Team17 has partnered with Reality Gaming Group to create Worms NFT collectables, giving fans the chance to own a unique piece of video game memorabilia.
The limited edition ‘MetaWorms’ NFTs will encompass content from across the 26-year history of the franchise – which has sold 75 million units globally – in the form of unique, generative artwork.
Each MetaWorms NFT – which can be found at https://metaworms.live – will be secured and protected on the blockchain, providing documented ownership indefinitely; each digital collectable item will be 100% owned by the person that bought it. Moreover, Worms digital collectables are one-of-a-kind and cannot be copied, which makes them scarce and potentially quite valuable.
The generative MetaWorms NFTs will be created and managed by Reality Gaming Group using its Digital Asset Trading (DAT) Platform, which creates NFTs, online stores and marketplaces connected to the company’s own ‘side-chain’ of the Ethereum mainnet.
Crucially, this enables the creation of environmentally friendly NFTs that offer substantial reductions to the amount of energy used per transaction. The cost of minting 100,000 NFTs on Reality Gaming Group’s side-chain uses the same energy as the average yearly kettle usage of just 11 households.
In addition, Reality Gaming Group and Team17 have partnered with sustainability platform, Coin 4 Planet. A portion of the sale of every NFT will go directly to Refeed Farms, which is using vertical worm beds to replace synthetic fertilizers and replenish soil. This also applies to secondary market sales for the lifetime of the NFT.
“Worms remains an iconic franchise in global gaming with tens of millions of fans around the world, so we’re really excited and proud to announce our partnership with Reality Gaming Group ahead of the release of highly limited edition artwork NFTs later this year,” commented Harley Homewood, head of publishing at Team17 Digital. “The ultra-low energy technology Reality Gaming Group uses, together with their carbon neutral servers, played an essential part of the reassurances we sought before our agreement; we’re very much looking forward to giving Worms fans a chance to own a piece of our history.”
Tony Pearce, co-founder of Reality Gaming Group, added: “I’ve been a fan of Worms for over two decades, so to partner with Team17 to create an amazing collection of MetaWorms NFTs is a dream come true.
“Team17 is a Britsoft hero developer and indie games label and Worms has an iconic place in the collective gamer consciousness, so we can’t wait to give fans digital collectible artwork from across the franchise.
“This partnership is a ringing endorsement of our DAT platform and further highlights the growing importance of NFTs within the games ecosystem.”