- zVentures Web3 Incubator (ZW3I) is leading the charge in integrating blockchain technology into gaming, with the development of exciting projects like Shrapnel and Nyan Heroes.
- Razer’s commitment to using blockchain technology extends to collaborations with other industry leaders, aiming to offer diverse gaming experiences and empower players with unprecedented control over their gaming experience.
At Razer, Polygon fuelings a revolution in the gaming landscape with the integration of blockchain technology. The zVentures Web3 Incubator (ZW3I), launched with this very objective, has been collaborating with numerous gaming titles to create unique blockchain-anchored games.
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One such project that emerged from ZW3I this quarter is Shrapnel, an AAA first-person shooter game conceptualized by Neon Media, a highly respected group of industry stalwarts. Leveraging blockchain technology, Neon Media has innovatively introduced a modding framework in Shrapnel, which makes it the first-ever mod-able game of its type. Gamers now can craft in-game components, mint items, and utilize them in the game, ushering in an era of unparalleled player control over gaming experiences.
They are equally thrilled about our association with Nyan Heroes, a captivating hero shooter game developed by Rude Robot Studios. This free-to-play game not only offers fast-paced gameplay but also aligns it with a tangible societal impact. Operating on the Unreal Engine 5 and incorporating a blockchain layer, Nyan Heroes offers players the thrill of collecting and battling with charming cat-like characters. Notably, part of the proceeds from this game will be contributed to animal welfare charities, marking an exceptional intersection of gaming and philanthropy.
ZW3I, in its pursuit to diversify gaming experiences, has established strategic partnerships, which include:
- Working in unison with Delabs, 4:33 Creative Lab’s web3 division, to present Rumble Racing Star, a high-energy arcade racer game that promises to enthral players.
- Backing Gunzilla Games in their upcoming launch of Off The Grid, an AAA third-person shooter game set in a dystopian cyberpunk future, designed to revolutionize the Battle Royale genre.
- Reinforcing our collaboration with Polygon Labs and Oasys to develop Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols and address key challenges in blockchain game development.
ZW3I is dedicated to embracing blockchain technology to:
- Empower players with control over their gaming experience: Blockchain technology provides players the ownership of their in-game assets, such as characters, weapons, and skins. This expands players’ freedom to customize and use their assets as desired.
- Foster a more social and rewarding gaming experience: Blockchain can cultivate more interactive and rewarding gaming experiences, where players can earn rewards for accomplishing challenges or simply engaging in the game. These rewards can then be traded for new in-game assets or with other players.
Being at the cusp of the digital revolution, we are merging gaming with pioneering blockchain technology, and as the technology matures, it anticipates witnessing further innovation in blockchain-integrated gaming.