An unlucky number for some, but not for those reading this, as it’s part thirteen of gaming and entertainment startups changing the shape and destiny of the Metaverse powered by the Metaverse Insider. Missed everything so far in the series? Then in that case here is the link to the first part to get you started.
With more than 300 video game clients, Epik is the leading global licensing agency putting brands into video games to produce premium digital items and experiences for over one billion gamers worldwide with the largest digital ecosystem with hundreds of the world’s most popular entertainment brands.
Based in Singapore, Epik was founded in 2018 by Victor David and is widely considered to be the blockchain industry leader in producing collaborations for premium licensed digital collectables, NFTs and exclusive experiences powered by an interoperable proprietary cross-chain technology. Epik was the first and only NFT company to produce NFTs for AAA gaming companies. Clients include ViacomCBS, Warner Music, Garena, Tencent and Universal.
2. Cloud City Metaverse
Cloud City Metaverse is a virtual platform based on the Solana Blockchain and powered by Unreal Engine. This gaming metaverse is set in a dystopian future ravaged by environmental pollution and harmful human activities. Players who sign up on this platform can socialize, create, interact with, and trade content and digital assets using the program’s native utility token.
Based in Dubai, Cloud City Metaverse was founded in 2022 by Ahsan Imtiaz and Umer Abbas.
Immersionn is a woman-founded creative media technology company that specializes in building 3D online worlds by transforming traditional 2D flat web pages into 3D virtual worlds using the power of the gaming industry. The results are 4x more engaged audiences, higher lead conversion to CRM systems and the transformation of each online interaction into brand affinity.
Based in London, UK, Immersionn was established in 2018 by Alexandra Hussenot and has a virtual presence in seven countries as a young startup collaborating with prestigious projects and clients such as NEOM, T-Systems and Huawei.
Fanfury is a virtual gaming metaverse that combines daily fantasy sports, RPG lore and Blockchain mechanics, in a dystopian science fiction environment to easily introduce blockchain concepts into fantasy sports gameplay, removing the fundamental hurdles in the fantasy sports industry.
Fanfury uses application-specific Blockchain and a second layer network controlled by data oracles, to solve the issues of security, scaling, and incentives.
The vision is to deliver real digital ownership, transparency, liquidity, and decentralization, and to offer people new ways to communicate and express their passion for the sport. Fanfury recognizes the capability to revolutionize revenue streams and fan experiences, increasing crypto-sponsorship, fan tokens, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Fanfury is bringing fantasy sports to Terra by utilizing Chainlink, Band protocol, and Supra-decentralized oracles, bringing fantasy sports closer to transforming into a more transparent, accessible, and cheaper ecosystem for users. Player smart contracts help conduct processes such as scoring rules, determining winners, paying out winnings, and ensuring a deflationary economy without a two-percent burn.
Based in the British Virgin Islands, Fanfury was founded in 2021 by Adrian Ross.
5. Synergy Games
A game studio established by professionals with more than 16 years of experience in the video game industry in companies such as Ubisoft, 2K, MercurySteam, Framestore, Digital Legends, Synergy Games is based in Valencia, Spain and was founded in 2022 by Carlos Bolaños and Óscar Soler Fas.
Synergy Games’ vision is to provide a new way to play video games, as the blockchain allows it to develop games using the Play-to-Earn gaming model and provide the community with a way to earn real money while enjoying your favourite game.