Open Loot, the primary partner of one of the leading MMOs in Web3, Big Time, has a new game under its wing: introducing WorldShards.
We’re fans of Big Time — that’s no secret, after all, it was the Token Gamer Web3 Game of the Year 2022 — and a significant part of that project’s success is down to Open Loot. So, what is Open Loot?
What Is Open Loot?
Open Loot is an end-to-end solution for games to not only integrate blockchain technology, but to be a part of a Web3 ecosystem. We have seen a number of these Web3 enablers emerge in the past two years, and Open Loot is one of the best.
If you have a game and would like to reap the benefits of blockchain, Open Loot can provide access to an NFT and token management platform, a marketplace for buying and selling the game NFTs (with no gas fees), custodial wallets, airdrops, multi-chain support, and much more. Solving each of these problems manually is time-consuming and finnicky, so it’s no wonder many developers opt to draft in services like Open Loot.
What Is WorldShards?
WorldShards is a free-to-play, 3rd person, co-op RPG with a levelles progression system and immersive story by LowKick Games. The game has procedural generation of locations which allows for exploration, as well as the standrad RPG features of NPC fights, gathering, crafting, and so on.
WorldShards is reminiscent of a traditional fantasy MMORPG, with a focus on PvE instead of player-versus-player (PvP). There are micro-factions that you can befriend or declare war on, quests, a city hub, clans, an auction house, and familiar combat with mana and spells. There are, however, no classes or class-specific spells, which means you need to carve your own path.
LowKick Games, the studio behind WorldShards, may be new, but the people the company is comprised of, are not new to gaming. The people working on WorldShards have previously worked on the likes of Black Desert Online, World of Tanks, Battlefield Bad Company 2 (the GOAT), RF Online, Lineage 2, and several more relevant MMOs.
This week, Open Loot announced their partnership with WorldShards, and given Open Loot’s proven success with Big Time, this feels like a win for the WorldShards team. WorldShards is currently not available to play, but as soon as testing becomes available, we’ll let you know!