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Shrapnel Launches Early Access Demo on Epic Games Store

Seattle’s innovative game development studio, Neon Machine, announces the early access launch of “Shrapnel.” This first-person extraction shooter is now available on the Epic Games Store.

Shrapnel game screenshot showing character with Sigma Wave ability in action
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Shrapnel’s New Development Approach

Titled “Shrapnel Training Exercises One (STX1),” the demo signals a shift in game development. It emphasizes community engagement and transparency. In contrast to typical AAA games, Neon Machine invites players to shape the game’s future.

Experience the Gameplay of STX1

STX1 introduces players to well-developed characters, three types of guns, and a grenade. The debut of the “Sigma Wave” ability enhances gameplay. Additionally, the game focuses on deep customization for characters, weapons, and maps.

Community Involvement in Shrapnel’s Development

Neon Machine emphasizes community involvement. Over 100,000 Discord members and 350,000 followers contribute to “Shrapnel’s” development. Notably, about 3,000 players have invested in Extraction Packs.

Shrapnel’s Integration of Blockchain Technology

To celebrate STX1’s release, players can win SHRAP tokens worth $100,000 from February 8 to 10. This event highlights “Shrapnel’s” use of NFTs and cryptocurrency through the Avalanche blockchain.

Shrapnel’s Position in the Gaming Market

“Shrapnel” uniquely blends traditional gameplay excitement with blockchain technology. Its presence on the Epic Games Store, which boasts 230 million PC gamers, sets it up for mainstream success.

The Future and Vision of Shrapnel

Despite skepticism about blockchain in gaming, Neon Machine remains optimistic. “Shrapnel” aims to redefine gaming experiences, inviting players, developers, and blockchain enthusiasts to join its innovative journey.

The Ongoing Evolution of Shrapnel

As “Shrapnel” progresses in early access, it looks forward to a full release in 2025. Early supporters are key participants in its evolution, marking a new era in gaming.

February 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Updated February 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm

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