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Weekly Gaming News Digest with CARV | Yuga Labs Announces New Strategic Partnerships to Propel the Development of Otherside
This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from September 18th to September 24th, 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.
📌 Industry News
Yuga Labs Announces New Strategic Partnerships that will Propel the Development of Otherside [Read more]
Yuga Labs, known for Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, announced strategic partnerships to advance Otherside, an interoperable metaverse. Partners include Hadean for simulations, AccelByte for backend, Bad Rhino Studios for gameplay, and Faraway for engagement. Yuga Labs aims to empower creators and foster innovation within the metaverse, with a focus on interoperability and community involvement. They are also part of OMA3, a web3 metaverse coalition, and remain committed to public development and feedback.
Proof of Play Raised $33 Million in a Seed Round [Read more]
Blockchain gaming startup Proof of Play, led by FarmVille co-creator Amitt Mahajan, raised $33 million in a seed round with investors including a16z crypto, Anchorage Digital, and Naval Ravikant. The company's first game, Pirate Nation, aims to create timeless and accessible blockchain games. Mahajan's background includes work at Zynga and Google, and he's joined by notable investors from the tech and gaming industries.
GMO Media to Launch a Verse on Oasys with Three Initial Titles Announced for December [Read more]
Oasys, a game-centric blockchain, partners with GMO Media to launch "GESOTEN Verse" on its platform. Three games, "UNIVERSAL STALLION," "KITARO ~ YOKAI STREET~," and "YOLO FOX," are set for a December 2023 release. "GESOTEN byGMO" users can play these blockchain games with existing IDs and earn cryptocurrency rewards. The collaboration will be showcased at Tokyo Game Show 2023.
Mythical Games will Bring Blankos Block Party to Web3 Mobile Players [Read more]
Mythical Games plans to adapt its Web3 PC game, Blankos Block Party, for mobile platforms after success with NFL Rivals on iOS and Android. While incorporating Web3 technology, NFL Rivals enables in-app purchases with traditional virtual currency, aligning with app store policies. Mythical Games aims to bring Web3 gaming to a broader audience while complying with platform rules.
Hashflow Turned DeFi Trading Into a Sci-Fi Game—With an AI Dictator [Read more]
Hashflow, a decentralized crypto exchange, has launched Hashverse, a gamified financial experience focused on decentralized finance (DeFi) activities like cryptocurrency trading. In Hashverse, users choose avatars, complete quests, mint NFTs, and earn the HFT governance token. Hashflow aims to enhance the trading and governance experience in the Web3 space while giving away one million HFT tokens during the initial 12-week season.
South Korean Mobile Developer NHN is Building Crypto Games on Sui [Read more]
South Korean tech company NHN, known for social casino and mobile games, is developing crypto games leveraging the Sui blockchain. NHN aims to create digital board games with NFT integration and is exploring ways to incorporate NFTs and crypto tokens into gameplay and rewards. NHN's decision to use Sui is based on its desire to build on a layer-1 blockchain, and the company joins a growing list of South Korean gaming firms entering the blockchain gaming space. The Asia region is expected to constitute a significant portion of the crypto gaming player base.
📌 Game Updates
Star Atlas Announces SAGE Labs [Read more]
SAGE Labs, a space economy simulation game developed by Star Atlas, is launching on Solana Mainnet. Evolving from SAGE: Escape Velocity, the game offers decentralized character management, an economic loop with resource extraction and crafting, and on-chain game assets. The launch features a $1.5 million Golden Ticket promotion, and the gameplay involves exploring 51 star systems, mining asteroids, and crafting valuable items.
My Pet Hooligan Opens Public Early Access [Read more]
My Pet Hooligan, a rabbit-themed FPS, has launched its early access via Epic Games. In collaboration with Amazon Prime Gaming, users can obtain cosmetic items by linking their Amazon accounts. The game, reminiscent of a rabbit-infused GTA, offers various modes and a unique backstory. Players owning a Hooligan NFT receive exclusive benefits, including in-game currency and early release access.
Phantom Galaxies Beta — ‘Cohort 4: Defenders of the Stars’ Now Live [Read more]
Phantom Galaxies Beta announces its fourth cohort, granting access to NFT holders and ASTRAFER owners. This beta phase offers improved gameplay, including revamped starfighter classes, multiplayer options, new progression metrics, enemy scaling, UI enhancements, and a Breacher Class mecha. Players can also earn rewards through a $1.5 million Golden Ticket promotion. The game, set in a rabbit-themed, rabbit-filled GTA-style world, allows ownership of Hooligan NFTs, providing unique avatars and early access to content.
Introducing Lunalog: Axie Infinity's All-in-One Game Info Hub [Read more]
Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity, introduces Lunalog, a comprehensive game information hub on App.Axie. Lunalog offers players valuable insights into the Axie Infinity world, featuring badge leaderboards, Axie lore, a Hall of Fame, and more. It enhances the Axie gaming experience with detailed information about the game's universe and achievements.
Legends of the Mara Season 1 Open Beta Goes Live Sept. 26 [Read more] The open beta for Legends of the Mara Season 1 is set to launch on September 26th, featuring the hatching of Mara creatures, benefits for Koda token holders, and mintable loot at the end of each season. This promises an engaging and rewarding experience for players, with added layers of complexity and strategy.