The categories include NFTs, Web3 interoperability, Autonomous Worlds, Blockchain Gaming and the Oasys L1 ecosystem.
The time for Demo Day has come, where each of the ten Oasys and AWS-sponsored GameWave Hackathon finalists will present their projects for final consideration. The third Oasys hackathon of 2023 saw 50+ submissions from developers and teams building games, dapps, and products on Oasys and its connected L2 infrastructure.
The following 10 finalists were selected from the outstanding Oasys-based projects vying for up to $42,000 million in prizes and AWS credits across categories that include NFTs, Web3 interoperability, Autonomous Worlds, Blockchain Gaming and the Oasys ecosystem.
RSTLSS × Props
OGames – The gaming hub on Oasys
Six of the ten finalist submissions deemed the strongest by the judging were awarded the Grand Prize. Prizes and additional incentives will be allocated to the runner-ups.
GameWave Genesis saw major titles and industry veterans come together to foster developers’ creativity in creating new ways for users to interact in games and on chain. The hackathon’s mission was simple: onboarding more gamers into the Web3 space and the Oasys ecosystem. Ubisoft, AdventureGold DAO, ChainGuardians and AAG each sponsored a category and a prize, encouraging developers to build games, products and decentralized services that feel familiar and intuitive to as many players as possible.
Oasys’ Head of Business Development, Dominic Jang said: “Making game development accessible to people without prior blockchain knowledge is a big part of our mission at Oasys. It is exciting to watch the gaming sector adapt as it continues its evolution to the Web3 multiverse. Through NFT integration and interoperability, cross-chain utilization and GameFi models, we want to encourage developers to create new and improved gaming experiences. Our priority is to provide the support the winning projects need to unlock the potential of blockchain and grow our community”.
GameWave Genesis Winners
The first category sponsored by Oasys and AWS focused on improving integration for Oasys’ L2 infrastructure for a more cohesive and seamless bridging of games and assets between Verses. The 3 winners picked among all submissions are:
1st Place: oGames
A gaming hub for games, dApps and NFTs on Oasys Chain with an easy onboarding process for new developers who want to easily categorize their titles and reach more users in the Oasys ecosystem.
A social casino GameFi project that leverages Web3 and blockchain to achieve fairness and decentralization in the iGaming market. This category was sponsored by ChainGuardians, a leading provider of blockchain gaming experiences on Oasys.
3rd Place: Imbalance
A new Diablo-inspired game with multi-character combat, NFTs and an innovative supervision mechanism to blend immersive gameplay with rewarding digital experiences.
The Ubisoft-sponsored prize was themed around the brand’s newest title – Champions Tactics: Chronicles of Grimoria with the intent to foster interoperability between the title and Web3 games in general. RSTLSS x Props won the prize with their novel concept that will bridge UGC assets across all Ubisoft games (the Ubiverse), providing support for the creator economy via more interoperable game-ready assets.
The fourth category was sponsored by AdventureGold DAO and centred around Autonomous Worlds or a Dapp for this new concept on their Loot Chain. Loot Chain is a low-cost and lightning-fast L2 blockchain that underpins the Lootverse to enable highly scalable applications. The winning submission aligns perfectly with AdventureGold DAO’s vision for AI-driven autonomy on-chain. Gabby World is a fully AIGC autonomous world, where users can raise AI characters, create unique scenarios and challenges through prompts, and explore to collect experiences for a truly personalized gaming experience.
Finally, AAG – the Web3 infrastructure company behind the hit game TomoOne – sponsored a prize to encourage new utilities for TomoOne NFTs through casual/mini games for the 10k+ TomoOne active users to play and keep their digital Tomos happy. The winning title for this prize was Happy TomoOne Cat – a new AI-driven NFT standard that will remake in-game avatars with seamless embedding and game integration.
The GameWave Genesis hackathon was another major milestone in building decentralised, user-driven gaming experiences. It was exhilarating to witness the energy of the game development and Web3 communities gathering together and backed by major brands in the space to create game-changing products.
In the coming weeks, Oasys and its partners will continue to support and mentor the winning teams to help them develop their projects and onboard new users into the Oasys ecosystem.
Developers and app builders can open a ticket and ask for support in the inquiry channel on the official Oasys Discord server.
Oasys is a blockchain-based game development platform that offers a highly scalable Layer 1 hub and specialized Layer 2 using Ethereum’s Layer 2 scaling solution. The ecosystem provides game developers with a secure and scalable blockchain infrastructure for creating more efficient, secure, and interoperable games. Among Oasys’ validators are leaders in gaming and Web3, such as SEGA, Ubisoft, and Yield Guild Games, who act as initial validators in our Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based blockchain. Oasys’ expert blockchain team, combined with the biggest names in gaming, is revolutionizing the gaming industry.
Oasys solves the challenges that game developers face when building blockchain-based games by focusing on creating an ecosystem for gamers and developers to distribute and develop games. The company’s trifecta approach includes a fast network powered by the gaming community, a scalable network powered by AAA game developers, and a blockchain that provides the best user experience with fast transactions and zero gas fees. This approach prepares participants to enter the Oasys and play.
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