Dec 21- Paris, France - DOGAMÍ, the first mass-market play-to-earn nonfungible token (NFT) game powered by Tezos, secures $6 million in funding from Ubisoft, Animoca Brands and The Sandbox co-founders. The funding will help establish the future of pet ownership 3.0 and the role of blockchain technology in these proceedings.
DOGAMÍ continues to turn heads in the world of gaming and pet ownership. The recent round of funding is a firm nod of approval from various cross-industry blockchain leaders. The pre-seed fundraising noted support from Ubisoft, Animoca Brands, The Sandbox's co-founders, XAnge, Blockchain Founder Fund, Ghaf Capital and Draper Goren Holm. Such outspoken support from these industry leaders validates DOGAMÍ’s approach to play-to-earn gaming.
Ubisoft vice president of strategic innovation lab Nicolas Pouard adds:
"At Ubisoft, we believe that blockchain holds a key to the future of the videogame industry, bringing new possibilities for players and developers alike. We think DOGAMÍ shares this vision and contributes to the opening of blockchain gaming to mainstream players."
DOGAMÍ combines AAA NFT gaming with investing and pet ownership 3.0. The game resides on the Tezos blockchain, renowned for being more energy-efficient than other public blockchain ecosystems. Moreover, DOGAMí paves the way for establishing a "Petaverse" where players can adopt and raise their unique 3D dog companion and earn DOGA tokens in the process. More importantly, DOGAMÍ has become the top play-to-earn game project in the Tezos ecosystem.
Players entering the Petaverse will train and play with over 300 DOGAMÍ breeds. Every breed has unique traits and will provide a slightly different user experience. Interaction between players and virtual pets occurs through the augmented reality-enabled mobile application. Additionally, there is lore surrounding the Petaverse to explore. That lore is created by Bryan J.L. Glass, an alumnus of Marvel, Image and DC Comics who worked on Thor, The Mice Templar and Adventures of Superman.
Players engaging with the Petaverse will earn DOGA tokens when completing various tasks. The currency is used to buy consumables, build digital wardrobes, purchase tickets to virtual events, collect badges and breed DOGAMÍ. Additionally, DOGA will be traded through centralized and decentralized exchanges on the secondary market.
DOGAMÍ CEO and co-founder Maximilian Stoeckl comments:
"At DOGAMÍ, we aspire to develop a play-to-earn game that pushes the envelope in terms of design, user experience & mass appeal. We believe strongly in the opportunities & the empowerment that Web 3.0 has to offer. The early support of world-class investors as well as advanced negotiations with strong commercial partners are highly reassuring and encourage us in our beliefs."
DOGAMÍ is the first mass-market NFT play-to-earn AR mobile game, where you adopt and raise your 3D dog and earn DOGA in the Petaverse. Co-founded in mid-2021 by Max Stoeckl (CEO, previously BCG), Bilal El Alamy (chief technology officer, blockchain serial entrepreneur), Adrien Magdelaine (chief operating officer, previously Wamiz, pet industry serial entrepreneur) and Kristofer D. Penseyres (chief business officer, previously Sony Pictures, branding & partnership expert). Supported by a European team of 30+ including art director Gregory Magadoux (previously Ubisoft).
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