Decentraland and Axie Infinity, is there a Partnership in the Works?
Posted On August 2, 2018
I was going through a Youtube video from the Nifty conference and came by this little snippet from Ari,
“Decentraland is building a beautiful world on Ethereum and at least initially we’re focussing a lot on gaming projects. We’ve been doing a lot of work with very early game developers that have been building on Ethereum like Etheremon or now we’re working on Axie Infinity and a few more.”
I’m pretty sure this means that Decentraland will be onboarding Axie Infinity just like they did Etheremon!
Another partner woo!
Partnering with Blockchain games that are far along the way of building an engaged community and gaming experience on the blockchain that is actually being used is a great strategy Decentraland are pushing for.
Merging the power of VR and Blockchain especially in gaming could be what makes Decentraland an exciting place to visit in VR
What is Axie Infinity? A Brief Look
Since the partnership seems to be in the works I decided to take a look into the game and see what potential there is.
I’m more of an investor then a gamer but I have been obsessed with online games in the past so it’s always exciting to deep dive into these.
On first glance the website and little details make you instantly comfortable in knowing the game was built by developers that know what they’re doing.
The Axie Infinity team were speakers at the Nifty conference and seem committed to continue growing this game.
Some quick tips on what I’ve found to be valuable.
Any Axie with an ‘origin’ tag means that it was bought from the Pre-game launch. There’s only a limited amount of these and I expect them to decrease heavily as more people get into the game. The cheapest one is at 0.15 Eth and there are plenty at around 0.2 Eth. Out of the 747 Axies on the marketplace, 478 have an ‘origin’ tag so there’s plenty of them on the market. Not rare enough yet.
Axie eggs during Pre-game launch had a chance of having a ‘mystic’ body part which is rare and can evolve into a ‘legendary’. These are going for 0.6 minimum. Anything under that would be a good buy.
It’s still early days and if there’s enough activity on the marketplace then I might look deeper to get a grasp on what’s valuable and what’s not.
It’s definitely exciting to see Decentraland bring all these blockchain games together. They’ve made tremendous progress in the last couple of months but I still think they’re only scratching the surface.
There’s plenty more to come I’m sure and with every successful game built on the blockchain comes more opportunity to collaborate!