Play These Interesting Games And Win Crypto

Age of Rust

Age of Rust is a dark sci-fi adventure game that lets users earn crypto and crypto items while exploring a unique universe in locations like abandoned space stations, mysterious caverns and ruins on far away worlds, and by solving complex puzzles on their way. The in-game treasure hunt is worth 20 bitcoins. These are rewarded in different cryptocurrencies including Rustbits, Enjin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin. Players must howerver, possess certain tokens or crypto to be eligible to unlock higher reward tiers which also feature more difficult puzzles. The prizes can be won in tiers. Tier 1 rewards include Rustbits or Age of Rust blockchain game items; tier 2 rewards include Rustbits, Ethereum or Enjin coins; while tier 3 Treasure Hunt feature 4 BTC and 20 BTC Treasures. The puzzles are skill-based and often difficult to solve, though players will be helped along with in-game hints.

The Tier 1 puzzles can take up to 1-2 days to solve, while the Second Tier puzzles average 2-3 weeks and the Tier 3 puzzles average several months to crack. However, players can unlock rewards by solving the puzzles earlier than expected. The time gauges are just estimates based on difficulty of these puzzles. Players do not need to understand anything about cryptography or crypto to be able to solve the puzzles and win. Furthermore, 100 Rustbits or more are required to be able to play the final release but players can get early access by holding certain tokens in their Enjin wallet. The latter also allows users to be involved in early releases and test the game before launch.

First of all, the game has an ERC-1155 (check more details on additional to main ERC protocols) in-game cryptocurrency called Rustbit that's based on the Ethereum network and can be used to buy, sell and trade in-game items. These tradeable items can only be stored in crypto wallets that are independent from the game. In-game items are slated to sell for between 1000-10,000 Rustbits depending on how rare and special they are. Players can also trade with other players for cheaper items that can also be traded outside of the gaming environment. Cards on the in-game platform can be used to award players special items and capabilities. These can also be melt down to claim the Enjin coins that are inside of them.

Age of Rust is involved in a singular multiverse with other games including: 9Live Arena, CryptoFights, War of Crypto, Bitcoin Hodler and Forest Knight. This means that their worlds are connected to make it possible to trade items that are represented by ERC-1155 tokens, across all of the platforms involved. Overall, it's hoped that players will use these items to have a seamless experience with each and every game on the list above, provided that they agree to being locked into the multiverse.

The game also features 3 puzzle types, the first being adventure-progress puzzles such as moving a hidden lever to open a door; the second being crypto puzzles which are hidden puzzles that require skill and thought to unlocck in addition to crypto items in the players wallet. Third kind of puzzle is a crypto-treasure hunt where players can win up to 20 bitcoins by unraveling several puzzles, hints and clues.

CryptoAssault

CryptoAssault is a game in which players can buy units (with Ether) that are unique and tradeable ERC-721 tokens. These units are available for purchase alongside description of their capabilities, from the inventories they are sold for a limited time and when the first tournament is over, sales of the Genesis units will stop to sell and no more will be created.

In general, the rarer units have better battle stats and larger territory radius. Players can  use these units to build armies to fight others. The battles take place in a 3D world where players try to capture territories, mine resources and battle other units. A unit owns certain amount of land around it but can expand as said land as it captures territories from other units that are owned by other players. Each unit refuels for 3 hours after every move and has a maximum distance that it can travel at a time. Ground units need to avoid water, trees, mountains and other ground units while aerial units can fly over most obstacles.

Units are rewarded through capturing more territory around them and the reward is based on the amount of land they own at any given time.

Players can win more prizes in Ether if a satellite containing a huge reward lands within their territory. To understand how this can happen, it's important to begin by understanding how a match can play out.

Each of the units starts playing from the edge. All land is not equal but is divided into rings and rings have more value as players approach towards the center of the map they're playing on. Satellites also have the best chances of dropping into the land in the center ring. To access the inner rings, players need to increase their units' star-ratings. Fusing 3 units of the same type is one way of doing so. In most cases, older units can also collect more land rewards.

All available resources are placed randomly on the land map. Units can be used to mine resources that unlock upgrades and new crafting abilities.  Players can also join alliances to coordinate attacks, defenses and bases.

