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This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from September 4th to September 10th, 2023.
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📌 Industry News
Explore Web3 Social & Gaming with the Linea Entertainment Festival [Read more]
The Linea Entertainment Festival explores web3 gaming on L2 networks, aiming to expand Linea's gaming ecosystem. It partners with DeGame, Particle Network, P12, and MyShell.ai for three sub-campaigns running from September 5 to October 8, 2023. Participants can engage in quests, content creation, and onboarding web2 users, with rewards including Linea Gas Passes and prizes like Apple Vision Pro and Nintendo Switch. The festival promotes the use of L2 networks for enhanced online gaming experiences and community engagement.
Crucible and Futureverse announce open metaverse partnership [Read more]
Crucible Technologies is partnering with Futureverse to integrate its Emergence SDK into the Root Network, enhancing metaverse interoperability. Emergence, launched recently for Unity developers, facilitates interoperability of avatars, wallets, and inventory. Born Ready Ventures will lead Crucible’s new funding round. The collaboration aims to empower developers and provide enhanced experiences in the Open Metaverse.
GAM3S.GG Raises $2M Seed Round Led by Mechanism Capital to Grow Web3 Gaming Superapp [Read more]
GAM3S.GG, formerly Polkastarter Gaming, secured $2 million in seed funding led by Mechanism Capital. Accompanying the fundraising, the project underwent a rebrand. The platform, regarded as the "IGN for web3," features over 200 web3 games and has 60,000+ gamers. It aims to be a comprehensive hub for blockchain gaming and recently hosted a significant web3 game award show. The mission is to scale and make web3 gaming accessible to a broader audience.
Google chooses BlockGames for its new Web3 startup program [Read more]
BlockGames, a leader in mobile gaming, has been chosen by Google for its Web3 startup program. The partnership offers BlockGames benefits like Google Cloud resources, networking opportunities, and access to global Web3 events. Google's support aims to advance Web3 mobile gaming innovations, with CEO Benas Baltramiejunas highlighting the significant potential for Web3 in the gaming industry.
Publicly Traded Korean Firm Neowiz To Build Games on Avalanche Network [Read more]
Neowiz, a major Korean game publisher, is joining Avalanche Arcad3, exploring Web3 gaming possibilities on Avalanche through its Web3 arm, Intella X. This partnership aims to strengthen the Web3 gaming network and expertise, aligning with Avalanche's focus on the Korean and gaming markets. Neowiz joins other top gaming companies, including Alibaba, Tencent, and GREE, in collaborating with Avalanche. The collaboration seeks to advance the Web3 gaming industry and foster high-quality Web3 games.
Gala Games Expands Portfolio with REP [Read more]
Gala Games, known for its blockchain games, is launching a social media network, REP, on its GalaChain platform. REP, dubbed a 'Super Twitter,' combines traditional social networking with gamified features like geolocation and augmented reality treasure hunts. The platform emphasizes user privacy and will introduce its own token, REPS, for various platform utilities. This expansion underlines Gala Games' vision for a diverse digital ecosystem on GalaChain.
PUBG Developers Krafton Announces Cosmos-based Layer 1 Using USDC For Settlements [Read more]
Krafton, the developer of PUBG, is launching Settlus, a layer 1 blockchain utilizing Cosmos SDK for payment settlements, at Korea Blockchain Week. Settlus aims to facilitate payment settlements and metaverse projects, offering gas fee payments in stablecoins, particularly Circle's USDC. The Cosmos SDK enables seamless interaction with other blockchains using the same framework. Circle also introduced native USDC support within the Cosmos ecosystem through Noble.krafton-announces-cosmos-055831333.html
Roblox is finally coming to PlayStation [Read more]
📌 Game Updates
Axie Infinity Homeland Pre-Beta has Begun! [Read more]
The Axie Infinity: Homeland pre-beta phase is live, transitioning from Season to Phase format. The reward system is revamped, allowing players to earn AXS through various in-game actions and introducing a new Moonfall mechanic. Leaderboards and seasonal achievements are phased out, with 20% of staking rewards redirected to Homeland for a sustainable in-game economy.
Expanding Horizons for The Sandbox Land Owners [Read more]
The Sandbox, a virtual metaverse platform, is set to enhance its offerings for landowners. Their roadmap includes opening experience publishing to all, introducing a search feature, and boosting premium land visibility. They're also creating neighborhoods and a buyback program, hinting at a land 'level-up' system and rewarding long-term landowners with exclusive NFT awards, signaling a dynamic future for the platform.
Cradles Launches Open Beta [Read more]
Cradles, a time-traveling MMO with dinosaurs and evolving worlds, is launching an open beta on September 10th. It may offer early access to Dinopets owners or whitelisted players. While details are scarce, a previous beta featured rewards, world exploration, socializing, monster hunting, crafting, and more. Cradles aims to attract players with an old-school MMO feel, targeting Everquest and World of Warcraft fans. It's available on Steam, and players who download and play the beta will receive an exclusive NFT.
Gods Unchained Adds Sealed Mode [Read more]
Gods Unchained is introducing Sealed Mode on September 14th, fulfilling player requests for a limited-resources deck-building game mode. It offers a semi-random card selection process and requires a buy-in of 15 GODS tokens. Players build decks with 60 cards from random domains and compete, aiming to win seven matches for rewards like GODS tokens, Flux, and cosmetic packs. Gods Unchained is a blockchain-based collectible card game with card ownership on Ethereum.
Mars4 announced it's officially listed on Epic Games store [Read more]
MARS4, an interactive 3D metaverse featuring a detailed virtual Mars based on NASA's data, has expanded to the Epic Games Store. Players can purchase Mars Land NFTs representing land plots, use $MARS4 Dollars for in-game transactions, and engage in play-and-earn activities. The development team has meticulously crafted a 3D map of Mars, creating an immersive experience for users.
Gas Hero Launching Exclusively On Polygon [Read more]
Gas Hero, developed by Find Satoshi Lab, is set to launch on the Polygon platform in December 2023. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game explores AI's potential impact on humanity. Harnessing Polygon's capabilities, Gas Hero seeks smooth gameplay and efficient user onboarding. The game emphasizes strategy, hero combinations, and challenges stemming from AI-driven civilization downfall.