How to Earn NFTs by Playing Minecraft by@strateh76

How to Earn NFTs by Playing Minecraft

Critterz is an NFT project based on the Ethereum blockchain that implements Play-to-Earn mechanics in the Minecraft game world. Minecraft is a 3D construction (sandbox) in the first person with minimalist graphics. You play as your first-person character, mine minerals, breed animals, grow plants, fight enemies, and, of course, build structures of varying levels of complexity from 3D game blocks. You can have up to 8 in-game characters and earn money from NFT items.
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When talking about the Critterz project, the first thing worth mentioning is that Critterz is not a game completely developed from scratch. Critterz is a modification of the Minecraft game that adds to the familiar Minecraft gameplay the ability to acquire NFT items and earn money from them. In other words, Critterz is a Play-to-Earn version of Minecraft.


The original Minecraft game was released in 2011. Since then it has had millions of fans around the world. Today, Minecraft is the best-selling game in the history of video games.


Minecraft is a 3D construction (sandbox) in the first person with minimalist graphics. The world of the game consists of three-dimensional blocks, which differ from each other by attributes such as physical properties, texture, etc. That is, the game block can represent the earth, stone, metal, wood, water, and more.


The gameplay is based on mining these blocks and building different structures from them. In this respect, Minecraft is very similar to LEGO. The game opens up to the user unlimited possibilities for the construction of various three-dimensional structures.

What is Critterz?

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Critterz is an NFT project based on the Ethereum blockchain that implements Play-to-Earn mechanics in the Minecraft game world. Critterz is a game that allows you to immerse yourself in the addictive gameplay of Minecraft while earning money from NFT.


Critterz gameplay is virtually the same as Minecraft's "Survival" gameplay. You play as your first-person character, mine minerals, breed animals, grow plants, fight enemies, and, of course, build structures of varying levels of complexity from 3D game blocks.


Unlike Minecraft, Critterz has NFT items that play an important role in gameplay. They allow players to earn in-game tokens. There are 2 main types of NFT items in the game:


  • Game Characters (Critterz). To start playing Critterz, you need to buy or rent at least one character. The character's token must take part in staking so that you can use it to earn in-game BLOCK tokens. You can have up to 8 in-game characters. The more characters you have, the more you can earn. You can buy or rent a playable character at Opensea.
  • Plots. These NFTs are plots of in-game land with an area of 64x64. Everything you build on your plot of land is fully protected. Only you can build structures and destroy blocks on your land plot. You may also build structures on neutral plots that do not belong to any player, but your structures on neutral plots can be destroyed by other players.


NFT item on Opensea

NFT item on Opensea


The main in-game token in Critterz is called a BLOCK. With this token, you can buy plots of land (Plots), as well as other useful items. BLOCK tokens are full-fledged cryptocurrency. They are traded on the exchange. Accordingly, you can exchange the BLOCK tokens you earn for other cryptocurrencies and lock in your profit in the form of classic fiat currency (e.g., dollars).

How and how much can I earn at Critterz?

The graph of the volume of earned BLOCK tokens depending on the number of characters and game time

The graph of the volume of earned BLOCK tokens depending on the number of characters and game time


So, to start earning in Critterz, you need to buy or rent a game character. The character has to take part in staking. The main way to earn BLOCK tokens is simply to play Critterz. Tokens are awarded to you for playing based on 2 parameters:


  • The amount of your playing time. The more time you spend in the game, the more you earn. It is worth noting that only real game time is counted. The developers have implemented a reliable mechanism for tracking bots and other tricks.
  • The number of your playable characters. The more of your characters take part in staking, the more you earn.


Another popular way to earn an NFT in Critterz is to rent out your existing character. In this option, your character is played by another user. You will receive a passive income of 30% of what he or she earns. The remaining 70% will be received by the player who rents your character.


The option of renting is also convenient if you want to save on your initial investment. You can rent a character without buying your own. This lowers the entry threshold into the game, which can be very convenient for newcomers.


Let's calculate roughly how much you can earn if you rent several characters. If you rent 4 characters and play 4 hours a day, you will currently earn about 270 BLOCK tokens. If you play 8 hours a day, however, you will earn about 377 BLOCK tokens.


This calculation shows that you can earn a fairly high income with a relatively low entry threshold in rental scenarios. Acquiring your characters requires a large investment. But you can earn a higher income from them if you play on your own, or earn passive income by renting out characters to other players.


Please note that the calculation is current at the time of writing. If you read it after some time, it will be advisable to make a new calculation, taking into account the current exchange rate and other variables.


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The next way to earn money, which the developers promise to introduce soon, is to earn income from your land plots. The more other players spend time on your land, the more BLOCK tokens you earn.


Let's say you've built an interesting structure on your land - for example, a battle arena where other players have fun competing against each other, or some unusual art object. Your plot of land becomes popular among the players and brings you a decent income. So, the main ways of earning in Critterz:


  • Farming tokens when you show in-game activity
  • Renting game characters
  • Speculating on NFT items
  • Receiving income from the attendance of your land plots (to be introduced in the future)

Conclusion

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Let's list the main advantages of Critterz once again:


  • A good opportunity to earn with a low entry threshold. Playing Critterz can earn as much as $50 a day. At the same time, the option of renting characters does not require a large initial investment.
  • Fascinating game mechanics. If you've played Minecraft, then you know what Critterz's gameplay is all about. Minecraft has millions of fans around the world for a reason. The game gives you almost unlimited opportunities to realize your creative potential.
  • Excellent development prospects. Critterz will be attracting more and more new users due to the time-tested Minecraft gameplay. The community of the project is constantly growing and growing with new enthusiasts. San Francisco-based developers have experience in launching and developing ambitious projects (including Y Combinator-passed ones). They have a long-term vision for further game improvement.


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