SINGAPORE, Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mythic Protocol officially closes an oversubscribed $6.5M seed round co-led by Shima Capital’s Yida Gao. Joined by Alpha JWC, a SEA powerhouse VC, in a bid to create a world-first ecosystem of entertainment products that leverages the ideal use case of blockchain technologies, gaming, and creative media: collaboration. Additional contributors to the round include Saison Capital, GDP Ventures, Planetarium Labs, Arcane Group, Presto Labs, MarbleX, EMURGO Ventures, HYPERITHM, and several prominent Angels.
“Shima Capital is thrilled to co-lead Mythic Protocol’s seed round,” said Yida Gao, Founder and Managing General Partner at Shima Capital. “With a founding team that has launched over 250 game titles since 2009 from one of the biggest gaming studios in SEA, we have no doubt that they will carry their track record of success into the next cycle of gaming.
Initiated by gaming veterans Arief Widhiyasa (Agate founder, Forbes Asia 30 under 30) and Igor Tanzil (ex-Agate CMO & CCO, Critical Forge founder) the Mythic Protocol team is rounded out by 130+ team members around the globe, including industry veterans from Caravan Studio, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel and Symantec. The team identified a unique opportunity to build their Collaborative Entertainment ecosystem that utilizes a game-first strategy to acquire, retain, and scale users. Collaboration is the fundamental principle of the project, combined with creativity (where ideas matter) and consequence (where actions matter), delivering a unique experience for investors, creators, and consumers alike.
The funds will be deployed towards the development and launch of the initial core offerings:
– Gamer Offering: A collaborative action-shooter RPG meets roguelite progression, with cross-play multiplatform (PC, Console & Mobile), named RIFTSTORM.
– Creator Offering: A collaborative source of truth as creator’s building blocks, cheekily labeled as Decentralized Universal Meta (on Blockchain) – DUMB.
– Investor Offering: A collaborative set of digital asset classes that evolves based on consequence, thus affects the asset growth & yield – LEGACY.
“The concept of Collaborative Entertainment represents the realization of ideals and potential that technology offers. To that end: I envision a system where every contribution is meaningful, attribution is equitable, and consequence drives evolution,” said CCO Igor Tanzil, later lamenting: “It really is a shame that so much of this potential has been squandered by frenzied financialization in these past years.”
CEO Arief Widhiyasa added: “Almost like clockwork – every 25 years – the game industry experiences a new technological cycle. Beginning with semiconductors giving birth to the game industry, that first cycle focused on solving the base issue of ‘fun’. Driven by the internet and mobile computing, the second cycle was a rush to bring games and gaming to the masses – giving way to the free-to-play and freemium business models.”
Arief continued: “I believe that the next cycle is coming. This cycle will be driven by distributed computing (blockchain) and artificial intelligence (AI); where the next problem to solve is: economy – collective participation in value generation within the ecosystem.”
“We are proud to back the team at Mythic Protocol because they have stayed true to their vision from the very beginning – unfazed by short-term industry trends. Their conviction in their long-term vision is refreshing to see and their uniquely mindful approach to new technologies is as reassuring as it is inspiring,” said Qin En Looi, Partner at Saison Capital.
To learn more about Mythic Protocol visit www.mythicprotocol.com, or follow at @mythicprotocol on Twitter and Instagram.
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About Mythic Protocol:
Mythic Protocol is an entertainment company developing games, media, and platforms that will realize the establishment of world-first Collaborative Entertainment. Its first products: Mythic Protocol Riftstorm, Collaborative Assets with Legacy, and the Decentralized Universal Meta (on Blockchain) are being built to attract and cater to the collaborative desires of gamers, investors and creators around the world.
- Mythic Protocol – Step Into The Unknown
- Primary Website
- Riftstorm – The Unknown Awaits (playriftstorm.com)
- Game Website
- Mythic Portal
- Alpha Pre-Release Versions of Mythic Protocol web products
Press Kit, core team profiles, and graphics available here: Mythic Protocol Press Kit
SOURCE Mythic Protocol