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Gala Games is adding a whole lot more competition to their already competitive play-to-earn farm game Town Star by having a $1 million prize pool. During May there will be four weekly tournaments, each with $250,000 in prizes. When newly added NFTs for the game sell out, another $250,000 in prizes will be added to the game.
The so-called May Mayhem Competition works similar to the regular weekly competitions for the farming game. Players need to start from scratch with a simple farm, and need to create an entire production cycle. During this month the top player takes home $10,000 in GALA tokens, and there are prizes all the way down to number 500. Interestingly, the number 500 will also win $10,000, while the smallest prize is $75.
Normally Town Star allows trading between towns, but that’s something Gala Games has disabled. Instead Gala Games has released a whole bunch of storage buildings. Each of them is of course an NFT. If one building sells out, another $250,000 gets added to that week’s prize pool, and the prizes basically double.
What is Town Star?
Town Star is a competitive farming game from one of the co-founders of Zynga, the company behind Farmville. They built the game on Gala’s own network, which utilizes the Ethereum blockchain. Players need to grow crops, gather resources and create materials to build even more buildings. As a result a small farm can grow into a town full of activity. Anybody can play Town Star in their desktop browser on the Gala Games website. Just make sure your ad blocker has been turned off.
What’s interesting about Town Star, is that the game is very competitive. Each round normally takes one week, and that means that players have one week to optimize their farm and earn the most points. Only the top players get rewarded. These rewards are normally GALA tokens, even though they’ve had some alternative prizes as well. These GALA tokens have real value, and can be used to buy NFTs. NFT buildings can help players to store more resources or otherwise improve their production flow.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.