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Param Labs secures strategic investment from Animoca Brands, strengthening partnership to fuel Web3 ecosystem development

14 March 2024 – Param Labs, a leading gaming infrastructure startup based in the United Arab Emirates, and Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, today announced that Animoca Brands has made a strategic investment into Param Labs, strengthening the two companies’ existing partnership (see announcement of 14 February 2024) to accelerate the development of Param Labs’ scalable Web3 infrastructure and expand its ecosystem, which boasts over 50 IP partnerships with notable brands such as GameStop, Pudgy Penguins, Mocaverse, and more.

Param Labs is focused on developing video games and infrastructure to power the next generation of gaming. Kiraverse, the flagship Web3 multiplayer third-person shooter game developed by Param Labs, offers players the opportunity to compete, earn, and trade digital assets like characters and skins. Kiraverse is designed to promote digital ownership and user-generated value, leveraging Param Labs’ innovative technology.

Param Labs is also actively constructing technology to equip developers with the necessary tools they need to effortlessly elevate their users’ blockchain based experiences, ensuring seamless interaction for gamers across the globe. Additionally, its Pixel-to-Poly service enables users to transform 2D images into 3D playable in-game characters, compatible with Kiraverse as well as popular Web2 titles including Grand Theft Auto V and Fortnite.

With a strong focus on esports, Param Labs has also partnered with major esports organisations worldwide to promote Web3 ecosystem growth around gaming, and is gearing up for a token launch that will serve as an ecosystem token for its upcoming games and infrastructure.

Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, commented: “We’re excited to invest in and partner with Param Labs to drive Web3 development in MENA and advance the cause of digital property rights in the open metaverse. Both Animoca Brands and Param Labs share a vision to redefine the gaming landscape and the open metaverse by leveraging the power of shared network effects.”

Anthony Anderson, founder and CEO of Param Labs and Kiraverse, emphasized the importance of the strategic investment and partnership with Animoca Brands: “This investment marks a significant milestone for Param Labs’ ecosystem development and the broader Web3 gaming landscape. Our vision is aligned with that of Animoca Brands and we’re thrilled to collaborate on the creation of valuable products at the forefront of gaming’s innovative shift to digital ownership. With our new funding, we’ll continue to invest in building out and scaling our current products while also advancing our ecosystem initiatives and fostering community involvement.”

The investment in Param Labs announced today further expands the presence of Animoca Brands in MENA, following a partnership with NEOM to drive Web3 in the region, and with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology to establish a physical office and Web3 hub in Riyadh.

About Param Labs

Param Labs is at the forefront of leveraging artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to advance the rapidly growing US$200B+ gaming industry. By addressing some of the most significant challenges believed to limit the sector’s long-term growth, Param Labs is setting new standards for innovation and user engagement. Its ecosystem is crafted to provide gamers with digital ownership over their gaming assets, and to enable the creation of user-generated value across their experiences. With a keen focus on solving apparent issues in the gaming world, Param Labs designs products that not only aim to seamlessly integrate millions of new users into the benefits of Web3 technology but also to empower individual creators and studios. The team is dedicated to developing the necessary tools for effortlessly utilizing the advantages of emerging technologies, paving the way for the future of the gaming industry. Through its efforts, Param Labs is positioned as a pivotal player in transforming how gamers interact with digital content, promoting a more inclusive and dynamic gaming environment. Param’s team boasts experienced professionals from renowned companies such as Activision, EA, and Ubisoft, as well as world-renowned artists Antoni and Marc Tudisco behind the game and character designs. To learn more visit www.paramlabs.io or follow on X (Twitter).

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help to establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, SPORTPASS, PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, Gryfyn, and Azarus. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on X (Twitter), YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and TikTok.

 

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Website: https://paramlabs.io/

City and country: Abu Dhabi, UAE