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Super Sunday Game News – Week Review – Blockchain, Web3 Games

This week, there have been a plethora of exciting events and advancements in the realm of Web3 games, including updates to blockchain games, acquisitions, transitions, and the launch of new games.

Welcome to \”Super Sunday Game News,\” your one-stop shop for all the latest blockchain gaming news of the week. Join us as we dive deep into the upcoming Gam3er\’s Awards and explore all the exciting opportunities it has to offer for the gaming community.

Stay ahead of the game with our comprehensive coverage of the latest blockchain gaming news. From in-depth analysis of popular Web3 games like Skyweaver, Splinterlands, Influence, and Pegaxy, to updates on new game launches and Gala Games\’ continued expansion in the industry. We\’ll also be exploring the reasons behind games migrating from Solana to ImmutableX and discussing the implications of these moves. Join us as we delve into the exciting world of blockchain gaming in detail.

Today, we bring you the following:

  • Gala Games\’ acquisition of its partner Ember Entertainment
  • The upcoming Gam3er\’s Choice Awards 2023
  • The introduction of community governance as a new feature in Splinterlands
  • Skyweaver\’s exciting Hexbound Invasion expansion
  • Pegaxy\’s major advancements
  • Tiny Colony\’s migration to ImmutableX
  • A new challenger entering the scene for Genshin Impact

Gala Games\’ acquisition of its partner Ember Entertainment

Gala Games continues to solidify its position as a leading developer and publisher in the Web3 gaming space, with the acquisition of mobile game company Ember Entertainment. This strategic move will enhance the development of AAA blockchain games and bring more mobile games to the Gala Games platform, marking a significant step forward in the Web3 mobile gaming industry.

The acquisition of Ember Entertainment will also benefit Gala Games\’ new blockchain project GYRI, which will provide the underlying infrastructure for Ember\’s games and use the $GALA token as gas. The value of the $GALA token has seen a significant increase following the recent collaboration with Dwayne \’The Rock\’ Johnson and Mark Wahlberg for the GALA film. Additionally, Gala Games also announced that the $GALA token will now be used to power Town Star, and players will have the opportunity to exchange their $TOWN tokens for $GALA.

Ember Entertainment and Gala Games have had a productive partnership in the past, specifically in the development of The Walking Dead Empires blockchain game. With two games currently in development, Meow Match and Dragon Strike, this acquisition will bring an additional 15 new games to the Gala Games platform, in addition to other assets on GYRI. This is a positive start for Gala Games in 2023 and bodes well for a promising year for both Gala Games and the Web3 gaming industry.

The upcoming Gam3er\’s Choice Awards 2023

Gamers, mark your calendars! The Gam3ers\’ Choice Awards 2023 is here, and your vote matters. Voting is open until the end of January, and the winners in 18 categories across dozens of games will be announced. Register to vote for free, and don\’t miss the livestream on January 31st at 6pm EST. There\’s even a $1000 giveaway during the stream! Some of the categories include:

Game of the Year nominees: Illuvium, Blankos Block Party, Big Time, Undead Blocks, and ev.io.

Most Anticipated game nominees: Shrapnel, Illuvium, Star Atlas, Deadrop, Treeverse.

Best Sports game nominees: SoRare, EdenBrawl, NFL Rivals, STG Football, Ruble Kongs.

To view all the nominees, categories, and registration information, click here.

The introduction of community governance as a new feature in Splinterlands

Splinterlands has announced a new feature in its community governance: an ad-hoc version of community proposals. This means that players can submit their proposals to the developers for consideration by paying a fee in DEC. Splinterlands is moving towards decentralization, and recently introduced in-game voting. To submit a proposal, a player must burn 100,000 DEC by sending them to a null address. This transaction is non-refundable, so only serious proposals will be considered. This feature may also lead to the creation of new Discord channels where the community can discuss and deliberate on community proposals.

Skyweaver\’s exciting Hexbound Invasion expansion

The Hexbound Invasion expansion for Skyweaver will launch tomorrow, featuring 50 new cards, a new Skypass, and a new card ability. The lore behind this expansion involves an army of creatures inflicted with the Hexbound sickness, who are determined to unleash their wrath while others defend against it. Players will have many options for creating a strong deck of cards, as the expansion includes 10 new cards for each Prism. The expansion also introduces a new card ability, Slay, which occurs when a card damages and destroys enemy units. Additionally, players will experience the new battlepass system, the Skypass.

Pegaxy\’s major advancements

Pegaxy is making a significant transition from a simulation game to a player-controlled game, allowing players to take control of their Pegas on the race track. This new gameplay is set to launch in Q1 of 2023 and is expected to be available to the public by the end of the quarter. However, as part of this transition, the game will be closing some features such as Web and Mobile racing, Ares, Stable management, and will also change the name of Pega.

Tiny Colony\’s migration to ImmutableX

Games on the Solana blockchain network are migrating to ImmutableX, possibly due to the influence of FTX or ImmutableX\’s performance. Tiny Colony is the latest company to make the move to ImmutableX, due to its scaling features while still maintaining trust in Ethereum\’s security and decentralization. Before migrating, Tiny Colony was a top-selling NFT collection on Fractal, with over 18,000 NFTs sold, raising $3 million. On ImmutableX, Tiny Colony will offer new features such as 99% uptime, faster and more responsive gameplay, improved security and accessibility for new users, and a built-in crypto wallet. So, build your colony of ants in this pixelated fun game and own it on ImmutableX.

