Tank fly boss walk jam nitty-gritty, you’re listening to the boy from the big bad city, this is Jam City. The latest in the string of major players in all corners of gaming to pledge allegiance to the blockchain god is Jam City and they have even announced their first Web3 project, Champions: Ascension.
Who Is Jam City?
Jam City is a highly successful mobile gaming company founded by MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Colin Diagiaro, and Aber Whitcomb, and 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Jam City has some of the highest-grossing mobile games on the market utilizing titanic IPs like Harry Potter, Frozen, Family Guy, Jurassic World, and Futurama to name a few.
Now, they have opened a blockchain division with a focus on Web3, announced their first game, Champions: Ascension, and will drop 10,000 unique NFTs for the game to whitelist-only people in the near future.
So, what is Champions: Ascension? Details are sparse at the moment but we know it’s an RPG battle game and that Jam City CEO, Chris DeWolfe believes it is the company’s “opportunity to help define this next generation of gaming. This is why we’re so bullish on investing heavily in multiple Web3 projects.” It also appears that C:A will be a Play to Earn (P2E) game, likely aiming to capture some of the ravenous audience the sector has already attracted.
The only other information available at the moment is the following:
“Players will be able to:
- Train, equip and prepare Champions for deadly exchanges
- Forge weapons, armor and gear from the very bones of fallen opponents
- Battle for land ownership to build forges to let you craft imbued gear
- Splice the essence of Champion with others to create more powerful Champions
- Survive and thrive in a world that respects and admires glory in combat
- Work with friends to form alliances and gain the favor of the Emperor
- Amass enough victories, ascend and claim a place amongst the ranks of the Eternals themselves“
The obvious trend is that major gaming companies, whether mobile, PC, or console, are all investing time and money into integrating blockchain technology into their future. The less obvious trend is something I spoke about recently in my article for NFT Insider, “Jack Dorsey and the Savants Setting Sail for Crypto“. It feels as if those who paved the way for Web2 are all becoming increasingly focused on developing Web3. I see this as a wildly underappreciated green flag for blockchain.