Crazy Defense Heroes launches NFT and Gem sale
Animoca Brands’ high-performing mobile game experiments with non-fungible tokens
8 May 2020: Animoca Brands announces that its popular mobile game Crazy Defense Heroes has launched a sale of Super Value Chests containing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and 150% more in-game premium currency. Crazy Defense Heroes is a popular tower defense and collectible card mobile game with approximately 2 million downloads. From today until 15 May 2020, a total of just 100 Super Value Chests will be available for purchase at www.crazydefenseheroes.com. All Super Value Chests contain collectible card NFTs, Gems (the in-game premium currency of Crazy Defense Heroes), and VIP points. Notably, the Super Value Chests provide 150% more Gems than the standard in-game pricing.
The Super Value Chests sale marks the first foray of Crazy Defense Heroes - a traditional mobile game - to explore opportunities provided by blockchain technology, and represents the first of several planned actions to overcome the divide between the worlds of traditional gaming and cryptographic gaming.
Great value for Crazy Defense Heroes players
There are three types of Super Value Chests that players and collectors can purchase during the sale: Rare, Epic and Legendary, with Legendary being the scarcest (only 5 Legendary chests are available). Note that NFTs contained in Super Value Chests are collectible items and not in-game items.
In addition to collectible NFTs, all of the Super Value Chests contain 150% more Gems compared to the amount a player can get by spending the same sum in the game. Gems are a premium currency in Crazy Defense Heroes and can be used in numerous ways such as gaining new in-game items and energy (required to enter a level, mission, or quest).
Super Value Chests also contain VIP points, which increase players' VIP level, granting benefits including higher energy capacity, more daily Automaton Charges, and extra VIP missions and quests.
Non-fungible tokens - the future of gaming
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are digital assets and collectibles powered by blockchain technology. The authenticity, scarcity, and other properties of NFTs are independently guaranteed, verified, and secured on blockchain, the decentralized ledger technology. NFTs can be rare or even unique in a way that other digital assets are not.
NFTs are fully owned by their buyers, regardless of any decisions taken by the game’s or the NFT’s publisher. Because NFTs confer the quality of true digital ownership, players are free to do anything they want with them, including selling them for real money.
This true digital ownership of NFTs is markedly different from the standard model used to manage in-game assets, which relies on licensing assets rather than true ownership. In traditional games, a publisher grants players certain limited licenses to utilise the game and the assets therein, but those licenses can be revoked at any time (for example, when the game shuts down). Effectively, gamers do not truly own any of the assets inside traditional games - despite the fact that gamers invest significant time and money in games. The adoption of blockchain and NFTs could change all this.
Additionally, NFTs can be highly valuable as digital collector items, similarly to physical collectibles like rare baseball cards. For example, last year F1® Delta Time, the blockchain game also developed and published by Animoca Brands, sold the one-of-a-kind “1-1-1” digital car NFT collectible for a record price of 415.9 ether (worth approximately US$113,000 at the time of sale). Their resale value as collectibles or in-game items allows owners of NFTs to sell them for a profit.
With the current Super Value Chests sale, Crazy Defense Heroes is exploring the potential of non-fungible tokens attached to a traditional mobile game, challenging the standard model of game licensing and allowing the players of Crazy Defense Heroes for the first time to truly own digital assets.
About Crazy Defense Heroes
Developed and published by Animoca Brands, Crazy Defense Heroes is a successful mobile game for Android and iOS devices that blends the deck building of a collectible card game, the suspense and strategy of tower defense, the tactics of resource management, an RPG character and equipment system, and a fantasy storyline with over 500 levels of innovative gameplay. Players build defences and use magic to blast and debuff enemies, reveal the unseen, or create other real-time effects to achieve victory. Magic and skills can be upgraded using resources collected as the player explores the game world.
In March 2020, characters from Black Jack, the Japanese manga written and illustrated by the legendary Osamu Tezuka, were added to Crazy Defense Heroes to celebrate the game’s two-years anniversary.
Crazy Defense Heroes links
Crazy Defense Heroes is available globally for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices. The game is free to download and play, with optional premium content.
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About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Formula 1®, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Ever After High and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, Canada, Finland, and Argentina. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.
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