Coinbase-Supported Blockchain Game ‘Gods Unchained’ Releases First Gameplay Trailer
A new blockchain-based card game called Gods Unchained has recently released its first gameplay trailer and you can watch it on Youtube.
The new game is now giving its upcoming players a glimpse of how things will be when it is actually launched. The game will a fantasy-themed trading card game (TCG) which will mainly draw inspiration from Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, a very clever idea since these are two of the most successful trading card games ever.
Gods Unchained will use the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain in order to house the cards of the players, which, unlike Magic: The Gathering, will be fully digital. The cards will be represented by non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
This is a very high-profile game and it has managed to attract the attention from many big investors in the market like Coinbase Ventures, the venture arm of Coinbase. The company has recently participated in a $2.4 million USD seed funding round led by Continue Capital and Nirvana Capital recently, too.
About Gods Unchained
The company behind Gods Unchained is Fuel Games. The startup is based on Sydney and it has managed to get a good amount of success in a year that has been scarred by the bear market.
Also, the sales of the company are pretty good now, as it has sold a single card, the Mythic Hyperion, for 146 ETH back in July. Despite the low price of ETH now, the card was worth over $60,000 USD back then. This was not far from the highest price ever a card was ever sold. It was a rare Magic: The Gathering card, which was sold for $87,000 USD at the time.
So far, Fuel was able to sell around 1.6 million cards to players for around $2.8 million USD in total, according to the CEO of the company, James Ferguson. According to the CEO, the company has always wanted to deliver the quality that AAA game publishers have delivered for the market.
The Gods Unchained Launch
Ferguson has also affirmed that Gods Unchained TCG will enter closed beta in a few couples of weeks, so the company will finally be able to “stress test” the game with the players who have purchased the cards so far. The open beta will last around three months at first and then the full launch will finally be made in early 2019.
Fuel used the Unity engine to develop the game rather than having it live in the browser and it also makes the game run on the servers of the company instead of on the blockchain mostly because it would be slower and the transaction costs would be harder if they decided to do it.
Despite using a game engine and running the game outside of the blockchain, Gods Unchained uses the same technology that CryptoKitties used: NFTs. This way, they believe, they can make the best game possible game.