🕹️ Starknet L2 Launches $120 Million Dollar Gaming Fund

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In today’s High Score Junkie:

💵 Starknet creates million dollar game fund
🤝 Animoca partners with Param Labs
⛓️ Dencun upgrade brings lower fees
And much more…

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TODAY IN GAMING
💸 MetaCene Raises $10M for Web3 Game

The dystopian MMORPG, MetaCene, has successfully raised $10M to build out their game.

Their Private A round was led by SevenX and Folius Ventures. The funds will be used to expand the development team, recruit stellar talent, and boost player engagement.

MetaCene is developing their game to fit in a multi-chain world, with the core of its game play built on Unreal Engine 5 and a strategy in place to harness next-gen AI.

🇦🇪 Animoca Brands Partners with Param Labs

Animoca Brands has partnered with Param Labs, a UAE-based gaming infrastructure startup.

The strategic partnership will see Animoca spearheading development within the MENA region.

Param Labs is also focused on developing games, with their flagship title, Kiraverse, taking center stage. The game leverages their in-house technology and is eSports focused, meaning online tournaments are in the works!

💰 Starknet Creates $120M Web3 Gaming Fund

Ethereum Layer 2 rollup, Starknet, is looking to boost gaming development and engagement on their chain through a new incentive fund – a significant move for the ecosystem.

The 50 million $STRK tokens will be allocated through various incentive programs designed to attract and support game developers looking to build on the network.

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WEB3 POWER UPS
🖥️ Arbitrum Community Proposes 200M $ARB Gaming Fund. A proposal for a laser-focused gaming fund has been brought forward to the DAO. If passed, it would catalyze game development on Arbitrum, pushing ~$400M to developers, publishers and infrastructure protocols wishing to plant their flag on the chain. Read the proposal here.

👛 Ethereum Upgrade Dencun Goes Live. The network’s upgrade has introduced us to ‘Blobs’, a L2 data-saving technique that has brought transaction fees on L2 protocols down to mere cents.

🎮 Wild Forest Announces Play-to-Airdrop Campaign. The real-time-strategy card-collecting game is launching a play-to-airdrop campaign where players can potentially earn WF tokens (in-game currency). The campaign will integrate a leaderboard where players can accumulate points through various activities. Read more here.

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