UFO Gaming is a blockchain-based gaming platform with the goal of enabling players to earn in-game rewards and complete quests within the metaverse. Its play-to-earn game will offer a user-owned internet economy where in-game assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFT) can be easily purchased or sold.
Its upcoming game, Super Galactic, is set to launch at an unspecified date and will include an NFT marketplace where users can trade their characters, weapons, armour and other in-game items.
Each game will have its own governing planet which will host virtual land auctions where people can purchase a piece of a planet. Such pieces of land can then be used to build virtual infrastructure such as NFT stores, collection galleries and weapon stores.
UFO Gaming has stated that it is the first ever GameFi platform to sponsor an esports tournament – an event which was hosted by the Twitch streamers Apryze and Nokokopuffs with a $10,000 (£7,284) cash pool at stake.
What is the UFO coin?
UFO is the ERC-20-compatible token of the UFO Gaming platform that can be used to purchase in-game assets and complete transactions within the metaverse.
UFO token holders also possess voting rights through a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) governance model. When the game launches, users will need NFT characters, known as Origin UFOeps, in order to play Super Galactic.
The company said that only 10,000 of the first edition NFT characters, also known as Genesis NFTs, will be minted and available for players. In addition, players will be able to unlock certain features within the game by staking UFO gaming coins in order to earn plasma points.
Origin UFOeps NFTs can only be minted using plasma points that are generated through the Super Galactic decentralised application (dApp) staking feature. Users receive a share depending on their pool weight (the stake vs total amount staked), how long they lock it for and which specific pool they choose.
The UFO single stake pool holds 25% of the liquidity pool. Meanwhile the UFO-ETH pool holds 75% of the total pool. If a user opts for locked staking, they will earn up to two times more plasma points than if they were to choose flexible staking. It’s worth noting that plasma points will not be tradable on Uniswap or any other decentralised exchange (DEX).
UFO price analysis: Technical view
At the end of 2021, UFO Gaming announced that its 10k cup tournament would be streamed live on Twitch on 23 October 2021, leading the coin to jump from $0.00001027 on 24 October 2021 to $0.00003182 on 1 November.
The UFO price then consolidated, trading within the $0.00001 to $0.00002 range until 20 November 2021, when it climbed to $0.00003723.
The bullish momentum continued seeing the price rise further to $0.00004345 on 23 November 2021, leading the coin to achieve an all-time high of $0.00005486 a few days later on 25 November.
After a dip to $0.00003832 on 1 December 2021, UFO fell again to $0.0000206 on 6 December 2021 – wiping out almost half of its value in just five days. This is somewhat of a sharp drop considering that the coin had hit its all-time high just 11 days earlier.
The price action has since moved lower to sideways amid the wider slump in the cryptocurrency markets and the coin is currently (13 January) trading at around $0.000018 and would have to rise 232% from its current price to break its all-time high level again. UFO ranks 237th in the list of cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation at $464m, according to CoinMarketCap.
The daily simple and exponential moving averages are giving sell signals, according to data from TradingView, while the relative strength index (RSI) is at 36, as of 13 January. An RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
A debut play-to-earn game
Virtual land, which will act as a critical feature of Super Galactic, has become highly sought-after within the NFT industry. For example, both a rare Axie Genesis Plot sold for $2.5m, or 550 ETH and the artist Krista Kim sold the world’s first digital NFT home, known as Mars House, for 288 ETH or $515,459, on the digital art marketplace SuperRare last year.
Super Galactic will be unique as each plot of land will be customisable and alien quests are set to include UFO rarity scores. What’s more, in September last year, UFO Gaming announced that it will be launching Origin Genesis NFTs on the layer-2 scaling protocol, Polygon. As such, the project benefits from Polygon’s high-speed transactions and minimal gas fees.
UFO Gaming secured multiple partnerships throughout the end of 2021 with Kadena, Merit Circle and CitizenX, as well as sponsoring Chainlink’s Hackathon event last year. In other UFO coin news, the cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin listed UFO in December last year.
A risk for the project lies in the fact that UFO Gaming launched only in 2021 making it a relatively new project operating within a nascent industry.
UFO crypto price prediction: Buy, sell or hold?
In terms of a UFO token price prediction, algorithm-based forecasting service WalletInvestor gives a positive prediction. Based on historical data, Wallet Investor sees the price going up to $0.004088 by February 2022 and hitting $0.00490 by January 2023.
While the UFO token price prediction for 2030 is not yet available, Digital Coin Price suggests it could be $0.00007484419 at the end of 2029.
“The current GameFi trend popularised by Axie Infinity has inspired many other gaming platforms to enter into the cryptocurrency realm with hopes to bridge traditional gaming with blockchain,” said Anndy Lian, chairman of BigONE Exchange and chief digital adviser for Mongolia’s national productivity agenda.
Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.