Laguna Games, a Web3 game development and R&D studio, announced the launch of Crypto Unicorns, a social pet-collecting and farm simulation game that was inspired by Nintendo classics such as Pokémon, Mario and Zelda. Crypto Unicorns NFTs have been among the most actively traded collection on the Polygon Network for months, and the game can now be played at https://www.cryptounicorns.fun/.
In Crypto Unicorns, gameplay centers around Unicorn and Land NFTs. Players can begin the fun farming simulation game with just a single plot of land and a unicorn. Utilizing the NFTs, players can also play a variety of game-loops in the Crypto Unicorns multiverse, including material crafting, marketplace trading, and unicorn breeding, with unicorn jousting, racing, team battling and more to come in upcoming months.
“Crypto Unicorns was designed to be an expansive, interconnected multiverse that’s built around these delightfully animated and whimsical unicorn pets,” said Laguna Games CEO, co-founder, Aron Beierschmitt. “It is inherently social and brings together the best of two worlds: the bite-size entertainment of casual games and NFT technology that gives players true ownership over the characters, land and in-game items that they’ve harvested and earned. We are tremendously excited to finally launch the game live on the Polygon mainnet and look forward to continue building out this unicorn nation with thousands of community members and gaming guilds around the world.”
Since the unveiling of Crypto Unicorns, a community of over 37,000 unique players and gaming guilds like YGG have purchased 10,000 unicorns and 30,000 land plots. On the OpenSea marketplace, Crypto Unicorns’ various collections individually make up 3 out of the Top 5 collections on Polygon, placing it among the most actively traded game on Polygon before it has even launched.
“Crypto Unicorns has already amassed a strong fan base among Web3 GameFi natives and holds a valuable position as one of the first live and playable games on Polygon,” said Brian Trunzo, Metaverse Lead at Polygon. “It combines fun, casual gameplay with in-game mechanics designed to empower players in a self-sustaining virtual economy.”
By opting to build on Polygon, Crypto Unicorns provides users with a frictionless, efficient, and ultra-low fee gaming environment that takes advantage of Ethereum’s robust security and decentralization. Moreover, following Polygon’s Green Manifesto pledge, Crypto Unicorns will be carbon neutral at launch and go on to attain carbon negative status in 2022, in line with the rest of the Polygon ecosystem.
Prior to its highly anticipated launch, Crypto Unicorns has seen traction and support from major GameFi investors that include The Chernin Group, Backed VC, ACME Capital, BITKRAFT Ventures, Delphi Digital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, Polygon Studios, CoinFund, BreederDAO, Emfarsis and more.
About Laguna Games
Laguna Games is a game development and R&D studio specializing in Web3 entertainment. It leverages a cross-platform game engine comprised of powerful, product-agnostic tech and tools to rapidly deploy titles that are designed for real-time, large-scale, and highly social gameplay. Laguna Games is being built by a global team of industry veterans who want to create blockchain games that will continue to make disruptive impacts on the gaming landscape.
For more information, please visit https://laguna.games/.
About Polygon Studios
Polygon Studios aims to be the home of the most popular blockchain projects in the world. The Polygon Studios team is focused on supporting developers building decentralized apps on Polygon by providing Web2 and Web3 teams with a suite of services such as developer support, partnership, strategy, go-to-market, and technical integrations. Polygon Studios supports projects from OpenSea to Prada, from Adidas to Draft Kings and Decentral Games to Ubisoft.
Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 7000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, ~100M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.