PIF Picks: The Top GameFi Updates from July 31 to August 4, 2023

We’ve kept our eyes peeled for the latest in GameFi this past week, and we’re thrilled to bring you some noteworthy updates. Join us as we walk you through the most captivating GameFi updates from July 31 to August 4, 2023.

Bandai Namco and Oasys Unleash AI-Powered Virtual Pet NFT Game RYUZO

Bandai Namco has joined hands with Oasys to launch an innovative AI-powered virtual pet game. This new venture, named RYUZO, revolves around NFT-based digital creatures called RYU.

Developed in collaboration with Japanese startup Attructure and published by Double Jump.Tokyo, RYUZO was released on Wednesday. Prior to the launch, 10,000 digital NFT eggs, known as MARYU, were airdropped to holders of Oasys’ first series of NFTs. These eggs will hatch into RYU, transforming into soulbound tokens that are locked to the original wallet, making them non-transferable.

The game draws inspiration from the classic Tamagotchi virtual pet game. This allows the RYU to develop personalities and unlock abilities based on user interaction. They can be fed, raced, and nurtured. Thanks to AI, the creatures can learn new capabilities, offering a more advanced virtual pet experience.

Players can also create further generations of MARYU within the application. The nurturing phase is scheduled to last for a year, with the creatures remaining active beyond that. Oasys has also announced collaborations with other notable game projects and further NFT releases, starting with a crossover event with blockchain game Brave Frontier Heroes.

Elixir Games Launcher Welcomes Gala Games Titles

Gala Games has announced a partnership with Elixir Games. This collaboration will see Gala Games’ titles arriving on the Elixir Games Launcher. Elixir Games, a Web3 distribution platform, aims to provide top-notch gaming content and community engagement. The partnership with Gala Games aligns perfectly with this vision. 

Elixir Games plans to host weekly gaming nights, featuring exclusive prizes and special guests from the Elixir Partner program. This will enable content creators and streamers to connect with other players on the platform, fostering a vibrant gaming community. Additionally, Elixir Games will host a dedicated node on the Gala Network as part of the partnership.

The two games set to launch on the Elixir platform are Town Star, a town-building and farming simulation game, and Spider Tanks, a PvP brawler where players can customize tanks using NFT parts. Players can even lend or borrow their tanks as NFTs, adding a unique twist to the gameplay.

Animoca Brands and Yuga Labs Team Up for Crypto Fighting Game 

Animoca Brands is joining forces with Yuga Labs to bring a new crypto-fighting game. San Francisco-based game publisher nWay, an Animoca subsidiary, has entered into an agreement with Yuga Labs to utilize popular intellectual properties like Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club, and Otherside Kodas.

The game, called Wreck League, will be a fighting title where players can spar with other players using customizable avatars. The first season of Wreck League is set to be released soon, and it promises to remodel how players engage and compete while truly owning their digital assets.

nWay, purchased by Animoca in 2019, has previously released games using well-known IPs like Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid and WWE Undefeated. The company’s CEO, Taehoon Kim, believes that the future of web3 gaming will be driven by competitive real-time multiplayer experiences, seamlessly integrating user-generated content and blockchain ownership.

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