When most people think of Web3, they think of cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, and other forms of financial freedom. More and more, however, the conversation around the future of gaming includes those same concepts. Blockchain gaming is gaining a dedicated following, and studios like Gala Games are crafting memorable and innovative experiences. The focus is expanding, and Web3 includes notable innovations for our businesses, our entertainment, and the way we play games.
In the new promise of Web3, players double as investors, and everyone not only plays to win but plays to earn. As we dive deeper into the exciting opportunities, crypto game projects are getting more refined. One of these ambitious projects is GRIT, a wild West Crypto Battle Royale blockchain game. Created by Team GRIT and Gala Games, GRIT is the first Gala Games title to hit the Epic Games Store, and it aims to push the genre to its full potential.
What is GRIT?
GRIT is a blockchain game set in the Wild West with all the familiar aspects we love about that genre: horses, gunslinging, and country accents. The crisp animation and graphics were built in Unreal Engine, a powerhouse in the gaming space, and that power shows in the realistic graphics and expansive mechanics and systems. Each player gets a custom character with their own NFT.
As with any battle royale, the walls are closing in as soon as you start playing. In GRIT, the shrinking world is due to a heavy storm called The Calamity, and players have to stay ahead of it if they want to survive. In the battle royale ring, you fight other players for rewards, build up your character with special perks and bonuses, and make your way through the Wild West.
It’s an experience that seamlessly integrates both traditional gameplay mechanics and blockchain gaming. Gala Games is bringing their Web3 adventure to The Epic Games Store, their first title on the platform.
GRIT offers a number of engaging mechanics, such as:
- Multiple play modes: solo, duo, and squad
- 400 old-school gun variations
- Robust Perk System
- Different game modes, including Train Chase and Golden Horse
- Your own horse to bond with and level up
These mechanics are what will set GRIT apart from other blockchain games.
Unique Gameplay with Perks
With the perk system, players can find weapons around the frontier that build special perks in the form of cards. Different cards offer different advantages (and tradeoffs), making for a unique experience. Combining the cards offers abilities that affect health, strength, and even accuracy with guns.
Harnessing the Power Of the Unreal Engine
The Unreal Engine offers developers a way to create visually stunning games that run smoothly and take less time to make. It’s the perfect avenue for Gala Game’s vision of the future for blockchain gaming. Alongside that, GRIT will launch on The Epic Games Store, a platform that sees more than 194 million users. The combination gives GRIT a chance to stand out and be taken seriously.
“Epic is a pioneer and visionary in the video game industry. Gala Games’ titles being available on the Epic Game Store brings legitimacy to this new genre of gaming,” said John Osvald, President of Games at Gala Games.
With that legitimacy, GRIT could push both Gala Games and the blockchain gaming genre as a whole into the mainstream. It’s an exciting prospect, one that Team GRIT is also proud to consider.
“Here at Team GRIT, we are invested in this new ecosystem and see all the value that Web3 can bring to the gameplay experience,” said Jon Mavor, Chief Technical Officer at Team GRIT. “We are excited to be working with Gala Games and by our presence on the Epic Games Store. Web3 will make players’ experiences in the Wild West even better.”
Grit Is the Shift To Web3 That Gaming Needs
With GRIT set to launch later in 2022, we’re finally seeing what entertainment can evolve into with Web3. Gala Games is excited to keep innovation, intriguing gameplay, and the blockchain rolling steadily into the new era.
Who is Gala Games?
Gala Games is a Web3 games company that uses decentralization, player ownership, and reward economies to create a revolutionary new way of gaming. With dozens of games on the horizon and several already in various stages of presale or beta play, Gala is quickly becoming the world leaders in own-your-experience gaming. Learn more at Gala.Games.
Fans can wishlist the free blockchain game GRIT on Steam. It’s launching later in 2022.