Published on: 29/03/2022
Alien Worlds metaverse allows Minecraft players to earn Trilium, soon NFTs
Mojang Studios’ popular hit title, Minecraft, is set to make its way and join the cryptocurrency hype through a collaboration with one of the largest play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain games and NFT metaverse, Alien Worlds. The collaboration between the two will allow primarily Minecraft players to earn Trilium, a native cryptocurrency of the Alien Worlds metaverse.
Alien Worlds co-founder Saro McKenna said the partnership is a significant bridge in an effort to link the company’s hit decentralized game to blockchain and provide brand new opportunities for Minecraft players in cryptocurrency through Alien Worlds metaverse.
“This bridge is significant in that we are linking one of the world’s most popular decentralized games to the blockchain, and opening up a world of new possibilities for Minecraft players through our social metaverse,” McKenna said. “We think our combination of economics, team strategy, and earning will convert Minecraft players of all ages into Web3 players.”
Alien Worlds, previous system
Alien Worlds is an NFT metaverse and a prominent player in the P2E games scene. Players will be able to control and play around with Alien Worlds’ unique digital assets, that is NFTs, stake native tokens Trilium, completing missions to planets, voting in elections, and running the planetary council. With almost seven million players and 700,000 active monthly users, making Alien Worlds one of the densest P2E environments.
Notably, this is not the first introduction of Minecraft to the blockchain. In January this year, Gaimin announced a “plug-in” metaverse environment, setting forth the availability of both blockchain technology and NFTs in Minecraft. Not long after that, a dedicated metaverse environment for Minecraft players was made in February.
The real breakthrough, however, is the bridge between Alien Worlds and Minecraft, considered a prominent move in the development of metaverse platforms in gaming.
Furthermore, the collaboration as mentioned previously will allow Minecraft players to earn Trilium. To achieve this, the so-called “bridge” as McKenna said will accelerate the on-boarding process for Minecraft players, especially those who are identified as non-blockchain players to Alien Worlds metaverse.
The company is optimistic about this process due to the nature of the open-source code developed which could lead to servers within Minecraft employing P2E rewards. Therefore, also allows the availability of blockchain technology to the vast number of Minecraft’s active player base worldwide, sitting at an all-time high of 141 million players since the release date, as per Statista.
Going from that, multiple reports suggest that Alien Worlds metaverse’s assets such as Trilium and a possibility of NFTs added sometimes in the future can be earned through completing in-game quests. Similar to other tradeable digital assets, players may exchange theirs whenever they see fit or freely. In other words, players will be involved in Alien Worlds’ real-world economy.
Additionally, other than influencing the non-blockchain players into joining Alien Worlds metaverse, the company is keen on providing some sort of a “learning experience” for players about Alien Worlds’ Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).
Earning Trilum means the players may or may not “stake” it on one of the Alien Worlds’ DAOs. Should they decide the former, staked Trilium translates to a certain amount of voting power in determining control over planetary treasures.
This participation is one that are made within a strategic, competitive and collaborative environment, as what Alien Worlds’ gamification entails.