A play-to-earn mobile game winning over the hearts of millions
Thetan Arena, fully released in November 2021 and has already captured the hearts of millions of players around the world. The play-to-earn phenomenon has taken the world by storm thanks to the games’ typically addictive mechanics and a highly motivational premise that rewards players for participation.
This article looks at Thetan Arena and explores what play-to-earn mechanics it brings to the table. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the gaming arena that is taking the world by storm.
What is Thetan Arena
Created by the game development studio WolfFun, Thetan Arena is a blockchain-based multiplayer online arena game available on PC, Android, and iOS devices. Thetan Arena is also a play-to-earn game, allowing players to get rewards simply by interacting with the platform. Thetan Arena is the second hit game by WolfFun. The studio initially released Heroes Strike, and many of the players who registered for it also flocked to see what Thetan Arena has to offer.
The NFTs used in Thetan Arena give players ownership over game characters and other items, such as skins and weapons. The game can also be played for free without the NFT aspect, although it requires quite a lot of skill to earn a profit this way.
Interestingly, this is so far the only game of its type in which the purchased NFT characters have a limited lifecycle of usability. In other words, there’s a limited number of matches in which each of the NFT items can earn the in-game currency. After this number has been reached, the players are no longer awarded for playing with them and purchase a new NFT character.
How to play
With the gameplay focused on the player’s skills and teamwork, Thetan Arena offers several gaming modes, including:
- Death Match: In a Death Match playoffs, gamers come together in groups of four and battle against other groups. The winning team is the one that tallies the most kills.
- Super Star: This fast-paced mode requires defending your team, capturing the super star before your opponents, and collecting points.
- Tower Destroy: Inspired by traditional MOBA games, Tower Destroy sends you and your team charging toward the enemy base and bringing down their nexus before they do the same to you.
- Battle Royale (Solo / Duo): This mode entails a massive battle between 42 players or 21 player duos, so you can either be the last player standing or survive with the help of your partner.
When you first join the ecosystem, you will receive a free hero named Raidon, who starts at Level 1. During matches, heroes can level up, and their attributes will increase. There are three types of Heroes – Tank, Marksman, and Assassin. Heroes also differ in their level of rarity: Common, Epic, and Legendary. Their skins also have different rarity levels, including Default, Rare, and Mythical. Players can purchase some of these NFTs on the in-game marketplace or earn them by playing Thetan Arena and then sell them for profit.
Earning THC and THG tokens
Thetan Arena uses two different tokens, and players can earn both THC and THG tokens. The main in-game currency is the Thetan Coin (THC), which users gather by playing game modes and participating in various other activities. Once the player earns these THC tokens, they can claim them to their wallet. There are three ways in which players earn THC:
- Battle: Earning a battle bonus in THC, depending on the hero rarity and trophy class.
- Quests: After the player accumulates enough Quest Points received for completing quests, they can exchange them for THC.
- Ranking Rewards: The player earns THC upon ranking up.
THC can be used for buying NFTs or the Thetan Box – the source of Hero characters for the entire Thetan Arena system. The token is also planned to act as a reward to streamers when they release gameplay streams.
In addition to THC, the game has a secondary token called Thetan Gem (THG). This is a utility and governance token that serves as the medium of exchange between players in a decentralized way. Its goal is to provide a convenient and secure way of payment and settlements between players. It’s not meant to be a medium of exchange for public purposes.
THG can be earned in three ways:
- Special Events: Organized by Thetan Arena in which players can earn THG and NFTs.
- Tournaments: Once the Tournaments launch, players will be able to participate in competitions and earn THG.
- Marketplace: Trading on the Thetan Arena Marketplace also allows users to earn THG.
Once they’ve acquired THG rewards, players can use them to evolve their Thetan Heroes. THG also allows holders to create and vote on on-chain governance proposals on future features and parameters of Thetan Arena.
Despite their initial success, both THC and THG have diminished in value over time, stagnating at around $0.074 for THC and $4.86 for THG at the time of writing. Still, as gaming tokens, both have the potential to appreciate in value, as more players join the Thetan Arena community.
Only the sky’s the limit?
Thetan Arena was officially launched on November 27, 2021, and it had accumulated over 3 million registered users in its first week alone. For the future, the developer team has announced plans to introduce hero staking, cosmetics, guild quests, co-op modes, pets, a rental system, and many other features. It looks like the Thetan Arena economy is just getting started.
As the play-to-earn movement continues its upward momentum, more players will flock to blockchain-based games. Especially for an opportunity to earn passive income while playing. DappRadar is excited to be part of this industry and will keep monitoring the blockchain gaming space. To learn the latest news about Thetan Arena and other play-to-earn games, follow DappRadar on Twitter. Alternatively, join DappRadar PRO for exclusive Discord chats.