Gala Games has announced one of the first use cases for their Vox NFT collectibles, as these charactersgenerate TOWN tokens in Town Star. Every Vox character can be used inside Town Star starting from the early access play-to-earn launch on October 5th.
The Vox characters will have their own little box, and they might be dancing or mingling in town. Every Vox that’s walking around in your Town Star town will be eligible to earn daily TOWN tokens. This also means you can boost your TOWN earnings by adding multiple Vox characters.
Vox characters will earn TOWN tokens based on their Rarity Score. That means that theres a minimum of 37.6 TOWN per day up to 3074.57 TOWN. You can check the rarity scores of the Vox characters on Rarity Tools. However, players still need to complete their daily challenges in order to be eligible for the daily TOWN token distribution. Having the Vox will just earn you more, but won’t make the tasks easier.
You can place multiple, but how many Vox characters are eligible for the TOWN token drop depends on your Gala Power. Another problem of placing 100 Vox characters in your town, is that you don’t have space to build your farm. So be careful here.
Town Star getting play-to-earn
In essence the play-to-earn mechanics for Town Star will be very simple. Owned in-game items will become eligible for an added bonus of earning daily TownCoin (TOWN) allocations. NFTs that you can use in Town Star will earn TOWN tokens based on their on-chain rarity. However, you do need to play Town Star, because you need to place these NFTs in your farm. Players who don’t complete the daily challenges, won’t receive the daily rewards.
The ability of add NFTs to your farm isn’t limitless. Players can increase the amount of NFTs they can place, by increasing their Gala Power. This measurement is based on the amount of GALA in a wallet, but also on factors like NFTs, account age, TownCoin holdings, referrals and so on. There’s a whole range of criteria that play a role, and of course this might shift a bit over time.
What is Town Star?
Town Star is a competitive farming game from one of the co-founders of Zynga, the company behind Farmville. They built the game on Gala’s own network, which utilizes the Ethereum blockchain. Players need to grow crops, gather resources and create materials to build even more buildings. As a result a small farm can grow into a town full of activity. Anybody can play Town Star in their desktop browser on the Gala Games website. Just make sure your ad blocker has been turned off.
What’s interesting about Town Star, is that the game is very competitive. Each round normally takes one week, and that means that players have one week to optimize their farm and earn the most points. Only the top players get rewarded. These rewards are normally GALA tokens, even though they’ve had some alternative prizes as well. These GALA tokens have real value, and can be used to buy NFTs. NFT buildings can help players to store more resources or otherwise improve their production flow.
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