Decentral Games Newsletter #60
Weekly Update - March 13, 2022
Welcome to the 60th 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 Spartan Drop
Non-ICE Wearables Marketplace
🛡 ICE Spartan Drop
Last week, we prepared the new wearables and website for the upcoming ICE Spartan Drop, which will be held on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm UTC.
Pricing and Supply
The ICE Spartan collection features 5 wearables, each with a 250 unit supply, for a grand total of 1,250 items priced at 1.5 ETH on Polygon. The subsequent mint following the ICE Spartan drop will be priced in ICE. More details to come.
Following a passed governance proposal, community members with Premium are whitelisted for this mint. In order to qualify, you must have at least 1,000 xDG per ICE Wearable currently held and at least 1 ICE wearable. At time of writing, 2,134 of 3,952 guilds qualify. A whitelist snapshot will be taken 24 hours before the mint time, Monday, March 14th at 6pm UTC to establish the final whitelist for the mint.
For more details of the upcoming ICE Spartan drop, check out our announcement.
💰 Non-ICE Accessories Marketplace
We made some solid progress on the non-ICE accessory wearables marketplace web UI, Web3 contract integration, and even ran our first successful mint! We are excited to launch this marketplace this week following the ICE Spartan drop.
Additional ICE Utility
Given that video game “skins” (cosmetic items that simply enhance a player’s appearance) are a 40B annual grossing business, this marketplace will be key in welcoming additional ICE utility and burning.
Mints will exclusively be in ICE, positively contributing to the ICE burn-to-earn ratio, while giving all value directly to the ecosystem.
👾 Assigned Seating
We expanded our beta testing of assigned seating to 30 concurrent players in our development environment of ICE Poker - Osiris. This helped us identify a few edge case bugs that we will knock out before hopefully releasing assigned seating to production this or next week!
We know the wait for this feature has been considerable, and we thank you all for your patience. This will be a game changer for the integrity of ICE Poker gameplay, and enable us to start confidently giving prizes to top weekly and monthly players and guilds.
💎 Diamond Hands City
We made some amazing progress on the design and started the initial logic gating for the first ICE Poker Diamond Hands venue in the metaverse.
City Layout and Gating Logic
The scene features a city where anyone will be able to access through the streets and walkways, but the structures with ICE Poker tables will only be accessible to diamond hands holders and the top floor will only be accessible to crown holders.
We look forward to officially rolling this venue out later this month.
🛠 Misc Development Updates
The following development updates were included in last week’s metaverse and web releases:
Auto-Clap Emote Logic
Players now only clap emote if the pot won is 500 Chips or more. There is now considerably less clapping that potentially caused lag for some folks in the past.
We fixed a bug where the Multitab Blocker pop up appears when walking between Osiris and DEXT.
We added the ability to show or muck cards after winning a hand when everyone else at the table folds. This way, you have the option to flex to the table that you won the hand on a bluff or not.
Easier Navigation into ICE Poker
We removed the “choose gameplay” modal when clicking play now from the DG website homepage. Now, you are directly linked to ICE Poker.
You are now able to log in and view your account page using Metamask mobile. We will be continuously adding more functionality to the mobile site in preparation for ICE Poker Mobile beta.
💻 Development Focus
This week, the DG team is continuing work on:
Assigned Seating/Cooldown Period
We plan to launch officially launch assigned seating and cooldown periods this week in production ICE Poker - Osiris, and extend to all other venues soon after.
ICE Spartan Drop
We will finalize QA preparation with mints, upgrades, and activations of new ICE Spartan wearables for the drop on Tuesday!
Non-ICE Cosmetic Accessory Wearables
We plan to launch the accessory wearables marketplace featuring mints strictly in ICE.
Additional Premium Guild Features
We are continuing work on two additional Premium ICE Poker Guild features:
Assign A Manager
The assign a manager feature allows any Premium guild owner to enter an ETH address and give access to their delegation dashboard.
Guild Leagues + Leaderboard
The guild leaderboard will rank top ICE Poker guilds by Guild Score to further gamify the ICE Poker Guild experience.
Diamond Hands City
We will continue development of Diamond Hands City, our first Diamond Hands exclusive ICE Poker venue.
ICE Poker Mobile
We’re continuing development on a lightweight, mobile-focused ICE Poker experience that will enable greater accessibility and exponential scaling.
DG Website Optimization for Mobile
We are continuing development on bringing all website functionality to your mobile browser.
Decentraland Desktop Client Optimization
We will continue to test all ICE Poker scenes and features to ensure that the new Decentraland Desktop Client Beta will run ICE Poker smoothly.
💰 DG Treasury Snapshot
The DG treasury now holds $54.76M.
ICE Poker NFT Royalties
Last week, the ICE Poker OpenSea collection accumulated 353.8992 ETH in secondary market trading volume, generating 17.3411 ETH ($44,721.80) in royalties for the DG Treasury.
ICE Poker NFT Activation/Upgrade Revenue
Last week, 201,100 DG ($58,405.47) was added to the DG Treasury from ICE Poker NFT activations and upgrades.
DEX Trading Fees
Last week, there was $7,839,396 in trading volume across DG and ICE trading pairs, which generated $23,518.19 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:
Focus Decentral Games Development and Branding Entirely on Play & Earn, End Crypto Gameplay & Licensing of Crypto Games
Focus development and branding of Decentral Games entirely on Play & Earn (ICE Poker - Metaverse and Mobile) to onboard the next 1M users to Web3/The Open Metaverse, and solidify Decentral Games as a household brand and pioneer in the space.
Officially and permanently shut down the operational support and licensing of blackjack, roulette with crypto-gameplay.
(1) Do a single-item 500-count set in partnership with Mutant Cartel, priced at ~25% discount to the OpenSea floor (e.g. 1.5 ETH at time of writing), with whitelist addresses provided by Mutant Cartel.
(2) 100% of ETH proceeds go to the DG DAO and will be converted to USDC and paired with $ICE to add liquidity to the $ICE-USDC pool. (For clarity, secondary sale proceeds go to the DG DAO as well.)
Establish a new delegated player reputation multiplier that starts at .5x for all new delegated addresses, increases by .05x for each day the delegated player checks in while hodling 100 xDG in their wallet, and ultimately reaches a max of 1x.
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, Mar 14
Tuesday, Mar 15
DG x Guerilla Music present META-VERZUS Episode 7 w/ Host King Mizo, featuring this week’s contestants NIKOS EFS and AUDIO DRUGZ to face-off in Stronghold $ICE Lounge! Vote for your favorite w/ $RAP token @ 10pm UTC / 6pm EST 👉 RSVP | Hop in
Wednesday, Mar 16
Thursday, Mar 17
Friday, Mar 18
Saturday, Mar 19
👉 Check our events page for easy access to upcoming events!
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.