Yield Guild Games (YGG), a decentralized gaming guild led by Filipinos that lends gaming NFT assets to players so they can begin playing and earning from blockchain NFT games with no upfront costs, announced it has partnered with and invested in eight NFT NFT games beginning in October 2021, including Influence, CyBall, Thetan Arena, KOGs SLAM!, MOBOX, Aavegotchi, DeHorizon, and Genopets. Founded in late 2020, YGG presently owns and operates over 18 prominent NFT games for the benefit of its users, including Axie Infinity, Splinterlands, and Zed Run.
After raising a total of US$22.4 million earlier this year, including $9.9 million in an initial round led by Delphi Digital, an intermediate round led by BITKRAFT, and an advanced round led by a16z, as well as a US$12.5 million initial sale of its tokens to gamers, YGG intends to use the funds to acquire assets in leading nft games in order to provide its community with opportunities to play and earn income in blockchain-based game economies. A comprehensive summary of YGG’s crypto assets is available in their most recent Asset & Treasury Report.
“Community engagement is a critical component of every YGG game acquisition,” stated Sarutobi Sasuke, YGG’s Head of Partnerships, summarizing YGG’s approach to evaluating the opportunities associated with different NFT games. “The team reviews the gameplay and game economics to ensure that the NFT games have a robust and fair game economy that adequately compensates players for their time and effort,” he explained, adding that it is also critical for the game to include a guild, team, or league component, as this encourages cooperative effort among the guild’s scholars.
The following is a summary of YGG’s most recent game partnerships, including information on the in-game assets the guild bought and the benefits they would provide to users.
Influence is a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) focused on space strategy that combines entertaining gameplay with genuine ownership of NFT game assets. Players compete in a variety of ways, including mining, construction, commerce, research, and combat, and engage in an immersive three-dimensional cosmos through third-person control of their ships and the facilities they construct. Influence enables in-game transactions for resources, components, ships, and asteroids with the introduction of their soon-to-be-released token, SWAY, which players may acquire through gaming.
YGG has acquired the 46th biggest asteroid in the Solar System, KJ-44947, a carbonaceous C-type asteroid. Additionally, YGG has acquired roughly 30 minor asteroids for the benefit of the YGG community.
CyBall is a cyberpunk-themed play-to-earn game in which players collect, trade, mentor, and combat CyBlocs, which are fictional cyborg characters represented on the blockchain as collected and transferable NFTs. Players develop their CyBlocs in order to participate in a variety of game types with variable prizes. Existing CyBlocs may also “mentor” younger CyBlocs, therefore fostering the development of the next generation of unique NFTs.
YGG secured a portion of the original Genesis CyBloc NFT packets in conjunction with CyBall, enabling YGG to equip at least 1,000 CyBall students from the outset.
This mobile-optimized multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game enables users to recruit friends, create teams, combat other players, and gain token prizes via a mix of gaming abilities and collaboration. The game is free to play, and users may win in-game tokens known as Thetan Coins (THC). Additionally, the game has a play-to-earn option that provides additional token earning chances via the use of Premium Heroes.
YGG purchased 250 Common Heroes, 100 Epic Heroes, and 50 Legendary Heroes at Thetan Arena’s token auction.
KOGs SLAM!, developed by RFOX, is a blockchain mobile game with rules reminiscent of the 1990s craze POGs. However, KOGs SLAM! has developed into a digital game that utilizes NFT items as game components. KOGs are collecting, playable, transferable, and slammable non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that may be utilized only on the WAX network. KOGs SLAM! brings a play-to-earn concept to millions of users in Southeast Asia, where gamers can immediately earn KOGs and in-game tokens called KOINS via daily objectives and tournaments and swap their victories for real-world profits.
Additionally, YGG has bought one of two Marquee Brand SHOPs in the RFOX VALT’s Gaming quarter, an interactive and totally immersive shopping experience that incorporates gaming components and creates its own isolated Metaverse virtual reality. Members of YGG will be able to visit YGG’s SHOP in VR to engage with the community, collect NFTs, and play NFT games.
MOBOX is a community-driven gaming platform that blends yield farming with in-game non-fungible tokens to create a free-to-play and NFT games environment. MOBOX’s platform now has four titles: MOMO: Block Brawl, MOMO: Token Master, MOMO: Farmer, and Trade Action. MBOX, the MOBOX DAO’s native governance token, may be used to purchase extra characters, lottery wheels, and incentives.
YGG has acquired five YGG-branded Legendary MOMO NFTs in addition to 100 KEYS that can be used to harvest MBOX tokens across all MOBOX NFT games.
Aavegotchi reintroduces the virtual pet game Tamagotchi, but with pixelated ghosts inhabiting the Ethereum blockchain and using the Polygon network. These NFTs, which adhere to the ERC-721 standard, are valued according to their rarity level, which is determined by a number of criteria, including basic characteristics, equipped wearables, and the quantity of staked collateral, such as Aave Protocol interest-bearing tokens. By linking their wallets, a player may visit their property and rent it out to Aavegotchis to share a portion of the agricultural output and unlock further farming possibilities, as well as the full spectrum of social and adventurous gaming.
YGG and its subDAOs Yield Guild SEA (South East Asia) and Yield Guild ASIA have acquired distinctive Yield Guild-themed land plots (REALM parcels) as well as Aavegotchi avatars. Wearables will also be obtained in advance of the Gotchiverse’s December launch.
Additionally, YGG academics may enter the vast fantasy realm of the DeHorizon metaverse, where they can play for enjoyment or earn money. DeHorizon NFT games will be built on Ethereum-EVM compatible chains and will let players to explore an open world of epic battles, minting NFT monsters, mining resources, embarking on heroic quests, and taming wild animals. Among the DeHorizon titles are the group-versus-group adventure game DeVerse, the weekly battle royale game DeTournament, and the dragon-riding fantasy sports game DeQuidditch
YGG has acquired assets in the DeHorizon NFT games, including unique weapons and equipment, a Dragon racing team, a DeMeta Pass ID, and 40 monsters known as JuJus, which will be particularly tailored to represent YGG.
Additionally, YGG expanded its library of gaming assets inside the Solana ecosystem by working with Genopets, a play-to-earn game pioneering the use of move-to-play principles
and promoting physical exercise. Genopets are generative NFTs that develop and may be modified and personalized with eight distinct bionic characteristics and extremities that fit into one of five elemental categories. Combining Tamagotchi-style caring with Pokémon-style training and battles through asynchronous puzzle mini-games, the app turns players’ real-world movement into XP (experience points) for in-game advancement.
YGG has acquired custom-branded Genopets Habitats in addition to GENE governance tokens.