Himo World is just over a week away from its initial DEX offering (IDO) that will see the project’s eponymous native token go on sale across no fewer than five Launchpads.
A nonfungible token (NFT)-based strategy game that compels players to build battle decks composed of different in-game characters and square off against other gamers, Himo World is the brainchild of Vietnam-based Gamefox Studios.
Notable for its free-to-play, play-to-earn, create-to-earn and compete-to-earn models, the blockchain gaming venture combines Match-3 gameplay with deck building and strategy, offering up an array of unique characters that players can use to build their decks and achieve the upper hand.
Powered by Binance Smart Chain (BSC), the game will be made available on both web and mobile devices, and players will have the choice to compete in player-vs-player (PvP), player-vs-environment (PvE), and tournament game modes. The HIMO token, meanwhile, will be available for staking and can be used to upgrade a player’s battle deck at any time.
Himo World initial DEX offering
The project’s IDO kicks off on Jan. 19 on the Gamestarter Launchpad platform. Subsequently, a raft of IDOs will be separately conducted on PoolZ, TrustPad, NFTb and Gamestation on Jan. 22.
PoolZ will play host to the largest of the offerings, with 3,125,000 HIMO tokens up for grabs for 0.04 BUSD, equating to a dollar value hard cap of $125,000. Gamestarter will have 1,875,000 tokens up for sale, amounting to a hard cap of $75,000. The other three Launchpads will each host 2,500,000 HIMO tokens, with hard caps of $100,000.
Expectations are high for the IDO following extremely successful seed and private sale rounds, which attracted investment from many of the most recognizable venture capital firms in the cryptosphere. Among the investors who took part in Himo World’s seed and private sale rounds were Exnetwork, Poolz, Spores and Mochilab (nonfungible token (NFT) marketplaces), Vitex Capital, Oddiyana, Hawks Hunter, Golden Shovel, MH Ventures, Insignius Capital, AREA13, Azer Capital, Wealthunion, Verichains, Infinitypad and Coinlab.
Himo World looks to subvert the recent trend in blockchain gaming, which means players have to pay an upfront fee to engage with the game at all; uniquely, Himo World offers earning opportunities even for those whose crypto wallet balance is zero. Its create-to-earn concept is also unusual, as players can earn by simply using their imagination and creativity to construct marketable heroes, which are tradable as NFTs.
The project is backed by an experienced team with backgrounds ranging from the video game industry to the crypto space and beyond. The release’s co-founders have wide-ranging experience across major software and game development companies, including Sony, Miniclip, Scopely and others. Himo World’s chief marketing officer previously worked for major brands such as McAfee, Bupa and Adobe.
Himo World is already deep into its technical development, and the project’s roadmap suggests the majority of the game’s features will be ready to roll by Q2 of this year. Ongoing development will also see virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) eventually integrated into the game, giving rise to the possibility of navigating Himo World’s interactive metaverse via wearable goggles and sensors.
About Himo World
Himo World is an NFT game that features deck building, strategy mechanics combined with Match-3 gameplay. It's super easy to play, but unlike other casual Match-3 games, it's hard to master.
The game features free-to-play, create-to-earn and a new way to earn that we believe will become the next trend in NFT gaming: compete-to-earn. Additionally, we have multiple game modes, including PvE with Rogue-like and PvP, seasonal ranking system, tournament, items staking and more to come in the future.
Contact: Vu Nguyen
Role: Chief Marketing Officer