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An upcoming cyberpunk MOBA with "play and earn" opportunities.


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Sipher is an upcoming multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with NFTs and play-to-earn opportunities — which the developers call "play AND earn." Sipher will also have PvE and PvP with a co-op mode, and its alpha release is set to launch soon.

Sipher game highlights

  • Built on Ethereum
  • Alpha release coming soon
  • First release on PC
  • iOS and Android release planned
  • Co-op mode
  • Characters fully customizable
  • Crafting and exploration
  • Guilds and guild wars

What is Sipher?

Sipher is an upcoming crypto game created as part of the Sipher metaverse where players control cybernetic organisms called "Siphers."

Each player participates through their ownership of a Sipher, and each Sipher is represented as an NFT. You own your Siphers outright and can also acquire other in-game assets through gameplay.

SipherImage source: Sipher

The World of Sipher, or World of Sipheria, adopts a cyberpunk style. Players can participate in competitions, trade within the game and acquire land. The world will grow and evolve with time, and players can grow with it.

Sipher is placing itself in many genres: cyberpunk, PvE and PvP, MOBA and a little dash of RPG. Your character acts as your avatar as you explore, battle, socialize and invest in the game. It also defines itself as an "ambitious causal-fighting and exploration game."

As of July 2022, there are over 175,000 members of the Sipher Discord community. The following is quite impressive, considering the game isn't even out yet. For comparison, Splinterlands' Discord channel has around 175,000 members — and that game has been out since March 2021.

There's no date advertised for its alpha launch, but Sipher did have a public token sale in December 2021.

Playing Sipher

Sipher doesn't have an active demo ready to play yet but promises a range of features for its gameplay. You'll need an Ather Account and only one Sipher NFT to play.

Sipher will incorporate community-generated content and a "casual to start, hard to master" philosophy. There will be a focus on advancing the skills of your character for use on expeditions that promise rewards.

In terms of actual gameplay, it looks like a traditional top-down, point-and-click MOBA with lanes, featuring unique and colorful characters. And the game looks very fast-paced, based on the trailer and in-development gameplay footage.

Some features outlined for Sipher include:

  • Dungeon clearing. You enter a dungeon and clear all enemy waves.
  • Co-op Mode. You can team up with friends to clear dungeons.
  • Customizable characters. All characters are fully customizable, and you can clone your owned characters to create new ones.
  • Guilds. You can create your own guild, choose a name and create an emblem or join an existing guild to fight in the guild wars.
  • Sipherian Odyssey. The marketplace where you trade in-game assets.
  • Resource gathering and crafting. Each world within Sipheria has its own limited resources to be gathered and used to create new resources with its crafting system.
  • Memory power boosts. Accessing memories from older weapons, equipment and bodies can unlock powers. The memories are defined as "stray bits of byte-code from earlier builds of reality."
SipherImage source: Sipher, in-development gameplay footage

What is Sipher's token?

Sipher will be making use of its own token: SIPHER. It will be used as an in-game currency that can also be staked to earn more SIPHER tokens and other in-game rewards. You can use SIPHER tokens to buy other in-game assets and participate in the governance of Sipher.

How to get Sipher's token

Sipher states that the only way to get the SIPHER token is by swapping Ethereum (ETH) on UniSwap or KyberSwap. Additionally, Sipher characters are set to be purchased using ETH.

It looks like SIPHER may not be available to purchase on an exchange in the US.

You can still purchase SIPHER by using a decentralized exchange (DEX) instead. Decentralized exchanges are web applications that run on blockchains like Ethereum and allow users to trade any asset directly with one another.

Decentralized exchanges (DEX) are unregulated and run using autonomous pieces of code known as smart contracts. To use a DEX you must interact with the blockchain directly, which is not recommended for novice users. Please learn about decentralized exchanges first if you're unfamiliar.

How to purchase SIPHER using a decentralized exchange.
  1. Find SIPHER on a decentralized exchange and make sure SIPHER can be traded for ETH which is the native asset of Ethereum. Popular DEXs include Uniswap, SushiSwap and 1INCH.
  2. Buy ETH to trade for SIPHER using an exchange like Gemini. You will need to purchase enough ETH to swap for SIPHER as well as ETH to pay for transaction fees on the Ethereum network (known as gas). You can use a service like Etherscan to get an idea of how much gas fees currently cost.
  3. Transfer the ETH into a web 3.0 wallet like MetaMask to connect to the DEX.
  4. Trade ETH for SIPHER on the DEX of your choice, following the instructions on screen. Make sure to leave enough ETH in your wallet to pay for gas.
  5. Wait for the transaction to finalize and the SIPHER tokens will arrive in your wallet.
  6. You may now keep the tokens in your web 3.0 wallet or transfer them somewhere more secure like a hardware wallet.

