Magic Eden, a cross-chain NFT platform, has recently announced the launch of its new initiative, Mint Madness, to celebrate the start of March. Over a dozen Web3 gaming projects will receive a series of free NFT mints, with the Polygon-exclusive title, Planet Mojo, being the first game to offer them starting Friday, March 3, 2023. The platform plans to leverage the free mints to attract new users and engage with crypto-native audiences.

In the following weeks, Magic Eden will distribute free NFTs from popular games across Polygon, Ethereum, and Solana. The platform believes that Mint Madness will be a fun way for games to enter the Web3 space and connect with native audiences. Furthermore, the platform is proud to support the participating games as they enter the world of NFTs.

Mint Madness will involve nine projects on Polygon, three on Ethereum, and one on Solana. The first games to roll out free minting on the Magic Eden Launchpad within the first two weeks of March will be Planet Mojo, Meta Star Strikers, and Alaska Gold Rush. Shrapnel, an FPS title, will be the only project to feature cross-chain mint through Magic Eden, launching on Polygon on March 15 and Ethereum on March 22. The remaining games that will be providing free NFT mints are Petobots, Blast Royale, Rogue Nation, Tearing Spaces, Freckle Trivia, Realm Hunter, Legendary Heroes Unchained, and Papu Superstars.

Magic Eden’s Chief Gaming Officer, Chris Akhavan, believes that NFTs are an essential user engagement tool for games to share their vision and work with a highly invested audience. In the newest initiative, Magic Eden will post leaderboards across social media channels, tracking users’ NFT trades from the Mint Madness collection on secondary marketplaces.

Mint Madness is an excellent opportunity for game developers to connect with early adopters and grow their audience. It also offers players a chance to get the full experience of the affiliated games. The top ten traders by volume, limited to Polygon collections, will receive a chain to win from a prize pool of 20,000 MATIC, converting to $23,445 at press time, with the first-place winner receiving 4500 MATIC, or $5275.