Games have historically always been early adopters of technology—that’s why they’re a core part of our strategy to drive metaverse mass adoption. To support and grow a vibrant gaming ecosystem on Klaytn, we’re actively working on a number of initiatives that range from financial support to a development package, and access to global gaming guilds.

Our financial support comes in the form of grants and incentive programs, to help gaming studios realize their gaming vision without limitations. On the development front, we’ve put together a Klaytn Development Package that is designed for game studios that lack the experience or manpower to easily create L2 Service Chains, integrate with oracles, and gain access to developer tools and resources.

We’re also actively engaging in discussions with leading gaming guilds around the world to expand Klaytn’s gaming community and user base—in fact, we’re going to be announcing our first gaming guild partner soon, so stay tuned! Beyond that, an IGO (Initial Game Offering) platform is also in the works, which will allow any and all in our community to actively participate in the success of the Klaytn gaming ecosystem.

Our efforts have already borne fruit, with renowned game publishers Netmarble and Neowiz jumping onboard to build their blockchain gaming platforms and games on Klaytn, alongside indie smash hits from talented studios.

Here’s some of the best games and platforms on Klaytn

MARBLEX by Netmarble

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MARBLEX is global gaming powerhouse Netmarble’s flagship blockchain service. It was developed based on Klaytn’s Service Chain Suite and officially launched on March 17 along with its in-house developed MARBLEX Wallet. Netmarble plans to leverage MARBLEX as a stepping stone for its new blockchain business together with Cube, which is operated by its subsidiary Netmarble F&C.

A3: Still Alive

A3: Still Alive is a mobile game that combines the Battle Royale and  MMORPG genres. In March 2020, Netmarble updated the game with a brand new P2E mechanism, which has been extremely well-received by the game’s global users.

Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds

With Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Netmarble brings the critically-acclaimed console JRPG series to mobile and blockchain gamers worldwide. Similar to A3: Still Alive, Ni no Kuni players will be able to acquire in-game currencies through gameplay, and exchange them for game tokens and MBX.

NEOPIN by NEOWIZ

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NEOPIN is NEOWIZ’s blockchain platform that offers a one-stop service via its mobile app, including access to a pool of blockchain games, staking, and other DeFi services. Through NEOPIN, games can be onboarded easily, reducing blockchain-related development resources so the game studios can focus on delivering the best games possible.

Crypto Golf Impact

Released on the NEOPIN platform, Crypto Golf Impact is the first mobile sports P2E game. Available in 156 countries worldwide via Google Play and Apple App Store, Crypto Golf Impact brings real-time PVP (player-vs-player) golfing gameplay with  intuitive controls, set against the background of famous places around the world.

Brave Nine

Brave Nine (also known as Browndust in Korea) is NEOWIZ’s flagship strategy RPG that has a global gamer base of over 5 million. On May 13, the game was updated with blockchain technology, adding new mechanics that allows players to earn Brave Tokens ($BVT) minted on Klaytn, as well as expanded gameplay through mythic mercenary NFTs.

KlayCity

KlayCity is a Klaytn L1-based game featuring 28 famous cities turned into NFTs, placed within a setting where players have to rebuild a world that’s been ruined by pollution. Its combination of NFT real estate and a P2E mechanism has attracted a lot of attention from the global crypto market,  as well as funding from renowned investors.

Klay Dice

Klay Dice is the P2E version of DICAST: Rules of Chaos, a strategic board game where players ​​dodge traps, hunt monsters, and upgrade their heroes to take on even tougher opponents. In Klay Dice, players can purchase heroes, bases, and items as NFTs, which in turn provides them with Diamonds which can be swapped for Dice Tokens that can be used to provide the edge they need to win battles.

And more smash hits coming soon

Everybody’s Marble: Meta World

Everybody’s Marble: Meta World is the sequel to Netmarble’s flagship IP, Everybody’s Marble, with a global user base of 200 million. A global real estate investing game where players purchase land, construct and trade their buildings in the meta world based on real cities, Everybody’s Marble: Meta World adds a new dimension to the gameplay through tokenomics and NFTs.

