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Dot Play Receives Grant from Polkadot's Decentralized Futures Program

Dot Play secures funding from Polkadot's Decentralized Futures program to enhance gaming infrastructure on the network. Learn about their initiatives and support for game developers.

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Dot Play Receives Grant to Boost Gaming on Polkadot

Dot Play has been awarded a grant by Polkadot’s Decentralized Futures funding program to enhance gaming on the Polkadot network. The specific amount of the grant has not been disclosed. Dot Play will offer integration tools and long-term business development support through a new hub called the DotPlay Gaming Portal to support game developers building on Polkadot. This portal will provide resources and facilitate project onboarding.

Dot Play Receives Grant to Boost Gaming on Polkadot

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What is Decentralized Futures?

Polkadot’s Decentralized Futures initiative aims to distribute $20 million and 5 million DOT tokens, valued at $31 million, to support new projects on the Polkadot network. One of the most notable teams to join Polkadot is Mythical Games, which moved from Ethereum in 2023. Mythical Games’ portfolio includes NFL Rivals, Nitro Nation World Tour, and upcoming games based on the Blankos Block Party and Pudgy Penguins IPs.

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More on Mythical Moving to Polkadot to Build Mythos Chain

Mythical Games announced in late April of this year that it was transitioning from Ethereum to Polkadot for the launch of its new web3 gaming ecosystem called the Mythos Chain (MYTH). On Mythos, gaming partners have the opportunity to create their own chains, aiming to establish the largest and most interconnected gaming ecosystem in web3.

Despite achieving significant success on Ethereum, including a user base of over 650,000 and over two million downloads of the popular game NFL Rivals Mythical decided to move to Polkadot due to the network's superior speed and scalability capabilities.

John Linden, Mythical’s CEO, stated: “The decision to leave the Ethereum ecosystem stems from a combination of issues surrounding relatively slow transaction speeds, even with L2 roll-ups, that would ultimately hinder our scaling plans with our new games this year.” 

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Details on Grant for Dot Play 

A dedicated team from Dot Play will be available to assist developers. The team will offer guidance on web3 game design and integrating Polkadot’s technology. They will also connect developers with other teams within the Polkadot network to encourage collaboration and ecosystem growth.

The Dot Play project aims to deliver:

  • DotPlay Portal: A dedicated gaming portal to support developers.
  • Game Advisory and Technical Support: Guidance on game design and blockchain integration.
  • Ecosystem Tooling and Partnerships: Development of SDKs for Unity and Unreal, and other tools for game development on Polkadot.

The Dot Play team consists of:

  • Angela Dalton, CEO and Founder of Signum Growth
  • Nick Douzinas, co-founder of Ajuna
  • Keshav Holani, Gaming and Polkadot analyst
  • Eliza Jäppinen, Head of IP Development and developer relations, and CEO of Visible Realms
Dot Play Receives Grant to Boost Gaming on Polkadot

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Final Thoughts

Dot Play plans to create a sustainable gaming ecosystem within Polkadot. The project will evolve by incorporating community feedback and adapting to trends in gaming and blockchain technology. The team also plans to secure additional funding and partnerships to support more gaming projects. Dot Play invites game developers, investors, and enthusiasts to join this initiative. For more information and updates, check their official social media account here.


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updated:

July 10th 2024

posted:

July 9th 2024

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