FRANKFURT, Germany - 5 April 2023 - Gunzilla Games, an independent AAA game studio, announced today the launch of GUNZ, an innovative and sustainable blockchain-based digital economy platform fully built on an Avalanche Subnet. This Subnet has been customized to enable seamless gameplay, utilize only in-game tokens for gas fees, and provide an intuitive, rewarding user experience for both Web3 and traditional gamers. Other gaming studios will be able to leverage the GUNZ SDK and white-label components, such as a built-in companion app, marketplace, and NFT minting engine, to build and launch their own projects on GUNZ.
Designed with the gaming community and blockchain enthusiasts in mind, GUNZ aims to give players the option to get involved in Play-to-Own mechanics by offering verifiable transparency. The platform will be first integrated into Gunzilla Games’ upcoming Battle Royale 2.0 game, Off The Grid (OTG).
OTG aims to revolutionize the Battle Royale genre by emphasizing storytelling and digital ownership, allowing players to influence both gameplay and narrative through their in-game decisions. GUNZ strives to be one of the first player-friendly crypto-economies in a AAA game, aiming to empower players by granting them complete ownership over their in-game items in the form of NFTs.
More projects building on GUNZ will be announced soon.
“Our partnership with Avalanche not only allows us to leverage its highly scalable and secure blockchain infrastructure but also ensures a seamless, low-latency gaming experience for our players,” explained Vlad Korolov, CEO and Co-Founder of Gunzilla Games, “By building GUNZ, we aim to revolutionize the gaming landscape with a transparent in-game asset management system by providing a number of market-standard features for game developers who are creating their economy on blockchain.”
Avalanche launched in September 2020, ushering in a new era for blockchains with near-instant transaction finality. Today, Avalanche supports 500+ applications and secures billions of dollars in value, all while having minimal climate impact. Avalanche also supports Subnets like Gunz – custom, app-specific blockchains allowing the network to scale nearly infinitely.
The partnership between Gunzilla Games and Ava Labs, the main developer of Avalanche, is another great recent example of gaming leaders recognizing the power of Avalanche Subnets to provide the best gaming experience.
“Gunzilla Games has ambitious plans to migrate the best of Web2 gaming to Web3 while delivering the top-tier quality gamers demand,” said Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs. “The Off The Grid Subnet and Web3 publishing stack are amazing additions to the new wave of Avalanche games."
For more information on GUNZ, visit the official website and follow the project on Twitter and Discord.
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About Gunzilla Games
Founded in 2020, Gunzilla Games is an independent AAA developer working on next-generation Battle Royale games from three metropolitan locations: Frankfurt, Germany (HQ); Los Angeles, USA; and Kyiv, Ukraine. The company was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Vlad Korolov, CEO, and Alexander Zoll, CSO.
Gunzilla's formidable team comes from various industry-leading studios and publishers, including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts (EA), Blizzard Entertainment, THQ, and more. Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, and producer Neill Blomkamp joined Gunzilla as Chief Visionary Officer. In addition, the team features industry veterans such as Richard K. Morgan, the author of the Altered Carbon series, which has since been adapted into an award-winning Netflix show, and Timur Davidenko, who led the development of CryEngine as Technical Director and worked on Far Cry, Warface, and Crysis. Gunzilla is built on the desire to innovate and push the limits of the industry.