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Weekly Gaming News Digest with CARV | Tearing Space Open Beta Season 2 is LIVE
This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from August 21st to August 28th, 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
Tearing Space Open Beta Season 2 is LIVE
Tearing Spaces launches its second beta season from August 28th to September 18th, introducing new game modes: Dojo, Ranked, and Championship. Players can earn TSC tokens through gameplay, which are valuable for purchasing NFTs, leveling up Divine Stewards, and weapon forging. While participation is free, using NFT weapons increases earning potential. There's also a staking system expected soon and benefits for top-performing guilds.
Earn Alpha Chests in Citizen Conflict 3.0
Citizen Conflict enters Alpha Phase 3 with a new map, tournaments, and Alpha Boxes as play-to-earn rewards, offering limited edition NFTs. Players holding NFTs from collections like Alpha Key and Syndicate Heroes can participate. Alpha 3.0 loot boxes are earned through quests, registration, and gameplay. Contents include unique NFTs, QORPO tokens, and rewards. Tournaments involve individual and team play, earning points for various actions. Daily quests contribute to Alpha Box rewards, making the game accessible with an alpha pass.
Gala Games Launches Champions Arena
Gala Games releases Champions Arena from beta to live status on the GYRI blockchain. The web3 game allows players to progress through a campaign, level up heroes, and compete on leaderboards. Available on mobile (Android, iOS) and PC via Gala Games launcher, Champions Arena is a free-to-play team-fighting game. While NFTs offer advantages, they aren't required to play. Players can access Champions in-game and participate in an Arena leaderboard, with NFT rental and conversion options available.
📌 Industry News
COMBO Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Advance Game-Centric Rollup
COMBO, a Web3 gaming layer-2 network, is partnering with Alibaba Cloud to enhance game-centric Rollup. The collaboration seeks to offer reliable and low-latency development tools to Web3 game creators. COMBO launched its testnet in April and introduced an $80 million ecosystem fund in June. This collaboration builds on those efforts to support the development of Web3 games.
Xterio announces plans for an NFT marketplace
Gaming Web3 platform Xterio is establishing its own ecosystem due to OpenSea's refusal to impose author royalties on NFT resales. The initiative includes an NFT marketplace, unique tokens, rewards, and affiliate programs to support content creators. Xterio plans to launch the marketplace in the coming weeks.
MARBLEX Partners with APTOS
MARBLEX, a subsidiary of Netmarble, is partnering with Aptos Foundation to enhance its MBX ecosystem through the MARBLEX WARP Bridge. This collaboration leverages Aptos' secure Layer1 blockchain to facilitate seamless provision of MBX services, including tokens and NFTs. The partnership aims to boost scalability and interaction for users of both ecosystems, advancing immersive gaming experiences. This marks MARBLEX's third multichain partnership, following collaborations with BNB Chain and the NEAR protocol, as it continues to integrate blockchain technology into popular games.
a16z-backed AI video generator Irreverent Labs raises funding from Samsung Next
Washington-based startup Irreverent Labs, supported by Samsung Next, employs AI to enable video creation from various inputs like text, images, and audio. The AI technology can generate short, high-quality videos from user prompts and aims to cater to regular short-form content creators as well as those with no video production experience. Initially known for a blockchain-based game, Irreverent Labs focuses on its video creation AI model, capitalizing on the growing trend of AI-generated content across industries.
Singapore’s biggest bank DBS unveils metaverse concept in the Sandbox
Singapore's DBS Bank is set to launch a new metaverse experience called "DBS BetterWorld" in The Sandbox by the end of the year. This gamified adventure will showcase how virtual experiences can be used for positive impact. Players will engage in activities inspired by DBS Foundation-supported businesses, focusing on mitigating food waste. The initiative builds upon the bank's acquisition of virtual real estate in The Sandbox last year, aligning with the growing trend of financial institutions exploring metaverse opportunities.
Rumble Kong League is partnering with Hermit Crab
Rumble Kong League has teamed up with Brazilian game development studio Hermit Crab to enhance the gaming experience and project performance. Hermit Crab, known for creating games for major sports teams like Arsenal and Barcelona, brings expertise in web3 as well. This collaboration aims to introduce direct player control, gameplay enhancements, and a mobile client for Rumble Kong League, with the goal of having a playable release candidate by the end of the year. The partnership signifies a step toward a more immersive and innovative sports gaming experience.