Immutable (IMX) zkEVM Integrates ERC-1155 Token Standard for Enhanced Game Development - Blockchain.News

Immutable (IMX) zkEVM Integrates ERC-1155 Token Standard for Enhanced Game Development

Timothy Morano Jun 25, 2024 11:33

Immutable (IMX) zkEVM now supports ERC-1155, offering game developers greater flexibility, efficiency, and versatility in creating in-game assets.

Immutable (IMX) zkEVM Integrates ERC-1155 Token Standard for Enhanced Game Development

Immutable (IMX) zkEVM Mainnet Early Access has been live since late January, and the momentum has been astounding, with over 130 of the 330+ well-funded games building on Immutable committed to developing on Immutable zkEVM, according to

Why ERC-1155 on Immutable zkEVM is a Gamechanger

ERC-1155 is a versatile token standard that allows for the creation of both fungible and non-fungible tokens within a single smart contract. This opens up a world of possibilities for game developers to create diverse and engaging in-game assets on Immutable zkEVM, from characters and weapons to resources and consumables.

The benefits of ERC-1155 for web3 game development are clear:

  • Flexibility: Developers can create a wide range of asset types in a single contract, simplifying management and enabling dynamic gameplay. This is a major upgrade from ERC-20 tokens, which are homogeneous within a contract.
  • Efficiency: Batch minting and transfers reduce gas costs, making it more economical to create and distribute assets at scale. This is especially valuable for games with high volumes of in-game items.
  • Versatility: ERC-1155 is perfect for in-game resources and consumables that players collect in large quantities, complementing the unique ERC-721 assets. This allows for a more diverse and engaging gaming experience.
  • Simplified Management: By consolidating game assets into a single ERC-1155 contract, developers can streamline the game's backend, making it easier to manage and update in-game items.

The ERC-1155 Minting API on Immutable zkEVM

Immutable has made it straightforward to mint ERC-1155 tokens on Immutable zkEVM with its enhanced Minting API, which now supports both ERC-721 and ERC-1155. The API offers several key features:

  • Easy Minting: Whether creating a single unique item or a batch of common resources, the API supports minting ERC-1155 tokens individually or in batches.
  • Simple Tracking: Developers can filter and check the status of minting requests, making it easy to manage large-scale asset creation.
  • Customizable Metadata: Add rich details to tokens during creation, giving each asset type unique characteristics and properties.
  • Efficient Quantity Management: Mint up to 100 different token types or player wallets in a single request, facilitating the distribution of assets.
  • Familiar Interface: Designed to be accessible to a wide range of developers, including those from a web2 gaming background.

ERC-1155 assets will appear similar to ERC-721 assets in the Blockchain Data API but will be labeled as ERC-1155. No new endpoints are required to support ERC-1155.

Additionally, the Orderbook has been adapted to support ERC-1155 with partial fills, enhancing the trading experience for players.

Immutable's Commitment to Web3 Game Development

With Immutable zkEVM and enhanced ERC-1155 support, developers now have all the tools needed to build the next AAA web3 game, whether it’s a complex RPG with thousands of unique items or a casual mobile game with tradable resources. With over 330+ games building on Immutable's tech stack, many set to launch in the coming weeks and months, Immutable is becoming the home of web3 gaming.

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