What is Gods Unchained?
Fuel Games recently announced Gods Unchained, a competitive trading card game built on Ethereum that offers players actual ownership of their cards …not just a license agreement. The Gods Unchained game is financially backed by Coinbase Ventures, Continue Capital, Sora Ventures and Nirvana Capital, and have built a gaming infrastructure platform called Apollo to make it all work.
Gods Unchained is a trading card game that takes some of the best lessons learned from games like Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering Arena (MTG) and Fearia, and enhances it by creating a unique and compelling gameplay experience. It is a decentralized competitive card game on the Ethereum blockchain. It enables users to trade and sell their cards freely, with the same level of ownership as if they were real, tangible cards.
The game’s beta will launch later this year, with a full game launch by the end of 2018. Gods Unchained is built for first-release on desktop but will soon be available on iOS and Android.
You play as one of six Gods, each with a their own play-style, identity and voice lines.
The Genesis Sale
Right now Gods Unchained is holding a Genesis Sale, where players can purchase first edition cards before the game is released. The Genesis Season has a limited edition of 380 unique cards, including 4 levels – rare, epic, legendary and shiny legendary. These cards will only be produced during this sale, which will end upon the game’s launch.
Each match plays like any other centralized game, but every card has its value, statistics, and ownership stored in an ERC721 token on the Ethereum blockchain!
Why Gods Unchained Use the Blockchain?
The growing video game industry is ripe for the use of Blockchains . One of the most compelling reasons for using the blockchain is that “non-fungible tokens” (NFT) can be used to give players REAL ownership of their in-game items.
Real-life ownership of in-game items gives more power to the player instead of the conglomerate companies behind game development. This represents a new era of video games—and the new online trading card game (TCG) called Gods Unchained produced by Fuel Games is on the forefront of it all.
Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum wrote:
I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007–2010, but one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock’s Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit.
Another example of what could go wrong with centralized platforms is when Valve updated its Steam platform which included a 7-day cooldown on the trade of CS:GO skins. This negatively impacted a large number of users that relied on it as a source of revenue.
Already $50 billion was traded in digital marketplaces for video game items in 2018. It’s projected to triple by year 2022. In almost every one of these games, players are buying items, skins and upgrades which they really don’t own. They can be “nerfed” (the act of reducing the desirability or effectiveness of a particular game element) from the players by the developers/companies at will.
Here are some potential benefits for the gaming industry when they leverage Blockchain technology:
- Virtual items or digital assets with true ownership – blockchain provides immutable scarce items to acquire, buy, and trade. Remember the old baseball cards, beanie babies or cabbage patch dolls?
- Unique Traceble ownership history of items – who owned them and for how long? What is their history? Was this item used to crush other players in a championship event? Who wouldn’t want bragging rights if they own a card formerly owned by a celebrity pro-gamer?
- Potential income streams for the non-gamers who can go find or buy rare items and sell them to the highest bidder.
- Longevity – companies can terminate your account and take your items from you, they can shut down games and they can close shop
- Persistent and Transferable game worlds – you can transfer your character and digital assets from one game to a completely different game that uses the same type of blockchain in-game assets.
Will Gods Unchained Be Another CryptoKitties?
The developers discussed how they tackled the scalability and high gas fees issue which crippled the CryptoKitties blockchain game.
Although all the cards are stored on Ethereum (allowing for true ownership and provable scarcity), players will only interact on the network when managing assets (purchasing new cards or trading their existing ones). The game itself runs off-chain and without fees in Unity, allowing the gameplay to be indistinguishable from ordinary, centralized games.
This is definitely a game-changer … no pun intended.
If you love gaming and want to FINALLY OWN your digital assets, then give Gods Unchained trading card game a whirl!
What are “Mythics”?
Mythic cards are extraordinarily rare, unique cards which can be found in various ways. There are a maximum of 4 created every year.
There are only four unique Gods Unchained Genesis Titans. Hyperion is the only one available for purchase. Amazingly, the Hyperion has officially been bid on for an insane 137.8 ETH (~$60,000 USD). That’s more than the previous longstanding record of $27,000 for a trading card: MTG’s ‘Alpha Black Lotus’ (and narrowly beaten by the recent record set three days ago for a Black Lotus of $87,000). EDITED: The auction ended at 146.279 ETH which is equivlent to $61,000.00!
How To Start Playing Gods Unchained?
It is free to play. But why not try your luck at getting that rare potentially profitable Titan? There are two Mythic rarity Titans hidden inside the presales packs.
You MUST install the Metamask Ethereum Wallet Browser extension. See video below.
The price of these valuable trading cards have been discounted hugely. You can buy 1, 6, 18, 50 or 100 of one or more of these packs. Each pack contains 5 exclusive cards. Once they have raised $15Million, the deal is off! I recommend the Rare and the Legendary packs.
These cards are the Limited Edition Genesis Season of 380 unique cards. Only available before game launch, and hard-capped at $15M. The earlybird discount starts at 20% off, and then decreases by 1% each day for 20 days. Don’t miss out.
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