|Gods Unchained||Immutable X||NFT marketplace||Trading Card Games|
In the past week gamers have traded for $681,000 on trading cards for the game Gods Unchained, all thanks to gas-free trading on Immutable X. According to development studio Immutable their layer-2 solution saved gamers $1.3 million on gas costs, highlighting the need for Ethereum scaling solutions.
Before the launch of Immutable X, the trading market for Gods Unchained was almost non-existent. Buying cards from OpenSea would costs $20, $30 or even $40 in gas fees, just to acquire one card. When these cards have a value from below $5, it’s not really worth the gas fees. The average card sold on Immutable X currently costs $20.48. If you would add the gas price on top of that, it would end up being double or even triple that amount.
So far 11,800 gamers have registered for an account on Immutable X. This really is just a matter of signing a free transaction through your Metamask wallet. It’s not that hard to do. Approximately 11% of the registered users have purchased one or more cards.
Marketplace launched last week
Gods Unchained launched their marketplace on Immutable X last week. Currently only cards from the latest Gods Unchained expansion are available. Soon they will also add the Genesis cards, followed by more projects like War Riders, Guild of Guardians and Brave Frontier Heroes.
If you’re interested in linking your Gods Unchained account, follow this guide:
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Getting started with Immutable X by connecting your Ethereum wallet.
- Connect Wallet
In the top right of the interface you will see ‘Connect Wallet’. If you already linked your (Metamask) wallet during the early linking stage, there already is a key connected to your Ethereum wallet. You will simply login. If you didn’t do this yet, the button will prompt a request for a signature: connecting your Ethereum wallet to Immutable X. This is a pretty straightforward procedure.
- Transfer ETH
Immutable X still requires ETH to function and pay for items. However, you will need to deposit some ETH. This deposit will cost you some gas fee. On Immutable X you never need to pay gas fees, until you move your ETH back from Immutable X to mainnet.
- Check your collection / Buy on marketplace
With your wallet linked and ETH in your Immutable X account, you’re ready. You will find all your cards in the inventory, from where you can also list your cards and sell them. Of course all this using ETH. In the transactions section you can see all the transactions you made… without paying gas fees.
What is Gods Unchained?
Gods Unchained is a collectible card game built on the Ethereum blockchain. The blockchain stores all ownership of the cards, giving players full ownership over their own set of cards. Players earn digital cards by playing the game. When they have two identical cards they’ll be able to mint these into one blockchain-based card. We call these cards non-fungible tokens, and the owners can trade, sell, or use them in the game itself.
Future game mechanics will allow users to create limited edition cards from older cards, making existing cards more rare. In addition Gods Unchained can be enjoyed free-to-play, while players are able to earn cards by being active players. True play-to-earn mechanics there!
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn and for a variety of third party magazines and websites.