Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Turkey ~
Since the metaverse is still building itself, some Southeast European startups are already making jumps into the emerging world of web 3.0 and its gaming aspects. Here is a list of startups building metaverse games in Southeast Europe.
Startups building metaverse games in Romania
Name: Corb Project Founders: Andrei Tarnauk
In a nutshell: Corb Project is a Iasi-based startup spearheading the expansion of web 3.0 in Eastern Europe. Founded in September 2021, the company has started developing a game of a new type of genre – “Crow’s Nest”. This is an NFT fantasy roleplaying game in which players take on the role of a daring pirate captain, leading his crew towards undiscovered treasures.
The core elements of the game involve crew and ship micromanagement, in the pursuit of adventures that come with their own risks and rewards. The NFTs include various attributes a pirate would need – from ships and crew members to swords and guns.
Currently they are not revealing any investment connections they have as the small team is still in its naissance stage.
Startups building metaverse games in Greece
Name: NTZNSFounders: Constantino Roselli
In a nutshell: NTZNS is a 3D digital fashion and luxury creative studio that designs digital wardrobes for influencers on social media, and for avatars, and metahumans in the metaverse. NTZNS is the abbreviation of the word NETIZENS, which means the citiZeNS of the interNeT. The focus of the company is to connect 3D digital fashion creators directly with their audience – digital fashion collectors, influencers, content creators, fashion lovers, and gamers in particular, as social games platforms like VRChat gain popularity with customizing and stylizing your character with an exclusive virtual brand.
The small team is trying to expand in the unexplored world of web3 and fashion, and games, and more.
Startups building metaverse games in Bulgaria
Name: Mass HorizonFounders: Nadia Danova
In a nutshell: Mass Horizon is a 2019 founded multidisciplinary computer graphics, art, creative and technology development company based in Sofia, Bulgaria with a branch in Philadelphia. Their goal is to introduce interactive products and real-time gamification experiences in the realm of virtual reality, virtual production, CGI, animation and visual effects, software, mobile and web app design and development (UI & UX).
On June 27th, the company announced on their Facebook page one of their latest 3D animated Metaverse NFT projects. As for details for their upcoming Meta project, Mass Horizon is building expectations by keeping the development process secret.
Startups building metaverse games in Croatia
Name: Tribute BrandFounders: Gala Marija Vrbanic, Marina Jukic, Filip Vajda
In a nutshell: Similar to NTZNS, Tribute Brand, a Zagreb-based digital fashion brand for contactless and cyber fashion, has released digital fashion garments as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) powered by the Lusko blockchain, exclusively with UK’s experiential marketplace The Dematerialised. This drop is called ‘The Real Deal’ and it represents the metamorphosis of fashion through different aspects of physicality and reality.
Tribute Brand emerged as the pandemic was breaking in 2020, birthing a new genre of style named contactless cyber fashion. Their “cyber garments” are suited for virtual reality and social meta-games.
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