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August 18, 2022

What is Skyweaver? A Comprehensive Guide - Rainmaker Games

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Game Editor, Rainmaker Games


I.    Introduction

Skyweaver is an online card game that works on any device. The cards are legal to own, trade, and gift. Playing a game with a lot of strategic depth and a player-run marketplace is the best way to win tradable NFT cards. You can use this information to further your journey toward becoming a legendary Skyweaver.


For the past four years, developers have been hard at work on Skyweaver, putting it through numerous rounds of closed beta testing. This process of evolution has been continuous. Users have spent over 883,000 hours in the beta testing period.


Sales of the game were $1.8 million on its first test date, November 25, 2021. Horizon Blockchain Games asserts that 233,000 app downloads were made prior to the public release of the Skyweaver platform. The developers of Skyweaver, Horizon Blockchain Games, are at the forefront of the movement to mainstream blockchain technology through their game.


The Developer

Horizon Blockchain Titles just raised $4.5 million to further develop its blockchain-based gaming ecosystem for titles like Skyweaver.


Horizon Blockchain Games, situated in Toronto, considers itself not only a game developer but also a blockchain web wallet and platform. Bitkraft Ventures, CMT Digital, The Xchange Company, Khaled Verjee, and Zyshan Kaba have all contributed to the fundraising.


II.    The Economy 

In Skyweaver, there are no barriers to entry when it comes to establishing business relationships or engaging in commerce. While many traditional games don't allow trading at all, other blockchain games pretend to have free markets but limit your access to certain marketplaces. You can take full ownership of your in-game possessions in Skyweaver. You are free to buy, sell, give away, or even destroy your possessions at any time.


Skyweaver Market purchases complete almost instantly, unlike those in other game item marketplaces. The Skyweaver Market removes all element of surprise from pricing by providing the current market price based on a transparent and equitable methodology. The beauty of open-source software is that you don't have to take our word for it; you can just ask any Ethereum fan to verify the code. 

III.   Value Proposition

1. Straightforward and Simple to Learn

A deck, a hand, a mulligan, increasing mana, spells with one-time effects, creatures that combat with attack and health, and taking turns are all staples of the card game genre, and these are all present in SkyWeaver. Beyond the fundamentals, we've implemented a plethora of new features to greatly enhance the fun of play.


SkyWeaver is a game that may be enjoyed by everyone without any prior experience. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro at card games, you will find something to like here.

2. Extensive Strategic Gameplay

The matches you have with other SkyWeavers will always be exciting and full of surprises.


Matches are fast-paced and entertaining since your Hero (i.e., character avatar) is playable and your creatures cast spells. The singleton design principle dictates that you use exactly one copy of each card in play. Because there are no duplicate cards to worry about, deck building is more interesting, fights are more exciting, and results are more unpredictable when using the singleton mechanic.


3. Constructing a Deck in a Fun and Easy Way Within SkyWeaver, you'll find a deck builder that will allow you to create a deck that suits your play style perfectly. You may check out the best-performing decks on the leaderboard, and the upcoming SkyWeaver Shop will make it simple to exchange your cards with other players.


4. Adjust the Game to Your Preferences It's up to you, the SkyWeaver, to pick one of four distinct play styles, or prisms. You can switch between deck types and have access to new creatures and abilities with each prism. Heart, Wisdom, Strength, and Agility make up the first four prisms. Pick the prism that most closely resembles who you are, or mix two prisms to create a new one.


IV.    Gameplay 

In every start of your turn in the game: 

  1. Draw a new card from your deck

  2. Gain +1 Maximum Mana.

  3. Refill your Mana up to its maximum.

After you’ve drawn your card and gained your Mana for the turn, you can do any of the following:

  1. Play Units from your hand (as long as you can pay its cost)

  2. Play Spells from your hand (as long as you can pay its cost)

  3. Play Spells attached to your Hero and/or Units - some characters come with spells attached. You can use these any time you have Mana to pay for them.

  4. Attack with your hero and any “Ready” Units you have - Note that units need a turn to get “Ready” and usually cannot attack the turn they are played.

  5. End your turn - This passes play back to your opponent. Make sure you’ve played anything you want to and made all attacks you wish to before ending. If there’s no action left for you to take, the End Turn button will glow and a sound will play to inform you that you won’t lose anything by passing.

Game Modes

  1. Ranked: Compete for Silver NFT cards. Battle against opponents to climb the leaderboard ranks and win tradable Silver cards every week.

  2. Conquest: Win-streak PvP competition to win rare Gold NFT cards. Play until you reach three wins to earn the best rewards. Lose once, and your Conquest is over.

  3. Private: Challenge a Friend. Invite them to a private game and earn the full amount of XP up to level 15.

  4. Practice: Practice versus the Bot. Fight against our humble bot and earn XP until level 15.

  5. Tutorial: Learn How to Play. Help Ada on her journey as you learn the basics of Units, Mana, and Combat.

V. Non-Fungible Tokens 

There are three kinds of Card NFTs in Skyweaver: Base, Silver and Gold.

  1. Base: They are tied to your Skyweaver account and acquired by leveling up.All Base cards can be unlocked entirely for free, which means anyone can enjoy playing Skyweaver, building decks, and competing in matches

  2. Silver: They can be won via Ranked Rewards and Conquest and are tradable. If you own Silver cards, you can sell, trade, gift, collect, and play with them, the choice is yours. 

  3. Gold: These are also tradable, but can only be won via Conquest. Gold cards are trophy versions of cards that are created and acquired by winning all three matches in a Conquest. Golds are tradable and have all of the functionalities of Silver cards, but with a gold frame and a limited supply.

To purchase cards, please refer to their Opensea link.


VI. Game Currencies

  1. USD Coin USDC: You buy and sell your earned and acquired cards through gaming using USDC as a payment settlement currency. USDC is a stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar on a 1:1 basis. Every unit of this cryptocurrency in circulation is backed up by $1 that is held in reserve, in a mix of cash and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds.

VII. Game Technology

Skyweaver System Requirements

1. Android Devices: 

  • Operating System Version: Android 10 or higher.

  • Release Year: 2017 or newer.

  • RAM: 4gb or higher.

  • Storage: 16gb or higher.

2. Apple Devices:

  • Operating System Version: iOS 14.7 or higher.

  • Release Year: 2016 or newer.

  • RAM: 2gb or higher.

  • Storage: 16gb or higher. 

3. Desktop: 

Skyweaver can be accessed via browser and desktop client.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 or better

  • GPU: GTX 970 equivalent or newer

  • *Dedicated graphics cards are not mandatory. Some computers with integrated graphics made in the past 5 years will work as well.

  • RAM: 4GB

  • Supported Browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Vivaldi

That's it for our beginner's guide on Skyweaver.  Start playing Skyweaver 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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