THE HAGUE, Netherlands, August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Murasaki, a game studio that creates decentralized games on the blockchain, has just closed a €1.5 million funding round led by Incubate Fund, one of Japan’s largest capital firms. -risk specializing in investment in the start-up phase.
As Japanese and European entrepreneurs and developers operating in the Netherlands, Murasaki is on a mission to disrupt the gaming and decentralized finance economy. We are currently witnessing a transformation in the gaming industry, with emerging technologies such as blockchain opening new doors and creating endless revenue opportunities for gamers and creators. In true Web3 spirit, Murasaki aims to harness the power of the community and make a future game engine available to anyone who wants to build titles on the blockchain.
One of the co-founders, Shunsuke Sasaki, is an entrepreneur and angel investor specializing in game production. In 2007, after two years, he left the company and founded Pokelabo Inc, a mobile game company. GREE, a Japanese mobile gaming giant, acquired Pokelabo in 2012 for $173.8 million. Pokelabo has produced some famous titles, such as SINoALICE, which are well known around the world. The Pokelabo founding team joins Murasaki in building multiple game titles.
Thanks to this investment of 1.5 million euros led by Incubate Fund, Murasaki will be able to reinforce its commitment to developing the next generation of decentralized and community-powered games. Murasaki’s Cyberstella, an NFT-focused game with a new take on the play-to-earn model, is set to release in early 2023. The launch of official NFTs and tokens will follow the beta release in late 2022.
Shinnosuke MurataCEO and co-founder of Murasaki, said, “I was drawn to blockchain technology, which allows consensus building without racial or national boundaries, and founded Murasaki in February 2022.
This round of investment is incredibly exciting for us, as it will allow us to further develop our assets and optimize the Cyberstella beta, adding new features, worlds, missions and environments. We also plan to develop a later title. We can’t wait for people to experience what it’s like to play a blockchain title. »
Keisuke Wada of Incubate Fund said: “We are delighted to partner with the Murasaki team, formed by two experienced Japanese entrepreneurs, MM. Murata and Sasaki, to take up the challenge of gaming and decentralized finance. We look forward to transcending national borders and leading the way to an ever-changing frontier. »
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