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Shardbound: The Canceled Tactical Card Game Returns To The Blockchain Gaming Industry

Discover how Shardbound, the popular tactical card game, is breaking new ground in the blockchain gaming industry and will be one of the first games on the newly announced immutable zkEVM network, built on Polygon’s open-source zkEVM technology.

Shardbound is making a surprising comeback in the blockchain gaming industry. The game, which was released only on Steam in an incomplete “Early Access” version in 2017, is now being developed by Immutable Games and Bazooka Tango.

The game is set in a vast ancient world where the player builds his armies and builds great houses with friends to secure discoveries and rewards. With a strong focus on strategy, Shardbound may be the sign of reigniting previous canceled NFT game projects.

how the game works

Shardbound is a free-to-play strategy card game where players use virtual cards to battle each other in a 3D arena. The game was originally funded through a crowdfunding project, but its development was halted due to lack of funds, resulting in the game being shelved during its initial phase.

The gameplay is similar to Blizzard’s Hearthstone with elements of Riot Games’ teamfight strategy. NFT games that are currently similar to it are Orrory and Splinterlands, both of which incorporate elements of TCG (Trading Card Game) and strategic turn-based gameplay.

In a recent interview with Decrypt, Bo Daly, founder and CEO of Bazooka Tango, said that Shardbound is a deep strategy game that is perfect for competitive play and is built with streaming and community in mind. He also said that Shardbound is a world with thousands of stories, which makes it an immersive experience for players.

The game will be one of the first on the newly announced immutable zkEVM network built on Polygon’s open-source zkEVM technology. Shardbound’s NFT trading will debut on an Ethereum-compatible network where purchases can be easily accessible, allowing for faster processing and lower fees.

Irreversible, the company behind the development of Shardbound, has been a leading driver of growth in the NFT gaming industry. The company has previously supported other NFT games such as Gods Unchained, which has gained a significant following in the blockchain gaming community.

Immutable released a Game Passport this year that greatly enhances the onboarding experience for Web3 gamers, allowing traditional gamers to have a frictionless experience coming to blockchain gaming.

final thoughts

Shardbound’s revival coincides with the massive growth of NFT games the industry is currently experiencing. The developers of the game are excited to bring the entertainment back to life and provide a new and improved experience to the players. With the unique gameplay and immersive world of the game, Shardbound is sure to be a hit among gamers and blockchain enthusiasts.

Edmund is a passionate writer for video games, GameFi and Web3. He has worked for top GameFi companies and video game/crypto news websites.


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