In September of 2021, we looked at Gala Games after their token, $GALA, was listed on Binance. Gala Games is a play for the metaverse by co-founder of Zynga, Eric Schiermeyer, and already has some promising titles in the works. There are two notable projects that interest us. The first is Townstar, which is a browser-based simulation game, similar to what is popular in the Play to Earn scene currently. The second is Mirandus, a fantasy RPG with a unique and appealing art style.
The Gala Games $100m Game Development Fund
Gala Games has a strong initiative for incorporating more games into its metaverse in the form of a $100m fund. This fund has its money allocated to projects based on what Gala’s community votes for. To vote, you must own and run a Gala Node, which is central to Gala’s ecosystem as a metaverse.
The recent proposal put to the Gala Node owners is that of FASTR. The voting ends tonight and if the majority votes for FASTR to be inducted, they will receive $1,000,000 USD from Gala Games to aid in the development of the game.
FASTR: A Tactical, 5v5 FPS
FASTR is currently only pre-alpha, so what there is to play and show is extremely basic. However, the fundamentals of the game are clear: it is heading for a Counter Strike or Rainbow Six style game. This 5v5, tactical first-person shooter is being developed by Melbourne Interactive Studios, a young, indie development team. Nevertheless, the team isn’t particularly small and are looking to have their first title released in 2022.
Gala Games is a metaverse I am keenly watching and their fund supporting “grassroots, indie game development” is exactly what I want to see.