Animoca Brands now allows users to link their Crazy Defense Heroes account with their crypto wallet, which will soon allow them to claim TOWER rewards. To link these two systems, users need to login a browser and then link their account through a web3 wallet like Metamask. Make sure to do this before August 4th!
Gamers who have been playing Crazy Defense Heroes for a couple of months, will probably know about the promise to add play-to-earn mechanics to the game. Players who earn enough experience points during a month, will share in a prize pool of TOWER tokens. In June this prize pool was $17,000 worth of TOWER tokens.
However, so far there was no way to claim these rewards. As a result the entire system remained a bit vague. The ability to link the mobile game account to an Ethereum crypto wallet, shows there’s progress. Users who link their account before August 4th, will be able to see how much TOWER tokens they’ve earned so far.
If you do not link your MetaMask to your Crazy Defense Heroes User ID before 8 a.m. (UTC) on 4 August 2021, you forfeit your right to claim rewards for February, March, April, and June. Forfeited TOWER tokens will be shared among eligible players who have completed the linking process.
A quick guide:
- Download and create a MetaMask wallet (skip this if you already have a MetaMask wallet)
- Go to crazydefenseheroes.com
- Click on “Connect”
- Log in to your Crazy Defense Heroes account on the website (must be the same account you used during the play-to-earn events)
- Link your Wallet to your Crazy Defense Heroes User ID on the website
More TOWER earning event in July and August
It’s a bit short notice, but gamers who are playing Crazy Defense Heroes this month can also earn TOWER tokens. Everybody who gathers more than 250,000 XP, will be eligible for the rewards. In both July and August players will share 750,000 TOWER tokens in rewards. That’s $13,600 per month at the current rate of $0,018 per TOWER token.
Gaming x DeFi x Play-to-Earn
The rise of blockchain technology paves the way for new business models in gaming. Play-to-earn is the next evolution of free-to-play, changing consumers from cash machines into economy contributors. It’s not without reason that a project like Axie Infinity labels itself as a digital nation. In a play-to-earn game there can be different layers, where top level players rely on farming activities from smaller players.
Overall we’re seeing a merger between financial markets and gaming, as play-to-earn brings a game economy into the real world. Technically it would be possible to make a living from playing a game. However, philosophically you might wonder whether we would still call this a game.
At the same time we’re seeing financial products adding layers of gamification. Yield farming is an example of that. In addition the user interface of Sushi Swap, Doki Doki Finance and Cometh tap into gaming and geek culture. Companies like Seascape Network make it their business model to gamify decentralized finance.
A bit more about TOWER
Animoca Brands is working on transforming their free-to-play titles, which make up a considerable part of their revenue, into blockchain-enabled play-to-earn games. They are doing this by adding play-to-earn mechanics to their games, starting with Crazy Defense Heroes and Crazy Kings. The TOWER token is central to this new ecosystem.
TOWER is an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain that can be used in both Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes. This same token will ultimately also be used in a new and upcoming game in the franchise. Token holders will have governance and voting rights on the game’s direction. In addition, these tokens will be part of decentralized finance initiatives, including staking. However, details still need to be revealed about that.
Token owners can use their money to mint new NFTs, which ultimately are in-game cards that can be traded among players. These cards have different powers, values, and rarities. Last but not least, there will be tournaments with entry fees and which players can also win tokens.
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. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.