WonderMine is a mining and crafting game located in Decentraland where players mine meteors and craft NFTs. It’s created by Radix, Chestnutbruze (a.k.a Sevalla) and Lew.
On August 17, 2017, Radix, a member who contributed with ideas to the early development of Decentraland, posted on GitHub a proposal to create a district that consisted of an Amusement Park with Carnival Games. After a first failed vote in Agora (the system used back in the days to submit district proposals), Radix would win the district proposal in August 24th, 2018.
Radix would later develop multiple games (with Chestnutbruze) for Decentraland. In fact, some of those games would win game jams organized by Decentraland and would be added to the Amusement Park:
- Koko Jones (third place in the game-jam of 2019)
- After the Flood: Two Towers (first place in the creator contest of 2019)
- Mystery Castle (first place in the hackathon of 2019)
- Dragon Rush
After adding the games to the Amusement Park, Radix realized that in order for people to come back, he would need to make a game with a progression system and an economy. In 2020, Radix and Chestnutbruze started the development of Wondermine and the district got renamed ‘Wonderzone Amusement Park’. That same year, Lou joined the team.
On June 3 2020, the game was released for the beta test, reaching an approx. amount of 100 players. On August 2020, the team released a leaderboard system and a ‘Crafting Machine’ which allowed players to craft WonderZone NFTs. At that same time, a roadmap was released.
WonderMine was also one of the first projects to release wearables on Layer 1. On 17th October 2020 (at the Decentraland Fashion Show 2.0), the collections Legendary Steampunk and the Mythic Wonderbot were released.
How to play WonderMine
On Wondermine, meteors fall from the sky on a random times basis. Once the player sees a meteor on the ground, they will have to run to it and then click it to mine it for gems and metals using a pickaxe.
Each player starts on Wondermine with a stone pickaxe that can later be upgraded over time as the player’s game level increases. By using the collected resources from the meteors, players can mint/craft NFTs, including pickaxes using the in-game crafting machine.
In addition to this, the game has an in-game currency represented by a coin on the right side of the screen. Those coins are needed to mine meteors and each one consumes five of them.
WonderMine’s Coins can be gained every 24 hours if the player logs into the game. This means that if a player is unable to log in for three days, he will receive 100 coins and not 300 since coins do not accumulate. It’s also possible to purchase coins by paying MANA.
The live leadership board is prominently placed in the gaming area. The Top game players’ names are displayed on the board.
This is a list of available NFTs on Wondermine:
|Image||Picaxe name||Supply||Mining bonus||Extra bonus||Link (OpenSea)|
|Diamond (available to mint)||150||50%||–||Check|
|Wondergem||10000||50%||Gives extra WonderGem(s)||Check|
|Extravagant||50||50%||Extra Diamonds and WonderGems!||Check|
|Lava||1000||50%||40% on Ruby Bonus (One per player. Must be level +50)||Check|
|ICE||200||50%||30% Diamonds and 30% Platinum bonus||Check|
Wearables (seasonal competitions)
WonderMine now has different seasons where players can mint wearables. Season one started on 16 October 2022 and the following NFTs can be crafted:
|Image||Wearable name||Supply||Min. level||Link|
|WZ Headless (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||20||Check|
|Rugged Cowboy Hat (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||20||Check|
|WZ Venetian Green Cap (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||20||Check|
|WZ Venetian Red Cap (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||30||Check|
|WZ S1 Galaxy Sneakers (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||30||Check|
|WZ Marcel Mask (Season 1)||Epic (1000)||40||Check|
|WZ Murasaki Ronin Hat (Season 1)||Legendary (100)||50||Check|
|WZ Murasaki Ronin Torso (Season 1)||Legendary (100)||50||Check|
|WZ Murasaki Ronin Legs (Season 1)||Legendary (100)||50||Check|
The developers periodically introduce various collections of Decentraland wearables:
|Image||Collection name||Description||Collection items||Link|
|Wonderzone X-mas Collection 2021||Each item gives a 2% mining bonus.||4||Check|
|Wonderpunk||It was released on March 27th in an announcement made on a tweet and it was available for crafting.||5||Check|
|WZ Footwear Spring 2022||It was released on March 27th in an announcement made on a tweet and it was available for crafting.||1||Check|
|WonderZone Dragon Rider||It says that it “Gives bonuses in WonderZone games.” It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||5||Check|
|WonderZone x ICE Poker Skeleton||In the words of WonderZone: “The Skeleton also gives a nice mining bonus in-game!” It is level 75+ It was available for crafting on Sept 16, 2022.||1||Check|
|Wonder Aura||It was dropped to all WonderMine Event Photo holders.||1||Check|
|WonderZone x ICE Poker||This wearable NFT has utility with a 2% mining bonus in WonderMine and it also grants access to ICE Poker Tournament Mode from Decentral Games. It was airdropped to the 1,000 Wondermine players who mined the most meteors in August 2022.||1||Check|
|WZ MC Motorcycle Club||This collection was released on May 8th 2022 in an announcement made on a tweet and it was available for crafting.||3||Check|
|MCMC Red Motorcycle Jacket||This collection got approved on August 12 2022 and it’s possible to buy the items on the Decentraland Marketplace.||3||Check|
|Wonderzone Cybertorian Coat||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||1||Check|
|Wonderzone Pride Collection||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||3||Check|
|Meteorchaser Set*||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||5||Transmitters, Shoes, Dustmask, Trousers, Hardhat|
|Plastic Surgery||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||1||Check|
|Horns Of Wonder||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||6||Check|
|WonderZone Apparel Fall 2021||It was available for crafting on Nov 14, 2021.||2||Check|
|Steampunk Set*||It become available for the first time at the Decentraland Fashion Show Mall on Oct 18, 2020. It was announced in a Tweet. It gives bonuses when mining.||6||Trousers, Mask, Boots, Goggles, Jacket, Top Hat|
|Wonderbot Set*||An action and giveaways took place for the first time on October 21, 2020. It gives a bonus in the game.||6||Head, Goggles, Legs, Hat, Chestpiece, Feet|
How to craft wearables on WonderMine (Crafting Machine)
Step 1. Visit the crafting machine located in the game.
Step 2. Scroll the machine to choose the NFT to craft. A number of NFTs supply available will be shown on the machine.
Step 3. The lever of the machine will turn green if the player has sufficient resources to buy the NFT.
Step 4. Click the lever and a holographic image of the NFT will appear.
Step 5. Click the image (optional)
How to Mint an NFT after crafting on WonderMine
Step 1. Visit https://wondermine.wonderzone.io/claimitem
Step 2. Connect the wallet.
Step 3. Ensure the wallet is on Polygon Mainnet.
Step 4. On the web page titled ‘Claim your crafted wearables’, look for your status in the row showing your wearable NFT.
Step 5. Click the button ‘Claim’.
Step 6. Approve the gas fees on Polygon.
Step 7. The wallet activity will show the status of the transaction (depending upon the type of gas fee paid and network traffic, the transaction can take a few seconds to a few hours)
Step 8. Once the transaction is approved, the NFT will appear in OpenSea/Decentraland inventory.