Even if you are interested in investing in P2E (Play to Earn) games, many people are hesitant because of the risk of loss. In fact, there are almost no examples of successful construction of a long-term and stable economic zone with the current service.
Instability factors in the financial market as a whole in 2022 will also have an impact, but the current P2E structure tends to concentrate profits on early entrants, and inflation will occur with the expansion of the game economic zone, increasing the value of assets. One of the reasons is that it is easy to lose weight.
“LUXON” is a Web3 platform that uses a unique economic model to approach the problems of existing Web3 games.
In this article, let’s take a closer look at the concept of the LUXON ecosystem and the platform’s first game, Desperado B218.
- table of contents
- What is Web3 game platform “LUXON”?
- How the LUXON Ecosystem’s “Roll” System Works
- LUXON’s original token and NFT trading mechanism
- LUXON’s first game is “Desperado B218”
- LUXON’s future potential and future prospects
- LUXON Invites the Game Market to the World of Web3
1. What is Web3 game platform “LUXON”?
LUXON is a Web3 gaming platform built on the Polygon network, just launched in 2022. We take a breakthrough approach to helping users and developers transition to Web3.
1-1. What is Web3 game platform “LUXON”?
LUXON is a platform developed by Nerdystar, the Web3 division of LINE Corporation’s subsidiary LINE GAMES Corporation, which provides messaging services. Nerdystar has raised a total of $10.8 million from nine investors by the end of 2022 to kick off the project.
By publishing their titles through LUXON, developers can build a blockchain game and a sustainable economic zone with an advanced Web3 ecosystem.
The basic structure of LUXON includes a platform for game developers to publish titles, a marketplace for trading NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), and a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) that determines the future of games.
As will be described later, LUXON is characterized by maximizing economic sustainability while maintaining the enjoyment of gameplay by creating a structure that allows each user to participate in the game in a way that suits them. .
1-2. Problems faced by conventional Web2/P2E games that LUXON aims to solve
LUXON was born to solve the problems of conventional Web2 games and P2E games and to promote the migration of players and game developers to Web3.
For example, in Web2 games, inflation accelerates over time, and users do not have ownership of in-game assets and content.
Also, in Web3 games, there were conspicuous problems such as that conventional P2E games could not provide value other than profitability, and that early entrants had an advantageous structure in terms of monetization. In an economy where early entrants have an advantage, long-term community activities will not be activated, and it will be difficult for late entrants to monetize, making continuous operation maintenance and scale expansion difficult.
LUXON is a platform developed against the background of raising these issues.
1-3. Solution approach by “role” design
LUXON takes a multi-faceted approach to these issues, but the core of the ecosystem is the design of “roles”. We provide sustainable and stable ecosystem operation through a structure in which participants with different roles interact on the platform.
There are currently three roles in the LUXON platform: Holder, Trader and Player. Each role is systematized to operate independently, which is the backbone of the entire ecosystem.
Each role has different incentives, and participating users contribute to specific areas of the ecosystem in roles that give them the incentives they want. It is a mechanism that promotes long-term commitment and eventually realizes stable operation of the community.
In this way, LUXON manages the whole smoothly and efficiently by creating an independent economic zone for each role, and by designing the continuous expansion of the ecosystem to increase profits, we will concentrate profits on new entrants. Avoid.
2. Mechanism of the LUXON ecosystem’s pillar “roll” system
Next, we will explain in more detail the mechanism of the “role” that is the cornerstone of the ecosystem built by LUXON.
2-1. How to determine the role is “transaction history” and “NFT possession”
Role assignment is done when a user first connects their cryptocurrency wallet to the LUXON platform. LUXON analyzes transaction trends from past anonymous transaction history recorded in the wallet and assigns users to one of the roles according to the identified trends.
If there is an investment trend, for example if the majority of assets in the wallet are platform tokens, they will be assigned to “Holders”. Also, if the owner of the wallet frequently trades NFTs, it is a “trader”, and if it actively participates in the game, such as holding a large number of game item NFTs, it is a “player”.
