Back in July, Hexacore raised $3.5 million to propel the high-quality Web3 mobile games that have potential to scale to big audiences such as the upcoming space fantasy Pocket Space.
Now the startup, whose core team is based in Warsaw, is getting to work developing its flagship Web3 mobile game. The funding round was led by Scalo Technologies, a tech venture company based in Dubai, and supported by Xsolla, Estoty, and other angel investors.
“Pocket Space is an ambitious project inspired by various titles like My Little Universe, Brawl Stars,” said Mikita Khazau, CEO of Hexacore, in an interview with GamesBeat. “The game features a universe of planets, each hosting a variety of game modes. These planets are also NFTs, owned by players. The asset ownership mechanics revolve around in-game currency and commissions for the planet owners, creating a unique economic ecosystem.”
Hexacore sees mobile Web3 games becoming the gateway for new Web3 users, driven by the growing adoption of crypto wallets on smartphones, attracting investors and fostering innovation in gaming worldwide.
Hexacore sees blockchain technology ushering in a new era of mobile gameplay experiences, giving players ownership of their in-game assets, and the time they devote to playing.
The recent investment has allowed the company to fast-track the development and publishing of its flagship space fantasy product, Pocket Space, its which was inspired by titles like My Little Universe, Brawl Stars, and Roblox.
Pocket Space boasts multiplayer modes and asset ownership mechanics, as well as its own public marketplace, where players can trade their assets for in-game currency. The Pocket Space community launch will take place in Q4 2023, with the soft launch scheduled for the second half of 2024 and the global release to follow in 2025.
“We believe that soon, almost everyone with a smartphone will have a crypto wallet,” said Khazau. This is a huge opportunity, which motivates us to lead in mobile web3 publishing. Both traditional and Web3-focused investors are now attracted to mobile gaming. This continuous influx of funds will drive innovation, creativity, and deliver new gaming experiences that captivate audiences across the globe.”