Development Update April 2024

April has been another month filled with developments and activity across various fronts. From real-world experiences with our holders and partners to exciting updates in our projects and deliverables, the month has been nothing short of eventful. Let's dive into the highlights of April and see how we're shaping the future of Web3 gaming.

IRL Events: Strengthening Community Bonds & Networking

Our commitment to real-world interactions and engaging with our holder base while networking with others in the Web3 space continues to be paramount as Pixelmon & Mon Protocol made its presence felt in Dubai and are gearing up for an upcoming event in Singapore in collaboration with Coinbase. The MON Protocol x Coinbase Networking Night promises to be an enriching gathering for enthusiasts and builders alike. With limited seats available, be sure to RSVP and keep an eye on our Discord channel for updates on future IRL events. Check out the Coinbase event details here.

Pixelpals Updates: Season 0 Climax and Teasers for Season 1

As PixelPals' first season, Season 0, approaches its climax, the community fights it out on the leaderboard and prepares for the next season. Season 1 is set to introduce exciting changes to game economics, including the debut of "Duel," a turn-based collectible card game module. Additionally, two new PixelPals will join the roster, along with the availability of E2 evolutions. Stay tuned to PixelPals AI on Twitter for the latest updates and prepare to embark on the next phase of the PixelPals journey.

MON Protocol: Expanding Partnerships Ahead of TGE

The MON Protocol continues its expansion through strategic partnerships, with 14 new strategic collaborations announced with:

These partnerships underscore our commitment to building a robust ecosystem for Web3 gaming, bringing together the best teams and communities in Web3. Keep a close watch on our Discord and Twitter channels for updates, and don't forget to participate in PixelPals and the Mission Platform from Questing as they're still the best ways you can get involved without simply picking up some Pixelmon assets.

The Arena: Introducing "The Warriors of Nova Thera"

A sneak peek into what we've been building with the arena as we unveil the name of our highly anticipated game: "The Warriors of Nova Thera." Significant progress has been made, including:

  • Enhancements to enemy AI to create more challenging encounters.
  • Implementation of dynamic player character abilities and visually stunning effects.
  • Introduction of a comprehensive in-game skill upgrade system, allowing players to tailor their characters to their playstyle.
  • Streamlined modifications to the level progression flow for a smoother gaming experience.
  • Integration of immersive in-game sound effects, enhancing the overall atmosphere.
  • Revamped UI/UX design for improved navigation and accessibility.

These developments lay the groundwork for our first mid-core game release, as we work towards external testing soon.

Hunting Grounds Updates

On our other mid-core game, Hunting Grounds, progress continues at a steady pace. Recent updates include:

  • Crafting initial drafts of the player's journey and overarching storyline, setting the stage for an epic adventure.
  • Fine-tuning Pixelmon and player progression systems to ensure a rewarding gameplay experience.
  • Designing and testing the first versions of "end game" game modes that leverage combat mechanics.
  • Preparing for PvP combat with the rollout of initial versions on dedicated servers.
  • Establishing persistent data and player profiles in the backend infrastructure to support seamless gameplay.
  • Enhancing Pixelmon abilities to add depth and strategy to combat encounters.
  • Conducting stress tests on social hub servers to ensure stability and performance under load.

Final Thoughts

April has been a month of significant strides and exciting developments for Pixelmon. From expanding our partnerships to unveiling new updates from our main and casual games, the momentum continues to build as we pave the way for the future of Web3 gaming. Stay tuned for more updates and advancements as we continue building and releasing our deliverables, join our Discord, and follow us on X for more.