Champions Ascension is an intense and skill-based 3D arena-based RPG game where players duel with each other in a colosseum-like setting, coming to Steam soon. It’s a PvP and PvE game that takes place on the fantasy Planet of Massina. At first instance the blockchain chosen for it was ethereum. Just recently in May of 2023 they decided to migrate to Polygon. Polygon is an L2 scaling solution compatible with EVM. The migration allows for a better user experience, faster transactions, and lower gas fees during high traffic.
This exciting game with web3 blockchain elements is brought to you by Jam City, who have already proved themselves in the Web2 realm. Now Jam City is looking to revolutionize web3 by providing the crypto community with a web3 friendly blockbuster. Their goal is to create a theme-park where everyone can play to earn, make friends, and be able to create content for the years to come. For user generated content (UGC), Champions Ascension is offering their Maestro Tower Ai tool to community members. Create your own unique Tower with AI-art assistance, and stock it with custom Champions to challenge online foes.
The in-game currencies that can be earned by battling in PvP or harvested in PvE are BONE and ESSENCE. Both of them have their own respective uses that will be covered in this article. On the other hand, the $MASSINA and $DIAMOND tokens exist for you to buy Land and cultivate it. You can earn them by staking your Prime Eternals. Another thing I’d like you to know is that there are 6,974 Elemental Eternals released in the wild.
Champions Ascension is a free-to-play game, each player gets an urchin avatar and two assets – a skin and a pet.
The bigger assets like Prime Eternals and Elemental Eternals, are to be bought from secondary markets.
Champions Ascension currently only supports PvP with promises for more of PvE events. The first raid boss in the game called “Old Sally” did take place. It was a PvE event and we are waiting for more exciting events like these that are definitely in the future playbook for Jam City.
In PvP the current key elements are:
Defeat your enemy in the Gladiator style arena combat and get rewarded with Chrono XP and in-game tokens.
The family of a champion is related directly to its traits, including speed, health, defense, damage, etc.
Equipping each weapon bestows a foundational damage value and a unique core move-set upon the champion using it. It’s important to consider that specific weapon types are restricted to particular champion families.
In Champions Ascension, a champion’s fundamental essence engages in a variation of Rock, Paper, Scissors involving Arcane, Death, and Life attributes. This significantly impacts the amount of direct damage you can unleash upon your opponent.
It is possible for every champion to possess a maximum of five active parts at one time. Each of these parts grants the character an exclusive special attack, its power level determined by the rarity of the equipped part. Moreover, the attack’s theme matches the Essence output of that time.
Embark on a universal journey with players worldwide. Mark your legacy in a rich MMORPG world packed with various activities and personalized progression.
Colosseum Eternal: Epic Arena
Massina, a living theme park centered around the Colosseum Eternal—a thrilling multiplayer arena shaping the game. This fuels every adventure in the game, from battles to crafting.
Diverse Combat Modes
Multiple battle modes to suit your style. Engage in PvP, including Free-For-All like “The Vault of Carnage”. Command your Champions for strategic, intense fights.
Forgery of Items
Craft and enhance gear using resources from battles, quests, and more. Unleash your Champions’ potential through customized weapons and armor.
Shape your Land – Shape your Future
Own a piece of the world and shape its future. Get your digital land, build Dwellings, Shops, Forges, and more, serving the community’s needs. Jam City’s onboard with the blockchain trend, offering digital land for sale. Grab some using $MASSINA tokens, available for real cash. With limited NFT Building Blueprints, your vision takes form. Build time, resource costs, and voila—your creation’s up! Keep it private or open to all, your choice. Your realm, your rules.
The games that are available at the moment in Champions Ascension are the following:
- PvP :1v1, 3v3, free-for-all
- Old Sally (Raid Boss)
- Dudo (liar’s dice)
- Crab racing
- Drunk racing
- The flower shop (a social deduction game)
In Massina, Champions are the crux of your journey, offering advantages like exploration, crafting, quests, and fierce battles.
Champions belong to 12 Families further grouped into 6 Classes, with each Family linked to 7 core Essences.
Different essences help to create strategic advantages and disadvantages, shaping combat dynamics and creating constant rivalry between Houses.
Champions from each essence are part of groups called Houses.
Influence of Parts
Champions possess 6 Parts(5 active and 1 inactive) influencing attributes and abilities. You can make strategic breeding transfers of genetic traits, enhancing future generations. Inactive parts can also be transferred genetically to newer Champions.
Aligning your Essence with Parts creates ‘Pure’ Parts, strengthening abilities and impacting gameplay and even breeding outcomes!
Cosmetic Parts also exist to give your Champion unique hairstyles to piercings, letting you stand out in Massina’s social spots, encouraging a diverse community.
The path to Ascension leads from Challenger to Gladiator, even to Eternal status, requiring resource investment and skilled gameplay. Prime Eternals are an exclusive group, a living testament to your mastery. (unless they die of course)
Massina’s economy thrives on player-to-player trading of Champions and Utility tokens, ultimately shaping the game’s balance and economy.
