Shiba Inu [SHIB] was more than just a meme coin. Unlike other crypto networks, the SHIB ecosystem wasn’t sitting still, hoping to pump its price. The network was instead focused on building its utility. The community and the devs behind the project have been working on rolling out an array of developments shortly. To further spruce up its ecosystem, the Shib network announced the Shiba Inu Collectible Card Game launch in November 2021.
About ten months later, the network gave the community a sneak peek into the Shiba Eternity game.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming game.
The Partnership: Shib x PlaySide
Following the card game news, the network announced its collaboration with Australia’s most prominent game developer PlaySide Studios. According to a December 2021 press release, the firm had signed a work-for-hire contract with the Shiba Inu network.
The contract suggested that the development term would be for eight months. In addition, it was a milestone-based agreement where PlaySide had to formulate a multiplayer Collectable Card Game. The agreement further read,
“Under the agreement, PlaySide will provide production, design, engineering, art, user interface, and experience development services to Shiba Inu Games on a new game title during the 8-month term of the agreement.”
Gameplay of Shiba Eternity
While the entire gameplay isn’t out yet, the game makers have been dropping hints. The game’s development would reportedly seek inspiration from the art of the Shiboshi NFT. However, holding a Shiboshi NFT wouldn’t be a requirement to play the game, Shytoshi confirmed.
In addition, the game would feature a whopping 1000 SHIB-themed cards. In February 2022, William Volk, the game’s developer, affirmed that the game wouldn’t be a mere clone of existing card games. However, Queenie, the Shiba Inu Discord moderator, stated,
“[The cards would] pay homage to past iconic games and it keeps with our meme heritage.”
Further commemorating Ryoshi, the anonymous founder of the network, the game would entail a card based on him as well.
Shiba Inu Cards released to date
Towards May, Shytoshi rolled out the ‘BONK!’ card dedicated to fudders.
Following this, at the beginning of July, the lead developer of Shiba Inu shared the image of a card that read, “Give all friendly fighters two attacks at the end of your next turn.” This was in light of the players’ next move.
More recently, on Shiba Inu’s second birthday, Shytoshi revealed two more cards. One was called ‘Ancestral Blessing’ while the other was called ‘Sold Early.’ It should be noted that the second one was rolled out as “a moment of silence for those who sold early.”
Right after the release of these cards, Volk indicated,
“This is just a small sample of the cool cards in Shiba Eternity. It’s a very deep game with more strategy than most Collectable Card Games.”
Furthermore, the images of several cards are expected to be released before the game’s launch.
Shiba Eternity Release Date
There had been multiple speculations about the release date of the card game. Some suggested that the game would release in July 2022, considering the 8-month agreement that Shiba Inu had with PlaySide.
However, most of the community believes the game will be out in September this year.