Codename Chimera’s first game is a blockchain game that uses the Ethereum main net. It is easy to learn and play from any device that can run a browser. It has been developed as an experiment for the Chimeras as a training ground.
Codename Chimera is based on the concept of a player-owned and controlled virtual character in the form of a non-fungible token that can move without any restriction between games and platforms, retaining all of its previously earned progression.
Codename Chimera is a window into a world of heroic battles and dark humor set in the age of Invasion, where Earth is attacked by beings from other dimensions and the surviving humanity is under siege from all sides by Heaven and Hell. Mutant cyborg mercenaries and nightmarish alien creatures crawl through the dimensional portals, intent on eating and enslaving the rest of the world. Against them stands the United Nations Army, composed of Bio-Engineered Chimeras, devoted Templars of the Gates, and innumerable ranks of drifters from countless worlds.
The Chimeraverse is vast and home to many different creatures, all vying for dominance and territory. This seemingly apocalyptic setting provides endless opportunities for adventures, world-building, and gaming. Maybe you are inspired to collect and play as a Chimera, and fight in bloody battles against epic monsters. Maybe you like to read and watch the adventures of carefree super mutants in an absurd world. Maybe it’s for collecting, finding the perfect and strongest creature. There is no wrong way to go about engaging with the open universe of Codename Chimera, so buckle up, roll a Chimera, and get ready for battle.
Age of Invasion
In 2010, thousands of cracks arose in time and space, opening portals to far-away galaxies and alternate dimensions. Through these portals, creatures came with godlike powers and nearly destroyed all of humanity in a blink. Nations of the Earth managed to survive and raise armies against the invaders. After more than a decade of war, when humanity had strengthened and taken back territories from the monsters, another apocalyptic event shattered the surviving dreams. An unnatural planetary eclipse amplified the energies of the portals, making things far worse than before; this is called the Second Coming.
Every Chimera was once a human who volunteered to be part of the experimental super soldier program of the US Military. They underwent dozens of genetic transformations to acquire the strongest animal traits. Better vision, hearing, strength, and stamina. With tiny brain implants, they modified their aggression, boosted their reaction time, increased their pain threshold, and even enhanced their muscle growth. Their skin is strengthened at the molecular level, woven by nanobots from various ceramics. After all this, their bodies waited in suspended animation for the Second Coming.
Their creators taped the energies of the eclipse and infused the Chimeras with it, creating an army of supernatural mutants with unimaginable powers. They retained part of their humanity and personality, but they are no longer human.
Project: Codename Chimera
After the apocalyptic events of 2010, a soldier named Nantz, the hero of Los Angeles, took advantage of the support he received and started building Tartarus beneath the ruins of Los Angeles with Dr. Wat In a short time, the greatest genetic firm, Cellshaker, joined the project led by Dr. Wu. They immediately started their volunteer program, looking for subjects with aggressive and high survival instincts. The project’s success surpassed their wildest dreams.
Dimensional portals are cracks in space-time, doorways to other worlds. In 2010, nearly 200 portals opened on Earth, and three times more at the Second Coming. Portals vary in size and shape; some are open only for a few seconds, but some are open constantly.
Portals have a dangerous side effect, which we call blight. When a portal opens, the connected world starts to seep into ours. The biome begins to change, starting with the weather; alien flora and fauna follow, and it continues to spread until the portal is open. Transforms everything in its wake, except other biomes fueled by the portals.
General Nantz is the most decorated soldier alive in this era. He is the founder of Codename Chimera and the leader of the Chimeras, a military force of unrivaled power. He is skilled in tactics, a natural-born leader, and an expert in any kind of combat. He earned his medals fighting with extreme prejudice and effectiveness during the first two years of the invasion around the globe.
Uncle Wat’s Bazaar
Dr. Wat, or Uncle Wat, is an extremist genius scientist and the first Chimera. Wat is the sole survivor of an extremist occult group whose dark ritual one night brought about the apocalypse. Their intention was to borrow some mystical powers from an ancient god, but something else happened. Thanks to a club sandwich he had eaten that day, Wat survived the ritual by accident. Something inside that sandwich shielded him from that power and transformed him into something reptilian. He resides among the Chimeras, aiding his sons and daughters in the safe zone.