Monster Arena

The sequel to Netmarble’s hit action RPG game Monster Taming, Monster Arena enhances the winning formula with NFTs and P2E mechanics, allowing players to extend their gaming experience beyond the game and into the decentralized economy.

And now… an exclusive reveal: Project Avatara by NX3/NXIO!

Jointly developed by game studio NX3 of ROHAN M fame and blockchain developer NXIO, Project Avatara is an upcoming blockbuster MMORPG that integrates P2E and NFT mechanisms, and is set to launch in Q3 2022 on Klaytn!

These are just the beginning—our gaming partners have got many more games in the works soon to be launched in the Klaytn ecosystem, so stay tuned!

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports world took a major beating. From the Olympics and Asian Games to European football leagues and the NBA, fans and athletes were shut out of stadiums altogether. In order to stay afloat, sports organizations were forced to pivot from offline to online communities. They had to rethink beyond the event itself and explore how spectators experience it.

Enter the metaverse – where athletes and fans can reunite in a richer and enhanced experience. Sports businesses are increasingly seeing how blockchain technology can be harnessed to boost fan engagement, streamline operations, and produce new revenue models. Riding on such wave, global NFT and GameFi platform TopGoal has decided to forge a partnership with Klaytn. Both sides are set to focus on developing new metaverse projects and use cases for the world’s most popular sport, football.

Think NFT-based tickets, digital collectibles, and gaming dApps. One of the key perks? A growing number of famous football players are already collaborating with TopGoal, from South Korea’s great Park Ji-sung to Italy’s legend Alessandro del Piero. Fans will be able to collect and own cards, build their fantasy squad and virtually play alongside their favorite players on the Klaytn blockchain.

By tokenizing a part of the football industry, TopGoal and Klaytn are offering fans everywhere a whole new way of engaging with hard-to-reach athletes. What’s more, both sides are set to work on innovative Layer 2 solutions to enable NFT cross-chain compatibility. Fans will be able to easily trade their digital assets across various blockchains and exchanges. It will give way to an unparalleled interoperability of sports leagues and fandoms.

Sports fans deserve to be a part of something bigger. In the metaverse, they will no longer simply be present at sporting events but right smack in the middle of them. Holders of sports tokens and other collectibles can become part of an exclusive and close-knit community, gradually breaking down geographical and physical barriers. As such, the collaboration between TopGoal and Klaytn is set to help bring about more exciting social experiences in the next evolution of the sports world.

Find out more on what TopGoal has to offer here.


ABOUT TOPGOAL

TopGoal is a blockchain-based platform where football fans can collect and trade officially licensed NFT collectibles of their favorite players, clubs, and moments. With around 10 years of experience in the market, the company has partnered up with world-famous football athletes as well as clubs and institutions. By using the power of blockchain technology, TopGoal is looking to grow its ecosystem in order to develop more verticals and utilities in the sports industry.

Klaytn Foundation is excited to announce a strategic partnership with ALTAVA Group, a luxury fashion and retail metaverse company. ALTAVA, an established DApp project on Ethereum, will explore the many opportunities for collaboration with Klaytn.

As strategic partners, the Klaytn Foundation and ALTAVA will be engaging in open discussions on the implementation of blockchain services for the interoperability amongst different metaverse environments and reviewing various collaborative possibilities.

This partnership will bring opportunities to Klaytn’s ecosystem, expanding and enriching the Klaytn metaverse with beloved luxury brands, high-end fashion, and bespoke virtual experiences. 


About ALTAVA Group

ALTAVA Group, a Singapore-based company with an operating presence in South Korea, aims to “democratize luxury fashion and retail in the metaverse.” A metaverse company digitizing high-fidelity fashion branded assets and building customized virtual experiences within ALTAVA Worlds of You, its own gamified social commerce platform; and ALTAVA Market, selling a range of NFTs of luxury fashion and lifestyle brands.

The metaverse is such a huge buzzword in this day and age, but everyone has different ideas about what it means. Is it just gaming and NFTs? Is it an alternative infrastructure on which you can interact with others? Or does the metaverse represent your ability to evolve virtual interactions?

