Axie Community Alpha: Getting Started!
Axie Infinity is a digital pet universe where players battle, raise, and trade fantasy creatures called Axies.
Axie is the first blockchain game to introduce:
A mobile application.
The ability to earn money by simply playing the game.
This guide will walk you through setting up your digital wallet, buying Axies, and downloading the application.
If you’ve already completed these steps jump to our gameplay and earning guide.
If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!
Getting Started with Blockchain Games
Axie has a fully player owned economy allowing players to seamlessly sell and trade their game assets for digital currency. To enable this, Axie game assets exist as tokens.
In order to store tokens, users must download a digital wallet to play the game. We recommend using MetaMask.
Here’s a quick video tutorial!
MetaMask takes around 1 minute to download and set up. Make sure to store your secret 12 word password (private key) in a safe place.
Unlike your bank account, a digital wallet is owned 100% by you, meaning that account recovery is difficult/impossible if you have lost your keys!
As of this writing, approximately 140,000 Axies exist in the world. In order to play the game, you’ll need at least 3 Axies.
Axies can be purchased on the official Axie Infinity marketplace which you can find at https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/ - note that you must complete your account set up before you can interact with the market.
In order to buy Axies you’ll need to have some of the digital currency Ether (ETH).
If you’re totally new to Cryptocurrencies you can buy ETH through Coinbase or players in certain countries can buy using their debit card straight from Metamask using the “deposit” button!
Note that it may take a few days for you to acquire your ETH.
Downloading the Application
In order to play the game you’ll need 3 Axies.
Once you have 3 Axies you’re ready to download the application and start playing!
iOS: Please go to https://axieinfinity.com/community-alpha and request an invitation.
After you’ve downloaded the game you’ll be asked to enter the email/password that you’ve added to your account.
In our next guide, learn how to pick good starter Axies and start battling!
Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!
Axie Infinity Twitter — Our DM’s are always open :)