Ancient8 has announced its collaboration with first-person shooter game Shrapnel. Shrapnel is the first multiplayer FPS that allows you to own, create and trade in-game assets.
The game was developed by designers and engineers from leading web2 and gaming companies such as Electronic Arts, Xbox and HBO.
🎉 Ancient8 is thrilled to announce our latest partnership with @playSHRAPNEL 🎮
— Ancient8 (@Ancient8_gg) December 5, 2022
Neon, the studio behind SHrapnel, is also backed by major web3 venture capital firms such as Polychain Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Sfermion, Mechanism Capital, Griffin Gaming Partners, Merit Circle, Spartan, and more.
Ancient8 and Shrapnel
Ancient8 is a web3 gaming product launch and marketing platform that builds a community infrastructure for the global adoption of blockchain gaming.
Ancient8 is the largest web3 gaming guild in Vietnam, giving it access to one of the fastest growing blockchain gaming communities in asia.
Web3 is a blockchain-based Internet that favors decentralization, trustless communications and community-based ownership.
Online games created on Web3 allow users to create and own game assets, such as NFTs (cryptographic files representing proof of ownership of a character or avatar), skins and weapons.
Ancient8 announced the partnership on its blog, “Shrapnel will be deployed on a custom Avalanche subnet that offers zero latency, EVM support and in-game asset trading.
The game is based on the latest edition of the real-time 3D authoring tool for photorealistic visuals and immersive experiences Unreal Engine 5.
Shrapnel is inspired by the multiplayer first-person shooter “Escape from Tarkov” and the “Dark Zone” mode of Tom Clancy’s The Division, an online role-playing game published by Ubisoft. The game received rave reviews following the release of the first trailer.
“Players can not only use weapons and chain gear to customize their gameplay experience, but they can also use, create and mint cosmetic and vanity items in the game using Shrapnel’s UGC tools. In this way, Shrapnel offers a wide range of experiences for various types of players: gamers, creators and curators,” wrote Ancient8.
The partnership also comes on the heels of DappRadar’s latest blockchain gaming report, which showed how VCs continue to support web3 games with $534 million raised in October and November.
According to the report, blockchain games only saw a 12% decline in the number of daily unique active wallets during the FTX saga.
Ancient8 is developing Web3 Gaming’s marketing and community infrastructure.
Ancient8 is building the Web3 Gaming Identity and Launchpad products to serve as a commercial distribution channel for Metaverse projects and attract millions of users.
Ancient8 runs the largest blockchain gaming company in Vietnam and creates blockchain software products, educational content, institutional-level research and communities.
Ancient8 is backed by leading investors such as Pantera, Dragonfly, Hashed, Makers Fund, C² Ventures, Mechanism, Coinbase, IOSG, Animoca, among others.
SHRAPNEL is the world’s first AAA first-person shooter game where skill-based competition, creative modding tools and real digital ownership are powered by blockchain technology.
Developed by an award-winning team with pedigree from Xbox, HBO, EA and others, the SHRAPNEL team is comprised of industry experts from AAA game projects and blockchain.
SHRAPNEL, the first competitive multiplayer FPS that allows players to create, own and trade their own content, has the potential to become the industry-defining FPS franchise for the next generation of gamers.
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