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Web3 Gaming Is The Future Of Online Gaming. Here's How Trailblazer Games Is Leading The Way

Web3 Gaming Is The Future Of Online Gaming. Here’s How Trailblazer Games Is Leading The Way

Today’s gaming news will focus on Trailblazer Games, one of the leading P2E and blockchain game developers, and its upcoming multi-chapter epic, powered by Solana blockchain, NFT game Eternal Dragons.

It is often that we forget in bewilderment the person, the team, and the efforts behind the finished product that we enjoy. Today, we turn the spotlight on one such team that is playing a huge role in Web3 gaming. Trailblazer Games is a solid player in the Web3 game industry that holds a lot of promise. The Singapore-based game studio has a team that has plenty of experience crafting AAA games. The studio has recently raised $8.2 million for its fantasy blockchain game series, dubbed Eternal Dragons. Their mantra shows their intent: belong, play, and prosper.

Blazing Guns with an Able Team

The studio plans to revolutionize the entertainment industry by leveraging Web3 principles in video games. The founders of Trailblazer Games are serial entrepreneurs with valuable experiences under their belt. Its founders include Bertrand Lamarque, Andreas Risberg, and Alex Arias. They have worked with giants of the industry like EA, King, and Microsoft. Moreover, there is more than 15 years of experience between the founders, where they have added value to two massively popular gaming franchises: Candy Crush Saga and The Sims. The team has extensive experience in building massively sustainable free-to-play economies.

Rightly gauging the evolution in the gaming industry, the founders join hands to take part and play their role in shaping the blockchain gaming industry.

Read Also: Crypto Games for Beginners

4 Things to Keep In Mind

What’s different About Trailblazer Games?

Besides having a top-tier team, the studio aims to bridge the gap between fun and Web3 principles, which the majority of p2e games lack so far. So, the focus is on the gamers, with an eye toward adding meaning, fun, and value for them.

Another important challenge is the acquisition and retention of players in blockchain games. The studio plans to innovate a strategy focusing on user acquisition, engagement, and retention. The plan is to achieve it by leveraging data, blockchain, and AI to make it user-friendly for both crypto and non-crypto gamers.

Additionally, the game studio will also incorporate a play and own mechanism by introducing NFTs, through which players will own part of the game.

Moreover, the studio focuses on iteration execution involving fast-paced learning and its application. The team will achieve it by launching spelled-out experiences and keeping an eye on player feedback.

Eternal Dragons Blockchain NFT game Trailblazer Games
Eternal Dragons Blockchain Game

The Funding

The studio received funding of $8.2 million this year, led by top investors like Makers Fund, Play Ventures, and Fabric Ventures, among others. The fund has helped Trailblazer Games extend its partnerships and hire more talent to work on the roadmap and development of Eternal Dragons. As of now, the studio has a growing and diverse team comprising 10 nationalities across 6 European states. The team draws on the experience of Wooga, King, Snowprint, and Sorare.

Trailblazer Games Flagship Project: Eternal Dragons

Eternal Dragons is a fantasy multi-chapter epic strategy blockchain game with NFTs powered by the Solana blockchain. This gaming franchise will initially launch three games, with the first two being an auto chess battler and a dragon breeding game. The games will be free-to-play on mobile, with a strong emphasis on tactical battle. With the competitive tactical battle genre at its core, the team’s vision for esports is also on the cards. Check out our Eternal Dragon’s review here.

Trailblazer Games Announces Alpha for Eternal Dragons

Earlier in November, the studio announced the release of the Alpha version of Eternal Dragons. Moreover, a playable Alpha demo was also showcased at Libson Breakpoint. The alpha of the game will reach the NFT holders by the end of Q4 of 2022. Previously, Trailblazer Games had a successful run with the sale of the Eternal Dragons Genesis collection, where 10,000 NFTs were released. The NFT sale performed surprisingly well and sold out in record time, despite the market’s severe bearish trend.

Eternal Dragons Alpha

According to the roadmap, the first game will enter beta testing next year, after which it will see a global release. Moreover, Games 2 and 3 will enter the development phase. So, in the coming years, the utility of the Dragon NFTs will increase manifold as they will work across the entire Eternal Dragon ecosystem.

Stick with us to get regular updates on Eternal Dragons and its games. And, don’t forget to check out the game’s Alpha video preview.

If you are interested in blockchain RPG games, then check out this gaming news on Defi Kingdoms.

Pulsar: A Web 3.0 MMO Real Time Strategy Play To Own Game

Pulsar: A Web 3.0 MMO Real Time Strategy Play To Own Game

In today’s gaming news, we introduce an upcoming, promising free-to-play sci-fi MMO Real Time Strategy blockchain game, Pulsar. This upcoming “play to own NFT game” will entertain hundreds and thousands of players around the world, where players will mine, build, and conquer. It is arguably the first Web3 RTS game with a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, graphics, gameplay, and earning opportunities. So, gamers, rally around and get ready to welcome the Starcraft of Web3 blockchain gaming, Pulsar.

The game offers spectacular gameplay with futuristic art concepts. The game’s biomes each have their own distinct characteristics and breathtaking immersive environments. Moreover, the game gives off AAA vibes and is powered by the Unreal Engine and Avalanche Subnet. It offers some of the crispiest, most crystal clear, vibrant, and cleanest graphics that a blockchain game has yet to offer. The only other blockchain game next to Pulsar that promises supergraphics in the sci-fi genre is Ascenders.

The Lore

With billions of stars and galaxies in deep space, we are surely not alone. There must be civilizations or empires out there that are more advanced in technology, intelligence, and resources. It all began when Earth satellites in deep space received signals — a sound wave with a frequency that had never been heard before. The frequency was named Beacon 0, and the source was Pulsar.

