Decentral Games Newsletter #58
Weekly Update - February 27, 2022
Welcome to the 58th edition of the Decentral Games Newsletter! Our objective is to keep our community informed of development progress, treasury performance, and upcoming events. Join our Discord and follow our Twitter for more frequent updates.
ICE Poker Metaverse Updates
DG Website Updates
💰 xDG Airdrop
We took the snapshot outlined in this recently passed governance proposal on Friday, and we will deploy the xDG claim page alongside the new Premium ICE Poker Guild dashboard this week.
We are excited to make ~5.9M xDG available to claim for players and ICE wearable owners to jumpstart increased participation in Decentral Games governance!
Premium ICE Poker Guild Features
Remember – once live, each guild owner will need hold at least 1k xDG per ICE wearable to access the Premium ICE Poker Guild features:
Delegation Dashboard (already live)
Name your Guild/Players (completed and ready for deployment this week)
Player Lookup Tool (completed and ready for deployment this week)
Guild Leagues (in progress, and coming soon)
Assign a Guild Manager (in progress, and coming soon)
ICE Poker x DG Long-Term Alignment
The xDG staking requirement to access Premium ICE Poker Guild tools will further align the growth of ICE Poker with DG, and ultimately encourage governance participation from some of the most active participants in the community.
🔨 ICE Poker Metaverse Updates
Last week, we made the following updates to the ICE Poker metaverse experience:
Initial Testing of Assigned Seating
We heavily tested the initial implementation of assigned seating internally with the DG team. The experience starts with the player selecting “Find Me a Table”:
Then, the logic assigns the player to a table:
Finally, a green indicator highlights the assigned table where the player can join:
We look forward to opening up beta-testing to the community this week before deploying to a single production venue soon after.
1/4 Pot Button
We’ve added a 1/4 Pot button to the ICE Poker UI:
ICE Poker Osiris Ad Screen and POAP Booth
We added advertisement screens and a POAP booth to the ICE Poker Osiris venue.
🔨 DG Website Updates
Last week, we added the following optimizations to the DG website:
New Submenu Navigation
We added new sub menus for easier navigation to key pages of the DG website:
Net Chips Stat
We added a ‘Net Chips’ metric to the ICE Poker delegation dashboard to better track delegated player performance.
Player Lookup Tool, Name Your Guild/Players
We finalized work on the Player Look Up tool and name your delegates/guild feature, both of which will go live next week with the launch of the Premium ICE Poker Guild experience.
💻 Development Focus
This week, the DG team is continuing work on:
ICE Poker Assigned Seating
We will further develop and start community testing of assigned seating – it remains our top priority development-wise, as it will most effectively address the issues around collusion and check-tables.
We are implementing a cooldown period to require players to wait an increasing amount of time if they get up and leave from their assigned table before they may join a new one.
We are also implementing an IP check to ensure that players that share the same IP cannot join the same table.
Premium ICE Poker Guild Features
Following this recently passed governance proposal, we’re finalizing the Premium ICE Poker Guild package deployment and preparing for the xDG airdrop this week!
Based on a snapshot taken on February 25, ICE wearables holders will receive 500 xDG per ICE wearable, and delegated players will receive 50 xDG. This airdrop was designed to jumpstart ICE Poker guild owners’ and players’ involvement in Decentral Games governance.
ICE Poker Mobile
We’re continuing development on a lightweight, mobile-focused ICE Poker experience that will enable greater accessibility and exponential scaling. We are excited to start testing ICE Poker mobile with the community next month.
DG Website Optimization for Mobile
Currently all Web3 functionality within the DG and ICE Poker ecosystem is only available on desktop. We have started development on bringing all website functionality - staking/unstaking DG, delegating ICE wearables, viewing your ICE Poker delegation dashboard, claiming ICE, upgrading wearables, etc. to your mobile browser through deep linking to authenticate via Metamask Mobile.
💰 DG Treasury Snapshot
The DG treasury now holds $60.53M.
ICE Poker NFT Royalties
Last week, the ICE Poker OpenSea collection accumulated 478.2648 ETH in secondary market trading volume, generating 23.4350 ETH ($65,035.57) in royalties for the DG Treasury.
ICE Poker NFT Activation/Upgrade Revenue
Last week, 258,800 DG ($90,735.80) was added to the DG Treasury from ICE Poker NFT activations and upgrades.
DEX Trading Fees
Last week, there was $11,774,431 in trading volume across DG and ICE trading pairs, which generated $35,323.29 in trading fees for the DG Treasury.
Visit the Treasury Dashboard to view DG Treasury balances in real time.
🏛 DG Governance
The following proposals are active:
Mint 3 Level 1 items of each item into the DG DAO (15 items per set).
We will allocate 3 items go to the top 3 players each month; 6 items go to the top guilds: 3 go to the top 3 Chad Guilds, 2 go to the top 2 Ape Guilds, and 1 goes to the top Fren Guild; additionally, no more than 4 per month can be given away for other events and marketing at the team's discretion.
For the next drop priced in ETH:
(1) Add ~$2M to ICE-USDC LP; to do this, convert $1M ETH to 1M USDC and pair with ICE.
(2) Add remainder to stable coin reserves
Note: Whether the next mint is in ETH has not been announced yet, so this would simply apply to the next mint priced in ETH.
Use mint proceeds from every other ETH mint to purchase DG and put into governance pool so xDG appreciates vs DG. Assuming 1 ICE mint per month, and 1 ETH mint per month, this would imply mint proceeds from 6 ETH mints per year would be used to purchase DG and put in governance pool, and mint proceeds from the other 6 ETH mints per year would be up to the discretion of the team.
To make a new proposal, visit the Decentral Games Snapshot dashboard.
📆 This Week’s Events
Virtual events bring the community together each week to play games, hang out, enjoy live music, entertainment and win prizes! Make sure to swing by Decentral Games for the following events this week:
Monday, Feb 28
Tuesday, Mar 1
DG x Guerilla Music present META-VERZUS Episode 5 w/ Host King Mizo, featuring this week’s contestants ST PETER and TRILLMATIC to face-off in Stronghold $ICE Lounge! Vote for your favorite w/ $RAP token @ 10pm UTC / 5pm EST 👉 RSVP | Hop in
Wednesday, Mar 2
Thursday, Mar 3
Friday, Mar 4
Sunday, Mar 6
👉 Check our events page for easy access to upcoming events!
DG Token Migration
97% of the original $DG tokens have been migrated to the new DG, which now has a supply of 406,454,456 DG. Read the full blog post here, and migrate your DG tokens using our seamless step-by-step process here on Ethereum or Polygon if you haven’t already.
Caution: Beware of Phishing
Scammers impersonating the DG Team have been targeting community members through Discord DMs. If you have any doubt, please reach out to a verified DG team member. DG team members will never DM you nor request you to connect your wallet to a non-DG site.
About Decentral Games
Decentral Games builds games that give players economic freedom through aligned incentives, self-custody and delegation of yield-bearing metaverse assets. Decentral Games’ play-to-earn metaverse poker game (ICE Poker) generates revenue for the DG Treasury through ICE wearable mints, secondary sale royalties, activations, and upgrades. xDG hodlers vote on DG Treasury allocation and economic policy to grow and strengthen the DG ecosystem.