Released on July, 2020
Launched in 2020 by Pixelcraft Studios, Aavegotchi is a Polygon-built game where players can explore the Gotchiverse as pixelated ghosts and create defensive structures around their parcels. Users are welcome to buy virtual lands in the realms of the metaverse and earn crypto by completing multiple tasks.
Aavegotchis are the main characters that populate the entire ecosystem. They are players’ entry tickets to the game and are the medium through which everyone participates in the ecosystem. Without an Aavegotchi, you can still play in the Gotchiverse, either as a visitor or with a rented avatar. But certain events, like Rarity Farming, require a user to hold their own Aavegotchi.
Also referred to as Gotchis, these NFTs are ghost-like creatures that need constant care. “Petting” your Gotchi every 12 hours increases your level of kinship with the ghost. This then improves your level of Alchemical Channeling, which is when players receive a daily stipend of Gotchus Alchemica.
Clothing your Aavegotchi with Equipment increases its rarity which increases your chances in the rarity farming events.
The Gotchiverse is an open-ended social space where players can enjoy farming, crafting, trading, and battling.
The Aavegotchi game contains a 2D map called the Gotchiverse. Players can move around this space and search for hidden rewards.
There is also a battle mode where players can slug it out in the Aarena. Only users with enough Spirit Force can fight each other. There are plans to introduce more gaming features as the game moves into the future.
Owners of REALM parcels can employ Aavegotchis to farm REALM parcels, needed for the production of Gotchus Alchemica, resources used to build huge structures, Installations.
The players roam around and socialize in the Gotchiverse, where numerous tokens are concealed. You can buy a land parcel as an NFT and build constructions for farming or run around with a borrowed Aavegotchi to collect rewards on the map for 2 hours a week.
As a rule, Aavegotchi is not a game to play for free. However, the lucky ones manage to borrow Aavegotchis for 0 GHSTs at the in-game Gotchi Lending. Meanwhile, numerous listings cost less than $0.5 per hour. The only thing to consider is that opportunities to play with 1 Aavegotchi are limited: you can go roaming around the map with a single creature only for 2 hours on Saturdays.
So, to make the most of the game and earn, you need to own a land parcel, an Aaltar, and 1 or more Aavegotchis. To minimize investments you can borrow Aavegotchis.
Also, each player can join the Gatchiverse as an observer. There's nothing you can do in this case, but you can see what's going on inside the game and maybe find some ideas. Just to get started, we definitely recommend trying this feature first.
Gas fees on the Polygon chain are paid in MATIC. You need to have about $1 worth of MATIC that will be enough for a long time.
Resources collected in the game are called Alchemica. These are 4 different tokens: FUD, FOMO, ALPHA, and KEK. Players can earn Alchemica in three distinct ways: farming from their REALM parcels, channeling it from the skies above, or collecting it from the surface. Gotchus Alchemica can also be exchanged for GHST using native DEX, the Gotchus Alchemica exchange (GAX).
In Gotchiverse, ways to earn without sufficient investments are limited.
Mind that in July 2022 Alchemica spillover was disabled and now it works only on Saturdays from 2PM to 4PM UTC.
The lending costs about 0,15 GHST (~0,14$) for 2 hours.
You can earn about 30 Alchemica crystals during each spillover. This sum hardly equals $0,7-0,8.
Gotchiverse offers more profitable opportunities to the Land Parcel NFTs owners:
You should own a Land parcel and an Aaltar to earn Alchemica tokes regularly. Land parcels come in three sizes providing greater deposits of Alchemica and more building space.
Then you can place such installations on the land as a Harvester (for harvesting resources), a Reservoir (for storing resources), Walls, Towers, etc.
To create and improve installations, Alchemica tokens (FUD, FOMO, ALPHA and KEK) are needed. The higher the level of the equipment, the more resources can be extracted.
You are not limited to acquiring land parcels and covering them with installations.
To boost profits, we recommend having one humble but fully equipped and constantly upgraded land.
Haarvesters and Reservoirs are special Installations for mining Alchemica.
Each type of Haarvester harvests one type of Alchemica, and each Reservoir can hold a certain amount of some exact type of Alchemica. As the Installation level increases, Harvest Rate and Capacity increase too.
Spillover is another property of Reservoirs that determines how much and how far Alchemica spills when it is claimed from the Reservoir. Lower level Reservoirs have higher Spillover Amounts and Spillover Radius, and these amounts are reduced with further upgrades.
A full pack of the needed parts includes a Parcel, an Aaltar, a $FOMO Reservoir/Harvester, a $FUD Reservoir/Harvester, an $ALPHA Reservoir/Harvester, and a $KEK Reservoir/Harvester.
Each pair of Reservoir/Harvester collects the corresponding tokens.
Let’s estimate investments and potential earnings in case you build 4 types of Harvesters/Reservoirs on your land parcel.