In search of the origin, the believers went from planet to planet, established colonies, and extracted resources to continue penetrating into deeper space. Now, the believers have reached the last planet just before the Pulsar System, and in between are millions of light years of distance. So, the explorers decided to populate W12R as it is the last planetary outpost before the start of the Pulsar System. This makes the W12R an important outpost, and the battle to gain control over it has just started.

Pulsar is Free-to-Play

The team behind Pulsar is considerate towards players as well as a player-driven economy. The developers have made this game free to play, requiring no initial investment to begin playing. Moreover, the game also lets you play the game even without connecting your digital wallets. You don’t need to figure out wallet configuration, mint NFTs, or any other geeky crypto knowledge to excel in this game. Just download the game and start playing it. Pulsar welcomes Web2 and Web3 gamers alike.

Pulsar play-to-own blockchain NFT game
Pulsar Miner

Pulsar Game Modes

The game has three game modes as of yet:

  • PvE: Single and Co-op (25th December 2022)
  • PvE: Story Mode in the first quarter of 2023.
  • PvP: No official date yet

The game will let players choose different occupations or specializations.

  • Miners will harvest raw resources on the land.
  • The builder will work in the building and craft items.
  • Fighters will ensure the defense of lands and resources.

Play-to-Own Mechanism in Pulsar

Pulsar offers players complete ownership of every in-game item they possess. Players will own everything from units to buildings, land and crafts, NFTs, and resources.

NFTs are upgradeable and will help players in combat battles and production capabilities. This will also increase the value of the NFTs in the marketplace.

Land in Pulsar

Land mining is also available, which will monetize the player’s assets. The land will also let players mine NFTs and even lend their land to other players. So, what about land?

Pulsar play to own blockchain NFT game
Pulsar Land

There are four types of lands, or biomes, in the game, and each biome has unique attributes attached to it. Each land has a minimum or maximum of $PLSR in it, depending on the size of the land. Moreover, a land’s size also determines the number of motherships and units that it can host. The land also has resources in it ranging from common to uncommon to rare. These resources will be at the disposal of all players; however, the land owner will charge a tax from players that extract resources.

The Building Refinery

The NFTs from the land will need to head to the refinery building, where Genesis Pulsar Refinery will convert raw Pulsar to $PLSR tokens. Resource Refinery, on the other hand, will convert raw resources into on-chain resource tokens.

Pulsar Tokenomics

$PLSR is the primary in-game currency that the players can also mine. The process involves getting raw Pulsars from the land and getting them refined into $PLSR.

$GAS is another on-chain token that will help players craft NFTs and also be used in trade.

Our Take On Pulsar

The game holds a lot of potential and shows promise, especially on the fun and graphics sides, which are much more appealing. The in-game economy is the real challenge that every Web3 game faces, especially during the crypto winter. However, Pulsar might just be the game that eventually comes up with an innovation where the in-game economy thrives into a robust ecosystem.

What else is happening in Web 3? Check out our recent news blockchain news here.

Welcome to this weekly roundup of crypto and blockchain gaming news. A lot has happened during the week, especially involving big blockchain gaming companies, but not necessarily in auspicious ways. But first..! W3 Play and PlayToEarnGames.com Submit New Games: I would like to ask all web3 and blockchain game developers to check if their games are on our websites. If not, do contact me. You only have to check this site since all of our sites use one database. Translations have begun, with four languages added so far: German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Features Community: we are starting phase 2 of our platform development, where we will focus on launching a community platform with a local focus. We are looking for partners that can offer interesting features to our gaming community. If you feel, you have something, contact me! Video Gaming Reviews: Our video editorial team has started their first video. Therefore, we are looking for video footage of games that are currently on our platform so we can add it to our YouTube channel, called Play To Earn Games. Click here to contact us about new games and promotions. So the news. Lets dive in, shall we? Let’s have a look at the top stories this week: Microsoft invests in a Korean blockchain game. Square Enix financial report and projection of blockchain technology. NCSoft invests in Mysten Labs to develop Web3 gaming infrastructure. FIFA takes the leap toward blockchain games. Mythical Games cuts down on its staff. Crypto is one of the few industries in this world that faces regular crises and gets jolted every now and then. This week, we saw the bankruptcy of one of the most prominent players in the crypto industry, FTX. However, we also saw that cryptocurrencies have made rebounds this week, just as they did during previous recessions. So, the crypto industry is still holding on and avoiding washouts, meaning they are only getting stronger. Bitcoin stands tall as a peer-to-peer electronic transaction without any financial intermediation. And Ethereum remains the standout protocol to build decentralized applications. We will identify the trend in crypto and blockchain gaming in the weeks to come after FTX’s bankruptcy. However, the previous week saw Microsoft investing in Korean blockchain gaming company WeMade, the game developer behind the popular MMO game series Mir. WeMade’s newest venture is in a blockchain company called Wemix 3.0. The platform will deploy a blockchain network and allow cryptocurrency transactions to be verified and recorded on the blockchain. Moreover, the company also has an NFT auction site that allows NFTs and DAOs. Besides, WeMade's newest title, Mir4, is arguably the world’s first AAA blockbuster blockchain game. It is not known how much Microsoft invested in the $46 million investment round. In other news, Square Enix's financial results show an overall revenue fall despite Final Fantasy 14’s rise in sales. However, the report shows Square Enix’s focus on the new domain of blockchain, with blockchain games and entertainment as its medium-term strategy. The company also unveiled its first NFT IP, Symbiogenesis, launching its first sale of NFT collectibles. The report also shared further plans with Shi-San-Sei Million Arthur NFTs, investments in the Bitcoin platform Zebedee, investments in Blocklords, Cross The Ages, Animoca Brands, and the Sandbox. The blockchain gaming industry continues to thrive and attract investments, especially from Asian companies. NCSoft, South Korea’s gaming giant, invested $15 million in Mysten Labs as part of the previously announced $300 million funding round. Mysten Labs' ongoing project is Layer 1 blockchain development, which will serve as infrastructure for Web3 games. The company emerged in 2021 and launched its first project, Sui, a decentralized proof-of-stake blockchain. Its recent $300 million in fundraising was led by FTX Ventures. Other notable participants were Jump Crypto, Apollo, Sino Global, Dentsu Ventures, and Coinbase Ventures. Finally, FIFA's parting ways with EA led to its entry into the blockchain gaming space for the very first time. The organization will start with four Web 3.0 games that will coincide with the FIFA World Cup 2022. The first game among the lot is AI League: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition. The developer behind the game is Altered State Machine. The game is a 4-on-4 casual football game where AI will compete and players will have input in between. Furthermore, AI-controlled players will earn four distinct collectibles. FIFA World Cup 2022 is the second game in the upland metaverse. This project is a collaboration between FIFA and Upland. Upland is a blockchain-based metaverse with virtual land assets that provide full ownership to players. The third game on Phygtl is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Phygtl is a mobile application for fan engagement. The fourth and final FIFA game on the blockchain is Matchday Challenge: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition. It is a social prediction game based on football cards. It will be interesting to see how football game fans around the world take FIFA’s new ventures in Web3 gaming. Finally, we have Mythical Games, a blockchain game developer, going after cost-cutting, leading to the laying off of 10% of its employees. The company is valued at more than $270 million in venture capital; previously, it was valued at $1.25 billion. The reason given by the company behind the recent firing was the economic downturn. The company’s leading project in blockchain gaming is Blankos Block Party, which is suffering from a low daily active user count, leading to difficulty finding games for online players.

