YGG Partners With Gaming Platform G4AL, Creators of Elemental Raiders
Yield Guild Games is scaling up its partnerships with G4AL, a video game platform that runs on the private G4AL chain. Equipped with an SKD engine, it helps game developers deploy their games quickly on the G4AL platform. Elemental Raiders, a free-to-play turn-based RPG game that combines the graphics of Web2 games with the play-to-earn feature of Web3 games, is the first game to be released from G4AL’s lineup.
Players can compete with each other and fight bosses called titans to earn tokens and other unique rewards. The game also has its own marketplace where players can obtain a chest to upgrade their skills, buy NFT skins, convert their skills to NFTs to gain additional benefits, or trade their assets. G4AL also has a leaderboard feature to promote the game’s competitive nature.
YGG has acquired 1,500 skins with a unique YGG logo, as well as 500 G4AL chests worth US$35,000, securing each player with a chest containing three NFT skins with common, rare, or epic rarities. The skins will entitle the players to five arena tickets, which they can use to earn token rewards.
“G4AL, under Manel Sort’s expertise in the Web2 gaming space, will bring an uproar in the Web3 gaming space by introducing a whole new brand of fun and competitive play-to-earn games,” said Sarutobi Sasuke, YGG’s Head of Partnerships. “The YGG community is excited and proud to have them as a partner in combining the best of the Web2 and Web3 gaming worlds, consequently creating a revolutionary inflection point towards a rich play-to-earn gaming experience.”
This partnership will further increase the collaboration and engagement between G4AL and YGG, promoting the empowerment of play-to-earn communities.
“Our partnership with YGG allows G4AL as well as Elemental Raiders and all of our other upcoming titles to take a long-term approach towards empowering the Web3 gaming community,” said Manel Sort, CEO and co-founder of G4AL. “Through using our initial game assets, they will get early access to our first games releasing this September and help us shape the future of G4AL,” he added.
Players select three heroes from nine heroes available in their inventory, with each hero drawing a card in each turn from their deck of six cards. During each turn, there is a priority system where the order of attack is decided on different factors within the game. Each player attacks alternatively until all the skills are spent within that round. Mana is a resource cost that is needed to cast the skills and increases incrementally in each turn. To win the game, the player must defeat the three heroes of the other party.
The game’s play-to-earn feature can be accessed by obtaining arena tickets, which players can collect by holding GGT tokens or holding game NFTs in the player’s wallet. The game issues token rewards dependent on the leaderboard position for every arena victory. The tickets, which are needed to earn rewards, get refilled daily, and each player can hold up to 50 tickets.
Besides being the gateway to the play-to-earn feature, the GGT token also functions as the platform token for all the upcoming games in G4AL. In addition to this, players can farm Elemental crystals that can be used for the following:
- Buying NFT skins
- Minting and upgrading NFT skills
- Buying chests
- Buying soft currencies
- Reforging attribute skills
The team behind G4AL and Elemental Raiders offers their combined experience in the gaming and production sector.
Manel Sort, the CEO of G4AL, is a Web2 gaming veteran with more than 20 years of experience as a developer, studio manager, and CEO of over 60 games that have generated over US$1 billion in revenue. Christian Gascons, COO, has 16 years of experience as a client and server programmer for cross-platform free-to-play online games.
Javier Leon, the team’s art director, is an accomplished CGI artist and art director with over 25 years of experience. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in the Netflix series, “The Crown.” He is regarded as one of the top 200 digital artists in the world by Lürzer’s Archive, with his last NFT selling for US$1.5 million.
Marc Tomo, the team’s game designer, is a former Blizzard Entertainment employee with 14 years of experience in game design.
G4AL’s Elemental Raiders is in open beta, which allows all interested players to download and test the game. The official release is on Q4 of 2022.