Dan Harmon’s NFT Show Set for Season 3, Square Enix CEO, NFT Friend Quits, and More…

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Krapopolis, the NFT-affiliated cartoon series from Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, has been renewed for a third season by Fox, though the first season hasn’t even aired yet.

The Krapopolis team announced the renewal via Twitter in March. 2, and pointed out that NFT holders can still participate in the show before it airs.

Speaking to Deadline in March. 2, Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming at Fox noted that “We’re so optimistic about the work we want to support and its ability to find an audience and succeed,” as he pointed out his faith in Harmon. “While [a third season order] is atypical, it was obvious to us with Krapopolis,” he added.

Krapopolis is an animated comedy set in ancient Greece that follows a “flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters who attempt to rule one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.”

The case includes some big names such as Richard Ayode, Matt Berry, Pam Murphy, Duncan Trussell and Hannah Waddingham.

The series is produced by Fox Corp’s NFT Blockchain Creative Labswho also provided the NFT-related material for the show.

The NFTs themselves are called “Krap Chickens” and depict avatars of cartoon chickens in the same art style as the show. There are 10,420 tokens in total, some of which are still mint at 0.18 Ether (ETH).

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Krap Chickens: Krapopolis

Holders get exclusive access to experiences, content, rewards, and voting rights on certain aspects of the show.

Square Enix CEO resigns

NFT-friendly Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm of the company behind the fantasy franchise.

In a March notification of corporate changes, Square Enix describe that Takashi Kiryu will take over the CEO role from Matsuda. However, the move will not be officially finalized until an annual meeting of shareholders in May.

Although Web 3 and NFTs were not explicitly referenced in the notification, the company indicated that it is still looking to pursue new technology integrations, suggesting that its blockchain-related plans may remain unhindered.

“In the context of the rapidly changing business environment surrounding the entertainment industry, the proposed change aims to reshape the management team with the aim of embracing ever-changing technological innovations and maximizing the creativity of the group of society,” the filing said.

During his time at Square Enix, Matsuda repeatedly expressed bullish sentiments about Web3 games.

In a January 1 New Year’s letter in particular, Matsuda pointed out that Square Enix had devoted “aggressive investment and business development efforts” to the space in 2022, and would continue to do so in 2023.

“Following the excitement and elation that surrounded NFTs and the metaverse in 2021, 2022 has been a year of high volatility in the blockchain-related space,” he mentioned in the note, adding that:

“However, if this turns out to have been a step in a process that leads to the creation of rules and a more transparent business environment, it will certainly have been for the good of the growth of blockchain entertainment.”

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Under Mastuda’s leadership, Square Enix rolled out tokens Final Fantasy Character Collectibles in July 2022 and in partnership with the Oasys blockchain game project in September. In December, the firm also invested $52.7 million in mobile game developer Gumi Games, to help develop mobile-based play-to-earn titles.

mint madness

Multi-channel NFT Marketplace Magic Eden launched a “Mint Madness” campaign that offers free access, or “free mints” to 13 Web3 games in March.

Mint Madness is gone live in March. 3, and the name is a nod to the famous NCAA college basketball tournament dubbed “March Madness” which sees around 67 basketball games crammed into the month.

Blockchain games are spread across Polygon, Ethereum, and Solana, with nine, three, and one each respectively. Magic Eden also offers a prize pool of 20,000 polygons (MATIC) worth around $23,200.

Prizes will go to the top 10 traders in NFTs linked to nine of the new Polygon-based games, with the top prize reaching 4,500 MATIC ($5,220).

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The full list of games available during the promotion includes Planet Mojo, Meta Star Strikers, Alaska Gold Rush, Shrapnel, Petobots, Blast Royale, Rogue Nation, Tearing Spaces, Freckle Trivia, Realm Hunter, Legendary: Heroes Unchained, Shrapnel, and Papu Superstars.

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The sold-out sale of the Disney-backed studio

Nine-time Emmy Award-winning, Disney-backed Baobab Studios sold its first collection of 8,888 NFTs in just nine hours after launching in March. 2.

The cartoon avatar-focused drop is called “Momoguro” and is tied to an upcoming role-playing game (RPG) on the Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, Immutable X.

The game itself features farming elements, as well as quests in a world named “Uno Plane”, with NFTs being a key part of the gameplay experience.

According data from CryptoSlam, NFTs have generated $8.1 million in secondary sales to date, including $7.6 million on launch day.

Other interesting news:

Ethereum Layer 1 Virtual Machine (EVM) Flare blockchain has welcomed its first NFT platform, after Sparkles went live in March. 2. The platform is set to refine the interoperability of native Flare protocols to increase NFT utility use cases.

In March. 1, Robinhood trading platform launched its Web3 wallet on the Apple App Store, becoming available to iOS users in over 130 countries.