Horror games give players a first-hand experience with gore, the undead, and everything that will keep you up at night. The Resident Evil franchise, The Evil Within, and Alien: Isolation are some popular online horror games you may have played or maybe heard of.
This summer, gruesome gameplay is brought to blockchain and NFT gaming with Whack It’s FEAR: Your Worst Nightmares Tokenized. FEAR is an ecosystem of frightening games built on Ethereum, and marks some of the world’s first blockchain-based horror games.
FEAR launched its first blockchain game, Whack Your Undead Neighbor, on July 20, 2021. The game is free to play, but $FEAR token holders have exclusive access to “earn unique, collectible, and usable gaming NFTs…by staking the native token”.
Whack It’s original Android/online games are: Whack your Neighbour, Whack the Burglars, Whack the Creeps and Whack the Serial Killer. These popular games are in redevelopment to now be included in blockchain gaming.
In Whack Your Undead Neighbour, gamers “take control of Patrick, Lisa and Whisky the dog as you look to defend yourself against your neighbour who turns into hideous and dangerous undead creatures after a zombie outbreak!”
WHY PLAY A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED HORROR GAME?
Not only are they just as fun and scary as traditional online horror games, but blockchain-based games grant platers ownership of any in-game assets they acquire, and players can potentially be rewarded for their gameplay.
In-game assets are a form of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) which are simply tokenized assets built on a blockchain. NFTs may represent real-world or digital items; everything from artwork to music, video clips and virtual clothing. Because these tokens are “non-fungible”, they are unique, each having their own digital signature that distinguishes them from one another. They may be a one of a kind digital asset, or part of a limited series.
When embedded into a game built on a blockchain, NFTs allow players to own all of their own in-game items. Any skins, power-ups, and other in-game items and skills are yours to keep indefinitely.
PLAYING & ACQUIRING NFTS ON FEAR
Want to earn or purchase NFTs and play some bone-chilling games? Start at the FEAR website to earn $FEAR coins by playing any game on the FEAR Ecosystem. Whack Your Undead Neighbor is the first game available, and is free to play.
$FEAR coins can also be purchased at the following cryptocurrency exchanges:
With at least six $FEAR coins, players gain access to “two unique puzzle kills in Whack Your Undead Neighbour” and when released, “the chance to win other rare NFTs that are introduced via these kills”.
$FEAR coins are also used at the FEAR Farm, where farming coins earns players nFEAR. Players are awarded 5 nFEAR for every 1 $FEAR token per day.
nFEAR unlocks the ability to “claim” (purchase) in-game NFTs. There are five NFTs currently available at the FEAR Farm:
Two tickets is the maximum available to claim per wallet (player). Play to Earn will be launched on August 14th, 2021.
“The ticket gives the user opportunities to perform two in game skills and reflex challenges that will take place randomly throughout the 10 existing kills that the user must perform… If the user is successful in both skill challenges, they will be able to visit a rewards page where they can connect the same wallet used to lock in the ticket and they can claim 50 $FEAR”.
Start farming now, so you are set to Play to Earn: https://www.fearnft.games/games/wyun/
Exclusive access to the Whack It Series, available only on Windows.
nFEAR ticket and $FEAR token holders are the only players who may access the World of Whack It Game. World of Whack It includes the four original games: Whack Your Neighbour, Whack the Burglars, Whack the Creeps, and Whack the Serial Killer.
Unlock hidden kills in-game
More NFT types will be released as the FEAR Ecosystem is developed. FEAR NFTs are also available for sale from other FEAR players at OpenSea. Remember, NFTs are your property. You own them until you sell them.
The Play to Earn aspect of the game will be launched on August 14th, where players “can stake unlimited amount of FEAR, based on 1 FEAR the user is rewarded 5 “nFear” per day. Once the user reaches 750 “nFear” the user can use their nFEAR + 10 $FEAR fee to acquire a ticket”.
Tickets earned through farming can be used in-game or sold on the NFT marketplace, OpenSea.
The FEAR ecosystem has more games in development. The grisly games include first-person adventure, Play to Earn, high-score competitions, token farming in Endless Nightmare mode, artillery NFTs, upgradable characters, and even more $FEAR holders exclusive content
The World of Whack It will be released on August 15, 2021. It is exclusive to $FEAR token holders only, bringing back four Whack It Classics: Whack your Neighbour, Whack the Burglars, Whack the Creeps, and Whack the Serial Killer. The game pack comes with 100 NFTs, and “insane blood and carnage.” The World of Whack it is only available to download with Windows.
In late August/early September, the Dragon’s Den game will be released. FEAR offers little to be known, providing “[We] saw our announcement with SOPHORIA (lead animators on the Game of Thrones and the House of Dragons), we will say no more other than there be dragons!”
The FEAR gaming ecosystem is created by Netcreeper Media Limited, trademark owner https://www.whackit.co/contact.phpof the Whack It brand, and now partnered with Mad VR Studio.
Follow FEAR at their Twitter account: @fearnfts
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