• The first generation of Resurgence Cryotag NFTs is offered by an invite-only mint.
  • The End is an ARG and prologue to the MMORPG game Resurgence.
  • Its triple-A game team has more than 40 developers from top gaming companies, including PlayStation, Sumo Digital and Codemasters.
  • The announced roadmap will deliver multiple game drops and experiences for fans to enjoy.

Early concept art from the post-apocalyptic world of Resurgence

Today, the new Web3 gaming studio, Emergent Games, announced the launch of the alternate-reality game (ARG) The End for June 29. 

It is the first installment of a range of planned digital and immersive activities, leading to the launch of its first Web3, triple-A massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Resurgence. 

The End is the first part of the game’s world-building phase — an interactive experience that introduces the setting, key characters and politics that build the game’s intriguing story. 

As the genesis event of Resurgence, the prologue uses social media to create a powerful narrative. The End immerses players from the beginning of Resurgence lore, allowing them to become part of the story. Players sign up through an email portal and are invited onto digital platforms to investigate mysteries, share information and earn rewards that have real value in the Resurgence world. 

Emergent Games will also be launching a range of 1,000 limited-edition Resurgence Cryotag non fungible tokens (NFTs), offered exclusively via an invite-only free mint. A limited number of Cryotags will also be available through playing The End. Players need to register for the Resurgence newsletter to enter the competition.

Resurgence Cryotag NFT offered via an invite-only mint

The End will precede key Resurgence world-building game drops, including a mobile app and a single-player game, before the MMORPG phase of Resurgence in 2024. 

Emergent Games formed earlier this year with a promise to attract 2.7 billion gamers through a game-first motto with a free-to-play, choose-to-own ecosystem. In a joint venture, London-based digital entertainment studio Maze Theory and crypto technology and operations platform Pluto Digital cumulatively invested $7.6 million as part of the deal. 

The partnership combines blockchain expertise and immersive gaming prowess to form a business at the forefront of the new decentralized gaming sector to launch the first triple-A Web3 game. 

The game studio comprises a team of exceptional digital creatives with an illustrious collective game history, including Wonderbook, The London Heist, Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, Knightmare, FIFA, House of the Dead, Blood & Truth, Gran Turismo and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Ian Hambleton, CEO of Emergent Games, said, “The End — ironically — marks an exciting first step in building the world of Resurgence. We are genuinely making something new with an incredible triple-A game that also offers an optional NFT element. For both gamers and crypto enthusiasts, it’s truly compelling.” 

He said, “Bringing players in now helps immerse them in the lore and the dramatic build-up to the post-apocalyptic world we’ll see with Resurgence. Plus, they get the chance to win first-generation NFTs that will prove invaluable further down the line.” 

For the chance to receive an invitation for the free mint, register for the Resurgence email newsletter at resurgence-game.io.

Subscribe to the project’s social channels for more details about opportunities to win the Cryotag NFTs and join the ARG.

Media contact: 

Martin Day, public relations and community manager — martin@maze-theory.com