$PIXEL is a premium in-game currency in Pixels. $PIXEL is used to buy items, upgrades, and cosmetic enhancements that are outside of the core gameplay loop of Pixels and it’s much harder to come by. It’s analogous to GEMS from the game Clash of Clans. Players will not need this token to progress in the game - but if they want to show off a bit more, then they will.
On the micro-level, user-by-user we want to think about why they might use these tokens
✅ Does this token save me time
✅ Does this token buy me social status in-game
✅ Does this token provide me real enjoyment
❌ Does this token increase future earnings
We want to ensure we’ve created an environment where first…
Our game is providing real enjoyment and entertainment to our users
Our currency can help amplify that experience without affecting the experience of other users
$PIXEL can be used to
Mint new Land
Speed up build times
Temporarily boost energy
Special items to place on land
Unlock new skins
Unlock XP and Skill enhancers
Unlock new Crafting Recipes
Unlock Player Pets
Purchase IRL Merchandise
Unlike its counterpart, $BERRY - the supply of $PIXEL will be heavily controlled and predictable.
100,000 new $PIXEL will be minted each day. The new $PIXEL will then be distributed to active players that are engaging in desired behavior patterns that benefit the Pixels ecosystem.
A large form of this distribution will be through a daily reward system for completing various tasks, quests, or finding a specific item. However, we also aim to reward other behaviors such as creating unique user-generated content that encourages more use, engaging with our community, and more.
The allocation of these daily rewards is decided off-chain but approved on-chain.
At first, this system will be decided by Pixels - but this is a perfect example of decision-making that will move to be more decentralized
Premium items will be able to be purchased in our in-game store. The store will not purchase items back.
Proceeds will be sent to a treasury managed by Pixels. Pixels will likely burn a large portion of the incoming proceeds each day.