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July 28, 2022

What is STEPN? A Comprehensive Guide - Rainmaker Games

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Game Editor, Rainmaker Games


STEPN is a hybrid Social-Fi and Game-Fi app designed for the Web3. Users outfitted with NFT Sneakers can accrue GST while engaging in outdoor activities like walking, jogging, or running. You can use this money to buy new Sneakers as you level up.


The NFT Sneakers can be leased from or sold to other players in-game using the app's Market. The user can use the app's Wallet, which includes a Swap feature, to keep track of their GST earnings.


STEPN's Game-Fi initiative is based on its Social-Fi component, which intends to create a sustainable platform encouraging user-generated Web 3.0 content and nudge millions of people toward better lifestyles, fight climate change, and link the public to Web 3.0.


1. Download the STEPN app - Download from Appstore or Google Play Store.


2. Sign-up for STEPN - After getting access to the app on your respective device, you will be able to sign up for STEPN with your email address. You will receive a verification code that you need to key in to enter the app. 


3. Create a new Wallet - Click on the Wallet icon on the top right corner of the screen. The app will generate a 12-word secret phrase. This will be used to recover your Wallet if you uninstall the app or forget your password.



Note this phrase and save it somewhere safe (Write it down physically and store it somewhere only you will have access to.

  1. Transfer SOL into your in-app Wallet - Transfer SOL to in-app wallet to buy NFT Sneakers in the Marketplace and always keep some SOL as gas in your Wallet account.

  2. Purchase a Sneaker - Head over to the in-app Marketplace and pick out a Sneaker! You can use the Filter tool to look for a Sneaker type of your preference. Ensure you have enough SOL for the purchase.

Game Modes

1. Solo Mode 

In the game's Solo Mode, players wear NFT Sneakers and gain tokens for every step they take. The production of energy is a prerequisite for acquiring Green Satoshi Tokens (GST). Users can move and earn Energy at the rate of 1 per 5 minutes once they have an NFT Sneaker, and their Energy will begin refilling after that.


Users select their desired Sneaker and then push the Start button to begin. A Walking or Running status indicator should appear at the top of the screen.


2. Marathon Mode (Under Development)

The Marathon Mode registration tab must be accessed at least 24 hours before the event begins. In addition to the monthly marathons, there will also be weekly ones.


  • Weekly Marathon - These marathons take place every week and last for an entire week. Users can run either the 2.5km, 5km, or 7.5km Marathon, but they can only run one at a time.

  • Monthly Marathon - These marathons take place every month and run for the entire duration of the month. Users can sign up for either the 5km, 10km, or 15km Marathon, but they can only run one of them at a time.

3. Background Mode (Under Development)

Users can still earn GST even when they aren't actively using the STEPN app. In Background Mode, the user's daily step count is capped at 3,000, regardless of whether or not they are wearing a Sneaker in the app.


These funds are not subject to the GST Cap and will remain constant regardless of Efficiency or other benefits. While in Background Mode, users will not lose durability or energy.


Mystery Box

1. Mystery Box is a loot box that is randomly dropped while you are moving in Solo Mode. It contains Gems (Level 1 – 3). Each user has 4 Mystery Box slots.


2. Mystery Box has the same 5 quality types as Sneakers. Upon receiving a Mystery Box, opening the box requires waiting and the countdown starts automatically. Once the countdown ends, they will be spending a small amount of GST (a Base Cost) to open it. Mystery Box countdown duration increases proportionately to its quality.

GST/GMT will be paid out for every minute of movement, which is dependent on 4 main factors:

1. Type of Sneaker - Depending on the sneaker's style, the GST returns at the base level will be calculated differently. 

2. Sneaker’s Efficiency Attribute - The higher the efficiency, the more GST earned per minute. Users can ONLY earn GST from Level 0 to Level 29. At Level 30, users can choose to stay earning GST, or switch to earn GMT. Users can switch between these two earning modes freely.

3. Sneaker’s Comfort Attribute - There is a direct correlation between the quality of your room and the amount of GMT you earn per minute. After reaching level 30, players have the option of gaining GST or GMT. The user can switch between the two methods of earning money whenever they like.

4. Speed of Movement - Users can earn more money by staying inside their Sneaker's optimum speed range. If a user's speed varies outside of this sweet spot, they could see a reduction in their earnings of up to 90%.



A Shoe-Minting Event (SME) occurs when a user follows the pattern established by breeding two pairs of shoes they already own. The resulting offspring is a Shoebox. As a point of reference, we're going to refer to the two shoes as Vintages (Parents). In order to launch a SME, both Vintages must be owned by the user (not leased) and in mint condition.


After deciding on a Sneaker, users may select the Sneaker they want to "breed" with by clicking on the Mint tab and then selecting the Sneaker they want to "breed" with. In a flash, the user will have access to a brand new Shoebox that's ready for immediate use.


Users are only allowed to complete up to seven SMEs per sneaker. A Sneaker's GST/GMT price increases in proportion to the number of SMEs it contains. The total Minting price is arrived at by summing the individual costs associated with producing each Vintage of shoes.


Minting Cost

StepN’s Game Currencies:


1. GMT -  STEPN users with NFT sneakers can earn GMT by walking or running outdoors. GMT - a governance token - can also be used to pay for digital items and upgrades as well as staking and voting on future changes to the platform.


2. GST - Green Satoshi Token (GST) is the game token of STEPN — a Web 3.0 lifestyle app with in-built fun social elements and gamification design. STEPN is the first move-to-earn NFT game where players earn GST tokens by walking, jogging and running outdoors while wearing NFT Sneakers.


You can check the current price of GST and GMT token in Rainmaker Games' or Coinmarketcap's price aggregator. 



That's it for our beginner's guide on StepN. Start playing StepN by clicking here. If you have a game you want to see published in Rainmaker Games, follow the steps on this  article, good luck.  


Those interested in joining the growing community can follow the project via Twitter, and Instagram.


In addition, the Rainmaker Games' Discord channel is a great place to learn, connect, and grow alongside other holders who believe in the project's vision. 


About Rainmaker Games: 

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