Since the conditions for participating in a role are based on specific NFT possession, users can freely select roles through NFT trading etc. after participating in the game. For example, it is possible to hold the holder’s NFT as the main and also hold a small amount of the trader’s NFT, and at the same time participate in the game as a player.
Next, let’s discuss each role in a little more detail.
2-2. Roles and Incentives of “Holders”
As a contributor to the game economic zone and the LUXON platform, holders have the role of adjusting the balance of the entire in-game economy.
Participants who meet the conditions of holders will first receive an NFT called “Crystal NFT”.
By staking Crystal NFTs on LUXON, you can continuously acquire the governance token “Balance Token”. Details will be described later, but Balance Token has the role of adjusting the supply and demand balance of the economic zone, can be used to participate in governance, and can generate new in-game assets that grow characters “Credit Card NFT” both are interchangeable.
In other words, holders play a major role in maintaining the supply and demand balance in the game economic zone, increasing or decreasing the supply and distribution of items, and the floor price.
The main incentive to participate in the game as a holder is income from in-game asset production through Credit Card NFT. If you can function as a holder and balance the supply and demand in the game while expanding the scale of the game, you can produce and sell more in-game assets, aiming to increase your earnings. This is the motivation for holders to contribute to the long-term expansion of the economic zone.
2-3. Roles and Incentives of “Traders”
Traders have the role of leading the overall increase in trading volume and revitalizing the game market economy by leveraging their extensive trading experience.
Participants who meet the conditions of traders will receive an NFT called “Value Chip NFT” from LUXON in the case of the game “Desperado B218”, which is being prepared for release at the end of 2022 at the time of participation.
And if you stake Value Chip NFT on LUXON, you will receive a continuous distribution of a certain percentage of the commission amount on the LUXON marketplace as a reward.
Traders are strongly motivated to contribute to the revitalization of in-game trading, as the amount of LXN allocated increases as the trading volume in the marketplace increases.
While there are many Web3 games where most of the fees are revenues on the platform side, LUXON aims to build a more sustainable ecosystem by returning most of the fees to the ecosystem.
2-4. “Player” Roles and Incentives
Players are a group of users whose primary purpose is to play games. While becoming the center of supply and demand in the in-game economy, it is positioned as a user who is potentially latecomer and is expected to participate in other roles such as holders and traders.
Mainly, there is a role of potentially leading decisions about the future of the game, as well as community management that makes use of past play and community participation experience.
Users who meet the player’s conditions will be provided with a character NFT to play the game in the airdrop, and can use the NFT to participate in the game community.
By actively participating in the game and contributing to the expansion of the in-game economy and revitalization of the community, players can enjoy economic incentives such as rising prices of in-game assets and tokens.
By dividing roles in this way, the LUXON ecosystem avoids bias toward short-term incentives for early entry and provides incentives in a way that suits each user. This promotes long-term contributions to the ecosystem and realizes continuous economic zone maintenance and expansion.
3. LUXON’s unique token and NFT trading mechanism
Next, let’s explain the unique tokens of the LUXON platform and the mechanism of NFT trading.
3-1. Basics of the LUXON Store Marketplace
The LUXON platform has two mechanisms for purchasing NFTs: the “LUXON Store” and the “LUXON Marketplace”.
At the LUXON Store, LUXON and game developers directly sell character NFTs and “Credit Card NFTs” that can supply in-game assets.
On the other hand, the LUXON Marketplace allows users to trade any NFT that appears on NEXON between individuals. As mentioned above, in the marketplace, most of the fees generated for each transaction are returned to the ecosystem and distributed to value chip NFT holders.
3-2. Two unique tokens that maintain economic and game balance
As I mentioned when opening the ecosystem, there are two types of LUXON’s unique tokens, “LXN” and “Balance Token”.
