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Rainmaker Games announced that it has launched a cross-chain marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for blockchain games.
Rainmaker CEO Will Dean said in an interview with Gamesbeat that the market represents a new advancement in blockchain-based game finance, or GameFi. With the new Marketplace, gamers can explore the top GameFi NFT listings gathered from across the web3 with guides, strategies and reviews.
Back in December, Rainmaker Games closed a round of funding, raising $6.5 million. Its investors include Coinfund, Polygon Studios and Animoca Brands. At the time, the company was working on a “play-to-earn” blockchain game where players could own their wares and sell them if they wanted.
Trading NFTs for games became a multi-billion dollar market in 2021, as collectors were driven to invest in NFTs by the hype and the expectation of profits. The problem is that gamers are forced to buy NFTs on platforms that only cater to specific markets and their respective blockchain architectures, such as Solana or Polygon.
Dean said that most gamers and investors are confused about what to buy, which NFT performs best, which wallet to download and how to get started. Adding to this is the general lack of unbiased reviews and accurate rating systems for true gaming communities.
Dean’s Solution is Rainmaker’s new NFT marketplace. Rainmaker wants to empower gamers to play and invest better. This gamer-focused NFT marketplace is integrated with Rainmaker’s game discovery engine, ushering in the next generation of frictionless experiences while delivering educational resources.
The store is in trial mode and is getting one thousand visitors a day. The company has about 100 games to launch on its new launch pad, and it has about 400,000 people in its community on various platforms like Discord, Twitter, and Telegram. The company has partnered with more than 60 games so far.
Dean said active users are growing by about 30% per month. Dean said the company has started a new round of fundraising. There are about 20 people in the company.
Rainmaker Games has a cross-chain NFT store.
Rainmaker said it is aggregating dozens of Web3 games into one NFT marketplace. The company said it is aggregating games across all available blockchains with a focus on the most fun, profitable, secure and developed Web3 games.
Rainmaker’s NFT Marketplace gives a comprehensive overview of which trading games and NFTs are really in demand. A team of 50 die-hard gamers and GameFi experts analyze each game on the site, providing a score that gives gaming data much-needed transparency.
Poorly designed or unpopular games with poor performing NFTs are monitored and red flagged, leaving only the best games for the Rainmaker community.
Rainmaker Games is collecting NFT items from multiple chains into one store.
Gamers have access to a comprehensive buying guide to help make the most of the informed choice as well as a “Getting Started with NFT” guide for NFT newcomers. It’s a curated experience where gamers find the most objective reviews.
Rainmaker’s Buying Guides are useful when it comes to cutting through the noise and making an informed decision about which games are worth your time — and which ones don’t. You can compare in-game footage and other media, transaction fees, startup costs, review the ins and outs of thousands of digital assets, and much more.
The NFT Marketplace provides NFT Collection floor prices as well as price estimates of upcoming feature updates using proprietary algorithms. Rainmaker’s data-driven estimates ensure that users have the most relevant and up-to-date information available for each game they choose.
Rainmaker’s curated listing is part of a platform that simplifies the meaning of online game play by acting as a portal for anyone to experience a game without any blockchain hassles. From the sandbox Ethereum blockchain to FarmPoly built on the Binance smart chain, all are Rainmaker-friendly.
You will be able to choose from thousands of blockchain games from around the world based on categories such as new games or top rated games. It also has user-generated reviews.
“We started as a cross-marketplace aggregator and we’re just doing games,” Dean said. “We think it’s very valuable to our community and we’re already seeing traction.”
The company is adding more blockchain protocols with the intention of getting everything.
While Dean believes that ownership is the key to the appeal of blockchain gaming. It enables people to invest in assets and take them out of the game when needed.
“I think the best argument for people is that there is no downside,” he said. “I think a lot of gamers want liquidity.”
Dean acknowledged that there have been crypto scams, but he doesn’t think gamers have discovered the real utility for NFTS yet. He thinks things will change when the big triple-A gaming companies start launching high-end blockchain games.
Of course, the company is aware that we are entering a bear market, especially for crypto traders and collectors.
“We’re answering the question, ‘Where do you go to learn about blockchain games? Dean said. “The short answer is Twitter. There’s really no discovery engine to learn about new upcoming games, free to play games, what are the best graphics, you know, and find game reviews.
Dean said that right now, there are more than 600 games on each blockchain on the Rainmaker platform. Dean said the plan is to add another 1,400 games.
“Others tell you a token price and transaction volume. What gamers really want to know is what games are fun, what’s the hottest new game, these are all different things,” Dean said.
Other companies are also trying to become the Steam store for Web3, but the market is now quite fragmented. Some rivals like Fractal are focused on specific markets like Solana.
“We are completely cross-chain,” Dean said.
Rainmaker Games will help consolidate NFT game items into one market.
As for the crypto winter, Dean said that it is a “thing of value”.
“I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole life,” he said. “I sold companies first. Being scrappy is a core quality of building great companies in this environment. We’re going to see a lot of great projects with utility and I think blockchain is needed right now. Everyone wants it to be a bull market, but in a bear market you will see the cream moving upwards. ,
He believes the market is part of the chakka. Once players figure out the best games, they will play more and the market will grow. There are haters of blockchain games, he admitted, but feels he hasn’t experienced ownership yet.
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