What if it was possible to make your virtual character evolve through a multitude of different games while customizing it? This is what OpenBlox proposes, a gaming platform based on Blox, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with unique and evolving properties. Discover also RunBlox, the first product of OpenBlox, a Move and Earn that rewards its users for their physical activity.
OpenBlox, a broad ecosystem that blends NFTs and Web3
OpenBlox’s digital world is made up of Web3 games and applications with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as the backbone.
Available on the Ethereum blockchain (ETH) via OpenSea and on Arbitrum, the OpenBlox universe mixes several virtual worlds on which players travel with their “Blox”, evolving NFTs whose various attributes are customizable and which have the particularity of being compatible with all the games of the OpenBlox ecosystem.
These can then be traded or resold as NFTs ad infinitum on the OpenBlox marketplace.
But OpenBlox is also present on the Web3, notably thanks to its first Runblox application, a Move and Earn built on the Avalanche blockchain (AVAX) that rewards its users for their physical activity: a way to earn cryptocurrencies while taking care of your health.
The project is backed by, among others, Japanese Yūsaku Maezawa, an entrepreneur ranked the 14th richest man in Japan according to Forbes. Among his many activities, he has established several companies, including Zozotown, the country’s largest online shopping site.
But since then, the entrepreneur has decided to focus on the conquest of space and will participate in a flyby of the Moon aboard a spacecraft of SpaceX, the company of Elon Musk.
OpenBlox is also powered by Blizzard, Avalanche’s investment fund that wants to support the organic growth of projects that are built on its blockchain. The OpenBlox blockchain gaming platform also has the backing of Shima Capital, a fund specializing in Web3 projects founded by Wall Street veteran Yida Gao.
Note that OpenBlox has its own token. Called OBX, it was created on the launchpad of the ByBit platform and allows to ensure the governance of the project while financing it, since it is used for the transaction fees of the ecosystem. In addition, players are rewarded in different ways depending on the number of OBX tokens in their possession.
Get active with RunBlox
Runblox is a web3 fitness app already available on the App Store and Google Play that rewards its users based on their physical activity in the form of Move & Earn.
To use Runblox, nothing could be simpler: just download the application on the mobile device of your choice, create a wallet and purchase a virtual shoe in AVAX, Avalanche’s token, directly on the application’s marketplace. No registration is required.
The shoes are divided into several categories: Walking, Jogging and Running. The choice of these will depend on your style of physical activity, since their categorization corresponds to the walking or running speed you need to reach to earn rewards.
Each shoe has its own attributes, including attack, luck, speed and hit points. Attack allows you to earn more rewards by running, luck determines the percentage chance of winning LootBoxes, and hit points affect the shoe’s durability.
These attributes can be increased as you gain levels on your shoes. To level up a shoe, you will need to use RUX tokens, which are earned by running. But that’s not all: it is also possible to mint a new pair of shoes by combining 2 pairs of at least level 5.
Remember that it is already possible to enjoy RunBlox, the Move and Earn application from OpenBlox, by downloading it from the App Store or Google Play. Continuously updated, RunBlox has recently added the LootBox functionality, rewards obtained in each sport session classified by rarity.
Finally, RunBlox is continuously developing new partnerships with high quality projects to add new possibilities and increase the value of LootBoxes, all by connecting the real and virtual world through physical activity.
As such, the application has entered into a strategic partnership with MZ Club as well as with Arigato Bank, an application with over 7.5 million users, to promote RunBlox.
RunBlox is a balance between the fun of exercise and the rewards in the form of cryptocurrencies, an original way to stay healthy!
The different games offered by OpenBlox
In August 2022, OpenBlox announced 3 new games to expand its universe: RogueBlox, ActionBlox and LandBlox. Let’s find out what they have to offer and how they interact with each other.
RogueBlox, the roguelike PVE card game
Currently in pre-alpha, RogueBlox will be the first game from OpenBlox to be officially released. Here, you will have to explore various worlds to advance your Blox.
To begin, you will need to purchase a Blox available for sale on OpenSea or on the OpenBlox marketplace. Then, each player will be given a basic deck in order to progress in RogueBlox.
Here, the goal of the game is to use the different attack and defense cards available to defeat enemies in turn-based battles. The player must advance through RogueBlox in a campaign format with random events.
Naturally, the more a player fights, the more chance he has of getting new cards to advance. Progression becomes increasingly difficult, and the strongest enemies can drop big rewards.
A true strategic game, RogueBlox will challenge your thinking and your ability to adapt. Of course, once you’ve advanced your Blox, you can sell it for a new one to vary your strategies!
ActionBlox, the multiplayer universe
ActionBlox is a multiplayer online role playing game (MORPG). Here, cooperation with your allies will be the key to progress and survive in this unforgiving universe filled with magical creatures.
In ActionBlox, the goal is not to make the most money, but to make teamwork work to achieve your goals. Guilds, friends and fellow fighters will be required to evolve in this magical world of OpenBlox.
It is also scheduled for release in 2023 and more information will be revealed in the coming months.
LandBlox, exploration and simulation
Pastures, cities, castles, forests, resources, battles and looting: these are all words to describe LandBlox, inspired by the famous survival game Don’t Starve, with the difference that this one takes advantage of the many possibilities offered by the Web3.
Here, you’ll have to explore the many secrets that LandBlox offers in order to conquer new territories.
You will also be able to make your hours of playing RogueBlox bear fruit by planting the seeds you have earned in the latter while fighting. Once these seeds have become fruit, you can choose to sell them on the OpenBlox marketplace or use them in other games to progress.
As you can see, the games offered by OpenBlox are complementary to each other and constitute a complete ecosystem.
LandBlox is still in development and is scheduled for release in 2023.
Opinion and conclusion on the world of OpenBlox
The vast world of OpenBlox is still in its infancy, but looks promising given its comprehensive roadmap.
Where some Play to Earn games are rather repetitive, OpenBlox has chosen to be diverse with its multiple holistic games all linked thanks to Blox, these evolving NFTs with unique attributes and principles.
Benefiting from significant support, notably from Blizzard, the Avalanche fund, or Yūsaku Maezawa and Shima Capital, the project already seems to be seducing. Future high-profile partnerships are expected to come soon to reward the OpenBlox community.
Through its various games, OpenBlox presents a unique multigaming universe through blockchain that will ensure a sustainable and complete system for all its new players.