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Weekly Blockchain Games, Metaverse, and Web 3.0 News Roundup

Weekly Blockchain Games, Metaverse, and Web 3.0 News Roundup

We are here again with the weekly gaming news roundup, with a lot of developments happening in the Web3 domain. Earlier this month, we saw the FTX collapse, which has had a considerable impact on the Solana blockchain and many other blockchain gaming projects.

The FTX collapse aftershocks continued this week, where we saw Star Atlas reach a standstill as its funds got stuck in FTX. Moreover, this week also witnessed layoffs in Web3 industry companies, especially in Splinterlands.

However, it’s not all bad news; several positive developments are also running in parallel. Several blockchain games have launched their demos, updates, and first releases.

 The topics of today;

  • Star Atlas intends to return and has begun sales.
  • Splinterlands lays off 45% of its employees.
  • According to a Deloitte study, the metaverse is a trillion-dollar market.
  • Sandbox launches land sales featuring Snoop Dogg, Playboy, and more.
  • Last Expedition, a AAA blockchain FPS game, has received updates and more.

Star Atlas, the promising metaverse sci-fi RPG game, apparently finds itself between a rock and a hard place after the FTX drama. FTX was Star Atlas’ primary exchange, and almost half of their total capital is now frozen in FTX. This means that the project will face a considerable lag in its development phase. However, the developers assured the community that the development of the game will continue, as will support for the Solana blockchain.

In order to make up for the lack of funds, Star Atlas plans to launch a series of NFT sales in the coming months. The sale will feature ships, land claims, and claim stakes. Keep you posted on further developments.

It is not auspicious for Splinterlands either, as it laid off 45% of its total staff amid challenging times in the crypto market. However, it is not only about the crypto winter; the ongoing worldwide recession is also playing a role. Tech giants like Twitter, Amazon, and Meta have fired hundreds of employees. Although Splinterlands’ decision to lay off employees came after the FTX debacle, it has nothing to do with it. The company made an official announcement to clear the air that they did not have any investments or money in the FTX exchange or other similar high-risk exchanges. Additionally, Splinterlands also made it clear that they do not have any debt or employ leverage. According to the announcement, the decision was solely made to cut costs amid the worsening crypto market.

Splinterlands took the decision proactively so that they could stay on track in terms of their roadmap. Moreover, the company is positive that they are in a much better financial position and will continue to serve the community.

On the contrary, the Web3 domain continues to progress, with research reports reiterating its significance. According to a recent study on Metaverse by Deloitte, Metaverse is a trillion-dollar industry opportunity in Asia. It can add $1.4 trillion to the Asian GDP annually by 2035. The study selected 12 Asian countries to conduct an in-depth look. These countries include China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

According to the report, the metaverse could add $US 0.8 trillion to $1.4 trillion per year by 2035. It also adds that the Asian market will take the lead in shaping the metaverse globally. Asia has 60% of the world’s youth, and youth are also the primary users of the metaverse. So, this presents Asia with a massive opportunity in the Web3 domain. However, the development direction is still unclear.

There are already small metaverses where users can socialize, go to concerts, and play virtual goods. Some of these platforms are Roblox, Fortnite, PUBG, Decentraland, Zepeto, and Sandbox.

Besides the report, metaverse projects continue to show promise and work to develop their respective virtual worlds. The Ethereum Metaverse Sandbox launches its land sale under the name “California Dreamin’.” The sale brings on celebrities like Playboy, Tony Hawk, and Snoop Dogg. This means that users have the opportunity to live in the neighborhood with Playboy, the FaZe clan, Snoop Dogg, and Tony Hawk. At the time of writing, registration for the LAND sale raffle is still open.

Finally, Gala Games gave a sneak peek and leak of its upcoming AAA blockchain FPS game, Last Expedition, during a live stream session. Gamers got to know about map blockout updates, character updates, environment updates, and the Operator License Bundle. The fans also got to meet the common character variant of the game, Alice. Moreover, specific details were also added to the weapons in the recent weapon update. The Last Expedition Operator License was also made public, which will help operators run their own customized game servers.

