Jedi Spotlight: Planet IX
Everything you need to know
Welcome to another Yoda Labs Spotlight. We are proud to host Joakim, Community Manager from Nibiru, the studio developing Planet IX!
We’ll split the spotlight into four sections, starting with the game introduction, moving on to the interview, and finally checking out gameplay reviews and our very own spotted.
Let’s get to it!
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Introducing Planet IX
Planet IX is a Polygon based, free-to-play strategy game that harnesses the power of web3 technology to deliver an intergalactic adventure. As an Agent of Change, your mission is to revive a damaged planet using 1.6 billion unique NFTs called PIX. Establish territories, advance technology, engage in strategic raids, and take control of corporations to shape the future world. With true ownership of in-game assets, Planet IX offers a captivating gameplay experience that combines strategy, NFT collecting, and world-building elements. Get ready to embark on an epic journey to construct the world of the future in this innovative web3 strategy game.
As we previously stated in the Yoda Labs Polygon Gaming ecosystem spotlight, Planet IX is one of the Polygon games with the highest player numbers and as shown below, going into 202, Planet IX’s player numbers are on the rise and it’s even higher as this Yoda Labs Spotlight is being written.
UAW - Active wallets connected to the game
More gameplay and insights are in the next section - Interview 👇🏼
Yoda: Hello, Joakim, it’s a pleasure to finally meet you and share more about Planet IX with our fellow Jedis.
Before we start with the juicer questions, can you give us a brief introduction to your team and your project for the very few of our readers who still haven’t heard of you?
Planet IX: Planet IX is an NFT-based Strategy Game. With a virtual copy of planet earth as your arena, your goal is to restore the planet and develop it to ensure a future for mankind. But in order to develop the land you must first own it – and you do it by collecting virtual pieces of land called PIX. The goal of the game is to collect and trade PIX from other players to form Territories, which then can be staked in our staking contract where you can earn IXT Tokens.
The Main team is based out of Stockholm Sweden, but we have team members spread throughout the world. The game started out in mid 2021 and we are now the biggest game on the Polygon Network, with 100,000 players onboarded from Web2 into Web3. We are also currently working on sustainability goals, making players have an impact on the real world through playing the game.
Yoda: That’s amazing! Can you guide us through your journey regarding what has happened within your team and with your game development since your beta in 2021?
Planet IX: As we have grown, it has become easier to attract talent. More developers, more creativity, more everything.
Currently renovating our new office to make space for more people. From the humble beginnings of Planet IX, we are building out new layers to the game, creating new opportunities and ways to play the game. Recently launched our own Marketplace where players can trade different types of NFTs using our native IXT token, bringing additional utility to the token.
Meet our team!
Yoda: Wow, really nice progress. So, could you mention if you are building anything new or have built recently?
Planet IX: We are constantly building new features to keep the game fun for our players as mentioned in our roadmap. We are also spending a lot of time on our in-game economy such as our marketplace V2 just recently launched, where players can trade our game assets using our native IXT Token. This reduces the amount of money burned through external marketplace fees, but rather giving back to the community because of our marketplace fee policy.
The most recent update we have is the continuation of the expanded version of Mission Control during our latest Cargo Drop 3 pack drop which is another layer of our game where players can stake their PIX on tiles and generate waste. Players can also stake additional NFTs on top of their PIX such as Facilities, Drones, and Rovers. The facilities produce Energy while the Drones and Rovers help players collect waste in a more efficient manner for future revenues.
Mission Control Display
Therefore, NFT staking is one of the future focus areas for Planet IX.
🔍 EternaLab Genesis NFT holders, you will soon be able to stake your #NFTs to boost your waste prospecting chances in Mission Control.
💎 This will give you a better chance of finding valuable materials and resources.
