The Starcade will host various minigames and arcade games for users to test their skills, competing for prizes and a top position on the Leaderboard for all to see. Players will be able to access the Starcade through either the Hub or on the Play section of the STARL website. STARL Pass Points are used for each round of a Starcade game, just like tokens in an arcade. More can be read about Pass Points here.
To The Moon
The first minigame coming to the Starcade will be To The Moon, developed by Shahid Ahmad. This is an endless scroller game which requires players to navigate an astronaut across a randomised maze of bombs scattered over the surface of the moon. Players must collect gems to gain points and extra lives. Moon buggies, obstacles, and unpredictable bomb clusters require players to think and react quickly, solve puzzles, and stay focused. Other players will be able to view a live leaderboard showing the top scores for that round and how many points they reached. Will you make it to the top?
Multiple games will be developed for the Starcade, but the hope is that in future, game developers will be able to submit their minigame to be launched in the Starcade, bringing a new game for community members and a new audience for the developers.
The Starcade entrance
Beyond being fun and testing your skills, there are other incentives to play Starcade games. Victorious participants will be able to win and earn assets such as cosmetic customizations and items for use in the metaverse. These will be issued to players game-side, but users will have the option and ability to mint their rewards into NFTs that can then be sold for $STARL tokens in the Marketplace. This allows players to either use their winnings from the Starcade for themselves, or trade them and earn $STARL in the Marketplace. The items earned and won will all be high quality, limited assets, making them unique, special, and sought after.