Aavegotch announces its own chain
Pixelcraft Studios, which develops the metaverse game “Aavegotchi”, announced on the 22nd that it plans to develop its own blockchain “Gotchichain”.
Aavegotchi combines elements of games, DeFi (decentralized finance), and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to provide users with a unique gaming experience. Players can purchase and customize Aavegotchis, a digital pet with unique traits and abilities, to use within their own metaverse, The Gotchiverse.
Currently, Aavegotchi is deployed on the Polygon network, but a new application-specific blockchain called “Gotchichain” will be built on “Polygon Supernets”. This custom chain is scheduled to be released in the third quarter of 2023.
🌉On @Gotchichain, $GHST will be the gas token for all transactions. @0xPolygon POS, but can be bridged over to Gotchichain for a seamless, gaming-friendly environment. pic.twitter.com/9JeZF38BOC
— Aavegotchi 👻 💜 (@aavegotchi) March 22, 2023
Polygon Supernets is a service derived from Polygon Edge, a customizable blockchain construction tool. Effectively utilize Polygon POS’ shared security layer “Shared Security” that stakes Polygon (MATIC) in Ethereum’s smart contract.
Transactions that occur on Supernet are verified by Polygon’s validator network, so the project has the advantage of being able to concentrate on its original product and goal realization while ensuring security.
Gotchichain is optimized for gaming users and features low fees and fast transactions. Use Aavegotchi’s governance token GHST to pay for network fees (gas).
According to the market data site CoinMarketCap, GHST has a market capitalization of 6.9 billion yen and is ranked 391st in the market (at the time of writing).
On the 20th, Pixelcraft Studios announced a funding environment of approximately 3.9 billion yen ($30 million/DAI) through a multi-year token sale. It is a form of collecting funds by selling its own token “GHST”.
connection:Pixelcraft Studios, Developing Metaverse Game “Aavegotchi”, Raises Funds Worth 3.9 Billion Yen
Polygon’s Game Business Strategy
In July 2021, Polygon launched a $100 million (approximately ¥13 billion) fund, Polygon Studios, specializing in blockchain games and NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Since then, it has focused on the fusion of conventional games and decentralized technology.
On the 22nd, major game development company NEXON just announced a partnership with Polygon Labs, which develops the Polygon (MATIC) blockchain. The company said it will use Polygon Supernets to develop a blockchain version of its popular game MapleStory.
connection:Nexon’s “MapleStory” to adopt polygons for building NFT games
Last month, Square Enix’s NFT collectible art project “SYMBIOGENESIS”, a major domestic game company, announced that it would use polygon blockchains in its games.
connection:Square Enix’s new NFT projects “Symbiogenesis” and “Treasure Hunting” held
Polygon also announced on March 20 that it has launched a project to build a network dedicated to gaming with Immutable, which builds a L2 scaling solution for Ethereum (ETH).
By combining Polygon’s zkEVM technology and Immutable’s Web3 game platform, they plan to jointly build a scaling solution “Immutable zkEVM” to promote the expansion of Ethereum games.
connection:Polygon and Immutable announce game-specific network “Immutable zkEVM”