Incredible Mobile RPG, ‘Guild of Guardians’ on Immutable, Releases May

Guild of Guardians has been unambiguously one of the most anticipated blockchain games for several years, and finally, we have a release date.

What Is ‘Guild of Guardians’?

Guild of Guardians is a free-to-play, mobile-based, fantasy RPG on iOS and Android that utilizes blockchain technology and runs on the Immutable zkEVM, an Ethereum scaling solution that is gaming-centric. For those who want a better feel for gameplay, it is a roguelite squad RPG with a focus on crafting and earning tradeable, on-chain rewards.

The release date is now official, and it’s 15th May 2024. There have been localized soft launches in the past and frankly, a confusing launch process, but finally we have clarity. The 15th of May is going to be a global launch on both mobile platforms, iOS and Android

Is ‘Guild of Guardians’ Worth Playing?

Now, information on pre-release games is typically aggressive marketing, advertorials, and speculative hype, but I was fortunate enough to be asked to try the limited beta client of Guild of Guardians. What’s more, there were no requirements for that access β€” no articles demanded or vetting of my thoughts β€” so my opinions are as unbiased as they could reasonably be (there’s always some bias).

Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay
Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay

As a gamer, I’m PC-native. That said, I’ve played games on consoles, handhelds, and mobiles since the inception of each (I’ve never put it quite like that before β€” I am an old man). And I still dip into a few mobile games here and there. So, you could argue I’m not the target market for a deep RPG on a mobile platform β€” it’s more likely aimed at the diehard mobile gamers β€” but I’m a big fan of RPGs, not to mention the utilization of blockchain in games (shocker). So, I wanted to like Guild of Guardians, but I knew there were no guarantees.

I have been trying to think of a pithy way to explain how much I enjoyed the limited beta version of the game, and this is the best I can do: I jumped on the game as soon as the servers opened, and some weeks later, I was in the game and playing when the servers were turned off. The next morning, I woke up, and although I knew it was futile, I tried to login. If that isn’t indicative of a sticky game, I don’t know what is.

Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay
Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay

When the game is released fully, I will put together a thorough review, but I’ll give a synopsis of my thoughts so far: The gameplay is satisfying, well-paced, and reasonably deep. The progression, the crafting, and the game surrounding the gameplay feel cohesive and motivating. Although I couldn’t get all that far, the replayability seems high, and if there are stretch goals for players, rare drops, and difficult skills to max, I can see a dedicated and engaged playerbase. The bar for blockchain games has been too low for too long, and Guild of Guardians is part of a handful of games raising it.

Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay
Guild of Guardians Limited Beta gameplay

So, should you play it? If you like mobile RPGs β€” or RPGs in general β€” I’d say it’s a no-brainer. If you like squad-based roguelites, it’s also a no-brainer. If you’re wondering if you can Play-to-Earn and make good money given that so much is on-chain β€” I don’t know. And if I’m brutally honest, I don’t care. This is a well-developed and enjoyable game that has blockchain technology at its heart, and I would expect it to be a hit whether you can earn or not. But, with 1M players signed up pre-release, I would think we’ll know pretty soon. There’s a good chance this is the next big hit in blockchain gaming and we’re overdue!

 

Robert Baggs
Robert Baggs
Full-time professional crypto writer and Editor of Token Gamer. Co-host of the Mint One Podcast. Obsessed with MMOs. London based. Primary holdings: WAXP, ENJ, & BTC. Secondary holdings: ETH, GALA, & MATIC

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