Uncle Wat’s Bazaar
Uncle Wat’s Bazaar is the black market of Tartarus. As in any extreme security prison, inmates cannot have any items of property
Their only source is the Bazaar, where the most valuable trade item is the Tartarus Fungi and the most sought-after one is Uncle Wat’s special dishes.
It is a rare type of fungus, actually a multi-dimensional fungus. It only grows near micro portals, and these portals only present for a short period of time. These micro-portals are more common around high-density sources of mystical energy, such as large portals or powerful supernatural beings. In Tartarus, where more than ten thousand Chimera live, this fungus is more common. Digesting it raw is extremely dangerous even for a Chimera, but the dishes made by Uncle Wat from these fungi are super useful for Chimeras who want to be stronger or faster.
Dr. Wu is the Chief Geneticist at Codename Chimera and an employee of Cellshaker, the company that made the US President. He is the proud “father” of all the Chimeras.
Templars of the Gates
The Templars are the soldiers of a new world religion, the Gate to the Greater Good. Initially, it was only a cult in Europe, but their philosophy found many followers around the world. They believe one of the portals will open Heaven’s door.
The Chimeras are silly yet extremely dangerous bio-engineered super soldiers of the future, created to hunt down alien threats.
This indicates how strong is the character and how likely it is to cause damage in deadly hand to hand combat.
This indicates the character physical resilience against physical harm.
This tells you how fast your character reacts in combat and other dangerous situations.
It represents how smart the character is, and it’s used for defend or further enhance mental attacks. This attribute is not used in the training grounds.
Hit points show how much damage a character can sustain before it succumbs to its injuries.
Each Chimera has its own individual set of attributes which are present on a data card. Here, we are explaining what the Attributes of War are, while the game rules explain how they are used in-game.
This is the identification number of the character and the serial number in the series.
Character State Icon
It shows in which state the character is. Currently, there are Defender, Challenger, and Resting states.
The Name of the Character. It can be changed by the owner freely any time.
Owning a Chimera puts you in command of an extremely deadly bioengineered super soldier. The game rules tell you everything you need to know in order to use your Chimera to massacre your opponent in a quick, deadly battle in the maze of Tartarus. Tartarus is the Chimera training ground: a vast, constantly changing, multi-level maze deep underground. It is a prison and test facility for the new, uncontrollable, cannibalistic Chimeras, where six of the nine districts are kill zones filled with traps, and the rest serves as Safe zones. Based on their performance in these Kill zones, the Chimeras are selected to go out and deal with alien threats.
There is two option to enter a Kill zone, one is to Create a Battle and enter the Kill zone as Defender, cautiously exploring the zone or as a Challenger who seeks blood and glorious victory. No matter which side you are comfortable with, the game goal is to win as many battles as you can and evolve your Chimera.
Create a Battle
The character who wishes to be a Defender creates a battle by choosing the Create Battle option or using the sign on the character data card. Creating a battle is an interaction with the game-controlling smart contract, and it cost a small amount of gas. After you approve the transaction, the character will appear on the kill zone list mixed with other Chimeras. On this list, all abilities, attributes, Token IDs, and even the image of the Chimera are hidden and remain hidden until a Challenger accepts the Battle. A Chimera who creates a battle remains in the state of Defender until someone accepts the Battle and resolves it.
Those who wish to play as a Challenger need only to choose a battle from the list and accept that battle. Accepting the battle is an interaction with the game-controlling smart contract, and it costs a small amount of gas. After you approve the transaction, the battle immediately begins. First, the hidden defender is revealed along with its defending power, then the contract calculates the challenger’s attack power. If the challenger’s attack power is equal to or higher than the defender’s defense power, the challenger wins. If the attack power is not higher than the defense power, the defender wins. To resolve a battle, the winner needs to claim their rewards. And remember, a chimera can be a challenger even if it is in a defensive state.
