Worldwide Webb, a retro-style Ethereum NFT Metaverse game, has secured $10 million in funding in a successful funding round led by Pantera Capital. The game supports more than a million NFT avatars and allows players to engage in battles between popular NFT collections like Bored Apes, CryptoPunks, Doodles, Cool Cats, and Deadfellaz. The game was launched in 2020, with the first build released in November 2021. The browser-based experience allows players to plug in an Ethereum wallet and use their NFT avatars from a wide range of popular collections.
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The $10 million raised will be used to expand the game’s development team, introduce new gameplay elements, create other NFT collections, and enhance user experiences. The team intends to invest in marketing to attract new players and build a strong community around the game. Worldwide Webb’s development team is focused on introducing new features to enhance the gaming experience, such as Blockbusterz, a player-vs-player (PvP) competitive mode that lets teams of five battle it out. This mode adds a “compete-to-mint” system that rewards players with NFTs based on their performance.
One of the most exciting features of Worldwide Webb is the ability to pit NFT collections against each other. Players can create teams of their favorite NFT avatars and battle with other groups. The team plans to draw inspiration from classic games like RuneScape and Ultima Online to keep players hooked with richer gameplay and narrative. The game’s retro-style 2D graphics have garnered attention and helped it stand out in the crowded NFT market. The team is exploring ways to bring 3D elements into the game while maintaining its retro allure.
The $10 million raised will be used to attract veteran talent and grow the game into a “massive, sprawling universe.” Webb plans to create native iOS and Android apps if Apple and Google accommodate Web3 business models. With support for over a million NFT avatars, Worldwide Webb stands out in the NFT market and is poised for growth and innovation.