If you like Web3, Metaverse and P2E, visit PlayToEarnGames.com for more gaming newsgame reviews, and detailed game guides. If you want to know more about W3 Play and our ambitions, read the “old” (it should be updated soon) About Us page. It will do for now!

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Spider Tanks: How Play-to-Earn

Spider Tanks: How Play-to-Earn – PvP MOBA Blockchain Game

Today’s gaming news focuses on one of the top performing and most promising play and earn games, Spider Tanks. Spider Tanks is a play and earnfree to playPvP multiplayer blockchain brawler involving tanks and super fast action. The game lets you brawl and earn, offering crisp graphics and high-paced gameplay with several earning opportunities. It is a skill-based competitive NFT game using the Ethereum blockchain, involving esports competitions with unique maps, solid action, fantastic armory options, and more. Spider Tanks is the brainchild of award-winning Dutch gaming studio Gamedia and Gala Games.

Spider Tanks Game Overview

As the name suggests, Spider Tanks revolve around tanks where you go “metal to metal” with other online players. The in-game assets are NFTs that players own and are tradeable on secondary marketplaces. Moreover, the game has several interesting tanks that players can get via their garage. Tanks have two significant elements: their body and their weapon. Moreover, the game also has several interesting game arenas, each with unique traps and a challenging environment.

The game’s idea is simple, it is a free to play, free for all battle brawl, keeping a strong focus on the esports aspect. The game is also super fun for friends and families and a great time pass. Check out the Spider Tanks game review.

Spider Tanks Gameplay

So, what’s the gameplay all about? Spider Tanks’ gameplay is super fast and replete with action, requiring skills for aiming, dodging, and crafting match-winning strategies. Moreover, each battlefield will require players to alter their playing style as well as team strategy. Above all, it is a team game, and only teams with superior team communication and coordination will win. The game has a lot going on with it, and it keeps coming up with updates and events that keep the community yearning for more.

The game has several game modes, with the ultimate aim being to win. Let’s have a look at the updated and new game modes that will help us further understand the gameplay.

Spider Tanks: How to Earn in This Popular PvP MOBA Blockchain Game
Spider Tanks: How to Earn in This Popular PvP MOBA Blockchain Game

Team Deathmatch

First and foremost is the team deathmatch. The majority of us are already well aware of team deathmatch and how it works in other games. It has a simple objective, annihilate the other team. However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds; sometimes it becomes a stalemate, and the rest of the time, a killing frenzy.

King of the Hill

It involves taking control of the central control point on the map. Once the bar is fully on your side, you will begin scoring by controlling the area. So the aim is to control the positioning of your team as well as stop other metalheads in their tracks to regain control.

Chicken Chaser

Whichever team grabs the most golden chickens and takes them to the barrels on the map wins. The chickens appear randomly on the map, and you can collect as many as you like in one go. However, you will need to drop them one by one into the barrel to make them count.

However, the interesting part of chicken chaser mode is that if you die or your tank explodes in the process, you will lose all your chickens. And to make matters worse, your opponent can grab all of them in one place.

Kill Confirmed

Kill-confirmed is a bit different than regular kill-confirmed gameplay. It’s not only about raw killing, the team with the highest number of eggs collected after killing an opponent’s tank will win. So, you will have to collect the egg to make the kill count. So, this small distinction makes this game mode more interesting because teams will have to decide whether to guard the egg or leave it.

Capture the Flag

This game mode involves a golden chicken; whichever team holds the chicken for the longest time wins the game.

Poultry Pusher

Finally, there’s the poultry pusher, which includes a payload of chickens of mass destruction. Whichever team takes this payload to the target area first wins the game.

Spider Tanks: How to Earn in This Popular PvP MOBA Blockchain Game
Spider Tanks: How to Earn in This Popular PvP MOBA Blockchain Game

Spider Tanks Tokenomics

Every player in the game will receive victory points. These points will help players earn SILK rewards by submitting them at the end of the day. SILK is an ERC20 token and acts as the main in-game currency, so every win, taking part in the ecosystem, improving ecology, owning play and earn NFT, and more, will all lead to SILK. Because the game is free to play, it is not necessary to invest in Spider Tank NFTs.

