Wreck League is Web3's first AAA fighter game
And its not years away, but just weeks away.
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From today, we’re bringing you more of our favorite curated tweets in every edition! We’ve also streamlined our upcoming mints, keeping it short and sweet.
Today we cover:
Wreck League: Is this the next big Web3 game?
Amazon is getting into NFTs in a major way
What actually happened behind the scenes: was ThreadGuy paid $100k to switch his profile pic?
A Dry Market Update
Not a lot has changed in the NFT markets since Tuesday, still down from last week. Volumes are slightly up.
Bored Ape Yacht Club: 29.3 ETH (-5% from last week)
DeGods: 9.1 ETH (+13%)
Azuki: 4.9 ETH (-4%)
Mutant Ape Yacht Club: 5.5 ETH (-3%)
Pudgy Penguins: 4.1 ETH (+4%)
Two 3D-glasses CryptoPunks were sold for 235 ETH & 92 ETH
Wreck League, the next big Web3 game?
Wreck League is Web3’s first AAA fighter game: like Super Smash Bros met Mad Max. Picture this: a post-apocalyptic world where the only rule is there are no rules. Welcome to the demolition derby of the future!
Welcome to Wreck League, an entirely new project that marks the next chapter in the evolution of fighting games, competitive gaming, and esports.
We're building a AAA-quality game we want to showcase the first look on announcement day.
— Wreck League ➡️ALLOWLIST OPEN! (@WreckLeagueHQ)
Aug 3, 2023
Wreck League was developed with Animoca Brands and nWay studio, and will be available on mobile, PC & Mac. Players can use NFT-minted parts to build unique mechs (think Transformers, but cooler) for some intense player-versus-player fighting game action. And when we say unique, we mean it - with 10 distinct NFT parts making up each mech, there are over 1.5 quadrillion possible combinations.
Mechs can be disassembled, their parts repurposed or sold on marketplaces, allowing for endless customization and unique gameplay styles. Players can compete for on-chain prizes, with the more mechs you build and compete with, the greater your rewards.
Check out the gameplay footage that went out less than 24 hours ago:
Okay, the gameplay footage is 🔥
Especially the ultimate moves 🥵
Can’t wait to play @WreckLeagueHQ
— Tenacious.eth 🍌 (@TenaciousEth)
Aug 3, 2023
Yuga Labs is the collaborator for Season 1, and so BAYC, MAYC, BAKC & Koda NFT holders will be able to claim a free Founders Mech NFT.
Mint #1 will happen in August, involving boxes that contain mech parts of different rarities. In order to join the allowlist and play the game, you need to go through a KYC process on their website which is open today. The mint appears to be unlimited, so it’s going to be for players more than speculators.
The first gameplay access opens in September. A free-to-play version will launch later, allowing mech NFT owners to manufacture in-game mechs for sale as in-app purchases.
Wreck League encourages player-created content. A special community program, the Wreck League Social Club, will be launched to reward and encourage co-creation. Their roadmap includes further minting events, gameplay access, and tournaments.
It’s worth noting that nWay’s last big hit was another fighting game called Power Rangers: Legacy Wars in 2017. You can see some similarities in the design and it’s clear they’re hungry for their next big hit. Historically, mobile fighting games have always been a challenging genre, and difficult to monetize.
🤑 Why it matters: We’re in dire need of a Web3 game that can truly capture the hearts and minds of gamers. Wreck League is not something that’s years away, but just weeks away.
It’s a novel fusion of Web3, esports, and competitive gaming that allows players to take ownership of their characters.
We’ve always believed that gaming is the trojan horse that will bring more people into web3. Will Wreck League lead the charge forward?
Our Favourite Tweets
🐥 When a $1.3 trillion company gets into NFTs, we better start paying attention
Amazon is giving free NFTs to its Prime subscribers.
With 200 million Prime subscribers that's 4,000x the number of existing NFT holders.🧵(1/9)
— S4mmy.eth (@S4mmyEth)
Aug 3, 2023
🐥 A great behind-the-scenes summary on the ThreadGuy saga.
I was paid $100,000+ to change my profile picture
But here is what really happened... 👇
— ThreadGuy 👑 (@notthreadguy)
Aug 2, 2023
🐥 Wondering how the Yuga Labs games are doing? Here’s all their metrics summarised
Is @yugalabs going to revolutionize the gaming industry?
I crunched the numbers across all Yuga's games & NFTs to answer the question on everyone's mind...
How long can they survive & should you still be paying attention? https://
— JACL 🎮 (@JACL_e9)
Aug 2, 2023
🐥 Most NFT holders are down, except for punks, captainz, penguins and Milady
After the bull market of 2021 and 2022 and the bear market of the past 15 months, are holders still up on their NFTs?
The median holder is up on punks, captainz, pudy penguins, and milady. Other projects, no... (though this excludes airdrops).
— NFTstats.eth (@punk9059)
Aug 4, 2023
🐥 It shouldn’t be a surprise that gameplay matters most in Web3 gaming
The biggest red flag of any of these web3 gaming projects is how hard they hide the actual gameplay. NFT pictures, mint dates, community challenges. All fine, but show me the gameplay.
— Jonah 🎮 (@RealJonahBlake)
Aug 2, 2023
🐥 Tensor (Solana NFT marketplace) going for its mint next week
Historic mint in web3 ⚛️⚡️
Every detail you need to know - 🧵
— 0xBeni (@0xBenii)
Aug 1, 2023
🐥 Potentially early gem? New NFT marketplace on Arbitrum
Being early is extremely important to survive and gain success in the market 💪
So, in today's "catch of the day" let's take a look at the pretty interesting $ARB NFT marketplace called @TheUtopiaMarket
So, let's check it out in a 🧵:
— Moni 🧙♂️ (@getmoni_io)
Aug 2, 2023
🐥 NFTperp changes its model away from vAMM after v1 private beta issues
1/ We wrote an article explaining why we decided to sunset V1 private beta and provided a sneak peek into V2. We've learned so much from private beta and are excited about what's next. 🚀 Let's dive in. #nftperp
— nftperp.xyz (@nftperp)
Jul 31, 2023
🐥 Nakamigos fall is coming
🐥 Get a free Wassie hoodie by trading on OpenSea Pro in the next few days
For the next 14 days, is partnering up with @openseapro to give away exclusive hoodies and wassie eyepops to users that trade on pro.opensea.io/wassie2!
— ByWassies (@bywassies)
Jul 26, 2023
🍿 Grailers DAO ‘Fold’ mint on 8 August
🍿 Zach Liberman’s Colour Blind study on 8 August
🍿 LootGame mint on 11 August
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