Crypto Treasures

Crypto Treasures is a mobile treasure hunt game in which players can complete various quests, trivia games and other mini games to unlock Gold ( the game's in-game currency), treasure chests, items, collectibles, and crypto coins including the Phoneum token, PHM.

The game is also built on the Phoneum platform and like PHM, functions for mobile platforms. In addition to PHM, players can find other crypto treasure including ETH and even BTC.

In it, players can learn about the crypto revolution through gamification and they can also connect with other gamers in the hub to share their experience throughout their gaming sessions. Additionally, they'll also be able to find Patch Badges & Crypto Treasures that have their own built-in wallets.

FindBitcoin.cash

Findbitcoin.cash is a project with some sense of adventure in which users and supporters of Bitcoin Cash can both hide and search for Bitcoin Cash wallets that are hidden anywhere in the world. Think crypto geocaching.

More specifically, Findbitcoin.cash is a geocaching, treasure hunt game. To play, those who want to hide Bitcoin Cash will need to generate a BCH wallet and then print a Bitcoin Cash-loaded paper wallet as well, and hide the second wallet in an obscure location. The website also has its own paper wallet generator which helps people generate private and public key pairs when creating their BCH paper wallets. The person hiding BCH will then post his or her public key on the Findbitcoin.cash listings along with a hint about where the treasure can be found. It is recommended that the person geocaching the wallet prints out two copies of each wallet they are going to hide, so that if anything happens to the hidden wallet, for instance if it's compromised by weather, then there is always a backup. Here, it's also important to note that the hidden wallet contains the private keys and a QR code that the person who finds it can use to possess and transfer the crypto that it holds. Users who choose to hide BCH must remember not to expose the QR code of the wallet they hide in any photos.

In addition, users are advised to use a plastic ziplock bag to protect their paper wallets or, alternatively, laminate them. 

Mythereum

Mythereum is an online MMO multiplayer, digital trading card game built on the Ethereum blockchain on which players can build unique decks of collectible cards, challenge others to engage in battle, claim unique territories and strategize with others to win free Ethereum.

Mythereum Cards used are unique Ethereum blockchain-based assets that can be traded, transferred, or sold, either directly or on third-party marketplaces like OpenSea. Each pack of cards includes random cards from the latest edition of the game and as players play, they can gather Mythex, which is an ERC-20 token that can be redeemed for new cards or spent to upgrade to new ones. Cards come in editions, each with a maximum number of cards that will ever be minted. Any edition for which cards are sold out will no longer be available. Even so, players can always obtain any cards from past editions from players who are willing to trade for or sell them. Some of the editions that were previously released include: Genesis, Awakening and the Free-to-Play Survivor Edition, from which every account can claim up to 30 cards.

Players can combine cards to build decks from different editions and this acts as an initial battle strategy with a specific score depending on the resulting combination of the cards. These cards don't have to be bought to win, however. The game is free to play and there will be periodic tournaments (both free-to-play tournaments and paid-entry tournaments) with real ETH prizes contributed by the Mythereum team and funded by the proceeds from the ongoing sales of cards. The platform also features a marketplace where players can buy and trade in-game items. As of now, Mythereum's partners include: Brave browser, Discord, OpenSea and Portis.

Satoshi’s Treasure

Satoshi’s Treasure is a game sponsored by Primitive Ventures and other prominent investors that's targeted towards colleges and universities around the world. During the game's main competition, which is already ongoing, students solve different puzzles and riddles to hunt for cryptographic keys hidden in different places around the internet and the physical world (both online and offline in different physical places in printed and pasted formats or coded in into pictures representing real places). Throughout the process, players are required to collaborate with each other in teams in order to help each other unlock the prize of $1 million worth of bitcoin.

These funds are hidden in 1,000 fragments requiring a minimum of 400 key fragments to move them. Those key fragments are also hidden all over the game's ecosystem, so collaboration is a must for any team to find the minimum fragments required to unlock the prize. Students can use clues to solve the puzzles and find the private keys to unlock funds, and even sell leads to other teams if they choose.

The team behind the project plans on launching an app to help players track clues and updates. This app is will not be a required download for players, but it will be a conduit for sponsorship and partnership opportunities with external brands. The team behind the game hopes this will encourage the development of software by students involved in the game, to help unravel its mysteries or store the solved puzzles and uncoded messages.

