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This Week in Crypto Games: ‘Notcoin’ Reaches $1 Billion, ‘Hamster Kombat’ Token, Tickle-to-Earn

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The world of crypto and NFT gaming is more active than ever, with new games being released, token airdrops happening, and various other events taking place. To help you stay informed, Decrypt’s GG has put together a weekly roundup called This Week in Crypto Games. This roundup covers the biggest news from the past week, along with some interesting tidbits you might have missed, as well as showcasing original stories from the week.

One of the biggest news items in the past week was the surge of the Telegram-based clicker game Notcoin (NOT), which reached a $1 billion market cap. After launching “earnings missions” that allowed players to passively earn crypto rewards, the game saw a 50% surge in value. Notcoin quickly became one of the top 100 coins on the planet after launching its token on The Open Network.

Hamster Kombat, another Telegram-based game following a similar tap-to-earn approach as Notcoin, announced that it would be launching its own token on The Open Network. While details about the token launch and airdrop to players are still being finalized, the game allows players to act as owners of a crypto exchange, investing in upgrades, marketing, and more.

Aptos, a layer-1 blockchain network, saw a significant increase in daily transactions thanks to a “tickle-to-earn” cat game called Tapos. This game incentivizes users to tickle an on-screen cat for HEART tokens, resulting in over 115 million transactions in just two days. With 63,000 users, Tapos has already broadcasted over 323 million transactions through its three-day campaign.

The Sandbox, an Ethereum-based metaverse gaming platform, recently launched a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to give SAND token holders and land NFT owners a say in shaping the game’s future and economy. The rollout of the DAO will happen in three phases, with the first phase allowing members to vote on Sandbox Improvement Proposals (SIPs) submitted by the community.

In case you missed it, there have been several other notable developments in the crypto gaming space, such as Arbitrum unlocking $250 million to boost its gaming ecosystem, the release of a limited edition BitBoy One handheld console themed after Runes, and the launch of a mobile game on the Mythos Chain by Pudgy Penguins and Mythical Games on the Polkadot-based gaming network.

Additionally, Crypto Unicorns has revealed a play-to-airdrop campaign as it migrates to the Ethereum layer-3 network Xai, Square Enix has switched to Arbitrum for NFT characters in the game Symbiogenesis, and South Korean game publisher Com2uS has joined the Oasys gaming ecosystem by launching its own layer-2 chain called XPLA Verse.Gamedia, the creator of the game Spider Tanks, has made claims against publisher Gala in an open letter, alleging to have been misled and exploited in an ongoing legal dispute. Finally, the game CityVerse Tycoon will be launching on the Ethereum layer-2 network Base.

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In conclusion, the world of crypto and NFT gaming is rapidly evolving, with new games, token launches, and airdrops happening regularly. Stay informed by following Decrypt’s GG’s weekly roundup This Week in Crypto Games, which covers the biggest news, interesting tidbits, and original stories from the week. From the surge of Notcoin and Hamster Kombat to the “tickle-to-earn” game Tapos and the launch of a DAO by The Sandbox, there are plenty of exciting developments to keep an eye on in the crypto gaming space. Don’t miss out on the latest updates and highlights in the world of crypto gaming.

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