Schrapnell, a blockchain-enabled modable AAA first-person shooter game, has released its white paper and unveiled its roadmap after a successful personal token sale was completed.
The $ 7 million private cell has seen the participation of large but not limited industry players, including Dragonfly, Defiance, Three Arrows Capital, Mechanism, Sfermion, Spartan, and Overwolf, to contribute to the ongoing development of the game.
Angel investors include Dennis Fong aka Thrace, the first pro-gamer, Stephen Lim, co-founder of Valerant and Raid Base, Brian Lee, co-founder of The Honest Company, Keith Nunziata, portfolio manager at Citadel Global Equities, and Jason Zerner among others.
The news follows a $ 10.5 million USD seed fund round led by Polychen Capital and Fort, as well as Griffin Gaming Partners, which took place last October. Since then, the Shrapnel team has grown from seven full-time employees to 30 employees, and recruitment efforts have continued.
HBO Interactive has unparalleled experience in span-outs, the Schrapanel team's transmedia, virtual production and gaming-in-a-service.
Combining BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning game industry veterans from some of the world's leading gaming companies, including Xbox, Electronic Arts, and LucasFilm, the Shrapnell team will combine compelling competitive gameplay, with a rich set of community-building tools. Providing a growing game experience.
Published in today's White Paper, Schrepanel's gameplay describes an exciting, competitive environment that has never been seen before, creating a new immersive player experience. On this Earth, a massive asteroid bombarded a large part of the Earth due to a meteorite, leaving an area known as the Sacrifice Zone uninhabitable and beyond the walls of the rest of the world.
With rumors circulating about a mysterious element called Sigma, many speculate on what is being uncovered by the guards there. Nations and corporations began to consolidate their own military and extermination forces, and a bloody battle for control of the Sacrifice Zone and its many secrets began.
“Communal engagement will drive gameplay and development at every stage of the Shreepnell, including design, roadmap and aesthetics. Manufacturers will be able to design maps, weapons and other vanity items to exchange in our market. Consistent with our belief in decentralized design, players who participate in all aspects of the game will receive respectable scores and provide input into game decisions. In the end, it will be handed over to the Schrapanel players, so it's important to have the right controls to empower and moderate them. “
– Don Norbury, head of the studio at Shreepnell
In March, Schrepanel also unveiled plans to build the Avalanche blockchain, capitalizing on the high level of customization and flexibility it offers for ever-evolving projects.
With its high speed and processing capabilities, Avalanche is well-equipped to enable faster loading speeds and smoother player experience than what Schrapnell players would expect.
More details on white paper and games can be found here.