- The world’s first blockchain-enabled, moddable AAA first-person game is being developed on the Avalanche blockchain.
- The game is being developed by a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team of game industry veterans.
- All of the game’s assets will be interoperable with EVM-compatible chains.
Shrapnel, the world’s first blockchain-enabled, moddable AAA first-person shooter game, is set to launch on the Avalanche blockchain. This follows after the closing of a successful seed funding round that saw Shrapnel raise $10.5 million from leading players, including Griffin Gaming Partners, Polychain Capital, and Forte.
The unique gaming experience is being developed by a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team of game industry veterans. Don Norbury, Head of Studio at Shrapnel, stated that the game will be built from the ground up, with community involvement at the center of gameplay and development during every stage.
Avalanche shared the news on Twitter today, and stated that the game’s team will make use of an Avalanche subnet, which is a custom, application-specific blockchain to deliver the gaming experience.
.@playSHRAPNEL, the world’s first moddable AAA first-person shooter, is building a new gaming experience on its own #Avalanche subnet! Developed by an award-winning team, its high-stakes gameplay is fueled by customizable user-generated content.https://t.co/XoYh8cqtov
— Avalanche 🔺 (@avalancheavax) March 3, 2022
By building the game on top of an Avalanche subnet, the Shrapnel team can offer game players a game where gaming sessions and in-game asset trading activities are essentially gasless.
The game promises to be a “high-stakes gameplay” which is fueled by “customizable user-generated content”, and is designed to reward and empower game players and content creators.
Furthermore, since Shrapnel is being built on Avalanche, which is Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible, all of Shrapnel’s in-game assets will be interoperable with other EVM-compatible networks. Therefore, players will be able to transfer assets out of Shrapnel’s marketplace, trade with other players, and then bring back the assets into their gaming sessions.
Full details of the game and an official trailer are set to be released soon.