AxieCon: A Digital Nation Gathers

As we discussed in the last article, Blockchain Gaming desafía el bear market,  blockchain gaming is being resilient to the bear markets, in terms of UAW and investments. Nothing can prove it better than the last event in Barcelona, Axie Infinty Axiecon, where the most famous blockchain gaming has demonstrated the power of their community and resilience of the gaming, showing day to day different new features and improvement to grow every year. 

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For those of you who don’t know Axie, Axie Infinity is a P2E, play to earn, blockchain game where players breed, collect, and play with digital “animals” called Axie. It’s built on Ronin, an Ethereum side-chain developed by Sky Mavis. In addition, they have a digital nation or metaverse,  called Lunacia.

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From our departments of Gaming and Metaverse, we attended  this event to learn more about this game and its ecosystem. It was 3 incredibles days were not only we attended different presentations about Axie, but we also met with very important speakers from blockchain gaming such as Carra Wu, from a16z.

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Coming in Axie Infinty

Talking about the announcements, we can share with you those, that from our point of view are more important and they are going to mark an inflexion point. 

First one, that’s already live: Axie Origins Season 1 with a prize pool of over $1.5M in $AXS with the first place prize worth over $90K.  

If you’re an Axie gamer I recommend you to read the following article, where you can find some key tweaks to various systems and mechanics, so make sure to read the article closely.

In terms of gaming NFTs, there haven’t been any upgrades, like in the parts: As you know, an Axie has 6 body parts: eyes, ears, horns, mouth, back and tail. Each body part will determine the card (ability) the Axie can use in battle, except for the eyes and ears. The eyes and ears do not have a card (ability) connected to them. These upgrades don’t have a specific date and they will be announced. 

In addition, there will be the possibility to use accessories and you can use your axie with some pets around it, like in the picture.  

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One of the most important announcements was the roadmap and the launching of Alpha version of project K, Axie Land. This launch will be at the end of 2022.

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In the event, flyers were handed out to understand how to get started in the lands. 

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But the news and announcements were beyond the game. As I said before, it was very important to have presence of people from, a16z, talking about the future of blockchain gaming and the big announcement was that Google Cloud is going to be involved in the upgrading of Ronin Network and they are going to be validators of the network giving it more stability and security, after the last hack.

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Another interesting point in this event was the presence of different games setting up under the API of Axie. 

Axie is working with the interoperability with other games to grow their ecosystem, here are some of them: 

From Belobaba, we had the opportunity to talk with different projects and different people around the Axie ecosystem, such as Lima, Latam and Spanish Lead from Axie, with whom we had the opportunity to talk about our project and how Axie could be part of it 😉 

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In my opinion, Axie is creating new projects and features by thinking of their community, the most important asset. They are a step forward compared with other gaming projects and are growing by doing new things … The future of this game, or better called ecosystem, is very interesting and we’re going to keep an eye on what is happening in the ecosystem.

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