Although they were developed around the same time as cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens only earned worldwide recognition early this year. Slowly rising in 2018, NFTs finally made its breakthrough in the first couple of months of 2021. Initially an underground movement, when more projects started using Ethereum and other blockchains, more people took notice of NFTs.
Non-fungible tokens come in various forms with the majority of the new projects utilizing the digital art medium. Others delve into collectible tokens and games in the Metaverse, utilizing art to complete an entire virtual world. vEmpire is an upcoming project that utilizes art and games to create a new experience for holders.
vEmpire is launching a trading card NFT collection called vEmpire: The Founding Soldiers within the early weeks of December. As the digital landscape evolved, so did developers for various games. While the concept of topping up in games is nothing new, 2021 has seen the arrival of games that can pay players who win, often utilizing cryptocurrency to convert their earnings into money. The introduction of NFT to the digital landscape has paved the way for brands like vEmpire to thrive in this digital age.
While most NFTs use digital art, vEmpire takes an unconventional route, using traditional art mediums for the illustrations on its tokens. Branding itself in the trading card sector of NFT games, vEmpire’s trading card NFTs gives holders a strength boost in their online play-to-earn game called vEmpire: The Beginning. The game is open to anyone who plays, whether they’re NFT holders or not. The common NFTs provide +1 strength boosts to their corresponding cards while rare and unique cards give +2 and +3 strength boosts respectively.
The additional boosts are bound to give holders an advantage in their games, but the vEmpire developers made sure that they don’t have an overwhelming advantage over non-holders. “We have designed the game and boosts so that a skilled player without the NFTs will still be able to beat most NFT-owning players,” shared the developers.
In the game, NFT holders are given the title “The House,” which puts them at a slight advantage in the long run. Although they have an upper hand in the long run, they can still be beaten by non-NFT holding players. “Just like how a casino wins in the long run from their 1 to 2% house advantage on roulette and blackjack,” they explained.
vEmpire developers have ensured that players who spend for their NFTs are getting their money’s worth, especially in the long run. Despite being in the NFT space, the developers aren’t as focused on the crypto and NFT market. Instead, they are banking on people realizing its utility and advantage to give the brand a rise in value.
With a broad reach and diverse offering, vEmpire is looking to attract the attention of gamers, art enthusiasts, and NFT investors and enthusiasts, especially those who are looking for Metaverse content.