Splinterlands $SPS Roadmap Shows Important Trends for Crypto Games in 2022

Splinterlands, the Hive chain powered collectible card game, revealed its 2022 roadmap for the $SPS governance token. Released in July of 2021, the $SPS token has a market cap of nearly $75m at time of writing. According to the $SPS Whitepaper, the utility of $SPS will be “participating in governance. Splinterlands plans to introduce a governance voting system into the game platform that will allow players holding staked SPS tokens to vote for or against […]

New Star Atlas UE5 Footage. Is it Gameplay?

Star Atlas, the Solana powered 4x space strategy game, continues its streak of impressive visuals with the release of a new video featuring 48 seconds of footage captured in the Unreal 5 Engine. But is this latest video proof that Star Atlas is real, or just vapor meant to power the sale of high-priced NFTs? The video, featuring a ship landing in a hanger, is no doubt beautiful. Clocking in under 50 seconds, you could […]

Get Your NFT Glam Ready for Metaverse Fashion Week

As announced over on the Decentraland Twitter, Metaverse Fashion Week is coming to the virtual social world on March 24th through 27th. This event is a collaboration with luxury NFT brand UNXD. The announcement promises “A week of Catwalk shows, pop up shops, after parties and immersive experiences.” Decentraland – a virtual world owned by its users -uses the $MANA token which has a $7 billion market cap at time of writing. Over on Opensea, […]

Three Ways the NBA Top Shot Economy Could Collapse

Just like everyone at the moment, we are captivated by the rise of NFTs and their potential to take mobile, free-to-play games to the next level. It’s not just Beeple’s record breaking auction at Christies or the multi-billion market capitalization of The Sandbox Game’s $SAND token. The incredible, mainstream success of Dapper Lab’s NBA Top Shot is, perhaps, the best proof of the powers of NFTs to drive a digital economy…

South Park’s Missed Monetization Optimization

After watching the South Park: Phone Destroyer announcement trailer at E3, I eagerly switched to the Canadian App Store to check out the game (as well as fellow E3 reveal Brawl Stars). From the trailer, I had assumed it was a Heroes’ Charge inspired game infused with South Park’s signature characters and irreverent humor. Within the first few minutes, it became clear that the gameplay was not another Heroes’ Charge clone, but instead a side-scrolling, […]

5 game monetization optimizations for Vainglory

Don’t feel like reading? Enjoy this quick video analysis instead. Trumpeted on stage at WWDC, given the Editor’s Choice on release and featured to an unprecedented degree in the Gamers television ad for iPhone 6, no game has seen as strong of a promotional push from Apple as Metal showpiece Vainglory. The fantastic take on MOBA for mobile devices has seen strong reviews and industry support. And yet the game’s performance has underwhelmed relative to […]

I spent $100 in Assassin’s Creed Unity so you wouldn’t have to

This article originally appeared on Kotaku Ten hours into Assassin’s Creed Unity, I’m having difficulty finishing up memory sequence 6. That’s just about the middle chapter of the game. I think my character is too weak. His armor isn’t strong enough. Neither are his weapons. I could stop working on this memory, instead grinding on side missions and locating chests until I have enough Livres to buy more powerful gear. Instead, I open up the […]