This blog is a short introduction of our 11 first investees for Magic Eden Ventures!
Today, we're delighted to share that Magic Eden Ventures has invested in our first 11 games. Since Magic Eden Ventures launched in July 2022, our dedicated gaming team has been working closely with innovative game studios with long-term vision in web3 gaming. The eleven studios range from web3 native developers to studios from traditional gaming backgrounds.
By forming partnerships with game studios, Magic Eden helps games launch NFT projects, acquire and engage users for their games, and support gaming infrastructure via in-game marketplaces. Magic Eden’s full suite of creator products and services can enable games’ monetization and engagement across the web3 ecosystem.
We have helped create visibility for games through its Launchpad product, which has championed success for over 60 games’ mint launches across Solana, Ethereum, and Polygon. With 1.5M daily user sessions and average user sessions of 15 minutes, Magic Eden offers unparalleled exposure to gaming partners. Given its on-platform engagement, Magic Eden has also begun working with games post-mint to pilot rewards tokens on its Rewards Hub that will allow game developers to engage with new and existing users. Beyond supporting games’ monetization and engagement, Magic Eden also supports games’ infrastructure. When games become playable, game developers can power their own in-game marketplaces using Magic Eden’s APIs, enabling users to transact on digital collectibles without leaving the ecosystem of the game.
Enough about us…here are our first 11 Magic Eden Venture game partners!
Blockstars is a deeply immersive and highly engaging management simulation game with a music theme. Designed to be played over many years, players take on the role of a music industry manager, collect Blockstars (rockstars on the blockchain!) with a range of unique skills, combine them into bands, level up their abilities, write, record and release singles and albums and compete with other players in the music charts. Earn enough, and launch your own record label!
Bravo Ready is a two-game studio. In addition to producing games like BR1:INFINITE & Mini Arena, BRAVO READY offers a range of products & services on the infrastructure side of our businesses. Licensing our risk-based & win-to-earn IP, White labeling our games, tools, and go to market strategy for other games. We invented the concept of 'Kill-to-Earn' and 'Pay-to-spawn' and are a first mover in the world of risk-based video games.
Our flagship AAA game, BR1:INFINITE, is the world's first risk-based shooter where gamers pay-to-spawn and kill-to-earn. For every player you kill, you earn the greater of 10% of a player's earnings or $1 - all paid & measured in USD.
Bunch is a lightweight digital world built around communication. Backed by game developers like Supercell, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, Bunch aims to become the place where teens spend time together online. The company plans to introduce its mainstream audience to blockchain via collectibles, and enabling marketplace activity through integrations with partners like Magic Eden.
Epic League is a GameFi service platform developed by a group of game enthusiasts with over 200 years of combined experience in the world's leading gaming companies. By developing a blockchain-based game environment and connecting players, we provide players with a breakthrough gaming experience. Epic League's first game series, DARK THRONE is live now via mobile (iOS, Android), PC, and WebG. It has shown 23% retention rate in D+30 and 4.5 star ratings in both Android and iOS app stores. Also, There will be two more games to be released in 2023, Twilight Fantasy and Space Monsters.
AAA play and own casual-strategy game for Android/iOS. Honeyland is a mobile-first blockchain strategy game where players assume the role of a Beekeeper to manage their colony of Bees and Lands. Playable game has been in testing since November with their community.
Team has an expertise in mobile user-acquisition, having built tech platforms and campaigns that drove millions of users for King, Zynga, Gree, and many others and exclusive relationships with OEMS (e.g. Samsung partnership with more to come).
Lucky Kat is an award winning game studio from the Netherlands that has amassed over 200 million downloads on the app store. Its vision is to onboard the next billion web2 users through gameplay-first experiences.
Its first released web3 game is called Panzerdogs: a play & earn PVP tank brawler. The game has been recently soft launched in various countries on iOS and Android and already has seen over 50,000 users in a short period of time. At the same time, Lucky Kat is working on its second title, Cosmocadia, a collaborative community-based game where people build their dream island. It will soon release its initial genesis collection on Sui.
Moonveil Entertainment [STEALTH]
Moonveil Entertainment is a new web 3 game studio that aspires to deliver the most player-devoted game by effectively leveraging web 3 features. Moonveil’s team is comprised of top-tier game producers with soild gaming industry background and experience including League of Legends, Team Fight Tactics, and Minecraft etc).
Intella X is the next generation of Web3 gaming platform that is committed to establishing a new benchmark for game platform providers in Web3. With its proprietary platform services, unique service protocol that perpetually rewards both game developers and gamers, and exclusive protocol that redistributes shares of its revenue back to the stakeholders of the ecosystem, Intella X has set its journey on redefining blockchain gaming and the widespread adoption of Web3.
Collect. Play. Trade. Matchday builds games for football's 5B fans, featuring thousands of officially licensed footballers and tournaments like the FIFA World Cup. Build squads of your favorite footballers to compete in any Matchday game. And since Matchday is powered by the blockchain, you truly own your squad.
Stella Fantasy is a high-quality character collectible Web3 ARPG to conquer the Abyss Rift, gather, craft, and fight in an Anime-inspired world.
You can build and trade kawaii Waifu characters and epic weapons.
Stella Fantasy will be globally launched in 2023 and please join now for our communities;
Strider is a Collaborative Storytelling platform that brings creative communities and fans together to co-create, invest in and develop new worlds and entertainment products with the Community.
Founded by games industry veterans Andrew Green (a16z, TinyCo, EA), Michael Brozman (EA, Jam City, Kabam), Michael Cala (Rockstar Games, Square-Enix) and Nick Braccia (Westworld, Watchmen).
Rooniverse, a F2P Hyper-Royale Mobile Game developed by XP Foundry, is releasing its Alpha build mid-February. The Alpha includes two game modes, custom lobbies, player accounts with battle pass progression, a soft currency, and an exclusive cosmetics store. The soft launch will include community tournaments, weekly leaderboard races, and competitions with partners such as YGG SEA, Snack Club, and Degen Legends. In lieu with this, XP Foundry will open its next round of seed funding at the end of Q1.