NFT & Blockchain Gaming Weekly (26/01/2024)

‘‘Gas Hero Common Heroes’ topped NFT sales volume for the last 30 days. Cool Cats is set to launch ‘Cool Cats: Match Quest’ in Q2 2024. Magic Eden announced initiatives to enhance its NFT ecosystem.

Jan 26, 2024 NFT and Gaming

Chart of the Week

Find Satoshi Lab, the founder of Stepn, launched a video game named ‘Gas Hero’. It generated over US$75 million in NFT trading volume since it launched earlier this month. Among its six NFT series, the ‘Gas Hero Common Heroes’ topped sales volume of over US$38 million across the last 30 days. Gas Hero Sales Activity

New Project Spotlight

NFT Collectibles

[Live] Boomer Squad: Arcade Game Pass

Boomer Squad, as a leading project on the Cronos network, cultivates a vibrant ecosystem teeming with on-chain games, NFT collections, events, and groundbreaking protocols.

The Arcade Game Pass unlocks in-game tokens, wallet benefits, and exclusive merchandise for existing and upcoming games. Users can easily explore this dynamic NFT landscape by connecting to the Boomer Squad website with their NFT. This provides users with an affordable entry point into the ecosystem without full commitment. This group is dedicated to enhancing the NFT journey for collectors of all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts. Boomer Squad: Arcade Game Pass


Mysterious Gardens

Ashkan Galehdari is an Amsterdam-based digital artist whose creations are deeply rooted in Eastern Culture.‘Mysterious Gardens’, his latest NFT collection, is inspired by old Eastern paintings and captivating architecture. It’s devised to transport collectors to a world that is both familiar and simultaneously otherworldly. This collection celebrates the human experience, its creativity, and the constant pursuit of understanding and order. Mysterious Gardens


DESTABILIZED is a dynamic collective that’s disrupting the NFT space through a blend of art, culture, and community. They’ve scored several major achievements and have collaborated with leading organisations like Fracture Labs, Loot8, Undo Records, and Daemon Engine.Their newest drop, the ‘SYNTHTOPIA’ collection, expands the Genesis set and lifts the bar with two additional Mystery Packs totaling 6000 NFTs. The NFTs include avatars, robots, cinematic moments, exclusive merchandise, airdrops, and more. SYNTHTOPIA: THE HOLY GRAIL

NFT Metrics

PlatformCollection7D Sales Volume (USD)Floor Price
OpenSeaAzukiAzuki$25,569,640 (-6%)$16,771
OpenSeaMutant Ape Yacht ClubMutant Ape Yacht Club$21,782,222 (+13%)$10,416 Dark LionsDark Lions$53,546 (-45%)$147 Loaded LionsLoaded Lions$29,297 (+20%)$960
MintedVVS Miner MoleVVS Miner Mole$10,460 (+-21%)$176
MintedCronos CruisersCronos Cruisers$6,410 (-24%)$776
7D Sales Volume (USD)$25,569,640 (-6%)
Floor Price
Mutant Ape Yacht Club
CollectionMutant Ape Yacht Club
7D Sales Volume (USD)$21,782,222 (+13%)
Floor Price
$10,416 Dark Lions
CollectionDark Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$53,546 (-45%)
Floor Price
$147 Loaded Lions
CollectionLoaded Lions
7D Sales Volume (USD)$29,297 (+20%)
Floor Price
VVS Miner Mole
CollectionVVS Miner Mole
7D Sales Volume (USD)$10,460 (+-21%)
Floor Price
Cronos Cruisers
CollectionCronos Cruisers
7D Sales Volume (USD)$6,410 (-24%)
Floor Price
As of 25 Jan 2024
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$45,640 (-0.6%)2,938 (-11%)
Axie InfinityAxie InfinityEthereum, Ronin$11,258,179 (+12%)39,641 (+2%) Gas HeroGas HeroPolygon$5,149,655 (-51%)9,587 (+13%)
Gods UnchainedxPet.techArbitrum$4,632,378 (+16%)15,688 (+2%) xpet techGods UnchainedEthereum, Immutable X$4,419,353 (-3%)4,592 (-6%)
Turn UpArc8 by GAMEEPolygon$2,878,758 (-)152 (+181%)
Loaded Lions Mane City
GameLoaded Lions: Mane City
7D Volume (USD)$45,640 (-0.6%)
7D UAW2,938 (-11%)
Axie Infinity
GameAxie Infinity
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Ronin
7D Volume (USD)$11,258,179 (+12%)
7D UAW39,641 (+2%) Gas Hero
GameGas Hero
7D Volume (USD)$5,149,655 (-51%)
7D UAW9,587 (+13%)
Gods Unchained
7D Volume (USD)$4,632,378 (+16%)
7D UAW15,688 (+2%) xpet tech
GameGods Unchained
Blockchain(s)Ethereum, Immutable X
7D Volume (USD)$4,419,353 (-3%)
7D UAW4,592 (-6%)
Turn Up
GameArc8 by GAMEE
7D Volume (USD)$2,878,758 (-)
7D UAW152 (+181%)
As of 25 Jan 2024
Sources: Research, DappRadar

Gaming Token Performance

The total market cap for gaming tokens now stands at $20.21 billion, increasing by 2.54% from last week.

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News Highlights

  • Cool Cats’, a popular NFT collection, has announced a partnership with Immutable to launch the first of three games in 2024. Developed by PlayEmber and Sync Studios, the match-3 mobile game, named ‘Cool Cats: Match Quest’, is set to launch in 2Q 2024. It aims to expand the Cool Cats brand, take the collection multi-chain, and enhance fan engagement with special rewards.
  • NFT marketplace Magic Eden has announced three initiatives aimed at enhancing its NFT ecosystem. These initiatives include a new rewards programme that will extend to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Polygon, alongside its initial availability on Solana. Additionally, the marketplace is developing a universal cross-chain wallet that allows seamless cryptocurrency exchanges in order to facilitate trading for NFT collectors across multiple blockchains.
  • Genesis Cat’ from the ‘Taproot Wizards’ collection was recently sold for $254,000 at a Sotheby’s auction, highlighting the growing interest in digital art minted via the Bitcoin blockchain’s Ordinals protocol. Artist Francisco Alarcon, the creator of ’Genesis Cat’, combines technology and art, challenging conventional forms of art. Sotheby’s ’Ordinals Curated Sale’ auction featured 19 lots from 11 artists, earning $1.1 million in total. This emphasised the rising demand for Bitcoin-based digital art.
  • The Chinese government has formed a Metaverse Standardization Working Group in response to the growing popularity of the metaverse concept. The group includes Chinese universities, government institutions, and major tech companies like Tencent, Huawei, and Baidu. The goal of the group is to establish rules and guidelines for metaverse platforms in China, ensuring a structured and secure environment for users.
  • South Korean telecommunications firm KT Corporation, which boasts over $32 billion in total assets, has announced its decision to shutter its non-fungible token (NFT) platform, MINCL. This is effective from 4 March and the company pointed to unpredictable business conditions as the rationale for its decision. The move follows similar actions by other major South Korean corporations, including Hyundai and Netmarble, to discontinue their Web3 divisions.

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