It is almost Super Bowl Time. Ready for the commercials? It did hit the news this week: Super Bowl LVII will Not Feature Crypto Ads: Deals Fell Apart and Limit Break Invests Millions in Live NFT Minting during Super Bowl 2023.
The momentum from last week continues this week, with several new alpha gameplays being released, new partnerships and fundings, new NFT launching and Mint, and much more. The past week we also saw FTX fallout in Super Bowl advertisement deal cancellation for the crypto industry. So, this year people will see only beer ads instead of crypto or blockchain. As for the gamefi, we have Project Red inviting players to play and test gameplay for free. A couple of other games like Faraway Lands, BattleFly have alpha and early access respectively. There are also plenty of alpha gameplays already live and running so a lot is happening in Web3 games. In another update, we have Illuvium eyeing to introduce yet another game to its already pumping IP.
Let’s check in detail what’s new in blockchain this week:
● Illuvium Announces Illuvitars
● Planet IX Launches New Missions and Updates
● Project Red Announces Free to Play Weekend
● Shrapnel Announces Free Mint
● Bullieverse New Soulbound Reward Badges
● BattleFly Early Access is Open
● Faraway Land’s First Public Alpha is Out
Illuvium Announces Illuvitars
Illuvium is on a roll and continues to impress its fanbase with new, unique, and exciting features. This week Illuvium came up with Illuvium: Beyond where players will enjoy customizable NFT avatars based on in-game characters. These customizable NFTs are Illuvitars that will work everywhere in the Illuvium DAO. These Illluvitars will work as your profile picture which of course is customizable with plenty of cosmetic items. You can check the news in detail here.
Planet IX Launches New Missions and Updates
Planet IX has just released a new Tile Contract that offers players the chance to expand their Mission Control by 12 extra hexes. This exciting development provides ample space for growth, and for the time being, accessing these tiles is offered at no cost.
Planet IX has gained a massive following in recent months, becoming one of the most sought-after web3 games. This PIX-collecting, click-mining, and building game continues to thrive, with the latest update featuring an improved Mission Control and the ability to construct n additional twelve hexes.
Project Red Announces Free to Play Weekend
Project Red, which recently launched its public alpha, now presents free-to-play weekends for everyone. Starting this weekend (Feb 10th-12th), Project Red becomes part of the growing list of high-quality FPS games in the web3 arena.
Every other weekend, the public alpha of Project Red will be accessible to all, allowing anyone to download the game and participate in playtests. This Mafia-themed FPS is still in its early stages, with the current alpha limited to the Blood Arena, an FPS competition within the game world.
While Project Red is currently in alpha testing and hosting contests with prizes, free-to-play players will not receive rewards at this time. However, this is an excellent opportunity to try out the game, offer feedback, and get a glimpse of one of the latest FPS games in the web3 space.
Shrapnel Announces Free Mint
Shrapnel, a super promising FPS extraction NFT game announces its free mint for Sigma Containment Units or SCU. You need to get a hold of the whitelist spot if you are eyeing these limited NFTs. These NFTs will will provide additional benefits like:
● Membership to a holders-only community
● Early access to the Creator Tools
● Exclusive content for the Creator Tools
● Limited Edition content from Partner Collabs
● Rare in-game SCU skins
Making it to the Shrapnel Whitelist has multiple ways. The quickest and most straightforward way is to possess an Operator NFT and verify your wallet on Discord. Additionally, keep an eye on contests, giveaways, and community collaborations on Shrapnel’s social media channels. They also plan to launch an application form in the near future.
Surprisingly, this mint will take place simultaneously on three different blockchains – Ethereum, Polygon, and Avalanche. The NFTs will be divided evenly among each chain, with a total of 3,333 SCU units available on each. One lucky minter on Avalanche will even receive a rare 1/1 SCU airdropped directly to them!
Bullieverse New Soulbound Reward Badges
Bullieverse never forgets its early supporters and loyal fanbase as they dedicate new Soulbound badges to them as BLISS tokens. BLISS, or Bullieverse Soulbound Badges, serve as a perpetual community recognition system through soulbound (account bound) rewards.
These badges keep a record of an owner’s involvement in various activities across the Bullieverse. The first badge is awarded to those who participated in Beary’s Bootcamp, a staking event for holders of hibernated BarBearian NFTs. In addition to the Badge, the Bootcamp event also granted hibernating Bear owners with CuraBull tokens, which vest into BULL tokens over a 12-month period.
The Sandbox and ZepetoLabs Enter into a Partnership
This week we also saw the Sandbox entering into a partnership with ZepetoLabs. For those of you who don’t know, ZepetoLabs is a world-renowned gaming company responsible for hugely popular games. Some of the games are Cut the Rope, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, King of Thieves, and Bullet Echo.
As per The Sandbox’s statement, the partnership will expand the metaverse, bringing new offerings and Web3 engagement opportunities to the ZeptoLab community through engaging experiences and true digital ownership-based collectibles. This collaboration will help drive the growth of The Sandbox and further establish its presence in the Web3 gaming world.
BattleFly Early Access is Open
The web3 gaming space has welcomed a new auto-battler game with the launch of BattleFly’s early access. This play-to-earn game, which features butterfly-themed ship customization, is open to anyone with a BattleFly NFT and a few MAGIC tokens. To participate in the early access, you must need at least one BattleFly NFT available at https://trove.treasure.lol/collection/battlefly. Moreover, you will also need at least 5 MAGIC tokens to stake with your Battlefly. So, there is a little investment early on. Furthermore, you will need to join BattleFly Discord channel and complete the onboarding formalities.
Faraway Land’s First Public Alpha is Out
Faraway Land, a town-building game under Mini-Royale, opens up its first public alpha. The game offers players to craft NFTs for Mini-Royale. Please note that Faraway Land is not the official land gameplay for Mini-Royale but rather a separate, cross-project game.
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