact, you won’t need a keyboard at all as you walk and talk just like you would in the real-world because you’ll be accessing the metaverse through virtual devices. IP addresses will be unnecessary as you simply have to go to a particular area inside the 3D metaverse to get to what you need. This is a world that could successfully immerse our entire planet. 

NFT Games And The Metaverse 

So perhaps you’re wondering what the metaverse has to do with Pocket Arena. Well the virtual land and virtual items within this world are going to be the most important aspects of it. In order for some of these items to have any value at all, people are going to need to have true verifiable ownership of them. This is where NFTs come in. They provide the metaverse with this ownership. In fact, the ability for a virtual item to be used and also retain its value through ownership is already seen perfectly in the blockchain gaming sphere. 

NFT Castle Defense is, so far, our premier release. Just like Fortnite and Facebook Horizon, NFT Castle Defense can serve as a prototype for the metaverse world that we will see in the future. However, unlike Fortnite and Horizon, it is not the game’s engine that will be utilized. It is the ability for virtual items within our virtual world to retain real-world value based on their virtual utility. This value is what can create a community of players in a mutually developing ecosystem and give a small example of the type of commerce that can exist in the metaverse. 

NFT Castle Defense features players buying NFT Castles that can then be used as part of the tower defense game. Any castle used during a game will gain XP, which will then make it stronger and this increase the value of the item. Players can even choose to be sponsors who purchase castles for professional Esports players and then share the profits with each other. For an example of the value that can be extracted from this ecosystem, castles were originally sold for $50 each by Pocket Arena. However, many of them had since been sold within the game’s online marketplace for nearly 10 times that amount. 

Players can also occupy land within the virtual world and use the NFT castles to defend and grow their territory. The more high quality castles a player owns, the more they win and the more castle they are, in turn, able to obtain. It creates a self-sustaining system where players can earn money by playing. It is a community where people buy, sell, and trade virtual items. Essentially, NFT Castle Defense is already a virtual world where items and space have value, just like they will in the metaverse. 

NFTs are the final piece in the metaverse puzzle. In addition to the games engines and hardware required, this will bring the metaverse to life. NFTs are the technology that will allow whole communities and businesses to develop inside the metaverse. 

Our online world may seem archaic compared to the all-encompassing metaverse that will grow from it. However, Pocket Arena is proud to be a part in the development of this world changing online universe.

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How to Deposit POC From DCoin to PA Wallet

In this post we will talk about how you can deposit POC from Dcoin to your PA Wallet. Follow the steps listed below to know the entire transfer process.

  • Visit www.dcoin.com/assets to view your assets. Ensure you are logged in or have entered the correct login details when you are prompted to. 
  • To view all your POC investments, type “POC” in the search field located on the right side of the balances menu. You can check the reference image below.

Once POC is displayed, navigate to “Manage” and click on the 3 dotted icon. You can check the reference image below.

  • As shown in the above image, click on “Withdraw” from the dropdown menu. As soon you click withdraw, you will be navigated to the withdrawal page.
  • Enter the public key correctly in the “Withdraw by Address” field. The public key will be as follows: GDPVRT6SSYDJDFBXLUJYZIY4O24GIZU6ODOEAT5CZRMSUCK3BZI3PURK
  • POC Memo must also be entered correctly. Ensure you enter the correct public key here. Otherwise POC won’t be deposited to your PA wallet.

NOTE: POC Memo is different for each PA account. Your POC Memo can be viewed by clicking -> POC Classic -> Dcoin  banner, in your PA Wallet. Please check the reference image below.

 

Points to remember:

Dcoin incurs a fee.

Minimum withdrawn quantity is 300 POC.

Withdrawal fees will be applicable.

This Withdrawal service is only supported until 15th October 2021.

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Discord: discord.link/PocketArena

Pocket Arena Team: Specialists In Mobile Gaming

Pocket Arena Team: Specialists In Mobile Gaming

The NFT market has recently gone through another surge, with the total number of sales involving a non-fungible token in the art sector growing by more than 100% from April 12th to August 13th. This is the result of another NFT craze similar to the one seen earlier in the year. The current NFT-mania is perhaps best characterized by London-based 12 year old Benyamin Ahmed making close to half a million dollars with a series of pixelated pictures of whales. 

