Ex-Konami Led Sci-Fi MMO Search For Animera To Launch on ImmutableX
Former Konami developers have picked ImmutableX to launch their next-generation free-to-play Web3 sci-fi MMO!
Get ready to explore the cosmos!
Search for Animera, an upcoming free-to-play interplanetary Web3 MMO by ex-Konami developers, has announced that they’ll be launching on ImmutableX, utilising their industry-leading blockchain technology for video games.
The partnership will allow players to experience the convenience of high-speed transactions, zero gas fee mints and efficient trades, on top of Ethereum’s native security. The developers will also benefit from Immutable’s ZK (zero-knowledge) scaling solution, allowing them to focus on delivering an outstanding game to audiences without worrying about the technical aspects of blockchain technology.
Andrew Sorokovsky, VP of Global Business Development at Immutable, noted:
“We’re dedicated to finding the most innovative games to collaborate with to enhance and broaden our Web3 ecosystem. Our goal is to bring cutting-edge gaming experiences to players worldwide, and partnerships with projects like Search for Animera bring us closer to achieving that. By seamlessly blending AAA gaming with the speed and scalability of blockchain technology, we’re unlocking a world of new possibilities for gamers in the years to come.”
Search for Animera sees players head to the far-away Nubera galaxy to join a cosmic tale of exploration and conquest, with new life forms and immense resources. Players will explore and colonise Nubera, experience inter-species space battles, and take part in a player-driven economy in an ever-expanding sandbox environment.
Co-founder Thomas Dimi brings a wealth of experience to the table, having spent six years at Konami working on popular franchises such as Metal Gear Solid and Pro Evolution Soccer. Built on Unreal Engine 5, Search for Animera is being built as a game that’s both visually stunning and appealing for mainstream gamers.
The game leverages Magic Link, a set of tools on ImmutableX that makes the process of onboarding players to Web3 frictionless, secure and non-custodial. The tool automatically creates a fully-integrated, non-custodial Web3 wallet for new players, giving them true ownership over their assets.
Adil Khan, Search for Animera Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, said:
“I believe the pesky prerequisites to actually play most current Web3 games, including gas fees, additional crypto-specific know-how, and glacial transactions, have over-complicated the web3 gaming experience. We’re super excited to be partnering up with ImmutableX, a protocol with a very similar ethos as ours, to change this, and take gamers back to what truly matters – the pure and simple thrill of actual, engaging gameplay.”
Search for Animera is set to release its Genesis Character NFT collection on ImmutableX in Q1 2023, consisting of ownable in-game characters each belonging to a unique faction, and equipped with customizable cosmetic enhancements, skins, ships and more. These NFTs will offer perks such as early access to the game, and exclusive access to the Story Mode.
The team will also reveal Program X, a whitelisting experience aimed at selectively onboarding quality players and contributors, including gaming guilds, influencers, DAOs and enthusiastic gamers into its community.
The game’s native token, $ANIM, is set to release in Q2 2023 on an array of popular exchanges. A public beta test of PvP gameplay is also coming soon, with a full launch expected by the end of 2024.