Fracctal Monsters is virtual petcare game built on the Algorand Blockchain. It uses Algorand NFTs to simulate the growth and evolution of unique pets, and is a progression of classic Web2 games such as Neopets, Tamagotchi, and Webkinz. It is one of the most complete games on Algorand, with a dedicated core team of five employees and seven staff members that have continued to produce great content through the crypto winter.
Fracctal Monsters Game Overview
– Play Fracctal Monsters
Fracctal Monster NFTs (Pets)
– Caring for Fracctal Monsters
– Petcare and Monster Mood
– Training Your Pet
Exploring Fracctal Island
– Flower Forest
PvE and PvP Guide
– Combat Moves
How to Start Playing Fracctal Monsters
– Free to Play
– Algorand Wallet
Earn $COOP and $PEPE
– Tamer Benefits
Fracctal Monsters Game Overview
Getting started with Fracctal Monsters is super easy. You don’t need a crypto wallet– you can connect your facebook, apple, or google play accounts and get your starter monster within a couple clicks. (Link to Play Fracctal Monsters)
In this game, players explore Fracctal Island, raising and training a unique NFT monster to survive in increasingly perilous lands and dungeons. Players nurture, evolve, and collect items for their pet, strengthening their bond and unlocking new capabilities. The game aims to provide a positive experience as players take pride in their monster’s progress, while also promoting social interaction through tamer guilds and the upcoming introduction of group dungeons. The community, in my experience, has been exceptionally positive and engaging.
Fracctal Monsters NFTs (Pets)
Fracctal Monsters are unique creatures that inhabit the world of Fracctal Island. They are NFT pets that each have unique attributes— no two monsters are alike. We know that there are 7 elements of monsters, though only plant-type monsters are currently accessible. Each element has 4,096 unique 1/1 monsters, but eventually adult pets can be cross-bred to create hundreds of thousands of mixed-element generations.
Caring for Fracctal Monsters
Each fracctal monster starts out as a baby. The more you play and develop it, the stronger it will get until it evolves into its child and adult stages.
The starting grounds for the game is Beginner Beach, an interactive screen where players can care for and train their monster. Fracctal Monsters uses a multi-care management system where players must actively support the development of the monsters under their care. Some of the needs of your pet monster are: playing, feeding, training, exploring, resting, and more!
Tip: At any time, you can view your pet’s data by clicking on the laptop on the left side of the beach.
Petcare and Monster Mood
Pet mood is an important factor in determining your monster’s ability to evolve and grow stronger. In order to keep your pet in a good mood, you need to properly care for it and make sure its more pressing needs are met. If your pet grows hungry, you must feed it food items that you get through exploration. Pet gets sleepy? Make sure it gets some quality sleep in its tent!
Training your Fracctal Monster
In order for monsters to get strong enough to evolve, they will also need to train with the monster trainer Swenor. You can access this through beginner beach, and you can train a monster’s speed, attack, and defense skills in a training game mode. Training increases pet mood, maximizes pet’s individual stats, and increases the likelihood of evolution.
Attack Training: Hit Swenor as often as possible within the time limit.
Defense Training: Absorb every attack thrown.
Speed Training: Dodge every attack.
Exploring Fracctal Island
Once you are familiar with Beginner Beach you can start exploring Fracctal Island, and the first area available for players is the Flower Forest.
Once players enter flower forest, they can collect items from the environment and interact with friendly monsters during the day.
During the night, flower forest becomes a dangerous area crawling with enemies. Brave tamers will venture out and battle these creatures, some of which may drop material that can be used to craft spells and strengthen your monster.
Tip: The more monsters held in a single account/wallet, the higher spawn rate of items in the forest.
Fracctal Monsters PvP and PvE
Fracctal Monsters has some well thought out and intricate combat mechanics, containing both Player Versus Environment (PvE) and Player Versus Player (PvP)
PvE (Player Vs. Environment)
PvE on Fracctal Monsters features real-time combat against hostile creatures encountered when exploring. It will consist of point-and-click combat based on monsters stats and be used to clear environments to search for items.
PvP (Player Vs. Player) Monster Combat
PvP combat on Fracctal Monsters consists of command driven combat against other players with the goal of reducing the other monster’s health to zero. I tested the Combat, and I’ve found it to be fun and interactive.
Success in PvP will be a factor of multiple things: skill, strategy, pet bond, moves, and spell preparations. Through exploring, players can obtain items and craft spells that will allow them to perform more versatile attacks and dodges, though you can enter each battle with only a few pre-selected attacks.
Items will not be used in PvP to prevent the game from becoming play-to-win, though it may become a part of dungeon exploration with other players.
Currently, winning a PvP match rewards $PEPE.
Moves are an important part of PvP, and they are earned through battle. There are five types of moves: melee, projectile, aerial, defense and move-attack. The top row of moves (above the red line) are ones that a monster inherently knows. All moves below are unlocked by winning a combat match where an enemy has used an un-learned move. The stronger your bond with your pet, the more likely you are to learn a move after winning a match.
You can enter battle with up to three moves, which cannot be duplicated or changed during the match (red rectangle, bottom left).
Spells are a recent addition to Fracctal Monsters, and can be purchased by collecting enough crafting resources from around the forest.
