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Balthazar Research Report: Get Ready For Photo Finish Racing

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Key Takeaways

  • Photo Finish Racing is a play-to-earn virtual horse game by Third Time, Inc. The game offers several aspects which will determine the winner of the race instead of utilising a random number generator to choose the winner.
  • The game’s economy comprises two tokens $CROWN and $DERBY. $CROWN is the governance token utilised by the DAO, whereas $DERBY is an inflationary token acting as the in-game currency. This is used for race entry fees, breeding, etc. The tokens and NFTs are living on the Solana blockchain.
  • Photo Finish Racing is not the first game from Third Time, Inc. The team has previously built two successful horse racing games reaching 13 million downloads for mobile. This puts the team in high standing, and leaders of the market-segment.

Balthazar Research Report: Pspspsps come now Nekoverse

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Key Takeaways

  • Nekoverse is a mobile cat-themed MMORPG featuring battles, resource harvesting, and crafting built on the Solana blockchain. The world itself is divided into three main areas, with different levels of security. In the most dangerous places, a losing battle may be the end of your Neko, and the loss of your NFTs.
  • The game’s economy is of the dual-token model. The resources and items within the game all have a purpose and will be extensively used throughout a player’s progression in the game. The team focuses on avoiding the declining reward curve, hopefully making Nekoverse sustainable in the long run.
  • Nekoverse’s market segment is mobile games of the MMO genre. It is not meant to compete against PC or console games. There seems to be a lot of potential in the mobile market, and if Nekoverse can carve out its slice, it could very well be one of the leading mobile blockchain games.
Ascenders

Balthazar Research Report: Explore The World of Ascenders

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Ascenders

Key Takeaways

  • Ascenders is building an open world role playing game with Unreal Engine, on the Avalanche ecosystem of subnets. The game will feature three different “lanes” such as explorers, fighters, or builders.
  • The game’s economy is essentially built on decentralisation, player lanes, and the value of player work. Where all NFTs, such as swords, armor, and buildings will have stats. The NFTs are minted and crafted by players.
  • Ascenders have great potential for the future. Having an actual game built for this decade and not just some web-based clicker belonging to the previous millennium is refreshing. It will definitely have its place in the P2E gaming ecosystem.

Balthazar Research Report: Let’s Go To Mobland Already

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Key Takeaways

  • Mobland is building the world of Mafia in the Metaverse. There is a hierarchy system for you. Eventually, with enough Ambition, Power, and Swagger, it could be you sitting at the top of the syndicate. Thus, you will have the power to dictate the course of the Mafia Metaverse.
  • The game’s core economy is set up to flow between battle, resource, and team management. Thus, it begs a question: How does a player earn? Initially, Mobland sets out to be “Free to Play & Earn.” The team behind Mobland states that it is not fair to ask people to pay sums like $1,000 to get into a game.
  • Mobland is bound to have an impact on the industry. How can they not succeed with such a remarkable team and the heavy hitters they got as their partners and investors? The game itself is free to enter and will be open to everyone. Like Roblox, the community will have freedom to build their content and services in the Mafia Metaverse.

Balthazar Research Report: Life in Parallel

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Key Takeaways

  • Parallel is an NFT based trading card game (TCG) built on the play-to-earn (P2E) principle. The game is being developed by Parallel Studios, a game development company, within a decentralized ecosystem created by the Echelon Prime Foundation (Echelon).
  • Parallel draws inspiration from traditional trading card games (TGC) while also pushing boundaries of game design through the use of modern technology. The Parallel TCG centers around the Parallel Studio’s NFT collection, an expanding collection of digital assets focusing on the five factions (called Parallels).
  • The Parallel team has stated that their ultimate goal for developing 3D AR assets to be metaverse ready. Their version of the metaverse is less about a virtual world on your computer but more about overlaying the Parallel world to the one we live in.

Balthazar Research Report: The Encore We’ve Been Waiting For

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Key Takeaways

  • Encore is the world’s first shooter-based metaverse with NFT assets, built on Unreal Engine 5. The game creates a next-gen metaverse by combining the best of traditional gaming with the new world of crypto and NFTs.
  • The team has stated that non-transferrable in-game assets are so last century and that blockchain has enabled ownership of any in-game assets such as NFTs. The fact that they take this stance and let their players do whatever they want with their in-game purchases speaks volumes.
  • The Encore team seems to have been in “stealth mode” for quite some time. Though they’ve been active on LinkedIn and Twitter, they haven’t focused on marketing themselves. They only recently showed up on our radar, and since then, they’ve focused on doing all of their community interactions through Discord.

Balthazar Research Report: Nitro League – Futuristic Racing meets P2E gaming

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Key Takeaways

  • This upcoming decentralized NFT game brings a futuristic racing experience into the metaverse. In this research report, we will be dissecting all the information we could find about Nitro League, primarily based on their webpage, whitepaper, and social media channels.
  • Apart from the rarity of cars, there are also different classes or types. There are six in total, and each class is derived from the unique talent and technology offered by one of the six nations.
  • Nitro League also has a breeding mechanic called Fusion Cloning. This works to create more playable cars that will enable more players to get into the game over time. Cloning will be one of the most sought-after activities in the game, as it will see new vehicle NFTs minted that will have stats more valuable than the genesis cars.

Balthazar Research Report: Join the DEFY Revolution

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Key Takeaways

  • Future planned updates include factions and Player vs. Player (PvP) elements. The economic model in the game is supposed to incentivize recruitment of new operatives, repetitive play, and user-generated content through active and passive earning mechanisms.
  • Some play-to-earn elements are only accessible for premium mask holders, and the masks themselves are upgradeable. In the future, you can burn your premium mask to mint a new and better mask. In addition, operatives can also build on to their masks, full-body suits, aesthetic items, and music through leveling up and acquiring in-game NFTs.
  • DEFY’s roadmap for the future covers the whole of 2022 and the first half of 2023. In the first quarter of 2022, we can expect the whitepaper release, which at the time of writing seems to be in a transition state from a PDF whitepaper to a web-based whitepaper.