Yield Guild Gaming, the creator of the successful Axie Infinity game, participated in the funding round of Splinterlands, a game with digital cards in the format of irreplaceable tokens (NFT), which managed to raise $ 3.6 million.
The resources were obtained by privately selling their own game token called SPS.
The the token, waiting to be launched, will be provided to those who have it, the ability to make decisions and control the video game.
SPS holders too they will be able to make suggestions in connection with tournaments, updating wallet status and prizes.
Among the companies that participated in the financing was a video game development company in blockchains Stamps Animoca, polygon / nut, the company behind this phenomenon Axie Infinity, winning class, among others, as reported City district, neighborhood.
Currently, the video game is the fifth most popular blockchain-based game, just behind Axie Infinity, according to Dappradar.
After securing funding, the p2p market volume of Splinterlands digital cards reached a figure from 256,000 USD.
What is Splinterlands?
Created in 2018, Splinterlands is a decentralized video game that tries to deal with a concept similar to the games Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone.
The idea of the video game is for users to gather a collection of cards with which different characters, different characteristics and abilities to face other players. Blockchain allows any user to be the owner of their letter and to be able to exchange or sell it, without going through any company filter.
Digital maps can can be traded or sold on your own video game website or through the market for Ethereum-based NFT, OpenSea, where tokens can be sold in exchange for ether (ETH). Similarly, NFTs can be traded on Peakmonsters. and Monstermarker.io.
The creators of Splinterland wanted to make a difference with Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! -Om, since tickets in these games can only be traded or sold physically.
“With blockchain, we can now have the best of both worlds, where players can truly own their digital assets,” the company points out on its website.
Initially Splinterlands was developed for the Steem community, currently the game operates on the Hive block.
Splinterlands and Venezuela
According to Splinterland data for 2019, video game gained popularity in VenezuelaIn fact, it became the third country with the most participation in video games, behind the United States and China.
5.5% of Spliterland players were from Venezuela. The first place was taken by the United States with 46.2%, followed by China with 19.8% of users.
The reason that could have spurred the growth of the Split countries in Venezuela is that it allows you to make money from selling digital cards. As is well known, the South American country is going through one of the biggest economic crises in its history, so its residents are looking for alternatives that allow them to survive.
Something similar is happening in the South American country with the game Axie Infinity, as it leads game downloads in that region, as reported by CriptoNoticias.
In early July, the game was handling the market with the largest commercial volume among collectibles, with more than $ 200 million.