The NFT marketplace Rarible tapped the Ethereum L2 scaling protocol Immutable X to allow users to buy and sell NFTs from Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, Illuvium and other popular blockchain-based games built on Immutable X.
This is not Rarible’s first entry into selling gaming NFTs, Rarible co-founder Alex Salnikov told The Block, as gaming assets on Polygon and Solana have been previously available on the platform. However, Rarible’s integration with Immutable X adds assets from one of the most popular protocols for blockchain-based games, as well as assets from some of the longest running blockchain-based games like Gods Unchained, onto the NFT platform.
While Gods Unchained never gained the popularity of other blockchain-based games like Axie Infinity or Sorare, the competitive card game saw a peak trading volume of $6.32 million in January of this year, The Block’s data dashboard shows.
Immutable X, created by the blockchain gaming firm Immutable, allows NFTs to be sold quickly and with a nominal transaction fee. Immutable X has a particular focus on blockchain-based gaming assets, with the video game distribution giant GameStop opting to use the protocol for its NFT marketplace.
Rarible is now a more robust competitor to the likes of Fractal, launched by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan, and other gaming-focused NFT marketplaces.