NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (15/12/2023)’s ‘Dark Lions’ NFT collection launched. Pudgy Penguins plans to launch a game called ‘Pudgy World Alpha’. Sotheby’s initiates its first-ever auction for Bitcoin Ordinals-based NFTs.

Dec 15, 2023 NFT and Gaming

Chart of the Week

The  ‘Dark Lions’ is’s latest NFT collection. This is 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 a battle for the fate of the world thus begins.

By owning a ‘Dark Lions’ NFT, holders will enjoy a variety of perks and bonuses across the ecosystem, along with the Loaded Lions: Mane City game. The drop was successful, with all surprise packs sold out and the total sales volume exceeding US$1.3 million in just three days.

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NFT Collectibles

[Upcoming] Art de Finance APN: The Mythology Mystery Pack‘ADF PASS NFT: The Mythology’ introduces an art community called Art de Finance, which is divided into three classes represented by gods from Greek mythology. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hermes each have reserved spots for participants. The ADF token plays a central role in this Web 3.0 Art project, connecting artists and the community while supporting creative endeavours. Users can support artists through ‘Seeding’ and engage in DeFi farming. ADF PASS NFT: The Mythology

NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
OpenSeaBored Ape Yacht ClubBored Ape Yacht Club$22,369,419 (-38%)$64,661
OpenSeaPudgy PenguinsPudgy Penguins$19,675,099 (-19%)$26,204 Loaded LionsDark Lions$1,340,999 (-)$290
Crypto.comVVS Miner MoleLoaded Lions$191,740 (+108%)$995
MintedCronos CruisersVVS Miner Mole$12,202 (+8%)$222 Dark LionsCronos Cruisers$7,842 (+120%)$1,222
Bored Ape Yacht Club
CollectionBored Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$22,369,419 (-38%)
Floor Price
Pudgy Penguins
CollectionPudgy Penguins
7D Sales Volume (USD)$19,675,099 (-19%)
Floor Price
$26,204 Loaded Lions
CollectionDark Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$1,340,999 (-)
Floor Price
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionLoaded Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$191,740 (+108%)
Floor Price
Cronos Cruisers
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$12,202 (+8%)
Floor Price
PlatformMinted Dark Lions
CollectionCronos Cruisers
7D Sales Volume (USD)$7,842 (+120%)
Floor Price
As of 14 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$93,879 (+8%)2,589 (-8%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$28,230,589 (+7%)42,990 (-44%)
DeFi KingdomsDeFi KingdomsAvalanche, Klaytn, DFK Chain$16,591,801 (+101%)26,644 (+40%)
Gods UnchainedGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$5,526,962 (+9%)5,266 (-5%)
HytopiaHYTOPIAEthereum, Polygon$2,630,688 (+219%)420 (-38%)
Galactic ArenaGalactic ArenaBNB Chain$827,734 (-64%)209 (+436%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
7D Volume (USD)$93,879 (+8%)
7D UAW2,589 (-8%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$28,230,589 (+7%)
7D UAW42,990 (-44%)
DeFi Kingdoms
GameDeFi Kingdoms
Blockchain(s)Avalanche, Klaytn, DFK Chain
7D Volume (USD)$16,591,801 (+101%)
7D UAW26,644 (+40%)
Gods Unchained
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$5,526,962 (+9%)
7D UAW5,266 (-5%)
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Polygon
7D Volume (USD)$2,630,688 (+219%)
7D UAW420 (-38%)
Galactic Arena
GameGalactic Arena
Blockchain(s)BNB Chain
7D Volume (USD)$827,734 (-64%)
7D UAW209 (+436%)
As of 14 Dec 2023
Sources: Research, DappRadar

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$19.14 billion, growing by +10.76% from last week.

Gaming Top Gainers and Losers

News Highlights

  • Pudgy Penguins, a popular NFT project, announced its plans to launch an interactive metaverse ecosystem called ’Pudgy World Alpha’ in the first quarter of 2024. The project will be powered by zkSync, a Layer-2 protocol on Ethereum.
  • Sotheby’s initiated its first-ever auction for Bitcoin Ordinals-based NFTs featuring the ‘BitcoinShrooms’ collection. This online auction presents three items from the collection, marking their public availability for the first time. The ‘BitcoinShrooms’ collection, created by a pseudonymous digital artist known as Shroomtoshi, showcases the history, culture, and technical aspects of blockchain through pixelated art.
  • FIFA, the international governing body for association football, announced an NFT drop. The drop will take place on its FIFA+ Collect platform, featuring 100 collectibles on the Algorand network. These NFTs will provide holders with the chance to win tickets to the 2026 FIFA World Cup Final. Additionally, there will be a sale of 900 collectibles on Polygon, offering buyers the opportunity to obtain match-used items from the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA-related VIP experiences.
  • Former US President Donald Trump is offering a new collection of NFT trading cards called the ‘Mugshot Edition’. These digital cards are priced at $99 each, and individuals who purchase 47 cards in a single transaction will receive a physical card containing a fragment of the suit Trump wore during his mugshot in Georgia. The NFTs also provide buyers with the opportunity to have dinner with Trump.
  • According to a report by Fortune Business Insights, the blockchain gaming market in North America is projected to reach $600 billion by 2030. The report indicates that the market is currently growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.8%.

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