This euphoria around NFTs, along with the incredible rise of DeFi, has been something many blockchain gaming companies are trying to cash in on. This resulted in the term GameFi being coined by Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance. GameFi is the combination of gaming and DeFi, where time spent gaming can be easily monetized thanks to blockchain technology. Not only does this make GameFi games more competitive, it increases player retention. Despite its unassuming name, GameFi is a sustainable, long-term, blockchain industry that has the potential to disrupt the current mobile gaming market currently valued at $120 billion. It could well prove to become one of the biggest sectors in the entire blockchain industry. 

Taking Advantage Of The Hype 

However, this hype has meant the creation of many different projects that seem to promise far more than they’ll be able to deliver. Many NFT projects that claim to have GameFi elements have no real playable content. Many of the projects that do have playable content are incredibly simple and are unchallenging to the point they barely qualify as games. Things like this could perhaps be more accurately characterized as traditional DeFi features re-skinned as a gaming experience.

These releases are perhaps explained by the fact that they are the product of teams that have been built around DeFi rather than built around gaming. The founding team may have a financial background and have neglected the fact that developing a quality game is always a difficult and time consuming process. When you consider the time it takes to develop video games compared to the time it takes to develop financial applications, it seems obvious that integrating DeFi into a gaming project is more straightforward than integrating gaming elements into a DeFi team.

Pocket Arena knows all about the challenges of developing mobile games. As a longtime mobile developer, Emoji Games were in the mobile gaming industry for 16 years before moving into the blockchain and crypto space in 2017 and becoming Pocket Arena. We honed our ability to create quality mobile games long before moving into the crypto space and this ability to properly develop the gaming parts of our NFT projects is what sets us apart from the competition. 

It Takes Time To Develop Quality 

For an example of the amount of work that goes into developing quality online games, one only need look at our very own game, NFT Castle Defense. NFT Castle Defense started development in 2017 and has undergone huge amounts of trial and error to reach the current version. We are still releasing new updates every week with our Q4 update plan including Castle Arena, land capturing, guilds and spectator mode. These updates will continue for at least the next 3 years and see more and more gaming features added. 

In addition to NFT Castle Defense, every single one of Pocket Arena’s casual game releases has been worked on for 8 to 12 months by our dedicated team (such as 3D Basketball, Ice Pop, Bricks n Targets, Block n IQ etc). Each one of these games has different levels and maps and most importantly, must integrate a social eSports mode to facilitate our great community’s involvement. There are currently more than ten of these casual games live on our platform and six more are scheduled to be released in the next 10 months. 

Even Axie Infinity, the most successful blockchain game on the market, was first released in 2018. It took more than 3 years of development and fine-tuning to release the version that is currently taking crypto gaming by storm. 

To underline the point of how rare game development is in the blockchain market, Pocket Arena regularly receives requests from other gaming projects to see if we can develop a game for their NFTs. Many times gaming projects have already sold their tokens and in-game NFTs before realizing the development of the actual game is much more difficult than anticipated. This leaves investors holding useless in-game items for a game that doesn’t even exist. Situations like these are a great example of crypto projects completely underestimating the level of work that goes into developing quality games. 

Bringing People Into GameFi 

In order to make getting involved in the space easier, Pocket Arena is also developing tools that will allow designers and developers to gamify their creations. Our other flagship Pocket Arena DApp coming up in 2022 is The NFT Game Studio, which allows character designers to put characters of their own creation into Pocket Arena games. The designers are then able to mint their characters as NFTs and sell the characters via our NFT marketplace. 

NFT Jigsaw Puzzle is another one of our DApps that will make getting involved in blockchain gaming easy. With this app, photographers and artists are able to monetize their creation by turning it into an online jigsaw composed of NFTs. These NFTs can, once again, be sold via our NFT marketplace. 

Pocket Arena’s Expertise  

Our development team is transforming existing gaming and studio assets into NFT and play-to-earn gaming. This is possible because we have been developing games completely in-house since 2012. This means we’ve accumulated nine years of existing gaming assets to transform into NFT projects. It also means we have accumulated nine years worth of skills and teamwork that help streamline the process of making games. All of this is poured into every blockchain game that we create.