Apart from players, node operators will also receive SILK depending on their services and efforts.

How to Start and Earn in Spider Tanks?

If you are looking for a faster route, then you need to buy your own NFT tank and play as a captain. However, free-to-play users will earn either by piloting rented tanks or by using free tanks that are available. So, get your hands on a tank, either free or NFT, and start winning. Win Victory Points and submit them daily to get Silk.

Additionally, you can also earn passive income, but first, you need to own an NFT tank. You can lend your tank to free-to-play players and make money. You can also earn in-game assets and upgrade them. These NFT assets are tradeable on secondary marketplaces.

That is it for today, stick with us for more updates on Spider Tanks. Meanwhile, check out how NFT games work and understand their mechanics by reading our basics article here.

What Are NFT Rewards? How to Earn Them

What Are NFT Rewards?

In this article, we’ll explain what NFTs are, how to earn them, the benefits of using them, and more! NFTs are digital collectibles that can be used to unlock rewards inside games or apps. They’re similar to virtual currency, but they have their own unique benefits. So, let’s dig a bit deeper into NFTs and try to understand them with a simple explanation.

What are NFTs?

NFTs is an abbreviation for “non-fungible tokens.” Here, the word “fungible” holds the key. Fungible means replaceable, so nonfungible means non-replaceable. So anything that is not replaceable in digital form is an NFT. Let’s understand what the concept behind replaceable and non-replaceable items is in the real world.

Let’s say that in the real world, we have different commodities that we use and borrow from one another. If someone lends you a dollar, you do not necessarily return the same dollar note. You can return a dollar in any form with any serial number behind it. The same goes with something like gold, wheat, or any other commodity that is replaceable with another of its kind.

On the contrary, we have non-replaceable assets as well, like the painting of the Mona Lisa. Take, for example, if the owner of the Mona Lisa art painting lends someone the real painting for the time being. He or she will not settle for any other Mona Lisa painting in return because it is unique and irreplaceable.

So, NFTs are digital art forms that are supported and powered by blockchain ledgers and traded in cryptocurrencies. The token part of NFTs is where the digital art form becomes a token via a contract on the blockchain. So, no two NFTs will ever be identical; each NFT has its own unique ID ingrained in the blockchain, which is verifiable. Upon buying an NFT, the purchaser or owner receives a code that allows the change of ownership as well as validation and verification.

What Are NFT Rewards? How to Earn Them, the Benefits of Using Them, and More!
What Are NFT Rewards? How to Earn Them, the Benefits of Using Them, and More!

Some Examples of NFTs

Let’s have a look at some examples of NFTs that took the internet by storm.

Twitter is a world-renowned social media platform. Have you ever wondered who sent the first tweet in history? And what was it? Jack Dorsey was the co-founder of Twitter, and his tweet is the first ever. Jack Dorsey sold the ownership rights to this tweet for almost $3 million. The first-ever tweet was turned into an NFT, and the ownership details and rights are available on the blockchain ledger.

Similarly, we have other examples of valuable NFTs like Nyan Cat, a JPEG, and many other in-game digital assets. These NFTs sold for a lot of money.

How do you earn NFTs?

NFTs are available in many forms nowadays. You can buy them directly from NFT marketplaces like OpenSea and several others. Moreover, they come in many shapes and forms, like in-game items in the shape of costumes, cosmetics, avatars, weapons, skins, etc. NFTs also come in digital certificates, music, video moments, etc.

You can also create your own NFT art and have it registered as yours on the blockchain. You can then sell your NFT on marketplaces, plus the royalty stays with you.

