Mobile game Castle Crush, that has over 75 million downloads, has been undergoing a transition from Web2 to Web3 by implementing NFTs on the Avalanche blockchain. On August 17, they finally announced the in-game playability of their NFTs. Players can connect their accounts on the game’s official Marketplace and find their pieces in the collection.
This development means that card holders can now earn Ascension Points by sending their characters to battle. Ascencion Points can be converted to $ACS tokens based on a formula. The team also clarified that anyone could gain seasonal rewards without having to own Ascended Cards.
According to cross-chain NFT platform NFTrade, Castle Crush’s NFT trading volume “increased around 30x” while registering a record sale of 63 $AVAX ($1,502.55). So far, more than 4,000 AVAX has traded on the platform ($109,000+ USD)
Long-time followers of the game were delighted with the game’s progress in the blockchain space. This is a big deal for the space, less than 5 million wallets actively engage in web3 gaming, so having 1.5 million additional players exposed to the market is meaningful.
“Once you play a game that you already loved, but now has NFTs and Play2Earn elements that feel natural, you understand why the most sophisticated mobile gaming studios are choosing #Avalanche #AVAX,” Ava Labs fan “Well” tweeted, adding “Kudos, @playcastlecrush on smoothly integrating Web3!”
About Castle Crush
Created by Wildlife Studios, Castle Crush is a popular Free-to-Play mobile game that has over 75 million downloads since its launch and 1.5 million daily active users. Earlier this year, Castle Crush sold NFTs on the Avalanche blockchain in an effort to incorporate Web3 elements into its Web2 mobile game. Castle Crush is a real-time 1v1 Player versus Player (PVP) game where players can build 14-card decks and send them to battle.
As players advance by defeating opponents, they will be able to unlock Trophies and Castles, or even unlock the Black Citadel castle and gain access to the Forge. Once the players have reached this stage, they are qualified to join Leagues where players battle to climb the rankings for a chance to earn the much-coveted “Legend” title.
Castle Crush NFT cards come in four tiers of rarity namely: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. New Cards can be purchased individually or packed in a Chest at the in-game Store for Gold/Gems, or by beating players in battles.
Using Castle Crush’s tokenized model, players can own, buy, and trade game assets, and earn in-game rewards through owning Ascended Cards.
Castle Crush cards are also listed on NFT platform NFTrade, which is one of the game’s partners. As of this writing, a character can be obtained for as low as 3.3 $AVAX ($78.70), and as high as 49 $AVAX ($1,168.65). A couple of chests are also listed from 0.08 $AVAX – 0.5 $AVAX ($1.908 – $11.925), per NFTrade.
Players can earn the in-game currency $ACS through battles and by owning Founder Cards (Minion and Spell NFT cards), which are only obtainable during minting events. Currently, the $ACS token is not tradeable on exchanges, decentralized, or otherwise.
Considered as one of the top mobile gaming studios today, Wildlife Studios is a Brazil-founded company behind titles such as Sniper 3D, Tennis Clash, and Zooba, to name a few. Since its formation in 2011, the team has grown into an 800-employee entity, with offices in Argentina, Ireland, Israel, and the United States, while boasting 60 games under its belt.