NEON, an independent video game studio, today revealed it has actually closed a seed financing round of $10.5 million to construct Shrapnel, a blockchain-based AAA first-person shooter video game. The oversubscribed round was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, Polychain Capital, and Forte (who will likewise supply technical assistance).
Importantly, with blockchain and crypto, the video game is developed to reward and empower gamers and developers. Full information of Shrapnel will be revealed early next year.
“When we saw the market research that players want to truly own their digital items, we knew there was a unique opportunity in blockchain. Thanks to Griffin’s investment and expertise, along with Polychain and Forte, we can bring to life a game and mod platform that I’ve dreamed of making for years”
– Mark Long, CEO at NEON
Spun-out from HBO Interactive, the NEON group has prior experience in transmedia, virtual production, and gaming-as-a-service. The group is consisted of BAFTA and video game market veterans from leading video game business consisting of Xbox, Electronic Arts, HBO, LucasFilm, Irrational, and Zombie Ent among others.
The NEON vision is to develop the most immersive video gaming experience ever seen in the crypto area…
To support this vision, a variety of blockchain and deep tech specialists will support the architectural and style requirements of the video game. More information of Shrapnel plus a trailer are set to be launched in early 2022. As the video game advancement advances, NEON will likewise be working with for its Seattle-based group.
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