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Roboto Games raises $15M Series A to working on survival and crafting MMO

The studio, which was founded by Web2 veterans, plans to add Web3 elements to its forthcoming survival/crafting MMO game.
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Roboto Games announced today that it had completed a $15 million financing round. The firm, which is presently employing more employees, is developing a new game that allows for user-generated content and optional NFT ownership. The studio, which Web2 veterans founded, plans to add Web3 elements to its forthcoming survival/crafting MMO game.

Roboto Games founders Curt Bererton and Mathilde Pignol told CoinDesk in an interview that the financing will go toward developing the company’s second game and hiring for a variety of professions, including artists and marketers. Ancient8, Animoca Brands, Gumi Cryptos Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Makers Fund, Merit Circle, Transcend, and a number of angel investors also participated in the round. Total fundraising to date is $19.5 million, including a 2019 seed round.

Roboto Games, based in San Mateo, California, promises to create free-to-play games that can be played on web, mobile, and PC and may be played with or without Web3 elements such as non-fungible tokens (NFT) – or in-game elements designed to guarantee their uniqueness – or ordinary tokens.

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) led the round, with Ancient8, Animoca Brands, Gumi Cryptos Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Makers Fund, Merit Circle, and Transcend also participating. Roboto previously raised $4.5 million in venture capital. Roboto Games intends to use the funding to expand the studio.

Roboto’s leaders insist on asset ownership serving the gameplay. According to a blog post-

“Our solution is to focus on making a great free-to-play game that our players love first before adding the option of digital assets. Those players can then choose to collect web3 assets if they want to, or play our games entirely without them and have a great time.”

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