With the ambition to democratize access to Web3 game development, Ready Games has launched a new ecosystem with a token named $AURA and turnkey development tools.
The purpose of the tools is to convert Web 2.0 mobile games to Web3 games to meet Google and Apple’s store rules, in addition to minimizing the time required to achieve this.
Speaking to Gamesbeat, Ready Games COO Christina Macedo said: “There is a misconception that a lot of people have. And this is the piece to note.
“The App Store Rules for Google and Apple have two rules that really matter to [developers] be compliant and they actually have nothing to do with blockchain. They just have to make sure they get paid.
Investment and involvement
Led by Bitkraft Ventures and Hashed, $AURA sales have already reached $3 million. Other participants in the Ready Games token sale included Tribe, IOSG, Spartan, Mapleblock Capital, Mulana Capital, Dweb3, Fundamental Labs, IBA, GSR, Polygon, SnackClub, and Warburg Serres.
Bitkraft also invested in Ready Games in 2019, three years after the latter was founded, and late last year Ready Games also partnered with Epik to launch the Icon: Avatar Fashion metaverse.
The company used its 2019 funding to expand its team and it is now able to offer a suite of live operations for on-chain games. Ready Games also allows artists to create and upload styles to trade in its games and purchase using in-game coins.
“It’s incredibly difficult to take the complexities of Web3 and make them easily accessible to game publishers: from live operations to loyalty programs and new business models. We’re excited to see what’s next as we build together this collective ecosystem!” said Ready Games CEO David Bennahum.
“This is an exciting technology shift for all stakeholders involved, but it’s also new, daunting and still causes significant friction for those looking to make the leap,” commented Scott Rupp, founding partner of Bitkraft Ventures, on development tools.
Hashed Co-Founder and Partner Ethan Kim said, “We are thrilled to partner with Ready to create the first Web3 user-generated content and mobile gaming ecosystem. Along with Ready’s ability to seamlessly integrate a wide range of games and content, their in-depth understanding of developers, creator communities, and gamers will accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain-based games.”
Legendary Play, developer of esports-themed mobile games, recently announced that it has secured $4 million from a Series A funding round co-led by Bitkraft Ventures.