November 5, 2021 — Ember Sword, the soon-to-be-released MMORPG will be migrating from Polygon to Immutable X to meet their massive NFT scaling needs. By the end of the year, Immutable X protocol will power 48,000 Ember Sword NFTswith gas-free and 100% carbon-neutral trading and minting on the STARK-based zero knowledge rollup.
Ember Sword, a Bright Star Studios project, had initially been built on Polygon. However, deeper market research revealed that, given the rapidly mounting requirements on scalability and the desire to tie into the Ethereum ecosystem more tightly, Immutable X was identified as the leading solution to cater to Bright Star Studios’ needs. Immutable X is Ethereum’s leading Layer 2 scaling solution for NFTs, built on StarkWare’s industry-defining zero-knowledge proof technology. The protocol enables Ember Sword to enjoy instant trade confirmation, 9,000 transactions per second, and zero gas fees — while ensuring its users’ assets remain in a decentralized ecosystem and are secured with Ethereum’s battle-tested security. Within the next few months, both Ember Sword and Immutable X will be working closely to finalize a seamless migration from Polygon.
Ember Sword has already seen over 35,000 gamers pledge more than $203 million to purchase virtual lands in Ember Sword’s fantastic world. In the game, owning land enables users to play as landlords and earn collectibles NFTs and Ember, the game’s ERC-20 native tokens. Ember Sword is committed to developing a new model for MMO games, where gamers can build a community and where in-game economic activities are rewarded with valuable assets, such as personalized tradable NFTs.
“Ember Sword is doing everything right. There’s a reason they have nine figures in committed land sales – they’re obsessed with making a sustainable, player-driven economy, ensuring long-term scale, and the highest level of asset security,” said Robbie Ferguson, co-founder at Immutable. “We’re thrilled to work with them in meeting the scaling demands of millions of players, in what will be a landmark MMORPG.”
“As we continue to build our on-chain presence through the sale of NFTs, and the launch of our Alpha next year, it is vital to ensure that we are backed by an extremely scalable layer 2 solution,” says Loren Roosendaal, Founder & Executive Producer at Bright Star Studios. “By partnering with Immutable and StarkWare, we will be able to deliver a better in-game experience while offering the strong security guarantees that zk rollups provide.”
About Immutable X
Immutable X is the first and leading Layer 2 scaling solution for NFTs to enable gas-free minting and trading, while not compromising the security of the most used blockchain globally for NFTs, Ethereum. The solution, powered by StarkWare’s innovative technology, offers instant trade confirmation, massive scalability (up to 9,000 transactions per second), and fantastic developer and user experience. Immutable X has announced integrations with established marketplaces such as OpenSea and Mintable, and is powering some of the largest NFT plays across consumer apps (TikTok), social metaverse (IMVU), gaming (ESL Gaming, Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, GreenPark Sports, Illuvium, MyCryptoHeroes+), and launchpad partners (SuperFarm, Epics.gg).
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About Ember Sword
Ember Sword, one of the first-ever projects within the blockchain games space (having started development in 2018), is a cross-platform free-to-play open-world fantasy MMORPG. The game promises a sandbox experience with complete player autonomy, which means that players don’t need to pick specific classes or roles. In addition, the world is controlled by the community, and players can own their land in the metaverse. Bright Star Studios expects to open the Alpha version of Ember Sword to NFT owners in 2022.