Forgotten Runiverse

Play for Free. Own Your Progress.

Enter a grand fantasy MMORPG full of magic and wonder based on the Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult.

The Runiverse is open to anyone – begin your adventure, play, create, own land, and earn your place in the pantheon of legends while owning the things you create.

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    • Adventure: Discover hidden secrets and quests and hunt a wide array of monsters and creatures for rare treasures and experience on your way to level 50.
    • Create: Craft and forge spells, weapons, armor, houses, decorations and more, each with unique qualities determined by both materials and your mastery of crafting.
    • Build: Each plot of the world is unique and can be customized with upgrades and buildings to enhance their value and yield.
    • Trade: Grow your wealth by trading your minted creations on secondary markets or becoming a paragon of commerce in-game.
    • Discover A World Forgotten: Based on the Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult collection, the lore of the Runiverse is still being written – add your own page to this collaborative experience.
    • Connect with Your Cult: Seven Wizard cults dominate the politics of the Runiverse, each with their own goals and aspirations – which will you join?
    • Mint Your Place: Stake a claim to the Runiverse by owning and managing one of 70,000 unique plots within the world.
    • Contribute to the Story: The lore of the Runiverse is created collaboratively with the community and sourced through the Book of Lore and the contributions we see in the world.
    The Runiverse
    • Gather: A wide array of resources wait to be collected through combat, quests, and gathering locations throughout the world.
    • Craft: Create legendary and unique weapons, cosmetics, and buildings to enhance the experience for yourself and others.
    • Mint: Truly own your greatest creations by minting them to the blockchain to display, sell, or use across the web.
    • Earn: Resell and trade what you’ve minted on secondary markets and in-game – the better the creation, the more you’ll earn.
    Create to Earn
    • Friends: Play together in a massively multiplayer open world and form a party of up to four players for PvE and PvP experiences.
    • Guilds: Join the guild that fits your style and helps you reach your goals. Wizards, Warriors, merchants or something else.
    • Collaborate: Work together to take down the biggest objectives in the game, or to upgrade your communal resources and crafting stations.
    • Chill Out: Take in the views and join community events to relax, level up, and enjoy the vast world of the Runiverse.

Community Creation

Creation and building is core to the Runiverse. By contributing to the world, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the world and experience for other players. We believe in true ownership of the things you create, so you’ll be able to mint anything you create in-game to live on-chain. During our pre-release period, this is limited to Land, special event items, and the Watcher’s Ring collection.

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The Wizards Cult

Play as your NFT Wizard In-Game

Forgotten Runiverse is based on the lore of the Forgotten Runes Wizard's Cult. If you own a Forgotten Runes character, you'll be able to use that character in-game to bring your story and experience throughout this epic MMORPG.

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Gameplay testing of pre-alpha builds and limited-time events will continue through 2024 until full release. Sign up to be notified of new events and to and help us to shape the Runiverse through early pre-alpha playtesting.


  • The Forgotten Runiverse is a vast, massively multiplayer, free-to-play, pixel art MMORPG. It’s inspired by the Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult IP, a collection of 10,000 unique NFT wizards. In the Runiverse, players band together to form guilds, embark in PvE expeditions, and engage in monthly PvP leagues, all the while crafting a variety of items by gathering resources from all over the world. They can claim true ownership of resources, items, and even areas of the world by minting them into the Ethereum blockchain.

  • After setting up an account, you can log onto our server and create a Wizard.  Wizards are magic users that must use memory crystals to unlock new abilities and improve their stats, and use weapons, suits, and hats to empower their abilities. In the Runiverse, crystals and equipment are not just things you can buy in stores or find lying around; they are craftable items that you have to make yourself by following recipes and combining materials. Each time you encounter an enemy, you will obtain either materials or recipes for new crystals or equipment, which, after crafted, will allow you to encounter and defeat stronger monsters that reward you with rarer recipes and materials. As Wizards face the dangers of The Runiverse, they grow wiser, advancing towards the coveted Level 50, and specializing along the way in one of seven schools of magic.

  • Minting a digital item into a blockchain engraves it with a unique digital signature; imagine engraving a ring with your own name. 

  • The Runiverse, with its extremely crafting-oriented systems, invites players to continually search for new recipes and material combinations. This permanent generation of unique, almost “hand-made” items, is what justifies NFT integration. Like master craftspersons, players can “sign” rare or unique crystals, weapons, and decorations through the minting process.

  • One sentence: Minting as the end-result of the player experience and not as a necessary step along the way. Though The Runiverse allows players to mint any in-game asset they own (from resources, to materials, to items), the game strongly encourages them to focus their minting on the unique pixel-art creations they craft.

  • Forgotten Runiverse is a massive game, so it is hard to pinpoint a release date as development iterations and improvements alter our timelines. We’re planning to have an Early Access version available at some point in 2022 to show off the main gameplay elements with a V1.0 release in early 2023. We’ll continue to update the game and release content long after the initial 1.0 release.

