To get a product that is both addictive and lucrative,take a classic mind puzzle game, turn it into a massively multiplayer online tournament, add in NFTs imbued with intrinsic value, and then put it all on a DeFi framework
Revolving around taking two items and transforming them into something new is the Blockchain-based Alchemy Toys is based loosely on PopCap’s Alchemy video game.
The mechanics get complex due to the sheer number of potential actions and strategies and which all of which offer the potential to earn rewards, while all the player actions and basic gameplay rules are simple.
Alchemy is an engrossing enough strategy game that it has been around in one form or another for two decades.
In Alchemy Toys, there are two types of tokens: The ERC-721 nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that are used in gameplay, and the ERC-20 based Game Ace Tokens (GAT) staked for yield farming.
The NFTs depict 127 different toys such as a yellow submarine, a ouija board, or a welding machine. These are grouped into seven levels, each with an ascending serial number, giving each token three values, all of which affect reward strategies.
The game setting has an Indiana Jones in an Incan temple feel to it. While it is simple enough that learning the basic rules and strategy options can be done in 15 to 20 minutes, the five possible turns and four game strategies offer many ways to play — all of which can earn rewards.
The core game mechanic involves melding and sacrificing — burning — two low-level NFTs to create a single higher-level one. These NFTs are used in several ways in the game. They can also be traded or sold for a fee on an in-game NFT marketplace, scheduled to launch in June.