London, Feb. 15, 2022 — Utopian Game Labs, an independent video game studio and publisher, has teamed up with Alphabit, a crypto asset fund advancing the overall development of the sector by investing in innovative blockchain projects, to launch Time Raiders: a fast-paced shoot-and-loot nonfungible token (NFT) game where players time travel to fight enemies and bring treasures and resources back to their own time.

Joining the ranks of play-to-earn (P2E) NFT games such as Axie Infinity and Zed Run, Time Raiders captures the attention of crypto gamers who want to not only have fun but also profit in-game and in real life. All game items are NFTs tradeable for the game’s native in-game utility token, Xpendium (XPND). These NFTs’ value is defined by their rarity and in-game utility. Some will unlock future advantages in the game such as secret levels and skins, while others — such as the Founders NFT pack that will go on presale in April — provide owners with additional health points, armor, accuracy, energy and an increased chance of finding better items in the game. Built on the Unity game engine, the game supports the minting and melting of NFTs and is integrated with Enjin Wallet and Enjin’s software development kit. It is designed to surpass current gameplay quality in the industry and become the greatest NFT treasure hunt of all time.

“Time Raiders has the quality of a well-developed game with the added incentives of P2E,” said Anthony Charlton, CEO of Utopian Game Labs. “It will be the first crypto game to be developed as a compelling game experience first, rather than a gamified token economy, and will reach across several markets by appealing to the growing P2E gamer space as well as the traditional gamer segment.”

“We are thrilled about the future of Time Raiders,” said Simon Bailey, studio head of Utopian Game Labs. “Following the beta launch at the end of March, we will release new compelling levels every month presented as a treasure hunt that will lead to a frenetic chase across different eras in time. We are making sure there is some serious fun for each and every gamer. Our growing community is particularly enthusiastic at the prospect of creating their own valuable content and we cannot wait to put the power of level ownership and creation into the hands of the players.”

The game takes players, known as time raiders, on electrifying adventures across time to fight enemies, collect loot and resources, and bring them back to the present where they can be crafted into new items, sold for funds or used to upgrade weapons. When not in combat, raiders can spend their time in the Interdimensional Hub: home of other time raiders, armorers, scientists and the ever-present black market. Set in 2247 in the depths of the cyberpunk cities, the first portal transports raiders to an alternate World War II timeline where the Nazis have invaded London and where opportunity and adventure await.

Time Raiders will initially be launched on PC, with future launches planned for console and mobile devices.

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About Time Raiders

Time Raiders is the first time-travel NFT treasure-hunt game. Players travel through time and fight enemies to find NFTs, which they can use to power up their characters and weapons, craft into new items or sell them. Everything in the game is an NFT that can be traded for XPND.

About Utopian Game Labs

Utopian Game Labs is a cutting-edge video game developer, marketeer and publisher. The team has decades of expertise in publishing and developing franchise-based video games, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Doctor Who and the two biggest PlayStation trilogies of all time: the Die Hard trilogy and Aliens. The company has been committed to research and development in the latest technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity and now: blockchain gaming.

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About Alphabit

Alphabit is a digital-currency fund that is investing in the decentralized economy of the future. The fund aims to advance the overall development of the sector by investing in and developing the most innovative blockchain projects in the space. As one of the first major crypto-asset funds, it has forged a reputation for investing in companies at the cutting edge of the blockchain revolution.

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