GAM3 Nominees for Most Anticipated Games 2022

A deep dive into the five finalists for the GAM3 Awards Most Anticipated Games category. Everything you need to know so you can choose your winner.

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Mostafa Salem

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The future of web3 gaming is incredibly bright, and the GAM3 Awards Most Anticipated nominees are living proof of exactly that. The diversity in genres, art styles, and gameplay of each of the games nominated for the award.

Illuvium: Overworld

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Illuvium: Overworld is an open-world RPG where you can explore 7 regions of Illuvium in search of rare Illuvials and valuable resources. The game will eventually connect with Illuvium: Arena and Illuvium: Zero together. At a recent gameplay reveal for Overworld, we learned about Arlen, the main character in the game. During her journey, players may come across certain number of Illuvials depending on the region and area they are in. Once you do, you can fight the Illuvials and you are free to capture and add them to your collection.


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SHRAPNEL is a competitive team game in which players are tasked with locating and extracting valuable resources from an ever-changing battlefield. Successful missions require skill and risk-taking as players balance short-term objectives, long-term strategy, and personal scenarios. Shrapnel focuses on giving its community a rich set of tools, so that players can create the content they want. The game will have combat, creative, and curation tools, to give players an infinite amount of replayability.

Star Atlas

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Star Atlas has ambitious plans for the future. Not only does the startup have a web3 agenda, it's also breaking into the traditional gaming market with an ambitious game of this scale. The journey to 2620 is nothing short of riveting and will most likely change the course of gaming history. If you're a fan of Star Citizen or EVE Online, Star Atlas will be familiar to you. This time, thanks to blockchain gaming and its new gameplay mechanics, you'll finally have full control over all your in-game assets.

Ember Sword

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Ember Sword is a social sandbox MMORPG taking place in a player-driven universe where the adventure finds you. Built by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers unique player experiences that are community led and frictionless for players of different playstyles. Ownership of your digital gaming assets is now made possible through blockchain technology. One of the most exciting aspects of Ember Sword is how you can mold what kind of character you want. You could be a trader, forage for rare resource, or even become the town's ultimate warrior- it's your choice! Not only that, Ember Sword lets players combine their own unique set of abilities from a vast variety of weapons.  Depending on your profession, you can craft various equipment that help you become more efficient and acquire more valuable items. Throughout your journey across Ember Sword, you come across various resources. This is contrary to The Treeverse approach of classless characters clarified by Loopify in our exclusive interview.  

The Treeverse

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Since we mentioned The Treeverse, they are next on our list. The Treeverse is a fantastical, top-down MMORPG set within Elderwall, where the World Tree protects you from the outside world. You can create your own story and forge your own path. Meet fascinating people and make lots of friends or bitter foes. The Treeverse has been compared to games like Genshin Impact because it offers its own unique art style, visually pleasing characters, and an exotic world. The Treeverse was publicly announced to be in development by Endless Clouds since December 2021 led by NFT icon Loopify.

The game offers a top-down open-world classless MMORPG built for mobile with social features and an emphasis on cooperative gameplay. This was apparent and heavily present within the game's gameplay trailer as you can see groups of four characters walking around the world trying to take down bosses and powerful enemies.

Who do you think will walk away with the GAM3 Awards Most Anticipated trophy? Which one do you enjoy playing the most? Share this article and tag us on any of our socials to let us know.

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