Alien Worlds Game Guide

Alien Worlds Overview

Alien Worlds is a play to earn game built on the WAX blockchain. It features a universe of six worlds, each with 500 land plots. Every plot is player owned and represented by an NFT. Players can earn Trilium in-game, transfer it to Binance Smart Chain, and earn more Trilium through a staking system. In this game guide we’ll provide some details about the game, a general overview of its features, and explain how to get started exploring the Alien Worlds metaverse!

Alien Worlds Gameplay Overview


Alien Worlds planets

The current Alien Worlds gameplay is rather simple. It consists of click-mining, staking TLM, or owning land. The other main gameplay features, Planetary governance and the arena fighting game, are not yet implemented.

Alien Worlds features a number of NFTs including Land Plots, Tools, Minions, Avatars, and Weapons. Only Tools and Land Plots have any use at the moment. All game NFTs live on the WAX blockchain.

About Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds is one of the elder generation of WAX games. They first announced in July of 2020 and followed up with several NFT sales in October, and their first and only land sale in December of that same year. Mining on land plots opened up not long after the land sale, and the team has slowly and steadily improved their website and added a few new features. Alien Worlds is a member of the Blockchain Games Alliance.


Alien Worlds

 

Alien Worlds Play-to-Earn Mechanics

There are three ways to earn Trilium in Alien Worlds. The first is by mining on land plots using tools, the second is passive income from owning land, and the third is a game-ified staking system on Binance Smart Chain.


Alien Worlds land guide

 

Alien Worlds Land Guide

Initial Investment

Getting started with Alien Worlds is completely free. Every new player receives a Shovel which they can use to start mining immediately. However, the payout is extremely low.

To earn with Alien Worlds, it should be treated as a finance system. And for that, you will need to buy Trilium tokens. And at that point, the investment amount is up to what you’re willing to risk.


Alien Worlds shovel

Alien Worlds Rewards System


 

Alien Worlds tool guide

 

Alien Worlds Missions

Alien Worlds Mission Reward NFTs

 

Find special NFTs on missions

Rewards in Alien Worlds come in the form of Trilium tokens. Back in the old days, Alien Worlds miners used to be able to dig up game NFTs as well. But bot farms and multi-accounts forced them to close down that feature, at least for the time being. Some Land owners offer their own rewards for Mining on their land.

Mining and Land Ownership

Any player with a WAX account can equip Tools and start mining for TLM tokens. Each tool and land plot has factors that affect the result. But really the only ones that matter are TLM mining multiplier, and the Charge time. The multiplier affects the amount of TLM mined, and the Charge time affects how often you can mine with that Tool on that plot.

Land owners receive Trilium income in two ways. One, whenever someone mines on their land, the landowner receives a portion of the Trilium mined. The default fee is 20%, but landowners can change that at any time and most offer much lower rates. Secondly, landowners receive a lump sum of Trilium about once a week, though the schedule is irregular. This is from the planetary Trilium reserves and provides strong incentive for holding onto the land NFTs.

Binance Missions

And finally, Trilium owners can stake their Trilium in Missions on Binance chain and receive more Trilium and special NFTs as rewards. There are eight different types of Missions in four rarities. The rarity of the Mission determines the lockup period (1, 2, 4, or 12 weeks), the amount of Trilium required to participate, and the rarity level of the potential NFTs received at the end of the Mission.

For each Mission, players purchase ships. Each ship costs a certain amount of Trilium based on the Mission rarity. Players can purchase as many ships as they want for each Mission. You cannot access the Trilium tokens while they are locked in a Mission. When the Mission ends, players receive their staked Trilium back, plus any interest earned. There is also a chance to find special NFT rewards. These NFTs live on Binance Smart Chain and have no current use.

Returns from the staking missions on Binance vary based on the number of participants in each mission. The shortest missions have the lowest returns, generally around 1 or 2%. While the longer missions can sometimes give a 10% return or more!

Alien Worlds Token

Trilium, or TLM, is the official Alien Worlds token. It is generated from mining, as staking rewards, and as irregular payouts to landowners. Trilium has a total max supply of 5 billion. The Trilium supply exists simultaneously on the WAX, ETH, and BSC blockchains. The Alien Worlds team has created a bridge for moving Trilium tokens between the three chains. Whenever any TLM is transferred to another chains, the corresponding amount of tokens are locked on the transferring chain and unlocked on the receiving chain.

Trilium is used to increase the Shine of NFTs, merging several together and paying a fee in TLM to make it into a Gold, Stardust, or Antimatter quality card. Trilium can also be staked to a planet on the WAX blockchain. This slightly increases the amount of TLM payed out to miners on that planet. One day, the Trilium staked to planets should have an effect on the planetary DAO system, but that feature is not yet in place.

Trilium icon

How to Get Started in Alien Worlds

The base game of Alien Worlds is free to play. All you is a WAX wallet. With a WAX wallet you can create an account on Alien Worlds and start mining right away with the free shovel. If you want to get involved in the staking / mission system on Binance Chain, you’ll need to invest in a stack of Trilium tokens.

To start mining, head over to the Alien Worlds website, equip your Tool(s), select a planet and land plot, and click Mine! There is a cooldown between Mining attempts based on the Tools used and the land mined. This is displayed at the top of the screen.


 

Alien Worlds Mining Hub

Tips for playing Alien Worlds


Alien Worlds Minion NFTs

 

Alien Worlds Minion NFTs

There isn’t much in regards to gameplay strategy. Miners can increase their TLM earnings with improved Tools and by choosing the right land. The NFT factor on tools has no effect on mining currently, so you can completely ignore it. If you are mining, then you should definitely try to find a land that offers side bonuses. Many land owners offer their own NFTs or special rewards for mining on their lands. Check the Land Promotion chat on their official Discord server or the official Community Page for special opportunities.

In regards to staking, each Mission you join requires two transactions. And while the Missions gameplay is on Binance Smart Chain where fees are generally cheap, you will want to factor that cost in when choosing Missions. In short, it’s better to put a heavy load of TLM into one mission rather than spreading a little bit out across a bunch of missions. Also, longer Missions provide rarer NFTs, with the Legendary NFTs only available from the 12-week Missions.

Alien Worlds Review

Alien Worlds

Though Alien Worlds has been around for quite a while, the development pace for their game feels glacial. The primary foundation of their metaverse plan involves a planetary DAO system that governs Trilium distribution. Unfortunately, we have seen no sign of any development in that area. There was also supposed to be some sort of arena fighting game where players could use their Minion and Weapon NFTs, but no sign of that either. The Alien Worlds mining game is mostly meaningless. The TLM output is so low as to be useless for all but bot farms and multi-accounts, both of which are not allowed in Alien Worlds.

If you’re looking for a fun game to play, Alien Worlds is not it. But if you like click-mining for very little gain, then this might be your place. Otherwise, if you have money to spare and want to invest in Trilium for staking into Binance missions, that’s a reasonable option for earning.

As the old saying goes, if you build it, they will come. And that seems to be what the Alien Worlds team is going for here, even suggesting that the Binance NFTs were meant for others to build on. But, that only works if you make something useful. Alien Worlds has created a token, and a basic framework of NFTs, but it feels like they are expecting third parties to come in and generate interesting gameplay. And I’m not sure that’s going to happen with the game in its current state and the amount of competition for playable metaverses.

Having said that, do keep an eye on Alien Worlds. If they ever launch their Planetary DAO and election system, it will completely change the dynamic of their entire ecosystem. And while the percentage returns from Missions aren’t a crazy amount, it’s also not something to completely ignore for anyone looking to make a semi-passive staking income.

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Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.