You can follow the same process when you want to sell your tokens, or come back to this page to see if they can now be traded on an exchange in the US.

How does play-to-earn work with Sipher?

There are various ways that you can earn while you play Sipher:

  • Daily challenges. Earn rewards in the form of NFTs by completing daily challenges and clearing dungeons.
  • Crafting and fusing. You can "craft" and "fuse" items and pets that hold value in the game.
  • Competitions. You can earn SIPHER tokens through competitions that you can choose to hold as the value of the Sipher game increases.

What are Sipher NFTs?

NFTs on Sipher are representations of in-game digital assets. The most crucial NFTs on Sipher are the characters.

The characters are the players' avatars and are necessary for participation in the game. The Sipher creators are inspired to make the game as engaging as possible. Eventually, you'll be able to own almost every aspect of the game, even trees and stones.

The most valuable Sipher NFTs to date are the Genesis Sipher characters, which give unique benefits to the holder. Just a few benefits include:

  • Create and provide new characters for the future player base.
  • Genesis Sipher NFTs will have the best chances of creating clones with high stats.
  • Early access to game testing.
  • Claim usernames early.
  • Higher chance of being safelisted for future drops.
  • Possibly being able to mint new characters for free.
SipherImage source: Sipher, in-development gameplay footage

How to get NFTs on Sipher

You can buy secondary Sipher NFTs on OpenSea right now, or directly from Sipher during drops. When Sipher dropped the Sipherian Surge collection — a Shiba Inu dog character — it sold out within minutes.

To buy on OpenSea, you can head to OpenSea directly or be redirected to the Sipherian Surge collection by selecting VIEW ON MARKETPLACE on Sipher's homepage. There is also the Sipherian Flash collection, featuring the cat character, Neko.

Once you've arrived to the collection of your choice, follow these steps to buy a Sipher NFT:

  1. Connect wallet. OpenSea accepts most popular ETH crypto wallets, including MetaMask.
  2. Select the NFT to buy. There are 10K items in the Sipherian Surge and 10K in the Sipherian Flash collection. Select the one you want to view its details, sale history and price.
  3. Buy the NFT. If you're happy with the selection, select either Buy now or Make offer. The transaction will be processed, and the NFT will be sent to your wallet's address.
SipherImage source: OpenSea

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How to sell NFTs from Sipher

Here's how to sell your Sipher NFTs on OpenSea:

  1. Connect your wallet. OpenSea accepts most popular crypto wallets, including MetaMask.
  2. Select profile. View your owned assets by selecting your profile, then select the NFT you want to sell.
  3. Begin listing. With the NFT pulled up, select the blue Sell button to start the listing. Complete all the sale details, sale method and so on, then confirm the listing.
  4. You can monitor your active listings by selecting the Activity tab. Note that OpenSea charges a fee for first-time listings.

    About the Sipher developers

    Sipher's development is being led by Nguyen Trung Tin, the founder and CEO. The team is based out of Vietnam, and two Kyber Network founders work as Sipher founding advisors as well.

    The game has multiple investors, including Definance Capital, Coin98 Ventures and Kyber Network, just to name a few. The co-lead investor is Hashed, known for investing in Axie Infinity in the early days, as reported by Forbes.

    As mentioned, the game already has an impressive following. And given its many investors and mega success of its first NFT batch launch, things are looking good for Sipher.

    Sipher roadmap

    We're still waiting for the alpha launch, and there's no official roadmap at the time of writing.

    However, you can check out the latest news surrounding Sipher by selecting NEWS on the site's main navigation menu or reading its socials for updates: Twitter, Discord, Facebook, Medium, Instagram and TikTok.

    Bottom line

    Sipher is highly anticipated, and made headlines for raising $6.8 million from venture capitalists in October 2021.

    All the advertised features — co-op mode, crafting, resource gathering, dungeon crawling and PvP and PvE — are some hefty promises. Sipher is attempting to become a AAA game built on blockchain technology, but we'll have to see if it lives up to the hype.

    While you can't play Sipher right now, you can buy characters on the secondary market. There are also dozens of other play-to-earn crypto games you can check out for the time being.

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