Furthermore, in addition to the $1 million reward, there will be smaller rewards associated with campus scavenger hunts and self-custody workshops starting in mid-September of this year. Even now, top cryptography foundations and teams are also contributing to the game's development by building puzzles on their own.

Overall, this game also offers a unique opportunity for students in different parts of the world to learn about crypto and the blockchain. According to Primitive Ventures co-founder Eric Meltzer, who is the game’s co-creator, many students who are interested in the blockchain world have chosen to participate in the game because their schools don't give them enough opportunities in their desired space yet. Therefore the team behind the project is looking to provide better resources for these different student groups over time.

Satoshi’s Treasure co-founder Jessica Wang, told CoinDesk earlier this month that students are the future of the blockchain and crypto industry and they'll be including smaller prizes in the game to attract more students. With this, she also said they would hide puzzles in physical locations all around the world, adding that a lot of the game's current traffic was coming from the United States and Canada, followed by Russia, France and Indonesia. Additionally, over time, the game's team will host custody-focused seminars in North America that will also act as another way to connect users from all over the world. 

Tezos Hunt

The team which is building Satoshi's Treasure has also announced a partnership with Tezos to create The Tezos Hunt, a multiplayer game of skill in which people can solve difficult puzzles and technical problems for the benefit of Tezos and the broader cryptocurrency community.

Participants in the Tezos Hunt will be rewarded in Tezos tokens or TEZ (XTZTez, which is the Tezos chain's equivalent of Satoshis) from a prize pool of 1 million XTZ.

Built on top of dedicated smart contracts, it rewards its participants quickly compared to the Satoshi's Treasure hunt game. According to the team's website, the software written for Satoshi's Treasure for hunters to find and store keys and clues, will in the end, benefit the Tezos ecosystem as well. According to the website, the team says they expect new tools will be developed to enable participants to better interact with the hunt's contracts, store and potentially even sell reward tokens, and parse through the plethora of new clues that the hunt has to offer.

Individuals can also play in the Tezos mini-hunt, which has a prize of 5000 XTZ. The mini hunt begins on September 10th, after the launch of Tezos's main net. 

The ST Prize's smart contract will enter pay-out mode once enough tokens to claim the entire 1M XTZ pot have been transferred to it. That's when hunters will be able to receive their XTZ prizes in exchange for the prize tokens they’ve accumulated. With this, it's important to remember that the hunt is expected to take 1 year or so to conclude. However, participants can still sell their NFT tokens used on Tezos Hunt in the open market if they do not want to wait that long to get rewarded in XTZ.

Xaya

Xaya, the blockchain-based decentralized online video gaming platform, hosts games that have in-game mining, but also feature free trading and marketplaces where gamers can buy gaming items. This year, Xaya is releasing a game called Taurion and for that reason, it's also hosting game competitions in which gamers can win real cryptocurrencies by playing video games online.

The Taurion Treasure Hunt Competition started on the 6th of September and running until the 15th of October and is now hosting competitions where players can win up to $6,400 in ETH/BTC and $3000 worth of the DIVI cryptocurrency (20x 10,000 DIVI). Gamers can also win $3,500 in referrals and 40 in-game items including 30x necklace chains, miner hats and horn helmets. On top of all of this, there will be a total of $13,000 in cash prizes, as well as a $1000 gold prizes that will be given to five players.

In combat, where a player can auto attack anyone of an opposing faction within a 10 hex range, a top killer can make $200 while at the same time achieving top killer fame results and another $200.

To start with Taurion, users are required to run a dedicated XAYA blockchain node which is as easy as downloading and installing the  XAYA Electron wallet on a Windows computer. Select the option to "pre-download" the chain when installing the wallet. To begin to play the game, a starter game vehicle that can be bought with CHI per unit is required. However, with a free sign up you can get a free account, 3 free car units and a small amount of CHI for transaction fees to start playing. Once the game begins, a player clicks the prospect button and waits for up to a 10 count down to know if they have won a prize.

The various gems are hidden on the Taurion planet for players to discover them over time. BTC/ETH prizes can be won as 5 Gold prizes totaling to $1,000 each. There are also 50 Silver Prizes each worth $20. 

