Time-Lapsing blockchain game Cradles partners with LATAM gaming portal LevelUp
DRepublic, creators of Cradles: Origin of Species, the first blockchain game to utilize EIP3664 NFTs to enable a groundbreaking entropy-increasing metaverse, has announced a strategic partnership with Latin American gaming powerhouse LevelUp.
The new token, which introduces combinable component NFTs already showcased through the Dragontar Club portal, continues to generate excitement among gamers thanks to the multiple new prospects they will allow.
LATAM: the untapped gaming potential
The second-largest global gaming market in the world, Latin America’s potential has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 5 years, generating $3.5 billion in revenues via consumer spending in 2021 in mobile games alone, according to the Global Games Market Report. Home to over 110 million gamers, behind China, US and Europe, state investment in Latin America since the turn of the millennium has seen unrivalled growth in digital gaming development.
Mexico City-based Levelup.com, which boasts 1.3 million YouTube subscribers, is a long-term believer in gaming empowerment, with a reputation among Spanish-speaking gamers for development expertise in launching games, marketing and fundraising. It finds much common ground with titles like Cradles, which emphasise community empowerment and focus on experiential gaming, while supporting new gaming innovation through unique emerging technologies like blockchain and NFTs.
In particular, the company is excited to support Cradles’ quest to introduce a new type of gaming metaverse which simulates real-world time and physics through the use of combinable component NFTs. In effect, this results in game items, props, characters and elements that age, change, progress, or deteriorate, with blocktime — evolving over time instead of remaining inert as in current games. This experience of entropy reduction in gaming, using blockchain to simulate time, is the first of its kind, with implications on gaming itself sure to stir interest in the industry.
Play-And-Earn: A new twist in Play-To-Earn
Cradles: Origin of Species is a new virtual reality game powered by blockchain that lets you use your VR device for an immersive experience, choosing from a wide range of species to play as.
Set against a backdrop of prehistoric times similar to the Triassic age, players must prevent a future of extinction, building towns and learning new technologies, while achieving higher levels of governance. As the in-game civilization develops and advances through era progression, players hope to discover a solution to prevent their extinction.
NFTs can be crafted, modified, traded — with attributes that change for the better or worse. Invest time and effort, and reap the rewards with NFTs that have superior attributes. CRDS Token will be the only way to access Cradles, where you can interact with the game to collect, build and trade this new kind of NFTs. CRDS Token will be offered in an upcoming IDO this quarter.
The vision of DRepublic, the foundation behind Cradles, is to allow users to experience a world that taps into blockchain’s capacity to create a living, breathing economy completely reliant on mass player interactions.
Using a dual token system to enable entropy increase or true time lapsing, with every interaction affecting the way the metaverse develops, Cradles mechanics conforms to the laws of real-world physics — something unique that has never been attempted before in the gaming industry.
LevelUp.com is the #1 online video game community and social network in Mexico and Latin America. Since 2009, the leading online gaming community and social networking platform has served a global fanbase of Spanish speaking gamers with gaming reviews, previews, shows and news updates.
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