David Jones, one of the original creators of Grand Theft Auto, has invested $7.6 million to back blockchain gaming company Random Games. Participants included IGNIA and 2 Punks Capital as well as ID345, Polygon, and ID345 Unioverse is a company that aims to make interoperable gaming platforms.
David Jones, creator of Grand Theft Auto, has invested $7.6 million to back blockchain gaming studio Random Games.
According to Tuesday’s release, Jones was also part of the Resolute Ventures/Asymmetric round. It included participation from Ignia and 2 Punks Capital as well as ID345, Polygon and ID345 participants. The valuation of the company was not disclosed. Jones will also serve as advisor to the company.
David Jones was the creator of Grand Theft Auto
Random Games was founded by Tony Harman in September 2017. He has previously held executive positions at Nintendo, DMA Designs (the gaming company behind Grand Theft Auto), and Wyeth Ridgway who worked on Star Trek and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Random Games announced that it is creating a “community-owned” gaming franchise called the Unioverse. This will allow fans and developers to use in-game assets to create their own games, comics, or T-shirts. You can also sell your creations and keep the cash.
Tony Harman, co-founder of Marvel, said that he imagined if Marvel released 3D models and character art and encouraged fans to make and profit from their fan films and comics. This is how huge this idea really is. The Unioverse is being built by a group of top-class writers, artists, and developers. We are giving it away.
NFTs, which are interoperable with other games in the franchise, can be purchased by players to access this gaming universe.
According to the company, the funds will be used to grow its team and allow it start working on the first Unioverse game.
According to The Block Research crypto venture deals in gaming and NFT subsector made up 38% of the seed and pre-Series B deals last month.