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This is the 15th volume of the CARV Bi-weekly newsletter, covering the project updates and insights from April 17th to April 30th, 2023.
TL; DR version
CARV has onboarded numerous partners recently and is supporting over 150 games. Soon, we'll be celebrating the first anniversary of our launch. Stay close!
The team prioritizes product iteration with both Beta and Alpha versions running in parallel. New features like in-game leaderboards are now available for external use.
The revamped newsletter offers enhanced content and marketing, featuring Splinterlands, Tearing Space, and Shrapnel in this issue, and provides editor's choice news and industry reports to our community in the end.
We continue to provide industry insights and influence, hosting CARV Talk to discuss AI and games, and we are supporting BNB Chain Zero2hero Hackathon for dev networking.
We just attended Consensus in Austin, with online community game nights and live-streaming events heating up in the meantime.
Exciting Updates You Won't Want to Miss!💡
Here's a brief summary of our impressive progress:
We just teamed up with new exciting titles like Unioverse, Abyss World, MetaStar Strikers, My Crypto Heroes, and Meta Merge.
Over 10 new games have been listed on our platform, including Medieval Empires, Sabai World, Sabi Light, Cards of Eternity, MetaStar Strikers, My Crypto Heroes, CryptoSpells, NFTWars, 9Lives Arena, DSpace & CIVITAS. The CARV platform features over 150 games now.
Nearly 20 new events kicked off on carv.io, including Sabi Ecoverse, Goons of Balatroon, Fractal RED, and more.
Nearly 300 members of the community have joined the CARV Pass Golden League (level 20). Don't miss out on the opportunity to sprint through the last month!
CARVers community played the Arcadia tourney, Crypto Fight Club, City Guesser, and Land.io, and also live-streamed games like Unioverse.
Image: new games on the platform
Image: Unioverse livestream
Our website carv.io is currently being revamped to introduce a new beta version. Some of the new features that will be shipped to the beta version include in-game leaderboards and Near Wallet log-in.
The beta version also supports customizable game achievement badges, as was the case with Armour. Unlike badges that are objective to CARV's design (e.g., level 10), the metadata can be configured in the game to determine the credential eligible for minting soulbound token badges.
Image: Armour's achievement badge
CARV showed their support for BNB Chain's Zero2hero program and actively participated in the online workshop. The panel also featured esteemed guests from Alibaba Cloud and Particle Network, and the event was live-streamed on Binance's YouTube channel.
We hosted the 6th volume of CARV Talk, "When Blockchain Meets Gaming," on April 20. The panel list included Diggyddab from UNIOVERSE, Luc Berkefeld from Medieval Empires, Sam Steffanina from Wolves DAO, TGIFresco of METALCORE, and Sinjin David Jung from MAYG.
Other events on our plate also ended with success, including AMAs with MetaStar Strikers, Abyss World, and Unioverse in the community, and with Metamerge at Binance Live. We went to the E4C community to educate the community members about the E4C mission.
We are happy to share the release of not one, but two volumes of our game discovery series!
Oasys — How it Could Drive Mass Adoption. It features one of the verses, Home Verse, and four games that are built on it: Yomi Gardens, Brave Frontier Heroes, Sheepfarm, Dark Throne
Image from: Yomi Gardens
Sui Ecosystem: New Thriving Titles & Gaming-related Projects. It showcases a dozen projects, with comprehensive details elaborated in the thread.
Your Fast Track to the Latest Gaming News🔥
🎮CARV Partner: Apeiron
Players will be able to earn up to 2 FREE mints in Apeiron Season 2 starting in early June. Free mint can be earned by playing the game and collecting the rare item S2 Dood Halo. Go to Apeiron Marketplace, download the game, and get yourself prepared!
🎮CARV Partner: Splinterlands
A new promo card will arrive soon in Splinterlands: Zyriel. The sale starts at 4 p.m. EST on May 2nd, 2023, and lasts for 30 days or until all of the cards are gone. Source
🎮CARV Partner: Tearing Spaces
There is a new closed beta test for Tearing Spaces. Everyone with a Celestial Arsenal Pass is welcome to participate and win a variety of goodies. Celestial Arsenal Passes presently cost roughly $15 USD on Open Sea and, depending on how many Pass points it has racked up, will offer a special incentive at the end of the closed beta. Source
🎮Special Feature: SHRAPNEL
Shrapne is making an initial airdrop of their SHRAP token to holders. The snapshot will take place sometime between the 1st – 3rd of May (PST). Source
You can also follow us on LinkedIn for more up-to-date news clippings!
Key findings include:
Gaming market size to reach $201b in 2023
Gaming VC deal volume: 109 deals completed in Q1 2023, up 5% QoQ
Public gaming ETFs: up 10-20% since the start of 2023
Cash balances held by market-leading gaming ($48b) and tech ($164b) companies
Trends: AI in Gaming, regulatory environment, Roblox aging up, Epic launching UGC
This article suggests that the crash has forced companies to refocus on the core aspects of their products and prioritize innovation.
Generative AI opens up new avenues for immersive gaming experiences and provides developers with powerful tools for building more engaging and challenging games.
It discusses the concept of full-chain game design, which integrates blockchain technology into game development from the core game mechanics to the distribution and monetization of game assets.
The report highlights the importance of measuring user engagement, retention, and revenue, as well as the need to ensure the scalability and interoperability of blockchain-based games.
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