Blockchain Gaming News 1/7 | Sunflower Farmers Enters Maintenance Mode

Funjible takes a look at the top news stories in the blockchain gaming space today.

Blockchain Gaming News 1/7 | Sunflower Farmers Enters Maintenance Mode

There was some movement in the blockchain gaming space today. Sunflower Farmers fell from the top spot to number two on the top blockchain games list. The game boasts 294K users for the day. Splinterlands conquered the top spot with 312K users. Rounding out the top five are Alien Worlds (190K), Axie Infinity (97K), and Upland (63K).

The blockchain gaming space released some interesting announcements today. Foremost, Syn City has postponed its IDOs and Copper Launch. Meanwhile, Warena released its timeline for January 2022. The top blockchain gaming news for today include:

1 – Sunflower Farmers Enters Maintenance Mode

Sunflower Farmers announced that the game was going into maintenance mode. The developers took this action due to some malicious actors who were abusing the crafting system. Moreover, the abuse led to people having trouble playing the game.

The game initially locked crafting and took a snapshot to record players’ current resources. Later, the developers decided to shut the game down in order to make some much-needed upgrades. Furthermore, the game will implement more efficient gas prices, anti-botting mechanisms, additional gameplay, and secure smart contracts. Also, the developers note that all NFTs and tokens belonging to players will be imported into the new version of the game.

2 – Syn City Postpones IDOs

Mafia-themed blockchain game Syn City announced it was delaying its IDOs. In addition, the game’s Copper Launch is postponed as well. The project states that this move is being done due to the advice of the game’s advisers and community.

Furthermore, the game adds that the underlying reason is the current uncertainty in the crypto marketplace. Also, the PolkaStarter launchpad announced that whitelist winners will keep their spots for the game’s IDO. The new date for the IDOs and Copper Launch has yet to be determined.

3 – Warena Reveals January 2022 Timeline

Warena released an infographic of the game’s timeline for the rest of January and early February. Subsequently, the timeline states:

  • 1/10/2022 – Whitelist registration for WM mystery boxes begins.
  • 1/12/2022 – The WM mystery box sale for whitelisted users takes place.
  • 1/13/2022 – WARE listing takes place.
  • 1/14/2022 – WM mystery boxes are ready to be opened.
  • 1/17/2022 – Users can redeem Warena NFTs from BinanceNFT.
  • 1/18/2022 – The public sale for WM mystery boxes takes place.
  • 1/19/2022 – The official 2D game launch occurs.
  • 1/9/2022 – Trading of NFTs and WM mystery boxes begins.
  • 2/16/2022 – Users can claim WARE.

4 – Dark Frontiers Releases Pre-Alpha Walkthrough Video

Sci-fi rpg Dark Frontiers released a short walkthrough video today. The video shows several players moving through the central moon base. Above all, the graphics look sharp. For example, the many puddles found throughout the base reflect the environment in a richly detailed manner. The moon base tour showcases a hydroponics lab. Also, a good number of robotic servitors can be seen moving around the base, performing various tasks. This new walkthrough shows what blockchain games are capable of in quality and gameplay.

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