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Trading card game Skyweaver is adding the Conquest game mode to its private beta, while also introducing their Sequence wallet. Together with a new login flow these are the latest editions to the card game. The new game mode will go live on Thursday, April 22nd.
According to Horizon Blockchain Games this major update is the last one for the Final Testing Phase. When everything works and has been tested properly, the game will move to its next development phase: the soft launch on mainnet. To play Skyweaver will still require an early-access code, but the economy of the game will be live, with real tokens and actual value.
Skyweaver already features a bunch of modes, including ranked, private matches and a practice mode. However, Conquest is something entirely new. In this mode players compete for prizes. Victories earn you silver cards, and three wins in a row gets you a gold card. However, to compete you need to pay either a silver card or DAI. During the testing phase they will use ‘test DAI’, which is available for free.
- 0 Wins: no tradable rewards, only XP
- 1 Win: 1 tradable Silver card + XP
- 2 Wins: 2 tradable Silver cards + XP
- 3 Wins: 1 tradable Gold card + 1 tradable Silver card + XP
In Skyweaver you can’t buy card packs. The card are only obtained through gameplay. This makes Conquest an important gameplay element for the game’s economy. Those who don’t want to play, will always be able to buy cards from the open marketplace. However, the marketplace is not available on iOS. You need to be on a desktop or Android device.
In January Horizon Games director of research Philippe Castonguay announced that Skyweaver would move over to the Polygon blockchain. He saw this as the best solution to circumvent the gas fee problems on the Ethereum mainnet. But first, the private beta for Skyweaver will launch on April 22nd.
Sequence replaces Arcadeum
Those who’ve been playing Skyweaver, should already be familiar with the Arcadeum wallet. Sequence is the new and improved version of that wallet. When you create a Skyweaver account, you automatically get a wallet. This wallet is therefore always linked to your Skyweaver account. In the wallet players store their Silver and Gold cards, and their (test) DAI. The wallet also functions as you identity on the marketplace, and your social hub within the game community.
Sequence will technically also be usable for other crypto and NFT projects. It’s a non-custodial multi-chain smart wallet for tokens, game items, and other NFTs.
What is Skyweaver?
Skyweaver is a blockchain-powered free-to-play trading card game with play-to-earn mechanics. Similar to many other trading card games, players summon creatures, cast spells and battle other players in online battle arenas. The concept is easy to understand, but players can combine cards, which creates deep game mechanics. Skyweaver offers different playing styles, while cards feature attributes like strength, agility, intellect, heart and wisdom.
Players earn new cards based on their performance in the online leaderboards. One of the most wanted items in Skyweaver are the so-called gold cards. Player-owned cards are stored in their cryptocurrency wallet, and as a result these cards can be traded on public marketplaces. Skyweaver currently has 500 cards, and new cards are constantly being added. Players can create up to 50 decks.
Core the player tactics are the prisms. These are a bit like player classes, and these determine how you build your deck. For example, there’s agility, heart, strength, intellect and wisdom. A deck with one prism card, has 20 cards. A dual-prism deck has 30 cards. Based on your prisms, you will play aggressive, defense, use lots of combos, raise cards for the afterlife, use lots of magic etc.
In Skyweaver, you control a Hero, and must do battle with an enemy (human or AI). You both fight using cards that can be summoned to the playing field. When you deplete the enemy Hero’s Life, you win a match. If you lose all yours, you are defeated. Your ultimate goal is to compete and win against other Skyweavers.
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