Gala Wants to Make Things Right After Vox Drama

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Gala Games wants to make things right after many fans were left in the cold during the sale of their new Vox NFT collectibles. Community members that saw their transactions failed or cancelled, will now receive a voucher to claim a Vox during the next round. When these next sale will happen, isn’t known yet.

Gala Games will drop ERC-1155 tickets for every failed transaction that hit the Vox smart contract. Based on the amount of gas fees spent, users can receive multiple tickets. Gala will send one ticket for every $400 lost. So if someone spent $1950 on gas fees, and saw their transaction fail, they will receive 5 tickets. Did they spend $350, then they will receive 1 ticket.

So what happened?

Gala Labs, a division of Gala Games, launched their Vox NFT collection earlier this week, but that sale left a bitter taste for many in the community. Smart buyers could circumvent the some of the protections, while in addition community members received their early access codes way too late. The Vox collectibles sold out within 8 minutes, a big success for Gala Games of course, but many left with empty hands.

This first Vox collection was based on Town Star. These 8,888 little characters also have the ability to yield farm a new token, VoxCoin. However, not much has been revealed about that yet, as that system is still in development. The next Vox collection, the one people will receive the ERC-1155 tickets for, will have a Mirandus theme. Because these tickets are NFTs, owners can trade them on the marketplace.

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.

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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, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.