15 April 2022, HONG KONG – Apeiron, the world’s first play-and-earn god game built with NFTs, began its Primeval Planet Presale on 14 April, with more than half sold out before opening to the public, a value of over 900 ETH. For many, this will be their first dive into crypto-gaming, and the beginning of an entrepreneurial journey with a play-and-earn project built on the fundamentals of rich gameplay and strong storytelling.
Players will need at least 1 planet to begin playing the game, with the Planet Presale being the first chance for players to buy their own world. Those who would like to try the game for free will be able to play by joining partnered gaming guilds, while those interested in developing their NFT portfolio may purchase multiple planets.
Apeiron, which has been in development for over six years, allows players to “play god” by taking on the role of Godlings – newborn gods with the ability to control elements such as water and fire to assist cute’n’chubby doods in building their society and going about their daily lives. Players can grow their own planets as well as control their world’s powerful Avatar in exciting real-time card-based battles. One of the game’s most unique features is its Tri-Token system that enhances the value of Apeiron’s NFTs. Apeiron has a fully diluted valuation of $80 million. The game will be launched in Q4 2022.
The Primeval Planet NFT Presale consisted of planets broken into five tiers of rarity, with the Elemental Core planet being the least rare and the Primal Core being the rarest. The rarer the planet, the higher the chance of getting a more concentrated elemental (fire, water, air, earth) distribution, allowing players to access more potent combat skills and planetary development abilities. Prices for the Primeval Planet NFTs were released within the range of 0.1 – 6.66 ETH.
Frank Cheng, Co-Founder of Apeiron, said that after Apeiron’s Token Generation Event in May, between June to October holders of the NFTs will be able to start breeding planets. Cheng said that “From the initial 4,586 planets, 350,000 new ones will be bred by game launch in Q4 2022.” He went on to point out that Apeiron is a little different from the other blockchain games on the market: “We position ourselves as a premium paid app experience, with Team and Earn + Win 2 Earn elements. Players require 1 planet NFT to play the game, and we embrace a higher barrier of entry with costlier planets that will continue to appreciate in value, as we believe that players should be able to enhance the value of their NFTs via gameplay.”
Cheng added that an Apeiron planet is a great investment – not only will the tri-token system assure that the NFTs appreciate value, but on top of that it takes only 3 planets to “go infinite” and produce an endless amount of NFTs, all of which may be sold on the marketplace, allowing players to effectively “print money,” and even have enough planets to start their own mini-guild or Alliance. The breeding systems will challenge player’s skill and mastery, as their are not only different planetary traits to manage, but unique combinations of elements, all of which will contribute to the final planetary type and resultant levels of power. More powerful planets will be a big boon for players, as Cheng highlighted that “Apeiron is going to go huge on the Esports and franchise elements in 2023.”
The public minting phase is still ongoing and will end on Apr 18th.
Apeiron is the world’s first NFT-based play-and-earn godgame. Apeiron will feature a unique card-based action-adventure combat system combined with godly simulation gameplay inspired by classic god games like Populous and Black & White. Players can construct planets from above before descending to the ground as an Avatar to solve the mysteries of the universe. Players will grow their planet to the point of developmental stagnation, then reset the planetary cycle to allow for even more advancement and thrilling late-game alliance level GvE and GvG activities. Apeiron will use a tri-token architecture, which means that there will be three separate tokens to navigate their ecosystem: a governance token, a play-to-earn token, and a premium alliance token. Visit Apeiron’s Public Mint | Website | Youtube | Medium | Discord | Telegram | Twitter.