A Deeper Look Into Shrapnel’s Unreal Engine-Made Trailer

Jethro Sandico

Oct. 05, 2022

First-Person Shooter (FPS) game Shrapnel released on October 3, 2022, its much-anticipated trailer video. Created using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, the video gave a glimpse of the game’s AAA-quality graphic, deep storyline, and engaging gameplay.

The trailer was produced in cooperation with Sydney-based animation studio Plastic Wax. The company has worked on popular titles such as Fortnite, Hitman, Lego DC Villains, Mortal Kombat, and Tomb Radar, among others.

Shrapnel CEO Mark Long wrote the trailer’s script, with prolific video game Director/Art Director/Designer Jerry O’Flaherty. Flaherty is best-known for his vast experience in the industry working on titles such as Gears of War, Command and Conquer: Renegade, Medal of Honor, and Batman: Arkham Origins, to name a few.

“Producing this trailer was one of the most awesome creative collaborations I’ve ever had. This was my third time working with Jerry O’Flaherty. Like everyone on the team, Jerry is an expert in the cinematic application of Unreal Engine, and Jerry knew how to get the kind of ‘you are there’ immediacy of a handheld virtual camera that the script demanded,” Shrapnel CEO Mark Long told Hype Beast’s Web3 portal Hypemoon.

BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd’s music for the trailer stays true to the game’s gritty and hi-tech cyberpunk feel. Add Oscar-nominated sound producer Alan Rankin’s supervision to the mix, and the result is a cohesive blend of heavy industrial and synth-laden electronic music.

About Shrapnel

Shrapnel is a Web3-based AAA First-Person Shooter (FPS) game set in a futuristic world. Basically, the game offers combat features, as well as access to player-creation tools. Built on the Avalanche blockchain, the game utilizes Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) of characters, gears, and other items.

Entering the game as “Operators,” players are tasked to find and extract resources in a meteorite-bombarded area called the Sacrifice Zone (aka The Zone). However, rival elements are expected to engage in battles to fight for their share of the resources. Moreover, participants are allowed to equip their Operators with gear, which enemy combatants can loot if the owner is killed in the game. 

Shrapnel

Shrapnel will soon deploy the $SHRAP token as the game’s utility and governance token. A Token Genesis Event in the near future will create a limited supply of 3 billion $SHRAP tokens. 

Neon Shrapnel is the developer behind Shrapnel. The team is composed of BAFTA/Emmy award-winning veterans of the gaming and entertainment industry. Collectively, the team boasts a portfolio of highly-acclaimed titles such as Halo, Call of Duty, Madden NFL, and Westworld.

Operator NFT Collection

Here are some of the perks of owning an Operator NFT:

  • Operators are valuable assets that players can use to enjoy the game
  • Operator holders gain early access to Shrapnel
  • Owners will receive future access to $SHRAP
  • Holders are eligible for Shrapnel Digital Comic Books & NFT Airdrops

As of this writing, Operator NFTs has a total volume of 405 $ETH ($544,558.95), with a floor price of 0.1 $ETH ($134.46). The most expensive Operator is worth 200 $ETH ($268,918), per OpenSea.

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