The Web3 gaming revolution is up and running, regularly spurring new and exciting GameFi projects. One of them, Planet IX, managed to fly under the radar while developing into the biggest play-to-earn (P2E) game on Polygon. More importantly, it achieved this feat in less than a year, attracting over 50,000 monthly users with a unique game concept, solid tokenomics, rewards, and promising features. Read on to discover how it got there so fast.
What is Planet IX?
Planet IX is a free-to-play, P2E, NFT & cryptocurrency-based online game among the top gaming projects with the best social signal on Polygon. The game is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, where players, a.k.a Agents of Change (AOC), must rebuild a shattered world into a habitable planet.
This virtual world consists of over 1.7 billion hexagonal land parcels or PIX. Each land plot is an ERC-721 asset that players can trade, store, and develop into Territories to create value. Moreover, PIX parcels embody real-world, geographical attributes of various rarity levels, ranging from Outliner to Legendary.
The project’s proprietary ERC-20 IX token ($IXT) connects all the elements in the Planet IX ecosystem. Holders can use it for in-game transactions, interactions with in-game corporations, developing PIX, and as rewards for AOCs. Additionally, the $IXT token provides users with governance powers.
Players can stake territories for $IXT rewards. The system generates the Territory staking pool from land sales and other in-game purchases. Moreover, it divides it amongst the Territory holders, with Legendary Territories claiming the largest rewards.
The game’s in-depth lore contains companies created to make Earth’s recolonization possible. Planet IX has nine such corporations providing players with all the services they need to make the game more fun and functional.
For example, Gravity Grade® is a planetary logistics company and the players’ one-stop shop for PIX. One of its purposes is to launch weekly drops, where AOCs can get a fresh batch of PIX to their inventories.
NetEmpire INC is the all contract-related business on Planet IX, enabling players to buy, sell, and trade PIX or other assets. It is a marketplace and a map render where users can trade NFTs and virtual land plots of the planet.
Lucky Cat is the playground corporation on Planet IX. It hosts raffles, contests, and games, allowing players to increase their rewards in a fun way. In the future, Lucky Cat will introduce no-loss lotteries and many more contests.
Other corporations include Y (tech and hardware vendor), Global Waste Systems Inc., Eternalab, and Newlabs (the waste management corporations). Haveblue Cosmetics AG (a cosmetics vendor) and A.M.E. (altered mind emotion) complete the list.
Planet IX will allow players to have meta-shares in these in-game corporations, which include governance rights. As a result, players can dictate the game’s future and how to use the sales-generated treasury from the company.
How Planet IX Became the Biggest NFT Game on Polygon without Anyone Noticing?
Planet IX launched on the Polygon blockchain on November 22, 2021, following 6 months of product and community building. Today all the game’s assets are on-chain.
The game quickly grew to become one of the most popular Polygon-based games. In less than 8 months since its launch, Planet IX already had the best social signs among the NFT games on Polygon. Moreover, it has managed to repeat the feat several times ever since. Above all, it surged in all the relevant categories without anyone noticing. How was that possible?
Behind Planet IX is an expert team of developers who foresees Web3 as the future of online gaming. Currently, this technology does not reach the status and popularity of the more-established web2.0 gaming tech. However, it is growing fast, especially in the past two years, following the widespread adoption of NFTs and the play-to-earn (P2E) gaming model.
Planet IX seeks to onboard people to Web3 and educates players about GameFi and decentralized finance (DeFi) in an accessible and fun way. For instance, playing Planet IX enables users to learn about staking, minting, and other DeFi products and applications.
Planet IX features an advanced UI for learning about the crypto experience, the game’s design, the rich lore, and the community they are developing. Also, they are creating an in-game NFT marketplace that, in the future, should compete with marketplaces like OpenSea if they continue their current trajectory.
With 50,000+ monthly players and growing, Planet IX is gradually positioning itself at the forefront of the Web3 and NFT gaming revolution. Additionally, it has over 300,000 connected wallets and up to 25,000 weekly players. These figures point to an industry-leading project and explain why the project has started drawing the attention of gamers and crypto enthusiasts alike.
You can take a sneak peek at Planet IX’s story and lore in this eye-catching teaser trailer.
Source : bitcoinist