Today we will continue the topic of another popular blockchain game that is attractive in terms of making money called Alien Worlds. In this article, you will learn how to play Alien Worlds, how much you can earn on this NFT game, and what the future prospects of this project are. Let’s get started!
Briefly About Alien Worlds
Alien Worlds is one of the fastest-growing blockchain games and one of the largest decentralized applications (dApps) in the crypto market today. The game was launched in December 2020. As of September 2021, Alien Worlds has an audience of approximately 2.7 million players ( more than 350,000 daily active users).
Unlike most other NFT games, Alien Worlds runs on three blockchain networks at once: Ethereum, WAX, and Binance Smart Chain. Accordingly, an in-game token called TLM is available on all of the listed networks. At the same time, all the main in-game operations are carried out on the WAX blockchain. This blockchain was determined as the main one due to its speed and affordable fee amount.
How Does Alien Worlds Gameplay Work?
The game is a space metaverse in which players can explore new worlds, buy land and other useful NFT items, compete with each other for the opportunity to mine valuable Trillium minerals (TLM in-game tokens). Essentially, TLM mining is a gamified cryptocurrency mining process.
As with any Play-to-Earn game, in-game tokens (TLM) are cryptocurrencies, which are traded on an exchange. Their maximum number is limited to 10 billion tokens, of which about 900 million are currently in circulation. TLM can be exchanged for other cryptocurrencies as well as withdrawn in dollars or euros.
Also, with the help of TLM tokens, players have the opportunity to buy various useful in-game NFT items traded on the Atomic Hub NFT marketplace.
What Role Do NFT Items Play in Alien Worlds?
The main types of NFT items that can be useful to players are land, tools, arms, and crew (characters). Since the main goal of the game is to mine as many TLM tokens as possible, NFT items are designed to help players mine more tokens. Here are the main types of in-game NFT items:
The land is the main NFT item in Alien Worlds. Land parcels can be located on one of the 7 planets currently existing in the game. In the bowels of the land, there are deposits of invaluable TLM. Players purchase or lease land to start mining. Each land parcel has unique characteristics that affect the TLM mining process.
For example, two different parcels of land may have different quantities of TLM deposits. The mining difficulty can also be different. All these parameters directly affect the purchase or lease price of a land parcel. In-game land parcels, as in real life, can be bought and sold. Also, successful players with a large number of land parcels can rent them out to other players and receive a stable regular income from digital rent.
Tools are also a very important NFT item for players. With the help of tools, players are able to mine minerals (TLM). Tools affect the speed and efficiency of TLM mining. At the very beginning of the game, your game character has only a standard shovel, the resource mining rate of which is not so high.
Over time, by saving up TLM, players can buy more advanced tools (for example, a drill or an excavator), which significantly increase the efficiency of mining. It is worth noting that, in addition to the characteristics of a land parcel and a tool, the power of a player’s PC also affects mining efficiency.
At the moment, the game does not provide the ability to fight with other players, but it will definitely be introduced. The arms will come in handy in order to win fights. Like other in-game NFT tokens, arms have a set of unique characteristics.
These are characters who help a player fight with other players and get TLM. The crew has not been fully introduced into the game yet, but soon it will be added. This will definitely make the gameplay of Alien Worlds even more interesting.
NFT items can not only be bought but also be mined. Periodically, items are mined while mining TLM. There is an element of chance in this process. Sometimes you can only get TLM, and then you may be lucky to mine a valuable in-game item.
Then the player decides whether this item will be useful, or is it better to sell it on the NFT-marketplace to other players. NFT trading is conducted on a special AtomicHub platform. Item prices can range from a few cents for a common item to tens of thousands of dollars for a unique item of great value. Also, the game offers the opportunity to upgrade existing items.
How to Play Alien Worlds?
To play Alien Worlds, you need to connect a WAX wallet to your account in the game. You can open the wallet in a few clicks by linking it to your social media profile or email.
In this case, you will have to buy some WAX as the game will not start without tokens in the wallet. The price of one WAX is about $0.22. Then you need to choose one of the planets and you can start mining TLM.
But we should also note a few shortcomings of Alien Worlds, which is more about earnings and investments, and not about interesting gameplay. So, at the moment, players can only mine tokens and collect various NFTs in Alien Worlds.
The user interface is rather poor, and the graphics and controls are similar to that of early 2000s flash games. Users complain about frequent network congestion. Each TLM mining action has to be confirmed by captcha to fight bots.
How Can You Make Money in Alien Worlds?
If you have carefully read our article, then you already have an initial idea of how you can make money in Alien Worlds. Nevertheless, let’s summarize and list the main ways to make money in this NFT game:
- TLM mining. You can min in-game TLM tokens with the possibility of exchanging them for real money. Also, TLM can be earned by winning fights with other players and completing quests;
- Resale or lease of in-game land parcels that are non-fungible tokens (NFT);
- Mining and investing in other NFTs such as tools, arms, and crew. You can sell mined items or resell previously purchased ones on the NFT marketplace.
How Much Can You Earn in Alien Worlds?
So let’s move on to the fun stuff. How much can you earn in Alien Worlds? Well, it depends a lot on you. The average Alien Worlds player earns today in the range of $1,000 per month.
At the same time, if you are a goal-oriented player, devote a lot of time to the game, choose a gaming strategy wisely and invest in NFT, your earnings can reach several thousand dollars a month. Moreover, in order to start playing this NFT game, large investments are not required. Early Alien Worlds NFTs are now trading at prices that are 5-10 times their original value.
In April, Alien Worlds held a TLM token sale on Binance. But the results were disappointing — shortly after the end of the token sale, the value of the token fell by 90%. A few days later, it almost quadrupled, peaked at $6.8, but soon crashed even more. The current price of TLM is $0.16.
Long-term investors are not happy with WAX either. The token is far from its all-time $2 high at the beginning of 2018. Now it costs $0.22. Over the past year, WAX has grown 9 times.
There are several reasons for this rise: large partnerships (with Atari and Topps, for example), and a growing number of active users.
Alien Worlds Future Perspectives
Alien Worlds is actively developing. In April, the game partnered with the largest marketplace on the crypto market, Binance. Then the TLM token sale was held — the planet of the same name Binance appeared in the game’s metaverse, and the TLM tokens themselves are listed on the trading platform. The participation of the exchange in promoting the game popularizes it among the huge audience of the trading platform.
The outlook for Alien Worlds looks very impressive. The developers have great plans for how to further develop the project. The most important thing is that the game allows gamers to make good money, and the amount of investment for a start is very small. For example, another popular NFT game, Axie Infinity, has an entry threshold starting at a few hundred dollars.
Summing up, it is necessary to say that the game is actively growing and continues to evolve. The developers have many plans for improvements that have yet to be realized. In Alien Worlds, there are many ways to make good money, given the relatively low entry threshold in financial terms
However, developers should stay alert. Every day, more and more NFT games appear, which provide the opportunity to make good money and also offer more exciting gameplay and perfect graphics.
Have you ever played Alien Worlds? What are your first impressions? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!