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Gods Unchained, a blockchain card trading game developed by Immutable Studios, has been launched on the Epic Games Store (EGS). Following this launch, GODS, the native token of the Gods Unchained ecosystem, is up 50% from June 2023 lows, expanding in line with the broader cryptocurrency markets led by Bitcoin, which is currently trading above $31,000. Used to be.

Gods Unchained launches on the Epic Games Store

The game recently announced its launch on the Epic Games Store, a digital gaming distribution platform with over 230 million PC gamers, including a community of digital trading card enthusiasts.

As one of the original Web3 games, Gods Unchained has been at the forefront of decentralized gaming. Now, intending to attract more mainstream trading card game and strategy gamers, Gods Unchained is undergoing an update with an updated logo and updated visuals at various points, which will launch alongside the Epic Games Store release.

The PC game also introduced a mobile-friendly design focused on engaging new users. In a comment about the launch, Gods Unchained executive producer Daniel Pease said that EGS Web3 would introduce the game to a “huge audience of traditional PC gamers and TCG enthusiasts”.

Blockchain gaming, NFT activity recovering

Deployment on EGS is on time. Notably, it comes as the cryptocurrency market is recovering after several months of lows in 2022. During the last bearish cycle, the price of the cryptocurrency declined from its 2021 peak, which affected the activity. Of this, there was a significant contraction in non-fungible token (NFT) activity, which translated into less activity.

In the Gods Unchained blockchain game, all trading cards are represented as unique NFTs. These represent ownership and can be transferred between users, even exchanged for cash or other cryptocurrencies. Since trading cards differ in rarity, the value assigned to each may change.

According to DappRadar, unique active wallets (UAW) are stable at around 1,150, but down from the 2021 peak when it crossed 4,000. At the same time, Gods Unchained generated over $745,000 in active transaction value.

For the time being, GODS, the native token of the Gods Unchained game, is moving in tandem with the broader cryptocurrency market. GODS is trading at $0.16, up 50% from the June low. The GODSUSDT candlestick pattern shows that the coin is in a downtrend after plunging 75% from its February 2023 high.

GODS price on 23rd June. Source: GODSUSDT from Binance, TradingView

Last year, Immutable Studios, the developer of Gods Unchained, had to lay off several employees, including senior game designer James Wakeham. These restructuring efforts resulted in a 6% reduction in the company’s workforce, however, Immutable Games remained optimistic about its future.

At the time, a spokesperson for the studio stated that the decision was to help them “achieve the goal of creating the next generation of Web3 games”.

Feature image from Canva, chart from TradingView