Move-to-Earn NFT games STEPN and Genopets join Web3 eSports football game MonkeyLeague as some of the top investments in Solana Ventures portfolio.
Solana Ventures is the investment arm of Solana Labs. They provide capital and resources to the most promising teams building on the Solana ecosystem.
Here’s a list of the top 8 portfolio Investments In Blockchain Gaming Of Solana.
Monkey League – Web3 football game
MonkeyLeague is the next-gen esports metaverse that enables players to Create, Play, Compete and Earn.
MonkeyLeague combines high-production-value, multiplayer gaming with Solana blockchain, NFTs, and decentralized finance to deliver an exciting, turn-based, play-to-earn football game that’s easy to learn yet hard to master. Last week, MonkeyLeague named AS Roma star Paulo Dybala as their brand ambassador.
It can be played in Three Modes: 1. Player vs Environment: Training mode played against the computer 2. Player vs Player: Classic game where each team is controlled by users 3. Team vs Team: Each team is controlled and played by multiple users
Hawku launched utility and gaming NFT marketplace in February
Hawku is the premier marketplace for utility and gaming NFTs – a multi-billion dollar industry exploding in growth. Hawku launched in June 2021 as a data-analysis site for ZED.run and launched a marketplace for gaming and utility NFTs at the end of February 2022.
In its first 5 months of operation, the Hawku Marketplace has handled over 30,000 transactions totaling around 4,000 ETH. Hawku is backed by some of the top VCs in the web2.0 and crypto industries, including Lightspeed Ventures, Dragonfly Capital, Multicoin Capital, Animoca Brands, and Alameda Research.
Geopoly Play & Earn version coming soon
Geopoly is a geolocation economic simulator that allows users to rent, buy, upgrade and sell real-life businesses worldwide.
It’s currently available on Android and iOS in its off-chain version, with the desktop play & earn version coming soon in 2022. Geopoly creates a fun and innovative experience based on real-world data interacting in 2 different layers: On and Off-chain.
STEPN Move-to-Earn Web3 lifestyle app
STEPN is a self-styled “Web3 lifestyle app” with GameFi elements on the Solana blockchain. It combines aspects of a play-to-earn game with a fitness app to create a new category coined “move-to-earn.” Users buy NFT sneakers, which they can use to earn in-game currency while walking, running, or jogging outdoors.
STEPN aims to revolutionize the market of fitness applications by incentivizing millions of users to follow a healthier lifestyle. The app solves several problems like “proof of movement” – proving that users exercised – and a functioning GPS. Moreover, STEPN incentivizes users financially and plans to introduce social rewards elements, and successfully contributes to carbon neutrality.
The application is available on Android and iOS and has gone from its inception stage to the open beta version in only five months. After its successful IDO in March 2022, STEPN plans to optimize its in-game features and launch on several other chains in the future.
SkateX NFT skateboarding game
SkateX is an NFT-driven skateboarding game built on the Solana blockchain. SkateX will offer up one-of-a-kind skateboards as NFT collectibles, which are owned by players and can be bought and sold as they please. It will also bring NFT owners into the community to help influence the game.
Earth From Another Sun Sci-Fi game
Earth From Another Sun (EFAS) is an expansive blockchain-powered Sci-Fi franchise. It entails a galactic sandbox featuring an ever-expanding multiplayer galaxy with many unique locations to explore, NPCs to meet, quests and loot to discover.
There will also be several multiplayer game modes and future experiences, games and collaborations with other art forms. First-person shooter arenas, battle royale modes, and a rogue like game are just some of the content that’s underway.
In EFAS, players can build their army, establish their faction and conquer planets. Players can also fight alongside the troops they command in meticulously crafted, exhilarating First-Person Shooter combat. Game participants can enjoy massive battles with up to 1,000 combat units and vehicles, using hundreds of unique weapons, weapon mods, abilities, and enemies that provide a fresh combat experience every session.
Genopets Free-to-Play, Move-to-Earn game
Genopets is the world’s first Free-to-Play, Move-to-Earn NFT game on Solana that makes it fun and rewarding to live an active lifestyle. Genopets combines user’s step data from their mobile device with blockchain Play-to-Earn economics so players can earn crypto for taking action in real life as they explore the Genoverse evolving and battling their Genopet.
Genopets merges the nurture and evolution of Tamagotchi, the training and battling of Pokemon, and the fitness and social incentives of Strava while rewarding players with crypto for staying active in their daily lives. Genopets, like STEPN is a Move-to-Earn game.
GENE Token is a governance and staking token that represents the value of the Genopets game and is used to craft in-game NFTs. GENE holders gain access to exclusive peaks at new content, have a voice in in-game design and can participate in special community perks like airdrops.
Avocado DAO – Growing a community for virtual gamers
Avocado DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) is a collection of contributors that believe in the benefits of blockchain technologies and the metaverse. To advance those benefits, the Avocado DAO intends to undertake and facilitate a range of activities that will initially enrich the ecosystem of blockchain games and provide yield farming and content creation opportunities to their members.
Avocado DAO not only invests in NFT assets but is also focused on growing and enriching a community for virtual gamers to produce content and enjoy blockchain games.
Avocado DAO is also helping gamers benefit financially by earning tokens empowered by the community and supporting their foundation.
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