Magic Eden Launches Mint Madness | Splinterlands launches Season Rentals | Tezos Adds Unity SDK |Immutable X Receives Unity Games Verification

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The world of gaming is changing rapidly, with web3 unlocking new possibilities for gamers and developers alike. The emergence of new platforms, tools, and solutions is creating a more immersive and interactive gaming experience, while also creating new opportunities for game developers and content creators. From new partnerships to innovative solutions, this week's edition highlights exciting developments in the world of web3 gaming.

So sit back, relax, and dive into the world of web3 gaming with us!

Game Updates

  • Magic Eden Launches 'Mint Madness' with Free Web3 Gaming Mints in March: Have you heard of Magic Eden's new launch called Mint Madness? It's a series of free blockchain gaming mints that will be available in March. You can mint free NFTs from 12 different blockchain games, including MetaStar Strikers, PAPU, and Blast Royale, to name a few. This is a great opportunity for those who want to try out new blockchain gaming ecosystems without having to pay upfront costs. The mint schedule for each project is available on its social channels, so be sure to check it out!

  • Infinity Arena Reveals Battle PvP Betting Mode Open Beta and Mainnet Launch: The Battle PvP Betting mode is launching in open beta on March 20th, with the mainnet release following on March 31st. You can try the game out early by participating in the public beta test until March 26th, which is completely free to play and includes testnet $INAZ tokens and a "collection of Guardians". This is a great way to get a feel for the game before deciding to purchase an NFT Guardian Pack needed for playing the mainnet version. And this time around, the battle rules have been completely integrated, giving you a closer look at the actual game before the mainnet launch. So, gear up for some exciting battles in the Infinity Arena!

  • MOBOX Announces Clash of MOland Season 7 Updates: Clash of MOland Season 7 updates are launching on March 9th, after an hour-long maintenance from 2 AM to 3 AM UTC. The update will bring a new T0 Arena, Arena Medals awarded after Arena and T0 Arena challenges, a new Medal Shop, and Advanced Arena Ranking. Additionally, Russian language support will be added to the game soon, making it accessible to a wider audience. The leaderboard rewards for Season 6 will be given once the new season starts. Get ready for some new challenges and rewards in Clash of MOland Season 7!

  • Splinterlands Season Rentals(Protect Your Cards for the Long-Term): Splinterlands has launched a new feature called Season Rentals. The feature offers players a long-term option for securing cards for the entire season, with the ability to choose between “daily” and “season” rentals. Players can filter available rentals by daily or season on the car rental market pages and can rent cards using either DEC or Credits. The card owner will receive the rental fee immediately. At the end of the ranked play season, the season rentals will expire at the same time of day they were rented. The Splinterlands team has made acquiring and keeping cards with season rentals easier for players, eliminating the worry of rental termination every few days.

  • Undead Blocks Unveils Daily P2E Feature: Undead Blocks, an survival FPS zombie shooter game, is introducing a daily P2E feature exclusively for players with Undead Blocks weapon NFTs. In the VIP mode, players can earn Gold ZBUX, which can be used to upgrade weapon packs, purchase in-game items, and swapped for cryptocurrencies. This new feature adds excitement to the play-to-earn game and provides players with more opportunities to earn rewards.

Ecosystem Updates 

  • Madballs Partner with The Sandbox to Launch New Avatars and Gaming Experiences: Madballs, the popular '80s toy line known for its gross-out pop culture, has partnered with The Sandbox to launch new playable avatars and virtual experiences. The Madballs avatars will be based on the original characters with never-before-seen designs from the '80s franchise. Each Madball will have unique, randomly generated traits and over 20 hand-crafted animations, offering a first-of-its-kind experience in The Sandbox metaverse.

  • War Legends and BlockchainSpace Announce Partnership for Tournament: War Legends and BlockchainSpace have partnered to host a mobile esports tournament with a prize pool of $50,000. The tournament will feature game modes like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, and Domination and will be held from March 25 to April 2, 2023. Players can register through the War Legends website or in-game, and the tournament will be streamed live on multiple platforms.

  • Tezos Adds Unity SDK: Tezos has launched its Unity SDK to enable web3 developers to create blockchain games and apps on the Tezos network. The Unity engine provides tools for creating immersive 3D and 2D games, as well as other interactive content, and is widely used in the gaming industry. The new Unity SDK for Tezos will allow developers to create and deploy decentralized games and apps on the Tezos blockchain network, providing access to a secure and reliable platform that is designed to handle large volumes of transactions quickly and efficiently.

  • MetaMask Unleashes Web3 Gaming with Unity SDK: Metamask just launched their software development kit (SDK) in the Unity Asset Store which allows game developers to integrate their games with the MetaMask web3 wallet, opening up a whole new level of gameplay with web3-enabled features. This means players can buy and sell in-game items and even participate in decentralized finance (DeFi) games. Plus, this SDK will make any game web3-compatible, giving players access to the broader blockchain ecosystem.

  • Immutable X Receives Verification for Unity Games: ImmutableX has received verified solution status for Unity games, which means it's officially recognized as an approved solution for developers building Unity games on Ethereum. Immutable X is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that offers instant trade confirmation and zero gas fees, making it an attractive option for game developers who want to develop on Ethereum without worrying about high transaction fees. It's a significant milestone for them as it demonstrates their ability to provide a fast and reliable infrastructure for building blockchain-based games.

  • The SandBox Acquires German Game Development Studios- Sviper: The SandBox has acquired the German game development studio, Sviper. This acquisition will bring new talent and technology to The SandBox, enhancing the social and multiplayer features of the platform, and expanding its game offerings. The move also signals the growing global reach of the Metaverse, with Germany becoming a new hub for blockchain gaming development.

Interesting Reads

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