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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Amid P2E downturn, Sky Mavis turns to user-generated content for Axie Infinity

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On Tuesday, Sky Mavis, creator of the favored fantasy monster-battle nonfungible token (NFT) sport Axie Infinity, introduced that it had accepted the primary user-created tasks in its Axie Infinity Builders Program. Out of two,000 purposes submitted, simply 12 had been chosen for the Builders Program.

Among the various perks, chosen groups will obtain a minimal $10,000 grant — denominated in Axie Infinity’s governance token, Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) — to fund venture improvement. They can even obtain permission to monetize their sport utilizing the Axie Infinity model with a revenue-share mannequin. Notable tasks embody Across Lunacia, a platforming journey for Axie NFTs, and Mech Infinity, a battle royale sport involving Axies and their distinctive talents. Philip La, sport product lead at Axie Infinity, commented:

“Community co-creation […] will be a fundamental driver of scaled-value generation over time. The Builders Program is the first step in a new world where the community can make significant and meaningful contributions directly toward games and projects they love and is one of many initiatives that will allow players to gain more enjoyment from the Axies they own.”

Axie Infinity Builders Program. Source: Sky Mavis 

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Axie Infinity is thought for its play-to-earn sport mechanic, the place gamers can earn digital tokens, akin to Smooth Love Potion (SLP), by finishing in-game duties with their Axie NFTs. However, the mix of an inflated token provide, the ongoing crypto bear market and a crowded participant base has led to SLP falling 96% in worth over the previous yr. As a outcome, gamers started to slowly go away the sport as their earnings took a plunge. 

According to ActivePlayer.io, Axie Infinity’s every day lively gamers peaked at 2.37 million in January earlier than witnessing 4 consecutive months of declines. The quantity stands now at 1.86 million.