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Gala Games are a crypto gaming company that develops world-class games and gives control and ownership to the players through the use of their NFT cryptocurrency – Gala coin. Although the company only launched in 2019, they already have a strong following both from the gaming community and crypto enthusiasts in general.
The company was created by Eric Schiermeyer (CEO) who has a strong track record in the gaming sector, having been a co-founder of Zynga games, as well as being involved in a number of other successful start-ups. Many of the team at Gala Games have experience in game development and they have a number of exciting games currently in development. The company has a strong focus on developing great games, and cryptocurrency is used to decentralize everything and give ultimate ownership to the gamers.
In this video I do a full review of Gala Games, explaining more about how they’re going to be a major disruptor in the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry, and how anyone can get involved to support the growth of this company, whilst receiving valuable rewards in return.
If you want to buy a Gala node and need help setting it up I will give you 1 to 1 support! Simply register your account using the referral link on this page I will be happy to help you get your Gala node running.
(if the video fails to play please use this link – https://youtu.be/fuGTym_iVnE)
So far there are 3 games that can be played, with 28 more in development. 10 of these have already been announced!
Town Star (Available to play now)
This is a free to play (AND play-to-earn) town building and farming game. This type of game is very popular, with 600 million people thought to have played similar games in the past. It is already proving to the very popular and new gamers are joining in the fun all the time. It is the first play-to-earn game in the Gala Ecosystem and they are constantly learning and adapting the game and earning potential to keep it fun and sustainable. The in-game token is TOWN and can be earned in many different ways by playing the game. (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/town-star/) . TOWN coin can be used to buy new NFT’s, swapped for Gala or sold and converted into fiat currency (USD, Euro’s etc) as a real income.
Mirandus (Currently in development)
Mirandus is an epic fantasy RPG set in a massive world ruled by five player-monarchs. In-game, players have absolute freedom of choice: they can set out into the wilderness alone to try their fortunes against the monsters of the deep woods and dungeons, join with one of the monarchs to serve as a knight in their court, or set up shop in one of the five great cities of the realm.
Not a huge amount is known about Mirandus yet as it’s still in development. There have been some exciting teasers though….
(if the video fails to play please use this link https://youtu.be/79HKBGNPNIU )
Fortitude (Currently in development)
Originally called Fortified, Fortitude is another game that Gala Games currently have in development. It looks like a very exciting tower defence game. It was originally due for release in 2021, but after getting a complete graphic overhaul is now due for release in late 2022.
Some NFT’s have already been released for this game, and I own a couple of different defensive towers.
Gala Games describes this game as;
“Fortitude is a PvP tower defense game set in a dark fantasy world where players compete against one another to both invade and defend villages. As you build and grow your village, you must craft and strategically place a variety of defensive structures like cannon towers, arrow towers and powerful magic buildings, all designed to protect you from invasion. While defending your village, you may also train soldiers and heroes to form an army and invade other villages to plunder precious resources. The loot obtained in these invasions will create the foundation for your own village’s expansion and development. Make sure you’re well fortified for this intense and action-packed strategy adventure! Coming in Q4 2022!”
Spider Tanks is a PVP brawler that’s fast-paced, fun to play and has play-to-earn capabilities. I’ve played this game many times and it’s a lot of fun. I also own a number of NFTs. The native token for this game is SILK although it isn’t released at the time of writing.
You can play Spider Tanks for free or buy NFTs and have a better chance of winning and earning more too. There is a huge range of NFT’s available and it’s worth playing the game a little bit to see what kind of style you have before purchasing NFT’s, although if you do buy one you no longer need you can easily sell it again on the secondary market. SOm interesting NFT’s for this game include almost invincible chickens, sharks, and Snoop Dogg Lowriders.
Superior is from game developer Drifter, and is a co-op, roguelite, third-person shooter.
In a world where superheroes have become mutants and gone over to the dark side, you must battle for your life to take down these abominations and free the world.
Some game demo’s have been released for this but the game is not expected to go live until Q4 2022.
The Walking Dead: Empires
This is an official Walking Dead Game from AMC (the game developer is Ember Entertainment though). The game follows a similar storyline to the TV show as well as featuring some of the main characters. This game is a battle for survival against a seemingly unlimited number of zombies.
I’m excited to play this game and I already own a number of NFT’s. There is an element of third-person shooter about this game as you battle against zombies and collect resources. There is also a base-building element, and you can seek refuge and build defences on your own NFT base or help an NFT owner build in exchange for safe lodgings.