This is something that is simply impossible to recreate so investors should be cautious of any new project that claims to be able to release a lucrative NFT game within 12-months. It is simply impossible. Game development takes a long time and requires a skilled and experienced team especially for quality releases. Any NFT project looking to cash in on the current hype likely won’t last long because any product released in a short enough time to capitalize on the hype will be of too poor quality to retain players. 

It is very difficult to find any good game developers. There is currently a global shortage. This is why you can trust Pocket Arena to have the expertise and patience to develop some of the most exciting blockchain games in the space.

Important Updates on NFT Castle, Castle Market and Luzern

Team Pocket Arena have been working hard to bring updates that enhance gameplay and make it an enjoyable experience for both Esports players and Castle Sponsors alike.

Today we share 3 crucial updates with regards to #NFTCastle, #CastleMarket and #Luzern.

NFT Castle

We have updated the contract termination clause for when a player rents an NFT Castle. Previously, the contract was automatically terminated after 48 hours of no gameplay.

We have now updated that to 36 hours. From now on, if a player doesn’t play for 36 hours the contract will be auto-terminated and the castle will be returned back to the sponsor. The sponsor can then go ahead and hire another player for the castle.

Castle Market

The 50% off offer price on NFT Castles has ended on 31st August 2021 and from today onwards newly minted castles will be available on our market place, NFT Castle Market for € 98.

We have also been receiving a lot of suggestions from our users on Pocket Arena’s official Telegram channel, regarding the purchase of NFT Castles. Considering the feedback, we have now decided to stock 100 NFT Castles on a daily basis from Monday to Friday.

We have also decided to initiate the sale of these 100 NFT Castles in two separate batches. This is done so that all users have an equal opportunity to purchase an NFT Castle.

Luzern

Luzern is coming to NFT Castle Defense for #CastleArena! The map will consist of 11,444 land plots where maximum 5000 NFT Castles can be placed.

Max. 5000 #NFTCastles are available for sales in Castle Market for Luzern map. That means that Castle serial no. #5000 will be the last Castle to be sold in #CastleMarket for upcoming Luzern map.

To grow our community of #Esports players, we are now on Discord. Visit the link below to join Pocket Arena’s official Discord channel.

Pocket Arena’s Official Discord

How NFT Castle Defense Creates A Tight-Knit Player Community

The rise of the decentralized games network is creating a new type of gaming community and a new type of gamer. In the past, our Emoji Games company has gained a lot of experience releasing traditional stand-alone mobile games. As a centralized body distributing the games, we were quite often the target of rude outbursts from our users. Despite our best efforts to keep our customers happy, it was nevertheless inevitable that we would receive one or two calls from irate impatient customers demanding an immediate refund. This created the need for a huge 24/7 customer support team that could provide help to our customers whenever they needed it which was of course, an expensive undertaking.

However, as we have migrated to blockchain gaming we have noticed this paradigm completely shift. Since blockchain gaming rose in popularity with games like Axie Infinity and Yield Guild Games, it has brought with it an entirely new way for gamers to interact with developers as there is now no longer a clear distinction between customer and seller.

For example, Pocket Arena provides and develops the games and the platforms. However, every person involved in our platform is an important part of a self-sustaining gaming economy. There are different ways for users to contribute to and profit from this PlaytoEarn economy. Users can profit from their gaming effort by selling the digital assets of NFT Castle that they earn in our Castle Defense games. They can also be a key part of the ecosystem by mining tokens. This is an ecosystem that everyone involved can benefit from.

The shared economy that surrounds our gaming platform was not developed to only benefit Emoji Games or our investors. The integral part of Pocket Arena’s economy, and hopefully the main benefactors are our gamers. You create the value of Pocket Arena and the platform is designed to incentivize you to continue contributing. Our vision is to give glory back to the gamers and empower them with the possibility to profit from their own gaming ability.

