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Axie Infinity and Aave Create DeFi X NFT Crossover

Axie Infinity is working together with decentralized finance platform Aave to combine the worlds of blockchain gaming with non-fungible tokens and DeFi. Players can win $4000 worth of AAVE tokens and there will be a limited edition Aave-themed NFT. Gamers can use the collectible in the upcoming land expansion for Axie Infinity.

Players can win the four thousand dollars worth of AAVE during Season 13 of the Axie Infinity Community Alpha. By winning competitive matches, players have a chance to win a bit of those tokens. In addition the best players will win money.

Winning in Axie Infinity requires strategy, but obtaining that Aave-themed NFT only requires a small investment. Players need to have at least 0.65 AAVE in their wallet and then they need to register on the website. The deadline for this giveaway is December 6th.

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Seeing a game collaborate with a financial platform seems a bit out of the ordinary, but in blockchain gaming it actually makes a lot of sense. Games like Axie Infinity have their own in-game economy with real world value. They’ve also launched their governance token on Binance this week.

In turn Aave is diving into gamification. Aavegotchi is one of the products they are working on. These little ghost can wear digital clothing, and will soon be used in games. Each ghost is backed by a certain amount of money.

Gamers can find financial systems in every game on the blockchain.. Games use in-game currencies with limited supply, there are marketplaces or loaning systems. There are plenty of games that see value in time people put into a game. The effort someone puts into a game, the more rewards they earn. We call this business model play-to-earn, and it shows that blockchain gaming already embraced many decentralized finance models.

What is Axie Infinity?

Axie Infinity is a tactical battle game in which two players fight each other using a team of cute creatures called Axies. These little weird balls of joy live in a world called Lunacia, and they come in all kinds of shapes in sizes. Their characteristics influence which moves they are capable of performing. They can be damage dealers, healers, or bad ass tanks.

Axies are deadly cute, that is an undeniable truth. But Axies are not only just cute, their appearance are almost unique. It is difficult to find two look-alike Axies since their body parts have various forms and shapes. There are more than 500 Axie’s body parts. Axies’ body and parts are classified into classes including Beast, Plant, Bug, Bird, Reptile and Aquatic, and more in future release. Moreover, the parts also come with four levels of rarity, which are Common, Rare, Ultra Rare, Legendary.

It is the battle system that makes Axie Infinity stand out. Axies will take turn to fight in a 3v3 battle. The Axies fight for their own will, but to win the victory, players need to a real strategist, from wisely choosing appropriate Axies for their team to placing them at the tactical positions.

Sky Mavis is working hard to make Axie Infinity a serious game. At least once per month the developer or community members organize a tournament. On top of that players can earn love potions or other crypto rewards from playing the game. As a result there are many incentives to get active within the world of Axie Infinity. Soon the team will introduce land gameplay, their AXS governance token and there’s probably a lot more waiting beyond the horizon.

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Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he's a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He's a content manager and creator at heart, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.