Jedi Spotlight: Shatterpoint
All about Shatterpoint, the game modes and upcoming milestones
Welcome to another exciting Yoda Labs Spotlight! Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Benas Baltramiejunas, CEO from BlockGames, the publisher behind Shatterpoint.
We'll dive into the game introduction, followed by an exclusive interview with Benas. Then, we'll take a look at some amazing gameplay and our very own "spotted" section. So, get ready for plenty of first-hand, exclusive news!
Let's get started and discover all the amazing things that Shatterpoint has to offer!
Shatterpoint is a free-to-play, skills-based, action RPG game published by BlockGames, powered by Web3, built on Polygon, and backed by leading mobile games developer Estoty. With over 50 million active monthly players, and more than 1.5 billion mobile game downloads, Estoty is one of Europe’s frontrunners in the space.
Shatterpoint's development team has been working in earnest through closed Alpha stages to refine the gameplay flow and mechanics, putting it on a par with the best games in the genre. In terms of physical mechanics, Shatterpoint is played by controlling the character’s movement and aim with the left hand fingers while the right hand digits are reserved for executing skills and attacking moves. With its slick and streamlined graphics, smooth transitions and highly accessible learning curve, Shatterpoint sets a new benchmark for mobile-intuitive gameplay.
Entering through mysterious portals, swarms of raging thugs and mythical beasts have come to dominate earth! Guided by the wisdom of Karluq, players select and equip their chosen warriors and use the same portals to level up. Venturing into worlds of ever-increasing danger, warriors must slash, axe, and firebomb their way to victory, with no shortage of belligerent bosses to fight, kite and kill.
Acquiring assets including potions, protective apparel and weapons, and choosing the most appropriate items for each combat level, is critical to slaying every roaming beast and surviving the shattering.
Modes to suit different playstyles
Campaign and Skirmish PvE single-player modes are ideal for exploring worlds, gathering resources, gaining experience and unlocking hero traits in readiness for the ultimate in skilled combat—the PvP Arena Battle Mode! This is where the most prized digital collectibles and other rewards can be won.
How to conquer foes and bosses
Improving your Hero is mission critical. To have the best chance of winning and getting rewards, upgrade and power up your chosen character and equipment, team up with other players, and enter PvP Death Matches. Assets and precious resources to collect, harvest and utilize include Quantum, Runestones and Shards, all of which help initiate specific in-game actions.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to save the world from imminent destruction. Suit up, flex, and start cracking skulls to defy the Shattering and claim your position on the leaderboard!
More in the interview and gameplay section below 👇️
Get ready to experience a new level of gaming with Shatterpoint!
Yoda: Hello Benas, we’re thrilled to have you here!
We would love to introduce BlockGames to our readers who haven’t had the chance to take a look at it yet.
What triggered your move to Web3? Can you share more information about Shatterpoint, the BlockGames ecosystem and any upcoming games you have in the pipeline?
Shatterpoint: The mobile gaming industry is the largest and most promising sector in the context of web3. There are currently over 3 billion players worldwide, and the number is constantly increasing.
What truly excites me about web3 is the potential for all of the digital assets that make up the $120 billion gaming market to be moved onto the blockchain. This opens up new possibilities for both players and game developers to work together and create unique gaming experiences.
Imagine a game where players are engaged in a core loop, trying to unlock better skins or stronger gear to improve their performance. By integrating web3 and making certain assets NFTs that players can compete for (some of which might even have a monetary value determined by players), the game rules would change instantly, making players more engaged and competitive, and motivating them to put in more hours to acquire those coveted items.
This kind of impact on user behavior is what excites me most about web3, and the potential it has to offer both players and game developers. BlockGames, in partnership with Estoty, was founded to explore the possibilities of web3 gaming and discover new ways to help mobile game developers improve their performance metrics, while also providing more utility to players through the lens of web3.
Yoda: Amazing stuff. You guys definitely know what you are doing. We’re as excited about Shatterpoint as our readers and would love to learn more about Shatterpoint!
Can you tell us more about the Closed Alpha Test, how it’s going and why our readers should dive into the gameplay now?
Shatterpoint: Our closed alpha for two months was only available to our a small group of people, but now we’re providing a unique opportunity for other communities, such as YodaLabs and NFTb, to join in and play the game for the first time and see what’s so great about it. So, right now, your community can start playing and winning rewards before Open Beta launches and Shatterpoint is made available to all gamers Once installed, players should dive in straightaway to build up their skills, improve their chosen hero, and have the best chance of getting on the leaderboard and winning the most prized rewards.
