Blockchain Gaming News Roundup: Epic Games vs Web3 Games, Playtests, and New Features

Blockchain Gaming News Roundup: Epic Games vs Web3 Games, Playtests, and New Features

Play-To-Earn Games News, P2E Games News | 27 Apr 2023 12:10 UTC

Stay up-to-date with the latest in blockchain gaming! Read our roundup of exciting developments, including new features in popular games like Alien Worlds and Splinterlands, Epic Games' stance on Web3 gaming, and The Pokemon Company's interest in the industry. Get the scoop on Gala Games' playtests and regular updates, as well as the public playtest for Walking Dead Empires. Don't miss out on the fun - check out our news roundup today!

A lot of blockchain gaming activity happened this past week where Gala Games announces playtests, Epic Games announcement, Alien Worlds, Gods Unchained, Splinterlands, and more.

Another week full of blockchain gaming activities, updates, tests, and more. We saw Alien Worlds rolling out its massive update improving gameplay, fixing bugs, and adding new features to the game. Furthermore, Gala Games continues to progress in its blockchain gaming projects releasing regular updates and scheduling playtests. Get ready to enter the playtest for Walking Dead Empires, Eternal Paradox, Grit, Last Expedition, and Legends Reborn. We also saw Epic Games' announcement against Web3 games that are engaging in malpractices or scams. Moreover, the Pokemon company is also searching for Web3 experts showing its intention to enter the industry. Gods Unchained launching new set of trading cards, Splinterlands' new land gameplay, and Walking Dead Empires public playtest.

Let’s hop into the details of how the week went for the blockchain gaming industry.

  • Alien Worlds Blockchain Game Update 1.3.0 Part 1
  • Gala Games Announces Playtests
  • Legends Reborn
  • Last Expedition
  • Grit
  • Epic Games New Announcement on Web3 Games
  • Gods Unchained New Deck of Cards
  • Splinterlands New Land Gameplay

Alien Worlds Blockchain Game Update 1.3.0 Part 1

First we have Alien Worlds newest update 1.3.0 which introduces gameplay enhancements and metaverse features. This update will improve players' experience across Syndicates, Missions, and Miscellaneous. The update includes bug fixes for Syndicates, Missions, Mining, Teleport, and Landowner's Allocation, which aim to enhance the game's stability and performance. Syndicate members can now collaborate more effectively through various enhancements, including an updated Planet Selector button and a more transparent selection process for Candidates/Custodian members. Additionally, new challenges and rewards have been added to the mission system, along with a feature that prevents login UI from showing on unsupported browsers for a smoother and more secure gaming experience.

Gala Games Announces Playtests

In gaming news, Gala Games is keeping up the pace with regular updates for released games and open playtests for games in development. This month, players can participate in playtests for Walking Dead Empires, Eternal Paradox, Legends Reborn, Grit, and Last Expedition. The Eternal Paradox playtest started on March 14th and runs for two weeks, with rewards for players who participate in four different challenges. Unfortunately, the playtest is only available on mobile, but both Android and iPhone users can access it with their Gala Games account. Players who link their Gala Wallet in-game have a chance to win up to $500 worth of Gems, the game currency.

Legends Reborn

Another new playtest for Legends Reborn starts today, March 16th, although it may be delayed. The previous playtests have run for two weeks, and the end date for this test has not been announced yet. Legends Reborn is a TCG-style game that allows players to add effect and spell cards to their deck by playing limited creatures to the board. The game is building two versions: a standard non-web3 release on Steam and a web3 version that may include NFTs and the option for players to monetize their playtime. Stay tuned for updates on the playtest through their Discord announcements channel.

Last Expedition

In another playtest, Last Expedition is launching into early access on Monday, March 20th, with Node Licenses distributed to everyone who owns a Node Bundle. Bundle owners will also receive an early access code for the latest dev build on Steam. Last Expedition is a team-based extraction game where players race to be the first to extract three fragments while battling hostile monsters and other players. The game relies on Node Operators running and hosting games, so it's logical for them to have a first look and try out the hosting features. For a glimpse of the gameplay, check out their recent YouTube video.


Finally, we have Grit, a western-themed FPS battle-royale game that requires a key to participate in their playtest. Signing up on their website is all it takes to get one. Grit holds playtests every Thursday, with different time slots to cater to players from all over the world. To stay updated on the latest info, check out their Discord server, which is also a great place to connect with other players.

Epic Games New Announcement on Blockchain Games

In recent news, Epic Games has issued a warning to blockchain and NFT games engaging in fraudulent activities and scams on its platform, stating that they will be removed from the Epic Games Store immediately. Despite this, Epic Games acknowledges the success of some blockchain-based games. These announcements highlight both the potential and challenges of blockchain gaming as it becomes more popular.

Gods Unchained New Deck of Cards

Gods Unchained is set to release its latest Band of the Wolf card set at the end of March. The set introduces a new crafting system and an Ally card ability, along with 38 new cards. The packs will be available for four weeks and will be limited in quantity. Band of the Wolf packs will go on sale starting March 30th, with prices ranging from $2 to $210. Early shoppers will receive discounts on packs, with the discount scaling down until $600k worth of packs have been sold. The total number of packs available is 223,500, with an additional 125,100 reserved for promotions and giveaways.

Blockchain Game Splinterlands New Land Gameplay

Splinterlands has released documentation detailing their plans for the first phase of their Land gameplay, including land surveying, card staking, and resource production. In this phase, land plots will produce Grain, SPS tokens, and research points towards the Secrets of Praetoria. Players will stake Splinterlands cards (up to 5 per plot) to work their land, generating Production Points based on the card's rarity, level, and set. There are also additional bonuses or penalties based on the terrain type and card affinity. Totems and Titles can also be staked to plots for further bonuses.

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