Peter Molyneux returns with NFT Business simulator

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Peter Molyneux returns with NFT game

In-game shot of pre-alpha Legacy gameplay

Ubisoft's Quartz is no longer the only NFT gaming platform in town: Peter Molyneux's studio 22cans has just launched “blockchain business simulator” Legacy and claims to have sold £40 million worth of virtual land.

"Owning a Land NFT allows you to start your own in-game blockchain business association in Legacy. You will be able to play Legacy, while earning and owning your gameplay," according to Gala Games.

  • Legacy is part of the emerging “play to earn” genre
  • It introduces the LegacyCoin currency on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Legacy is a mix of city builder and business simulator
  • Features a narrative that “adapts itself” as you go
  • Players will face “moral choices” while competing in business

Cryptocurrency: Gala is a cryptocurrency gaming platform and is partnering with 22cans on Legacy. Players can work together or compete to earn more LegacyCoins.

Virtual property: Almost all the virtual land NFTs have sold out, with a combined worth of over 14,000 Ethereum or around £40.5 million. The most expensive was a limited edition London plot selling for about £670,000. How do you feel about NFTs in video games? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

What company developed the infamous NES port of Where’s Waldo?

a) Bethesda
b) Epic MegaGames
c) Ubisoft
d) Bandai

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase highlights

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Nintendo just broadcast the latest Indie World Showcase, showing off upcoming indie games as well as a few available right now.

Nintendo also confirmed that Omori (Spring 2022) is on the way to Switch and also presented a montage of many indie games due soon.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gets in on cryptogaming

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 in-game animation

GSC Game World has announced the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse and the blockchain-based platform will offer the opportunity to own parts of the game, including unique items.

The studio has partnered with DMarket to develop the technology platform, which they claim is the first true blockchain implementation in an AAA game, although Ubisoft and its Quartz platform might disagree.

Cosmetics: Players can register for NFT item drops, and GSC is launching a novel scheme that allows players to buy a supporting role as an NPC in the game. They call these NPCs metahumans, and claim that “the first-ever metahuman will be released and exposed to hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide.”

Be an NPC: The metahumans will live in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 game world, and feature the face of their owners. Three metahuman NPCs will be available for now, and the first item drop is scheduled for this month.

PC bargains at IndieGala Store

IndieGala Store sales page

Looking for a yuletide bargain? Look no further than the IndieGala Store and its delicious range of discounted PC games. You can even grab Elden Ring for 16% below recommended retail price!

Other great offers include Monster Hunter Rise at 20% off for £39.99, Tribes of Midgard at 40% off for £8.99, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin at 20% off for £39.57, and even Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 75% off for just £12.49.

Murder Diaries 3 – Santa’s Trail of Blood Giveaway for the Nintendo Switch

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A Christmas flavoured mystery with a stocking full of insanity in our Murder Diaries 3 – Santa's Trail of Blood Giveaway, and we’ve got festive keys for the Nintendo Switch.

You’ll be a free-floating ghost-like being exploring the world and finding memory fragments all to the narration of a young man as he slides ever more into madness. Merry Christmas!

Topside VR offers open-world cyberpunk

The developers behind open-world cyberpunk game Topside VR have launched a Kickstarter, promising an action-packed adventure featuring driving, shooting, climbing as well as RPG elements and a “bizarre plot”. The plan is to support a wide range of VR headsets, and the goal is about £3,821.

Meta Avatars SDK now available for Unity

Unity developers can now use the Meta Avatars SDK to integrate Meta Avatars, which are supposed to be “highly expressive and customizable” with support for audio as well as hand and controller tracking.

Test your mettle with The Nuclear Biscuit

What would your decision-making be like in a nuclear crisis? Play The Nuclear Biscuit to find out! You will be faced with high-stress situations with a high degree of uncertainty, and the results from the VR experiment will be published next summer.

What company developed the infamous NES port of Where’s Waldo?

A screen from the Train Station level of Where's Wally

ANSWER: Bethesda!

Bethesda has become synonymous with massive adventure games like Skyrim or Fallout 4, but its beginnings were considerably more humble. The company was founded in 1986, and one of its early games is the much-maligned Where's Waldo for NES, widely considered one of the worst games ever.

Where's Waldo picture books are good, clean fun but they're hardly a perfect match for the very limited graphical capabilities of the NES — and let's not forget the painfully shrill music. Somehow Bethesda persevered, and only a few years later they launched The Elder Scrolls: Arena, the first entry in what would become a world-conquering franchise.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!