Anybody can level up and sell their NFT in Genopets, but those who own a Habitat can really activate the play-to-earn mechanics of this intriguing game. In total there are five different Habitats, with three different levels, and each Habitat generates Crystals. These in turn allow players to improve their Genopet.
The latest blog post from Genopets reveals a great deal about the way Habitats will work in the game. While playing Genopets players don’t need a Habitat, as they can level up and sell their pets if they would want to. However, owning a Habitat adds an extra layer to the game’s economy. That’s where things get interesting.
Habitats unlock new features, benefits and opportunities for their owners. Of course this Habitat will be a home for your Genopet, protecting it against enemies. However, depending on their elemental type (fire, wood, earth, metal or water) they will produce certain unrefined crystals.
After that you can refine your crystals in the laboratory, and transform them into Refined Crystal NFTs. This would require GENE and KI tokens. The higher level you Habitat, the better your Crystals become. These Refined Crystal NFTs can then be used to unlock accessories, items, boosts and power-ups for your Genopets. Or you could sell them to other players of course.
Buying and using Habitats
Players can buy Habitats in-game or from the marketplace. The team thinks to put Tier 1 Habitats in the game, but drop higher tiers on the marketplace. While playing Genopets you can only have 3 active Habitats, even though you’re allowed to own as many as you want.
A level 1 Habitat generates Crystals. However, a level 2 Habitat adds the ability to do some basic crafting. With Tier 3 Advanced Crafting and Advanced Alchemy come into play. Of course the higher tiers also produce better and more Crystals.
What is Genopets?
Genopets is a Solana-based “move-to-earn” game that uses data tracked by a smartphone or fitness wearable to level up a Genopet NFT. Players can then summon their pet, and quest in the Genoverse to explore hidden lands, find loot, craft items, and battle with other players. This also means that gamers can walk around, level up their NFT, and then sell their progress on the public marketplace. That’s why they embrace the term: move-to-earn.
The play-to-earn economy of Genopets consists out of four elements:
- GENE token – the governance and staking token for Genopets
- KI token – the reward and utility token
- XP – a state in the Genopet NFT metadata that can increase through activity
- Gene Crystals – NFTs crafted from GENE and KI to accelerate and direct to the evolution of a Genopet
Players can purchase procedurally generated NFTs that serve as habitats through the upcoming Genopets Marketplace. However, they can also craft these using GENE tokens, KI tokens, and Gene Crystals. Habitats boost the XP a Genopet can earn, and unlock the ability to craft Gene Crystals while earning passive income in KI tokens. Habitats seem like they will become a major money maker in the game.
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, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.