Illuvium is one of the most well-known and highly anticipated games in development in Web3. There are a lot of reasons for that, which we will get into, but the new NFT PFP project, Beyond, launched after going through the Illuvium DAO, is one of them.
What Is Illuvium: Beyond?
Illuvium: Beyond is a profile picture (PFP) NFT collection of Illuvitars, but with a few important twists. Firstly, the NFTs will be customizable, allowing the owners to add clothing, accessories, and more. Secondly, and far more important to me, the NFTs will have utility in Illuvium’s games. What this will look like is a little unclear at the moment, but Illuvium’s “metaverse” is all interlinked and this will be no different.
In Illuvium: Beyond, you will compete to collect the most powerful Illuvitar NFTs based on our in-game characters Illuvials. With in-game utility across all Illuvium games and an upcoming interactive and competitive card game in the Illuvitars Hub, the possibilities are endless. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about how we plan to make Illuvitars the most iconic NFT collection in Web3. Our team of talented artists with past experience working in Web2 gaming giants like Blizzard, Magic the Gathering, and Sega; are the masterminds behind the Illuvitars collection.
Through the Illuvitars Album feature, these PFPs also represent a small game in themselves, particularly for collectors. Collectors are awarded points for completing pages of an album, for example, you could collect all variations of Lynx (two disparate examples shown above and below), or you could collect every Illuvitar with a fiery theme for the “Fire Synergy Collection”. Rewards will be given to collectors who finish collections, likely in the form of borders or emotes for Illuvium: Arena.
Although PFP collections do not particularly grab me and art is seldom in Token Gamer’s scope, I would be remiss to not give an electronic high-five to the talented team of artists. Not only are the base character artworks superb, but the variations aren’t simple overlays. This is all the more impressive when you consider there are 155 different Illuvials!
We recognised the untapped potential in crypto’s distinct market segments and
the vibrant communities built around NFT collections. However, they were
disconnected from the gaming world. So, we took action and created Illuvitars,
bridging the gap and bringing about a new era of opportunity for NFT collectors.
— Kieran Warwick, Co-founder of Illuvium
Illuvium is a project I’ve been tracking closely for well over a year at this point and that’s for several reasons. The team behind this ecosystem of connected games has been producing high-quality, consistently. It’s an ambitious endeavor and it has suffered some delays, but I’d rather games be pushed back and achieve the standard they strive for. I’m about to begin work on some content about Illuvium as they have kindly given me access to some closed betas, so keep an eye out for it!