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Faraway Brings HV-MTL Mechs to Web2 Shooter Shatterline

Faraway integrates HV-MTL NFTs into Shatterline, introducing a $100,000 prize pool, tradable rewards, and a revenue share program.

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Faraway Brings HV-MTL Mechs to Web2 Shooter Shatterline

Faraway, the innovative game studio, has announced the integration of HV-MTL (pronounced 'heavy-metal') NFTs into the web2 arena shooter, "Shatterline." Following the acquisition of HV-MTL IP from Yuga Labs, Faraway aims to enhance the gaming experience with powerful new features, including a $100,000 prize pool for PvE and PvP battles, tradable ecosystem rewards, and a revenue share program for content creators.

Faraway Brings HV-MTL Mechs to Web2 Shooter Shatterline

Faraway Web3 IPs

Faraway's Web3 IPs

With backing from prominent investors like Lightspeed, Sequoia, and a16z, Faraway has been making waves in the blockchain gaming scene with the launch of browser-based FPS Mini Royale: Nations and Mutant-themed city-builder Serum City, alongside its creator platform, the Faraway Shop.

Most recently Faraway announced the acquisition of HV-MTL and Legends of the Mara from Yuga Labs. Having already collaborated with Yuga Labs on projects like Dookey Dash Unclogged, Faraway's commitment to web3 game development is evident.

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Dookey Dash Unclogged

What is Shatterline?

Shatterline, a PC-based first-person shooter, has been available in early access on Steam since 2022 and is gearing up for a full launch later this year. Developed by Frag Lab, the game features both PvP and PvE modes, offering a dynamic and competitive experience.

The early access servers will shut down on August 1st ahead of the official release, which will also see the game launching on the Epic Games Store, according to Faraway co-founder Alex Paley.

More About HV-MTL?

HV-MTL is a collection of 30,000 mechs with eight different power source types. Initially created by Yuga Labs, HV-MTL mechs were part of the on-chain game HV-MTL Forge.

The game, which evolved from a pet simulation and world builder to a competitive dungeon crawler, allowed players to upgrade their mechs through multiple seasons, enhancing their abilities. Integrating these mechs into Shatterline is expected to add depth to the arena shooter.

Faraway Brings HV-MTL Mechs to Web2 Shooter Shatterline

Over 30,000 Mechs

Details of Partnership

Discussions between Faraway and Frag Lab began in 2022, focusing on the potential of integrating web3 elements into Shatterline. Frag Lab's priority was to refine gameplay before incorporating these features. Paley noted that early playtests of Shatterline were impressive, influencing Faraway's decision to acquire the HV-MTL and Mara IP from Yuga Labs.

Faraway's vision includes significant gameplay enhancements, with HV-MTL NFT owners enjoying notable power advantages in PvE expedition modes. This partnership promises web3 rewards, such as tradable items, and web2 rewards to appeal to a broader audience.

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HV-MTL Screenshot

New Features and Rewards

In an unofficial Discord post by Faraway's Chief Product Officer, "everydayzukini', several exciting new features were highlighted:

  • Prize Pool Battles: Players can participate in PvE and PvP competitions with a starting prize pool of $100,000.
  • Ecosystem Rewards: Top players will receive Faraway ecosystem rewards that can be minted and traded, accessible to all players regardless of NFT ownership.
  • Revenue Share for Creators: A revenue share program will reward top creators who bring players to the game with 1% of the net revenue, encouraging content creation and community engagement.
  • Spectator Fantasy Sports Feature: This feature will allow spectators to pick and collect their favorite pro players in a fantasy draft, with both spectators and pro players earning rewards based on performance.
Faraway Brings HV-MTL Mechs to Web2 Shooter Shatterline

Shatterline Character Art

What’s in Store for Shatterline Players?

The integration of HV-MTL will bring various benefits to Shatterline players, including:

  • F2P Experience: Shatterline remains free-to-play without NFT gating, ensuring all players can enjoy the game.
  • Gameplay Integrity: The competitive balance and core mechanics of the game remain unchanged.
  • Blockchain Benefits: Blockchain technology allows for easy and transparent trading, new rewards, and shared upside for players and creators.
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HV-MTL Screenshot

Final Thoughts

The partnership between Faraway and Shatterline represents a significant step in integrating web3 into mainstream gaming. By leveraging the HV-MTL IP and introducing new features and rewards, Faraway aims to enrich the gaming experience for Shatterline players.

As the game approaches its full launch, players can anticipate a unique and engaging experience. For more information please check Faraway's official social media account on X here.


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updated:

July 9th 2024

posted:

July 9th 2024

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