Gotchiverse, 3D metaverse of Aavegotchi, launches on March 31
- Aavegotchi are NFTs that are a cross between Tamagotchi and digital piggy banks
- Metaverse will give the Aavegotchi owner community ways to interact beyond social media and in real time
- Creators are working to enable every player to see every other player at the same time
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Aavegotchi, the playable characters loaded with Aave’s interest-bearing tokens (AAVE/USD), are getting their own metaverse – The Gotchiverse, which will launch on March 31, Invezz learned from a press release first published on The Defiant.
Between a Tamagotchi and a piggy bank
Aavegotchi are NFTs that are a cross between Tamagotchi and digital piggy banks. Their owners need to provide them with care so they grow. The Gotchiverse is a 3D space where the characters can meet, move around, make things, collect fresh tokens, and ultimately battle invaders.
With this metaverse, Aavegotchi has transitioned to a full-scale play-to-earn game. Players are encouraged to accumulate in-game assets that correspond to ERC-20 tokens, which have real world value.
Breaking new ground
The metaverse, which launches on March 31, will give the Aavegotchi owner community ways to interact beyond Discord and Twitter in real time. The team behind the game is trying to break new ground this way.
Jesse Johnson, COO of Pixelcraft Studios, who work for the Aavegotchi DAO and have developed the game up to this point, commented:
We are basically taking on a very ambitious job here. We are experimenting with everyone in the same world on the same instance.
What does this mean? While there’s no shortage of games where players play in a virtual world and can interact with each other, those worlds tend to be copies. It’s not possible for every player to see every other player at the same time because networks aren’t powerful or fast enough. Aavegotchi is working to resolve that issue.
How to play Gotchiverse
One way to play Gotchiverse is through a Pac-Man type race to pick up valuable assets that are lying around. Those corresponds to real ERC-20 assets. If one Aavegotchi beats another to a particular asset, it’s important that there be no confusion about who got it first. This is where the real-time element comes in.
Four new assets released
The Gotchiverse will release four new in-game assets – FUD, FOMO, ALPHA and KEK – collectively referred to as Alchemica. They will be listed from the rarest to the least rare. All of these can be exchanged for real tokens, which can be used on Polygon (MATIC/USD) or Ethereum (ETH/USD).