Mythical Games Cuts Down, FIFA In Blockchain, NCSoft Invests In Mysten Labs And More

Welcome to this weekly roundup of crypto and blockchain gaming news. A lot has happened during the week, especially involving big blockchain gaming companies, but not necessarily in auspicious ways. But first..!

W3 Play and PlayToEarnGames.com

Submit New Games: I would like to ask all web3 and blockchain game developers to check if their games are on our websites. If not, do contact me. You only have to check this site since all of our sites use one database. Translations have begun, with four languages added so far: German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Features Community: we are starting phase 2 of our platform development, where we will focus on launching a community platform with a local focus. We are looking for partners that can offer interesting features to our gaming community. If you feel, you have something, contact me!

Video Gaming Reviews: Our video editorial team has started their first video. Therefore, we are looking for video footage of games that are currently on our platform so we can add it to our YouTube channel, called Play To Earn Games. Click here to contact us about new games and promotions.

So the news. Lets dive in, shall we?

Let’s have a look at the top stories this week:

  • Microsoft invests in a Korean blockchain game.
  • Square Enix financial report and projection of blockchain technology.
  • NCSoft invests in Mysten Labs to develop Web3 gaming infrastructure.
  • FIFA takes the leap toward blockchain games.
  • Mythical Games cuts down on its staff.

Crypto is one of the few industries in this world that faces regular crises and gets jolted every now and then. This week, we saw the bankruptcy of one of the most prominent players in the crypto industry, FTX.

However, we also saw that cryptocurrencies have made rebounds this week, just as they did during previous recessions. So, the crypto industry is still holding on and avoiding washouts, meaning they are only getting stronger. Bitcoin stands tall as a peer-to-peer electronic transaction without any financial intermediation. And Ethereum remains the standout protocol to build decentralized applications.

We will identify the trend in crypto and blockchain gaming in the weeks to come after FTX’s bankruptcy. However, the previous week saw Microsoft investing in Korean blockchain gaming company WeMade, the game developer behind the popular MMO game series Mir.

WeMade’s newest venture is in a blockchain company called Wemix 3.0. The platform will deploy a blockchain network and allow cryptocurrency transactions to be verified and recorded on the blockchain.

Moreover, the company also has an NFT auction site that allows NFTs and DAOs. Besides, WeMade’s newest title, Mir4, is arguably the world’s first AAA blockbuster blockchain game. It is not known how much Microsoft invested in the $46 million investment round.

In other news, Square Enix’s financial results show an overall revenue fall despite Final Fantasy 14’s rise in sales. However, the report shows Square Enix’s focus on the new domain of blockchain, with blockchain games and entertainment as its medium-term strategy. The company also unveiled its first NFT IP, Symbiogenesis, launching its first sale of NFT collectibles.

The report also shared further plans with Shi-San-Sei Million Arthur NFTs, investments in the Bitcoin platform Zebedee, investments in Blocklords, Cross The Ages, Animoca Brands, and the Sandbox.

The blockchain gaming industry continues to thrive and attract investments, especially from Asian companies. NCSoft, South Korea’s gaming giant, invested $15 million in Mysten Labs as part of the previously announced $300 million funding round.

Mysten Labs’ ongoing project is Layer 1 blockchain development, which will serve as infrastructure for Web3 games. The company emerged in 2021 and launched its first project, Sui, a decentralized proof-of-stake blockchain. Its recent $300 million in fundraising was led by FTX Ventures. Other notable participants were Jump Crypto, Apollo, Sino Global, Dentsu Ventures, and Coinbase Ventures.

Finally, FIFA’s parting ways with EA led to its entry into the blockchain gaming space for the very first time. The organization will start with four Web 3.0 games that will coincide with the FIFA World Cup 2022. The first game among the lot is AI League: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition. The developer behind the game is Altered State Machine. The game is a 4-on-4 casual football game where AI will compete and players will have input in between. Furthermore, AI-controlled players will earn four distinct collectibles.

FIFA World Cup 2022 is the second game in the upland metaverse. This project is a collaboration between FIFA and Upland. Upland is a blockchain-based metaverse with virtual land assets that provide full ownership to players.

The third game on Phygtl is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Phygtl is a mobile application for fan engagement.

