Enter a world of breathtaking battles and endless possibility with Shardbound - where strategic mastery, deep lore, and unparalleled freedom come together for an ever-evolving journey into the future.
Shardbound is an immersive, multiplayer collectible tactics game packed with rich lore, deep strategy, and cutthroat competition. Set in the lush Axis islands floating above the earth’s core, players must craft mind-bending card decks to outwit opponents and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Embark on an epic quest to preserve the bonds of the Lifeweave and uncover the secrets of the Shards.
Immutable Games, the leading studio creating the next generation of web3 games and Bazooka Tango, a gaming startup founded by the former co-founders of Super Evil Megacorp and creators behind the award-winning multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Vainglory, announced the revival of Shardbound. A turn-based tactics game that combines board based strategy with the depth of collectible card games. Starting today, Shardbound pre-registrations are now open to players worldwide.
Known for its emphasis on in-depth strategy with beautiful universes and characters, Shardbound will incorporate player-focused web3 game elements - Immutable Passport, will provide an easy and familiar way for players to enter into gameplay and integrate assets into their wallets, while community-driven incentives and rewards for their participation will unlock new avenues and a reimagination of what true digital ownership can mean to players. In addition, Shardbound will be one of the first titles committed to building on the newly announced Immutable zkEVM, a new EVM-compatible zk-rollup powered by Polygon technology and with full Immutable platform support, built for game development that offers low cost, massive scale, enterprise-grade security, and Ethereum smart contract compatibility.
With the goal of setting the benchmark for games that put players first, Shardbound will incorporate web3 to enhance well-loved game mechanics that offer progression paths for all types of players. Immutable Games supports Shardbound with full-service web3 strategy and implementation, including seamless web3 onboarding via Immutable Passport, enabling players to easily incorporate their web3 game assets in gameplay via familiar game progression features such as a trophy road and card upgrades. Empowered with the ability to buy, try, and sell, true digital ownership will unlock a new level of strategy that enables players to truly find their personal playstyle without penalty. Shardbound will allow players to literally unlock the benefits of digital ownership by converting and leveling-up their web2 digital assets into web3 NFTs. Shardbound will lean in heavily to community-driven initiatives and rewards, creating a player-centric ecosystem that will further increase the value of the web3 gaming experience.
"Our partnership with Bazooka Tango signifies a new chapter for Immutable Games and an exciting time for the game industry as a whole. Shardbound is the perfect game to bring our vision to life - making games that are fun to play and puts players first. This is a fundamental value that sits at the core of Immutable Games and Bazooka Tango," said Justin Hulog, Chief Studio Officer for Immutable Games. "We are proud of our accomplishments and leadership in web3 gaming and look forward to writing this new chapter of Shardbound with two incredibly talented teams."
Shardbound is the first title announced by Immutable Games as part of their new hands-on offering that specializes in end-to-end web3 gaming strategy and execution. The revived game boasts a leadership team with deep gaming expertise working at Riot, Blizzard, Activision and more.
Originally started in 2015 by Spiritwalk Games, Shardbound built a passionate community of players who advocated deeply for the game's public alpha on Steam Early Access. The original game was never brought to full completion and now with Bazooka Tango at the helm, Shardbound is getting a new lease on life with a web3 revival.
"We saw in Shardbound an incredible game that harkened back to some of the tactics games and CCGs we love personally. Upon seeing the passion of the Shardbound community, we knew this was a game that we wanted to help get to the finish line. Community has always been at the heart of what we do and we can't wait to deliver the Shardbound experience players truly deserve," said Bo Daly, CEO of Bazooka Tango. "We have always been game industry disruptors and fundamentally make our decisions about new technologies based on whether or not they will benefit the player. We truly believe that web3 offers the next leap in enhanced player experience that hasn't been fully realized yet, and it's our mission to get it right."
To celebrate the opening of pre-registration and thank the game's dedicated fans, Shardbound will be distributing rewards to existing community members and early pre-registrants. All players that pre-register will receive an exclusive in-game reward and additional incentives will be given out regularly to members who help shape Shardbound's game and community.
Shardbound is currently slated for public beta later this year.
To pre-register and for more details about Shardbound, visit: www.shardbound.com