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ICYMI Mondays: Oct. 18

BY Langston Thomas β€’

October 18, 2021

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up on a Monday and realizing you missed out on some incredible drops over the weekend.

It can be truly disheartening to find out that an awesome project launched, minted and sold out all while you were tied up with a wedding, camping trip, or multiday metaverse bender.

Don’t go FOMOing into anything just yet though, because every Monday, we’re bringing you a roundup of the art, collectibles, airdrops and more you missed while you were away.

CryptoFlyz

Piggybacking off the success of Gremplin’s CrypToadz, CryptoFlyz was introduced over the weekend as a new contender in the continuously growing PFP market. With a total supply of 6,969, CryptoFlyz launched as a companion to CrypToadz, available for free to all Toad owners.

Adopting the “free + gas” minting method recently popularized by Loot, CryptoFlyz initially started minting on Friday, Oct. 15, available only to collectors who currently own a CrypToadz NFT. The project’s developers have stated on the website that come Oct. 29, they “will decide how to best distribute any leftover Flyz to the community.”

The Dreamers

Bitlectro Labs, creator of pixel art project Dreamloops, followed up its popular collection with this new PFP project. These 10,000 unique pixel-art NFTs sold out quickly and are now available only via secondary sales on OpenSea.

Featuring 16-bit art and music by two members of the band Strfkr, The Dreamers is a unique collection of animated avatars even among its PFP peers. Though the full project roadmap has yet to be revealed, collectors can look forward to a DeFiitegration IS THIS A TYPO? and single-player RPG game.

Steam Bans NFT Games

Steam, one of the most popular video game distribution services, announced over the weekend that it would be banning all NFT and blockchain-related games. The move was met with both approvals from blockchain naysayers and criticism from prominent members of the NFT community.

As part of an update to the platform’s rules and guidelines, Valve β€” the company behind Steam β€” stated it would specifically not allow “applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs.”

In response to the news, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games (Fortnite), tweeted in support of NFT games, saying the Epic Games Store would β€œwelcome games that make use of blockchain tech provided they follow the relevant laws, disclose their terms, and are age-rated by an appropriate group.”

Doodles

Doodles, a project created by influential community members Evan Keast, Burnt Toast and Poopie Cat, launched on Sunday, Oct. 17. The PFP project, which consists of 10,000 NFTs, sold out quickly.

Originally priced at 0.123 ETH per mint, the Doodles sale helped secure 420 ETH for the DoodleDAO treasury, which was created alongside the project. Although the project received mixed reviews at launch due to early community members receiving priority minting, the floor has settled around 1 ETH, with the project receiving support from a wide variety of NFT influencers.

Party Degenerates

Party Degenerates is a new NFT collection and collectors club created by prominent collector/investor Seedphrase. The collection of 10,000 NFTs launched on Sunday, Oct. 17, as a dutch auction and sold out in just under 24 hours.

Party Degenerates seems to have a lot lined up for its newly formed community, with its roadmap boasting future collector rewards that include digital and real-life events, exclusive merch, commercial rights and more. Though the project’s art has not yet been revealed, secondary sales are already beginning to pick up on OpenSea.

Photos courtesy of Doodles.

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