GAMEFI & GUILDS: EMPOWERING PLAYERS THROUGH THE BLOCKCHAIN
According to BITKRAFT and Naavik, the gaming industry is worth around $336B, more than all other media categories combined. There are now over 3 billion players worldwide, but user growth has slowed as the world reemerges from pandemic lockdowns. This begs the question: what innovation will drive the next wave to start playing?
The emergence of Web3 and GameFi hold the answer. Heralded as the next version of the internet and built on blockchains, Web3 prioritizes community governance and user ownership of content, data, and platforms, enabled by NFTs and cryptocurrencies. These tools have ushered in a new era of Web3 Gaming, also referred to as GameFi, that offers enhanced ownership, creativity, and economic opportunities for players and game devs alike. With new tech and new business models, web3 games will drive the future growth of the global gaming industry.
Gaming guilds are communities of blockchain gamers who benefit from the research, community, and scholarships offered by guild team members. But Ancient8 is much more than just a guild. We are leveraging our unique position at the intersection of development, marketing, and distribution Web3 games and building the software needed to support our growing sector.
ANCIENT8: DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE LAYER FOR GAMEFI
Ancient8 is developing the infrastructure layer for GameFi. The three main pillars of our organization – Guild, Community, and Software – will support this endeavor and help massively scale our community and Web3 gaming as a whole.
Today, Web2 gaming is dominated by the major game publishers that control distribution and have immense power over game studios. Now, thanks to blockchain tech, guilds, games, and gamers are building a brand new system with Web3 principles. By leveraging our deeply engaged community across our global network of local sub-guilds, Ancient8 will facilitate game distribution and viral marketing to connect thousands of GameFi projects with millions of players.
As a leading guild and early partner to over a dozen games, Ancient8 understands the need for solid infrastructure to support the sustainable development of Web3 gaming. With the funding and expertise of our world-class backers, Ancient8 software products will enable GameFi and Metaverse projects to onboard and manage communities at scale. The products currently in development include a Guild dashboard and GameFi token/NFT launchpads, and more.
Even as our scope and influence grows, Community is at the core of all our endeavors. We will continue to empower future Metaverse citizens with high-value scholarships, blockchain education, institutional-grade research, and access to exclusive opportunities in the hottest Web3 games.
As we build out our three pillars with these principles in mind, Ancient8 remains firmly committed to our vision & mission:
To democratize social and financial access in the Metaverse and reach, educate, and empower the next 100 million Metaverse citizens through the blockchain.
The Ancient8 team has been working tirelessly to realize this vision, and we’ve already created a solid foundation from which to build. Our community, education, research, investments, and Esports initiatives are clear testaments to our abilities and leadership in GameFi.
Let’s acknowledge a few of our accomplishments, and identify the primary target milestones we strive to reach in the coming months.
What We’ve Built
- Granted 3,500+ scholarships
- Completed $4M Seed Round financing led by Dragonfly Capital, Pantera Capital and Hashed
- Established 25+ partnerships with GameFi projects
- Grew our communities to 200K+ active members
- Launched the first A8 NFT collection
- Built internal scholar management software
- Provided GameFi education through Ancient8 Blog, Twitter, Discord, and other channels
- Launched Ancient8 Research as the first credible, institutional-grade research on GameFi projects & trends
- Established the Ancient8 E-Sports Division
- Built Ancient8 Community Alliance (ACA) to include 10+ global communities
What We Strive to Build
- Launch Ancient8 GameFi NFT & token launchpads to provide better distribution for blockchain games
- Build Ancient8 GameFi Identity to be the most-used web3 social profile and the go-to single sign-on portal for the Metaverse
- Build more GameFi Infrastructure software products, including Fintech and Blockchain software so that billions of users can easily access and enjoy web3 gaming and the Metaverse
Ancient8 develops the infrastructure layer for GameFi, with a focus on community and software. As Vietnam’s largest blockchain gaming guild, Ancient8 enables everyone to build the Metaverse through scholarships, blockchain education, institutional-grade research, community, and blockchain software products. Ancient8’s vision is to democratize social and financial access in the Metaverse, and is on a mission to reach, educate, and empower the next 100 million Metaverse citizens through the blockchain.
Ancient8 is backed by leading investors including Dragonfly, Pantera, Hashed, Mechanism, Coinbase, Alameda, Jump, Animoca, among others.
Join us in our journey to build the Metaverse!