Aavegotchi got me convinced.
It was only a couple of days ago I became fully aware of the potential of blockchain games. While I had already heard of them before, I never really understood the buzz. When I heard of CryptoKitties for the first time, I simply could not phantom why anyone on Earth would spend money on pictures of cartoon kittens. However, this changed after I finally did some actual research. I played a little here, played a little there, read here, read there and got increasingly interested in blockchain games as I was getting sucked into this hole further and further. While doing my research I found that one game was being mentioned over and over again by many different folks, that game being Aavegotchi.
As I read about Aavegotchi I soon found out why it is people mention it so often. Aavegotchi seemed to take aspects from many different types of blockchain games, molding them into one. While I would like to explain all the details of what makes Aavegotchi so special, I do not feel like I am up to the task. Instead, I highly suggest you read Aavegotchi’s White Paper. I found it to be quite legible even for someone who is not all too familiar with cryptobabble (not hating, power to ya!). This is not simply another game where you try to collect NFTs for the sake of collecting. What I found most interesting is the way in which Aavegotchi uses the potential of DeFi. Players can, for example, stake their tokens to farm new wearables.
I have got to be completely honest and say that I do not quite understand the tokenomics behind Aavegotchi since, as I mentioned above, I am not particularly well versed in any of that stuff. However, the fact that Aavegotchi is being developed by the team behind the Aave Protocol platform, a well established DeFi project, leads me to believe Aavegotchi is in well capable hands.
The game is not fully live yet, but I decided to take the plunge, get in early, and buy some $GHST tokens. Which brings me to a final point: the Aavegotchi devs and community are a lovely bunch. Oh, did I mention the intention is to make the game fully decentralized? The very fact that I forgot to mention this before makes me realize that all I can do in this short little blog post is scratch the surface of Aavegotchi and what it is all about. Again, I urge you to read their White Paper. Suffice to say, I have great hopes for this project and I am very excited for what its future may bring. I will leave it at that.