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Play2Rule is the name of the game

Another article in our series of major players on the WAX Blockchain, this time with David Lee Money, social team manager with Alien Worlds.

It’s David’s job to make sure all the social channels supporting Alien Worlds are staffed 24×7 to provide support for the players.

“And to create the type of atmosphere and environment we want for our community,” says David.

He is responsible for the daily interactive schedule where the Alien Worlds team interacts with the community and rewards ideas and presence.

“We are always encouraging players to team up, make friends and then go and dominate a planet. This is all in preparation for the arrival of governance to the six planets, whether or not they own land, and we want players to run events with people with common goals – which in turn may lead to actual management of a planet.”

Despite only launching in December 2020, Alien Worlds has grown to become the largest blockchain and NFT platform in game history. Constructed on three blockchains; WAX, Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, the focus of the activity in the game is to ultimately form DAOs. Currently there are 7 million lifetime accounts on the platform and more than 10 million daily plays. To view the traffic please visit here

And the focus of these planets is governance which, as the legend says, is coming soon.

While other games in this space advocate for Play2Earn, and while it is possible to earn the native Trilium here also, it’s not the focus for the game, or rather not the focus for the planets. Play2Rule might be a better moniker.

“Alien Worlds is for people who maybe don’t currently have a voice, but they want to participate in something and to change the world.”

There is a seventh planet called Binance but this is for missions and will not be used for governance. Players can buy or lease spaceships and then decide between different missions in terms of time, duration and rewards, and earn Trilium in return. It’s a good exercise in microeconomics for players making their choices.

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Already there are groups building their community. One good example is the CryptoMonkeys community. They saw that land on Planet Neri was cheaper than the other five plants (Veles, Eyeke, Naron, Magor, Kavian) and took the opportunity to purchase land and then encourage other players in the game to come and choose to mine on their planet. They upped mining returns and minted unique CryptoMonkey NFTs as mining rewards which have proved very popular on the secondary marketplace.

As a result, Planet Neri went from being a relatively poor planet to one of the most expensive with the greatest of returns.

“Once governance launches, we expect that folk from the CryptoMonkey community will run for governance. This is a serious business as the planets will have extensive treasuries, extensive,” says David.

Any group of players can follow the CryptoMonkey route and look to whitelist their NFT collections on marketplaces like AtomicHub, NFTHive, WAXStash and NeftyBlocks.

“Communities could generate their own collections and start sharing them. There is nothing to stop them.”

Alien Worlds originated on the WAX Platform for reasons of low-cost transactions and its carbon neutral proof-of-stake operations.

“The WAX wallets are also easy to set up and use. I’ve tried to explain Bitcoin to my friends in the past and their eyes just glaze over. But if I show them WAX and AtomicHub it just makes sense to them.”

Right now, David is looking forward to the introduction of governance. “The value of Trilium in the planet treasuries is going to be substantial, we are talking about the equivalent value of millions of dollars. The team is putting in place criteria to make sure bad actors can’t jump in and do a rug pull. They are also looking at how much Trilium needs to be allocated to each planet. There is some fine tuning before governance is introduced but this is what the game, indeed Alien Worlds, is all about.”

Everything is decentralised in Alien Worlds which means David cannot tell what the individual planets will spend their Trilium on. It might be to generate further worlds or implement new activities or reward developers looking to make the planets even better.

“A planet might also want to reach out into the real world, to perhaps help out a charity or donate to a disaster zone via the Red Cross. It really is endless. Once I read the whitepaper, I was all in,” says David.