I cannot wait to play this game! I expect it to be released in late 2022.
Legends Reborn: Age Of Chance
Legends Reborn is a strategic card game from Kung Fu Factory. The aim of the game building decks of cards and taking on all challengers. Amass a collection of cards and creatures which allows you to build, re-build, and tweak decks to meet any challenge that comes your way.
Each card has special powers/abilities and the stronger your hand the better your chances of winning.
Although I’ve never played this type of online card game before there is a huge market for them and the NFT’s fit in nicely too.
From the renowned game developer Peter Molyneux (creator of Theme Park and Sims) comes Legacy – a game that celebrates creativity. Players must build their own business within the game and in order to be successful must create the best products they can and showcase them to other players.
The game includes all aspects of running a business from sourcing raw materials, to designing and manufacturing products and then selling and trading them in an in-game marketplace.
I’m intrigued by this idea and it could be a huge hit, although it does seem somewhat of a new concept and maybe it will like going to work rather than having lots of fun. It’ll be interesting to see how this game develops and how the gaming community responds to this one!
Of all the games currently in development in the Gala Games ecosystem, this could be the one that really puts them on the map. Last Expedition is a survival first person shooter. There are a lot of games like this on the market, but they are also HUGELY popular. What gives this game so much potential is that it’s being created by Certain Affinity, who have helped to create hugely popular games in the Halo and Call OF Duty series. This is their first title that they’ve developed for themselves, and they promise to make this their best game yet.
It’ll be interesting to see how NFT’s feature in this game, but I love the idea of being able to buy weapons as NFT’s and customize and upgrade them.
Echoes Of Empire
This is the game I’m most excited about!
It’s fair to say that I’m excited about all of the games coming to Gala Games, but this one for me is a cut above the rest. An epic sci-fi 4x strategy game, Echoes Of Empire looks like it will be a vast game with huge potential. I love space exploration games anyway, and the graphics and game play in this look simply gorgeous. NFT’s are already available for this game and I already own a couple of planets that I can mine for resources, and earn from as other players also do the same. NFT’s seem to fit this game better than any other I’ve seen and there will be space craft NFT’s soon in addition to the stars and planets you can buy.
You can play this game solo, or join a guild and fight to rule the Universe.
The storyline for this game is rich in detail, and I can see gamers becoming obsessed with this game. It could be the type of game that players enjoy for many years, and this is quite an exciting prospect and possibly a first in the play-to-earn sector.
Here’s a little more detail from the game developers;
“Factions warring against one another on a galactic scale, setting the stage for an upstart hero (you the player) and your meteoric ascent to power! You will recruit Heroes and Knights to your banner, while building, upgrading, and owning a fleet of starships all in an effort to bring glory to your house and control to your sector of the galaxy. Go solo or join up in massive guilds to mine or fight over resource laden star systems. Once your coffers are flush with riches and resources, muster and master all aspects of your Command Station where you can upgrade warships, craft new weapons, and repair and refit your fleets. Player ownership of in-game assets is a core mechanic, and you will have the ability to own major sectors of the galactic system and the resources that go along with it. What will you leave behind as your legacy? Find out in Echoes of Empire!”
Due for release in Q4 2022, I’m hoping that this one will have an open beta in Q2.
Originally planned just a test game to test Gala’s new blockchain, town crush is a simple but fun match 3 game.
It has the same theme as Town Star with similar characters and graphics. This game would be ideal for app stores and younger gamers.
Fuzzles are NFTs with personality. Specifically, they’re cute looking aliens, but don’t let their appearance fool you – they are here to overthrow humanity on be our masters! They’re cheeky and fun, and I was tempted to buy one for my kids but quite honestly they’re not suitable for youngsters.
Betwixt — The Story of You is a novel game idea aimed at improving mental health, described as “play-to-thrive”. Explore the game, and your inner-self in this fun and unique game. You might have fun and you could possibly even earn while playing this game, but an unexpected benefit might just be increased mental wellness and resilience.
Grit is a Western-style battle Royale. It’s winner takes all in the shooting arena set in the times of gun slinging and horseback riding. Have you ever wanted to be a gunfighter? You can choose and customize your cowboy to suit your shooting style.
Here is my original review video from April 2021. A lot has changed since then though!
If you want to buy a Gala node and need help setting it up I will give you 1 to 1 support! Simply register your account using the referral link on this page I will be happy to help you get your Gala node running.
