Imagine playing a battle royale (BR) game on the blockchain. Now imagine it having Wizards fighting to become... The Big Cheeze!? Interesting, right? What's even more puzzling is the fact that this cheezy game awards the ultimate winner with 600 ETH, which amounts to roughly USD120,000. Intrigued? Let's unravel this cheezestery, shall we?
What Is Cheeze Wizards?
Cheeze Wizards is a blockchain game where players summon wizards and fight to become the last person standing, i.e., the Big Cheeze. To become the Big Cheeze you have to beat everyone else in the Tournament. Alternatively, you can let the Blue Mold eat their cheezy organic bodies while you stand still, waiting for your big prize.
Yep; as fewer players remain in the Tournament, a Blue Mold starts devouring the weakest Wizards until only 1 Wizard remain. The last standing person is the Big Cheeze, and he/she gets all the fame, glory and ETH.
Where To Start?
First, you need a Cheeze Wizard. Cheeze Wizards are immortal beings that reside on the blockchain. They answer only to the call of Ether, so be sure to have some in your wallet when you decide to summon one.
Summoning occurs on the official Cheeze Wizards website. You can go there and log in with your wallet. Be sure to have some Ether because the Cheeze Wizards answer to nothing else. You can go to the summoning pool, select the Wizard you like and summon it.
You can summon Neutral or Elemental Wizards. Neutral Wizards come with a fixed price, while Elemental Wizards' price grows with each purchased Wizard.
How To Summon Wizards?
Since this is a blockchain game, the summoning process takes a while depending on how busy the Ethereum is at that time. You can always speed up the process by setting the gas price to a higher level, but if you're not in a hurry, just wait a bit.
Once summoned, your Cheeze Wizard is yours forever. It's born with special traits and comes equipped with some items. It can also cast spells like any other Wizard. And if it's Elemental Wizard, it will cast more powerful spells related to its element.
For now, you can play with Neutral, Fire, Water, and Air Wizards. Elemental Wizards not only cast more powerful spells native to their element but are also more vulnerable to counter element. For instance, Fire Wizards will cast stronger fire spells but will also be more vulnerable to water spells.
And Then What?
When you have a Wizard ready, you can apply for the Tournament. A Tournament is an event where all Cheeze Wizards meet and fight to become the Big Cheeze. It occurs in 3 phases.
First is the Gathering phase, where you summon Wizards and form parties. Then starts the Greet and Beat, where you start dueling with other players. You can challenge others to a duel, or be challenged to a duel. The more duels you win, the more your power grows because you get a portion of the losing Wizard's power proportional to your victory.
Lastly, we have the Championship phase, which is when the Blue Mold starts devouring the least powerful Wizards. Eventually, only one Wizard remains, and she/he gets the Big Cheeze.
What If I Lose?
Though the focal point of Cheeze Wizards is to become the Big Cheeze, this game is not that one dimensional. While dueling with other players you may also complete side quests and win party prizes. Also, the ongoing Cheeze Wizards Hackathon will give birth to numerous features, functions and mini-games Cheeze Wizards players will be able to enjoy even when they exit the Tournament.
You'll be able to play 3rd party games, participate in events, and trade your Wizards freely and seamlessly. This game is still in its infancy, but you can certainly expect many great things down the road.
Why Join Cheeze Wizards?
Cheeze Wizards is a unique game, one that we can't describe in a single post. Even just from reading this post you can see there's so much to it, but there are things we haven't even touched. We didn't talk about Dueling mechanics, or the ability to unlock Kitty Tricks in Cheeze Wizards using your unique CryptoKitties.
And don’t forget that the game is being developed by Dapper Labs, the developers that are no strangers to exploring the potential of blockchain's interoperability. It's therefore highly probable that Cheeze Wizards will at some point collaborate with other blockchain projects and add an extra layer to its already exciting gameplay.
And if you don't care about any of these things, there's the 600 ETH prize pool you can win. All you have to do is beat the muggles and show them that you are the only wizard worthy of Big Cheeze!