Mino Games Secures $15 Million to Build Web3 Game Dimensionals
The creator of the popular Mino Monsters series is making a foray into Web3 games with its first crypto title.
Mino Games is going Web3 with its first blockchain title Dimensionals
Mino Games, the creator of the popular Mino Monsters series, has raised $15 million in Series B funding to build its first crypto game – Dimensionals. The round was led by Standard Crypto, with participation from Boost VC, Collab+Currency, Earl Grey Capital, and Konvoy Ventures.
Mino Games will be using the funds to accelerate the launch of its upcoming franchise as the next major entrant in Web3 gaming. Backed by SYBO Games and a16z, the character-driven gaming company has also attracted industry veterans like Bing Gordon and Don Mattrick to join the firm as key investors and advisors.
"Every game we have made is built around its lovable, collectible characters. We'll be using this funding to double down on our core mission – to become the next household name in gaming through a multi-platform, multichannel approach," said Mino Games CEO and co-founder Sasha MacKinnon.
MacKinnon and his co-founder, Josh Buckley, founded Mino Games in 2011 and successfully took advantage of the explosive growth of the mobile gaming industry. To date, the company has launched four mobile titles with two flagship games – Cat Game and Dog Game. Each has made millions in revenue, with players spanning over 90 countries and 60 million downloads.
"Web3 allows us to work directly with our community to design new gaming experiences that we didn't think were possible just a few years ago. We're sparing no expense in building this ambitious franchise, and we think the fast-growing Web3 gaming community will love it. Expect Dimensionals to take everything we've done up a notch."
To begin, Dimensionals is an epic RPG multiverse built with free-to-own elements. While details are scant, the company told GamesBeat in an interview that the ambitious title is set to be a cross between Pokemon and Marvel.
"Dimensionals is kind of like Pokemon meets Marvel. It's a multiverse full of hundreds of dimensions," said MacKinnon. "And every dimension has these superheroes that are chosen to represent that dimension. You get like these crazy characters and environments like a Spirit Raven character from the shadow dimension."
The company is set to make pre-launch assets available for free, especially for fans and collectors who make it to the whitelist. Those who are interested can check out the official page here.