This is an especially attractive prospect for those of you who have been criticized for spending much of your day in front of a video game. No longer do you have to listen to people tell you what a waste of time it is. Blockchain gaming gives you the opportunity to take your finely honed skills and apply them to a task that can yield you financial reward. Now you can be an integral part of a mutually beneficial economy.

This type of economy gives players the sense that they themselves are closely linked to the games they’re playing, and the developers who developed them. One thing we found about this type of close-knit community is that it does not breed the type of angry customer that we have encountered in the past. Our players are our investors and they are committed to making Pocket Arena better instead of asking for a refund and looking to get out. This is a much better type of community to be a part of and another key reason why blockchain is the future of gaming.

NFT Castle: How To Build An Online Community

Our most prominent blockchain game, NFT Castles, is a great example of the type of mutually beneficial ecosystem that crypto gaming can produce. The NFT Castle economy is tied to the value of the in-game NFT castles that can be used to claim land and enhance your ability to earn more digital assets. eSports digital assets are the weapons and items that can help you win the game and gain more assets from other players by attacking other players. NFT Castles are no exception. The more you use your castle the stronger it becomes. The stronger your castle becomes the more likely you are to win the battle and grow your assets.

This dynamic has led to a huge demand. The castles are sold out less than a minute after they are listed in the Castle Market. All of these castles are unique that can benefit you during the in-game battles in a unique way. Currently, thanks to a 50% discount until August 31st, newly minted castles are being sold for €49. However, several P2P transactions have occurred that have seen castles change hands for more than €500. This 10-fold increase is a perfect example of the benefits to holding digital assets that have in game use cases.

Castles are a highly liquid digital asset in the digital metaverse. Committing time to this game will see a player compensated as they increase the power of their in-game items and increase their in-game land. Different types of land will see a player earn different levels of XP by capturing it. There are six different levels of land, King, City, Fantasy, Snow, Desert and Forest.

Players can choose to fight independently against other castle owners to acquire land or they can become part of a guild. A guild is a group of professional players that are trained to fight together against other guilds and can be hired by other landowners. They are another example of how we are building a tight-knit community that will work for their own mutual benefit. Players will be able to receive training and additional XP earnings as part of a guild. Each guild will have a manager, an assistant manager, members, and trainees with each position yielding a different level of XP. It allows players to grind more efficiently and increase the value of their assets.

A key part of our economy is allowing investors to rent castles to professional players and having them both share in the benefits yielded from that Castle. The guilds create an entirely new way for investors to benefit from the NFT Castle economy. Investors can choose to rent their castles to a guild instead of to an individual. Players involved in a guild can then use these castles in the name of their guild. The bonuses associated with fighting for a guild then trickle down to benefit the investor.

By integrating these guild structures into a castle defense game, Pocket Arena’s NFT Castles is an experience that combines the best of both Axie Infinity and Yield Guild Games. The details of our guild system and other features related to NFT Castles are getting finalized. If the type of community that we are building here is something you want to get involved in, keep an eye out for our master plan which will be published on August 31st.

Pocket Arena DApp – Block n IQ is live!

Enjoy these addictive block games and test your IQ with the Pocket Arena DApp game – Block n IQ. Train and test your brain and increase your IQ score with 100 fascinating stages. Play against other players or your friends to win digital assets as XP! 

How to play:

  • Drag and drop a block then put the next block into the same line or fulfil the lines and squares to get them removed.
  • Use E-point for items in-game and make gameplay easier.

How to earn XPs through playing game:

  • Way 1: After playing Single (Stage) mode, you can get XP based on obtained score

Tap on this Stage icon to play game and earn XP

Tap on the Stages icon to check XP that received per stage after playing Single mode:

 

  • Way 2: You can get XP through playing eSport challenge

Play 1vs1 challenge by tapping the eSport icon.

If you win, you can get 20XP or 100XP, there are 2 rooms for XP: Novice Challenge room and Amateur Challenge room. The reward is based on each room.

  • Way 3: You can get 200 XP each 7 days playing as a daily reward.

IMPORTANT :  Don’t forget to get a Daily Reward of XP. You can get the free XPs only when you have logged in to this game with your account on every 7th day of your visit.

Happy gaming!