Emergent Games launches first NFT series for MMORPG Resurgence

Metaverse and blockchain gaming studio Emergent Games has launched 1,000 limited editions of Genesis 0 Cryotag NFTs for its MMORPG title, Resurgence. The team announced the NFT series last Friday, and eligible individuals may start minting it this Wednesday.

The Genesis 0 Cryotag NFTs is Resurgence’s first-ever drop, and holders are allowed to participate in driving the development of the entry title “from lore to smart contracts”. As per a release, the value of the NFT series will increase as Resurgence’s narrative unfolds, and it will also reward early holders.

The NFTs are offered exclusively to select users via registration on the game’s allowlist. At the time of writing, there are a little over 600 NFTs minted.

Resurgence team: First NFT series not a ‘fundraising mechanism’

Following last week’s announcement, the Resurgence team reassured their potential NFT holders that the series drop would be pivotal, in a sense that the game “will be built around” it. They also added it is not simply a “fundraising mechanism” but “a community building and storytelling tool”.

Emergent Games CEO Ian Hambleton confirmed this as he shared the team plans to bring “new functionalities” based on the inputs of their “earliest supporters”. Hambleton also emphasized the idea that holders of the Genesis 0 Cryotag NFTs are central in Resurgence’s development.

“Today’s first-generation Cryotag drop represents a fundamental step in building a community that puts players first. We have a vision for Cryotags to transform alongside Resurgence’s narrative, and plan to introduce new functionalities according to what we hear from our earliest supporters,” he said.

“Gen 0 Cryotag owners will be instrumental throughout the development process. We can’t wait to learn and grow alongside them as this ambitious AAA experience comes to life.”

Users interested in minting the Genesis 0 Cryotag NFTs may register on the website by connecting and confirming wallets before the mint. The drop will be available to mint from Wednesday until Saturday, August 27.

The team confirmed in a release that users who have missed the mint this week might participate in another limited-time event on Resurgence’s The End, the title’s alternate reality game (ARG). However, the team has yet to announce the exact time.

“Resurgence’s first generation free mint represents our commitment to building an experience that prioritizes gameplay and community over profit. Cryotags will become unique identifiers as the world of Resurgence takes shape through exciting new projects slated to launch in the near future,” Emergent Games co-founder Andy Frangos said.

Other titles

Aside from The End, the blockchain gaming studio has two other titles set to launch in 2023, such as hacker sim Revelation and single-player survival horror game Priority One. In 2024, the team will release their multiplayer survival game, The Thaw.

Both The End and The Thaw are connected to the Resurgence universe. In The End, players can witness Resurgence’s world-building via its “interactive ‘story-living’ experience”. Meanwhile, elements from The Thaw will be included in Resurgence’s first content, “The Infernal Frontier”.

More information about future events as well as game information will be released on the gaming developer’s website.