Yoda: Great Benas. What are some of the latest developments you’ve built or worked on recently?
Shatterpoint: I’m thrilled to say that Shatterpoint, our debut fully-published game, will be transitioning to its Open Beta phase soon. We're also busy preparing to launch a slew of other new and thrilling games, the names of which we'll reveal at the appropriate time. We're eagerly anticipating both the Shatterpoint Open Beta and the launch of the BlockGames ecosystem, which is a major milestone for us. However, we can't divulge too much about it until the official announcements.
Yoda: Exciting times ahead! Please share your roadmap for the next few months. We're eagerly waiting to get our hands on Shatterpoint. Can you let us know when it'll be available to the public?
Shatterpoint: We're currently making some tweaks to the Shatterpoint game to ensure it's primed and polished for an Open Beta. This includes rebalancing gameplay, refining the progression curve, and adding fresh content among other things. As some of these adjustments are quite substantial, we don't yet have a set date for the Open Beta, but we'll keep our community in the loop as we continue to fine-tune the game.
Yoda: Exciting stuff! We’ll be keeping track of your progress and cheering you on every step of the way!
Before we dive into some gameplay videos, are there any final thoughts you’d like to share with our readers?
Shatterpoint: Sure, let me shed some light on digital collectibles that players will encounter while experiencing the Shatterpoint first-hand. Shatterpoint has four distinct types of digital collectibles, all of which are free to own and can be earned by playing the game. These are: Heroes, which are the player characters in the game; Runes, which are powerful artifacts that infuse benefits to equipment or change the way they behave; Cosmetics, which function as skins to your hero or equipment items; and Small items that will be used in crafting.
With slick, cartoonish art, smooth graphics, and a mind-bending array of weapons and swag to find and use, Shatterpoint delivers a compelling gameplay experience in an unforgettable world. No fewer than five unique, customizable and playable characters—each with their own stats and style—ensure that all player preferences are catered to. So, whatever your preferred skills or methods of slaying, there's a character for you! Choose from Trevor, Sheer-Ei, Baynite, Admiral Finlay Scofield, or Sha Tu’szu and discover their unique playing capabilities and what distinct advantages they have in the game.
In the PVE mode, Shatterpoint provides an engaging and immersive gameplay experience that furthers the overall campaign progress and unlocks new worlds. As players move through the ‘Chapters’, they must destroy enemies, amass XP, find equipment chests, and complete their Quests before the Shattering takes place. Through their travails players gain experience and unlock unique Hero traits. These traits can be boosted by runes, tokens, and other items acquired by winning battles and leveling up through portals.
Showcase & giveaway: @Sha@Shatterpointgghatterpoint is a pretty cool mobile RPG in closed alpha right now.
The team gave me 10 passes for you to try it out, to enter:
👾follow me & @Shatter@Shatterpointggnt a bad april fools joke
— apix🎮 (@apixtwts)
Apr 1, 2023
In PVP mode, Shatterpoint offers a best-of-5, 3v3 arena team deathmatch with additional 1v1 and 2v2 options available. Initially, the matchmaking system calculates total gear level and win-loss ratios to ensure fair and even player matching. An Elo rating system has also been put in place to further enhance matchmaking. Players can also wager Quantus (Shatterpoint’s primary in-game resource) in ranked PvP battles to help increase their rewards.
The Arena offers daily leaderboards and in-game tournaments with a host of different rewards on offer. However, players can only climb the Ranked Arena Leaderboard within set timeframes, further adding to the competition stakes. Above all, Shatterpoint's PvP mode is an excellent way for players to test their skills and compete with others to extract the most value from the game.
Our co-founders @benbaltram and @yeskipras are at #TOKEN2049 enjoying #TOKEN2049Day1 - if you're there make sure you say hi to learn more about what we're up to with @Shatterpointgg have a great day #cryptocommunity
— BlockGames (@GetBlockGames)
Sep 28, 2022
Who else is enjoying time at #Gamescom? Let's catch up!
— BlockGames (@GetBlockGames)
Aug 26, 2022
Travelers, Our CEO @benbaltram is attending @PGConnects Global Games Industry Event in London today & tomorrow!
Benas will feature on a panel on discussing web3 and web2 games.
Please connect with him & reach out if you would like to catch up/chat
— BlockGames (@GetBlockGames)
Jan 23, 2023