First Playable and Tradable Fantasy Card Game on the Tangle

Digital collectible card games have been an acceptable addiction for at least 30 years: Wikipedia cites Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu, released by Nintendo in 1989, as (one of) the first. In 2017, CryptoPunks and CryptoKitties were the first to take the concept into the world of NFTs; a plethora of other games have since joined them.

The latest to join Touchpoint Open Builders Program is Dark Mythos, a fantasy card game that combines aspects of roleplaying and adventure games, open-world concept video games, and adventure books with graphics that combine AI and human creativity.

Although the gameplay is yet to be finalized, Dark Mythos will give you the opportunity to play as one of five humanoid element-based races. Let's hear more directly from Dark Mythos.

Dark Mythos is a fantasy card game that pays tribute to our favorite fantasy books and card games (like Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, Gwent, Legends of Runeterra, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, and Eternal). It combines stories, pictures, and gaming to deliver a great experience in a fantasy universe.

As the first fantasy card project in the IOTA ecosystem, Dark Mythos will first launch as a beta version on the Shimmer network. After the game migrates to IOTA for release, new versions will continue to be tested on Shimmer.

Our vision of a short and easy-to-play fantasy card game that also takes you into a great universe of fascinating stories is growing from day to day. Up to now, we’ve formed our team and our first two NFT collection drops have sold out.

The Dark Mythos team has been active in the IOTA community since 2017 and now we want to give something back. We are a group of five individuals – developers, designers, fantasy book authors, and marketing experts – who have already worked together on digital projects over the past 15 years. What connects us is a love for fantasy games and stories as well as the urge to integrate new technologies into existing models.

Currently, the team is working on the first fantasy stories and has released the first version of our explorer, where users can view and filter cards by type, elements, rarity, and foil, as well as see the cards of a specific edition. In the next step, we’ll add a Metamask login so users can view and filter their own cards.

Image: Dark Mythos

We’ve also built several prototypes of the card game to test different game mechanics and systems. For example, our past prototypes favored an auto battler system; in the current prototype, we're experimenting with a third-party auto battler system, which allows each player to build their deck and make it battle-ready without having to always be online or wait for other players.

We're also analyzing various mechanics that include and combine card roles like melee and ranged, element and item boost, as well as different grid fighting strategies and special slot types. Evaluating the best possible combination of these mechanics will enable us to provide low-level entry for new players as well as a complex long-term strategy game for everyone to enjoy.”

Fantasy fans rejoice: digital card games come to Shimmer! To keep track of the development of Dark Mythos, follow them on Twitter or chat with them on Discord. We also recommend their website, where you’ll find more details on the Dark Mythos vision, roadmap, and more.

About Touchpoint

Dark Mythos joins the Touchpoint Open Builders Program, offering participants a community of like-minded builders, direct access to experts, knowledge, and general support to launch and scale the next generation of decentralized applications and infrastructure on the Shimmer network. You can learn more about how Touchpoint works and how to become a part of it here.

About Shimmer

Shimmer is an L1 innovation network providing the core building blocks for a scalable, modular multi-chain architecture. Similar to the IOTA network, Shimmer is built on a UTXO-based parallelized, directed acyclic graph (DAG), guaranteeing higher scalability than conventional Blockchains. At the same time, Shimmer ensures interoperability and composability of L2 smart contract chains, capable of connecting any type of L2 smart contract chain anchored to it. With its unique tokenization framework, Shimmer will become a multi-asset ledger for feeless minting and transfer of native assets without middlemen or crippling gas fees.

The native token of Shimmer is SMR, which serves as the network’s economic backbone, facilitating value transactions and interactions within the Shimmer ecosystem. Shimmer users use the SMR token to launch new DeFi applications, DEXs, NFTs, DAOs, and other dApps.


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