Review Aurory ($AURY) – Could it be Solana’s Next Big Hit and Dethrone Axie?
After a long and cold crypto winter, the blockchain industry is back and stronger than ever. Bitcoin (BTC) has become a major discussion topic in large financial centers and the technological creation of blockchain smart contracts has created an explosion of applications for both decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Aurory – another big competitor joined the race and is getting huge attention recently.
What is Aurory?
The project aim to set the standard for play-to-earn games by creating innovative, attractive gameplay that also cultivates virtual in-game economies. Specifically, they will concentrate focus across four pillars:
- Create a welcoming, educational and fully functional platform that attracts and converts a large number of players(including newcomers)to Aurory, the Solana ecosystem, and the more general cryptocurrency space
- Utilize the player community to foster growth of the brand and subsequent games by co-creating game features and developments alongside the community via the DAOrory
- Create a challenging and rewarding platform for regular crypto users via play-to-earn mechanics that ensure the longevity of the game
- Create a stimulating platform for DeFi enthusiasts maximize gains from yield farming, staking, and other protocols
By creating an easy-to-use platform for crypto beginners they intend to engage and educate newcomers in original, playful, and rewarding ways. The educational
content of their platform will provide a vast resource of knowledge on the basics of cryptocurrency – eg. how to create a wallet, perform transactions, staking, and farming. It will also allow them to gain and retain users on the platform – a pleasant first experience will encourage continued use of a system.
What is the project trying to achieve?
Bringing many people to use the blockchain through incentives is clearly the way to contribute to the global adoption of cryptocurrencies.
They want people and gamers from everywhere in the world to discover blockchain use cases in a fun and educating way. To achieve that ambitious goal, they have chosen to be powered by Solana and to use Serum for their in-game marketplace. Solana is a lightning-fast blockchain with almost zero fees which will allow players to benefit from a qualitative gaming experience.
What is the unique selling point?
Nefties and Humans
Nefties populate a world called Antik which is filled with relics and forgotten artifacts waiting to be discovered! Nefties, however, is incomplete and only show themselves to those humans who they find worthy of validating their existence. In return for this companionship, they offer humans their incredible powers.
During sleep, Nefties are vulnerable and prefer to stay securely inside their human’s wallet. They are always on the lookout for strong and worthy humans and are on a constant quest to better themselves through combat and duels with other trainers.
Players roam the game world discovering new Nefties and using their Wallets to catch them. Acquire the best team, train them to adapt to any situation, and form new strategies on your way to becoming the next undefeated legend! Every species of Nefties has its own strengths and abilities, giving them multiple strategic roles in combat: from brute force to team support, defense, sabotage, and manipulation … It’s all up to YOU, the trainer, to find the best Nefties with the strongest synergy. Build a dream team ready to follow you to the ends of the world … all while defeating other trainers!
One game; Two experiences
A Story-driven Single Player Mode (Player Vs. Environment -PvE) Learn about the workings of cryptocurrency and blockchain guided by a single-player adventure full of mystery, memorable characters, and intriguing locations to explore. This mode gives you the opportunity to acquire your first Nefty and Guardian for free while immersing yourself with Antik. It will also give you valuable experience and confidence that will ultimately form a gateway to the competitive Player Vs Player mode (PvP). The PvE world is always open, and the Aurory team will continue to release new episodic adventures with new locations, new Guardians and Nefties to discover, new characters, and new quests! So, be sure to come back often!
A Competitive Battleground (Player Vs Player – PvP) After forming your dream Nefties team, compete with powerful trainers around the world in various game modes: friendly duels, ranked tournaments (that will happen on a recurring basis), and other very special modes that they have yet to unveil with their community! Combat starts as soon as the matchmaking is completed. Battles feature a draft system that allow you to predict your opponent’s strategy and react accordingly by finding the right counters. Changing the order of Nefties in your team to surprise your opponents will make all the difference between victory and defeat!
The Battle System
Your team consists of 3 Nefties that will compete against your opponent’s team in a turn-based tactical RPG-style
battle. Victory goes to the first player to successfully eliminate all Nefties in the opposing team. Each Nefty has their own set of special abilities to utilize and with every action taken, advanced versions of these gradually unlock introducing new devastating effects and strategic options to the battlefield. Determine the best strategy for the moment – use clever chain reactions to outmaneuver your opponent before they do the same!
