Rise of the Defenders — A Play-to-Earn Metaverse NFT Game Built with Blockchain Technology

At the moment, some of the most common buzzwords in the realm DeFi and cryptocurrency include play-to-earn (P2E), Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and Metaverse. This is due in large part to the enormous influx of blockchain-based games that are currently launching with inbuilt crypto-monetization features. Rise of the Defenders is a newly developed project by Apero that combines the best of all of these elements within a stylish RPG metaverse.

The Apero engineering team that’s behind Rise of the Defenders are no slouches when it comes to game development. They currently have a top 30 app on the Google Play store and several games/apps that boast a collective 15 million monthly downloads, 5 million daily active users, and $2 million in monthly revenue. With over 70 full-time employees, it’s safe to say that Apero takes game development seriously and will likely put their best foot forward when it comes to creating the Rise of the Defenders NFT metaverse.

Rise of the Defenders Gameplay — A Tower Defense Game With Added RPG Elements

The aesthetics of Rise of the Defenders are set to be similar to Japanese-style role-playing games (JRPGs) like Final Fantasy or AFK Arena. For those of you unfamiliar with these titles, think: anime meets Call-of-Duty. The graphics are highly stylized and fantasy-oriented, while the characters are meant to embody humanistic elements that allow players to be fully immersed in the world of the game.

The actual gameplay of Rise of the Defenders is supposed to be more like standard Tower Defense games like Kingdom Rush or Dungeon Defenders. This is a subgenre of strategy gaming with a lineage tracing back to real-world board games such as Settlers of Catan or Risk. The goals of these games are generally based on conquering and defending territories while emboldening the strength and complexity of your holdings.

As stated in their Whitepaper, the main goal of Rise of the Defenders is to organize and upgrade your characters and their base while also defending it from attacking monsters. Players will have the opportunity to fight NPCs (non-playable characters/computers) in campaign mode or compete against real-world players through either Arena or Tournament modes. During all of this action, participants in the Rise of the Defenders metaverse can collect and trade NFTs based on rare heroes (characters), mythical equipment, and reinforced items. They can also play-to-earn the platforms two native tokens, RDG and RDR.

Free to Play & Earn

With the goal of widespread growth in mind, Rise of the Defenders will be free-to-play and even free-to-earn to prevent any barriers to adoption. Any willing participant can join the Rise of the Defenders metaverse free-of-charge and will be able to receive RDG/RDR tokens and/or NFT rewards by successfully clearing levels and engaging in Tournament and Arena type gameplay. These tokens and NFTs can then be traded with other players for upgrades or sold off for their real-world monetary value. This type of generous economic system is non-stereotypically democratic and open for most blockchain-based gaming projects and will surely help Rise of the Defenders gain a massive following as soon as it’s launched.

RDG vs RDR

As we mentioned above, there are two types of tokens that can be earned within the Rise of the Defenders NFT metaverse: RDG and RDR. Essentially, RDG tokens are primarily used for in-game activities and are not bought or sold in marketplaces. These tokens are designed to facilitate in-game trading and upgrading while the RDR tokens are designed as a more standard cryptocurrency.

RDR tokens are built on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and can be earned through Tournaments and Arena-style gameplay or through the trading of in-game NFTs. However, as a standalone token, RDR is available for purchase, and holders/stakers will be able to create and vote on governance proposals for the actual Rise of the Defenders platform. The total supply of RDR is set to be 500,000,000 with an initial IDO price of $0.036.

Rise of the Defenders Public Sale

Rise of the Defenders launched its IDO on December 29th, 2021 through Moonstarter, Gamestarter, Trustpad, BSClaunch, and Antlaunch. There was a lot of hype surrounding this project and its IDO launch so it’s definitely one to keep an eye on! If all goes according to plan, participants will have access to the Beta launch of the actual Rise of the Defender game on January 10th, 2022. Today RDR is available to be purchased on MEXC exchange.

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