Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has, together with several other investors, recently invested $3.75 million in Horizon Games through his venture capital company Initialized Capital. Ohanian believes that Horizon's blockchain trading card game (TCG) SkyWeaver has the potential to dethrone mainstream TCGs Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone.
Funding The TCG Revolution
Blockchain is reshaping TCGs. Unlike traditional TCGs, blockchain TCGs offer true asset ownership and a decentralized economy. This means that the money you invest in a game isn't locked into that game. Instead, you can trade, buy and sell cards for crypto and fiat and move it outside the game. Games like Gods Unchained, Steem Monsters, Relentless, and Mythereum are proving each day blockchain and TCGs go together like bread and butter.
Soon to join them is Skyweaver, a TCG that is currently being developed by Horizon Games. Many industry giants have high hopes for it, including Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Inovia Capital, and others. Together, they've invested $3.75 million into Horizon Games to help the studio take its game mainstream.
What Is Horizon Games?
Aside from developing SkyWeaver, Horizon Games is also developing Arcadeum, a platform company that enables users to easily develop blockchain games. The company has a team of 20 employees who are, judging by the number of funds the company has received, doing an excellent job.
SkyWeaver is Horizon Games' first and only game. It runs on the Ethereum blockchain and is currently in free early access phase. The blockchain enables users to own their cards permanently; not even the devs can access them!
Should You Play SkyWeaver?
You should, for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, you can access the game for free using virtually any known device and operating system, including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux. Secondly, the game features an easy to learn but hard to master philosophy, where the new players don't get overwhelmed by its complexity, and where the experienced players can explore new ways of defeating their opponents when they master the basics.
Thirdly, SkyWeaver is a game for both competitive and casual players. Each card belongs to one of the five classes, and each looks different and boasts unique powers. Those of a more competitive spirit will also love the fact that SkyWeaver has a ranking system that rewards players with cards based on their performance.
That way, you can play SkyWaver, have fun, achieve great victories and earn cards. You can then upgrade your decks with your new cards, or trade them on a decentralized market and earn a profit. To learn more about this exciting project, check out the SkyWeaver website.
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