It’s time for part two of gaming and entertainment startups and companies that are responsible for the rise of the Metaverse powered by the Metaverse Insider. In case you missed out on the first part, here is the link to it.
Enver was founded in 2019 by Kyle Joyce, Greg Bickford and Liam Eberhardt. Its products — which include games — seek to create immersive extended reality experiences that inspire and awestruck first-time and experienced users alike.
Redefining the way the world communicates, works, plays, interacts, and thinks, Enver is based out of San Diego, California.
2. Pocket Worlds
Pocket Worlds is a metaverse company that focuses on the power of play and creativity to connect people.
Building deep, rich worlds that are social by design and last for decades, its first metaverse, Highrise, is a creative virtual world where people make avatars, express themselves, and make friends. Over 10 million users create avatars, chat, and make new friendships in Highrise.
Pocket Worlds’ leading pixel doll community, Everskies, is focused on self-expression and creativity through avatars and communities.
Based in Austin, Texas, Pocket Worlds was founded in 2013 by Jimmy Xu and Anton Bernstein and has raised a respectable $7 million in funding over one round.
Kryptomon is an NFT Play-and-Earn blockchain game, where Pokémon meets Tamagotchi and CryptoKitties.
Set in the Kryptomon metaverse, community members play as ‘Trainers’ of their own individual monsters — Kryptomons — each of which is a completely unique digital asset connected to an NFT. Each has a unique but mutable genetic code made up of 38 randomized parameters that determine all of the aspects — physical and behavioural — of the creature.
This not only ensures that each Kryptomon is unique but also brings to life each Kryptomon as a digital companion in the Kryptomon metaverse. They are capable of learning, falling sick, getting hungry, and protecting their trainers when out on an adventure in the physical world. In turn, trainers will have to care for, feed, and train their Kryptomon partners in order to grow and prepare for the battles ahead.
Kryptomon aims to create the next step in the evolution of the crypto-gaming metaverse by using advanced blockchain technologies, digital genetics, and location-based technologies.
Kryptomon’s team can count on highly specialized professionals from all around the world, from Italy to the Netherlands through Israel, India, Thailand, and Brazil.
4. Decentral Games
Founded in 2019 By Steve Becerra, Decentral Games (DG) is a DAO focused on building NFT-based games. Up until now, crypto innovation has been heavily focused on trading and financial products — DG flips that by creating games that are not only fun and loved, but also allow its players to own and control its future.
As a remote-first web3 company, the startup has a working environment that is playful, bold, and fast-focused. Built around a team of entrepreneurs, futurists, artists, nerds, and gamers, DG has raised a total of $5 million in funding over two rounds.
Dubit makes games for the metaverse, kids and for eSports gaming. Based in Leeds, the UK, Dubit was founded in 1999 by Matthew Warneford and has a vast amount of experience in creating digital gaming worlds for global businesses and innovative startups.
With offices in the UK and US, its team of 100 professionals designs and develops massively interactive live events for the metaverse, in Roblox, Minecraft and Core, Dubit has raised some $6 million in funding to date.