NEON, an impartial recreation studio, at the moment introduced it has closed a seed funding spherical of $10.5 million to construct Shrapnel, a blockchain-based AAA first-person shooter recreation. The oversubscribed spherical was led by Griffin Gaming Companions, Polychain Capital, and Forte (who will even present technical assist).
Importantly, with blockchain and crypto, the sport is designed to reward and empower gamers and creators. Full particulars of Shrapnel shall be introduced early subsequent 12 months.
“After we noticed the market analysis that gamers need to really personal their digital gadgets, we knew there was a singular alternative in blockchain. Because of Griffin’s funding and experience, together with Polychain and Forte, we are able to convey to life a recreation and mod platform that I’ve dreamed of creating for years”
– Mark Lengthy, CEO at NEON
Spun-out from HBO Interactive, the NEON crew has prior expertise in transmedia, digital manufacturing, and gaming-as-a-service. The crew is comprised of BAFTA and recreation business veterans from main recreation corporations together with Xbox, Digital Arts, HBO, LucasFilm, Irrational, and Zombie Ent amongst others.
The NEON imaginative and prescient is to create essentially the most immersive gaming expertise ever seen within the crypto house…
To assist this imaginative and prescient, a variety of blockchain and deep tech specialists will assist the architectural and design wants of the sport. Extra particulars of Shrapnel plus a trailer are set to be launched in early 2022. As the sport growth progresses, NEON will even be hiring for its Seattle-based crew.
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