Shiba Inu Game: Everything You Need To Know

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April 7, 2022: Updated to include information from the latest Shiba Inu AMA, and other developer comments.

When the SHIB team first announced the Shiba Inu Game in November 2021, it swept holders into a wave of excitement.

Joining plenty of other new NFT games set to launch in the future, the Shiba Inu Game will expand the Shiba Inu ecosystem even further, joining up with the likes of the Shiberse Metaverse project.

Since the announcement, we’ve received constant streams of information about the SHIB games. We’ve compiled all the information we know so far, so keep reading to find out everything you need on the Shiba Inu games.

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What Is The Shiba Inu Game?

The Shiba Inu Game is actually two games, split into both a classic mobile game, and an NFT game that will make use of the Shiboshi NFTs.

Developed by Playside Studios and William Volk, the mobile game is designed to bring in more casual players. It will feature in-app purchases. The blockchain version of the game will add further value to the Shiboshi NFTs, and include play-to-earn elements.

However, we aren’t fully sure as to what the other gameplay differences are between the games just yet. Most of the information coming out about the games does not distinguish between the two. As such, the following information could refer to either the mobile game, the play-to-earn game, or both.

Shiba Inu Game Gameplay

We have yet to see any gameplay from the Shiba Inu Games, but developer William Volk assured listeners of the February AMA that it would not be a simple clone of other card games.

The Shiba Inu Game will be a multiplayer collectable card game, featuring 1000 SHIB-inspired cards. As SHIB project lead Shytoshi Kusama tweeted, these will include a special card based on SHIB founder Ryoshi. The cards are expected to reference the Shiba ecosystem more.

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In designs for a Pizza Shiboshi seen by Planet Crypto, the designs of these cards, which are not a finished product, will give each card an attack and defence stat, along with a unique ability.

The card sets will be gradually revealed throughout 2022.

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Shiba Discord moderator Queenie said in the latest AMA that the cards "pay homage to past iconic games and it keeps with our meme heritage."

According to Shytoshi, players do not need a Shiboshi NFT to get involved. “You won’t need an NFT to play the game,” he said. “It’ll be more a flex to even have a card.”

We’ll keep this section updated when more information comes out about the specific features and gameplay.

Shiba Inu Game Release Date

According to PlaySide Studios, the Shiba Inu Game will launch in Q1 FY23. Based on the Australian fiscal year this means we could expect the SHIB game to launch between July and September 2022.

PlaySide also said it would work on the Shiba Inu Game “during the 8-month term of the agreement”. If this began in December, it could suggest a July 2022 release date is the most likely date.

However, as with many games, there remains the chance for a slightly delayed launch. In the February AMA, Queenie said the game will release in Q4 2022 or earlier. This matches up with Shytoshi Kusama's post in the Discord, where he said they are “hoping for Q4”.

Shiba Inu Game Burn

With the likes of Bricks Buster burning millions of SHIB every month through advertising revenue, members of the ShibArmy hope the upcoming SHIB game will include some burn mechanics.

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However, no official burning mechanisms have been announced for the game yet. In fact, Shytoshi has said that every upcoming SHIB project will include some form of burning support, aside from the game.

We’re not exactly sure what the reason is for the lack of burns related to the SHIB games, but hopefully more information will come out soon.