VIKER’s Play-and-Earn focus grants players an easy entry point into Bitcoin
Mobile games studio VIKER has successfully closed its latest round of investments, this brings the total raised to $4.1 million. Investments were led by Animoca Brands and saw participation from Initial Capital and IVC.
London-based studio VIKER is known for its mobile Play-and-Earn titles such as Solitaire and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. These titles integrate crypto rewards for players in a friendly manner that makes it easy for players to start earning Bitcoin with no previous knowledge of blockchain and without a stressful sign-up process.
Animoca Brands co-founder and executive chairman, Yat Siu commented on the investment saying “VIKER is making Play-and-Earn mobile games genuinely consumer friendly, which improves adoption and will help transform the market. We are proud to lead this investment and support VIKER’s vision to help onboard the next one billion casual mobile gamers to blockchain”.
Funding for the future
VIKER founder Ben Cusack also commented noting that VIKER’s portfolio of games has seen over 80 million transactions across 100 countries, “enabling players to earn Bitcoin by playing classic mobile games”.
Co-founder Dan Beasley stated, “This latest investment signals the next phase in VIKER’s global rollout plans, which includes funding new Play-and-Earn technology, acquiring new licensing opportunities, growing the player base, and investing in new studio talent”.
VIKER intends to introduce two new initiatives this year for the Play-and-Earn mobile games space, which includes an interoperable NFT series across the game portfolio and the V-COIN currency. More details are said to be coming in the coming weeks.