A blockchain is a decentralized database that is secured by a network of computers in a way that makes it difficult to hack or alter. The immutability of the blockchain makes it great for storing a player’s game objects, tokens, achievements, and other digital collectibles.
The authenticity of these items can be validated within the Colonize Mars game which gives them significant utility beyond the artwork that is associated with each item. It also grants players true ownership of their in-game assets. Through blockchain technology, gamers can save in-game purchases, sell them to other players, use them in other supported ecosystems, and much more.
Colonize Mars uses a variety of blockchain assets to create a thriving, decentralized virtual economy within the game:
- NFTs (non-fungible tokens)—NFTs are unique cryptographic tokens that exist on a blockchain and cannot be replicated. Colonize Mars has a collection of aerospace-themed NFTs that represent the equipment, buildings, astronauts, and vehicles that can be used within the game. Colonize Mars NFTs come in various rarities and categories that correspond to different levels of utility. Read more about them here.
- FTs (fungible tokens)—FTs are any asset on a blockchain that is interchangeable. Bitcoin is an example of a fungible token. Colonize Mars uses one main in-game fungible token, MARTIA, and multiple resource fungible tokens (such as Food, Water, Fuel). MARTIA is earned through various gameplay activities, such as resource management, map exploration, and skill-based mini games. MARTIA tokens can be used to pay for a range of items in the Colonize Mars store, including supply crates, cards, upgrades, and land plots.
- NTTs (non-transferrable tokens)—NTTs are similar to NFTs, but they cannot be transferred or traded between users. Colonize Mars uses them for in-game achievements and granting community membership.