Web3 blockchain gaming is still steadily growing despite the crypto market crash. Furthermore, several new titles are coming to Layer 2 networks such as Polygon.
Three new games have been announced on June 15 for launch on Polygon. They were Wildcard by Playful Studios, MetalCore, and Derby Stars. Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt tweeted the news this week.
Web3 blockchain games are unlike regular games which are controlled by corporations such as Microsoft, Sony, and Epic Games. Gamers control the in-game items directly in their crypto wallets. Furthermore, they can be traded on decentralized marketplaces.
(1/3) The future of gaming is on @0xPolygon.
Today we announced three titles coming to Polygon.
I'm excited to see web3 games take a leap in development quality. This will continue to happen.
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) June 14, 2022
Polygon is an Ethereum scaling solutions network that uses zk-rollups to increase transaction speeds and decrease costs.
Three New Games on Polygon
Here is a breakdown of details on the three games.
Playful Studios raised $46 million for its Wildcard Alliance division to onboard “the next billion gamers” to Web3. Additionally, the battle-based game has been in development for five years, according to Venture Beat.
Wildcard is a hybrid of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), real-time strategy, and collectible card game. Players compete in an arena while surrounded by fans and spectators that are interactive and live.
From the brilliant minds that brought you Words with Friends, and the team known for their work on Age of Empires, Halo Wars, and Lucky’s Tale, comes @PlayWildcard, a first-of-its-kind battle arena, real-time strategy & card game all mixed into one 🙌🏾https://t.co/vVLnOn6YCK
— Polygon Studios (@polygonstudios) June 14, 2022
This free-to-play, mechanized combat massively multiplayer online (MMO) game is also VC-backed. MetalCore has in-game reward tokens (FAB), governance tokens (MGT), and Polygon-based NFT game assets.
The first-person mechanized combat game is set in an expansive open world. Furthermore, Studio 369 developed the game, building it with Unreal Engine 4. Players can engage in huge PvP battles, cooperative PvE fights, and faction-based open-world clashes.
This enables us to launch the free-to-play mechanized combat MMO, METALCORE, on the Polygon network
— METALCORE (@playmetalcore) June 14, 2022
As its name suggests, this is a horse racing game. It takes place in an equine Metaverse where players can breed, grow, build, and trade. The initial mint of NFT horses was 10,000 for distribution to over 3,000 unique holders. Derby also completed a VC seed round of $6 million led by Patron and Galaxy Interactive.
**Derby Stars is Moving to @0xPolygon in collaboration with @Polygonstudios.**🚀@DerbyStars_HQ is a horse racing metaverse game where players can breed, grow, build and trade. We are now migrating all of our in-game economy into Polygon.
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— Derby Stars (@DerbyStars_HQ) June 14, 2022
MATIC Price Outlook
Polygon’s native token, MATIC, is up 9.1% on the day. As a result, it was trading at $0.417834 at the time of writing, according to CoinGecko.
MATIC has not escaped the market rout, however, having tanked 30% over the past fortnight. Therefore, the token is currently down 85% from its December all-time high of $2.92.
Furthermore, total value locked across the Polygon network is $1.76 billion. This has fallen by 76% since its peak in June 2021.
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