While Enjin’s roots stretch back to 2009, we in the crypto economy recognize it as the gaming platform that raised an initial coin offering (ICO) of ~ $ 19 million in 2017 and has been offering blockchain-based gaming experiences ever since.
The North Star of the project? To help anyone easily create games and other digital assets around non-fungible token technology (NFT). And that’s exactly what Enjin has been doing lately, as a number of new games have recently entered the project’s ecosystem.
Canadian game studio Skymarch Entertainment announced today, November 5, that the startup was integrating NFT via the Enjin platform into three of its games: Crystals of Destiny, The galaxy of Lemuria, is Zeal.
“We see blockchain technology at the forefront of what will become mainstream in the future,” Jonathon McKay, CEO of Skymarch Entertainment, told the news, adding:
“Enjin’s direction towards creating a more scalable and user-friendly blockchain ecosystem has solidified our company’s decision to join forces and give our players real ownership over their assets.”
The first of these franchises, Crystals of Destiny, is a battle-focused digital trading card game (CCG) that will sound familiar to fans of traditional titles such as Hearthstone is Magic: The Gathering. Then there is The Galaxy of Lemuria, a “one-of-a-kind intergalactic MMO RPG with a trading card system and a huge procedurally generated galaxy.” The last one is Zeal, which is a player-versus-player (PVP) RPG inspired by World of Warcraft’s famous PvP arenas.
As such, Skymarch Entertainment is now looking to make a name for itself as an NFT pioneer on Enjin, while in the wild Enjin will enjoy a strong influx of mainstream-style games and further contributions from Skymarch developers in the future.
Barehand brings Cede to Engine
Barehand, who ran a Kickstarter campaign for the strategic action RPG Surrender earlier this year, it is another recent addition to the Enjin ecosystem.
In fact, this fall Barehand announced that it would also bring Cede to the Enjin platform and integrate NFT technology into the game accordingly. The creators of the franchise are looking to add PvP elements to the title in the months to come, but the game will start on PC and will focus on campaign mode gameplay. Enjin’s embrace will see Cede eventually allow players to “develop unique assets that can be stored in wallets that support ERC-1155 tokens and sold across various markets.”
Another emerging Enjin-related title to watch is Wavelings, a massive science fiction online multiplayer (MMO) game developed by the builders of Axana Games.
The link will see the Wavelings game, which is slated to launch in 2021, embracing a blockchain-based territory backed by Enjin’s NFT infrastructure. This dynamic will allow games to own, harvest and create their own virtual farms and communities on their own terms. Notably, the game will employ an AI companion to guide players through the process of using an Ethereum, Enjin, and more wallet.
Leah Munro, CEO of Axana Games, said of the decision:
“After studying the technology and establishing top priorities for our model and our customers, Enjin became the easy choice. The Enjin ecosystem is at the forefront of modern blockchain technology and provides a suite of tools that remove potential barriers to adoption. This is invaluable and will allow us to stay focused on the gaming business. “
Rising game projects are increasingly looking to Enjin as the primary platform for experimenting with new game-centric digital asset economies.
Moving forward, then, the question will be: Can Enjin continue to attract talented development teams to the NFT space? If the recent performance of the project is any indication, then the team actually has a good chance of doing so.