- Target audience of almost 2.7 billion gamers worldwide
- Play-to-earn by buying NFTs and earning tokens as you play
- Earn additional rewards by creating a free account and sharing a link with gamers and potential node owners
- Gala Games is an exciting company with a proven track record, although still in its infancy
- 3 live game but 28 in development and many more to be launched in the near future
- Node ownership pays out daily rewards of Gala tokens and random NFT drops
- Price of nodes going up for every 100 sold PLUS daily rewards get more watered down with each sale
- Gala coin price has grown very well with plenty of room to grow further, although it also could drop significantly too
- New coins (game coins) will give even greater rewards to node owners in the near future
- Nodes themselves will become NFT’s
Get started today by registering a FREE account and play the games or introduce people to the network!
The Future Of Gaming
In the past, gamers could enjoy games to their heart’s content, but any money spent on in-game purchases were specific to that game, not fully owned (couldn’t be re-sold), and were non-transferable. All of that changes with Gala Games because the company doesn’t own the game assets, the players do! That means that if a player plays a game for a long time and accrues bonus items or even Gala coins, they can exchange them, take them into different games within the network, or even sell them for other cryptocurrencies or even fiat currency. It means that the “old way” of gaming is becoming redundant because now gaming is not just about having fun but accruing assets with real value too.
This results in extremely high retention rate for game networks because when gamers get bored of a certain game, they are more likely to look for other games within the network rather than looking elsewhere. It’s likely that gamers who start with Gala Games will game with them for many MANY years, even if they move between games in that time. The ability to earn and move or trade assets between games is making gamers rush away from the old style of gaming and become lifelong Gala gamers.
Here is a recent Youtube video hosted by the senior team at Gala Games. In this video they discuss all kinds of aspects of the business, from the basic concept of decentralized gaming, to how gamers can help to shape the future of the company…
(if the video fails to play please use this link https://youtu.be/7CaVX38PZmY)
Gala coin is an ERC20 token on the Ethereum network, which means it has the ability to create and distribute rare and unique (or very limited supply) items that are authenticated on the blockchain and cannot be replicated or copied (authenticity is guaranteed). The coin can be won or purchased by gamers and then used in the game or used for purchasing NFT’s, which can also be used in the games or traded/sold on the secondary market.
More details about the Gala coin ecosystem can be found here – https://blog.gala.games/the-gala-games-node-ecosystem-9760d8156af7
Here are some examples of NFT’s currently available for the game Mirandus (not yet launched);
You can see that many of these NFT’s have already sold out, showing just how popular these are. The popularity of these NFT’s is only set to rise as more games are released and more gamers join the network.
Gala Chain (currently being referred to as GYRI ) is going to be the chain that supports their entire ecosystem, although it will still be operable with other chains, such as Ethereum. It is currently in testing phase, with release expected in the second half of 2022. This blockchain will significantly enhance the offering from Gala because it means they won’t be reliant upon an external chain, such as Ethereum. Transaction fees are very high on Ethereum and it’s expected that their own chain will make trading their NFT’s much cheaper. Not only that, but their chain should allow NFTs to be upgraded onchain. This is hugely important for NFT gaming because one of the biggest appeals for this type of gaming is that the value of an NFT can be enhanced over time by using it and giving it more power in the game, and therefore more value in the real world. For example, if you were to buy an NFT for $100 at level 1 and use it for 1 year, you might get it to a level 10 NFT and it may now be worth $500. This means you can still have great fun playing a game, but you’re actually creating real-world value for your NFT assets as you do so. This was the thing that really attracted me to nft gaming and play-to-earn in the first place.
Galachain also promises to be kinder to the environment than using Ethereum, which is currently proof-of-work and very carbon usage heavy.
4 Ways To Earn Gala Coins
Gala Games are helping to establish a redistribution of wealth and putting game ownership in the public domain. This means that anyone can potentially benefit from the growth of the company through playing the games, buying and holding the coins, or buying a node. Here are the 4 main ways that someone can receive Gala Coins;
- Play The Games – the games are free to play and can be played on any device that has a web browser. Through gaming, you can earn/win gala coins and NFT’s in various ways. You can of course buy them too, and these assets will be yours (the game company cannot take them away from you) until you choose to trade them on the open market.
- Invite People To Join – After you register a free account with Gala Games, you will be given a unique link that you can share with people. If they play the games or buy a node then you will receive a nice reward for introducing that person. The possibilities for this are huge, as it means you can invite game enthusiasts or crypto speculators alike and both will probably find this concept highly appealing. It also means you can potentially earn a good amount of Gala coins without spending a single cent yourself.
