Great news, everybody! Immutable Games is preparing to unleash its new web3 game, Gods Unchained, on none other than the legendary Epic Games Store. And guess what? The cool part is that gamers of all sorts, both traditional PC gamers and TCG enthusiasts, are in for a treat! Looks like it is time to make a wider audience embrace the decentralized nature of the web3 ecosystem, and Gods Unchained appears to be pioneering in it. So what’s it about? Let’s take a closer look.

About Immutable Games

Immutable Games are not your average game developers—they are on a mission to redefine the very essence of gaming itself. These guys say they craft innovative and captivating experiences that empower players with true ownership, value, and the freedom to unleash their creative expression. Headquartered in the vibrant city of Sydney, Immutable Games was co-founded by the indomitable trio of James Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson, and Alex Connolly in 2018. Together, they have assembled a team of over 240+ technologists, creators, and innovators.

What sets them apart from others is that they offer third-party developers a level of web3 strategy and execution expertise. This includes services ranging from web3 integration engineering and economy design to NFT execution and tokenomics consulting.

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Gods Unchained stands as Ethereum’s highest-grossing trading card game, where players immerse themselves in a realm of collectible, tradeable, and battle-ready cards represented as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the blockchain. It’s a game that combines strategy, skill, and a touch of divine intervention, offering an array of thrilling game modes, from the fiercely competitive Ranked Constructed battles to the unpredictable chaos of Chaos Constructed. And that’s just scratching the surface. Players can also partake in Sealed Mode, participate in tournaments, complete quests, and even indulge in the lucrative card marketplace where the real money is made.

The Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is the major and probably the largest player in the realm of online gaming platforms created by Epic Games, a renowned American company founded by CEO Tim Sweeney in 1991. Known for its exclusive distribution deals, it has secured highly anticipated titles such as Borderlands 3, Metro Exodus, and The Outer Worlds. Developers benefit from reduced revenue cut of 12% and waived licensing fees for Unreal Engine games.

Fortnite, the free-to-play battle royale game and a cultural phenomenon, is their child, too. With over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections, it has achieved unparalleled success. The Epic Games Store directly challenges Valve’s leading game storefront, Steam, and has taken legal action against Google and Apple regarding their high commission fees for app developers, attempting to make the digital gamin’ world a better place, provide more choice and favorable terms for both developers and consumers. This is exactly why the Epic Games Store is considered a legit player in the gaming industry.


The Launch

Get ready for the mind-blowing launch of this game! It’s about to join the elite club of digital trading card games like Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, Legends Of Runeterra, and all those titans. Besides, with a brand new logo and the mesmerizing brand promise of ‘Own Your Journey’, it’s set to conquer the hearts and minds of mainstream TCG and strategy gamers. Because who can resist a flashy makeover and a snappy slogan, right?

Let’s not forget the Player Engagement Insights report, the holy grail of statistics and opinions. They surveyed a whopping 1,511 community members, mostly found lurking on Discord and Reddit. Prepare to be amazed: 42.8% of respondents have been enjoying  this game for over six months.  I mean, there are some loyal players already! Besides, 76.7% play at least once a week, while an impressive 40.9% use it daily. They just can’t resist the game’s irresistible allure.

Reaching 230 Million Players

Of course, 230 million players is a very impressive community, especially in a relatively short period of time. However, there are a number of factors to consider, as always.

On the one hand, a broader player base in online games builds brand awareness and customer loyalty. Expanding the gaming audience also means increased revenue from subscriptions, in-game purchases, advertising, and more, although it is really difficult to predict the possible revenue from the game.

Economies of scale reduce costs per user, boosting profitability. However, fierce competition requires relentless innovation to retain players and entice new ones. Adapting to ever-changing preferences is vital. With wider horizons come legal and regulatory risks. Complying with laws, protecting intellectual property, and ensuring data privacy are crucial.

Overall, looks like Gods Unchained had already been successful, but bringing it to Epic Games has likely multiplied its chances to become legendary. It may actually be one of the loudest game launches for the past couple of years. Besides, with it pioneering in web3, this can actually be more than just another game release but a whole new era in the gaming industry. Let’s see how it all unravels!