OP Gaming Weekly Digest #29

OP Gaming Weekly Digest #29


Greetings, gamers! This week, Epic has revealed its long-term vision for content creation, distribution, and monetization, while Aavegotchi is preparing to launch a dedicated blockchain for its games and apps. Otherside has announced a significant partnership with luxury fashion brand Gucci, and Pixelcraft Studios raised $30 million in a multiyear token sale for Aavegotchi. We also bring you updates from CCP Games, Jungle, Hadean, and more. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's news roundup!


Epic revealed its long-term vision for content creation, distribution, and monetization at the State of Unreal keynote, including the launch of Unreal Editor for Fortnite in Public Beta, engagement payouts for eligible Fortnite island creators, and the upcoming unified marketplace called Fab.

Introducing Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Creator Economy 2.0, Fab and more
Read about the huge Epic Games’ announcements from GDC 2023. Including Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Fab, MetaHuman Animator, Creator Economy 2.0 and more.

Aavegotchi is preparing to launch Gotchichain, a dedicated blockchain for Aavegotchi-powered games and apps, powered by Polygon Supernets. Lower fees and faster confirmation times are expected to make it the ultimate user experience for blockchain gamers, and the perfect building ground for developers and game studios, with a target launch of early Q3 2023.

Introducing Gotchichain: Aavegotchi X Polygon Supernets | The Curve
Introducing Gotchichain: A blockchain for all things Aavegotchi, powered by Polygon Supernets

Otherside has announced a new partnership with luxury fashion giant Gucci. The collaboration represents a significant milestone for both companies and signals a major intersection between high-end fashion and the emerging world of web3 technology.

The Tollan Worlds Genesis Avatars Free Mint event is taking place today! Be sure to check out our Discord thread for more details, as we will be hosting a giveaway very soon!


Pixelcraft Studios raised $30 million in a multiyear token sale for its popular metaverse game Aavegotchi, with no venture capital or investor participation. The funding round is one of the largest in the Web3 gaming sector this year, and the company said it will receive 25% of the treasury while the protocol’s decentralized autonomous organized treasury will receive the remaining $22.5 million.

CCP Games has raised $40 million in a funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz to develop a blockchain-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game title set within the universe of Eve Online.

A16z Leads $40M Funding Round for CCP Games
The studio behind Eve Online is planning to release a blockchain-based game.

Jungle raised $6M and is currently in stealth mode. Check out more in the thread.

Hadean, a metaverse infrastructure solution provider, has raised an additional $5 million in funding to support the build-out of bigger and more immersive virtual worlds.

Hadean raises $5M for metaverse infrastructure solutions
Hadean announced it has raised $5 million more in funding for its metaverse infrastructure, helping to scale for large player counts.


Is Parallel $PRIME valued fairly by looking at these numbers?

“Let's talk floor prices” by sparkc, the leader of WolvesDAO.

First impression from the Shrapnel gameplay. Looks solid overall.

That's it for the week!

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