Hyper-royale mobile battler Rooniverse moves to ImmutableX

XP Foundry, a web3 game development studio, announced that it is migrating on-chain assets of its free-to-play mobile game Rooniverse to ImmutableX.

XP Foundry is the web3 arm of a AAA gaming studio with a team of over 20 engineers and artists. Having more than 120 titles in its portfolio, the company specializes in hybrid-genre skill-based gameplay and 360° LiveOps. Rooniverse is a free-to-play mobile game set in the world of Roos. XP Foundry decided to migrate assets of its debut web3 game from Solana to ImmutableX to offer gamers gas-free minting & trading for their characters & items.

Andrew Sorokovsky, VP of Global Business Development at Immutable, said: 

“We are extremely excited that XP Foundry and its debut web3 title Rooniverse are joining the ever-growing ImmutableX family. The partnership will greatly help both Immutable and XP Foundry onboard millions of mobile gamers together with a combination of chaotic fun and frictionless blockchain integrations to support what really matters: ownership, trading, and interoperability.”

Rooniverse features cute and savage creatures fighting in PvP (player versus player) mode. Players can also participate in crafting, user-generated content, and social gameplay. On-chain collectibles are integrated through an optional blockchain layer, making the game enjoyable for traditional and web3 gamers.

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of XP Foundry, James Finley, remarked that Immutable has excellent features to facilitate mass adoption, like gas-free trading and a development roadmap exclusively focused on serving games.

Germán Palau, XP Foundry’s Co-Founder, and Co-CEO said:

“There are superb blockchains and L2s out there, but I am a big believer in platforms who niche down and focus on catering to a specific industry segment. Through our many conversations, Immutable has shown us that they clearly ‘get it’ when it comes to understanding mainstream gamers and getting rid of ‘NFT stigma’ that prevent open adoption. We love using blockchain integrations as features for our game; for this reason, I think we’re making the best long-term decision for the game.”

XP Foundry had previously raised $1.5 million at a fully diluted valuation of $10 million during its pre-seed funding round led by Shima Capital. Deep Ventures, Big Brain Holdings Citizen Capital, Battle Arena Gamers Guild, and Global Esports Federation are some of the supporters and partners of the game. Rooniverse’s open alpha testing is planned for February 2023, with beta (Q2/3) and the full game (Q4) to follow.

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