Axie Infinity is a Pokémon-inspired universe where anyone can play to earn crypto-currency through skills and rewards paid to the ecosystem. In this universe, players can battle, collect, breed and build a kingdom for their pets.
Axie Infinity was launched in 2018 by Vietnam-based company Sky Mavis. It is with the new wave of non-fungible tokens (NFT) that the game takes on a new dimension. The game has still taken the ingredients that have proved their worth on CryptoKitties. It remains a game where you can collect NFT.
Of course, Axie Infinity has not only copied the model of CryptoKitties, but has brought new features. Built on Ethereum, Axie Infinity is a game that has a native ERC-20 token called the Axie Infinity Shard ( AXS).
How does it work?
It is a very complete game with many features and elements, as you will soon see.
First of all, you should know that the characters in the game are called “Axies”. They are represented by non-fungible tokens (NFT) because each character is unique. When you own an NFT, you own the player and you can control him.
You can store your NFTs in your personal Ethereum wallet and you can send them to other Ethereum addresses, of course. You can also trade your characters for others with other players on the platform.
You can have characters, of course, but you can also have playing fields. The terrain feature is not yet available at the time of writing this article. The world plots are represented this time in the form of ERC-721 tokens, which is also an NFT. In fact, to be exact, the ERC-721 standard was developed with the aim of creating interchangeable tokens, but with the special feature of being unique.
There are 3 different game modes in Axie Infinity.
Adventure mode: Here the player has to fight monsters in the game environment, and he can earn useful treasures to improve and expand his Asian army.
Arena mode: This is the mode where a player faces not the game but another real player. There are tournaments where players compete directly against each other. There are interesting prizes to win of course. When you win, you get SLP (Small Love Potion) tokens. These tokens are used to feed your Axies characters. Of course, behind this magic potion, there are ERC-20 tokens. These tokens are listed on trading platforms like Binance, for example. It is also with these tokens that players earn money, as the price fluctuates greatly.
Breeding mode: This is a game mode in which you are the breeder of Axie characters and you make it a full activity. Your role will be to associate good characters with each other to make promising offspring… And therefore expensive. It is with the sale of your future warriors that you earn money.
What are the fees on Axie Infinity?
The big problem with Ethereum is very often the price. You may know this if you use the most well-known DeFi protocols like Uniswap for example. This is really an annoying flaw because each transaction costs a lot of money. Very often the transaction fees are even higher than the transaction itself!
To solve this problem, the Axie Infinity game uses the Ronin Ethereum sidechain to reduce the fees in particular.
This also explains why the game is interesting and profitable for players.
How to start playing on Axie Infinity
You can download the application via the official Axie Infinity website. There are Android and iOS versions.
To start playing, you will need to have 3 Axies to form your team. So, this is the first thing you have to do to play: buy an Axie on the marketplace. Each Axie has different prices depending on its characteristics (which evolve with the market).
The cheapest Axie right now is 0.063 ETH (about $170). Of course, the cheapest Axies are cheap because they don’t perform well in combat.
That’s why in order to win the game, it would be wise to get better Axies, if your budget allows it. Moreover, you can buy them on secondary NFT marketplaces like OpenSea.
For those who can’t afford it, Axie Infinity has launched scholarships for interested players who can’t afford it. In addition, many reputable organizations offer affordable scholarships such as MakerDao or Cyber Network.
For those who love video games, it must be said that blockchain makes the medium even more interesting, with more possibilities. Also, the fact that players can earn money and have fun at the same time is a perfect combination.
With the current statistics of the growing number of players, we can clearly think that this will be a very important game in the gaming world.