Illuvium Is Building 4 Games Within One Ecosystem
Illuvium strives to build the world’s first Interoperable Blockchain Game (IBG)
It has a series of blockchain games that are linked to each other forming an ecosystem of interconnected titles that share common NFTs, in-game currencies, or both.
In Illuvium: Overworld + Arena, players are able to explore, hunt Illuvials, and gather resources produced from Illuvium Zero while Illuvium Beyond exists independently of the three.
Illuvium Overworld is an adventure role-playing game where players explore a world, collect resources, craft items, and capture creatures called Illuvials.
Illuvium Arena is a 3D auto-battler game where players place characters on a chess-like grid during a preparation phase and then the characters fight without further input.
The Illuvium Gameplay Loop (Overworld + Arena)
investigate the Overworld lore
gather resources to forge items
engage with the Illuvial wakes
interact with the singularities
you are transported into the Illuvium Arena
survive the fight with the Illuvials
catch the Illuvials using shards
8. Loop or Scoop
collect more Illuvials or sell them in the Illuvidex
Illuvium’s core game, which includes both the Overworld and Arena, typically takes 20-40 minutes to complete. This duration may vary based on a player’s skills, progression, and mastery of the game mechanics.
As players acquire more resources and Illuvials, they can complete the game loop faster. Therefore, investing time and effort to acquire more powerful equipment and items can enhance a player’s ability to progress through the game more quickly.
Illuvium Zero is a city-building game where you produce resources important to Illuvium’s in-game economy.
20,000 out of 100,000 lands were minted and moved to Immutable X blockchain
More will be created if needed to balance the game’s economy, decided by voting through the Illuvium DAO.
Illuvium: Overworld, Arena, and Zero are composable and interoperable.
Digital assets can be played across each game while not needing to purchase a new version of any of the games.
Illuvium Beyond is a card game featuring collectible avatars with varying power levels called Illuvitars.
Collectors can customize their Illuvitars’ appearances and increase their power with Illuvitar accessories.
Portraits and accessories are obtained from packs called Illuvitar d1sks.
The Illuvitars will come in waves each season – the overall set of waves for that season will last for 12 months ending in March 2024 for this first season of ongoing minting.
Illuvium Product Roadmap
The Illuvium roadmap reveals that a public beta launch is scheduled for Q4 2023, with a mobile expansion planned in 2024. It also showcases multiple private beta releases for different game components in the coming months.
Illuvium has launched purely cosmetic promotional NFTs minted by the Illuvium DAO. The collection includes the Cosplay and Genesis Promo sets that can be used as badges or bragging rights inside the game.
Illuvium has partnered with Immutable X, a technology that improves Ethereum’s capabilities, to enhance and protect its games. IMX specializes in handling small transactions crucial for NFT trading and gaming and is much faster than Ethereum.
|Security||leveraging Ethereum & zk-Starks|
|Costs||0 gas fees on their platform|
|Scope||global metadata order book and pooled liquidity|
|Energy||carbon neutral and energy efficient|
IMX has a much higher throughput than Ethereum, making it ideal for applications with high transaction volumes.
IMX has also partnered with Polygon, both using Zero-Knowledge, working together to speed up Web3 gaming development and adoption through the launch of the Immutable zkEVM.