As for earning NFT rewards, several hundreds of NFT blockchain games are available in the market to play. You can earn NFT by completing quests, winning battles and tournaments, opening mystery boxes, getting early access passes, and more. You can also stake NFTs in games that allow staking. Some of the platforms that allow NFT staking are Splinterlands, Only1, and NFTX. Moreover, there are some games that allow yield farming, where you can harvest and win NFTs or tokens.

What Are NFT Rewards? How to Earn Them, the Benefits of Using Them, and More!
What Are NFT Rewards? How to Earn Them, the Benefits of Using Them, and More!

Why Should I care About NFTs?

NFTs are a fun way to earn digital assets that have real value attached to them. The Web3 domain is still in its infancy and will mature with every passing year. So, getting into NFTs early on isn’t a bad idea. Furthermore, many traditional gaming companies are entering Web-based NFT blockchain gaming with a play-and-earn business model. This model will allow gamers to own their in-game NFTs and later sell them in an open marketplace.

Additionally, NFTs bring added benefits like proof of ownership, authenticity on the blockchain, economic benefits, vertical growth mobility, and bragging rights.

Check out loads of NFT games by clicking here. Also know more about the basics of play to earn games here.

Stick with us for more on play-2-earn games and keep checking out our website for daily and weekly updates.

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.

Thalon, Immutable X's Upcoming Web3 Game Project

Thalon, Immutable X’s Upcoming Web3 Game Project

Thalon is an upcoming promising free-to-play blockchain NFT game under the banner of Immutable. The game offers venues to earn while having fun getting into the genre of real-time strategy in a sci-fi world. The game promises an exciting trilogy of games with Thalon getting out as its first part. It is an NFT RTS game where players must eye for Thalon ($THL) and other NFT collectibles. The game offers several game modes with a concrete story and smooth gameplay. Join us today in a science fiction adventure to the unknown lands and resources of humans and find out what’s in store for all of us.

Thalon, The Storyline Begins

‘Harness the power of Thalon – an advanced, yet unstable energy source. Use it to develop and execute combat strategies for your colony to survive and thrive, in a turbulent and competitive landscape.’

First and foremost, the game is absolutely free to play with no pressure of investing a hefty amount of money early on. It offers a fresh take on a classic real-time strategy where you will harvest resources, lead armies in combats, and ultimately fight for glory, and bounty rewards.

The game revolves around a mysterious, ultra-powerful, and new energy resource that is beyond human’s wildest imagination. The Finder, a cult hero, discovered Thalon on an abandoned alien vessel roaming at the edge of a known space. The vessel’s cargo had this new powerful energy source that could affect everything organic and inorganic in existence. This means that it could prove beneficial for everyone like farmer to help a better yield crop, a thinker to boost his cerebral activity, an engineer in his structures, a general and his troops, and many others.

Thalon, Immutable X's Upcoming Web3 Game Project
Thalon Creature

Keeping in view the power of Thalon, many powerful players across the universe tried to harness it. The competition between them lead to major technological advancements that resulted in Thalon’s distribution, transportation, and storage.

Thalon Gameplay and What to Expect

Thalon is a classic real-time strategy game where players compete against each other to earn $THL and other NFTs. The game offers two modes: PvE and PvP. The PvP multiplayer mode allows you to team up with your family and friends. You have the option to go 1v1 or fun fest with 4v4.

You will choose between three factions to being with; Humans, Aliens, and Android. Thalon will introduce the human faction first with the other coming later in the game. So, the game begins with players teeing off with mining resources to generate funds for their base. The idea is to expand the colony fast and create combat units to fend off any attacks. A match takes around 10-20 minutes until one of the players surrenders or succumbs to total destruction.

Thalon, Immutable X's Upcoming Web3 Game Project
Thalon Soldier

The winner then gets a bounty box which requires a small fee to open and redeem the prize inside.

NFT Collectibles in the game

The game has the following 5 NFT collectibles on which a player can get their hands.

  • Battle Unit: tanks, soldiers, artillery, etc.
  • Upgrade: Features and properties boost like damage, armor, speed, etc.
  • Land: Virtual land that a player can own
  • Skins
  • Seasonal Prizes: Rare in-game assets, rare skins, cosmetic items, etc.