All these discussions are taking place at MetaJam Asia, which has officially kicked off this week! It’s the so-called first Web3 festival held in Asia, featuring more than 100 communities, brands, and venture capitals working to build the metaverse.

We are excited to announce that Klaytn is a presenting sponsor for the three-week-long event. What does this entail? You’ll get to catch our Head of Marketing, Aaron Koh, speaking about his optimism for a Web3 future. He will be among more than 40 key speakers touching on various innovative topics in the industry. There will be opportunities to gain insights into GameFi and NFT models, community growth initiatives, and the blockchain-based creator economy.

You can also hop over to MetaJam’s phygital experiential space and find Klaytn’s arena. That’s where the works of our NFT artists (think the likes of LayLay, Doge Sound Club, and more) will be showcased. Our partners, Karafuru, The Other Side, and WonderPals, will also be there. You may even get the chance to mint some NFTs for your own collection! There will also be interactive games and demonstrations from creators around the world. It’s the perfect offline chance to understand the different aspects and approaches to creating NFTs and other content on the blockchain.

Every aspiring metaverse builder needs a flagship experience to get them started. MetaJam Asia is set to be the perfect breeding ground to explore what it takes to build a whole universe from scratch.

Visit MetaJam’s site to find out more.

This month, we’ve got incubations, a hackathon, investments, listings, and more! Here’s a quick take of our top highlights and latest happenings.

Highlights from this month

New integrations and listings

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Klaytn Foundation, a dominant metaverse blockchain ecosystem backed by internet giant Kakao Corp, has announced the onboarding of Alameda Research as a strategic partner and investor into the Klaytn blockchain ecosystem.

Recently introduced as one of the newest members of the Klaytn Governance Council, Alameda Research is a leading quantitative crypto trading firm and venture investor, and the brainchild of Sam Bankman-Fried — co-founder of crypto derivatives exchange, FTX, and one of the youngest billionaires in the world.

“Having seen the immense potential of the Klaytn ecosystem, we’re excited to be a part of the journey on Klaytn’s roadmap for the metaverse. We look forward to contributing to its future developments and success,” shared Brian Lee, Partner of Alameda Research Ventures.

The extension of the partnership will mean greater involvement by Alameda Research to support the growth and development of the Klaytn ecosystem. This includes further investments into early-stage projects built on Klaytn, as well as connections to its global network of top-level funds and exchanges.

David Shin, Head of Global Adoption at Klaytn Foundation, warmly welcomes the addition of Alameda Research as a strategic investor, saying, “The partnership opens up a new world of opportunities for projects in the Klaytn ecosystem, to bring influential partners and critical resources that can propel projects to the next level and bring us one step closer towards our vision of becoming the leading metaverse blockchain for all.”


About Alameda Research

Alameda Research was founded in October 2017. We manage over $1 billion in digital assets and trade $1–10 billion per day across thousands of products: all major coins and altcoins, as well as their derivatives. We have a full-scale global operation with the ability to trade on all major exchanges and markets.

About Klaytn Foundation

Klaytn Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on Klaytn. The foundation manages the US$500m Klaytn Growth Fund and operates alongside Krust, the holding company for all overseas ventures of internet giant Kakao Corp.


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Aaron Koh
Head of Marketing, Klaytn Foundation
Email: [email protected]

TL;DR


It’s undeniable — the line between our digital and physical worlds is becoming increasingly blurred. As our online identities evolve in scale and complexity, crypto tokens could soon play a central role in our lives. They are the cornerstone of blockchain adoption, creating truly frictionless markets and deep integrations of web services.

As such, Klaytn is set to onboard open-source blockchain apps platform AlphaWallet. This integration aims to push the adoption of real use cases in the metaverse. Powered by Smart Token Labs, AlphaWallet will bring in its existing services that range from token interface and NFTs to gaming and entertainment. Such a partnership will no doubt contribute to the open-source development and improvement of Klaytn’s network.

