Spider Tanks has been in Beta for a while now, but the game kept the economy a secret. Though they did offer some play-to-earn events, the details about the game’s economy were veiled.
Spider Tanks has now released the litepaper in which we’ve got details about the game’s future and its economy.
Spider Tanks is a MOBA-style play-to-earn game that features awesome, customizable tanks. The player completes the game’s objectives by controlling their tanks – they can fight across the battle arena.
Each tank in the game is an NFT that the players can own or rent from other players. Though the game is free-to-play, only those with NFTs can earn SILK (SILK is an ERC-20 Standard token that’s associated with Spider Tanks)
This is the first version of their litepaper – it explains how the game will run its economy and other future plans.
Spider Tanks and Play-to-Earn Economy
In Spider Tanks, players earn Victory Points as they win. The game considers how rare the tank NFT is and calculates the appropriate amount of Victory Points based on that. There is an Energy Rating given to every item in the game. As you play with these items, the energy is consumed, which decreases the amount of SILK you make.
Players can upgrade their NFTs into rarer ones if they want to increase their rewards (SILK). Though rarer items cost more to repair, they bring along tons of perks. The maximum level is 30.
The litepaper also states that there will be a Pilot Program for free-to-play players in which they can rent an NFT (commissioned based) and participate in play-to-earn opportunities. Tank (NFT) owners can rent out their tanks, and Pilots can pick them up and play with them.
Random tanks will be assigned to the Pilots in the beginning phase. The team will work to make sure that better Pilots are assigned better tanks to rent.
Land Ownership in Spider Tanks
You can own land in two forms in Spider Tanks – Planetary Nodes & Maps. On the Gala Games Store, you can already find Maps NFTs for sale, but as far as Planetary Nodes are concerned, it is possible that they will run as game nodes, but none of this is confirmed as of now.
Maps and Planetary Nodes are both upgradeable. The higher level a Map is, the more queue slots it will receive. When someone uses your map for a fight, you receive Victory Points.