The progressive virtual crab collection and battle game will pair up a traditional past-time with the modern trappings of the digital era
Singapore, August 17 2018 - In the ever-evolving era of immersive digital games, disruptive technologies, and next-gen innovations, one thing never changes - many are still finding ways to gamify experiences. That is what iCandy Interactive is planning to do with its newest crypto-based Web game. CalledCryptantCrab, it twists the concept of raising pets with brand-new user capabilities. In this case, it is all about nurturing crabs on the Ethereum blockchain.
CryptantCrab, the first of many crypto-games in iCandy's development pipeline, is a direct spin-off from the award-winning mobile-based Crab War. Unlike the original, which is a mobile game that Appxplore developed, it focuses on the more unique aspects of raring virtual crabs. Akin the traditional hobby of raising Betta Fish, these digital crustaceans will sport special markings and distinctive parts that are exclusively theirs. Even the fighting element, a close tie-in with the Betta Fish hobby, will be incorporated into this crypto game.
As the crabs are all unique, it is critical that their rarity is maintained. This is where blockchain comes into play. Since CryptantCrab runs on Ethereum, each virtual crab will be tagged with a digital token. This is one of the critical driving factors to operate on this next-gen digital ledger.
Having tokenized assets will allow CryptantCrab to leverage on the benefits of blockchain. While there are plenty of advantages, iCandy Interactive is only concerned with three.
First, the game has a battle aspect that enables the crabs to improve their stats. This is also applicable to the mutations and experience gain they earn. These gameplay elements, among others, will affect their overall market value. Of course, winning streaks and general market forces have some level of influence as well. Since they run on digital tokens that allow them to be tracked and managed on the blockchain, the crabs are truly one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated.
Second, the blockchain ensures there are no cheats who attempt to gain added advantages in fights. This is data protection related, something most malicious actors are constantly targeting.
Third, and most important, is to reinforce the fact that each virtual crab is under direct ownership of the player. This is how CryptantCrab ensures the crabs are personal and made-just-for-them.
As the team works towards launch day, there will be a pre-sales event kicking off soon. Limited-time offers and unique crab designs will be up for grabs during this period. Those keen on playing CryptantCrab and want regular updates about the game can pre-register on the game's webportal or follow the Facebook page. As for the pre-sale, more information will be up in the coming weeks.