Skill Tree #8 - February 26
Starting the newsletter with a BIG surprise right out of the gate! Sorry, will use this section for a little self-promotion this time.
I’m happy to come out of stealth and reveal Hiroba, a verticalized NFT aggregator purpose-built for gaming. Hiroba aggregates all gaming NFTs on in-game & external marketplaces in one place.
I’ve been building Hiroba behind the scenes over the last months together with an awesome team. After officially announcing Hiroba, we are now onboarding games to our white-label solution, with the aggregator following afterwards.
If you know of any games looking for an in-game marketplace that doesn’t isolate them from the rest of the market, slide in my DMs.
Make sure to read the blog post
Azra Games announces $10m seed-plus round led by a16z. This brings the total seed funding to $25m.
Other investors include NFX, Franklin Templeton, Coinbase Ventures and Play Ventures.
On-chain game studio Curio raises $2.9m seed round [🔗 Link]
Metapixel community test March 24th - March 27th [🔗 Link]
Webaverse announces alpha launch of its AI Character Studio [🔗 Link]
Users can customize their character, add an AI personality, and use it across platforms who support it. Minting starts soon.
Gachamon release pushed back by a few (~2-3) weeks to add new mechanism design and bring it to mobile [Source: Discord]
10 ideas to building sustainable game economies // by MapleLeafCap and Aiko [🔗 Link]
Bringing Web3 Games to Mobile - Discussion about app store policies // Podcast by Naavik [🔗 Link]
Future of UA // Podcast by FOGDAO /w Matej Lancaric [🔗 Link]
3 loops in game design // by David B [🔗 Link]
How to build a sustainable game economy // by Kiefer Zang [🔗 Link]
Overview over Web3 Gaming Token Economies // by Shima Capital [🔗 Link]
Learnings of a FPS game developer // by ALXDR [🔗 Link]
Top Web3 Gaming investors 2020-2022 by leading deals // by Obviously obvious [🔗 Link]
🕵️ New projects
Battle Royale Chess, On-Chain