Solana Gaming Platform Fractal Expands to Polygon
The Web3 gaming platform Fractal is expanding to Polygon after starting on the Solana blockchain in late 2021. Twitch and Fractal co-founder Justin Kan, also the co-founder of Twitch, made the announcement yesterday in a tweet.
Fractal's full Web3 gaming suite, which includes an NFT launch pad, an NFT marketplace for in-game NFTs, and infrastructure for esports competitions, will now be available on Polygon. In-game marketplaces may also be made by developers using the Fractal SDK, saving players from having to leave the game to buy NFTs.
“Our goal is to support game developers, and part of that is being wherever the game developers want to be,” Kan said in a statement. “And a lot of them want to be on Polygon, to be honest.”
30 Polygon-based games, including Phantom Galaxies, Sunflower Land, Life Beyond, and others, will be supported by Fractal at launch. Prior to the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), which will take place in March 2023, Polygon Labs and Fractal will collaborate to promote games through online competitions.
The firms also announced today that Polygon Ventures had made a strategic investment in Fractal, although the amount of the contribution was not disclosed.
Since big brands and companies like Starbucks, Reddit, Nike, and Meta started using Polygon for their platforms, the network has attracted a lot of interest in the Web3 community.
Since this summer, Reddit, for instance, has minted roughly 8.5 million Collectible Avatars on Polygon. Also, in September of last year, Starbucks launched an NFT-based loyalty program on the Polygon network.
Fractal’s move to Polygon is big news for Fractal gamers and developers. Here at NFT Drops Calendar, we will keep a close eye on any development of the story.