- Own A Node – Node ownership is a crucial part of the infrastructure and node owners are currently receiving huge daily rewards in Gala coin and NFTs. There is more information about buying/holding a node below, but essentially new coins are released to node owners each day that can then be held in a wallet or exchanged for fiat currency on an exchange. NFTs are also randomly dropped to node owners, and these can have a very high value (thousands of dollars in some cases, depending on the NFT itself).
- Buy Coins From An Exchange – Gala coins are currently very cheap and therefore hundreds or even thousands of coins can be purchased on an exchange for only a few dollars. The exchanges Gala coin can currently be traded on include Binance, Coinbase, Uniswap, Bitrue, Gate.io, Kucoin and many more.
Gala Node Ownership
(May 2022 Update: If you’ve heard about Gala Games nodes but feel like you missed the boat (because they now cost well over $100k each!) then you may be interested in my Playa3ull Games review, as they have a very similar model but the nodes are currently only about $5k.)
One way to generate significant rewards through Gala Games is to buy a node license. There is a cost for buying one of these licenses (see below) but the rewards are significant, and can potentially result in node owners receiving hundreds of thousands of Gala coins. This reward is in exchange for helping the Gala Games network to grow and sustain itself, such as running the node to assist in the hosting of games. In addition to receiving Gala coins, node owners also receive a range of other rewards, which are outlined below.
How it works
Nodes must be operated for at least 6 hours per day to qualify for the daily coin rewards. Downloading and installing the node software is very easy and it’s recommended to run the node 24 hours per day in order to make sure rewards aren’t missed. Nodes can be purchased through a free Gala Games account.
Nodes will eventually become NFT’s that can be sold on sites like https://opensea.io/. The value of nodes once they become NFT’s is impossible to predict and they could be worth more or less than the value a node license was purchased for. Until such time that nodes become NFT’s they cannot be sold, although there is a refund policy that’s valid for the first 7 days after purchase.
There are many rewards provided to node owners, including;
- Daily Gala coins
- Random NFT drops
- Voting rights
- In-game coins (soon each game will have its own coin that will also be dropped to node owners)
How Much Does A Gala Games Node Cost?
There is a maximum of 50,000 nodes available, and around half of these have already sold (as at 12th March 2021). For every 100 nodes sold, the price increases by $250.
When I purchased my node the price was $7,200, but this price has risen significantly to around $100,000 now with 42,000 of the 50,000 total supply now sold. To get the most up to date price on buying a node you can look inside your Gala Games account or join the Gala Games discord group and see the price inside the #gala-nodes room.
How Much Does A Gala Games Node Make?
It’s impossible to say exactly what a node will make as an overall fiat currency value. However, I did find this video useful in explaining how it works and a recent calculation of the value in February 2021. Special thanks to Gala Node Guide for creating this informative video….
(if the video fails to play please use this link https://youtu.be/LxKG3Iqpibk)
How To Buy And Set Up A Gala Games Node
If you’re interested in buying and setting up a Gala node then I’m happy to help you in this process. Here is a short summary of how to get started, but if you have any questions (and you’re using my referral link) then you can email me for additional 1 to 1 support.
How To Buy A Gala Node
- Open a free Gala Games account here.
- From inside the member’s area click on “Get Gala” tab.
- Click on buy and operate a node (point 2)
- Under “Select Payment Method:” click on the Gala symbol to bring up all coin options. I used Ethereum to buy my nodes because it’s the easiest to buy.
- Once Ethereum is selected click Buy Now so that you can see how much Ethereum you need to transfer to cover the purchase
- Add a small amount of extra Ethereum to the amount of required Ethereum (to cover gas fees)
- Send the Ethereum to your Gala Wallet (to get the wallet address click “Buy Now” and it will give you the details.
- Once Ethereum is in your Gala wallet you can buy the node.
Setting Up & Running The Node
After purchasing your node, this is how to get it running;
- Click on your profile in the top right of the member’s area and select “Account” in the left-hand menu select “Node Info”.
- Download the node software for your machine (windows, mac, or ubuntu)
- Run the software installer
- Log in to your node software (same logins as your Gala Games account
- Leave the node software running for at least 6 hours each day.
Here is a video showing the full process;
What Are NFT’s
NFT stands for “non-fungible token” and is a way to provide authenticity and potential value of digital assets such as art or gaming assets.
