Shroom Kingdom NFT Airdrop

Shroom Kingdom is an upcoming 2D platformer and building video game, which runs in your browser. It uses existing assets of Super Mario Maker 2, which have been reverse engineered and will be extracted, so that they can easily be loaded in the browser. Additionally we will also work with artist to give a good default texture set, so that everyone is able to play the game. Game development is still WIP, but I'm doing good progress.

Here you can see the asset extraction process, which uses an external program available for all desktop platforms. It decrypts a so called XCI file, which is one of the file formats for Nintendo Switch games, and then parses and rebundles the resulting asset file into a TAR file with extracted textures in PNG format.

Here are some short demonstrations of early footage gameplay:

What's special about the game is that there is an integration with a blockchain called NEAR Protocol. NEAR Protocol is a climate neutral Proof of Stake blockchain, which allows running WebAssembly Smart Contracts (it's like a programmable decentralized database).

We are currently developing a playable NEARchan character and we decided to publish some of the sprites as collectible NFTs. You have to complete the following tasks in order to get your NFT. You can only claim one NFT!

Claim your reward

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You can only claim one NFT! Choose wisely

Connect with Near Wallet

Account created before 2/15/2022, 12:00:00 AM?

Has staked with a validator or via Metapool

Has reached level 3 on

Connect with Discord

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Has a verified Email

Accepted rules of Shroom Kingdom Discord server

Solved captcha on Shroom Kingdom Discord server

Connect with Twitter

Is following Shroom Kingdom

Has a verified Email

Retweeted our Tweet with hashtags #NFT #PlayToEarn #BlockchainGaming #Airdrop (do not use @mentions, because this breaks Twitter API)

Liked our Tweet

Follow Near Gaming

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Is following NEAR Protocol

Follow Shroom Kingdom Partners

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Can we already play the game?

Kind of. You would need a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 to extract your assets. You can visit the web app here.

What can I do with the NFT? Can I get more than one?

The NFT is purely a collectible for early adopters. You can trade this NFT on an external marketplace like Paras, where the collection is already listed. There is a 10% royalty attached to the NFT, which means a portion of all sales will flow directly to our DAO treasury. We will use royalties for funding of the project. We might add utility later to these NFTs, but we don't yet want to make any promises.

Why do I need to stake and reach level 3?

To prevent bot accounts from claiming NFTs. We also want to incentivise staking, because it helps securing the network, so if you have not yet done that, you should definitely look into it.

How can I stake?

You can either stake by visiting Near Web Wallet and go to the staking tab or you can do so via Metapool. We recommend staking via Metapool, because it gives you stNEAR in return, that you can then use in DeFi. To be eligible for the airdrop the staked amount does not matter and you can immediately unstake, if you want to.

How can I reach level 3 on

Account score is calculated by a number of factors, primarily dependent on the types and quantity of transactions sent and received.

Transaction TypePoints
Outgoing Transfer+10
Incoming Transfer+2
Function Call+10
Contract Deployment+100
Account Creation+50

You should check out Awesome NEAR to find a Dapp that fits your needs and where you can do some transactions to level up.

I just recently staked / I just recently reached level 3, but it's still not letting me claim

The blockchain data indexer might have a delay.

I have completed a task, but it's still showing up as an error

Try to reload the page.

I reacted to the rules on Discord, but it's immediately removing the emoji

This is working as intended. Carl bot will remove the reaction and will also remove the new-member role.

I retweeted, but it's not working

You have to quote retweet.

Somehow Twitter is showing me all errors, even though I followed everyone

Twitter has very drastic rate limiting, so you should not press F5 too often. Otherwise you will have to wait a couple of minutes.

Why did you decide to build a blockchain game?

Blockchain gaming is a very new topic, but it's emerging right now. There have been very succesfull blockchain games like Axie Infinity , which use a mechanism called play to earn. To explain it briefly, play to earn rewards players by giving them tokens, which are stored on the blockchain. The game can do that, because a token is basically just a value stored on the blockchain. A Smart Contract would be called that can alter the state on the chain and generate tokens for a specific wallet address. The user who owns that wallet can then swap his tokens for other cryptocurrencies or he can move them to a centralized exchange and sell them for real money.

The token given by the play to earn game has value depending on its usage. Most tokens are required in the game to unlock or buy several things. It is really just an in-game currency, which is instead stored on a blockchain. This results in a massive shift, that many call true ownership. What it allows you is to transfer your game currency and do whatever you want with it. It is no longer stored on the game servers and the game allows you to show your balance, but it's the other way around. The user gives allowance to the app to access his wallet to check the balance.

Simply put, play to earn connects an in-game economy to the real world economy. The concept fascinated my this much, that I decided to launch my own blockchain gaming project.

Great! I want to learn more about Shroom Kingdom. Does it also have its own token?

Yes, we launched a token called SHRM and you can earn it by playing or building levels (not yet, because we're not live). Please read our whitepaper for more information.

Are there any other blockchain games on NEAR Protocol, that I can already play?

Sure! To get an overview of blockchain games on NEAR, I'd suggest to visit the gaming category on Awesome NEAR.