Crypto Games Roundup: Week 1 of March 2023

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7 March 2023

The week has been good for crypto gaming. This signals the healthy growth of the Web3 gaming scene. Fashion Week is moving forward by hosting a part of it in the Metaverse. Investors are making bolder moves and investing in games. The first of the AAA games are coming out to be played in different stages. This is a run-down of this week's news in case you missed any of it. 

Fashion Week Is Going Metaverse

Fashion Week is Going Metaverse  
Fashion Week is set to take on a new dimension with the upcoming Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW). The event is set to run from March 28 to 31 in Decentraland. It promises to showcase the latest advancements in digital fashion and the potential of a crossover bringing together traditional and digitally-native fashion designers. The theme for this year's edition is “Future Heritage”, which will explore the connection between innovation and tradition.

BAYC Game Winner Auctions Prize for $1.63 million

BAYC Game Winner Auctions Prize for $1.63 million  
Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) recently hosted a mini-game called Dookey Dash, in which the player with the best high score won a collectible golden key NFT. The winner ended up being the 18-year old esports star Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson, who is best known for playing Fortnite. He has now sold his winning Dookey Dash key NFT to billionaire entrepreneur Adam Weitsman. The price ended up being 1000 ETH, which means around $1.63 million. 

Omega Royale Combines Tower Defence With Battle Royale

Omega Royale Combines Tower Defence with Battle Royale  
Tower Pop has raised $2.1 million in a funding round led by Play Ventures and Agnitio Capital, and backed by angel investor Santiago R. Santos. The funding is to support the development and launch of Omega Royale, a battle royale and tower defense crossover. The game aims to bridge Web3 and mobile gaming. The founders, Fredrik Wahrman and Niklas Wahrman, are industry veterans who have previously created popular tower defense games Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes.

Gods Unchained Game Mobile Pre-Alpha

Gods Unchained Game Mobile Pre-Alpha  
Gods Unchained, the popular blockchain-based collectible card game, takes a giant leap forward and joins the world of mobile gaming. The game has announced the launch of its first pre-alpha test of the mobile version. Players will be able to play on mobile for a limited time starting from February 28 until March 28, 2023.

Legions & Legends RPG Scores 25M in Funding

Legions & Legends RPG  
Azra Games, a game development company led by Mark Otero, who was previously the general manager at gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA), is making waves. They just raised an additional $10 million in seed funding. This brings their total amount raised to $25 million, according to their recent announcement. 

Weekly top players by game

Here's this week's look at the most successful games according to DappRadar.   
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Number of players   
1Alien Worlds318
3Planet IX 88
4Farmers World 83
5Upland 66
6Axie Infinity35
7Oath of Peak34
8Meta Apes 34
9Arc8 by GAMEE31
10    Era7: Game of Truth29

* The number of players refers to UAW, or Unique Active Wallets. This means the number of in-game blockchain transactions. The actual number of players could be exponentially higher.

Game spotlight of the week: 

Sunflower Land is a self-described “blockchain first” NFT farming game, in which each action is based on the blockchain. The more you farm, the more you can build and expand your empire of sunflowers. You start out buy making a small crypto investment worth approximately $5, and you're provided with seeds for your future in the game. Plant these seeds, wait some time, and harvest them.

After harvesting, you can sell your crops for more in-game currency, which you then choose how to further invest. In more seeds, in expanding your land (which is duly registered on the blockchain), in something else? The choice is yours! After the first day, Sunflower Land becomes more of a daily check-in where you sow and harvest crops. It takes some time, but making a little money is easy, fun, and enjoyable.