The fourth and final FIFA game on the blockchain is Matchday Challenge: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition. It is a social prediction game based on football cards. It will be interesting to see how football game fans around the world take FIFA’s new ventures in Web3 gaming.

Finally, we have Mythical Games, a blockchain game developer, going after cost-cutting, leading to the laying off of 10% of its employees.

The company is valued at more than $270 million in venture capital; previously, it was valued at $1.25 billion. The reason given by the company behind the recent firing was the economic downturn.

The company’s leading project in blockchain gaming is Blankos Block Party, which is suffering from a low daily active user count, leading to difficulty finding games for online players.

Square Enix enters into the transitional phase from Web2 to Web3 with its new NFT gaming project, Symbiogenesis. It is an Ethereum NFT web-based game

Square Enix Announces it’s First Ever Ethereum-Based NFT Game

Exciting development in NFT games as Japanese big shot Square Enix announces its first Web3 project.

Square Enix is a renowned name when it comes to gaming, its flagship project is Final Fantasy, and Tomb Raider which enjoys massive popularity throughout the globe.

Now, Square Enix enters into the transitional phase from Web2 to Web3 with its new NFT gaming project, Symbiogenesis. It is an Ethereum NFT web-based game.

The announcement came yesterday and the game is termed an interactive NFT art-collecting game. Square Enix calls Symbiogenesis a franchise, which means that the project is here to stay.

Symbiogenesis: Square Enix Announces it's First Ever Ethereum-Based NFT Game
Square Enix enters into the transitional phase from Web2 to Web3 with its new NFT gaming project, Symbiogenesis. It is an Ethereum NFT web-based game

Additionally, the developer has clear plans to back this franchise with a massive ecosystem that will drive the game.

The release date isn’t officially out there as of yet. However, Square Enix did reveal the launch window where we can expect the game to hit the markets during the Spring of 2023.

As for the game or gameplay, there isn’t much information out there at the moment. The only information is that the game is interactive, narrative-driven, and web-based. Moreover, players will have their own NFT avatars engage in missions revolving around questions of monopolization and distribution of resources, and several other exciting game modes backed by blockchain.

Previously, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy NFTs on the game’s silver jubilee. These NFTs will also launch next year alongside the much-anticipated game.

Besides, the developer also plans to bring the Dungeon Seige franchise into another blockchain platformThe Sandbox. Square Enix believes that NFT’s will revolutionize the gaming industry.

Square Enix is not alone when it comes to taking a leap from traditional gaming towards Web3 gaming. Some other big names include UbisoftTeam17, and Sega which are making heads in blockchain gaming and NFT projects.

polyworld

Poly World Game Review: Capture, Train, Fight, and Earn in Upcoming MMORPG

Poly World is a promising upcoming free to play creature collecting blockchain NFT game. Today, we will introduce you to a magical open-world game that fully utilizes Web 2 and Web 3. The combination of both Web2 and Web3 makes it unique in the gamefi category as it introduces monetization into a rich game world in the RPG genre. So, the game is for everyone, and every gamer can enjoy the game and have fun, either you are a casual gamer, blockchain gamer, NFT collector, or crypto maxis, the game is for you and the ownership resides with you.

Poly World Game Review

Poly World invites gamers to its breathtakingly beautiful open-world metaverse with many magical creatures roaming in it. The graphics meet the high-end bar with a lot of eye-candy visuals and superb textures. The game is an RPG adventure game where you as a player sets on a journey into the Polyworld metaverse to collect creatures from different places. The game has several settings and environments featuring meadows, castles, lavas, starry nights in a jungle, and vast mountainous terrains. The aim is to catch, train and evolve the best polymons out there and battle with others to become the best.

Poly World: Capture, Train, Fight, and Earn in Upcoming MMORPG
Poly World – Poly World Game Review

The game gives a lot of Pokemon vibes where you do the same as Poly World offers. An RPG where you collect monsters, assemble a team, and battle other monsters to become the best. So, if you are a Pokemon enthusiast, you must try this open-world metaverse game with a lot of earning potential in it. You will catch, train, fight, and most importantly, trade your Polymons in this RPG adventure game. Moreover, you can also own land in Polyworld and monetize in any way you like. You can host tournaments, build structures, do events, socialize, and use land resources.

Poly World NFTs and Blockchain

Poly World has the vision to bring gamers with them in decision-making and give them true ownership and proper decentralization. The game offers decentralization via its in-game economy and transitions them to real-world money.

True Ownership of in-game Items

The game offers true ownership to its players. Whatever a player collects in the game, the in-game item’s IRL will remain with the player forever. Every in-game asset is tradable, tokenizable, and for sale in the marketplace. The game makes it secure for the players by using the Ethereum blockchain network.

Game’s Cross platform NFTs

Poly World NFTs are cross-platform digital assets that are usable in other games that are on the Ethereum network. Moreover, the game shall use static and dynamic NFTs. Static NFTs are the Poly World metaverse land that a player will own. As for dynamic NFTs, they will change depending on the player’s Polymon levels.

Poly World Tokenomics

The game has two tokens in its tokenomics: POLY and POLYLAND.

POLY: POLY is an ERC-20 token and is the base token of the game. Players will use the token to make in-game transactions like paying for in-game items, event fees in tokens, tournament fees, etc. The token is also important for creators too as they will buy Assets, Lands, and helps in exploring the game’s metaverse more.

POLYLAND: POLYLAND is a digital land in the game’s metaverse. The game offers players land to use to construct, populate, and host events and other activities. LAND is a unique NFT on the Ethereum blockchain.

Poly World: Capture, Train, Fight, and Earn in Upcoming MMORPG
Poly World map – Poly World Game Review

Poly World Earning Potential

Players will have the option to stake POLY on the Land under their ownership in the Poly World. This will generate passive income for the Holders.

