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A legendary game developer enters the NFT space with Metropolis Origins

  • Origins of the metropolis is a cyberpunk collectible card game on the Wax Blockchain
  • Legendary game developer Graeme Devine (7th guest, Halo Wars, Quake III Arena) and a talented indie studio are spearheading the project.
  • November 17 marked the release of the Founders Pack – a rare and limited first edition of all cards
  • Cardholders can play an awesome beta and the full 1.0 release is scheduled for Spring 2022
The card game:
Origins of the metropolis is a fast-paced collectible card game set in a dark and humorous cyberpunk future where humans and AI coexist as equals – sometimes peacefully, sometimes not. Based on Graeme Devine 1987 adventure game Metropolisthe trading card game marks the start of a new IP franchise that will be expanded across multiple platforms.

Origins of the metropolis pays homage to classic card games, like magic the gathering, but introduces a quick tactical twist on the genre. Players who own at least 50 cards will be able to play a beta version of the game. The beta includes multiplayer and AI matches, leaderboard, deck builder, and custom special effects and animations. For a beta, the fast-paced card game is on par with other pro-level games.

The card game starts a community. Members can not only play the game, but participate in the franchise right from the start, building on the characters and the richly imagined cyber world. A CCG powered by the Wax blockchain, Origins of the metropolis allows players to purchase their cards as NFTs, giving them a permanent investment in a world that will expand over time to include new stories, games, and immersive experiences.

Specialst is a playable card from the Metropolis Origins Government faction. In the vast tradition of gaming, Wexler Bionics introduced the Specialist in 2283, designed specifically for subtlety and infiltration.


The team
Spearheading the game is legendary developer Graeme Devine (7th Guest, Halo Wars, Quake III Arena). He is joined by Naomi Augustine-Yee (Riot Games), game designer and screenwriter Austin Grossman (System Shock, Dishonored), comic book creator Andy Lanning (guardians of the galaxy), and a list of talented people media and games that previously worked together at Magic Leap and worked variously at Atari, Microsoft, Blizzard Activision, Marvel, Kotaku, Gizmodo, and DC Comics.
Origins of the metropolis is the first game set in Metropolis, a fictional world that will grow and expand as the team develops additional stories and games. An Augmented Reality experience with Snapchat, a PC game and comics are already on the team’s roadmap.

The delivery of the Founder’s Pack

Marked “Founder Pack” cards Metropolis Origin’s first NFT card deposit. People could purchase five different packs: 25-card random packs, a 250-card box, and 50 card packs based on the game’s three factions: Corporate, Government, and Underground.

The NFT game had its limited edition Founders Pack sale on November 17. Presale for website subscribers sold out in less than 3 minutes. Some packs are still available for consumer purchase.

“Launch was a wild ride, we learned a lot, but something new and different for me is that we launched with our community on our side. It’s very exciting. – Graeme Devine, developer main for Origins of the metropolis.

Trading Cards is currently a featured collection on Nefty Blocks, a popular site for purchasing NFT card packs.

Benefits of the Founder’s Pack Collector

Citizens with at least 50 “Founder pack” cards can already access a beta version of the game. The limited “Founder Pack” version will be the only cards released with the words “Founder” written on them. As the Origins of the metropolis the game is expanding, owners of the “Founder Pack” will still be able to access the original beta version of the game. A full 1.0 version is planned for spring 2022.

There will also be special gifts for Founder Pack owners. The first freebie is for a rare “Early Retirement” card that was not included in the Nov. 17 drop. On November 21, all players who own 50 cards and link the game to their Wax account will receive the exclusive card.

In Metropolis Origins, most maps belong to one of three different factions: Underground, Government, and Corporate.


About Qxr Studios
Origins of the metropolis is the first version of Qxr Studios, a new company founded by gaming and media veterans to create new worlds, games and immersive experiences. The release of NFT served as a method of funding for the independent studio.

Qxr Studios views gaming and storytelling as the heart of any creative endeavor. Origins of the metropolis does not support a play-to-win feature. The studio believes in playing for fun, not going through repetitive interactions to earn money (otherwise known as “work”).