  • Forgotten Runes is a web-based game.

  • No you don’t! In the game you can create your own Wizard avatar. Pick from a variety of head types, hair styles, and body types to create your own avatar. If you own a Wizard NFT you will be able to play as your unique character in the game.

  • Our white paper lays out an in-depth overview of our vision for Forgotten Runiverse. Check out our white paper here. We also have a number of blog posts that dive into the various gameplay systems. Read our blog posts here. 

  • Land in Forgotten Runiverse is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) that takes the form of different types of land plots players can purchase, build upon, develop, rent, and sell. There are five types of land plots: 8×8 Homestead, 16×16 Settlement, 32×32 Village, 64×64 Town, and 128×128 Cities.
  • Yes. Plots are sub-dividable down to 8×8 plots. You can decide what you want to zone as residential and commercial when you rent or sell it.

  • The Forgotten Runiverse community land sales are a series of online events, during which interested community members can purchase parcels of land in the world of Forgotten Runiverse.

  • For each land sale, a fixed amount of land will be available to purchase. Only those who have been put on the allow list will be able to have the opportunity to purchase land. Only homesteads, settlements, and villages will be available for purchase in the community land sales. When you choose the size plot you’d like and purchase, and the game will randomly select where your plot will be located.

  • Those who are on the allow list will have the first opportunity to purchase during every community land sale. Allow list space is limited and is not guaranteed. Sign up on our Premint page to join the allow list. You can also sign up for our email newsletter and participate in our community to improve your placement on the allow list.

  • Anyone who owns a Forgotten Runes Wizard or signs up on our Premint page here.

  • They do, but there is a cap on how much of each plot type an individual player can purchase.

  • The Forgotten Runiverse uses Ethereum blockchain technology to power land ownership and other NFTs in the game. Nearly everything you create in the Runiverse will be truly owned by you, which means you can freely buy, sell, and trade them for in-game gold. Each item you craft and plot of land that you build on will have a unique story to tell, all determined by what you and other players decide to do with it. The blockchain is a public database. This allows players to freely and securely buy, sell, and trade nearly everything they craft, even on secondary markets, and provides the digital scarcity of craftables and in-game land. A smart contract, which is a program that runs on the blockchain, is connected to each NFT. This ensures that no one, including us developers, can ever create more copies of an item. It also means that no one can hack the technology. All of the transactions are verified by the thousands of computers in the Ethereum blockchain network and attempts to “hack” the system to falsely verify a transaction is virtually impossible, as there’s no single-point-of-failure server to attack.

  • We want to be honest with you as a game company: yes, we do. Many game companies got into NFTs because they can benefit from secondary markets for the first time ever. But here’s the thing with Forgotten Runiverse: Getting resources from the secondary market allows the game to be self-sufficient. The health of our servers and content benefits from the resales on the secondary markets. So in effect, you are helping to keep the Forgotten Runiverse world alive and thriving every time you buy or sell in the game. Plus, if our game is not engaging, then the secondary markets won’t flourish and we won’t benefit. So it’s in everyone’s best interest for us to make a stellar game.

  • Gold is the in-game currency used to buy and sell goods.

  • On release, the game will have a 50 level system. Upon reaching certain levels, players will be able to choose to specialize in one of seven schools of magic. Specializing in a certain school allows characters to attune to higher level memory crystals and each school has certain abilities associated with it. Some regions of the game are only accessible to those who are part of a certain school.

  • Memory crystals provide stat boosts and unlock new abilities for the character wielding it. Wizards don’t have innate abilities, so they use memory crystals that contain abilities. When a Wizard uses a certain crystal, it remembers that ability. There are four types of memory crystals: basic crystals, high crystals, heart crystals, and soul crystals.

  • Abilities are divided into four tiers, just like the memory crystals that contain them: Basic abilities that are common to every player and every wizard has access to them; specialized High abilities from the player’s school of magic; Heart abilities that grant you passive abilities and buffs; and Soul abilities that are exclusive abilities you get for following your specialization path.

    You can also Sync abilities with another player. When two players combine abilities they create a new ability. For example, if one player has a fireball and a second player has a wall, they could potentially create a fire wall.

  • Weapons and equipment are enhancers for the memory crystals and the abilities they provide.

  • Upon release, players will be able to equip with suits, weapons, and head gear such as hats and helmets. We’ll be adding even more, so stay tuned! 

  • There will be hundreds of weapon types from brooms, to rocks, to torches, to mushrooms, to swords! Anything you can choose from a collection of visual recipes can be a “weapon,” from the traditional to the unique. Think of weapons as amplifiers of your magical abilities.

  • Happily, the pixel-art design of the game means that lower spec systems will be able to play. As we near release, we’ll have minimum specs that will be required for a good experience.