Mar 04, 2023

Krapopolis Renewed for Third Season: NFT Holders Can Engage Now!

Krapopolis, the NFT-affiliated cartoon series from Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, has been given the green light for a third season by Fox, with the first season yet to even air.

The team behind Krapopolis made the announcement via Twitter on March 2, and encouraged NFT holders to get involved with the show before it airs. They highlighted that activities like voting, viewing exclusive content, redeeming rewards and more can be done on the show’s website.

Michael Thorn, Fox’s president of scripted programming, explained the decision to renew Krapopolis for a third season to Deadline on the same day. He expressed his confidence in Harmon’s work, saying “We’re so bullish about the work that we want to support and its ability to find an audience and succeed.” Thorn also added that “while [a third season order] is atypical, it was a no-brainer for us with Krapopolis.”

Krapopolis is an animated comedy set in ancient Greece, following a “flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that try to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.” The cast includes names like Richard Ayode, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy, Duncan Trussell and Hannah Waddingham.

The show is produced by Fox Corp’s NFT firm Blockchain Creative Labs, who are also responsible for the NFT-related elements. The NFTs are called “Krap Chickens” and feature cartoon chicken avatars in the same style as the show. There are 10,420 tokens in total, with some still up for mint at 0.18 Ether (ETH).

Holders of the Krap Chickens are given exclusive access to experiences, content, rewards and voting rights on certain aspects of the show.

Square Enix’s CEO steps down

Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix’s NFT-friendly CEO, is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm of the firm behind the Final Fantasy franchise.

In a March notification of company changes, Square Enix outlined that Takashi Kiryu will take over the role of CEO from Matsuda. The move won’t officially be finalized until an annual shareholders meeting in May.

Square Enix indicated that it is still looking to push on with new tech integrations, suggesting its blockchain-related plans may remain intact.

Matsuda had expressed bullish sentiments on Web3 gaming on several occasions, including in a New Year’s letter from Jan. 1. In the letter, he outlined that Square Enix had devoted “aggressive investment and business development efforts” towards the space in 2022, and would continue to do so in 2023.

Under Matsuda’s leadership, Square Enix rolled out tokenized Final Fantasy character collectibles in July 2022 and partnered with the Oasys blockchain gaming project in September. In December, the firm also invested $52.7 million into mobile game developer Gumi Games, to help develop mobile-based play-to-earn titles.

Mint Madness

Multi-chain NFT marketplace Magic Eden has launched a “Mint Madness” campaign that offers free access, or “free mints” to 13 Web3 games in March.

Mint Madness went live on March. 3, and the name is a nod to the famous NCAA college basketball tournament dubbed “March Madness” which sees roughly 67 basketball games crammed into the month.

The blockchain games are spread across Polygon, Ethereum and Solana, with nine, three and one apiece respectively. Magic Eden is also offering a 20,000 Polygon (MATIC) prize pool worth roughly $23,200.

The prizes will go to the top 10 traders of the NFTs related to nine of the new games based on Polygon, with the top prize fetching 4,500 MATIC ($5,220).

The full list of available games during the promo includes Planet Mojo, Meta Star Strikers, Alaska Gold Rush, Shrapnel, Petobots, Blast Royale, Rogue Nation, Tearing Spaces, Freckle Trivia, Realm Hunter, Legendary: Heroes Unchained, Shrapnel, and Papu Superstars.

Disney-backed studio’s sell-out drop

Nine-time Emmy Award-winning, Disney-backed Baobab Studios sold out its first collection of 8,888 NFTs in just nine hours after launch on March. 2.

The NFTs are related to an upcoming role-playing (RPG) game on layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution, Immutable X. The game itself has breeding elements, along with quests in a world named “Uno Plane,” with NFTs being a key part of the gaming experience.

Data from CryptoSlam shows that the NFTs have generated $8.1 million worth of secondary sales to date, with $7.6 million of that coming on the day of launch.

Other Nifty News:

Layer-1 Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) blockchain Flare welcomed its first NFT platform, after Sparkles went live on March. 2. The platform is set to hone in on the interoperability of native Flare protocols to increase use cases for NFT utility.

On March. 1, Trading platform Robinhood launched its Web3 wallet on Apple’s App Store, becoming available to iOS users in over 130 countries.

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