Blockchain gaming needs its own ‘EVO Moment 37’?
- The Web3 gaming ecosystem needs a viral and inspiring moment to capture mainstream attention.
- Developers should go beyond visuals and rewards to create a “wow” moment in their games.
- The fighting game community was captivated by the “EVO Moment 37” in 2004, highlighting the power of memorable moments in gaming history.
Om Nom enters the metaverse
- ZeptoLab, the studio behind Cut the Rope, partners with The Sandbox to bring the game’s character, Om Nom, into the metaverse.
- Players can explore a virtual world inspired by Cut the Rope and discover the origin story of Om Nom.
Axie builders get the Greenlight
- Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity, introduces Mavis Hub: Greenlight, a program for developers to share their early game builds with the community.
- Players can playtest and vote for their favorite Axie Builder’s Program games, driving competition between developers.
$150K inducements to join the dark side
- Layer-1 blockchain network Aelf launches the Aelevate program, offering grants of up to $150,000 per Web2 studio to transition to blockchain technology and create games on the Aelf network.
- Aelf aims to break into the gaming world, capitalizing on the projected growth of the blockchain gaming market.
Hot Take – Nitro Nation: World Tour
- Mythical Games’ Nitro Nation: World Tour is a free Web3 drag racing game on mobile with simple gameplay mechanics and beautiful graphics.
- Players can upgrade and tune their cars, customize their gameplay experience, and compete in drag races.
More from crypto gaming space:
- Bandai Namco collaborates with Oasys and Attructure to create an AI-enhanced virtual pet game featuring NFT-based digital creatures.
- Amazon Prime Gaming partners with Mojo Melee to offer exclusive drops to Amazon Prime members.
- Mahjong Meta, a Web3 Mahjong game, goes live after its open beta phase.
- Wreck League collaborates with Yuga Labs to host Yuga-themed mech NFTs.
- Dininho, an NFT-based open-world social MMO game, releases on Arbitrum.