A new challenger entering the scene for Genshin Impact

Yeeha Games, a subsidiary of Bybit, has announced the launch of Oath of Peak, a potential competitor to Genshin Impact. The developers of this MMORPG game aim to become leaders in the Web3 games industry with Oath of Peak as their flagship project. The game is powered by the Polygon blockchain and has received over 500,000 pre-registrations. Its closed beta test was highly successful, receiving a lot of positive feedback. Additionally, the game will release 10,000 Primordial Spirit Beast NFTs at launch.

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Super Sunday News January 8, 2023: Play-and-Earn

Hello and welcome to the Play-and-Earn Super Sunday News! In this dispatch, we bring you all the latest updates from the world of blockchain gaming for the first week of 2023. This week saw a variety of developments in the industry, including new updates and partnerships for existing blockchain games, the launch of new seasons, and the release of in-game cosmetic updates. Additionally, some projects have entered the beta phase, while others have laid the foundation for future development. Traditional game developers, such as Square Enix and Krafton, have also been showing interest in the Web 3.0 gaming industry. Stay tuned for more detailed information on these stories and more.

  • Square Enix Remains Affirmative with Blockchain Gaming Plans
  • PUBG begins accepting NFT Alpha Testing registrations.
  • Decentraland Welcomes Hytech\’s Global Metaverse Event
  • MetaPixel launches its first AAA blockchain game.
  • In DeFi Land, NFT Forging Begins
  • Ultra Arena Welcomes Web 3.0 Esports and Tournaments
  • Genopets\’s Latest Update
  • Undead Blocks Bring Multiplayer

Square Enix Remains Affirmative with Blockchain Gaming Plans

In a new year\’s letter to its fans, Square Enix, the creators of the popular game Final Fantasy, shared its plans for 2023 and emphasized its focus on and investment in blockchain and NFT games. The company\’s president, Yosuke Matsuda, stated that blockchain entertainment will be a primary focus for Square Enix in the coming year and highlighted the company\’s roadmap for 2023, which includes several blockchain gaming projects in addition to the already announced Symbiogenesis. Matsuda also expressed confidence in the potential of the blockchain gaming industry and the company\’s role as a leader in the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Read more

PUBG begins accepting NFT Alpha Testing registrations.

Web 3.0 technology is gaining mainstream traction as popular game PUBG begins alpha testing of NFTs. PUBG Studios has partnered with Banger Games, a platform specifically designed for traditional developers transitioning to Web 3.0, to integrate NFT and P2E features into the game. The Web 3.0 version of PUBG will introduce three new game modes: Mad Max, Kill Frenzy, and Ghost Killer. This collaboration illustrates the increasing interest of traditional game developers in the potential of Web 3.0 and blockchain gaming. Read more

Decentraland Welcomes Hytech\’s Global Metaverse Event

Last week, Decentraland set a new record for the most visitors in an hour as international management consulting firm Hytech launched its new brand in the Decentraland metaverse. The event, which was designed as a Christmas party, featured videos, games, lucky draws, and wearable NFTs in a special event space. The success of the event demonstrates the growing popularity and potential of the Decentraland metaverse for hosting events and experiences. Read more

MetaPixel launches its first AAA blockchain game.

South Korean AAA game developer NPIXEL has partnered with Aptos to form MetaPIXEL, which will launch its first AAA MMORPG, Gran Saga: Unlimited, in 2023. The game is based on the popular Web2 game IP Gran Saga, which has already achieved significant success in South Korea with over 4 million downloads on the App Store in its first year. Following initial testing in Q1 of 2023, Gran Saga: Unlimited is scheduled for a global release in Q2 of the same year. Read more

In DeFi Land, NFT Forging Begins

DeFi Land, a popular agriculture simulation blockchain game, has announced a new feature called NFT forging that will allow players to create stronger NFTs and increase their efficiency in the game. The developers of DeFi Land have also teased the upcoming addition of new features such as fusion, new NFTs, and mystery boxes. These updates are sure to be welcomed by the DeFi Land community. Read more

NFT forging is the process of taking existing NFTs (also known as Gen-0 NFTs) and deconstructing them in order to create new, stronger NFTs with improved features. This can be done by disassembling the NFTs and combining them in different ways, potentially resulting in the creation of NFTs with rare attributes and enhanced capabilities. The goal of NFT forging is to design and create NFTs that are more valuable and useful in a given game or application. Read more

Ultra Arena Welcomes Web 3.0 Esports and Tournaments

This week, we saw the introduction of Ultra Arena, a new esports platform for Web 3.0 tournaments. Ultra Arena is part of the Ultra ecosystem and aims to provide transparent and secure competitive gaming experiences. It offers a centralized location for players to browse and participate in tournaments, track statistics, and manage teams. The platform also includes a dashboard that keeps a record of players\’ previous tournaments and achievements, as well as detailed information about current tournaments including rules, regulations, prizes, progress, and more. Additionally, players will be rewarded in $UOS, a cryptocurrency used within the Ultra ecosystem. Ultra Arena represents a promising new addition to the world of competitive gaming in the Web 3.0 space. Read more

Genopets\’s Latest Update

Genopets recently released an update that improved the interface, fixed bugs, and introduced toys and food for pets as rewards for banking. In Genopets, players accumulate steps that reset every day, and those who do not bank their steps lose them. The addition of rewards for banking, including food and toys for pets, is intended to motivate players to save their steps and use them in minigames. These items can be useful in improving the gameplay experience and increasing the enjoyment of caring for virtual pets. Read more

Undead Blocks Bring Multiplayer

Undead Blocks has released an update that adds a multiplayer co-op mode, allowing players to team up with friends and family to take on zombies together. This update was highly anticipated by the Undead Blocks community and is expected to improve the overall gameplay experience. The full version of the game, which is set to be released at the end of the year, will feature additional content such as weapons, wave guns, new enemies, and a battle pass system. Read more

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