Crypto Gaming Roundup #17
MetaPortal Gaming Index, $GAME, is designed to provide exposure to the emergent crypto gaming space. Investing across games, virtual worlds and gaming platforms. The index is a simple and effective way to express the view that crypto games will capture a greater share of the burgeoning gaming market.
Thetan Arena enters a new phase
While April started with $THG Staking and the opportunity to buy tokens from other projects through private sales, May sees a focus on community and creator programs, rewarding loyal fans with extra ways to get involved and earn THG tokens.
April also saw the successful completion of Rise of Helios - the first eSports tournament for Thetan Arena. You can watch a short recap below:
Finally, the team is going to release new in-game content based on the ‘summer’ theme, and has just kicked off the Fusion event where players can fuse heroes together and create new ones, earning gTHG along the way.
DeFi Land launches first game
The first play-and-earn game from Defi Land launched on May 18th, and is now available to all users. It quickly became the third biggest game in terms of market cap within the Solana ecosystem, and just 2 days after launch they announced reaching 10,000 daily active users.
The team has also been collaborating with STEPN and plans to explore a multichain future over the coming months, with announcements regarding chain integrations to follow in June. An alpha mobile version of the game is in development and is expected to be released in Q3 2022.
Moving on to cover the Harmony blockchain, Cosmic universe released their early concept gameplay trailer this week. The game will be a fantasy worldbuilder and MMORPG, built using Unreal Engine 5. If you’re looking to get involved, Wizard and Land NFTs are already available.
The team is planning to have a subsequent ‘Elves’ mint around the time of the 1 year anniversary coming up in June. This will be the only Character collection minted until 2023. If you’re looking for something to do with your NFTs, the Character Staking dashboard is live and MAGIC farms are now visible on the website.
Dog Racing game shares bear market plans
If horse racing isn’t your thing, DoRac’s gameplay is based on dog racing instead, and involves users breeding and training their pack to beat opponents. The first large competition will be the Derby 100k Grand Prix in Q4 of 2022, with an IDO planned for Q3 of 2022.
The DoRac gaming experience apparently differs from simple point and click racing games which are common in crypto gaming, offering a unique MMORPG roaming experience via the DoRac ‘Metaverse’ alongside competitive racing and training.
Elarium first person shooter
Elarium, an upcoming AAA FPS game built for Ultra's blockchain shared this little tidbit on twitter, getting fans excited for what will surely be on of the first crypto based FPS games to go live.
Aavegotchi Raffles return
The first Gotchiverse Decorations Raffle is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 9th at 2pm UTC and will last three days. Different from previous raffles, these decorations are focused on aesthetics (at least initially, according to the post!) and can be placed on any REALM parcel. There are also rarity levels that come into play, and other designs if Rofl Gnomes aren’t your thing…