The Blockchain Gaming Hackathon 2022 finals and Awards Ceremony, organized by the ABGA (Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance) and Klaytn, successfully took place on September 26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. Out of 84 projects, TOP8 ranked selected from a series of competitions since June 20. In addition to a $2 million investment and a sizable bonus pool of extra AWS Credit, they will earn a $90,000 cash award from ABGA, Klaytn, and AWS.
ABGA & Klaytn Hackathon aims to unleash the potential of the gaming industry through blockchain technology, empowering and unlocking untapped potential beyond the Blockchain Gaming circuit, metaverse, and NFT. ABGA hopes to accelerate the development of Web 3.0 while promoting the Gaming ecosystem.
The on-site judge group includes VCs, public chains, foundations, game guilds, and developer communities. As follows: Sunny(CEO at Krystal), Jim Cho(Head of Operations at Pro Gamer DAO), Yannan(Terrence) Wang (Partner at ZhenFund), Evans(Head of Investment at Huobi Ventures), Michael(Co-Founder at Lead Capital), Jin Hong (Business Lead at Marblex), Junbo Yang (Investment Manager at Hashkey Capital), Zinan (Investment Director at KuCoin Ventures), Kelly (Founding Partner at True Global Ventures), Johnson Yau (Investment Manager at MEXC Pioneer), Sarah Zhang (Investment Director at BKEX Labs), and Fairyproof for code review.
Simon Li, co-founder, vice president of ABGA, and founding partner of Chain Capital made opening remarks at 1:30 pm. In his speech, Li encouraged all Hackathon teams and introduced the history of the ABGA, founding principles, membership, and event organization situation.
Yoshi, game partnership lead at Klaytn, the event's general sponsor, and Antoine, from sponsor AWS's (Amazon Web Services) technical team, gave presentations.
Yoshi introduced Klaytn, starting with the existing Web3 gaming landscape and the gaming industry business structure. Officially launched in June 2019, Klaytn is an open-source Layer 1 public chain devoted to Metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. As a dominant public chain in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion.
Antoine provided insights into the current game industry trend in South East Asia. He presented AWS from various angles, including service, technology and solutions, industry expertise, and dedicated programs that could help game developers and game ecosystems.
Demo Day finals began at 2:20 pm. The TOP 8 teams presented to the audience and jury group from various angles, including project introduction, software development, economic model, team introduction, and roadmap. Ranking as follows:
SavannaSurvival: Gold Winner
SavannaSurvival is set to inspire gamers on wildlife, conservation & blockchain education in a very fun way!
Cyberpop Metaverse: Silver Winner
Cyberpop is an open-world UGC blockchain metaverse game combined with multi-play modes. It is the world's first open-world MMO- RPG metaverse game with cyber style.
Horizon: Silver Winner
Horizon is a near-future open world and independent economic system.
FindTruman: Bronze Winner
FindTruman is the First Alternate Reality Game in Metaverse. Players can join the co-creation procedure of the story and IP, or a transformation of these stories/IPs into web2 games.
GamePhylum: Bronze Winner
GamePhylum is a game Information data aggregation platform that is built for the new wave of future Web3 games. It incentives gamers to write strategies and like strategies.
Multiverse Play: Bronze Winner
MVP s a global-leading decentralized NFT management platform, which efficiently connects all Web3/GameFi users and assets,
ZiberBugs: ABGA’s Choice
ZiberBugs is a PvP-focussed, competitive auto battler created for gamers with a ‘fun first’ principle.
8. The Wake: Klaytn’ s Choice
The Wake is the world's first and largest isometric multiplayer role-playing (MMORPG) game to feature Norse mythology in the metaverse.
ABGA Blockchain Gaming Summit Welcome Dinner and Hackathon Awards Ceremony started at 8:30 pm. Guests were as follows: Alex Mukhin (Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cryptomeria Capital), Prakash (CEO at Enjinstarter), Gagan Palrecha (CEO of NFTStar), Yoshi (Game Partnership Lead at Klaytn), Calvin (General Partner of Plutus V.C), Shan Liu (Head of XT incubator). This roundtable event was moderated by Alex Mukhin, summarizing the 2022 ABGA & Klaytn hackathon and talking about the "New Trend in Blockchain Gaming" with numerous blockchain industry professionals, businesses, and organizations.
The 2022 ABGA & Klaytn Gaming Hackathon officially ended after two months of the tournament. More than 3,000 blockchain industry practitioners, top enterprises, and institutions registered, which attracted nearly 100 game development teams from all around the world involved in this grand competition, resulting in several creative Web3 projects and standards for gaming technology. ABGA will keep an eye out for great start-up teams in the future and offer the required technical and resource support to strengthen the Blockchain gaming track.