With a handful of Ethereum scaling solutions on the market, finding the right partner can be a process. In the case of Ember Sword, the right partner was Immutable X. By making the switch over to Immutable, Ember Sword can offer a broad range of new features and capabilities, some that are already in place, and others that soon will be. The team believes this will be instrumental in the continued success of the game.
The brainchild of Bright Star Studios, Ember Sword is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a player-driven universe. Built on Bright Star’s proprietary game engine by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers unique community-led, frictionless PvP and PvE player experiences including combat, gathering, crafting and much more. Players can defend their nation through combat with monsters, bosses, and other players, or explore the world as a peaceful gatherer and trader of goods and collectibles. With the game’s choose-your-own-adventure, open-world nature, the possibilities are truly endless.
Even more impressive than its versatile player experience is Ember Sword’s goal of empowering players with true ownership of digital gaming assets. By bringing all in-game digital assets like land, various cosmetics for weapons, armor, and more onto the blockchain, players can extract real value from their time and in-game achievements. And players are showing their excitement with their wallets, with their first land sale attracting pledges for $203M for initial land plots offered.
But to realize Ember Sword’s grand vision of a player-owned social sandbox ecosystem, it needs the technology, speed, and security to scale. After testing the waters with other exchanges, it became clear to Bright Star that Immutable X’s powerful ZK-roll up scaling solution was the best option to bring this vision into reality.
In November 2021, Ember Sword officially announced the transition to Immutable X and in June 2022 all existing Ember Sword assets were migrated to the IMX platform. In addition to listing all Ember Sword digital assets as fully-carbon neutral NFTs directly on the Ethereum blockchain, Immutable provides the game with a handful of other benefits, including:
- Gas Free Transactions: No more stocking up on MATIC for every event, sale, or transaction.
- Unprecedented Speed: Immutable X can process up to 9,000 transactions per second, with confirmation times quicker than you can blink.
- Easy onboarding: All Ember Sword NFTs can be purchased with all major credit cards.
“The choice to move to Immutable X was very clear, as it gives us the foundation to empower our community to trade their digital assets freely - giving them the player experience they deserve. IMX is leading Layer 2 scaling solutions for collectables, enabling gas-free minting and trading, and increasing scalability, which speaks to our mission to create a streamlined experience for our players, every step of the way.” - Amber Sutera, Vice President of Marketing, Bright Star Studios