Gods Unchained, the flagship web3 card trading game from Immutable Games, is attempting to go mainstream.
Gods Unchained launched on Epic Games Store, a digital gaming distribution platform, on June 21. EGS boasts a user base of 230M PC gamers, including an active community of digital trading card enthusiasts.
“It is hard to overestimate the significance of Gods Unchained’s launch on Epic Games Store, one of the largest PC gaming platforms in the world,” said Daniel Paez, executive producer of Gods Unchained. “We are extremely excited to present our game to a completely new and truly massive audience of traditional PC gamers and TCG enthusiasts.
The number of unique wallets playing Gods Chained has increased by more than 20% over the past 24 hours, indicating the launch is driving a bump in activity for the game. Transactions generated by the protocol are also up 28% at 10,500, driving $830,000 worth of economic activity. Gods Unchained is an Ethereum Layer 2-based digital trading card game.
The project’s GODS token is up 18% today.
Gods Unchained published an updated 2023 roadmap last month, announcing plans for its soft mobile launch on Android and iOS, several new game modes, and rewards for players that share video highlights online.
GameFi Tokens Crater
The launch comes after the speculative fervor surrounding many of the popular web3 gaming titles from the previous bull market has died down.
Since posting all-time highs, Axie Infinity (AXS) has plummeted 96.6%, its in-game currency Smooth Love Potion (SLP) has tanked more than 99%, Illuvium has crashed 97.5%, and even last year’s move-to-earn innovator, Stepn, is down 94.5%, according to CoinGecko.
GODS is also down 98% from its highs.
Despite the underperformance of most GameFi tokens, a June 8 report from DappRadar estimates 712,000 unique wallets interacted with web3 games in May, driving 36% of transactions executed by all dApps last month. The Wax network hosted 336,000 of May’s transactions.
However, GameFi transaction dominance is at its lowest point since July 2021, having started the year accounting for 48% of on-chain dApp activity.
The Epic Games store now hosts eight blockchain-based games with plans to double its web3 catalog. Blockchain games and metaverse projects raised $476M from investors in May.