Hi Everyone. Welcome back to Master the Meta. Last Sunday’s most popular links included: a16z's Ariana Simpson on The Crypto Gaming Revolution , more details around Roblox's decision to let developers create experiences , and the news around Parallel's fundraise. Let’s dive into today’s issue.
A few months ago Naavik content consultant Matt Dion penned a deep dive exploring the growing world of gaming venture capital. Since we first published the piece, funding has only continued to accelerate, with key firms like a16z even rumored to be launching their own game-centric investment arm. With all the movement, there’s never a better time to get back up to speed by checking out our original deep dive. In this piece, Matt explores the present & future state of game-centric venture funding: the macro trends driving the growing interest in games investing, why VCs are seeing game studios as venture-scalable investments, and where the world of venture-backed gaming will head in the future. Be sure to check it out!
Aurory is a fantasy action play-to-earn Japanese RPG set in two futuristic worlds called Antik and Cryptos. The game features PvE gameplay where you’ll meet mystical creatures called Nefties. The team also plans to build a PvP experience where players can build up teams of Neftie NFTs to battle with other players. Where games like Blankos Block Party have been touted as an NFT Trojan Horse because of the easy on-ramp into web3, Aurory will serve a similar function to Solana.