POLY will also let players cast votes in Poly World’s DAO governmental structure giving a say in the game’s matters. Players will have the opportunity to have their say in upcoming new content, game features, or roadmap decision for the future of the game. Check out the Poly Badge NFT’s recent release dates here.

Polylands

The game has lands that are backed by blockchain making them NFTs. So, a player can own these lands in the Poly World metaverse. This makes Polylands have two types of lands: player-owned lands and game lands.

Game Lands

Game Lands are owned and created by Poly World Company and comprise 35% of all the available land on the Poly World map. This is where all the action will take place related to the gameplay.

Player Owned Lands

A huge number of land is available for the players to own i.e. 149,729 plots. There’s also a total of 21,927 plots reserved for partners, creators, and game rewards, so, 12,802 plots available for players to own.

Final Word

The game has a lot to offer to the gaming community in sense of true ownership in terms of NFTs and other in-game digital assets. Poly World Land sale is opening its sale on the 10th of November. So, a timely heads-up for our side to become an early bird.

Want to read more news? check P2E game news. Longlist of P2E Games is here.

GALA Games

Get to Know Gala Games, a Leading Player in Blockchain Games

Gala Games made it to the industry only a few years ago in 2019 and was among the pioneers of the Play to Earn games. It stood out from the rest because the company was rewarding players with tokens (GALA) for playing games on their platform in 2020 which was something out of the box at that time. So, how did Gala Games make it so big in such a less time? Stay with us today to get to know about Gala Games and what it has to offer.

 

Gala Games Team

The magic lies in the team, and you will get footprints of the massively popular Zynga Games here. There were 60 developers working on the platform, which has more than 1.3 million active users right now. Eric Schiermeyer is the project’s CEO. Another notable accomplishment of Eric’s is that he was a founding member of the renowned social game company Zynga.

Their main objective was to create a blockchain-based gaming network that would give players more control and ownership over games. Moreover, they aim to make blockchain gaming simple so that even those new to the blockchain concept can have fun playing and earning.

Gala Games - Blockchain Games - Play to Earn
Gala Games – Blockchain GamesPlay to Earn

How do Gala Games Operate?

Just imagine an online gaming platform like Miniclip or Steam but all the games that you play are powered by the blockchain. Also, all the play to earn games that you find here are free to play. These games are played through dApps or commonly known in the blockchain industry as Decentralized Applications.

A long-standing concept, play-to-earn games and blockchain-powered games with assets completely owned by users is nothing new. Gala Games, however, stands out from the other platforms in this category thanks to a few unique characteristics.

Gala Games is based on the Ethereum blockchain, but lately, the company used the p.Network Bridge DApp to connect the GALA token to the Binance Smart Chain as a BEP-20 asset. As a result, users will be able to drastically reduce transaction costs when using or holding GALA tokens. Gala Games is also a community-driven platform. The platform’s network is powered by community-owned nodes. In order to evaluate which games and features are most well-liked by the community, the development team and operational staff frequently interact with them.

Gala Games Online Store

One thing to love about Gala Games is their online store. Thanks to its built-in marketplace, Gala Games makes it simple for users to buy and sell in-game assets. Also with help of this market, gamers may quickly get the funds they need to loot their games or buy new characters and gear to improve their gameplay.

Gala Games - Blockchain Games - Play to Earn
Gala Games – Blockchain Games – Play to Earn

The Gala Token

As you might have noticed that all projects as such have their own utility token and for Gala Games that token is called GALA. The primary digital asset in the Gala Games ecosystem is this token, which is used for a variety of functions including item purchases, peer-to-peer payments, and rewarding nodes.

By running a Gala Node, players can also utilize the token to support the Gala Games network. If you don’t know how to set up a Gala Node, then click here. The user must first obtain a license in order to run a Gala Node. Once you’ve obtained a license, you can operate the node software from the convenience of your computer and receive rewards in the form of “rare” GALA and NFT tokens. Running a Gala Node is by no means cheap and prices change based on the market. Ethereum (ETH), GALA, or Basic Attention Token are all acceptable forms of payment (BAT). Something to keep in mind is that there is a 50,000-node limit that cannot be exceeded.

How Much Are They?

A fixed 50 billion token maximum supply is available for the GALA token. The project’s creators claim that 17,123,286 GALA tokens are awarded every day in total. The founding node’s operators receive fifty percent of this dividend. The Gala Games conservatory is where the other half goes.

Gala Games has incorporated a halving cycle into its operation, just like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies do. The issuance is cut in half every year with halves, precisely on July 21. Therefore, by dividing the rate of issue to 8,561,643 GALA per day (this subsequent halving took place on July 21, 2022).

Blockchain Games Under Gala

For now, only 3 of these games are playable for users, while most of these games are set to release in 2023. The team is always sharing videos of the gameplay and how far each game has progressed in their communities.

  1. Spider Tanks
  2. Town Star
  3. Superior
  4. Champions Arena
  5. GRIT
  6. Fortitude
  7. Battlestar Galactica
  8. Eternal Paradox
  9. Town Crush
  10. The Walking Dead: Empires
  11. Legends Reborn
  12. Mirandus
  13. Legacy
  14. Last Expedition
  15. Echoes of Empire

Read the story of another leading blockchain game developer and Web3 evangelist, Animoca Brands, by clicking here.

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GRIT

GRIT – A NFT Game, Wild West Battle Royale

GRIT is a AAANFT wild west battle royale play to earn game that will surely wake your inner cowboy. Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly see any new innovation in the battle royale genre, out came GALA Games with an answer. Now, to most traditional gamers, this game might not seem all that impressive, but those who have been dabbling their luck in the Play to Earn universe would undoubtedly disagree.

The best way to describe this game would be to think of it as a combination of Fortnite and Red Dead Redemption. GRIT captures the beauty of the gun-slinging 18th-century Wild West America and the fun of Fortnite all in one. The graphics however aren’t up to par with what most traditional gamers would expect.

