Decentral Games has announced to be working on ICE Poker, a free-to-play, play-to-earn poker game in which users earn ICE tokens simply by participating. Gamers can earn the token by completing daily challenges and competing against others and free-to-play poker games.
The developers of Decentral Games are best known for their gambling casinos inside the virtual world of Decentraland. In these casinos they have already introduced their own native DG token, which players earn simply by competing. They will use the new ICE token specifically for metaverse poker players.
However, you can’t just walk in and start earning. In order to participate, players will need to obtain at least one ICE NFT wearable. When holding a one-of-a-kind ICE NFT, players will get chips which they can use to play ICE Poker.
Within this ecosystem there are different ways to earn. You can play and do your challenges, or compete for the leaderboards. However, gamers can also delegate their NFT wearables to others, receiving a revenue share. Players can also increase the value of their wearables by obtaining more ICE and using that for minting.
The wider DG ecosystem
There is quite a bit of overlap between the ecosystem of the DG governance token and the ICE token. For starters, based on the monthly rankings there will be rewards in DG for ICE Poker players. Gamers that play ICE Poker can earn ICE tokens every day, and have a chance for some DG by the end of the month.
However, more important is probably that ICE can be used in the wider Decentral Games ecosystem. That means that players can also spend the token in blackjack, roulette and slots. The developers will burn all ICE profits that enter the Decentral Games treasury above a minimum allocation. This adds more deflationary pressure to ICE.
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 Online Magazine. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.