NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (06/04/2023)

OpenSea launches OpenSea Pro for professional users. NFT attendance badge protocol POAP to begin charging commercial clients. Chewing gum company Wrigley plans to issue NFTs.

Apr 06, 2023 NFT and Gaming

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[COMING SOON] ‘Walken Easter Dropis a project by Walken, a walk-to-play game that brings sports and NFTs together. This drop features NFTs across varying rarities that are usable in the Walken app. The collection goes live on NFT on 12 April.

[COMING SOON] FRGMNTS is a project by digital artist Bandanaboi. Dropping on 17 April on NFT, it is a collection of 3D-generated artworks that showcases a surreal and otherworldly landscape.

Blockchain Games

[COMING SOON] Loaded Lions and Cyber Cubs are about to set off on their next adventure in Mane City. The Origin Story of Mane City is packed with Easter eggs for readers to spot, while land NFT holders will have the opportunity to explore Cronos and search for valuable treasures.

[COMING SOON] D.G.Pals is expanding to the Polygon blockchain. The expansion will help increase the interoperability of the multi-genre, multi-chain gaming platform, and leverage on the vibrant gaming ecosystem of Polygon.

NFT Metrics

The following table shows select top collections (by weekly sales volume on each platform) and a sample of their art:

PlatformCollectionSales Volume (USD)Floor Price 
OpenSeaWrapped Cryptopunks$93,051,000
OpenSeaOtherdeed for Otherside$30,384,000
$3,320 NFTLoaded Lions$56,100
$1,500 Land – The First Frontier$27,000
MintedVVS Miner Mole$53,400
MintedCronos Cruisers$25,900
As of 6 Apr 2023 Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

The following table shows select top games by weekly Unique Active Wallets (UAW):

IskraKlaytn, ETH177K
SplinterlandsHive, WAX99K
Planet IXPolygon80K
LABRADOBNB Chain, ThunderCore44K
Axie InfinityRonin, ETH38K
As of 6 Apr 2023 Sources: DappRadar, Research

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$10.3 billion, up +5% from last week.

Gaming Top Gainers And Losers

News Highlights

  • OpenSea launches OpenSea Pro, an advanced NFT marketplace aggregator targeted at professional users. Collectors are able to access a suite of features such as advanced order types and live cross-marketplace data. Additionally, they can list their NFTs on OpenSea with 0% fees through OpenSea Pro for a limited time.
  • Leading NFT attendance badge protocol POAP has announced that it will begin charging commercial clients for access to its services. POAPs will remain free for personal use, while prices for commercial clients are estimated at $1 per POAP issued.
  • Chewing gum company Wrigley has filed a patent which outlines the company’s intention to utilise Web3 technology. Wrigley plans to issue NFTs that feature images of candy or snacks and launch a metaverse named ‘Juicyverse’.
  • Argentinian low-cost airline Flybondi is partnering with NFT ticketing company TravelX to issue e-tickets as NFTs. The NFT ticketing technology is built on the Algorand blockchain, and allows passengers to change their name, transfer, or sell their ‘NFTickets’ in the secondary market.

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