According to Wikipedia, NFT’s….
“are used to create verifiable artificial scarcity in the digital domain, as well as digital ownership, and the possibility of asset interoperability across multiple platforms.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fungible_token
In the case of Gala Games, NFT’s are important game assets that give a player a significant advantage in the game and are therefore very useful. As well as being are scarce, they are also very valuable (hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases). NFT’s are released by Gala Games and can be purchased in the game store and they can then be held and used by gamers, or sold on the open market.
Once an NFT has been earned or purchased it is wholly owned by the individual and the game developer has no recourse to remove or delete the item (it is no longer their property).
This is a significant element in the gaming world because it means ownership truly sits with the gamer, as well as potentially representing a significant re distribution of wealth, with gamers being able to earn and control their own valuable gaming assets.
There are a number of exciting developments planned for Gala Games in the near future, including;
- The release of at least 28 new games
- Decentralization of game hosting to put node owners in control of hosting games for local gamers
- New coins for each game (these will be distributed to node owners)
- The introduction of “free” nodes (these will probably be to support game hosting once that becomes decentralized)
- Gala Music, Gala Film and Gala Theme Parks all announced and coming soon.
The content on this page is aimed at informing about the company and giving an introduction to Gala Games. I provide a lot more detail for members on this page.
Here you will find content such as;
- Setting Up A Node
- Access to exclusive Node Owners FB I’m In
- Referral program explained
- Selling Your Gala Coins
- Selling NFT’s
- Gold membership explained
Find out more on this page – https://tradewise.community/useful-information-for-gala-games-members/
As a Gala Gold member, you pay a one-time fee (currently $50) and in return, you get access to an exclusive discord channel, early news and announcement (before it goes to the full community), early access to NFT’s, free NFT’s from time to time.
I am a Gala Gold member and if you’re serious about play to earn and want to get the most out of your Gala Games experience I’d say it’s worth the price.
Twice per year Gala Game host an event for fans called Galaverse. This is way more than just a convention, it’s a fully immersive and exciting experience filled with gaming, roll playing, live music, game releases, announcements and more.
Here is a snippet of what happened in the 2021 Galverse in Las Vegas
Risks & Limitations
Creating an account is free, and playing the games is also free. However, owning the coins and/or a node does carry some risks and limitations that should be considered.
- Need to run a node on a VPS or dedicated PC although setup instructions are provided in our additional content.
- Nodes are not designed to be flipped/traded (although there is a refund policy). They can be sold when they become minted into NFT’s but there is no indication of when this will be or the value of them when it happens.
- NFT’s can only be sold on certain platforms such as https://opensea.io/.
- Regulatory risk – regulators may have a significant impact on the cryptocurrency space and this could have a negative impact on Gala Games.
- Pay gas fees for the transfer of coins to your wallet.
- If buying multiple nodes you need multiple machines or VPS’s there are plenty of people who own more than one, but you can’t run them from one pc
- The price of nodes is going UP so the last few nodes will sell for tens of thousands of dollars
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Learn More About Gala Games?
You can learn more about the company on their website here. They also have an FAQ page here – https://gala.games/frequently-asked-questions-f-a-qs/ and a blog here – https://blog.gala.games
Is Gala Games A Scam?
Gala Games are a game development company. Their games are free to play and the company is certainly not a scam. The company uses a cryptocurrency (Gala coin), which can be purchased and held or sold. Cryptocurrencies have been known to be highly volatile and therefore buying them is considered high risk.
Where can I buy Gala tokens?
The Gala token is available on several cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, Coinbase Exchange, Kucoin, FTX and Gemini.
What is play to earn gaming?
In a nutshell, play to earn gaming is a way for players to earn rewards by playing games on a blockchain-based gaming platform. These blockchain games allow players to use their skills to earn money in the form of cryptocurrency that can be cashed out into real-world money or converted into other crypto coins if desired. Blockchain technology combined with gaming is likely to be huge once adoption really starts to take off.
Is the Gala token a good investment?
Cryptocurrency is a hugely speculative market so we can’t provide you with investment advice regarding the Gala Games platform. We suggest doing your own research before you invest money in this blockchain gaming project.
Learn more about Gala Games at https://gala.games/
I’m Jon, owner of Trade Wise at https://tradewise.community/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7VmOx8DbvX4Rbrac2pPcjw
I review forex and crypto trading products and services to find the best of what’s out there for creating a passive income without becoming a full-time trader.