Welcome to the 33rd edition of the Decentral Games Newsletter! Our objective is to keep our community informed of development progress, DAO treasury performance, and upcoming metaverse events. Join our Discord and follow us on Twitter.
✅ Last Week’s Summary
Last week Decentral Games announced the development of ICE Poker, a new way for players to earn real money by completing daily challenges and competing against each other in a free-to-play poker game. We also debuted our optimized scoring logic on FREE Play poker by hosting our first new and improved FREE Play tournament.
ICE will be the free play, play-to-earn token and deflationary in-game currency utilized within the DG ecosystem which will incentivize metaverse poker player liquidity. In order to begin earning ICE, players will first need to obtain at least one exclusive Iced NFT wearable, either through purchase or delegation.
By holding or receiving delegation to a one-of-a-kind Iced NFT, players will be allocated a set amount of Chips, which are used to play ICE Poker. Players earn daily ICE by checking in, completing 3 randomly assigned challenges, and competing with each other for performance multipliers on the daily leaderboard.
As players accrue ICE and XP from ICE Poker gameplay, they can mint increasingly rare NFTs, allotting them higher ICE rewards rates. To upgrade, players burn ICE and XP, pay 0.1 DG, and burn the old NFT.
Higher rank NFTs feature a rarer, more prestigious color and aesthetic, and at the apex level 5, Diamond Hands NFTs are fully golden.
FREE Play Tournament
The new FREE Play accrual and tournament logic went live officially on Monday! Now, new players will start with 1,000 FREE tokens, and there will be no more free top-ups as we’ve allowed in the past.
Going forward, the FREE token accrual process will be based on the amount of time players spend hanging out in the casino. Players will be rewarded with a fixed rate of 5 FREE tokens for every 30 seconds spent on the platform. You can track the accrual process live on the bottom-right of your screen in the new FREE Accrual UI:
Overall, we feel that this change to the FREE incentive structure will result in driving more daily users and concurrent players to the platform. With more players comes a more lively energy, more avatars, auto emotes, and a more memorable experience for first-time players, which will continue to foster loyalty over time.
For FREE Play tournaments, players looking to start out with the full 5,000 FREE max must farm a bit of FREE prior to the event by being idle in the scene. Additionally, leaderboard scores are now determined by net winnings, as opposed to the sum of total profits of each hand as we’ve done in the past.
📈 DG Yields
You can currently earn yield on your $DG in the following pools:
Decentral Games Governance: 20% APY (in $DG) for $DG on Ethereum
Uniswap V2: 67% APY (in $DG) for DG-ETH on Ethereum
Sushiswap: 28% APY (in SUSHI) for DG-ETH on Ethereum
Quickswap: 88% APY (in QUICK) for DG-ETH on Polygon
Dinoswap: 121% APY (in DINO) for DG-USDC on Polygon
SushiSwap: 70% APY (in SUSHI and WMATIC) for DG-WMATIC on Polygon
💰 Treasury Update
The DG DAO treasury now holds $11.69M USD.
Play2EarnOnline: Decentral Games Introduces Play-to-Earn Poker
📆 This Week’s Events
Virtual events bring the community together each week to play games, hang out, enjoy live music and win prizes! Make sure to swing by and claim your Decentral Games POAPs at the following events this week:
Monday, Sept 6
Wednesday, Sept 8
Thursday, Sept 9
Friday, Sept 10
Saturday, Sept 11
👉 Check our events page for easy access to upcoming events!
💻 Development Focus
This week, the Decentral Games team is working on:
ICE Play-to-Earn Poker gameplay/backend/website development
Crypto poker development
Improvements to crypto transaction handling
About Decentral Games
Decentral Games is a metaverse-native gaming DAO building play-to-earn poker, blackjack, roulette, and slots. DG HODLers vote on treasury management, economic policy, and development to grow and strengthen the Decentral Games ecosystem.