Gaming has become one of the most prolific industries impacted by blockchain technology. From in-game transactions to nonfungible tokens (NFTs), the gaming space has taken full advantage of blockchain development. Accounting for almost half of the blockchain activity in early 2023, blockchain gaming is the market’s leading Web3 transformation.
DappRadar’s industry report shows that more than 1.15 million users are actively using their wallets for blockchain gaming, skyrocketing the Web3-gaming-related activities within the space to 7.4 billion transactions. As Web3 gaming becomes a mainstream attraction, investments in the blockchain space are following user interest as well. According to another report, over $7.6 billion was raised by Web3 gaming and metaverse projects in 2022.
The fast-growing environment for Web3 gaming enables projects to blend different aspects of technology and entertainment to get unique results. As NFTs become a core part of the Web3 space, blockchain games are seeking to utilize them in different ways to provide interesting experiences. Maxelium Games, a Norwegian game developer company, aims to act as a bridge between the AAA production quality of the gaming world and the innovation and scalability of Web3.
Viking-Crypto invasion on Web3
The Oslo-based team includes 70 developers in 10 countries working on building a “gamified NFT-minting experience” for players. After years of development, Maxelium Games built Viking Crypto Punks, a Viking-themed NFT minting experience game. Players will have access to the game in the second half 2023, and will be able to customize their characters and make different action choices during the exploration of the storyline taking place in Midgard.
To accompany the game, Maxelium is also launching its first NFT collection, The Pioneers, which will mainly serve as an entry point to Viking Crypto Punks world. Web3 players will embark on a “gamified NFT minting experience” in Viking Crypto Punks, where they can produce over 60 million NFTs during a seven-hour-long minting adventure.
The game will be limited to 2 million copies, and owners of collectibles from The Pioneers NFT sets will get a free copy. On top of the core gaming experience, each license comes with a Quantelica ecosystem decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) token.
A brand new ecosystem for blockchain gamers
Built by Maxelium Games, Quantelica is a technology ecosystem tailored to the needs of Web3 gaming. When launched, it will feature a marketplace, a community, unique NFT collections, play-to-earn games and solid incentives for players. “The platform represents something completely new and appears as a Web3 gaming ecosystem,” said Maxelium Games CEO Elijah Elystrand.
“The Quantelica platform will be able to offer integration of third-party games, innovative software development kits, unique NFT functionalities and will become an important supplier to the modern Web3 gaming industry.”
Elystrand highlighted that Sergey Golubkin, a game producer with an extensive AAA production background, joined the company ranks as the chief operating officer. Golubkin is a well-known name in the video gaming industry, with his portfolio as a producer including AAA video games like Tom Clancy’s The Division, Just Dance and Steep to mention a few.
Konstantin Mortensen, the co-founder and chief community officer of Maxelium Games, shared the current progress on the Quantelica platform: “We expect to engage with a great number of gamers and have already started building a community with like-minded people. In a short period of time, we will kickstart the Quantelica ecosystem with the Pioneers — our first NFT Collection.”
The Web3 gaming company announced that, after three successful funding rounds, it made terms with Morten Klein, CEO of the Norwegian tech and e-commerce investor Klein Group. “I consider this project to be both promising and exciting,” said Klein, explaining that Web3 gaming is within one of Klein Group’s focus areas. “We will be involved as an active owner, both in the future development and in the design of the way forward.”
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