What do you get when you combine Pokémon, the blockchain and cryptocurrency? Blockchain Monster Hunt (BCMH). It is the world’s first multi-chain game that runs entirely on the blockchain itself.
Experts and aficionados have known it for some time, but the mainstream media and the public have now also realised that NFT and blockchain games recently have exploded in popularity. However, none of the games currently on the market truly embrace a fully decentralised ecosystem and complete on-chain experience, factors which should be the fundamental essence of blockchain gaming. BCMH takes a different approach.
Nobody controls the Monster World
Inspired by Pokémon-GO and Pokémon in general, BCMH allows players to continuously explore brand new places on the blockchain to hunt and battle monsters. Each block on the blockchain is a unique digital space where a limited number of monsters (of the same DNA gene and rarity) may exist. Players and collectors can hunt or battle for a chance to capture these unique monsters and to earn coins.
Monsters are created in conjunction with new blocks on the blockchain and the attributes of a new monster are based purely on the unique digital fingerprint of a given block, better known as the blockhash. This means that no one can predict or control the appearance and attributes of the monsters. Furthermore, this means that the size of the BCMH universe grows with the blockchain itself. As no one can predict the blockhash before the block is mined, no one (not even the game developers themselves) have control of the monster world.
These factors make the Blockchain Monsters a real species that live on the blockchain and make BCMH go beyond the concept of simple NFT ownership that is incorporated in most of the current NFT games on the market.
How does it work?
BCMH explains it as follows: Players can play the game on multiple chains and are in fact encouraged to interact between them. For example, water monsters are only available on Ethereum and fire monsters are only available on Binance Smart Chain. If players want water monsters to cool down fire monsters in battle, they must trade or transfer monsters across chains. Just like tokens are now being trade.
Multi-chain trading is facilitated through a in-house cross chain portal technology. This way the developers things it will help the game reach a broad spectrum of crypto communities, hence supporting easy and widespread adoption. As transaction gas fees vary between chains, this cross-chain capability should allows players of all financial backgrounds to participate as equals. Cost-sensitive players can play on a low-fee chain while other players may choose to play on a more expensive chain such as Ethereum. The game incorporates various mechanisms to ensure fairness between players who are paying different gas fees.
Moreover, the developers developed an in-house EVM chain named “Ambros” for the purpose of testing new crypto gaming technology as well as to provide a low-gas-fee environment to support cost sensitive players. This way they want to make Blockchain Monster Hunt accessible to anyone and everyone.
The Blockchain Monster and the Blockchain Monster Coin
Two elements form the beating heart of BCMH: the BCM Monsters (ERC721 NFT) and the BCMC token. Their features are as follows:
First the Blockchain Monster: BCM – ERC721. These are the monsters that players hunt. They appear on specific blocks on multiple chains and their characteristics are determined by the blockchain itself. The supply & demand of monsters is well controlled through a game difficulty mechanism that works in a similar way as bitcoin mining. Monsters may also be burned during battles to curb overpopulation. A marketplace is provided on all chains the game is deployed on allowing players to easily buy and sell monsters. Players can also transfer the monsters across chains to use in battles or to assist in hunting new monsters.
Then there is the Blockchain Monster Coin: BCMC, a single ERC20. This is used as both an in-game currency and as a governance coin for the whole game and is used in almost every activity in the game. For example, it can be used to increase the probability of catching monsters, to pay trading fees, to stake to mine or to buy insurance to protect your monsters by preventing NFT burn battles. BCMC stakers use BCMC to govern changes to the game. Stakers are also given priority to try out new features. BCMC is earned through battle and the reward amount is adjusted dynamically based on game difficulty. During the initial BCMH game launch, blockchain monsters are easy to catch and battle. The difficulty then progressively increases as more monsters are caught and more BCMC is mined on a specific chain. The difficulty may also be adjusted down as monsters are trapped and lost in the blockchain (in other words ‘burnt’) when they fall in battle.
Different monsters, different attributes
Monsters come in different sizes, shapes and appearances. The following is important to know.
There are three classes of Monster species:
- Genesis species: these are pre-mined monsters.
- Wild species: these are monsters that are caught directly from the blockchain.
- Artificial species (Genetically Engineered): these monsters are created by merging high level monsters (which allows for the merging of rare traits). This is similar to breeding.
There are 500 wild monster species and an undefined number of artificial monster species. Monsters of the same species share the same appearance, elemental type, rarity and some battle abilities.
Wild monster species are divided into 50 genus groups – each having 10 monster species. The genus group dictates the rarity of a species and all species of the same genus share the same rarity. The higher the genus number, the more rare the monster is.
Monster Elemental Type
There are a total of 10 Elemental Types: Earth, Electric, Water, Fire, Ice, Air, Dark, Light, Spirit and Neutral.
Monsters of the same species make similar sounds, but each monster has a unique sound. The sound also changes as the monsters level up.
Wild monsters are caught from the blockchain and the “born block” is the block it was originally linked with.
As the game runs on multiple chains, the “born chain” is the original chain the monster was caught on.
Monsters are stronger than other monsters of the same species at the same level if they have a higher perfection rate.
Level & Battle stats
Monster levels start from 1 and can reach a maximum of 100. Battle stats feature health, attack, defense, special attack and special defense and play an important role in battle. The stats increase as monsters level up.
The battle power is the average of all battle stats and gives an indication of a monster’s overall power.
IDO on the 14th of October
The IDO will take place the 14th of October and will simultaneously take place at BSC – Polkastarter.com (BSC), Chainboost.io (Ethereum) and MoonEdge.finance (Polygon).
More info about BCMH you can find here:
Official Website: https://bcmhunt.com