LXN is a utility token that can be used for trading on the LUXON Marketplace and elsewhere. It serves as the currency used for all transactions and purchases in the game. It will be issued by LUXON and will be distributed through external exchanges.
Balance Token is a governance token that is used to participate in decision-making in game operations, while also balancing the supply and demand of the entire ecosystem.
For example, if inflation risk arises due to excessive supply of character NFTs or in-game assets, the supply of Balance Token will automatically decrease. Then, the purchase amount of “Credit Card NFT”, which produces new in-game assets that can be purchased with Balance Token, will decrease, reducing the amount of new production of in-game assets and restoring the supply and demand balance.
4. Desperado B218 was the first Luxon game
From here, I would like to introduce the first game released by LUXON, “Desperado B218”. The Desperado B218 is currently in development and a closed beta test was held from November 18th to November 24th, 2022.
4-1. Basic information of the game
“Desperado B218” is a turn-based battle RPG with a unique fantasy world view.
A sequel to the Web2 game “EXOS HEROES” developed by LINE GAMES, players form a team of five character NFTs and play against other players.
It is mainly composed of NFT, and it is possible to enjoy not only battle but also character development, customization, collection, trading, etc. The roadmap of the game will be determined by the user through the DAO.
The character NFTs required to play Desperado B218 are called “Hero NFTs”, and five Hero NFTs form a team to compete against each other during game play. After the full-scale release, Hero NFTs can be purchased through airdrops, which will be described later, at the LUXON Marketplace, LUXON Store, etc.
Each Hero NFT has a unique design, skill, and rarity that can be customized with in-game assets.
4-2. Recent event information
We will also introduce the events that are being held as of the end of 2022 regarding the Desperado B218.
- Hero NFT Airdrop
- DESPERADO B218 Quest
Hero NFT Airdrop is an airdrop event for player roles. If you connect your own cryptocurrency wallet to LUXON and meet any of the following conditions, a “section pack” containing character NFTs that can be used in the game will be airdropped.
- Have a history of one or more NFT purchases through OpenSea through August 31, 2022
- Have a history of 3 or more Axie Infinity NFT purchases through August 31, 2022
- Connect level 60 Exos Heroes accounts and synced wallets to NEXON until game release
This airdrop will start on September 7, 2022 and will continue until the official launch of the game.
In addition to this, a total of 4 airdrops for players are planned, and after that, airdrops for traders are also planned.
DESPERADO B218 Quest is an event for users who already own the Desperado B218 Hero NFT. If you slot an NFT that meets the presented quest conditions, you will receive another NFT as a reward.
5. LUXON’s future potential and future prospects
Finally, let me introduce the future updates and directions announced by LUXON.
First of all, LUXON’s current goal is to build a system such as the division of roles explained so far, and to implement a decision-making system based on the “Rule Book” governance system.
As a direction after achieving that goal, we will add a fourth role, “Creator”, and expand and improve the functionality of the Rule Book.
The role of the creator role is the production, distribution, and sales activities of secondary creations based on game IP, such as novels, web tunes, games, music, cosplay, and animation. By redistributing profits generated through secondary creations to creators using smart contracts, creator role users will be motivated to contribute to the economic zone.
After that, we will start adding new games to the platform other than Desperado B218. In addition to the IP of related companies such as Nerdystar, we plan to expand the ecosystem by incorporating third-party games.
6. Luxon Brings the Game Market to the World of Web3
The LUXON platform builds an ecosystem with multiple roles and two tokens, aiming to build an economic zone that can solve the problems of conventional P2E/Web3 games.
By integrating with LUXON, it is possible to build a Web3 economic zone that can withstand continuous operation not only for general P2E games but also for Web2 games, so it is expected to play a role in greatly promoting the conversion of the conventional game market to Web3. I can do it.
If you are interested in the LUXON platform, why not participate in the ongoing airdrop before the full release of the Desperado B218? Keep an eye on the trends of LUXON, which can have a big impact on the future Web3 game market.