But looking at most Play to Earn games, the graphics are still quite impressive and I can really picture people playing this for long hours because I certainly would.

GRIT Gameplay

GRIT stays quite close to the battle royale genre’s foundational elements, which were established by PUBG and Fortnite. Players jump and parachute onto the game’s map, then they arm themselves with what they can find and in order to win they must be the last one standing.

However, the game does have some of its distinctive features for example the calamity storm that is ever-shrinking in the game, can also follow targets. It can follow players, horses, or even trains.

Another distinctive element within the game is that if you die, you get a chance at a recall. After dying you will face another eliminated opponent in a PvP fight to the death, the winner gets the recall.

The wild old west theme really catches the eye and a day/night cycle gives it that authenticity. I believe that players will really enjoy exploring the landscapes, farms, homes, forests, and unique in-game locations.

GRIT - NFT Game - Battle Royale - Play to Earn - Gala Games
GRIT – NFT Game – Battle Royale – Play to Earn – Gala Games

Combat and Guns in GRIT

The game will be played in a third-person view. You can ride horses and even drive trains in order to get around. The weapons would be old western styled and there are 4 main gun categories:

  • Handguns
  • Shotguns
  • Rifles
  • Snipers

You will also have a range of melee and throwables, with special category guns which are unclear for now. The weapons will also be classed by color similar to what we see in Fortnite. Grey would be categorized as common with the lowest stats, green as uncommon, blue as rare, pink as epic, and finally orange as legendary.

Players will also get to choose perks for their characters. Moreover, 225 million loadout variations and 20 different guns are promised by the developers. Players will have the option to play solo, duo, or with a squad. I think the idea of a western-styled gang would be a fantasy most players would live out in the squad’s mode.

 

How to Play GRIT?

Let’s start off with some good news. GRIT is a free-to-play game. Yes, you can enter and partake in the experience without having an NFT. You can just jump in and start playing to earn rewards and cosmetics through performances, which is a concept popularized by Fortnite. Or you may get a battle pass to have access to even more things.

 

NFTs in GRIT

Now comes the big play to earn question, will the free playable character that players get, be an NFT, and will customize it through winning prizes increase the value?

I cannot give you an official answer on this, but through my experience, it probably won’t go down like that. You can enjoy playing with these characters and cosmetics on them will only add to the fun, not to your wallet.

However, you do own items at the second tier. Your generative hero is going to be a crucial NFT. This is a character who will grow together with you persistently throughout the experience, developing their talents along certain class levels. Your hero will also come with his/her own cosmetics loadout, which hasn’t been explained all too well. I suspect the cosmetics will be unique to the hero’s category.

An NFT might also be your horse. According to the paperwork, your character and horse may develop a stronger bond as you play more games together.

 

Only 10,000 Generative Heroes available at the launch

Now having a limited number of generative heroes only arouses one question among most P2E players. How many people will have the chance to own their own NFT? If for example there won’t be more playable NFTs launched after the initial ones, the price of each can skyrocket.

I can honestly expect this game to have a massive playing audience since there is a good chance that it will probably be available on multiple platforms like most EPIC GAMES projects usually are.

Similarly, how will the Horse NFT work? Will people rent horses from other players? Or will there be a breeding and selling option? So, many questions and for some, I guess we’ll just have to wait and watch.

 

How does one Play to Earn in GRIT?

You can earn the in-game Token GALA by performing well in the game and how much you earn will be based on your performance. Like in Fortnite, you can grind your way into buying yourself an NFT. This is probably the best news for most gamers. But, there are certain conditions in which you can earn even more.

You will earn more GALA tokens if you have the battle pass. Additionally, if you own a Generative Hero, you will earn even more tokens. There isn’t any mention of this, but I do believe that since GRIT is a play to earn game, it might also reward you more for owning an NFT horse.

For now, there has been no mention of horse breeding, renting, or in fact even a marketplace. But we all know that it is inevitable.

 

EPIC GAMES’ Involvement is a Game Changer

Honestly speaking looking at play to earn platforms. I believe that GALA GAMES is doing something really special and different from others, I have high expectations of them and EPIC GAMES certainly feels the same way.

You see EPIC GAMES has a massive community and has had massive success with projects like Rocket League, Infinity Blade, Fortnite, and more. Fortnite alone has over 400 million registered users. They literally own the unreal engine, which has been involved in countless AAA games.

 

EPIC GAMES market has more than 200 Million Users

This means that the launch of GRIT, a NFT game, has a potential audience of over 200 million people. Moreover, it’s not like EPIC GAMES is doing GRIT a solid by featuring them in their store. Both companies are partnered on this project, which means that potentially the very best developers in the gaming industry are working on this together. The details of the partnership remain undisclosed, but EPIC GAMES is not known to take any silly risks.

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Blockchain Games And Metaverse Projects Continue Growing 2022

Blockchain Games And Metaverse Projects Continue Growing

Blockchain games brave the crypto winter like no other according to a recent report by DappRadar. Video games remain the silver lining amid a ferocious crypto winter storm as it is still active in the adoption of blockchain technology.

Moreover, it also gets embraced by venture capitalist firms and continues to get noticed by them. The industry data shows a lot of promise in blockchain games and the figures do not lie.

Blockchain Games And Metaverse Projects Continue Growing
Blockchain Video Games And Metaverse Projects Continue Growing

Blockchain video games continue to attract venture capitalists in the third quarter of 2022 despite the bear market. Among other digital assets, it’s the crypto gaming sector that is showing signs of long-term value as well as stability.

Alien Worlds and Splinterlands remain the two most played Web3 games, with over 160,000 daily UAW registered in September. Gameta, a gaming platform first deployed on Solana and now running on the BNB Chain, attracted over 1 million daily UAW in September.