Some of the resources needed are: sticks, leaves, flowers, gels, roses, rocks, and more.
How to Start Playing Fracctal Monsters
Starting with Fracctal Monsters is super easy, even if you have never interacted with the blockchain before. The only things needed to play and start earning are a computer/mobile device and email address!
Playing Fracctal Monsters Free to Play
Playing F2P is very easy with Fracctal Monsters, and is also a friendly alternative for non-native blockchain users. To get started, create a new account via the mobile or browser game versions.
This will create and fund a wallet, and allow you to select from one of three non-NFT starter monsters. You can earn NFTs and crypto rewards by playing, but will not be able to withdraw unless you pay a $1 subscription fee or convert to a wallet based set-up. This is to prevent the game from being mass-botted and drained of rewards.
Playing Fracctal Monsters with a Self-Custody Wallet
Crypto native users will want to self-custody their assets. This can be done through the native FracctalWallet (recommended for non-algorand cryptonatives) or through using a third party wallet such as Pera or Defly (recommended for algorand natives)
Setting up a Fracctal Wallet
If you have never interact with the Algorand Ecosystem (guide) before, do not worry. The Fracctal Monsters team have created an easy way to set up a fresh Algorand Wallet.
To start, navigate to the play section on the Fracctal Monsters website and select “Create a FraccWallet.” This will start a series of step that will create an Algorand Wallet for you, secured by a seed phrase.
You will then be prompted to create and enter a password. After doing so, Fracctal Monsters will then generate a new Algorand Wallet for you.
Algorand Wallets are used to interact with the Algorand Ecosystem. They are secured by a recovery phrase, which is a list of 25 words that should be saved in a safe place and should never be shared. If someone gains access to your recovery phrase, they can drain all your funds. Never, ever share your seed phrase.
Save your 25 words in a place you will not lose and that no one will be able to access. Do not ever put it anywhere on the internet, or give it to anyone who asks. Fracctal Tamers or anyone associated will never ask for this.
Once you have saved your seed phrase safely, you can move on to funding your FraccWallet and playing the game.
Funding Your FraccWallet with $ALGO
You will need to fund your wallet with $ALGO, the token of the Algorand Blockchain. You can do this through one of two ways:
- Sending $ALGO over from a crypto exchange or hot wallet to your wallet address.
- Directly purchasing $ALGO using OnRamper.
Step 2: How to Buy a Fracctal Monsters NFT
Once you have a funded Algorand Wallet, you will need to obtain a Fracctal Monster NFT to start.
How to Buy Element Monsters
Element monsters can be purchased on the mainnet marketplace or on secondary algorand marketplaces.
The marketplace is a place where players can buy and sell Fracctal Monsters and items. It is built using unique metadata mechanics which allow it to display monster visuals. On the marketplace, players will be able to trade NFTs for Algo, NFTs for NFTs, and NFTs for tokens, making it a core exchange hub for the game.
Fracctal Monsters listed on the marketplace will be frozen in time and will not contribute towards stats like time needed for evolution. They will also not become hungry or bored.
$FRACC (ASA ID: ) will be the in-game currency for Fracctal Monsters. You earn $FRACC by playing the game: completing missions, logging in, defeating bosses, winning in PvP, and achieving milestones.
$FRACC is used for in-game item purchase and sales in the marketplace. Due to the changing regulatory landscape for crypto tokens, $FRACC will currently only be used as an in-game token.
What are Fracctal Tamers/How to Buy Fracctal Tamers
Fracctal Tamers are the first NFT created for Fracctal Monsters, and their main purpose is to serve as cosmetic profile picture NFTs for the game. They are created by blockrunner, and can be found on both the game’s marketplace and Algorand marketplaces. While Tamers are not required to play the game, they do provide certain benefits: cosmetics, $KAROT rewards, $FRACC rewards, whitelist spots, a free mainnet plant monster upon launch, and access to Fracctal Guilds.
Fracctal Tamer Benefits
How to Claim a Fracctal Tamer Pack
- Go to https://fracctalmonstersnft.com/marketplace/shuffle
- Connect your Wallet
- Near the top, select tamer claim.
- Choose the tamer you would like to redeem, and claim your free Fracctal Monster!
Fracctal Monsters Guilds
Fracctal Tamer Guilds are an exciting community aspect of the game. Owning a tamer is a requirement for entry, and participating in guilds allows you to earn community points which reward unique items, cosmetics, and $FRACC.
Guild points are earned by completing daily challenges, owning certain tamer traits, and achieving various in-game feats.
April’s guild rewards include some extremely high value NFTs and fracctal monsters.
Fracctal Monsters FAQ
In the treasure hunt mini-game, tamers who have accumulated sufficient badges by completing in-game actions multiple times can wager a small portion of Fracctal tokens for a chance to win high-value NFTs.
You can earn badges my reaching certain action thresholds.
Move Thresholds [10, 25, 100]
Missions Completed [10, 100, 1000]
Foods Eaten [100, 1000, 3000]
Evolutions [1, 10, 30]
Boss Thresholds [1, 10, 100]
You can earn $COOP and $PEPE by playing Fracctal Monsters PvP.
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