NEON, an unbiased sport studio, in the present day introduced it has closed a seed funding spherical of $10.5 million to construct Shrapnel, a blockchain-based AAA first-person shooter sport. 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 can be introduced early subsequent 12 months.
“After we noticed the market analysis that gamers wish to actually personal their digital gadgets, we knew there was a novel alternative in blockchain. Due to Griffin’s funding and experience, together with Polychain and Forte, we are able to carry to life a sport and mod platform that I’ve dreamed of constructing for years”
– Mark Long, 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 sport trade veterans from main sport corporations together with Xbox, Digital Arts, HBO, LucasFilm, Irrational, and Zombie Ent amongst others.
The NEON imaginative and prescient is to create probably the most immersive gaming expertise ever seen within the crypto area…
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.