This article summarizes everything that has been revealed so far by the Shiba Inu ($SHIB) team about their upcoming card game, which is called “Shiba Eternity”.
On November 27, 2021, Shytoshi Kusama, the pseudo-leader of the Shiba Inu project explained how the team is preparing to make a very impressive entry into the gaming world.
In a Medium blog post titled “The Future of Gaming Is Shib“, Shytoshi began by saying that, although he could not provide information “exact” about the game his team is building (due to concerns about how quickly others would try to steal the concept), he revealed that their new games division – Shiba Inu games – has hired video game designer and developer William David Volk to lead the design and implementation of the game, which is being developed by a “AAA Game Studio“.
William David Volk – former VP of Technology at Activision – who states on his LinkedIn page that he has been freelancing for Shiba Inu Games since the beginning of the month, said:
“I am honored to be working with an amazing team on what will become one of the most important games of all time.“
Shytoshi noted that this “would provide unique opportunities within the Shiba Inu ecosystem ($SHIB, $LEASH & $BONE), while Shiba Inu Games remains completely separate from this business“. In addition, he pointed out that “Shiba Inu Games’ in-app purchase revenue also provides opportunities for Shib & Leash burns“.
The Shiba Inu Project turned two years old on Tuesday (August 2):
Shiba Inu officially turns 2 years old!
In the past 2 years, we’ve watched the #SHIBARMY grow into one of the largest and most dedicated crypto communities.
A massive thank you to our community, and to our founder Ryoshi for making this all possible. 💖#SHIBIRTHDAY 🐶🎉
– Shib (@Shibtoken) August 2, 2022
On the same day, the Shiba Inu team revealed several important details about the upcoming game, namely that Shiba Enternity is a collectible card game (CCG) that is being developed in collaboration with world-renowned AAA game development studio PlaySide Studios. This game will be released on both iOS and Android.
We are proud to reveal the name of the Shib CCG game, Shiba Eternity™!
We are working alongside @PlaysideStudios on a testing schedule and exciting release!
The game will be available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
– Shib (@Shibtoken) August 2, 2022
In case you have never heard of this type of game before, here is a description from Wikipedia :
” A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) among other names, is a type of card game that mixes strategic deck-building elements with trading card features, introduced with Magic: The Gathering in 1993….“
“Typically, a player can begin playing a CCJ with a pre-set starting deck, and then customize his or her deck with a random assortment of cards acquired from booster packs or trades with other players, to build up his or her own library of cards. As a player obtains more cards, they can create new decks from their library.“
“Players are challenged to build a deck within the limits set by the CCJ rules that will allow them to beat decks built by other players. Games are typically played between two players, but multiplayer formats are also common.“
“The game is usually played on a turn-by-turn basis, with each player starting with a shuffled deck and, in turn, drawing and playing cards to attack the other player and reduce his hit points to zero before his opponent can do the same to him. CCG tournaments allow expert players to compete for prizes.“
“CCGs are usually fantasy or science fiction themed, but also include horror, cartoons and sports, and may include licensed intellectual property. CCG cards are specially designed playing card decks. Each GCC card represents an element of the GCC’s game-oriented theme, and can fall into categories such as creatures, upgrades, events, resources, and locations.“
Here are two of the coolest cards from Shiba Enternity:
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. https://t.co/utxkH4TQQm
– william_volk (@william_volk) August 3, 2022
And here is a brief description of Shiba Enternity from the Shiba Inu Discord channel:
“Shiba Eternity features 10,000 Shiboshi heroes, stunning graphics, hundreds of uniquely beautiful maps, action-packed battles, and a story-inspired environment that pulls you into each breathtaking encounter.“