According to the report by DappRadar, blockchain games and metaverse projects raised $1.3 billion in Q3 between July and September. The figure, when compared to last year’s investment accumulation in Q3, is double in number. However, when compared to Q2 of 2022, it appears a decline of 48%.

The standout domain in terms of investment is the Web3 metaverse projects and infrastructure which accounts for roughly 36%.

As for the blockchain games, the number of unique active wallets records an increase of 8% month over month reaching 912.000. Moreover, 7 out of 10 blockchain games confirmed an increase in unique active wallet addresses. There are more and more multiple blockchain games with truly immersive game mechanics that take entertainment to the next level. Even tough the haters keep hating, this is what we expected.

The total value locked also shows sign of recorvery with a 2.9% increase when compared to the previous quarter but it is not extraordinary as it is $250 billion less when compared to 2021.

The number of daily Unique Active Wallets (UAW) that interact with blockchain dapps rose 12 percent to 1.81 million on average.

DappRadar also notes that Web3 games continue to be the sole driving force for the dapp industry.

As for blockchain technology, Ethereum remains the leader in Q2 2022 with a share of 69% among other chains. It also recorded an increase of 3.17% accumulating to $48 billion.

The NFT domain sees a decline in the popularity of OpenSea Marketplace due to competition from new entrants; Magic Eden and X2Y2.

The impact of blockchain games is also visible in the NFT market, where Gods Unchained cracked the top 5 collections by trading volume in September with over $18 million generated by its game assets.

Key Takeaways

  • The number of unique active wallets in the blockchain gaming industry increased by 8% (912K) month-over-month, and its dominance remains over 48%.
  • Gameta, the new Web3 gaming platform on BNB Chain, became the most used dapp in September, surpassing PancakeSwap, with over 1.33 million unique wallets in the past 30 days.
  • In September, due to a P2E gaming tournament featuring significant in-game NFTs for winners, Benji Bananas, a game produced by Animoca Brands, had a rise in unique active wallets of over 2,400% from the previous month.
  • The Sandbox Alpha Season 3 has over 90 experiences, with 4 million people registered with a wallet, and over 200,000 daily active users.
  • Move-to-earn projects are gaining popularity and flourishing in this bear market. Sweat Economy minted a record-breaking 10,000 NFTs on Near Protocol, StepApp will be available for iOS and Android on December 1st and, OliveX, the digital fitness company that developed Dustland, collaborated with The Sandbox to develop the fitness Metaverse.
  • Blankos Block Party and Star Atlas, two online games using NFTs, became the first Web3 titles to be released on the major PC gaming marketplace Epic Games Store.
  • With over $18 million in sales in September, the digital collectible card game Gods Unchained climbed into the top 5 collections by NFT trading volume.
  • September’s investments were the lowest all year, only $156 million were raised by blockchain games and Metaverse-related projects. However, this month showed us that the industry never ceases to build.
splinterlands

Earn Money, Play Digital Cards — Splinterlands, the Future of Card Games

Experience the mythical folklore around magical monsters, gorgeous creatures, and fiery beasts in this play to earn an NFT card game. The collectible card game is built on the Hive Blockchain with a lot of precious cards and several earning opportunities. It is an online multiplayer competitive card battling game that will have you as a summoner. If you are into card games and also have a knack to earn and make a side hustle, then this next-generation play-to-earn card game is the right fit for you. Join us today in reviewing one of the leading blockchains NFT games out there, Splinterlands.

But before getting into the detailed review, if you are in a hurry, do check out our brief overview of the game here.

Splinterlands
Splinterlands

Splinterlands takes massive inspiration from Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering. Both these games are astronomically popular traditional digital card video games with die-hard solid fan bases and communities. Splinterlands take the idea from both these games and takes gaming to the next level where players can actually own digital cards that have a monetary value attached to them. A lot of promise resides with the game in terms of growth as well as earning potential.

Splinterlands Game Review

The game gives opportunity to the players to buy, sell, trade, rent, and collect NFT cards. The cards as well as the Splinterlands token hold great value in them. The game also gives rewards to skilled players, moreover, regular tournaments also provide skilled players to make real money. So, how do you start playing it?

Splinterlands is essentially a free-to-play game but you will need to buy the spell book early on to get access to essential features. These features are important for a player to progress in the game. So, the idea is simple, get your hands on a summoner, build your deck of cards, and battle against other opponents in the arena to win rewards, and enjoy the glory.

Meanwhile, check this beginner guide on the game if you are more interested in understanding classes, elements, summoners, and more.

 

Splinterlands
Splinterlands Twitter – Hive Blockchain

Splinterlands Gameplay

The game is online, where you are pitted against another online player live. The game will require you to design your deck in an ideal way to stay atop your opponent. Once you set your deck, the battles take place automatically depending on the stats of the cards. The cards will play themselves based on several attributes like speed, health, superpower, attack power, and more. Meanwhile, what you can do is just wait with your fingers crossed. Your main aim is to reach higher classes, expand your deck, refine your strategy and lock horns in big battles to reap massive rewards.

The cards work just like other collectible card games. Each summoner has elements, and there are seven elements in Splinterlands. These elements are Fire, Water, Earth, Life, Death, Dragon, and Neutral. A monster hailing from these elements will have a unique set of abilities including attack range, and even damage stats. And to top it all off, some cards are pretty rare and super precious. So all you need to do is to get your brain going to keep your strategy sharp.

Renting Cards in the Game

Dark Energy Crystals (DEC) is what you will keep an eye on and try to grab as much as you can. You will need to reach Bronze II to even begin accumulating DEC, needing at least 1000 CP (Collection Power). So to reach there, you will have to grind a lot. An easy way to save hundreds of hours is to get hold of renting cards. You can obtain 1000CP by paying rent in pennies. The rent is payable via Paypal or DEC. So rentals is what is keeping Splinterlands affordable and playable at higher levels.

