NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (24/11/2023)

Pacman from Blur launches a new L2 network dubbed Blast. Nike collaborates with RTFKT to release NFT-infused sneakers. Ubisoft unveils an NFT giveaway for its new game.

Nov 24, 2023
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The founder of Blur, Tieshun Roquerre (aka Pacman), launched a Layer-2 (L2) network called ‘Blast to address issues in the NFT industry. The network aims to tackle high transaction costs, introduce new trading instruments such as NFT perpetual futures (NFT perps), and provide yield generation opportunities.

Blast gained traction recently. It accumulated a TVL of over US$350 million and 47,637 deposit addresses at the time of writing.

Crypto.com TVL of Blast L2

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[Upcoming] Dark Lions

Crypto.com provides the backstory of the Dark Lions, a group of apex predators set on destroying the Loaded Lions and Cyber Cubs. The Dark Lions, who have time-travelled to the present from 370 years in the future, were once a lost species until the Loaded Lions took them in. The Loaded Lions provided them with resources and weapons. However, conflicts arose between the two Lions, leading the Dark Lions to go back in time to stop the rise of the Loaded Lions and claim control over Mane City for themselves. The Cyber Cubs join forces with the Loaded Lions to warn them of the impending danger and the battle for dominance begins.

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

Crypto.com Dark Lions NFT

[Upcoming] Puppetz – Burgeois Collection 2.0

Puppetz is a private club that promotes freedom and individuality. Each member represents a unique personality and possesses a one-of-a-kind Puppet. In this club, these puppets do not succumb. They are the controllers. 

The latest drop consists of 1,000 rare and exclusive NFTs, known as Burgeois editions from the ‘Puppetz Burgeois 2.0’ collection. These NFTs are unique and highly sought-after. The drop also includes various utility items created by the artist. These items include the CoolbitX x Puppetz Hardware Wallet for secure digital asset storage, Genesis Puppetz NFT Cashback, Burgeois Huge Rewards, a Genesis Puppetz NFT giveaway, and three GOLD Puppetz Monetary prizes.

Crypto.com Puppetz Burgeois

NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
(USD)
OpenSeaBored Ape Yacht ClubBored Ape Yacht Club$10,222,986 (-63%)$60,511
OpenSeaMutant Ape Yacht ClubMutant Ape Yacht Club$9,613,578 (+1%)$11,569
Crypto.comCrypto.com Loaded LionsLoaded Lions$52,124 (+75%)$1,085
Crypto.comCrypto.com Expedition GearCrypto.com Land – The First Frontier$34,672 (-34%)$68
MintedVVS Miner MoleVVS Miner Mole$18,344 (-9%)$240
MintedCorgiAI VIP PassCorgiAI VIP Pass$8,103 (+25%)$37
PlatformOpenSea
Bored Ape Yacht Club
CollectionBored Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$10,222,986 (-63%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$60,511
PlatformOpenSea
Mutant Ape Yacht Club
CollectionMutant Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$9,613,578 (+1%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$11,569
PlatformCrypto.com
Crypto.com Loaded Lions
CollectionLoaded Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$52,124 (+75%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$1,085
PlatformCrypto.com
Crypto.com Expedition Gear
CollectionCrypto.com Land – The First Frontier
7D Sales Volume (USD)$34,672 (-34%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$68
PlatformMinted
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$18,344 (-9%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$240
PlatformMinted
CorgiAI VIP Pass
CollectionCorgiAI VIP Pass
7D Sales Volume (USD)$8,103 (+25%)
Floor Price
(USD)
$37
As of 23 Nov 2023
Sources: OpenSea, Minted, Crypto.com 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$74,603 (-30%)3,138 (-17%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$7,990,458 (-26%)38,340 (+11%)
Gods UnchainedGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$5,309,354 (+9%)5,272 (+1%)
FrenpetFrenPetBase$1,815,726 (-)7,229 (-)
Cambria Duel ArenaCambria Duel ArenaBase$981,165 (+448%)514 (+147%)
AuroryAurorySolana, Arbitrum$698,823 (+40%)589 (+23%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
Blockchain(s)Cronos
7D Volume (USD)$74,603 (-30%)
7D UAW3,138 (-17%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$7,990,458 (-26%)
7D UAW38,340 (+11%)
Gods Unchained
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$5,309,354 (+9%)
7D UAW5,272 (+1%)
Frenpet
GameFrenPet
Blockchain(s)Base
7D Volume (USD)$1,815,726 (-)
7D UAW7,229 (-)
Cambria Duel Arena
GameCambria Duel Arena
Blockchain(s)Base
7D Volume (USD)$981,165 (+448%)
7D UAW514 (+147%)
Aurory
GameAurory
Blockchain(s)Solana, Arbitrum
7D Volume (USD)$698,823 (+40%)
7D UAW589 (+23%)
As of 23 Nov 2023
Sources: Crypto.com Research, DappRadar

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at US$13.63 billion, growing by +2.02% from last week.

Crypto.com Gaming Top Gainers and Losers

News Highlights

  • Nike collaborated with fashion brand RTFKT to release NFT-infused sneakers dubbed the “RTFKT Dunk Genesis”. These sneakers can be pre-ordered on the RTFKT website and do not require buyers to own an NFT first. The “VOID Edition” will be available to the public on 31 July 2024, followed by the “Ghost Edition” in August.
  • Animoca Brands, a prominent player in the metaverse and Web3 gaming spaces, announced a collaboration with Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab. The partnership aims to integrate Ubisoft’s PvP game, “Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles,” into Animoca Brands’s membership project, Mocaverse. This integration will enable Mocaverse players to engage in exciting battles with mythical Champions. 
  • Ubisoft announced a free Ethereum NFT giveaway for its upcoming game called Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles. The NFTs, known as “Warlords,” are profile pictures (PFPs) that offer early access to mint in-game “Champions” figurines. A total of 9,999 “Warlords” NFTs will be created, with 8,000 available through the free minting process. 1,000 will be offered to the Oasys community, and 999 are reserved by Ubisoft for marketing purposes and giveaways. The game is set to launch on PC in early 2024. It is described as an online strategy game featuring fantasy characters and unique Champions.
  • CoinGecko, a major cryptocurrency price tracking website, acquired Zash, a startup specialising in NFT data infrastructure. The deal’s terms have not been disclosed. CoinGecko plans to integrate Zash’s NFT data into its API by the second quarter of 2024.

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