Claiming the rewards of a battle is an interaction with the game-controlling smart contract, which costs a small amount of gas. After you approve the transaction, your NFT is upgraded. The rewards for the defender and challenger are slightly different. If the Defender wins, its Stamina and Reflex Attributes grow. If the Challenger wins, the Strength and Reflex Attributes rise. In exchange for this, the loser’s Hit Points are reduced by one.
When a Chimera’s Hit Points reach zero, the Chimera dies. You are unable to Create a Battle or be a Challenger using a Chimera with zero Hit Points. To raise a Chimera’s Hit Points, it needs to be in a Resting state or you need to give it a Treat.
By clicking the heart-shaped icon on the data card, the Chimera goes into a resting state. The resting Chimera receives 3 hit points every 24 hours. It can be interrupted at any time. Resting is also an interaction with the game-controlling smart contract, which costs a small amount of gas.
Treats are special dishes made by Uncle Wat. These dishes are highly effective mutagens which have an extremely positive effect on the Chimeras. Their use is not limited but some of these treats have limited use.
What is a Chimera?
According to Greek mythology, Chimera is a fearsome monster, composed of different animal parts. In biology Chimera is a single organism composed of cells with more than one genotype. Codename-Chimera subjects are surgically and genetically modified humans with animal traits.
Who are we–the developers?
We are average human beings, obsessed with games and passionate about our work. We try to combine both: to make a living from our obsession and passion.
Why did we create the game?
Seeing the biggest game companies burn and fail made us sad. Their failure gave us gamers the opportunity to breed new life into this space. Thanks to Ethereum and the pioneers in this area like Crypto kitties and Axxie, NFTs are the best thing that has happened in a long time.
What gave you the inspiration?
Good question. When Codename Chimera was born in my head, it was something different. But the main idea came from many things like action figures to tabletop miniatures. From creature feature movies to comic books and role playing games. But I think all this love started with Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion creatures that I saw as a child.
What are the rules of the game?
We are going to publish the basic game rules with the game.
What is Metamask? Is it possible to play without it?
Metamask is a cryptocurrency wallet, used for interactions on the Ethereum blockchain. Codename-Chimera users needs to connect a MetaMask in order to complete the transactions in the game.
If I don’t have MetaMask, how can I add the wallet to the game?
MetaMask is available as a browser extension and as a mobile app. Hence it is easy and fast to create a wallet.
Can I play on my phone or tablet?
Yes, it is possible to play on pc, tablet and mobile.
What is the next step after switching on MetaMask?
No looking back… you can start minting your Chimera.
What does “minting” mean?
Minting a Chimera means that we create our own Chimera. And this takes only some seconds.
How many Chimeras can be minted in total? Is there a limit?
The exact number of Chimeras is ten thousand and a hundred and one.
How many pieces are in the collection?
I’ve never counted but it’s a bit more than a hundred if we count the lower body variations with tails. And I needed to remove body parts because the permutation is on high for a limited series and I also need traits for the other factions. Oops 🙂 No color variations or lame re-skins. Chimeras have a unique look.
What can be done with the Chimeras?
You can love them, pet them, send them to beat the crap out of other Chimeras. Right now that’s all. Of course you can trade them or send them to your friends and family. A Chimera is fun for the whole family 🙂
Are there secondary royalties?
Royalties, Project Chimera gets 10% share from every second market re-sell.
Is it possible to model rarities?
Yes! It’s a big yes. I shuffled the Chimera traits to 3 different rarities. Common, uncommon and rare. The chances are fair, but if somebody wants a perfect look at Medusa or Minotaurus like Chimera. The fitting parts are in different rarity. So good luck to you out there.
What can I do with the Chimera NFTs? Can they be traded?
Sure, Chimeras are compatible with most of the marketplaces out there. Like OpenSea or Rarible.
Why is Chimera a good investment?
Because I’m not giving up developing the game and Chimeras are not just for collectors. Chimeras are digital action figures or characters and I hope someday our Chimeras are going to be present in many games and in the metaverse too. Which metaverse? All of them 🙂