With a successful funding round, game studio Bazooka Tango, founded by former developers of fantasy MOBA game Vainglory, has secured $5 million. Bitcraft Ventures led the funding to support the revival and completion of the studio’s game, Shardbound, with participation from W3 Ventures, Sphermion, and 1Up Ventures.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The studio plans to utilize this financial boost to expand its team and further develop Shardbound. The game combines NFT trading card mechanics and turn-based player-versus-player RPG elements, requiring strategic placement of characters on a tiled board. Shardbound immutable zkEVM is committed to launch on the network.
CEO of Bazooka Tango, Bo Daly, expressed gratitude and optimism regarding the funding, especially in the challenging venture capital environment. He emphasized the team’s focus on enhancing critical areas essential to Shardbound’s growth and success and stated:
“This speaks volumes about the quality of our games in an incredibly challenging year for VC funding. We’re focused on expanding our team across the critical disciplines needed to launch and grow the Shardbound universe.
The game’s revival journey has been remarkable. Initially developed by Spiritwalk Games, the indie version of Shardbound was left incomplete, including many unfinished art assets. Its early access phase was partially crowdfunded through Kickstarter, raising approximately $150,000 in 2017. Under Bazooka Tango, Shardbound is now well-funded to complete its development.
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The game’s revival was first announced in March. Bazooka Tango has been recruiting talent from leading gaming companies like Apple, Disney, and Electronic Arts and has also brought in developers from other notable studios like 2K, Sledgehammer Games, and Pocket Gems.