On March 1, MetaMask announced its latest upgrade, a software development kit (SDK) in the Unity Asset Store, which will allow developers to connect their games to the MetaMask wallet. This will enable users to interact with Web3-enabled features within the game itself. The Unity Asset Store also lists verified SDKs from Aptos, Algorand, Flow, ImmutableX, Infura, Solana, and Tezos. Furthermore, MetaMask, ConsenSys, and Infura have also launched a Web3 early adopter program called Sidequest, which will offer a $100,000 grant and guidance to help gaming developers transition to Web3.
Recent DappRadar research revealed that the Web3 gaming industry has started the year with a bang, as $156 million was raised across ten investments in January. The on-chain data for blockchain gaming shows a 1.3% rise in activity with 858,621 daily unique active wallets in January, making up 48% of dapp activity.
On Feb. 28, ex-Goldman Sachs analyst Grant Haseley announced Web3’s first cloud-based FPS game, Undead Blocks, on ImmutableX. The free-to-play/kill-to-earn multiplayer zombie survival first-person shooter has been developed by Haseley’s Wagyu Games Studio. Andrew Sorokovsky, vice president of Global Business Development at Immutable, said that Undead Blocks is “exactly the right combination of innovative tech and approachable, inclusive gameplay poised to give a massive push to the mass adoption of web3 gaming.”
The launch of the MetaMask SDK in the Unity Asset Store is a major milestone for the gaming industry, as it will allow developers to connect their games to the MetaMask wallet and enable users to interact with web3-enabled features within the game itself. This will create a whole new level of gameplay and open up the potential for growth in the Web3 gaming industry. The Sidequest program will also provide a $100,000 grant and guidance to help gaming developers transition to Web3. The launch of Undead Blocks is also a major development, as it is the first cloud-based FPS game on Web3 and is seen as a major step towards mass adoption of web3 gaming.