Stunning Visuals, Mech Combat, Epic Storylines, True Digital Ownership of In-Game Assets
SYDNEY – Sept. 28, 2021 – Phantom Galaxies, the open-world online mecha space opera action RPG born from a partnership between Blowfish Studios and Animoca Brands, embarks on an intergalactic journey to consoles and PCs in 2022.
Save humanity from the alien threat. Enlist in the elite Ranger Squadron and pilot a Mechanized Starfighter to defeat the Sha’Har, a mysterious and warlike civilization intent on extinguishing mankind for desecrating their hallowed tomb worlds on the frontiers of known space. Defend Neoterra in its hour of need by suiting up as a young ace Ensign.
Strap into transforming mecha ships equipped for both terrestrial and celestial combat. Master an array of vessels, including the stealthy and agile Lancer, melee-oriented Breacher, the balanced Assault class, and mobile artillery Buster suit. Upgrade components to tailor each ship and forge the ultimate war machine to lead the forces of humankind. Unlock new skills, abilities, weapon configurations, and more to tailor mech rigs for every situation at hand and blow away any adversaries.
Travel across stunning star systems, exploring sectors inhabited by pirates, scavengers, and rogue factions. Take on bounties and smuggling missions in seedy backwater black markets or hunt for rare precious materials scattered across asteroid belts and abandoned mining facilities. But be cautious! Every choice the player makes will ripple across the colonies, impacting the ensign’s reputation and influencing how Phantom Galaxies’ narrative branches and unfolds.
“Phantom Galaxies is a stunning and evocative medley of everything we love about science fiction and action RPGs,” said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. “Building this online mecha space opera has us ‘over the moon’ and we can’t wait to take everyone on a ride later next year.”
Traditional video games are provided to users on a licensing basis in which game publishers retain ultimate ownership of the game and all game content. However, the assets used in Phantom Galaxies will be truly ownable, allowing players to have digital property rights in games.
Phantom Galaxies is a fast-paced third-person experience that looks and plays exactly like the traditional 3D action RPGs familiar to millions of gamers, with the difference that it will allow players to have true ownership and control of in-game assets such as mechs, equipment, avatars, and game currency by having those assets exist as fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on an energy-efficient and scalable blockchain.
“Our goal with Phantom Galaxies is to provide not just an amazing game experience but also a shining example of how blockchain integration can put real in-game governance in the hands of the players.,” commented Yat Siu, the chairman and co-founder of Animoca Brands.
Phantom Galaxies warps to consoles and PCs in 2022. As an Epic MegaGrant recipient, the title will feature English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, French, and Simplified Chinese language options.
About Blowfish Studios
Blowfish Studios is an award-winning independent game developer and publisher based in Sydney, Australia. We strive to release original multi-platform games while also collaborating with developers from around the world. As developers first, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to any partnership. Our team provides development services to get the game release ready, porting to all major platforms, platform approval, marketing, and promotion to the world.
To learn more about Blowfish Studios, check out the team’s website.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca Brands develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds. Its subsidiaries include The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, Gamee, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, and Lympo.