How is blockchain, NFT, or cryptocurrency used in this product?

Age of Rust uses token controlled access, in that players owning a token, both own a copy of the game and other tokens that unlock areas and features in the game.

What utility does this bring to the product?

Overall, the utility provided by the Privateer NFT and token system in Age of Rust enhances the gameplay experience, creates a unique ownership experience for players, and establishes a decentralized and sustainable ecosystem for the game. The use of tokens to unlock special puzzles with crypto rewards incentivizes players to engage in gameplay, allowing for a more immersive and rewarding experience.

Does this product require me to connect an external wallet? What wallets does this product support?

Yes, Age of Rust requires a Polygon-compatible wallet that allows you to scan a QR code on your monitor from your mobile phone. Metamask (mobile), Coinbase (mobile), and MyEtherWallet (mobile) are suggested.

Can I use the product without interacting or engaging with blockchain, NFT, or cryptocurrency?

Players can play the opening tutorial mission of the game without a Privateer Game Pass, however after that, players will need to link their wallet with the game to continue.

What chain does this product use? Is the chain proof-of-work or proof-of-stake?

Age of Rust uses the Polygon blockchain which is proof-of-stake. So, when you use a proof of stake blockchain like Polygon, you can feel better knowing that you're using a technology that is better for the environment.

Does this product have a marketplace? What can I do with the things that I earn (or purchase)?

Age of Rust does not have it's own centralized marketplace. Tokens to play the game are available on Opensea or any decentralized NFT marketplace that supports Polygon NFTs.
Age of Rust does not have any gameplay that allows you to earn tokens by playing the game.
Tokens that you own for Age of Rust, allows you to play the game, access special puzzles within the game, and participate in the treasure hunt inside the game.

What tokens will I need to play the game?

*Required to play the game:*
You'll need 1 Privateer Game Pass (NFT) to play the game.
Optional - Not required to play the game.
For the crypto reward puzzles you need: Rogue Mechs, Runner, Ghost, Devastation, Crusade, Revenge, Bounty, and Wasteland. (Available on secondary market on Opensea)
Optional - Not required to play the game.
For the crypto treasure hunts you need: Origin, LastLast/Eternity. (Available on secondary market on Opensea)