STARTUP STUDIO BY TOPPS, ZYNGA AND MACHINE ZONE VETERAN CLOSES SEED-UP FUNDING BACKED BY Com2uS, HARMONY AND THE CO-FOUNDERS OF SANDBOX AND YGG.
5×5 Gaming today announced a funding round of
The company’s first game, Battle of Kingdoms, will celebrate and honor a number of cultures around the world and allow players to play, collect and digitally own (via NFTs) historical warriors and soldiers from different cultures. The society consults with local historians and experts to ensure proper representation of all characters and nations.
“5×5 is a unique game studio that has both extensive experience in developing free-to-play games as well as blockchain digital collectibles, and we are very happy to support them at the start of their journey with this investment. start-up,” said Kyu Lee, president. ,
“We strongly believe in true ownership of digital assets and the benefits that blockchain technology brings to us as game designers and developers. That said, we wanted to create an experience where fun, great content, social connection and competition are the focal points for our players; not the firmness of our gaming economy as you see in many early “crypto game projects,” said
Gezgin brings a wealth of experience to lead 5×5 Gaming. A former member of Turkey’s national teenage athletics team, Gezgin received his undergraduate and post-graduate education, and held leadership and strategic positions in game development as well as digital collectibles, including heading of Topps’ digital division.
5×5 Gaming is headquartered in
‘With this investment from our partners, 5×5 Gaming is building a team without borders; talent and inspiration can be found everywhere,” said Gezgin. ‘Our growing team is spread all over the world; we consider diversity as part of our strategy and believe that with a team from different backgrounds and cultures, we can create more fully culturalized gaming experiences.
“We are thrilled to be working with 5×5 Gaming under the leadership of Deniz,” said
“With millions of NFT game subscribers, the Web3 infrastructure is reducing barriers to participation and empowering gamers around the world to become co-owners of a better and more inclusive digital economy,” said
“I’m thrilled to support Deniz and his team of gaming industry veterans on their journey to Web3 as they create their first games to win and embrace the NFT culture,” said
Additional 5×5 Gaming investors include
About the 5×5 game:
5X5 Gaming is a cross-platform, early-stage gaming company focused on building