Immutable’s Grand Gamescom Reveal
Immutable, the front-running web3 gaming platform, has unveiled the inaugural playable demo of the much-anticipated futuristic basketball sports title, Infinite Victory. This game, crafted by Bit Fry Studios — the brainchild of Ben Freidlin, has seen contributions from industry stalwarts like Chris Mate, a former vice-president at Take-Two Interactive, and Todd Zeile, an MLB veteran. Fans and gamers will be treated to a hands-on experience of this basketball title at Gamescom 2023 from August 24 to 26, a mega event anticipating a footfall of approximately 300,000 attendees and a whopping 130 million online viewership.
Pre-registration for Infinite Victory is now live with OG status and rewards up for grabs.
- Playable demo of Infinite Victory to be showcased at Gamescom.
- Game features a blend of five distinct sports in a 3v3 basketball setup.
- Gamescom attendees to get exclusive access to other Immutable flagship games.
- Live-streamed MetalCore tournament with prizes worth over $5,000 USD.
Genesis of Infinite Victory
Introduced earlier at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Infinite Victory is a delightful mix of street basketball and elements from five varied sports: basketball, baseball, hockey, football (soccer), and American Football. It merges these aspects into a riveting 3v3 basketball setting. The game offers a unique flavor reminiscent of the Rocket League but revolving around basketball. Infinite Victory distinguishes itself by allowing players to perform special moves that reflect their character’s original sport, adding layers of intrigue and strategy. The overall experience evokes nostalgia for the adrenaline-fueled matches in the iconic movie, “Space Jam”.
About Bit Fry Studios
The studio responsible for Infinite Victory, Bit Fry Studios, boasts an independent video game development and publishing team. Under the leadership of Chris Mate and the former MLB star Todd Zeile, the studio leverages a rich blend of game industry and sports expertise. Their collaboration is set to grant Gamescom attendees the rare opportunity to try out the first playable demo, with a broader audience awaiting the Alpha playtest scheduled for the upcoming fall season.
Immutable’s Rich Gamescom Lineup
Gamescom participants will also indulge in a plethora of other web3 titles under Immutable’s banner. These include the next-gen collectible strategy game Shardbound; the mech-combat themed multiplayer shooter, MetalCore; and the fast-paced racing game, Battle Derby. Specifically, Shardbound is gearing up for its alpha playtest launch on September 7, while MetalCore players have a chance to win over $5,000 USD in a community-centered tournament.
Insights on Battle Derby
Not to be overshadowed, Battle Derby offers an exhilarating racing experience, merging thrilling arcade driving with strategic gameplay elements. Triple O Games, the masterminds behind Battle Derby, has an impressive portfolio with names like Disney, Warner, and Marvel, testifying to its legacy.
Immutable’s Vision for Web3 Gaming
Justin Hulog, the Chief Studio Officer at Immutable Games, expressed his excitement about showcasing the games that their partners have painstakingly developed on the Immutable platform. He highlighted these titles as epitomes of the ongoing evolution in web3 gaming, emphasizing the role of features like digital ownership and player-centric ecosystems in pushing the envelope.
Gamescom’s Rising Popularity
Last year, Gamescom recorded a staggering attendance of 265,000 in-person attendees from across the globe, with an additional 130 million fans streaming the event online. The 2023 edition aims to surpass these numbers. Scheduled from August 23 to 27 in Cologne, Germany, enthusiasts should mark their calendars for the special display by Immutable from August 24 to 26.
In the dynamic landscape of web3 gaming, collaborations like the one between Immutable and Bit Fry Studios signal a paradigm shift. Events like Gamescom provide a pivotal platform for these innovations. With its rich array of gaming titles and the integration of web3 features, Immutable seems poised to redefine the boundaries of the gaming industry. As a spectator and gaming enthusiast, one can’t help but feel the excitement and anticipate what lies beyond the horizon in this ever-evolving digital realm.