#GameFi $IXT #P2E#PlayToEarn
— PLANET IX (@Planetix0)
Apr 5, 2023
Yoda: Very interesting! So, we could say that there is even more value coming to Planet IX NFTs 🙂
Alright, a question on the Web3 gaming dynamics. Obviously the the space has changed a lot since you first started. Do you still see yourself as play2earn as now there is some allergy being developed towards the phrase? What separates you from the other games?
Planet IX: We’re learning as much as we can from what came before play2earn. We’re especially focussed on creating a healthy and sustainable ecosystem that can thrive for years to come. One of the ways we do this is by funneling as much value as we can back into the ecosystem and in-game economy.
Basically all fees connected with playing the game goes back into the game and to burn.
We are also building the game to become much more than just a simple play2earn. We’re making it a game you have to make decisions in, where you have all kinds of layers of the game so as you can play in a myriad of ways, and we’re constantly focussing on how to make the game as fun as possible to play.
Yoda: Awesome answer! So now you have a mint going on for your Cargo Drop 3. Could you share some insights it? Also, tell us please, why should players buy it?
Planet IX: It’s going great and there is good community interest in it. It’s no surprise considering the contents.
Cargo Drop 3 is a mint designed to be the perfect starting point for new players but also beneficial to veteran players. It holds over 1000 NFTs that can be used both in Mission Control and NetEmpire. The detailed info on the cargo drop 3 including the contents, benefits, utilities can be found here.
In short, one Cargo Drop 3 comes with one guaranteed rover, one GG Large Pack and one avatar pack. Both GG and avatar packs contains more than 1000 NFTs.
Yoda: WOW! Finally, among all these contents, we quite like the avatars. What are they for exactly?
Planet IX: Avatars are very unique. Based on the avatar you have and the corporation it belongs to, you get huge in-game benefits accordingly. There are 23 avatars with unique benefits.
Take a look in the below video.
However, it is way more deeper than I can summarize right now because depending on which planet, which corporation, which avatar, it evolves into into different scenarios. I encourage all to take a look at the details and see for themselves.
Yoda: That’s sick! By the way, what an art you got there. Thanks a lot for sharing all this cool information.
May the force be with you 🙌🏼
Planet IX is another team which is actively spreading the word on how awesome their games and raising awareness since their game launch 2 years ago.
Their hard work has been showing in the player numbers which is only likely to rise considering the upcoming new versions and continued PR effort. Let’s see what are some recent major platforms that the Planet IX team was spotted at.
Sky News Arabia - one of the most watched channels in the arabic countries
Great to be invited back to Sky News Arabia. This time to discuss the collapse of SVB and how that affects the funding climate.
Personally, I believe crypto has an essential role to play in de-risking and decentralizing the ecosystem.
— karl.blomman (@KarlBwall)
Mar 15, 2023
Mentioned during this bankless interview recently at ETHDenver
Nice Planet IX mention on @BanklessHQ during @EthereumDenver by @FrancescoRenziA, CEO & Co-Founder at @Sup@Superfluid_HQriends we're trying to build a better #web#web3h🏗️🌆
— PLANET IX (@Planetix0)
Mar 9, 2023
WBSDubai October 2022
Our superstar @Sebastianrfoss on stage at #WBSDubai talking about DeFi @Planetix0 🚀🚀
— karl.blomman (@KarlBwall)
Oct 18, 2022
Token2049 Singapore September 2022
WELCOME TO @nibirustudio1, The House of the PLANET IX! 🧠
The Team's changing the world & building the future of #Web#Web3Gamingur CEO @Kar@KarlBwallur Founder @FelixBe@FelixBengtrently at @token20@token2049apore. It seems @Planeti@Planetix0 fascinated the Web3 Community!🔥 https://
— PLANET IX (@Planetix0)
Sep 29, 2022
In conclusion, it has been a great pleasure to interview the team behind Planet IX. This strategy game is poised to provide an interstellar environment where players can strategize their next moves according to various scenarios and earn great deal of in-game resources together with $PIX token
Stay tuned to Planet IX socials to follow the updates!