IMPs 2.0 is now on Binance Smart Chain!
Yes, the title doesn’t lie, yes, Binance, but first things first!
Initially, we planned to publish a massive article that contains literally all aspects of the new project but it was decided to split it into smaller publications. This will allow us to go a little deeper into all the innovations and answer more questions.
And now let us take a few minutes of your royal time and finally reveal a little mystery around the upcoming Imps Kingdoms!
As far as you know Ether Kingdom was one of the first blockchain games that gained popularity with a huge number of players. The excitement of mining, visible progress, rivalry for the highest places of the ranking table, and at the same time the simplicity of the whole process — are undeniable advantages.
The game has gathered around itself a very close community in which someone has found real friends, and someone has found eternal rivals or even sworn enemies. Also, the project had a wonderful visual style and was very comfortable, and most importantly, an interesting way to join the crypto market for everyone.
We are big fans of the ambitions of the founders of Ether Kingdom and we plan to proceed with their ideas but in our own way.
In March, the creators of Ether Kingdoms announced that they were no longer able to support and develop the project.
Thereafter a new team started the development of the game. Technically we have been working on the project only since the end of June but we already have something to tell (and even show a little) about our vision of the revival and development of this game.
So let’s get started!
Binance Smart Chain
For MONTHS you asked us about it, for MONTHS you hoped for it. And we heard you!
We are grateful to Ethereum for the emergence and opportunities provided by the EVM.
Ether Kingdom and other EVM projects were literally pioneers in the world of blockchain games. In those days it was impossible to imagine where all this was going and what difficulties everyone had to face. Everyone dealt with the problems in their own way but we found a solution of our own in moving to BSC.
This will allow us to seamlessly add new game mechanics and will significantly reduce the cost of transaction process and speed it up at the same time!
Binance Smart Chain also has a large and essential ecosystem. BNB is traded almost everywhere in different currency pairs. Thus we reduce the entry threshold for new players.
The presence of DEX and a large number of DeFi projects like PancakeSwap, Coin98, and others provide a sufficient number of tools for buying and selling tokens, which is also important for new players.
Yes, with the moving to BSC we will have to launch a new token but nevertheless, we are not going to abandon the owners of the original one. The original token will be exchanged for a new one.
The issue of compensation is one of the most important for us but at this point, we can only assure you that we will definitely provide it to you. We cherish the community and wish to reward everyone who chose to stick around.
A separate large article will be devoted to the topic of compensation and exchange of tokens. Stay tuned!
We have changed the title. The game’s original name, Ether Kingdom, did make sense because it was based on the Ethereum blockchain (but the token was named IMP for some reason).
And even if the name of the new token is the same the Ethereum blockchain no longer has anything to do with it. So the renaming of the project seemed necessary to us. In our opinion, this title is more suitable for the new version of the game and more clearly reflects its essence.
In the process of launching a new token, we will take control of its addition with a new name to CoinMarketCap and CoinGecko.
The new website and personal account are already in production. We hope to show it to you soon!
The title of the game and token are far from the only changes that we have planned. It’s time to talk about the most important thing — changes in the gameplay.
We have decided that the game deserves to have more gameplay.
Imp’s Kingdoms is a territory-control strategy game with striking RPG elements. Now you can create Clans and unite them into Alliances! Seizure and protection of your own property will be your main issue. We are planning to add many new mechanics whose main focus will be an interaction between Players.
From now on your task is to recruit, create or awaken Heroes.
The Hero is a strong Imp who was created from the purest demonic energy and his only purpose is to serve you! Each of them is unique in characteristics, preference in fighting style, and abilities. It is in your best interest to help them become stronger than anyone. LVL UP them, upgrade their equipment till it’s best and soon there will be no one who could stand in your way!
You will need powerful heroes not only to defeat other players but also to successfully complete quests, events, and dungeons, which provide you with a lot of powerful and unique rewards!
At this point, it seemed obvious to us that with all innovations (and we talked about only a part of them) it became necessary to update the visual style of the game as well.
We are creating completely new graphics that will allow us to demonstrate the new world in its full glory! Of course, it’s a little overwhelming but sure as exciting at the same time! We are confident in our vision of Imps Kingdoms and believe that it can become your new home for many years!
Sadly we can’t show you too much yet but here is a gorgeous art of one of your future Heroes of the Warrior Class! Enjoy!
Summing up, we would like to share what we achieved over these few months!
We put together a strong IMPS 2.0 team, reviewed and worked on internal documents, developed a new concept, developed an updated token economy, and studied the game code in detail.
Work is in full swing! All team members are burning with the idea to create a project worthy of both its predecessor and the community that has gathered around it.
Q: Why is the game turned off?
A: Supporting an old client would slow down development. And when we came up with a new concept it became clear that it was no longer advisable to maintain the “previous” version. We made the decision to turn it off and concentrate all our efforts on restarting to give you the opportunity to play the new version as quickly as possible.
Q: Where can we buy a token?
A: The new token has not been launched yet. The old one can be purchased at Mercatox.
Q: Do I need an old token to start playing?
A: No, you don’t need to have an old token.
Q: Should I buy an old token?
A: We cannot yet answer this question. We strongly recommend you to wait for a publication about compensation and then you can make an informed decision.
Q: When will the game come out?
A: In two months our team has done a lot of work but the biggest part is still ahead. This is really hard to estimate a specific date. But we would like to think that it comes out in January of 2022. With every new article release period will become more and more clear, so stay tuned for upcoming news!
Q: Can I play without paying?
A: Yes. We will tell you more about economics and monetization in the corresponding article.
Q: Will there be staking in the game?
A: Yes. Moreover both LP Staking and in-game staking. We will tell you more about it in the article on monetization too.
Q: Will the game still stays strictly browser-based or are you planning to release it on other platforms?
A: We are developing the game with a future mobile launch in mind. But on release, only the web version of the game is panned.
Q: The article does not mention mining Imps in caves in any way, will this mechanic remain?
A: Mining Imps will remain but will be presented in a completely new form, we will tell you more in one of the following publications.