Indie Game Developer Platform Web3 The Mirror Completes $2.3 Million Pre-Seed Round
The web3 game developer platform aims to make building blockchain games easier for indie studios and individual creators.
Founders Fund led a $2.3 million pre-seed round of funding for The Mirror. Leading venture capital firms and web3 investors, such as Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew, also took part in the round.
The Mirror is making a platform for making Web3 games that can be used by independent game developers. The company wants to make it easier for small game studios and individual creators to build on web3.
Web3 is a blockchain-based internet that puts decentralized applications, communication without trust, and user-owned communities at the top of its list.
Through tokenomics and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are cryptographic digital files built on the blockchain to prove ownership of digital assets like JPEGs, digital collectibles, artwork, and gaming avatars, the technology is widely used to power the next generation of gaming.
In a statement to GamesBeat, The Mirror’s founder, CEO and CTO, Jared McCluskey said:
“We are passionate about empowering creators and strongly believe in fairly compensating them for their hard work and dedication to the craft of game development.”
The indie firm wants to use web3 technology to create a gaming ecosystem that gives developers and studios on their own more power. The platform also has a marketplace where users can sell their 3D models (such as avatars, buildings, weapons, etc.), textures, scripts, and other content for money.
The Mirror's mission and commitment to making its products work together depend on open-source software. The platform is built on top of the open-source Godot game engine and has regular contributions from Github.