An Advanced Meta-Game
Inspired by other successful games such League of Legends, Advanced wars, Pokémon, Magic the Gathering and Dofus, Aurory aims to offer deep and rewarding gameplay with huge strategic freedom allowing players to tackle combat in various ways:
A wide choice of Nefties:
- Nefties base stats and boosted stats
- Spells and variants
- Strategic positioning on the playing
- Special abilities and capacities
PvP: Tournaments & Championships
HEROES AND FANS: AN ONGOING STREAK OF TOURNAMENTS
Joining tournaments require staking AURY tokens and give players a chance to maximize their rewards. Monthly tournaments will reward the top players and will be tiered based on skill level and games played. Special elite arenas will challenge veteran players, with even greater rewards.
Spectators will also have the opportunity to earn rewards.
THE AURORY CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR
The annual Aurory Championship Tour offers opportunities to win rare items, significant cash prizes, and imprint your own design on future Nefties. However, this comes at a risk… Any defeated Nefties will disappear and be gone…forever. This allows top-level players to continually nourish the ecosystem as they improve via strategic experimentation in their battles. Meanwhile, it also creates more fair opportunities for up-and-coming players.
A golden ticket is required to enter the Aurory Championship tour, which is earned by either 1) being victorious in ongoing tournaments or 2) being one of the lucky few PvE players to be rewarded a ticket. And if you wish to do so, your Gold ticket can be sold to another lucky trainer!
Eventually, players will be able to acquire a piece of land in the game world. Lands can be used for respawning or teleporting, allowing you to cover great distances within a short amount of time. Additionally, owning land unlocks the ability to generate dungeons for you and other players to explore. Dungeons will appear on the world map and are generated randomly every week.
Every plot of land will have its own rarity and custom traits that determine the types of rewards it will contain as well as the odds of a dungeon appearing. These land rarities are classified into:
Other players can gain access to your dungeon by paying a small fee, with a percentage of that fee going to the landowner!
- Token Name: Aurory
- Ticker: $AURY
- Blockchain: Solana
- Token Standard: Updating
- Contract: AURYydfxJib1ZkTir1Jn1J9ECYUtjb6rKQVmtYaixWPP
- Token Type: Utility
- Total Supply: 100,000,000
- Circulating Supply: 9,600,000
Token Release Schedule
Token Use Case
AURY can be used to:
• Buy and sell NFT creatures, items, cosmetics and cards
• Reward players for advancing in the solo PvE mode
• Reward players for winning battles
• Pay out staking rewards from the treasury for players to
earn passive returns
• Enter the battle Arena via staking protocols
• Integrate the virtual economy with real-worldeconomies via centralized or decentralized exchanges
Market and Community
Video games have become the largest entertainment medium in the world which was further accelerated by Covid-19 lockdowns due to a surge in home-bound populations. By the end of 2021, Newzoo forecasts 2.7 billion players globally, with this number increasing to 3 billion by 2023. In-game transactions on mobile and browser-based free-to-play games represented the largest share of revenue with an intake of $159.3 billion USD in 2020 alone.
The recent NFT craze finds part of its origin in the generation that grew up collecting Pokemon in both the trading card game as well as the video games. This generation later transitioned to playing Pokemon with their own children. The most recent evolution of collectibles are blockchain-based NFTs, such as CryptoKitties, CryptoPunks, and Beeple artworks that have sold for millions. These NFTs made headlines when transactions quadrupled in 2020 to $250 million. As shown in the “Non-Fungible Year Report 2020” by NonFungible and l’Atelier, collectibles and games were the two dominant segments.
With GameFi only progressing into mainstream attention, the look and feel of most games are still basic and murky. Aurory, on the other hand, mimics the UI, UX, and graphics of established Web2 games. Given the studio’s rapid expansion and ability to target a more significant market segment, Aurory Project has gained support and capital funding from Alameda Research, CMS Holdings, or Jump Capital. Investors should keep an eye on the project.
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