The game never gets tedious or boring, the upgradation of in-game assets and battle units allows players to maneuver assets and craft a perfect strategy. A strong battle unit is assessed with the help of Power Points algorithm which considers various properties. This mechanism allows a healthy game balance between players for a level playing field.

Thalon Tokenomics and Economy

THL Token is the main token of the game with a robust price depending on utility and demand. The developers have come up with a maximum supply of 1 billion tokens. The cap is final and no more tokens will come into existence. Moreover, the $THL token helps players in in-game boosts and land upgradation. Players can also stake their tokens which will help in stability via less token circulation in the open market.

Thalon Land

The game offers virtual land ownership to its players but it is not a requirement to begin playing. The land has a maximum supply of 50,000 starting from Tier 1 to Tier 4 depending on the rarity. The highest-tiered land brings several benefits like customization, revenue distribution, battle units & upgrades, and Bounty Box claim fee.

Check out another recent blockchain game called Pecland detailed P2E game review in our news by clicking here.

The Most Anticipated Upcoming Play to Earn Games 2023

The Most Anticipated Upcoming Play to Earn Games 2023

Brace yourselves gamers as today we bring you new and exciting upcoming play to earn NFT games. Next year will see some of the most promising upcoming NFT blockchain games ready to roll out in the market. Moreover, the P2E domain will also see directional changes as well from play to earn to play and own. A lot of new impactful stuff will happen next year. Let’s have a look at upcoming play to earn games that you would definitely want to have on your checklist.

Nyan Heroes

Nyan Heroes, the first game on our list, is a third-person shooter NFT game with eye-catching graphics and super exciting gameplay. The cats are the NFTs in the game better known as Nyans. Moreover, Guardian robots are also NFTs, which players will use to get into fights with other players. The game offers battle royale mode with a lot of in-game rewards. The NFTs, Nyans, and robots, bring with them a lot of other perks like getting air drops, access to early beta tests, and Solana blockchain sales and pre-sales offers.

The game offers several Nyan classes each with unique powerful abilities. Moreover, the game has different modes, PvE adventure mode, APVP battle royale mode, guild mode, and finally an RPG mode. The game has two tokens, Catnip and Nyan, utility and governance tokens respectively. Check out the game’s brief review by clicking here.

Nyan Heroes play to earn
Nyan Heroes

Genopets

The next game on our list is the Genopets, a move to earn MMO RPG that lets you earn whilst remaining fit. Genopets are digital spirit animals a user will choose and do daily activities to evolve their genopets. Besides genopet’s upgradation and evolution, the daily activities will let the players earn daily rewards.

Your daily movement and exertion will result in in-game progression. Moreover, your genopet is your NFT which is also customizable. The game also offers a battle arena where players are up against themselves, competing with their reaction times, memory, and other cognitive skills via minigames.

BR1 Metaverse Game

BR1 is a metaverse third-person shooter game that lets you shoot, loot, and engage in an immersive adventure. The game uses Solana blockchain technology and is arguably the world’s first risk-based shooter game. Moreover, it is highly competitive with PVP mode where the winners will earn rewards.

The game offers exciting game modes, especially the Infinite Royale. Infinite Royale is the developer’s flagship mode with no start, closure, or timer. The collapsing circle mechanic of this battle royale is pretty unique that forces players inside the circle without health damage.

Monkey League

Monkey League is a soccer/football game where players will choose four monkeys and pitch them up against another team in a soccer match. The aim is to score three goals and win the match to earn $MBS and XP points. The Monkeys are the main NFTs of the game and each monkey has its own unique genetic makeup and abilities. The NFTs are common, rare, epic, and legendary. The game modes are PvE, PvP, and Team vs Team.

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Monkey League

Synergy Land

Synergy is a play to earn action RPG game featuring adventure, dungeon, exploration, pets, and biomes. The game also allows players to own land, harvest, craft materials, and more.