All the installations require $15 and can be crafted with different combinations of Alchemica (FUD, FOMO, ALPHA, KEK) or purchased for GHST at the Aavegotchi Bazaar.
By harvesting Alchemica on your land parcel, you can earn about 15 FUD; 8 FOMO; 5 ALPHA; 3 KEK per day, which equals around $0,6.
If you have an Aavegotchi, you can earn daily rewards by walking up to an Alchemical Aaltar on a Realm parcel and clicking the “Channel Alchemica'' button. Then you will get some Alchemica directly and another portion will spillover on the nearby map. Thus, you can run around and collect it.
Basically, you can earn 20 FUD, 10 FOMO, 5 ALPHA, and 2 KEK (~0,6$)
This rate can be multiplied by a modifier. It depends on the Aavegotchi’s kinship.
You can engage in Alchemical Channeling once per 24 hours.
However, Aaltars with higher levels have more energy. Consequently, you can enjoy alchemical Channeling with a shorter cooldown:
You can earn 0,8$ by picking up Alchemica tokens once a week; 4,2$/week by farming and 4,2$/week by channeling. Thus, your total earnings will be about 9$ per week.
So, you can reach a break-even point without any investments in about 150 days.
REALM parcels are the lands that users can purchase as NFTs within Aavegotchi. Installations are special structures built on your REALM Parcels.
Confirmed Installations include:
Alchemical Aaltar: The most important Installation on the Parcel. Initially used for Alchemical Channeling with the Parcel's linked Aavegotchi. Can also be upgraded to the tech tree of various Installations. Included in a REALM parcel.
Gotchi Lodge: The socialhub of a Parcel. Can be upgraded to support voice chat within the Parcel or globally for Guild members. Aavegotchis can link to a Guild House to engage in communal channeling, a spectral ritual that lowers kinship but increases the Aalchemical channeled to each Aavegotchi for a short period.
Reservoirs: Reservoirs hold the Alchemica harvested by the Haarvesters. Like Haarvesters, each Reservoir Installation is able to hold one type of Alchemica. As the level of a Reservoir increases, the Reservoir's capacity increases, and the spillover rate and radius decrease.
To prevent excess load on the Polygon blockchain, each parcel can only have its Reservoirs emptied once every eight hours. The timer starts after a successful emptying transaction. It can't be reset by equipping or unequipping Reservoirs.
Maakers: By default, players are only able to upgrade one Installation per parcel at a time. Equipping a Maaker Installation adds Maakerbots to your parcel, increasing the number of simultaneous upgrades that can be performed. The higher the Maaker level, the more upgrades can be performed at the same time. Keep in mind that only one Maaker can be equipped for each of your parcels.
Walls: Walls are defensive structures that can be buit to enclose ones Parcel and Prevent spilled Alchemica from being stolen. Walls can be upgraded to improve their toughness.
Towers: Towers are offensive structures that can be built to protect players from Lickquidator raids. They can be upgraded to improve their characteristics. Towers cannot be built inside the Citaadel premises, except in some special regions.
Black Hole: Black Holes are powerful, mystical objects that exert a gravitational pull on all nearby Lickquidators, slowly draining their health and bringing them closer towards the Parcel.
There are 5 tokens in Aavegotchi: GHST; FUD; FOMO; ALPHA; KEK.
GHST is the main in-game currency. Players need GHST to purchase anything inside the Gotchiverse. Whether it’s Portals, wearables, consumables or collectibles, you’ll need this token to do it.
You can also stake your GHST to earn yield and use it to vote in the DAO.
GHST Token Address: 0x385Eeac5cB85A38A9a07A70c73e0a3271CfB54A7 Polygon
FUD can be used to purchase in-game assets. And it can be combined with other tokens to create useful items.
Total supply: 100,000,000,000 FUD
FUD Token Address: 0x403E967b044d4Be25170310157cB1A4Bf10bdD0f
FOMO is the second-most common token in Aavegotchi. As with the other Gotchiverse elements, you can spend FOMO to create buildings.
Total supply: 50,000,000,000 FOMO
FOMO Token Address: 0x44A6e0BE76e1D9620A7F76588e4509fE4fa8E8C8
ALPHA is used for building. Players need to spend less Alpha to create buildings than they do FOMO and FUD.
Total supply: 25,000,000,000 ALPHA
ALPHA Token Address: 0x6a3E7C3c6EF65Ee26975b12293cA1AAD7e1dAeD2
KEK is the most rare of the Gotchiverse is elements.
Total supply: 10,000,000,000 KEK
KEK Token Address: 0x42E5E06EF5b90Fe15F853F59299Fc96259209c5C
Together, FOMO, KEK, ALPHA, FUD are called the Gotchus Alchemica and are the four elements that make up the Gotchiverse. Holders of these tokens can combine them to craft Installations and Aesthetica, such as Tiles. You can also spend one of the four Gotchus Alchemica tokens to buy land inside the Gotchiverse.