XWG AMA Recap: How GameFi Projects Survive its First Bear Market

X World Games Official
3 min readSep 18, 2023

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Introduction

The world of GameFi, the marriage of gaming and decentralized finance, has been a rollercoaster ride, especially during bear markets. On September 8th, in a captivating Twitter Space session, we delved deep into the strategies and insights that have enabled GameFi projects not just to survive but thrive in these challenging times. Here’s a recap of the enriching conversation:

The GameFi Lineup: Arena of Faith, X Winner, Meta Land, and Earth From Another Sun. Our hosts kicked things off by introducing five GameFi projects, each with its unique charm.

Impact of Bear Markets and NFT Downturn on GameFi

The first order of business was to address the elephant in the room — the impact of bear markets and the NFT downturn on GameFi. The panellists agreed that these downturns led to a reduced willingness to invest and a lowered perception of profits. However, amidst the adversity, GameFi stood tall, with continued growth and an increasing user base.

Projects, the panelists noted, are now focusing more on playability and restoring user trust. It’s not just about profit margins; it’s about delivering an experience that keeps players engaged and coming back for more.

Attracting Users from Web2 vs. Web3

The conversation then pivoted to attracting users from both Web2 and Web3. Lowering the barriers to entry is a shared goal, but it’s not without its hurdles. With most crypto users currently being speculators, the need for enticing incentive models is evident.

Finding the sweet spot between optimizing economics and ensuring good gameplay is the key to attracting and retaining users, the panelists asserted. It’s not just about the numbers; it’s about creating an experience that users can’t resist.

The Future of GameFi: Economics vs. Playability

One of the most critical discussions revolved around the future of GameFi. Is it a battle between economics and playability? The panelists argued that it shouldn’t be an either-or scenario. Striking a balance is crucial for long-term success.

While projects can emphasize economics in the short term, they must not lose sight of the ultimate goal — delivering quality gameplay. It’s this gameplay that will drive adoption and retention, ensuring GameFi’s place in the gaming and crypto landscape.

Key Takeaways

As the Twitter Space session drew to a close, some key takeaways emerged:

  • Resilience in Adversity: Bear markets may pose challenges, but GameFi continues to grow and evolve.
  • Unity in Diversity: GameFi projects aim to attract both Web2 and Web3 users, bridging the gap for broader adoption.
  • Balancing Act: Striking the right balance between profitability and playability is the linchpin for sustainability.
  • Gaming First: In the end, it’s all about gameplay and user experience; they are the driving forces behind GameFi’s future growth.

The speakers at this Twitter Space AMA session provided valuable insights into GameFi’s development during market downturns and offered ideas that illuminate the path forward. GameFi enthusiasts and newcomers alike can take these lessons to heart as they navigate the thrilling world of GameFi in these dynamic times.

In a world where volatility is the norm, GameFi shows us that with resilience, innovation, and a commitment to delivering exceptional gaming experiences, you can not only weather the storm but come out stronger on the other side. Stay tuned for more insights and updates as GameFi continues to redefine the future of gaming and finance.

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