Let’s talk about the types of Champions that exist and what is unique about each of them.
Prime Eternals, the survivors of a menacing assault, who proudly bear the alignment of Life, Death, and Arcane Essences. These beings forge unbreakable bonds with their Maestros, and their very presence can bring both fame and fortune.
- Gain unparalleled in-game benefits.
- Evolve into survivors of dark forces.
- Partner with the savviest Maestros.
- Aligned with Life, Death, and Arcane Essences.
- Catalysts for fame and fortune.
The mighty Elemental Eternals, embodying the essence of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Among a limited 6,974, these Champions wield their elemental strength, excelling in areas like farming, mining, and the art of disabling opponents in combat.
- Channel raw elemental power.
- Among a coveted 6,974.
- Excel in farming, mining, and combat.
- Embody Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.
- Harness elemental prowess.
Ascended Eternals, clad in resilient armor and wielding formidable weapons. Renowned for combat and invaluable service to Maestros, they stand as legends, poised for the highest tournament tiers.
- Transcend mere mortality.
- Don powerful armor and weapons.
- Renowned combat finesse.
- Stand as revered legends.
- Poised for top-tier tournaments.
Enter the arena with Gladiators, fierce souls who brave the very brink of mortality. When fallen, their bones contribute to the forging of enchanted weaponry.
- Embrace the arena’s brink.
- Forge legacy in fallen bones.
- Battle with indomitable spirit.
- Equip potent enchanted weapons.
- Embody the essence of the arena.
Begin your journey as Challengers, the rookies of Massina’s vibrant world.
- Embark as spirited Challengers.
- Strive within Imperial Decree limits.
- Navigate the realm’s intricacies.
- Carve your name in arena history.
- Champion the spirit of determination.
As the lifeblood of your Champions’ journey, Essence is the in-game currency you earn by conquering foes in PvP battles and mini-games. Each Champion boasts an Essence meter that grows with each hard-fought victory, expanding even more as they level up. With daily earning caps in place, your Champions’ Essence prowess fuels leveling up, breeding, and the creation of Essence Crystal NFTs—a versatile key to advancing, crafting, and trading within the game’s immersive universe.
Glowing Essence Crystals representing various types (Life, Death, Arcane, Fire, Earth, Air, Water), 1-3 crystals, 3-10 faces, 3-10 cm length, entwined with Spiritual Essence, for versatile gear crafting, e.g., “Luminous Giant Fangite Death Shard of The Viper.”
Unearth the distinct currency of combat prowess—Bone—by conquering PvE challenges or salvaging the remains of fallen Champions after intense PvP battles. Fueling your journey, each Champion’s Bone meter swells with earned Bone, its limit scaling up with their tier. Beyond mere combat, Bone’s utility evolves: craft gear for Champions using minted Bone Components and recipes, amplifying efficiency in repairs and championing your strategic edge in the ever-evolving game.
Bones can also be used for crafting weapons and also armor.
Massina serves as a valuable resource within the game, allowing players to acquire and develop land. The special group of top-tier Champions, known as Prime Eternals, have the unique ability to produce Massina on their land. They achieve this by participating in the game and organizing specific event types. Massina has multiple uses, such as creating Land Deed NFTs, Blueprint NFTs, and looking after buildings in the game.
Just like $MASSINA, $DIAMOND tokens are earned by staking a Prime Eternal, accumulating daily while staked, and are used to obtain exclusive Diamond Gear like the prized Diamond Gauntlet. Prime Eternals generate $DIAMOND through staking, ensuring a well-designed economy for sustained gameplay without economic concerns. Future plans by Jam City involve expanding the Massina “metaverse” with more tokens and modules, with the $ESSENCE token remaining central to various in-game actions.
The current in-game assets available are:
- Prime Eternals
- Elemental Eternals
- Imperial Gallery items
Maestros – Chrono XP
Maestros are like Pokemon trainers but instead of training Pokemon they train Champions! Every one of you will be represented as a Maestro in the metaverse. The humans of Massina are the Maestros and they have this energy known as “anima”. When a Maestro and a Champion bond, they share this special energy between themselves, creating a bond to arise amongst them.
Your Maestro can be used even without a Champion and thanks to that, you can explore different game modes, gain XP and then get your very own Champion with your effort.
Maestros earn XP for each Champion that is in their stable for each day. Different amount of Chrono XP is awarded depending upon the tier of your Champion.
The below image illustrates the levels a Maestro can acquire starting from the first (Acolyte):
Champions Ascension is a completely free-to-play game providing players with a chance to try out the game and explore without having to spend any money on NFTs. All you have to do is sign-up, download and just start playing. Champions Ascension has been made available to the well-known gaming platform, Steam!
They provide an in-game marketplace for players to trade and a partner-based ecosystem. A lot of players already have Champions Ascension on their wishlist as it just keeps on impressing.
Here’s a thread if you want more nitty gritty about the in-game basics.