This week’s Nifty News sees the arrival of Louis Vuitton to the nonfungible token (NFT) gaming scene, Johnnie Walker’s entry into Web3 and Elon Musk’s apparent embrace of Bored Ape Yacht Club.
Louis Vuitton makes its mark in the NFT gaming scene
To commemorate Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday in late 2021, the French luxury brand launched a NFT game called “Louis: The Game.” At the time of publication, the game has been dowloaded more than 2 million times on both Android and iOS devices. “Louis: The Game” follows its protagonist, Vivienne, as she overcomes challenges, collects candles and other collectibles. NFT artist Beeple designed 30 NFTs embedded within the game, which are up for winning. At the end of April, new levels were released and with it new opportunities to win NFTs that will be distributed via a raffle through August 4, 2022.
Screenshot of the iOS mobile app of Louis: The Game.
Larva Labs deletes all of their tweets
In a curious and quiet move, the Twitter account handled by the founders of Larva Labs (LL) reset its Tweet count to zero on May 2. Since Yuga Labs acquired Larva Labs collections CryptoPunks and Meebits in March, most Tweets concerning these collections have been moved to @cryptopunksnfts and @MeebitsNFTs accounts.
However, LL founders, Matt and John, stated that they would continue posting on @LarvaLabs. The company continues to run various other Web3 projects under its belt, including Autoglyphs, as well as some mobile apps.
We’ve changed our handle following the acquisition announcement. Follow along here for CryptoPunks updates, and keep up with Meebits over at @MeebitsNFTs. The projects’ founders, Matt & John, will keep posting as @larvalabs.
— CryptoPunks (@cryptopunksnfts) March 22, 2022
For fans nostalgic about the OG NFT collection, one user known as “@swissdegen” has backed up all of Larva Labs’ Tweets since 2017. Why? “For the culture,” he tweeted.
Is Elon Musk embracing NFTs?
Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, changed his Twitter profile picture (PFP) to a…