Immutable Games, one of Web3’s most notable pioneering game developers and publishers, has announced that its trailblazing Gods Unchained trading card game (TCG) is now available on the Epic Games Store (EGS). This move marks a critical juncture in the game’s trajectory, positioning it alongside more traditional established digital TCGs like the wildly popular Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh.
A move to the mainstream
Gods Unchained, Ethereum’s highest-earning TCG, now stands ready to captivate Epic’s formidable player base of over 230 million PC users globally. Executive Producer of Gods Unchained, Daniel Paez, hailed this launch as a key step in expanding the game’s reach beyond the crypto gaming space.
“It is hard to overestimate the significance of Gods Unchained’s launch on Epic Games Store,” Paez said in a press release. “We are extremely excited to present our game to a completely new and truly massive audience of traditional PC gamers and TCG enthusiasts. It is a natural continuation of our journey and makes good on our promise to our community to continue to bring Gods Unchained to a new and diverse player base.”
Drawing a diverse community of gamers is part of Immutable’s long-term strategy for Gods Unchained. The game’s 2023 roadmap signals a wave of fresh features and improvements, gearing up to ensure an immersive gaming experience across platforms.
A promising highlight on this roadmap is the innovative “Sealed” game mode. This new feature, typically associated with mainstream TCGs, gives Gods Unchained the distinction of being the first Web3 card game to offer such an experience. The Sealed mode diverges from conventional deckbuilding norms, enabling players to forge decks from a random selection of cards and Gods, adding an exciting twist to the game.
Branching to mobile, amplifying community
Notably, Gods Unchained is also preparing for a mobile debut on Android and iOS platforms following a successful pre-alpha run with over 60,000 sessions. The game’s expansion to mobile platforms, set to soft launch later this year, pairs well with the expansion to Epic not only by placing it alongside major titles like Fortnite but by making Gods more accessible to a wider demographic of players.
The team also plans to revamp game mechanics, starting with the pack opening mechanic. Transitioning from a video hosting pack opening to a WebGL experience will ensure smoother gameplay across all devices, especially mobile.
Beyond game features, Gods Unchained is set to amplify its community engagement. In a bid to promote user-generated content, the team will launch a content creator program that incentivizes players to share their favorite gaming moments in exchange for token rewards.
To maintain transparency and keep the community informed, the Gods Unchained team has committed to issuing quarterly roadmap updates. Dev diaries for game updates will be released regularly, and players can look forward to weekly chats with team members, including Paez, on Discord for insider peeks into the game’s ecosystem.
With this remarkable move to EGS, Gods Unchained is not just transitioning from a primarily Web3-native title to a mainstream TCG, but it is also carving a new path in the gaming world, fusing the best of blockchain technology with traditional gaming elements to appeal to a broader audience.
Editor’s note: This article was written by an nft now staff member in collaboration with OpenAI’s GPT-4.
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