In the Decimated post-apocalyptic survival game, which is one of several in the Turin ecosystem, users can win 10,000 DIO Coins hidden on Taurion in packs of 200, by playing 3rd person survival role playing games. On Dissolution FPS, which is another Taurion-based game, players can compete in teams to win 50 Dissolution Founders Tokens (DFTs), while 30,000 SHR coins(another supported crypto on the platform) are hidden on Taurion for players to find. On top of all of this, users can also compete to win $3,000 USD in DIVI coins, or 200,000 DIVI hidden on Taurion in a 20x10,000 DIVI coins staking and masternode project. Uptrend, the decentalized social media platform and publishing network, is also currently sharing 10,000 1UP coins with players as hidden gems on the Taurion map.

Circling back to Xaya itself, it's been around in crypto for quite sometime. Maintained by Autonomous Worlds Ltd, Xaya became involved in Namecoin as early as 2011 and later forked Namecoin to build world's first blockhain game called Huntercoin. Founders then started the Chimaera project in 2018 and launched the XAYA blockchain in the same year. The first game to launch on Xaya was Treat Fighter. Being a decentralized gaming platform, its code is always publicly reviewable on its Github here. Currently, Xaya is hosting four games, including Taurion, Huntercoin, XayaShips, and Soccer Manager Elite (a blockchain game that runs on the Xaya platfom, which offers a limited number of elite games).

The platform also has a cryptocurrency called CHI(which I mentioned above), that players can use to buy game items and enter into competitions, among other things. To make all of this possible, they are partnering with a host of crypto projects that have included their prizes for gamers to win, including Uptrend, Divi, Decimated and others listed that are listed on this page.

Upcoming launch

 

Crypto Millionnaire Board Game

The launch edition of Crypto Millionaire board game will be launching next week. The game is a 2-6 player game catering to ages 8 and above. It will feature crypto projects such as RavenCoin, NaNo, Aeron, Ternio, BadCoin, NEM, Bitcoin, Boost, Neblio, WebDollar, Rapids, DragonChain, SelfKey, Divi, Skycoin, and PAC Global. Players can win up to 1 million of cryptocurrencies by playing with family and friends alike. The games are suitable for children and adults alike with an average adult game lasting about an hour and a half.

Game cards are built around various themes to help educate users about crypto or make the game more interesting. They include crypto cards from which users can choose from 16 different cryptocurrencies to build their portfolio, STO cards that can help educate users on Security Token Offerings, Wild Cards, and Market Rising Cards that are about people profiting from their crypto portfolios. Additionally, they also include Events and Lesson cards that help players learn how to participate in events and lessons related to crypto trading and Seasoned Investor Cards that offer players or card holders opportunities to invest in high stake ICOs. In the end, these are just some of the initial types included in the game, with more to come. 

The game was created by Jason Burwood who is passionate about board games but also got into crypto in December 2017 and bought Bitcoin and Ethereum for the first time in January 2018. Excited about melding blockchain and crypto with the board game world, he envisions the game helping crypto become mainstream. There is no requirement to be knowledgeable about the blockchain to participate and that can help anyone who is interested in playing board games to get to know crypto in an interesting and fun way. There's need to use crypto when playing either. When playing, crypto enthusiasts get an opportunity to share their crypto passion with others in w family-friendly environment that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

For crypto projects, they now have the ability to introduce their work to players of this game in interesting ways. Overall, this means a project's details are printed on cards, on game guides and on manuals in the box, and any project can contact the team to learn more details including how to get included in future editions. Think magazine type advertising, except on a board game. Those needing to be included in the next edition can get into contact with the team.

For crypto and gamers, the Crypto Millionaire game is also holding a Kickstarter that will continue until next month where backers can pledge as little as $23 to fund the development of the game. It is expected to start shipping or delivery to customers in December of this year. The VIP Launch Club will receive one copy of the game and Value Backers will receive 3 copies of the game.

David Kariuki

David Kariuki likes to regard himself as a freelance tech journalist who has written and writes widely about a variety of tech issues that affect our society daily, including cryptocurrencies (see cryptomorrow.com and coinpedia.org); climate change (cleanleap.com), OpenSim and virtual reality (see hypergridbusiness.com). He is currently pursuing a MSc in Environmental Management at Open University. He does write here not to offer any investment advise but with the intention of informing audience, and articles in here are of his own opinion. Anyone willing to use any opinion here as advise to invest in crypto should obviously take own responsibility and accountability of their losses (or benefits) thereof. You can reach me at eqariu@gmail.com or david@cryptomorrow.com

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