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This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from October 16th to October 22nd, 2023.
As a platform focusing on gaming, CARV consistently strives to stay updated with the ever-changing game industry. In order to ensure that you are kept abreast of the latest gaming news, we are delighted to present you with a review of last week's highlights.
📌 Game Updates
Formula E: High Voltage video game launches 19 October 2023 [Read more]
Formula E: High Voltage, a Formula E racing management game, launches on October 19, 2023, using the energy-efficient Flow blockchain and NFTs to grant digital ownership of in-game items. Players manage races, collect and upgrade cars and drivers, and operate within the eco-conscious Formula E ethos. NFT crates are available for purchase, and the game is part of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem. Formula E, as a net-zero carbon sport, aims to accelerate electric vehicle innovation and sustainability.
Parallel Introduces New Planetfall Expansion [Read more]
Parallel's new expansion, Planetfall, offers NFT holders a pre-sale starting on October 25th, with the public sale on the 28th. The expansion introduces new cards, faction abilities, Keys, Paragon skins, and more. Packs come in three tiers, with Player Packs, Collector Packs, and Collector Crates. The expansion includes 120 new cards and additional features like Keys for bonus rewards and cosmetic items. Parallel is a sci-fi TCG with unique mechanics, where players build decks, utilize Paragons, and earn PRIME tokens through NFT cards.
Mythical Games' Blankos Block Party Prepares for Mobile Transition [Read more]
Mythical Games, the developer of Blankos Block Party, is preparing to shift to mobile gaming and has announced the release of the final Blanko NFT from its PC era. This move is tied to the deprecation of Blanko Bucks as a payment method in the game, scheduled for December 6th. Mythical Games plans to introduce a new currency for compliance with mobile app store regulations. The last Blanko NFT, "Third Kind Blanko: One of a Kind," will be available for purchase on October 19th. The transition to mobile gaming is motivated by the cost of acquiring PC gamers, with special perks planned for the existing Blankos community.
Anichess Mini Game Early Access registration is now open [Read more]
Anichess introduces the Anichess Mini Game Early Access, offering chess enthusiasts a puzzle-based chess variant with magical spells. The Early Access version includes 36 spell puzzles of varying difficulty levels. Completing puzzles earns players Orbs of Power, digital collectibles. Players can register from October 17 to 27, with rewards based on the number of puzzles solved. A total of 2,000 players will be selected based on tickets earned through referrals and Orbs of Power ownership.
Fableborne Holders Playtest Coming Soon [Read more]
Fableborne is introducing a new playtest, the Holders Playtest, available exclusively to Fableborne Primordial NFT holders. This playtest adds new features, including defense units like the Healer and Sniper, an improved defense AI, and a melee hero, Nix. The game features an action RPG and base-building blend with multiplayer asynchronous combat. The playtest runs from October 25 to October 27. Fableborne is designed for quick play sessions and offers a fair economy for unlocking new heroes. Visit their website, Twitter, and Discord for more information. Fableborne Primordials are available on OpenSea (Polygon network).
Pixelmon announced its first casual game Kevin The Adventurer will launch on Base blockchain on October 24th [Read more]
Pixelmon is launching "Kevin the Adventure," a hypercasual side-scrolling game on October 24. Players can compete for a prize pool of over $10,000 USDC by guiding Kevin through obstacles, avoiding nerfs, and collecting power-ups. A leaderboard allows players to secure their spot for rewards, and even if they don't top the leaderboard, they have a chance at USDC-filled participation trophies. Pre-registration offers a unique badge and in-game advantage. This initiative is separate from the flagship mid-core games set to launch in 2024.
Danu Games is building its MMORPG on Immutable zkEVM, powered by Polygon Labs [Read more]
Avalon, an epic open-world MMORPG, invites players to unleash their inner hero in a world where empires rise, teams unite, and dragons take flight. It offers players the freedom to lead and nurture their characters, embark on unbounded adventures, engage in multiplayer dragon battles, and explore an alternate history of the Knights Templar. Danu Games Studios, the developer, is known for innovative and immersive gaming experiences. They've chosen Immutable's zkEVM on Polygon for smoother gameplay, seamless wallet integration, enhanced security, and streamlined onboarding, marking their foray into the world of blockchain gaming.
Over 45,000 players participated in ZTX second Playtest [Read more]
ZTX is announcing its second Playtest, now open to the public, allowing users to participate in the journey leading up to ZTX's official Beta Launch. In Playtest #2, players get to experience various aspects of the ZTX gameplay, including harvesting and crafting gameplay modes, creating accounts via ZTX Accounts with frictionless Web3 wallet integration, and managing assets. This open playtest introduces more on-chain aspects of gameplay and offers a glimpse of what's to come in ZTX. User feedback is essential in shaping the final product. To participate, visit ztx.io/play and join the Discord community.
Space Nation Alpha Test 2.0 is Live [Read more]
Space Nation is launching its Alpha Test 2.0, inviting players to intense 10v10 player-versus-player space battles. Amidst the tranquility of the cosmos, two large motherships and their fleets are set for a fierce showdown. This test integrates elements from Alpha Test 1.0, offering a comprehensive gaming experience. Players can choose from spacecrafts like T0 Gray Fox, T1 Enforcer, and T2 Humpback, each catering to distinct strategies. Communication and teamwork will be essential for success.
📌 Industry News
Yuga Labs completes restructuring to focus on metaverse [Read more]
Yuga Labs, the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT project, has completed a restructuring effort to shift its focus towards its metaverse project called Otherside. The company's CEO, Daniel Alegre, emphasized that Otherside is a significant priority, describing it as an "immersive metaverse" platform. Yuga Labs is aiming to refine its focus and execute its plans for Otherside, while navigating the challenges in the NFT and metaverse industry. The restructuring process included making changes to the team configurations and prioritizing the long-term success of the company.
Forge Announces $11 Million in Seed Funding [Read more]
Forge, a video game platform founded by gaming pioneer Dennis "Thresh" Fong, Crunchyroll founder Kun Gao, and Cyence founder George Ng, has launched its beta version. The platform allows gamers to connect their gaming achievements and profiles, enabling them to earn rewards based on their gaming history and participation in gaming communities. Forge has secured $11 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, BITKRAFT Ventures, and Animoca Brands, with participation from other investors, including Griffin Gaming Partners, Riot Games, and Sony Innovation Fund. The platform's mission is to reward gamers for their passion, engagement, and community participation.
Avalanche is the Sponsor and Host of Web3 Gaming Show, Gamefied by Wolves DAO [Read more]