Unlike most NFT-based collectible card games, Cross the Ages aims to create more value through the involvement of physical collectible cards
The blockchain has no shortage of collectible card games (CCG), with titles like Splinterlands and Gods Unchained being two of the most popular in the space. This new breed of CCG marries the concept of trading NFT cards with play-to-earn mechanics, allowing players to reap rewards over their play sessions.
As expected from something involving NFTs, the whole CCG experience is delivered through a digital medium. But a new blockchain-based CCG seeks to rise above the status quo. The game is called Cross the Ages, and it promises to bring a unique experience of merging the digital and physical worlds.
In Cross the Ages, players will have the opportunity to convert their NFT trading cards into physical cards. While details regarding the conversion process are still scarce, Cross the Ages plans to accomplish this by embedding NFC into each physical card that it will produce in partnership with Cardmarket. In theory, the NFC is there to ensure authenticity, provides the history of the asset, and guarantee that the person in possession of the card is the rightful owner.
The NFTs themselves will be minted on the Polygon blockchain, and can be traded on marketplaces such as OpenSea or the internal marketplace. To ensure that each NFT card is unique and irreplaceable, minting timeframe will be limited, which makes minting previous collections not possible, thus increasing the value of collections that are already available.
As for the lore of the game, Cross the Ages is set in a dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy universe made up of several themes, which the creators plan to establish through a series of free-to-read novels of the same name. The game is scheduled to arrive in early access in June 2022, followed by the public release in July.
Prior to this, Cross the Ages had already raised $12 million in funding from big names like Animoca Brands, Polygon, and even Ubisoft. The developer also launched a mini-game in April showcasing some characters from the Cross the Ages universe.
Source: Play to Earn.