When you think of mobile game grinding, what pops into your head? For us, it’s a sore neck and strained eyes. And as good as it feels to unlock and earn that sweet, sweet loot, that satisfaction doesn’t seem to sustainably outweigh the realization that we just spent all that time performing an ungodly amount of mindless, repetitive tapping.

Let’s be honest:

Raise your hand if you’ve ever stayed up until 3, 4, even 5 a.m. in an attempt to earn precious in-game goods!

Great, now, raise your hand if you’ve then woken up the next day feeling exhausted and unfulfilled — having to peel yourself out of bed for work or class. I don’t know about you, but just thinking about that image evokes a tinge of regret and makes me want to take a nap.

And, for those of us that answered truthfully, guess what — we’re not alone! According to Limelight Networks, binge gaming is on the rise; with mobile phones remaining the most popular gaming device, gamers spend anywhere from one to over twenty hours per week gaming. And that doesn’t even include the streamers who put in 8-12 hours of daily grinding (that we see) and the not-so-uncommon 24-hour long Twitch streams.

Genopets’ vision is to reshape and enhance the concept and dynamics of traditional sedentary mobile game grinding. And thanks to our coined Move-to-Earn mechanic, Genopets allows players the opportunity to game in a new way — a way that makes every moment we spend an experience that can be mentally, physically, emotionally, and even financially rewarding. We hope to bridge the gap between the time you invest in your gaming and your investment in yourself.

What is XP & How can I get some?

XP, or experience points, are the unit of measurement that you will be using to track your in-game progress and the growth of your Genopet NFT. Genopets uses the step data from your smartphone or fitness wearable to reward you for each step you take in the real world with in-game features and abilities such as story advancement, aesthetic customizations, performance upgrades, and, of course, the evolution of your Genopet.

As you earn XP, your Genopet will level up. Each time it levels up, you will unlock new features and abilities that bring you one step closer to reaching the next stage of your Genopet NFT’s evolution and the glory of its metamorphosis.

Here are some of the ways you can earn XP:

1. Go About Your Everyday Life

Since you bring your phone (or wear your fitness wearable) with you wherever you go, Genopets can let you earn XP while simply going about your daily life, meaning even if you’re not actively playing, you’re still earning XP. So, when you walk your doggo, you’ll earn XP. If you’re hitting the gym, you’ll earn XP. Morning run? You’ll earn XP. Walking around the mall? Earn XP. You get the picture.

2. Push Yourself

If you’re looking for a way to get some extra XP, you can complete personal and community Bonus XP Challenges to double and even triple your earnings. The difficulty of each challenge will determine the amount of XP that you earn. Note that you will only receive the Bonus XP Challenge rewards upon completing the challenges you choose to undergo. Sorry! No participation trophies (well, at least in this section).

Bonus XP Challenges include:

  • Daily Step Challenges
    Complete personal and community Daily Step Challenges to receive extra XP.
  • Streak Challenges
    Complete personal and community Daily Step Challenges for at least three consecutive days to receive even more XP.
  • Commitment Challenges
    For players who want to go the extra mile, Commitment Challenges are like Streak Challenges. However, instead of meeting the same step goal every day, your step goal will increase each day for at least five consecutive days. And so, Completing Commitment Challenges will yield the highest amounts of XP that one can earn through a single challenge.

3. Nurture Your Genopet NFT

Earn XP by nurturing your Genopet NFT. Keep your Genopet happy by providing it with either a Habitat or, for free players, some kind of shelter. Make sure that your Genopet isn’t affected by any “Virus” caused by the evil nanobots by petting it, grooming it, and maintaining a clean environment.

4. Uncover the Story of the Genoverse

If you complete a physical challenge and want a break, switch it up a little by engaging your senses in the Genoverse. Immerse yourself in gameplay that manifests in the form of esoteric quests, potent storytelling, ethereal environments, powerful bosses, and satisfying Match 3 mini-games, earning you (yep, you guessed it) more XP.

Gift players valuable items and compete with (and against) friends around the world to win step races and challenges and declare victory, earning you…nothing. I’m just kidding — more XP for everyone! \(^○^)人(^○^)/

In short, every step you take, every mile you stake — every goal you make, every time you skate, you will earn XP.

Ergo, as you evolve, so does your Genopet!

Note: Owning a Habitat provides additional opportunities to earn XP, as well as other exclusive rewards. Check out our last article to learn more about the benefits of owning a Habitat and other Genopets NFTs, as well as how to turn your in-game accomplishments into crypto!

Genopets hopes to replace those groggy mornings (or late afternoons) and lackluster perks with real rewards and a sense of long-lasting edification that spans every aspect of your life. When the only certainty is uncertainty, our goal is to facilitate a space that encourages you to recognize your worth, be confident in it, take care of yourself, have fun, feel good, and find balance.

So, do you want in? Or do you want in?

Either way, we love you :)

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Summon your Genopet and start moving to begin exploring and evolving together. Stay tuned for future updates, and join the conversation in our community channels below. See you in the Genoverse!

About Genopets

It’s time to step up your game. Genopets is the world’s first Free-to-Play, Move-to-Earn NFT mobile game, making it fun and rewarding to live an active lifestyle. A Genopet is your digital pet whose evolution and growth are inextricably linked to your own. The steps you take every day power your journey through the Genoverse as you explore, battle, and evolve — earning crypto while you play.

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