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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.