THE world’s first ever play-to-earn virtual reality game where users score cryptocurrency has hit the Cardano network.
The Pavia metaverse offers players the chance to explore a digital world just as they do the real one while spending – and earning – in-game money.
What is Pavia?
Pavia is a decentralised gaming non-fungible token metaverse built on the Cardano blockchain.
A promotional video introduced the game shows two real-life humans transforming digital characters.
But it seems their lives are blurred, with players able to order and pay for things in the game only for them to be delivered in real life.
How does Pavia work?
The project, so far, has issued at least 100,000 “land parcels,” each is being minted as a uniquely numbered Cardano NFT (CNFT) which is said to be “based on coordinates,” according to the site Cryptopotato.
More than 60 per cent of the “land parcels” were pre-sold in October and November 2021 with the rest said to go on sale during this quarter.
Pavia’s official website claims to have more than 8,300 landowners.
However, as yet, the cannot visit or deploy any content onto their land parcel.
The platform revealed that the team was working “to deliver the in-game Pavia experience.”
Pavia has also said it is partnering with the cross-game avatar platform readyplayer.me so players can design their own avatar which is compatible outside the Pavia world.
How to earn money in Pavia
Pavia operates in a similar way to other metaverse projects and has an in-game currency – PAVIA – which is used for inside its metaverse world.
A quarter of the native token was airdropped to Pavia NFT landholders right after a blockchain snapshot in December last year.
Virtual land plots are being sold for millions of dollars on virtual ecosystems, built on blockchains like Ethereum.
The plots on Pavia were listed for as high as 30,000 cardano (approximately $45,600 at the time of writing) on the Cardano NFT marketplace CNFT, according to Yahoo Finance.
Being an owner of a land parcel in the metaverse also means you’re entitled to earn revenue from everything financial that happens on your land.
Let’s say you rent out a plot of land, for a business to be developed by another player, you’ll earn tokens by collecting rent and some revenue from his business transactions.