Solana’s token the price has gone up over the past month, but do you know the Solana blockchain-enabled games listed on the Epic Games Store?
This year, the number of Web3 games on the Epic Games Store increased from just 10 in January to 69 in October, according to Game7. 2023 State of Web3 Gaming Report (Decrypt counted at least 78 in November). While many of these games are unreleased or in early access, their listings reflect Epic Games’ more open approach to hosting titles with crypto or AI Elements compared to rival PC game launcher Steam.
Solana has just over 125 games in its ecosystem, according to Game7’s report, making it the fourth most popular blockchain network among game developers in general and the first most popular non-blockchain network.EVM chain. From ambitious sci-fi MMOs to fantasy pet fighters, here are every game listed on the Epic Games Store that uses the Solana blockchain as of this writing.
Star Atlas is a sci-fi MMORPG in development that uses Solana for its tokens and NFTs. Early Access footage of the game shows an immersive world filled with massive spaceships, modern structures, and futuristic clothing for its third-person playable characters.
Despite the Star Atlas studio ATMTA lays off 73% of its team in July, development of the next game continued. In September 2022, ATMTA published a playable demo for Star Atlas NFT holders on the Epic Games Store.
ATMTA has also continued to promote Solana blockchain game development, releasing an open source software development kit (SDK) that could make it easier for developers to create games using the network. Star Atlas doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to hit the Epic Games Store soon.
While fans wait for the finished game to launch, there are SAGE Laboratories– a blockchain browser project that leverages Star Atlas lore – worth trying in the meantime.
Aurory is a free-to-play fantasy RPG whose executive producer described the title as “Pokémon meets the Matrix.” While Aurory initially released its NFT and AURY token on Solana, its team revealed its multi-chain plans in July and plans to expand to the Ethereum layer-2 network Arbitration Also.
In November, Aurory announced that its RPG expansion “Tokane researchers» will be released on the Epic Games Store as well as in its native browser version. Aurory EP Jonathan Campeau previously explained to Decrypt that the decision to launch a desktop version on the Epic Store is partly due to technical limitations imposed by a web browser.
Aurory’s Seekers of Tokane will offer players an “unlimited amount” of lands to explore via portals, expanded Netfies combat features, and character customization, among other additions to the game. Seekers of Tokane does not yet have a release date is closing on the Epic Games Store and is listed as “Coming Soon” at the time of writing.
Yakou is a free social metaverse game that currently supports the Solana and Ethereum blockchains. At the time of writing, Yaku is available on the Epic Games Store in Early Access. Its Epic Store page states that the game is currently in alpha and is focused on enabling user-generated content and community-powered development.
Yaku’s Epic Store page outlines plans for a dystopian, open-world sci-fi setting where an “omnipotent mega-corporation Saikou reigns supreme.” The game world will be released slowly with incremental updates over the next five to seven years, according to the FAQ on Yaku’s Epic Store page.
Chain Crisis is billed as a free-to-play cyberpunk dystopian shooter set in the fictional near-future world of Warpgate City. At the time of writing, it is in pre-alpha and listed on the Epic Games Store with the label “Coming Soon”, scheduled for release in 2024.
Chain Crisis has released PFP-style male avatar NFTs on Solana and plans to offer players in-game character cosmetics as NFTs.
Angélique: Dark Symphony
Angelic is a sci-fi RPG that will feature multiplayer, cooperative, and single-player game modes, according to its Epic Games Store page. In March 2022, the Angelic team raised $10 million for its play of Animoca Brands, Pantera and Solana Capital, to name a few.
At the time of writing, Angelic: Dark Symphony is listed as “Coming Soon” by its developers at Metaverse Game Studios, which uses Solana and Ethereum for its optional NFT elements.
Dark Symphony is Angelic’s single-player campaign mode. According to his Epic Shop FAQTeam Angelic says it will “never” add “pay to win” or “play to win» game mechanics, calling these models “toxic and unsustainable”.
Edited by Andrew Hayward
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