MonkeyLeaguelis the next-gen esports metaverse that combines high-production-value multiplayer gaming with Solana blockchain technology, NFTs and decentralized finance to deliver an exciting, turn-based play-to-earn soccer game that’s easy to learn yet hard to master.
MonkeyBall sits at the intersection of FIFA Street and Final Fantasy. The game is being developed on the Unity game engine, allowing it to be eventually deployed on both Desktop and Mobile.
What is the project trying to achieve?
The 4v4 arcade soccer game is easy to learn yet hard to master. Players build a team of 4 Monkeys to play the positions of Striker, Midfielder, Defender, and Goalkeeper. Matches are played between two teams in Stadiums, owned by players, and can be watched by other players, known as Spectators.
MonkeyLeague introduces the concept of asset portability. Players own the game’s assets, Monkeys and Stadiums, in the form of NFTs and own the in-game currency in the form of tokens ($MBS). The game offers multiple play-to-earn systems, giving players flexibility and excitement in how they play. Furthermore, players can exercise governance over the game platform and treasury using a DAO governance token ($SCORE).
The game is being developed by a team of experts in multiple disciplines with unmatched experience in game design and development, having designed games that have generated billions of dollars in revenue in the past 15 years.
What is the unique selling point?
MonkeyBall is a quick, turned-based, Play-to-Earn arcade soccer game that gives everyone a chance to play and earn.
Players build their ultimate MonkeyBall team consisting of 4 Monkeys to fill the positions of the Striker, Midfielder, Defender, and Goalkeeper. Although each Monkey can play any position, each unique Monkey has inherent abilities that make it better in a specific role.
Matches are played between two teams and consist of 12 rounds – 6 rounds per half. A round finishes when the two teams complete their turns. In their turns, each team can perform three actions – moving a player, dribbling, passing or shooting the ball, or a Special Moves. Each turn ends after a player has performed their actions or clicked “End Turn”.
For each action a player performs, his unique abilities are challenged by his opponent. For example, when kicking to score a goal, a players’ accuracy score is challenged by the goalkeeper’s agility. Similarly, when trying to dribble, a Striker’s dribble score is challenged by the opponent’s Midfielder’s strength.
While some players’ abilities are set and dictated by how rare the monkey is, other abilities can be trained and developed over time.
Monkeys are the team’s players, introduced by NFT assets owned by game players. Monkeys serve as an income generator, allowing a player to earn MonkeyBucks ($MBS) by winning games.
Monkey NFTs are not simply a beautiful and rare collectible, they are an in-game asset that affects the ability to play and win matches.
Each Monkey NFT has a unique DNA composed of its’ Appearance, Trainable Abilities, and Special Moves.
Appearance: Each Monkey’s appearance is derived from a DNA pool of countless possible traits ranging from common to rare, making each Monkey’s appearance truly unique. Generation Zero of the Monkeys will be limited to 5055 out of nearly 4 Billion possible permutations, illustrating the rarity of each NFT.
The more rare a Monkey NFT is, the higher its “Alpha Factor”, which increases the Monkey’s ability to perform Special Moves.
Trainable abilities: Each Monkey has four main abilities:
Accuracy: The higher the Accuracy score, the greater the ability to score a goal from a distance
Passing: The higher the Passing score, the greater the chances of making successful passes
Defense: The higher the Defense score, the greater the chance of successfully tackling and defending
Control: The higher the Control score, the greater the ability to receive the ball and keep it
Each Monkey is born with an initial and a maximum potential score for each ability. A rare monkey NFT will have a high initial score for any of his abilities and/or a high potential score. Each monkey also has the ability to perform combinations and special moves. When Monkeys consume in-game items – their scores improve.
Elements: Monkeys are also born with unique factors, or elements, for each of their actions. For example, some Monkeys will have a better factor when kicking from the left side of the field compared to other Monkeys. Other unique factors may include Ball Interception, Dribble, Courage, and more.
Monkeys’ elements influence their abilities and also dictate in which position each will perform better – whether as a Score, Midfielder, Defender, or Goalkeeper. Rare Monkeys will have higher factors in a specific role, compared to other, more common Monkeys.
In MonkeyBall’s metaverse, Stadiums are Land assets that are introduced by NFTs and owned by Players.
Stadiums serve as a passive form for their owners to earn Monkey Bucks revenue.
Matches between teams are hosted in Stadiums, guided by the level of the Stadium and additional game and token mechanics. Stadium owners who host games, tournaments, and special events collect a fee from the game platform.
When not hosting a game between 3rd party teams, Stadiums can be used to train the owner’s Monkeys, improving their abilities and source game items.
Stadium owners can upgrade their stadiums by building and acquiring special facilities, as well as creating unique competitions and special events to attract more users to the Stadium.
Game players can also earn passive MonkeyBucks by being Spectators, or watching other players’ matches and rooting for a team that ends up winning the match. Being a spectator and rooting for a team is an easy task that’s not only rewarding for the spectator but impacts the overall results of the match by boosting the morale of the team playing.
Not only can Spectators earn from watching matches and selecting the winning team but they can use the opportunity to analyze other teams in order to improve their own gameplay.
Spectators can also acquire game items and boosters to upgrade their ability to select the winning team and increase their MonkeyBucks revenue. Spectators are not introduced by NFTs.