The game center debuts in the Aavegotchi Dapp, allowing users to access numerous games already in the ecosystem and those that will be released over time.
Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Aavegotchi combines elements of decentralized finance with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital collectibles.
Aavegotchis are NFTs that represent cute and customizable virtual creatures. These NFTs are backed by collateral in the form of interest-earning Aave tokens.
Holders can interact with and care for their virtual pets, participate in gaming and DeFi activities, and even stake their Aavegotchis to earn rewards.
According to the company, the Game Center serves as a centralized hub, providing a comprehensive directory of all Gotchi-themed games currently live, alongside an array of titles in development for the upcoming Gotchichain.
Gotchichain is a blockchain platform built on Polygon Supernets, which are specialized branches of the Polygon POS network.
This blockchain is specifically designed to support Aavegotchi-themed games and Dapps, taking advantage of its lower fees and quicker confirmation times.
On Gotchichain, the governance token of the Aavegotchi ecosystem, $GHST, serves as the currency for all transactions. Although Aavegotchi assets are initially minted on the Polygon POS network, they can easily migrate to Gotchichain, ensuring a smooth gaming experience for users.
This initiative, in collaboration with Polygon, aims to launch a gamer-centric blockchain called Gotchichain in the third quarter.
Seamless gaming experience
Aavegotchi added that, apart from making game discovery easier for gamers, the Game Center offers studios and developers a prominent platform to showcase their creations, increasing their visibility within the Aavegotchi community.
Games like Gotchiverse 3D, Gotchi Guardians, Project Uno, Gotchi Heroes, Strategotchi, Gotchi Battler, Gotchi Crawler, and The Sandbox Aavegotchi Experience have been deployed within the Game Center.
Pixelcraft Studios CEO, Coder Dan, expressed his excitement about the launch of the Game Center, stating, “Today’s launch of the Game Center is exciting, as it represents the moment in time where Gotchi Gaming starts getting supercharged. Naturally, this launch represents only a small part of our envisioned product. Watch this space.”
Progress made by Aavegotchi
In a bid to cement its presence in the gaming ecosystem, Pixelcraft Studios, the company behind Aavegotchis, appointed Andy Tudor as their new Gotchiverse Game Director in July.
With a remarkable gaming career spanning over two decades, Tudor brings extensive creative expertise from renowned studios like Electronic Arts, Codemasters, and PlayStation.
Other achievements of Aavegotchi in July include the introduction of 3D Aavegotchis, the transition to Unity for the Gotchiverse, the development of custom metaverse environments for 3D Gotchi meetups, and more.