November 22nd, 2021 — SYN CITY is the Mafia metaverse built for the crypto era.
Co-founded by Roy Liu, former head of business and marketing of TRON and Mihai Pohontu, former vice president of Samsung and Disney, the project features a team of gaming and tech veterans from Disney, Ubisoft, Roblox, EA, Gameloft, Google and Twitter, boosted by an $8 million investment co-led by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan and Zynga China’s co-founder Robin Chan’s Goat Capital, A&T Capital, Alex Pack’s Hack VC, Animoca Brands, Spartan Group, Project Galaxy, iAngels, Superpower and many other super angels including Synthetix’s Jordan Momtazi, Terra’s Do Kwon, CMC's Luke Wagman, Superfarm's Elliot Wainman, Alex Becker, Coinlist's Paul Menchov, Illuvium's Kieran Warwick, Santiago R Santos and many more.
“Mafia and underworld syndicates is one of the few evergreen genres among all the entertainment products worldwide. In the startup world, we also call ourselves whatever mafia or syndicate to show that we are a close group of advocates with strong consensus. After spending over 10 years in gaming and over three years in crypto, it’s a no-brainer for me to combine the knowledge of the two and start my metaverse career building a mafia metaverse,” said Roy Liu.
SYN CITY introduces the unique governance system called Mafia-as-a-DAO or MaaD. Users can form their syndicates to play and earn together, by earning through events, investing in the business and ecosystem, or participating in governance.
The new mafia metaverse will also be free to play for everyone. “It’s not fair to ask people to pay $1000 hard-earned money before they can play or earn from the game. This is the crypto era and we want everyone to have an equal right to be able to play-and-earn,” Roy Liu commented. “If Call Of Duty can become F2P, why can’t crypto games?”
“We think the metaverse that SYN CITY is building is super exciting,” exclaimed Robin Chan, general partner of Goat Capital. “When I was GM of Asia at Zynga, we witnessed the global phenomenon of Mafia Wars, which influenced the whole generation. SYN CITY is here to lead the paradigm shift of the mafia metaverse”.
To celebrate the genesis launch of the community, the first 10,000 SYN CITY members on the discord server (discord.gg/syncity) can participate in a huge Mystery Mafia giveaway hosted by well-known celebrities.
About SYN CITY
SYN CITY is the Mafia Metaverse with a cutting-edge gaming engine, bridging the gap between real-world nonfungible token (NFT) utilities and decentralized finance (DeFi) functions. Displaying a stylized take on the world of modern syndicates, SYN CITY takes this concept a step further by making the game free-to-play — play-to-earn, and truly making the Metaverse more accessible by introducing the revolutionary MAFIA as a DAO (MaaD) system. Players can grind in daily events, PvE, PvP, and Syndicate events such as cross-chain tournaments. The game is developed by a team of industry experts from Disney, Ubisoft, Roblox, EA, Gameloft, Google, Yahoo and Twitter.