Etherbots is one of the most interesting and innovative blockchain games to have emerged so far. Whilst CryptoKitties may have been the first, after the novelty of collectibles wore off there was nothing much left to retain users. However, this is where Etherbots differs, as it combines the principles of scarce collectibles with an actual use case through engaging game play. It’s fair to say that the company have generated a fair amount of hype, recently surpassing CryptoKitties in terms of Ethereum transaction volume.
The complexed game play involves battling with robots made up of four parts: a melee arm, a defense arm, a turret and a body. Each of these can come in different elements, conferring different advantages or weaknesses depending on the opponent. The parts also vary from standard parts, to shadow, to ultra rare gold! Think of it like robot Pokemon battles on the blockchain. Battling takes into account the level of your parts, how rare they are and their element, as well as the sequence of moves you pick.
In order to acquire robots, users have to purchase crates that contain a full set of mystery parts. You can also win parts through battling or simply buying them on the marketplace once the game is fully launched. The current crate price is 0.3894 ETH, but once the game is launched and more hype is generated, we can see this increasing quite significantly. That’s if CryptoKitties is anything to go by!
We will be sure to follow up this article with a more detailed Etherbots beginners tutorial once the game has launched. For now, we recommend you check out this quick Etherbots battle guide infographic made by one fan on Medium.
We hope you have enjoyed this brief Etherbots battle guide intro! Like we said, we will follow up in more depth in the coming weeks. For more info, head over to the active Discord or Reddit and engage with the community. Alternatively, check out the code on Github.