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Impostors is a Play-and-Earn gaming metaverse completely redefining the social deduction genre with its initial gameplay modes. In its core, murder mystery-themed gameplay mode, one or more players are “impostors” that go around killing the “innocents.” When bodies are discovered, a round of voting occurs where players attempt to oust the murderous ones within their ranks. Between voting rounds, innocents attempt to complete various “tasks,” which come in the form of a variety of mini-games around the map.
The innocents win by voting out all the impostors or completing all their tasks before being killed. The impostors win by killing all the innocents before they complete their tasks or before they are voted out.
Social deduction is a relatively young genre in the online gaming space that took the world by storm as the global pandemic erupted in 2020. The game style is fun, accessible and – most importantly – highly social. With the niche being home to almost 500 million users, it is in many ways the perfect lane for Web3 gaming to gain supremacy. In addition, the leading games in the social deduction genre are dramatically underdeveloped compared to genres like MMORPG or First-Person Shooters, and there is a clear lack of AAA quality competitors.
The team behind Impostors believes that social gaming serves as the ideal bridge to the metaverse. Social games allow for interpersonal interactions that build community – a core element of the Web3 movement. The combination of factors around social deduction, or social gaming as a whole, makes it the perfect niche to create the first hit NFT gaming ecosystem.
Social deduction is just the first gameplay experience that will be housed within the Impostors Metaverse. The Impostors team will continue to build out the gaming ecosystem and its economy in the months and years to come. As a fast-developing gaming ecosystem, more features, tools, and game modes will be added on an ongoing basis.
Impostors will host an array of tools that allow any player to create their own fun and immersive gameplay experiences within the game client. This means that Impostors could one day be home to hundreds or even thousands of game modes for players to choose from and leverage their NFTs.
To be long-term successful and sustainable, Web3 networks require sufficient decentralization and robust tools for all users to contribute. Regardless of the complexities of game development, this must remain as true within the metaverse as it is in DeFi or any other area of the blockchain space.
At its core, Impostors is a platform that will empower users with two key tools:
- the “Map Maker” will allow users to customize their own maps and rules within existing modes like social deduction
- The “Game Mode Maker” will provide powerful tools for users and companies to build their own scripting logic. The Impostors Metaverse aims to be continually updated with new, original games to create a diversity of experiences and new ways to earn.
These tools will unleash the power and creativity of the community, allowing them to create unlimited gameplay experiences and even monetize them by selling their creations as NFTs to the marketplace. In this way, Impostors strives to become a true UGC Sandbox in which players contribute to the in-game content that is available to all.