Crypto Games Roundup: Week 4 of April 2023

Crypto Games Roundup: Week 4 of April 2023
24 April 2023

Iskra has shown strong growth and crossed the 1M mark with its weekly players! The week saw a lot of conversations of wallet security and vulnerabilities. Gala upgraded its token to bolster security and utility. Furthermore we saw tech and gaming giants form alliances and merging. All this promises a more stable future for the world of Web3 gaming.

PUBG Developer Krafton and Naver Z Invest $36.8M to Launch Migaloo Metaverse

Krafton, the developer of PUBG, announced its entry into the world of NFTs and the metaverse last year. Now they have announced the forthcoming launch of the metaverse platform, titled "Migaloo", later this year. Krafton and Naver Z, a leading 3D and XR software company, have invested a staggering $36.8M in developing the project. The objective is to introduce a Create-to-Earn (C2E) system, enabling content creators to produce unique works within the metaverse, which can then be bought and owned using NFTs and blockchain technology.

Ladder Maze Brings New Thrills to Decentraland

Ladder Maze brings thrills to Decentraland

Decentraland, the virtual playground, has recently unveiled its newest attraction, the Ladder Maze. In 48 hours of being open only eight players had managed to complete the challenge so far. The intricate attraction is designed to provide an unparalleled challenge to even the most skilled gamers, and rewards those who navigate it successfully with exclusive prizes. This collaborative effort between two leading Decentraland creators, FEBO COMP and MetaParty, is a testament to their contributions to the platform's community and the exciting possibilities of virtual reality.

Arc8 Tournament in the Mocaverse

A Tournament In the Mocaverse by Arc8 Game

Arc8, the popular gaming platform, is hosting the Mocaverse event from April 20 to April 27. The event features Animoca Brands' family of 8888 unique Moca NFTs, which are getting their first-ever utility. During the event, players can enter in exclusive free-to-enter tournaments, and players will have unlimited attempts to achieve the highest score. The event will feature a Moca-themed game, with rewards worth $10,000 in MATIC, and other exciting activities.

Sega Agrees to Buy Rovio Entertainment


Sega has announced that it will acquire Rovio Entertainment in a deal valued at €706 million ($776 million). Rovio's board of directors has expressed support for the offer, which involves the acquisition of Rovio's outstanding shares and options. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q2.

GALA v2 Token Upgrade Coming Up

GALA v2 Token Upgrade Coming Up

Gala Games platform has announced a major upgrade of its native token to v2. The platform will airdrop GALA v2 tokens to all existing v1 token holders on May 15, marking a new phase for the platform. The v2 token offers various improvements, including enhanced burn mechanisms, security enhancements, and future upgradeability, all aimed at providing a better gaming experience for the Gala Games community.

Weekly top players by game

Here's a look at this week's most successful crypto games according to DappRadar. Last week Iskra rose to number one, but now they have more than doubled their playerbase. None of the other games have gained any of the players. Join our weekly mailing list to get the news and statistics straight to your email. 

 GameNumber of players (thousands)*
2Alien Worlds287
4Farmers World 83
5Upland 64
6Benji Bananas 52
7Planet IX38
10   Axie Infinity30











* The number of players refers to UAW, or Unique Active Wallets. This means the number of in-game players with an active wallet that is used for transactions. This doesn't take into account players who don't use or haven't used their wallets in-game.

Game spotlight of the week: Upland

Upland poster review

This week’s spotlight is Upland, a virtual real-estate game with a map based on the real world. Buy, sell, and trade property to become a real-estate mogul in the metaverse, and if you live in the right city, you can buy your own house! Or your boss's!