Ancient8 Chain is Live on Mainnet!

Ancient8 is now live on mainnet!
Ancient8 is now live on mainnet!

In a major leap forward, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Ancient8 Mainnet, a crucial step in our mission to support a million builders and inspire a global community of 100 million gamers. Ancient8 Chain, integrating the robust OP Stack with Celestia underneath, stands as the Ethereum Layer 2 for gaming, strategically addressing scalability and adoption challenges in fully on-chain games and consumer DApps. This integration marks a pivotal advancement in our mission.

Following the successful Testnet V1 and V2 launches, we've fine-tuned the network to create an environment where game developers and players can thrive. We now present the Ancient8 Mainnet, empowering game developers and gamers to seamlessly create and experience the most innovative games on the Ancient8 Chain - an embodiment of our dedication to driving innovation and collaboration in the dynamic world of Web3 gaming.

From Successful Testnet to Robust Mainnet

Our vision for an Ethereum Layer 2 has been nurtured since the middle of 2022, it is not until September 2023 did the journey begin with the launch of Ancient8 Testnet V1. This pivotal moment marked the initiation of our mission to empower game developers, enabling them to create cost-effective and innovative on-chain gaming experiences. In response to valuable community feedback, we undertook further refinement, tailoring and fortifying Ancient8 Chain with the integration of Celestia in Testnet V2.

Throughout the testnet phases, we achieved significant milestones thanks to the invaluable support of the developer communities. This collaborative effort allowed us to approach the Mainnet release with necessary improvements, addressing game development needs, including:

  • Onboarding essential games and resolving infrastructure puzzles
  • Establishing a diverse and unique on-chain game list
  • Fostering education and community collaboration through modular blockchain concepts

Moving forward, Testnet V2 will remain operational as a robust testing ground for games and DApps, ensuring the continuous development of the Ancient8 Ecosystem.

Ancient8 Ecosystem 

With the goal of onboarding Web2 users and shaping the Web3 gaming landscape to transcend traditional boundaries, Ancient8 is dedicated to establishing crucial prerequisites that facilitate first-class and innovative on-chain games on the Ancient8 Chain. Therefore, we take tremendous pride in witnessing the rapid growth of the Ancient8 Ecosystem.

Partners in Ancient8 Ecosystem

Ancient8 Foundation empowers developers and gamers to take ownership of player-owned economies, NFTs, and digital assets. Through the Ancient8 Chain, we aim to establish a platform for value accumulation and equitable distribution among stakeholders. 

In order to achieve this ideal utopia, we are committed to stand up to the vision of standardizing the under-layer infrastructure, further enhancing interoperability and providing builders with seamless access to innovative gaming SDKs and technology. With the launch of Ancient8 mainnet, we are excited to further advance towards the above objectives with creative community initiatives both vertically and horizontally.

Games Built On Ancient8 Chain

Ancient8 Chain is designed to empower, support, and elevate games to new heights

Ancient8 Chain is the bedrock of Web3 gaming development, designed to empower, support, and elevate games to new heights. Moreover, with the commitment to on-chain innovation, game developers and game studios will be provided with strategic support, resources and avenues for product distribution and community traction.

Games on Ancient8 Chain not only thrive but emerge stronger, leveraging our rich ecosystem. We're excited to partner with games ready to redefine on-chain gaming experiences, including:

  • Onchain Clash: A fully on-chain game, seamlessly blending territorial claims and expansion dynamics inspired by Pixel War, Go Game, and Paperio. 
  • Omnizone: Omnizone is one of the first fully on-chain games that combines tactical role-playing elements with a high-stakes battle royale format, running on omnichain.
  • MasterDuel: An online gaming platform that aims to create a gaming environment where players can connect, duel and earn real rewards while playing.
  • Wee Pepe: A fully on-chain game featuring Pepe The Frog, where players must save the endangered planet Pepe by building a city on the moon. 
  • DeWorld: The world's first fully on-chain game to enable players to cultivate & enhance their own farms using NFTs.

The Future of Ancient8 Chain 

Following successful Testnet phases, Ancient8 Chain will step into the future with the launch of the Ancient8 Mainnet. This release introduces a range of pioneering value:

  • Empowerment of autonomous worlds
  • Modular design
  • Scalability and throughput advantages
  • EVM compatibility
  • Security and trust
  • Interoperability and collaboration

Looking ahead, Ancient8 aims to strengthen network decentralization and build a robust gaming community. With that goal in mind, we envision a continuously evolving Web3 gaming forefront, where decentralized technology and community collaboration coexist in harmony.

Equally important, we value early adopters who have made substantial contributions to the Ancient8 ecosystem. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce the Ancient8 Mainnet campaign, where ecosystem participants have the opportunity to be the first to experience exciting upcoming roadmaps, earn exclusive badges of honor upon mission completion, and symbolize their contribution to the success of the Ancient8 Chain.

Access the Ancient8 Mainnet campaign here

About Ancient8

Ancient8 is building an ETH gaming Layer 2 built with OP Stack. We offer a suite of Web3 gaming infrastructure tools that serve as the distribution and marketing channel for games globally. With Space3 Game Publishing Platform, Ancient8 Gaming Guild, Reneverse Web3 Ads engine, A8ID, and Gosu Network, Ancient8 is dedicated to onboard millions of gamers to Web3 gaming, while providing unparalleled support to game developers looking to reach more players. Ancient8’s products have helped 100+ Web3 games and 200K+ users better navigate Web3.

Ancient8 has raised $10M in total financing from leading investors including Pantera, Dragonfly, Hashed, Makers Fund, Mechanism, Coinbase, IOSG, Jump, Animoca.

Join us in shaping the future of decentralized applications with Ancient8 Chain.

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