Trading card game Splinterlands is now also working on the Wax blockchain. Thanks to Wax the browser-based card game can use easier on-boarding of new users, as they only require a social media account or e-mail address. Currently Splinterlands is attracting four thousand gamers per day, and most of them are playing daily.
There are two versions of the game: one running on Steem and the other on Wax. When players login to the website, they can use their Steem account name and password. In addition there’s a button to login using Wax All Access.
Splinterlands originally launched on the Steem blockchain as Steem Monsters. The developers later changed the game’s name. Earlier this year Steem Engine announced support for non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing gamers to trade their cards on popular marketplaces like OpenSea.
Splinterlands is also playable on mobile devices. In Februari the development team released an alpha version of the app. Compared with the desktop game, the mobile game is a bit bare-bones.
Splinterlands gameplay explained
Splinterlands Untamed is a trading card game for desktop and mobile devices. Players can buy digital card packs. The cards in these packs are tied to the player’s account, and can be used in the game or sold on an open market. Each card has mana points, which determines in which phase of the game it can be played. In addition cards of attack power, life points and a special power. For example, some cards can shield others, or force enemies to attack them first.
This game is build on the relatively obscure Steem blockchain. That’s why Steem Engine introduced support for non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. This also enable interoperability, which is for example shown by Tides of Magic. As a result some cards from Splinterlands can be used in the Tides of Magic card game. This technical functionality is called this interoperability and is one of the key features of Web 3.0.
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