The ARPG mode lets you play as a character with the aim to explore the dungeons and solve intricate puzzles. The game also enables you to play solo, or if you need your friends on your side, party with your family and friends and play in a group of 4. The game customizes every time and becomes random making it dynamic with no repetition. Moreover, there are a total of 4 biomes and each biome has its own characteristics and enemy outlook. The game’s NFT sale will kick off next month.

What’s More on Play to Earn Games?

Check out our directory of games that will help you identify which game you want to play. Today’s news will act as a heads-up to you so you may add games to your watchlist or playlist. So, which games are you looking forward to playing and sharing with your friends and family. There are some more games that we will cover in our upcoming blog of play to earn NFT games. Stay with us for more on blockchain and NFT games. Meanwhile, check out the 10 best cryptos NFT games of 2022 blog by clicking here.

Play and Own Gaming

Play and Own Gaming Model, the New Domain in Web 3.0?

The blockchain gaming industry is in a nascent stage and still undergoing the evolutionary process. We all are well aware of what this industry promises and how it took off initially.

The promise of earning real money via playing your favorite game using blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Although the idea saw a massive success initially especially the play to earn game Axie Infinity, its ecosystem was and still is under severe criticism and harsh questioning.

The crashing of Terra/Luna, and the shutting down of Three Arrows Capital, Celsius, and other top companies started a severe crypto winter.

Moreover, play to earn games dwindling fan support, rug pulls, successful hacking attempts, tokens collapsing and more added to the uncertainty and questions about the longevity of the P2E gaming model ecosystem.

Several major developers also weren’t supporting the idea of play to earn right from the start as it takes away the basic purpose of gaming, which is fun. Play to earn gaming model has at its core the motivation for gamers to earn.

So, the basic purpose of gaming is lost somewhere between tokenomicsfinancial rewards, and earning real money.

NFT gaming also has challenges attached to it. Take for example the NFT game F1 Delta Time. It came onto the blockchain gaming stage as one of the most promising NFT games but it didn’t turn out as one. The game ran into licensing problems with the companies it went into an agreement with earlier. The NFT cars in the game lost its utility within minutes and gamers lost hundreds and thousands of dollars. The game abruptly shut down in April this year.

There is strong speculation that developers are making a transition from P2E games to a newer business model, a model that makes more sense. The game developers are shifting towards play to own (P2O) or free to own (F2O) model rather than play to earn.

The idea is simple yet elegant. Back in the (g)olden days’ video games went open sourcing with the gaming community experimenting and building in-game assets, maps, characters, environment, etc.

For example, Counter-Strike, the astronomically popular FPS, had several mods and maps that were made by the players themselves. Some of the maps went viral and were used all around the world. However, the creator didn’t get any monetary benefit from it. The same goes with DOTA 2 which began as a mod of Warcraft 3.

This mod gave birth to a whole new gaming genre of real-time strategy gameplay. This is where blockchain technology will provide a solution for gamers and creators alike.

This is where the blockchain game Shrapnel comes in. Shrapnel is a game with a captivating storyline, exciting gameplay, true ownership of in-game rewards and assets, and most importantly decentralized. The game developers of the game welcome input from the community.

So, the year 2023 will potentially kick-start this transition from p2e games to play and own, free to own games. At W3 Play, we are ready for this shift, as our current domains are focusing on play to earn, our domain portfolio is the largest in the games space. Whether it will be Play2Own, PlayToOwn, P2O (play to own) or F2O (free to own), we are sure we can fasciliate gamers with a large overview of quality games and features that can enable our gamer community to dive in deep. And why not, if it is fun?

That is what Joseph Derflinger is saying. Play and own games guarantee fun, entertaining gameplay, value for grinding, and NFT ownership. The intent is entirely different when compared to play to earn. Gamers will come in to enjoy and have fun whilst owning their stuff. Read what Joseph has to say about Play And Own

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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.

