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CARV Digest | A Carnaval of Fun with Games and Gamers in the zkSync Ecosystem
This is the 21st volume of the CARV bi-weekly newsletter, covering the updates from July 31st to August 13th, 2023.
TL; DR Version
CARV website revamp: introducing new CARV Pass quests and website localization. To guarantee seamless onboarding of new CARVers, we are preparing a series of events.
zkSync Summer Zeal and the CARV Treasure Hunt have just concluded, amassing tremendous popularity across CARV platforms.
CARV AI Promot Battle kicked off, engaging AI talents and enthusiasts for a chance at a $600 USDT reward and game incubation opportunities.
CARV recently partnered with Anichess, an innovative chess game powered by Animoca Brands ecosystem.
CARV is endeavoured to provide insights into the web3 industry, featuring Animoca game discovery, Illuvium AMA, and the CARV Creator program.
💻 Dev Blog
The CARV website has been undergoing updates to enhance user experiences.
Playing hours on Steam and Epic platforms have been integrated as a new kind of CARV Pass quest, seamlessly converting gamers' web2 gaming moments into web3 gaming credentials.
CARV is expanding its accessibility by introducing support for 9 languages on its website. The supported languages include English, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Turkish, and Spanish. This move aims to improve user experience and understanding for non-English speaking individuals. The website can automatically adjust to the language of the user's browser. Additionally, users have the option to manually select their preferred language by using the language dropdown in the header.
🎮 Hottest Highlights from the Last Fortnight
CARV X zkSync Summer Zeal
CARV's collaborative celebration with zkSync ignited the enthusiasm of over 200,000 gamers. In the flourishing zkSync gaming world, we introduced a 10-day zkSync Summer Zeal event featuring five games from the zkSync ecosystem: Archloot, Robot Farm, Tearing Spaces, Tevaera Labs, and Tiny World. This event encompassed nine social and in-game quests.
Apart from social and in-game quests, we engaged with zkSync Era, delving into the future of gaming within it, and hosted an informative AMA session to enhance gamers' understanding of these titles. The combined viewership for the two panel talks reached around 4K.
CARV Treasure Hunt
The Treasure Hunt is tailored for all web3 gaming enthusiasts, particularly those especially seasoned gamers. From August 4th to August 10th, we shared images daily on our official X account, each depicting a scene or character from a renowned web3 game.
The event experienced resounding success, drawing an impressive participation of over 30,000 in total. Gamers eagerly accepted the challenge of identifying the game, submitting their answers in the comments of our question posts. Those posts also gained more than 90K impressions on CARV X(Twitter) account.
CARV AI Prompt Battle
After an inspiring influx of professional and imaginative creations in the CARV X AI Prompt Battle, we're thrilled to unveil the highly anticipated CARV AI Prompt Battle Round II. Winners of Round I can be directly advanced to Round II while new participants are also welcome to register as well. The final winner can win a $600 USDT reward and a game incubation opportunity. For more detailed information, please refer to the article
Expanding and Powering the Ecosystem
CARV has joined forces with Anichess, the pioneering strategic chess game developed by Animoca Brands, and partners with chess.com.
CARV further enriched its engagement by hosting an enlightening AMA session with Anichess. This deeply explored the Anichess game and the expansive Animoca Brands ecosystem.
🌟 Community Highlights
Tearing Spaces Livestream
With the anticipated arrival of Tearing Spaces' Open Beta, CARV held a captivating live stream that brought together not only the game's most dedicated and passionate players, but also enthusiasts from CARV community, fostering an environment of shared expertise and boundless excitement.
CARV and Illuvium, the outstanding web3 game, collaborated in a comprehensive AMA session. Together we dived into its Open Beta and unveiled insights about Illuvium Beyond. The dialogue also encompassed their visionary 20-year roadmap, aimed at establishing Illuvium as the inaugural AAA interoperable universe.
🔍 Industry Insights
Game Discovery - Animoca Ecosystem
At the forefront of gamification and blockchain, Animoca Brands Ecosystem stands as a global leader, showcasing an awe-inspiring portfolio of over 380 investments. Within this dynamic realm, CARV takes a comprehensive plunge into the diverse array of games that inhabit this ecosystem. For a deeper understanding, explore further at 👉 [Animoca Brands Ecosystem Game Discovery].
CARV Creator Spotlight
KOLs have consistently been pivotal driving forces in the web3 gaming landscape.
CARV conducted an insightful interview with a prominent KOL and also a CARV Guardian, Sanjay, delving into his profound insights on web3 and his gaming preferences. We're excited to involve Sanjay into the CARV Creator Program, collaborating to co-create and enrich the web3 gaming universe.
CARV is building a credential infrastructure focused on gaming, enabling gamers with enhanced social and seamless credential-based experiences across games while empowering games with privacy-preserving, AI-driven intelligence for growth and operations.
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