NFT & Blockchain Gaming (08/12/2023)

NFT market sees a significant surge. Decentraland introduces a cross-chain upgrade to its marketplace. Funko to release digital collectibles featuring Disney’s Mickey and Friends characters.

Dec 08, 2023 NFT and Gaming

Chart of the Week

There was a significant surge in the NFT market in the last week. Bull-era collectibles like ‘Pudgy Penguins’ and ‘Kanpai Pandas’ saw a notable increase in prices. Pudgy Penguins’s floor price rose from over 7 ETH to nearly 11 ETH, while Kanpai Pandas experienced a 127% growth in floor price. Other collections, such as ‘World of Women’ and ‘Miladys’, also saw price rises. Nft Collections

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[Upcoming] Dark Lions – Phase 1: Feline Face-Off provides the backstory of the Dark Lions, a group of apex predators from 370 years in the future who once lived in harmony with the Loaded Lions. After conflicts tore the two factions apart, they decided to travel back in time to the present to stop the rise of the Loaded Lions and take Mane City for themselves. The Cyber Cubs join forces with the Loaded Lions, and the battle for dominance begins.

Stay tuned for more details about the Dark Lions mint and the perks they grant collectors.

Dark Lions

[Upcoming] Cryptonauts: The Dark Side of the Dune

Renowned artist Fran Rodriguez has released a new collection of exclusive NFTs called ‘Cryptonauts: The Dark Side of the Dune’. This is his sixth curated drop on NFT and serves as the second chapter of his sold-out Cryptonauts series. 

The collection tells the story of a group of space pioneers who have discovered planets suitable for human colonisation. Collectors of the original Cryptonauts drop will have early access to this new collection. Holders can enjoy various benefits, including exclusive airdrops.


NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
OpenSeaBored Ape Yacht ClubBored Ape Yacht Club$35,522,856 (-25%)$66,961
OpenSeaPudgy PenguinsPudgy Penguins$23,929,747 (+182%)$25,891 Loaded LionsLoaded Lions$92,198 (+63%)$1,050
Crypto.comSynthkiddosSYNTHKIDDOS$49,291 (-)$95
MintedVVS Miner MoleVVS Miner Mole$10,592 (+21%)$225
MintedCronos CruisersCronos Cruisers$3,340 (+162%)$1,276
Bored Ape Yacht Club
CollectionBored Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$35,522,856 (-25%)
Floor Price
Pudgy Penguins
CollectionPudgy Penguins
7D Sales Volume (USD)$23,929,747 (+182%)
Floor Price
$25,891 Loaded Lions
CollectionLoaded Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$92,198 (+63%)
Floor Price
7D Sales Volume (USD)$49,291 (-)
Floor Price
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$10,592 (+21%)
Floor Price
Cronos Cruisers
CollectionCronos Cruisers
7D Sales Volume (USD)$3,340 (+162%)
Floor Price
As of 7 Dec 2023
Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Research

Blockchain Game Metrics

The following table shows selected top games by weekly volume in USD:

GameBlockchain(s)7D Volume (USD)7D UAW
Loaded Lions Mane CityLoaded Lions: Mane CityCronos$87,270 (+1%)2,803 (-5%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$26,473,463 (+11%)76,243(+72%)
Gods UnchainedDeFi KingdomsAvalanche, Klaytn, DFK Chain$8,563,924 (+942%)19,081 (+36%)
Cambria Duel ArenaGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$5,048,163 (+2%)5,556 (+3%)
HytopiaGalactic ArenaBNB Chain$2,306,013 (-)28 (-)
HytopiaCambria Duel ArenaBase$1,292,349 (-68%)535 (-64%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
7D Volume (USD)$87,270 (+1%)
7D UAW2,803 (-5%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$26,473,463 (+11%)
7D UAW76,243(+72%)
Gods Unchained
GameDeFi Kingdoms
Blockchain(s)Avalanche, Klaytn, DFK Chain
7D Volume (USD)$8,563,924 (+942%)
7D UAW19,081 (+36%)
Cambria Duel Arena
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$5,048,163 (+2%)
7D UAW5,556 (+3%)
GameGalactic Arena
Blockchain(s)BNB Chain
7D Volume (USD)$2,306,013 (-)
7D UAW28 (-)
GameCambria Duel Arena
7D Volume (USD)$1,292,349 (-68%)
7D UAW535 (-64%)
As of 7 Dec 2023
Sources: Research, DappRadar

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$17.28 billion, growing by +16.29% from last week. Gaming Top Gainers And Losers

News Highlights

  • Decentraland introduced a cross-chain upgrade to its marketplace, making NFT shopping more accessible. The upgrade involves partnering with Squid, a cross-chain liquidity layer powered by Axelar. Users can now purchase NFTs listed on the Decentraland Marketplace using both Polygon and Ethereum.
  • Funko, a toy company known for its Pop! figurines, is releasing a new wave of digital collectibles featuring Disney’s Mickey and Friends characters. The collection will be available exclusively on starting 12 December. The digital cards are inspired by Funko’s popular Pop! figurines and come in standard and premium packs. Collectors have the chance to redeem rare collectibles for limited-edition physical Pop! figures. 
  • Casio is set to release a new collection of G-SHOCK NFTs on 15 December. The drop will feature 2,000 collectibles in two distinct styles: VGA-001 and VGA-002. These NFTs aim to engage Generation Z by offering virtual interactions.
  • Gaming-focused group Merit Circle DAO announced that its Sphere NFT marketplace and tech stack will now be compatible with Immutable’s upcoming zkEVM network, powered by Polygon. This expansion is part of Merit Circle’s “chain agnostic” approach. 

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