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September 2022 GameFi Report

September 2022 GameFi Report September 2022 GameFi Report Footprint Analytics ·15 hours back · 5 minutes read

After a late-summer rally, the crypto markets drew back in September, bringing lots of metrics connected to the health of the GameFi market down with it.

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Updated: October 14, 2022 at 10: 19 pm

September 2022 GameFi Report

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After a late-summer rally, the crypto markets drew back in September, bringing numerous metrics connected to the health of the GameFi market down with it.

  • The quantity of volume travelling through GameFi procedures reached historical lows
  • Investment still stayed sideway
  • Very couple of brand-new GameFi tasks were released

On the other hand, the variety of active GameFi users leapt, mostly due to arcade app Arc8 on Polygon and, to a lower degree, a number of smaller sized jobs on BNB.

However, even well-performing jobs in September did not see big boosts in their token costs. The marketplace cap of GameFi tokens continues to decrease.

Key Findings

Overall Market

  • The Fear and Greed index fell back to severe worry
  • Ethereum was simply 20% far from annual short on Sept. 22 when it struck $1,245
  • In the GameFi area, this pull-back manifested itself as less financial investment in the area and a lack of brand-new tasks introduced
  • The variety of GameFi tasks grew by 1.3%, an all-time low for the market
  • Out of the 4 biggest chains for blockchain video games (BNB, ETH, Polygon, Wax), BNB had the most brand-new jobs, 12 in overall
  • Ethereum, WAX and Polygon had 2, 3 and 4 brand-new tasks, respectively

Financing & & Investment

  • The quantity of moneying raised in the GameFi area dropped20 %MoM from$ 0.448 B to$ 0.133 B.
  • Independent video game studio Theorycraft got the month’s biggest financial investment with a $50 million B round. The starting group consists of names from Blizzard, Riot Games and Ubisoft. The endeavor into GameFi highlights the pattern of recognized video gaming business and designers participating in Web3, even throughout serious market conditions.
  • The month’s 2nd financing round was nearby Revolving Games, another blockchain video game studio.
  • Animoca Brands continued to put cash into the area, turning into one of the greatest funders and backing the financing for Revolving Games and Thirdwave in September.
  • Immortal Game raised the month’s 2nd financing round with $155 M by TCG, together with other tech and home entertainment VC professionals.

GameFi Volume & & Users

  • The overall volume in GameFi dropped 40% percent MoM to reach an all-time low considering that the start of the bearishness
  • Counterintuitively, the variety of players has actually increased greatly MoM
  • This shows a decrease in the volume per user, which is shown in the GameFi Volume and Transactions per User information
  • Ronin– and, by extension, Axie Infinity– lost 11% of market share for video gaming volume. One the other hand, Polygon and BNB got 5% and 7% respectively
  • MAU leapt by 27%, 43% of which were brand-new users (6146 K in overall)– the biggest MoM boost given that March
  • This boost was driven mainly by brand-new gamers on Polygon (88% of brand-new gamers in September), a large bulk of whom played Arc8, a mobile-first arcade video game

Projects Overview

  • The boost of individuals playing Arc8 drove Polygon’s considerable development in October; Arc8 is a mobile-first GameFi game by blockchain studio GAMEE
  • Unlike what would have most likely occurred early in the year, when a breakout efficiency by a video game would create buzz and cause dives in token cost, GMEE– Arc8’s native token– did not see a considerable cost boost, increasing by 20-30% MoM. It is still 97% listed below its ATH and around 20% listed below its June rate when it had a comparable variety of active users.
  • Splinterlands and Alien Worlds continue to be the 2 most-played video games in GameFi, with general number staying fairly steady

Crypto Macro Overview

After dramatically leaping to practically reach “greed” levels on the Fear & & Greed Index in August, the index fell back to a state of severe worry in September.

Footprint Analytics - ETH Price VS FGI (September Report)
Footprint Analytics– ETH Price VS FGI (September Report)

The rate of Ethereum fell as the buzz around The Merge waned– though this might be simply incidental; the S&P Index likewise had a sharp drop in the 2nd half of the month.

Investment in GameFi dries up

The most striking information in September associates with financial investment and financing. It decreased from $0.448 B in August to $0.133 B in September.

September Monthly Report: Funding, Monthly Investment
September Monthly Report: Funding, Monthly Investment

While completion of summer season is an extremely hard time to get financing (and consequently close handle September) the space in between this year and last is too huge to disregard. The collapse in financing will have trickle-down impacts for studios, communities and designers, who will likely be a lot more conservative this winter season.

Polygon surpasses BNB thanks to Arc8

Polygon closed the space with BNB, a space which seemed broadening at a sped up speed because the start of summer season.

Daily Number of GameFi Users Cross-Chain
Daily Number of GameFi Users Cross-Chain

Active users for Arc8 increased to June numbers, however this did not show in the task’s token, GMEE, which was still around 20% lower than at the start of summertime.

GMEE Price
GMEE Price

More players, less cash

One of the most significant surprises of the month was the sharp development in brand-new GameFi users.

New Users by Month (September Report)
New Users by Month (September Report)

The sensible concern is, why did the volume reduction in spite of the variety of brand-new users increasing.

The 2 tasks which drove the most brand-new users in September were:

  • Arc8
  • Tiny World

However, neither saw their tokens value alike. The rate of GameFi tokens continues to drop, shown by the basic decrease of GameFi token market cap.

GameFi Token Market Cap
GameFi Token Market Cap

Summary

As the macro-economic environment continues to end up being a growing number of difficult, September was a rough month for the GameFi market.

Even strong user numbers did not ensure boosts in token rates, and financial investment in the sector has actually been cut to a little portion of what it was months earlier. Simply put, if patterns continue, discovering incomes to keep jobs alive will be hard. Unsurprisingly, there were nearly no brand-new GameFi tasks released– and no significant ones.

This piece is contributed by Footprint Analytics neighborhood.

Oct. 9 2022, Daniel

Data Source: September 2022 GameFi Report (ENG)

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