Spider Tanks a brawler-Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) is operating its final playtesting rounds as part of preparations for the full launch on October 31, 2022. The Web3 game is developed by GAMEDIA and published by Gala Games.
Gala’s own Layer-1 blockchain Project GYRI will power Spider Tanks. The protocol is custom-built to power a decentralized gaming platform while solving scalability issues and lowering network fees. Moreover, players can bridge the in-game assets stored on Gala’s network to and from the Ethereum blockchain.
The Spider Tanks launch also offered several ways for participants to support the project while earning rewards. Players can join battles and get the chance to earn the game’s token $SILK (which holders can use in-game). The team will send the token directly to Gala Games player’s wallets.
About Spider Tanks
Spider Tanks is an eSport style game that offers PvP and Play-to-Earn features. The Free-to-Play title allows players to assume the role of a tank commander.
To enter the game, they must choose their own Spider Tank Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Players can upgrade these assets using in-game tokens. Participants are granted total complete operation of the tank, including the machine’s capabilities, features, aesthetics, among others.
The tanks in the game can battle in the desert, as well as other environments. Battle options include 1v1, 2v2, 5v5, with the most massive featuring 24 players duking it out. After every game, players are rewarded with the $GALA token.
In Spider Tanks, players can:
- Build Their Army: Tank owners can experiment with unique combinations with tank bodies, weapons, and special items. In total, the game has 30 tanks, 45 weapons, and 45 bodies, with varying levels of rarity to mix and match.
- Upgrade their Army: Participants can upgrade their Spider Tanks to improve their value. The process will make the assets increase their scarcity while leveling up their cosmetic features.
- Game Modes: The team is planning to introduce game modes such as the all-out brawl Team Deathmatch, as well as “Capture the Chicken” and “Capture the Flag” games.
“Yet again we are ushering in new firsts in gaming as we get set to launch the first Web PvP esports brawler with earnings. Both players who play for free and those who choose to make purchases can be rewarded for their efforts,” President of Games at Gala Games John Osvald stated. “The launch of this game, coupled with that of our own blockchain, is further cementing our commitment to empowering gamers through ownership.”
Formed in 2007, GAMEDIA is an award-winning game development company based in the Netherlands. The studio’s CEO is Dittmar Tukker, an industry veteran who started his career in 1998 at Lost Boys Games (later on Guerilla Games). The company has expanded its workforce and talent pools ever since.
“At GAMEDIA, we love combining our gaming experience, knowledge of innovative technology and artistic skills to create a broad range of gaming products. In recognition of all our hard work, we have won many awards and reached various #1 chart positions,” the company stated on its website
About Gala Games
Gala Games is a game developing company focused on Play-and-Earn projects on the blockchain. Gala was founded in 2019 by Eric Shiermayer and Michael McCarthy, with the intention to provide gamers complete ownership of their in-game assets. Shiermayer also co-founded Zynga, which is currently one of the largest mobile game developers in the West. To date, Zynga boasts over 183 million active users. McCarthy on the other hand, was Zynga’s creative director and developer of popular Facebook game Farmville.
Gala Games is currently cross-chain which exists on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain. However, Gala Games is building its own chain dubbed GalaChain which will serve as the native blockchain for the games that the company is developing. Titles on Gala Games’ repertoire includes Spider Tanks, Town Star, GRIT, and Champions Arena, among others. The ecosystem will utilize the $GALA token for most activities and transactions on the network.
As of this writing, $GALA is trading at $0.03905 with a $273,123,744 market cap, and a 24-hour volume of $106,782,252 (per CoinMarketCap).