AlphaWallet lets you interact and use your token features without much fuss

As the only 100% open-source wallet in the world so far, AlphaWallet is already an exceptional name in the industry. It is the first NFT wallet as well as first mobile wallet to use on-device Secure Enclave. The platform also utilizes the TokenScript framework, allowing tokens to become so-called ‘smart’. It means that tokens can communicate and interact seamlessly with various dapp smart contracts.

Through AlphaWallet’s integration with Klaytn’s network, users can expect high-quality privacy and security standards for blockchain transactions in the metaverse. It will culminate in the development of a real token economy that has intrinsic value. Ultimately, both Klaytn and AlphaWallet are set to become the bridge to everything in Web3, metaverse, and beyond.


About Smart Token Labs

Australian blockchain company Smart Token Labs is creating a new standard for a tokenized future. It has built two highly successful open source products, TokenScript and AlphaWallet. Backed by high profile investors like Mark Cuban, Framework Ventures, and Crypto.com, TokenScript has delivered more than 30 smart token projects. AlphaWallet is also a key standout, having established itself as the most forked open source wallet on Ethereum.

A seamless bridge between Web2 and Web3 is at the heart of a new, exciting partnership between Smart Token Labs and the Klaytn Foundation. By building a pathway to smart token composability, both sides are set to create a new standard for a tokenized future. The collaboration will see Smart Token Labs introducing TokenScript, a smart token interface, into the Klaytn network. It could lay the infrastructure for the Web3 promise in gaming, NFTs, and the metaverse.

Launched in 2018, TokenScript has already been used to deliver more than 30 smart token projects. It addresses issues with trust, interoperability, security, and interface seen with current token transactions. By fusing token and smart contract logic in a standardized interface, TokenScript will help create a more secure environment in the Klaytn network. It raises the potential of creating a metaverse that is fully portable, completely owned, and controlled by users and developers.

Victor Zhang, CEO of Smart Token Labs, says, “We are delighted to be partnering with Klaytn Foundation to bring our open source technology to the Klaytn network and specifically to the many ecosystem partners and brands that are looking to bridge into Web3 in entertainment, gaming and the metaverse. The Klaytn vision for Web3 is strongly aligned with our own and we’re looking to do great things together via partnerships, collaborations and adoption of TokenScript and AlphaWallet in 2022 and beyond.”

Developers from both sides have already been working to build the infrastructure to support KLAY (Klaytn’s native token), DApp browser, and NFTs. It will set the stage for better user experience in a Web3 future, where tokens represent who you are, what you own, and how you interact.

David Shin, Head of Global Adoption at the Klaytn Foundation, says, “We are looking forward to onboarding Smart Token Labs to build more wallets and tooling on Klaytn’s network. By overcoming core limitations of current ecosystems, this strategic partnership is set to deliver a future of Web3 that is based on security, functionality, and interoperability.”

A Web3 that prioritizes tokens could deliver a hugely improved UX compared to Web2, helping to drive mass adoption. Through the partnership between Smart Token Labs and the Klaytn Foundation, the various promises of Web3 and the metaverse could soon come into full realization.


About Klaytn Foundation

Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on the metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. Officially launched in June 2019, it is the dominant blockchain platform in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion from its international base in Singapore.

These business expansion activities are supported by the $500m Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn. The fund is managed and disbursed by Klaytn Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organization established in August 2021.

About Smart Token Labs

Australian blockchain company Smart Token Labs is creating a new standard for a tokenized future. It has built two highly successful open source products, TokenScript and AlphaWallet. Backed by high profile investors like Mark Cuban, Framework Ventures, and Crypto.com, TokenScript has delivered more than 30 smart token projects. AlphaWallet is also a key standout, having established itself as the most forked open source wallet on Ethereum.

Aligning with their vision to be the bridge connecting Web2 organizations into the Web3 metaverse, the Klaytn Foundation is thrilled to highlight key strategic partnerships. These partners, all titans in their own sectors, will drive the creation of an exciting metaverse on the Klaytn blockchain.

Released in 2019, Klaytn is the dominant blockchain in Korea, having secured the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project with the Bank of Korea. Klaytn is also integrated with super app KakaoTalk via its crypto wallet Klip, and accessible to the 45 million KakaoTalk users in the country.

