Axie Infinity already showed a glimpse of their land gameplay in a short demo in December, but things will become a lot more competitive. In a monthly update Sky Mavis noted that the next phase of development will focus on kingdom-building, alliances, and fighting for control in a territory.
Competitive gameplay between alliances or kingdoms will just be one of many gameplay modes in Axie Infinity. Land gameplay will allow players to harvest resources, or just make their lands look gorgeous. In addition there will be NPC enemies, like for example the Chimera, to battle.
“This war game can be seen as one game built on top of land with many more to come in the future— some built by Sky Mavis, the Axie core team, and others built by users or other developers”, the developers wrote in their blog.
What is Axie Infinity?
Axie Infinity is a tactical battle game in which two players fight each other using a team of Axies. These little balls of joy are from Lunacia, and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Their characteristics influence which moves they are capable of performing. They can be damage dealers, healers, or bad ass tanks.
It is the battle system that makes Axie Infinity stand out. Axies will take turn to fight in a 3v3 battle. The Axies fight to win the victory. At the same time players need to be a real strategists. They for example need to wisely choose appropriate Axies for their team, placing them at the tactical positions.
Axie Infinity has a strong play-to-earn system. Gamers earn Small Love Potions (SLP) by winning matches. These can be used inside the game’s economy or sold to other players who are in need of some more. Soon they will introduce land gameplay, their AXS governance token and a lot more. Axie Infinity is becoming more than just a battle game.
Sky Mavis recently moved their game over to Ronin. Ronin is a custom sidechain tailored to the needs to Axie Infinity and its community. The game makes sure that breeding Axies, claiming Small Love Potions and trading items can happen without the extreme gas fees on the Ethereum blockchain.
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