Immutable Partners with Three Game Studios to Boost Web3 Gaming
Three game studios, three upcoming games – the future of web3 gaming is coming thick and fast, and it’s powered by Immutable!
Three game studios, three upcoming games – all on Immutable!
Yesterday at GDC 2023, Immutable announced partnerships with three game studios – Bazooka Tango, Bit Fry Game Studios and Studio 369 – to bring their upcoming web3 games to the chain, utilizing the brand-new Immutable zkEVM.
Tactical CCG Shardbound (Bazooka Tango), arcade sports title Infinite Victory (Bit Fry Game Studios) and MMOFPS MetalCore (Studio 369) are all heading to IMX, with each title expected to be available by the end of 2023.
What is Shardbound?
Initially developed in 2015 by Spiritwalk Games, Shardbound is a turn-based strategy title that combines board-based tactics with TCG gameplay.
The game was well-reviewed, but was never brought to completion. Now with Bazooka Tango at the helm, the studio has partnered with Immutable to revive and enhance the title with blockchain technology.
Bo Daly, CEO of Bazooka Tango, said:
“In order to bring our ambitious vision to life, partnering with the full-service team at Immutable has been a critical first step. The speed and synergy that comes from working with collaborators that truly understand both web2 and web3 game development has our whole team excited for the future of our game.”
For more details on Shardbound, read our dedicated article here.
What is Infinite Victory?
Developed by Bit Fry Game Studios, Infinite Victory is a futuristic arcade sports title that builds off their previous PC and iOS title, Ultimate Rivals.
Featuring a vast array of officially-licensed sports leagues and athlete likenesses, Infinite Victory sees players build NFT-based athlete rosters to compete in fast-paced matches that combine various sports into one, such as basketball, hockey, baseball and more.
Todd Zeile, CEO of Bit Fry Game Studios, said:
“Being able to entrust a partner with our web3 strategy will greatly accelerate the delivery of our upcoming project. We are thrilled to work hand-in-hand with the Immutable team to deliver a memorable game that prioritizes our players.”
What is Metalcore?
Built by Studio 369, known for the VR title World of Mechs, MetalCore is an open-world MMOFPS title that sees players compete in faction-based, full-scale warfare across massive battlefields – think web3 PlanetSide.
Winner of the 2022 GAM3 Award for Best Shooter, players will fight for and develop land, craft and trade gear, and earn various mechs in the fight for planetary domination. With Activision, Disney and Midway veterans on-staff, MetalCore aims to become web3’s premier FPS experience.
Matt Candler, President of Studio 369, said:
“MetalCore is a labor of love that our team is working hard to deliver to our supportive community. Working with Immutable allows us to ensure that the web3 strategy is carefully considered and designed to empower our players. This is a true gaming experience that no one has seen in web3 yet, and we are excited to usher in the future of our industry.”
Will we see more games head to Immutable?
Throughout 2022 and now in 2023, dozens of games have either been released or have been announced for Immutable – and there’s plenty more on the way.
Justin Hulog, Chief Studio Officer at Immutable Games, said:
“We are happy to welcome Bazooka Tango, Bit Fry Game Studios, and Studio 369 to our growing family of premier strategic partners. Considering each of these studios’ extensive experience in game development and successful track records, we are confident that a wide variety of gamers will find immersive experiences that captivate them in our expansive games library.”
Jennifer Poulson, VP of Game Partnerships at Immutable Games, added:
“Immutable Games is expanding its partnerships with prominent developers as part of our mission to make web3 gaming truly mainstream. We are gradually eliminating the gap between traditional and web3 gaming by adding web2 leadership to web3 expertise, ultimately aiming to fully unlock the vast potential of blockchain for an immersive, player-first, next-gen experience.”
For further details on these upcoming games, visit the Shardbound website, the Infinite Victory website and the MetalCore website – and for more information on Immutable, head to the Immutable website.