5HeadGames Joins Forces with Polygon to Build Fun and Engaging Web3 Games

5HeadGames
4 min readMar 9, 2023

5HeadGames has officially teamed up with Polygon, a leading blockchain platform, to create engaging and innovative games with web3 functionality. This exciting new collaboration will combine 5HeadGames’ desire to develop engaging content with player asset ownership and Polygon’s cutting-edge blockchain technology to produce truly unique gaming experiences.

What is Enders Gate?

Enders Gate is the first game in the pipeline for this collaboration between 5HeadGames and Polygon. Players will be able to battle online by constructing a deck of up to 30 NFT trading cards.

Gameplay:

In Enders Gate, each player conducts their turn lasting several seconds with the goal of depleting each other’s Life points. The game has six elements that follow a “Rock-Paper-Scissors” format, with the previous element having a slight advantage over the next. Strategy is key, as players will have to mix card effects with the six elements in the game while managing their gold reserves to win.

Enders Gate is sure to appeal to trading card game fans, collectors, and those new to the genre.

Learn more about our game phases, Card types, and General gameplay by visiting our Whitepaper!

Story:

Like many great trading card games, Enders Gate also offers an exciting new dimension to storytelling with its deep lore told through the original Web3 Comic book Series. The series will be published on Polygon later in the year and will provide players with a rich backstory and context for their battles.

Humans vs Ogres Chapter 1

Links:

Enders Gate Website: https://endersgate.gg

Play Enders Gate through your web Browser: https://endersgate.app

Download Enders Gate on Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FiveHeadGames.EndersGateTCG

Enders Gate Whitepaper: https://app.gitbook.com/s/-Mk7WfsQmn6GVKe5X77j/welcome/master

What is Polygon?

Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting two major types of solutions:

Secured chains (aka Layer 2 chains): Scaling solutions that rely on Ethereum for security instead of establishing their own validator pool. Polygon will support other major Layer 2 solutions such as Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, thus basically becoming a one-of-a-kind “Layer 2 aggregator”.

Secured chains are a good fit for (1) applications that require the highest level of security and (2) startups, i.e. young projects and communities (looking to establish a sufficiently decentralized and secure validator pool).

Additionally, Polygon SDK will support and offer a number of auxiliary solutions and products which will extend Polygon functionalities, improve the developer experience and introduce support for specific use cases. Examples of such solutions and products include:

  • Inter-chain messaging protocols and modules;
  • Data availability services;
  • Shared security services;
  • Adaptors for external blockchain networks;
  • App-specific modules;
  • Enterprise modules and products;
  • Premium products and solutions etc.

Polygon effectively transforms Ethereum into a full-fledged multi-chain system (aka Internet of Blockchains). This multi-chain system is akin to other ones such as Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche, etc, but with at least three major upsides:

  1. It is able to fully benefit from Ethereum’s network effects. This is because it is built as an integral part of the Ethereum ecosystem, while the aforementioned projects are competing ecosystems built from scratch.
  2. It is inherently more secure. Polygon uses Ethereum, the most secure and battle-tested programmable blockchain in the world, as the economic hub and source of security. In contrast, the competing projects use recently launched and less expressive chains for this purpose.
  3. It is more open and powerful, primarily in terms of the architecture types it can support. This is because (1) Polygon is built on Ethereum, so it can trivially incorporate basically any scaling or infrastructure solution from the Ethereum ecosystem, and (2) we fully adopt Ethereum’s ethos of open innovation and we designed Polygon with it as one of the main design goals.

An important and little-known fact to note here is that Ethereum is already the biggest multi-chain system in the world. Its ecosystem organically developed and grew and it currently encompasses:

  • 50+ EVM networks (source);
  • Hundreds of enterprise chains;
  • Dozens of Layer 2 implementations.

Why did we choose to build on Polygon?

Our goal is to create a gaming experience that not only utilizes the benefits of blockchain technology such as asset verification, anti-cheat measures, consumer ownership of in-game items, and facilitate peer-to-peer transactions between players, but also seamlessly integrates with the user’s gameplay.

We believe that Polygon is the perfect solution and home for Enders Gate as we expand into the blockchain and onboard trading card game enthusiasts. We look forward to continuing to build and bring new gaming experiences to our players.

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5HeadGames

Founded in 2021, 5HeadGames is a small game development studio focused on delivering engaging experiences tied to both Web2 and Web3.