A new NFT game has sparked an interest in renowned industry leaders in the blockchain and gaming space.
‘Cross the Ages,’ an NFT-based trading card game built on Polygon, has now raised $12 million in a seed funding round backed by Hong Kong-based Web3.0 giant Animoca Brands and French game publisher Ubisoft.
We are crafting the next F2P NFT card game and the vast universe it is built on.
Grateful to have you on board!
2022 is the year of Cross The Ages!https://t.co/JpG5CCIT6s
— Cross The Ages (@CrossTheAges) March 28, 2022
The round also saw Polygon, a layer 2 solutions network, and Sebastien Borget, the co-founder of the decentralized metaverse game The Sandbox, as participants in the round. The development team will leverage the new funding for development programs, preserving talent, and marketing.
Cross the Ages is a free-to-play collectible card game based on a fantasy novel series of the same name. The game is set in a dystopian world, exploring the theme of fantasy and science fiction.
The beta version is scheduled to launch in May this year, with plans to offer the option of converting NFT collectibles into physical trading cards in the near future. In addition, the company also plans to add metaverse elements to the game by 2023 where developers and artists can create new cities and games.
In an interview with crypto media outlet CoinDesk, CTA co-founder and CEO Sami Chlagou revealed that the game is also targeting a new NFT marketplace and decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols suite. He noted:
“The CTA DeFi product will be accessible via the main user interface, but it will operate as its own standalone platform. We want to keep the gaming experience somewhat separate to ensure that the more commercial aspects of the CTA experiences do not distract from what will be a dynamic and unique metaverse gaming experience.”