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The Pokémon-inspired pet battle game Ethermon is ramping up for its next evolution, as they not only revealed their own native EMON token, but also their own district inside Decentraland. Ethermon got completely revamped since the project relaunched as Ethermon Awakening back in 2019. There’s a lot more content, and the game runs on the Polygon blockchain.
Ethermon started as a 2D game in 2017, and in the past four years it has developed into a 3D role playing game with its own play-to-earn economy. These gigantic evolution also means that the game will say farewell to some old stuff, including the EMONT token. Players can no longer earn the existing EMONT token from an old version of the game. The developers have taken a snapshot on April 19th 2021. EMONT token holders will be able to claim their EMON at a later date.
Details about the Ethermon Universe inside Decentraland, aren’t revealed yet. According to the post on Twitter the big reveal is ‘just around the corner’. Gamers who are a bit more into Ethermon, will probably already know about the existence of some gameplay mechanics in Decentraland. In the Decentraland app store by Metazone you can already find Ethermon Wild Grass. Buying this asset, allows landowners to deploy a battle location for Ethermon. They’ve also created an egg nest, which is a location for players to buy Ethermons. It looks like Ethermon Universe will add a lot more gameplay opportunities to the pet battle role playing game.
Earning EMON in Ethermon
Originally the game is a spin-off from the – then popular – game Etheremon, but the new version of the game supports both the old and newer creatures. At the same time a completely new development team took over. The concept of Ethermon will reminds gamers a lot of Pokémon. In the game players need to capture little monsters. These monsters vary in type, generation, form and individual powers. Players own these little monsters and are free to trade them. They can also use these monsters in battle, in which players can earn all kinds of rewards. For example, they can do quests, compete in ranked tournaments, practice or start the adventure mode.
Ethermon will introduce the EMON token, an ERC-20 token, to push their play-to-earn economy. As a result the token can exist on both the Ethereum and the Polygon blockchain. There’s a total supply of 400 million EMON tokens. Gamers can use these tokens to access premium content, and rare, limited and unique digital assets and benefits. Think about for example buying Ethermons, asset packs, cosmetics, equipment, upgrading metas, enhancing gameplay, unlock special areas and the list continues. The developers will even add more utility to the ecosystem in the future.
However, spending a token is one thing. How do you earn EMON tokens? In the game players can earn MARKS, this is an in-game currency that’s not on the blockchain. They can use these MARKS to craft NFTs, burning these NFTs earns players EMON tokens. Crafted NFTs can also be sold on the marketplace for EMON or through player-owned stores. In addition players can earn EMON through questing, adventures, completing gym battles, and in-game tournaments.
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, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.