Wemade

Wemade offers a global blockchain platform, WEMIX, on which games of all genres can be transformed into blockchain games. Many games are currently being serviced on WEMIX, which is built on a Klaytn service chain, and it aims to service 100 games whose key currency will be the WEMIX Token by the end of 2022.

Netmarble

Netmarble, a leading game developer/publisher, launched their MBX (MARBLEX) blockchain ecosystem built on the Klaytn mainnet.

Neowiz

Neowiz, one of the leading multi-platform developers/publishers in South Korea, kicks off its Play-to-Earn lineup with Crypto Golf Impact, a next-generation Play-to-earn mobile game — powered by NEOPIN blockchain- platform-built on Klaytn mainnet.

Pocketful of Quarters

Leading blockchain gaming project Pocketful of Quarters (POQ) which has built an SEC compliant and interoperable gaming token for the metaverse on the Klaytn network.

KlayCity

Open Metaverse Land-Fi platform KlayCity has partnered with Klaytn to boost their go-to-market strategy. As the first land NFT-based Land-Fi project built on Klaytn’s network, KlayCity is working on exciting collaborations with renowned webtoon authors, short films, and e-novels over the next few months.

“These high-impact partnerships are just the first of many that the Klaytn Foundation has in line as we grow our ecosystem of strategic partners to collectively build a metaverse filled with exciting games, amazing artwork, endless entertainment, and more.” says David Shin, Head of Global Adoption at Klaytn Foundation.

About Klaytn Foundation

Klaytn Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on Klaytn. The foundation manages the US$500m Klaytn Growth Fund and operates alongside Krust, the holding company for all overseas ventures of internet giant Kakao Corp.

For media enquiries or partnership collaboration opportunities, please contact:

Aaron Koh
Head of Marketing, Klaytn Foundation
Email: [email protected]

The Earth you see at KlayCity may not be the same Earth you are living in. Powered by the Klaytn blockchain, this LandFi metaverse has a simple premise. Reinhabit the Earth, gather resources, rebuild populations, and expand your territory.

As the first official LandFi project built on Klaytn’s network, KlayCity is based on exploring, scavenging, and trading. The year is 2080 and the Earth has been wrecked by decades of climate change and pollution. Players have one mission: to develop LAY007 tokens and clean up the planet in order to survive.

District NFTs can be staked, which will then generate LAY007 tokens every 30 days based on the district’s tier. LAY007 can be used to farm $ORB tokens, which have multiple use cases. Players can utilize $ORB to upgrade existing districts, explore new ones, or vote in the metaverse governance.

Put simply, players can govern, explore, and earn while enjoying the gaming experience. But what does this dystopian slice of the metaverse look like? In partnership with the Klaytn Foundation, KlayCity has released a two-part video series showcasing the virtual world in real life. Titled “RE:BUILD THE WORLD”, the thrilling videos feature world-renowned K-pop idol Jinyoung (GOT7) as well as top Hallyu stars Park Hae Soo (Squid Game, Prison Playbook) and Jun Jong Seo (Burning, The Call). They starred as survivors aboard spaceships, encountering extraterrestrial threats while trying to return to Earth.

Tune in to the RE:BUILD THE WORLD series here:

Episode 1: Return to Earth

Episode 2: Land of Opportunity

Moving forward, KlayCity is set to tap on the Klaytn Foundation’s wide expertise and global network for its go-to-market strategy. Hop aboard and expand your empire in KlayCity!


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About Klaytn Foundation

Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on the metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. Officially launched in June 2019, it is the dominant blockchain platform in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion from its international base in Singapore.

These business expansion activities are supported by the Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn. The fund is managed and disbursed by Klaytn Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit organization established in August 2021.

About KlayCity

KlayCity is a LandFi metaverse where district NFT owners can govern, explore and earn while enjoying the gaming experience. The premise is simple: reinhabit earth, gather resources, rebuild populations, and expand your territory. Built on Klaytn, KlayCity is focused on gamifying DeFi and NFT into a single ecosystem.