Ultra Chill Recap: About NFT-based Play to Earn game design with CEO Sami from Cross the Ages

Rami James
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3 min readMar 9, 2022


Welcome back to Ultra Chill.

This is part two of our interview with Sami, the CEO from Cross the Ages.

This week we’ll be covering the second half of this interview, with a really great deep dive into what Sami and Nicolas think about NFTs and the future of Play to Earn gaming.

We talked about how games should be designed so that they are focused on creating long-term, enjoyable experiences for players, and how tricky it is to find balance in a fresh niche like blockchain-based gaming.

Building Interesting and Engaging Play to Earn Games

Something that Ultra is deeply invested in is the concept that Play to Earn games are the future, not just because they provide new business opportunities, but also because they provide fun, new experiences for players.

Sami and Nicolas share their thoughts on how games should be designed with players in mind to ensure that the actions that they do and the reasons that they do them are long-term enjoyable and not just about short-term profit.

How to Maintain Balanced Gameplay in P2E Games

Balance in games is always a tricky and critical area that can be hard to hit even for experienced teams. With Play to Earn being such a fresh niche, there is a lot to learn and understand here and Sami talks in depth about his experience at Cross the Ages doing just that.

About the Ultra and Cross the Ages partnership

Nicolas and Sami talk at length about how the partnership between Ultra and Cross the ages will work. There are interesting features of both projects which complement one another and the two CEOs go deep into that.

About Ultra

Ultra is the first entertainment platform providing all key games industry services under a single roof, accessible through a single login.

Built around our PC games distribution store, Ultra Games, our platform will provide access to countless centralized and decentralized services: Discover, buy, play and sell your games and in-game items, watch live-streaming feeds, interact with your favorite influencers, participate in contests, compete in tournaments, and much more.

Ultra has been built to provide endless value for players, a fair playing ground for developers, and a whole new world of opportunities for the games industry.

For more information, visit ultra.io and onultra.io and follow along on Twitter, YouTube, Telegram, and Discord.

About Cross The Ages

Cross the Ages is a free-to-play game, based on free-to-read novels, that allows anybody with access to a smartphone or desktop to enter the Universe to start collecting digital cards.

We are the only card game that enables the full value chain cycle from digital cards on mobile phones, through decentralized and mintable non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a blockchain all the way to physical cards in the real world that are secured with near field communication technology (NFC).

This full lifecycle allows for the creation and accumulation of greater value over time for our players. Due to the game`s cleverly designed fun incentivization mechanisms through quests, challenges and rewards, the players will become exponentially more active in the game and will start exploring the blockchain space within the game. Leveraging smart tokenomics using both an in-game token as well as a decentralized blockchain-based token, users will have the opportunity to fully engage and experience what it takes to go from an in-game asset to a decentralized tradeable asset, then finally into the physical collectible space.

Play, earn, collect and enjoy an evolving Metaverse from its genesis. With our beta just around the corner one novel already available, there is no better time to join our Discord and follow our Twitter to become a part of the story.