Eyeball Games Forms Partnership with Immutable for Blockchain 8 Ball Pool Game, Eyeball Pool
Creators of the smash hit 8 Ball Pool mobile game have formed Eyeball Games to develop a crypto version titled Eyeball Pool, slated for a full launch in early 2024 on Immutable zkEVM, as part of the new partnership.
Eyeball Games, a Singapore-based studio founded by the creators of the popular mobile game, 8 Ball Pool, have officially formed a partnership with gaming-focused chain Immutable zkEVM to launch Eyeball Pool, a blockchain-based pool shooter, in early 2024.
While this will be the company’s debut title, it’s certainly not the first game to be made by its founders, as industry veterans Karsten Niemer and Thomas Elgaard are the creators of the original 8 Ball Pool mobile game, which to date has more than 12 million daily active users, $100 million ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) and a Guinness World Record for over 1 billion downloads. Together with Eyeball Games co-founder Jonathan Ivarsson, they’re working on creating a new Web3 game called Eyeball Pool.
This new crypto take on the otherwise unchanging pool genre is set to include improved physics and gameplay while using blockchain technologies to bring player ownership through the form of “desirable collectibles,” according to the company’s official website. Back in January this year, they launched the Balldroids Gen 0 NFT collection, a collection of 4001 PFPs that sold out in 30 minutes. According to GamesBeat, another drop, the Balldroid Gen 1, will soon take place on Immutable X, whose owners will be given early access to the upcoming billiards title, just like holders of the first series did for the Phase 1 Beta in March.
Eyeball Games co-founder Jonathan Ivarsson said the following:
"We believe that there’s power in partnering with a specialised chain vs a one that tries to fit all use cases. Immutable works day and night to improve their gaming ecosystem, developer tooling and publishing capabilities."
The studio’s official website reveals that they’re also a part of the Blockchain Game Alliance, which Final Fantasy publisher and developer Square Enix joined earlier this year.