Gala Labs, a division of Gala Games, has postponed the launch of their Vox avatar NFT collection. The reason behind the launch is the implementation of the London hard-fork update, also known as EIP-1559, on the Ethereum blockchain. Gala Labs wants to avoid that their product launch fails due to external circumstances.
The Vox avatars will now launch on August 10th, around 3PM. Gala Gold members and Gala node owners will get priority access to the avatar NFT sale.
Gala Games announced Vox last month. The avatars are made using voxels, hence the name Vox. The subtitle for the NFT project suggests some DeFi utilities. Descriptions on the official website suggests that each avatar has its own traits, personality and job. Each Vox NFT character, an ERC-721 token, offers rewards and/or functionalities for games in the Gala Games ecosystem.
Gala Games expanding
Gala Games is expanding its footprint in the wider blockchain gaming ecosystem. While Town Star is the only game in their stable that’s live, they’ve got many more in development. Some of those are made in-house, others through third party developers. This way Gala Games is growing as a publisher, developer and a blockchain gaming ecosystem.
The Gala Games ecosystem is interesting. They rely on Ethereum now, and have made partnerships with Binance Smart Chain, Polygon and Flare Network to create a multi-chain environment. Above all they are building their own node network that will serve them in the years to come. The Gala Games node network is ultimately meant to store data, compute and confirm transactions. Similar to for example Flow, it will use a range of different types of nodes, each with a different purpose.
At the center of the current ecosystem, is Gala Games’ own GALA token. Gamers can earn this token by competing in weekly competitions for the free-to-play farming game Town Star. Registering is free, playing is free, and every week players can earn GALA tokens. These tokens can’t be used inside game worlds, but players can use them to obtain NFTs.