Known for its farming, exploration, and networking elements, Pixels has been a prominent Web3 game on the Polygon blockchain. However, a change is in view as the game shifts its focus to Sky Mavis’ Ronin blockchain. This means a comeback for Ronin after its infamous hacking incident in 2022.
Initially envisioned as a social browser game, Pixels achieved remarkable success on Polygon. When it was found on Polygon, the game had a monthly on-chain transaction count surpassing 1.5 million. It also had over 100000 active wallets a month, and a user community of 5000 daily players.
Ronin, a gaming-focused blockchain built on Ethereum, boasts scalability and millions of daily users. Sky Mavis invited game studios in March to leverage their expertise for Web3 games. Initial partners include Directive Games, Tribes, Bali Games, Bowled.io, SkyVu, and Zillion Whales.
Pixels’ Migration to Ronin: A Favourable Move
The decision to migrate Pixels to Ronin is spearheaded by Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity. The game earned $1.3 billion in revenue and facilitated $4 billion in trading. This move provides Pixels with various benefits, like lower gas fees, marketing support, and access to Mavis Hub.
Luke Barwikowski, the CEO of Pixels, said that the decision of transitioning to Ronin derived from Sky Mavis’ exceptional success in Web3 gaming. He emphasized that teaming up with a group grounded in proven expertise, rather than relying on assumptions, was a logical choice. He stated that the move to Ronin will grant them an extensive knowledge base and the right direction in their journey.
While Pixels is in the process of transitioning to Ronin, it will still be accessible on Polygon. It is worth noting that the game is fully functional and can be played without any issues during this time.