Immutable X is primarily known as a Layer-2 (L2) scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain. In 2022, it has emerged as one of the ecosystems pushing the boundaries of Web3 – alongside networks Avalanche and Binance Smart Chain.
This year has been very productive for the growing platform with several projects building on its network. Brands and titles that were either built or migrated to Immutable X include world-renowned comic book publisher DC Comics, YouTube influencer Gary Vee, and Web3 games such as Delysium, Gods Unchained, and Guild of Guardians.
“I’m very excited by the caliber of projects partnering with Immutable and the pace at which they’re joining. As Immutable brings the next billion players to Web3, continuing to build the most scalable, secure and developer-friendly network will be crucial in enabling builders to bring their creative visions to life,” Immutable Co-Founder and President Robbie Ferguson stated.
Let’s take a look at the notable projects on Immutable X.
On March 10, card and board game manufacturer Cartamundi partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (a WarnerMedia-owned licensing organization), to launch their new line of collectibles on Immutable X.
Dubbed “DC Hybrid Trading Cards by Hro,” the project features physical and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) trading cards based on household comic book characters. This includes super-heroes (and anti-heroes) such as Batman, Superman, and Black Adam, as well as some beloved super-villains from the vast DC universe.
Gary Vee’s Book Games
Popular Belarusian-American internet personality Gary Vaynerchuck (aka Gary Vee) is well-known in the blockchain space for his NFT collection VeeFriends.
Following the success of his first foray into digital art, Vaynerchuck eventually released a new title in late-December 2021. Launched on Immutable X, Gary Vee’s new endeavor is titled “Book Games.” Basically, Book Games is an L2 NFT project featuring 125,000 burnable tokens. Owners can use these assets to play a game.
To encourage more support from followers, the game incentivizes fans who bought Gary Vee’s new book, with NFT rewards.
Here are some of the most noteworthy Web3 games on the Immutable X ecosystem.
Touted by its creators as the “world’s first playable AAA Web3 game,” Delysium is a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game. Set in a futuristic open-world environment, the game also combines elements of First-Person Shooter (FPS), and Play-to-Earn (P2E).
Delysium is built on the Binance Smart Chain. However, it relies on Immutable X’s ZK-rollup technology to solve scaling problems, and help the game’s free-to-own multiverse accommodate its growing user base.
On September 27, Delysium launched a playable whitepaper. The retro-inspired project was packed with game info. Covered bases include gameplay fundamentals, decentralized game publishing, tokenomics, and roadmap, among others.
Gods Unchained is considered the most popular title in Immutable’s portfolio. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, the Free-to-Play trading card game migrated to Immutable X in June 2022. According to Immutable, Gods Unchained boasts over 450,000 registered players, with 52 million cards exchanged since its launch in 2018.
“By leveraging Immutable X’s ability to create millions of NFTs that cost a fraction to mint (over L1 blockchains), players can buy, trade and upgrade cards without the cost of gas, which means even our least-expensive assets have meaningful value and utility,” said Gods Unchained Game Director Chris Clay (former Magic: The Gathering Arena game director).
Guild of Guardians
Guild of Guardians (GoG) is an action/fantasy Role-Playing Game (RPG) developed by Immutable (the company behind Immutable X). In GoG, players can form a team of heroes (they may choose from a variety of races including elves, orcs, mages, and warriors, among others).
On October 12, the team revealed a slew of Guild of Guardians updates including its partnership with some of the biggest names in Esports. As a result of GoG’s recent wave of progress, the value of its native token $GOG enjoyed an 18.9% spike in value on October 14.
Martian Premier League
One of the latest titles to integrate Immutable X’s scaling technology is Martian Premier League (MPL).
According to Immutable, MPL is the “world’s first choose-your-own-adventure football management simulation game.” Set on the planet Mars, the project features a collection of 10,000 Genesis character NFTs. The avatars will play a huge role in the MPL ecosystem, from the game itself, to the upcoming comic book.
Basically, the game bears resemblance to standard football management simulation games. Users can train players and form teams. Additionally, they can also recruit new players and compete in season mode.
Migration from Terra
Following the massive collapse of the Terra ecosystem in May (which subsequently led to the arrest of its founder Do Kwon), several promising projects decided to migrate to Immutable X. Some of the upcoming titles include Deviant Factions, Undead Blocks, StarHeroes, and Tatsumeeko.
About Immutable X
Immutable X is a layer-2 (L2) solution developed by Sydney-based company Immutable. The platform focuses on solving speed, security, and scaling issues on the Ethereum blockchain. This allows users to enjoy minting/trading NFTs with instant trade confirmation, while incurring the lowest gas fees possible
At the heart of Immutable X is the engine “Zero-Knowledge Rollup.” The technology helps networks achieve scalability, along with its capacity to facilitate 9,000 transactions per second.
Immutable X utilizes the ERC-20 token $IMX, which serves as the ecosystem’s utility and governance token. Users can use $IMX for transaction fees, or receive them as incentives. In addition to that, holders can also stake $IMX for rewards.
As of this writing, $IMX is trading at $0.6403, with a $150,653,676 market cap, and 24-hour volume $11,587,732 (per CoinMarketCap).
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