 

Splinterlands - NFT card game - Hive Blockchain
Hive Blockchain

So in the end, if you want to test this collectible card game, you just need to spare $10. You will have the luxury to enjoy the game. However, if you are coming in to make good hundreds of bucks, then you need to level up your skill, and strategy, and even pour in some more money. The best thing about the game is that it is addictive and holds the opinion of the community dear. The game’s Discord is a busy place where town hall meetings let gamers voice their opinion.

 

Splinterlands - NFT card game - Hive Blockchain
Splinterlands Twitter – Hive Blockchain

Splinterlands will go a long way, it will improve and make necessary amendments as it progresses. It has a marketplace having more than 100,000 sales per day. It is a must-play NFT play to earn games for card game lovers. The opportunity to earn has made the game ultra-competitive at higher levels, so you need to gear up if you are eyeing a handsome income from the game. Or you can just casually play the game and have some fun whilst making lunch money.

Stay with us for more on Splinterlands as we will discuss in upcoming blogs what is coming up for Splinterlands. Meanwhile, check out our blog on Pegaxy if you are more interested in horse racing.

The Sandbox

You Did Not Play The Sandbox? You Should!

Metaverse is a digital world to facilitate gaming, and online communities and virtually creates a reality for different purposes. Many blockchain play to earn game developers use metaverse to make a virtual space for elaborate gaming experiences. So, as for today’s game, the Sandbox, check game review, is a metaverse platform based on the Ethereum blockchain. This enables its users to play games to earn, build, sell and buy gaming experiences using SAND, LAND, and other tokens. It became publicly available as an alpha release in 2021.

The Sandbox began as a game builder simulator but soon in 2018, it made a transition into a blockchain development unit by Animoca Brands, a tech brand. It gives its users the opportunity to come together to create and monetize new products and sell them through tokens. The monetization of the Sandbox is through NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) or the platform’s utility token which is SAND. It is proving to be popular among users and creators. On March 2022, Sandbox hit 2 million users.

The Sandbox
The Sandbox

So, Why Should You Try The Sandbox?

The Sandbox players can build their own virtual LANDs and can develop different sorts of games through the products created or bought in order to monetize them. The games created can also attract people from around the world to test the gaming experience by playing to earn features.

Understand Sandbox

The Sandbox includes three main parts; Vox Edit, marketplace, and game maker. Vox Edit or Voxel software is where the Sandbox users create their ASSETS using blockchain as NFTs. ASSETS can be anything from a building or a part of it. These ASSETS are using 3D pixels called voxels. These voxels will help you build any asset and are reusable according to every game or virtual reality. There is a high demand for ASSETS that you can buy right away and use in LAND parcels making new realities.

The Sandbox Marketplace

Then comes the marketplace, where these ASSETS are tradable with other users. These in-game ASSETS will let all users develop their games or products after buying. The ownership of these ASSETS or NFTs lies in the marketplace and it becomes the platform for exchanging, buying, and selling with monetary gains.

The third feature of Sandbox is the game maker where the user can develop new 3D games and realities using the NFTs they created in the vox edit or they have bought from the marketplace. Absolutely no coding knowledge is required for the user to create the games in Sandbox and people from around the world can be part of this virtual reality.

The Sandbox - Animoca Brands
The Sandbox – Animoca Brands

The NFT Frenzy in the Game

Sandbox is empowering its users and players through NFTs. The material gains of the users of Sandbox are through its digital ownership, security, trading, and cross-application of the ASSETS. It gives its users the liberty to develop their virtual LAND as they like for both crypto and non-crypto users and the owners of NFTs in Sandbox can also control the policies of the metaverse as there is no central authority and the owners are themselves the complete authority over their ASSETS.

Credible Regulations

There is a regulatory policy in the Sandbox marketplace to ensure equal opportunities for all but it doesn’t hinder the imagination of the creator of the digital world. Sandbox enables its users to use their ASSETS in other metaverse created on blockchain technology. The ASSETS are uploaded to the blockchain ecosystem through the marketplace of the Sandbox and these products are then converted into NFTs. The tokens add to the NFTs to monetize them. The tokens used in Sandbox are of three types; SAND, GEM, and CATALYST. SAND is the primary utility fungible token within the platform that helps in trading ASSETS on the marketplace. GEM and CATALYST show the scarcity and attributes of the ASSETS thus GEM is there to enhance those attributes while CATALYST provides the empty sockets or slots for the GEM to fill in to enhance the asset.

The SAND and LAND

SAND is the most important aspect of the Sandbox metaverse as it is the only way to buy a piece of the metaverse or LAND. The LAND is the digital piece of real estate in the metaverse. By using this LAND the owner can create any reality and experience they desire and want. Once someone buys LAND, the complete ownership of the LAND and everything on the LAND belongs to the owner. A total of 166,464 LANDs are available in the metaverse map that makes Sandbox.

Since there is a limited number of LAND therefore the landowners can also lease their LAND. Renting means that the parties will build fully functional games and worlds on the rented LAND. It is also a method of monetization without much effort. SAND is an ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain used for all the transactions in Sandbox be it for playing games, buying ASSETS, LANDs, or building or developing avatars.

The Sandbox - play to earn
The Sandbox

Take the Leap

In order to enter the metaverse of Sandbox, a user needs to create a crypto wallet. Sandbox supports MetaMask, Bitski, and Coinbase wallets. The best of these is MetaMask. To get the full experience of this virtual reality one has to create an account on the Sandbox website using the MetaMask wallet. Although Sandbox is not free-to-play and requires an initial investment, however, you will be able to earn back your investment and way more cash in a short period of time. If you still have not joined Sandbox, stop thinking and do it now before it gets too late.

Check out our other promising play to earn game in this blog.