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Void - Play To Earn

VOID – Humans Have Lost The War Against Machines – Play and Earn Game on Solana

Void is an online AAA multiplayer NFT Play and Earn game in which you can customize your characters’ appearances while earning through various solo and squad-based battling modes. Whether you are a warrior, a host, a spectator, or a cast member, you will be completely immersed in the three breathtaking worlds and arenas that are completely controlled by the players.

The game is being built on the SOLANA blockchain, which means that players will be able to make quick transactions with minimal fees. Moreover, the game is utilizing Unreal Engine 5, this alone raises the bar for AAA blockchain games. The game is set fully launch at the beginning of 2023.

The game is not free to play, but play to earn. In order to play the game you must first own an NFT player.

VOID Storyline

Humans have lost the war against machines and the planet has become a wasteland. While the humans gathered their artillery to destroy these AI-based machines. The machines had used their ever-increasing intelligence to move the Earth from its axis causing a modern ice age that almost completely wiped out the human population.

Those who managed to live now struggle to survive. Humans hide from the robots, who now consider humans as playthings rather than a threat. There is a massive arena in the middle of the city where rogue humans are caught and sent to battle for their lives.

Game Characters

Players that start with a basic character can choose between evolving classes, each has more than 60 skill options. You can alter appearances to make your NFT stand out. Characters can have one of 5 classes ranging from common to legendary.

There are also 4 main characters in the game:

Anders Bowden

Anders lives in the shadows of the city, he wears a suit made from the carcasses of old robots. Survival has been his whole life and now after his family is gone, their teachings are all he has left.

MP Regar-0712

Sleek and ruthless, the MP bots are amongst the most feared adversaries in the Voids universe. These bots are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies which make it easy for them to hunt humans.

Adofo Ayad

Adofo has spent more than 15 years at the top of the Coliseum rankings, making him a true exception to the rule. He received his unique armor as a reward from the robot race for smashing all previous records. While he enjoys showing off his tremendous skills in battle, he is just biding his time, looking for the right moment to escape.

VOID Ayad Void - Play To Earn - NFT -Solana
Void – Play To Earn – NFT -Solana

Evora

Evora is in charge of making sure that the battles at the main coliseum go off without a hitch. She is quick and merciless in her actions. She is quick and ruthless to eliminate any signs of threat, even if it comes from one of her own friends.

Game Modes & Earning

Each and every item—whether it is a weapon, armor, arena, or treasure is a distinct NFT that may be exchanged on the Open Market.

Fight to Earn

Beat your opponents to get in-game rewards like a new rifle.

Quest to Earn

Discover the vast open world as you complete missions, solve riddles, and earn rewards.

Build to Earn

If you are more of a creator than a destroyer, you can create weapons, armor, and many other in-game assets that can be sold on the marketplace.

Stake to Earn

Just sit back and watch your assets grow, while other players play to earn for you.

Collect to Earn

Step out into the world and find legendary items while you fight, hide and run to stay alive.

Host to Earn

You can charge users at the point of entry after creating your private arena.

Void - Play To Earn - NFT -Solana
Void – Play To Earn – NFT -Solana

Team & Partners

The main team has a highly experienced team of developers that are collaborating to provide users with a dynamic gaming experience. Moreover, their recent partnership announcement with Genblock CapitalOnly1alliesAnti FundCyberFi SamuraiDutch Crypto Investors, and DuckDAO with further improve the quality.

Token

VOIDcoin is used as the universal currency. Moreover, you can use the VOIDcoin in both the game and on public trading platforms. You can use the token to buy items within the game or exchange it for other forms of crypto or fiat money. Each item be it a gun, armor, treasure, or arena NFTs can be exchanged on the open market.

Voids Marketplace

The game’s very own marketplace consists of players, weapons, armor, and arenas. Each category consists of different classes of items and if that is not enough they have also introduced a black market. You can buy rare and uncommon items from the black market. Moreover, you can also buy VOIDcoin directly from the website.

Final Word

The game is promising, unique, and has a captivating storyline. VOID lets you evolve, enhance, and upgrade as a game character with a lot of personalization. The game is the one to look forward to next year. It will surely add a lot of value to play and earn games.

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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

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