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Blockchain Enhanced Sports Games | App Developer Magazine

Indie game studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that use blockchain technology.

The funding was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan and Bennett Rosenthal. SuperTeam games will be powered by Forte as part of a strategic partnership.

SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million to create blockchain-enhanced sports games

Industry veterans Jerome Collin, Mike Saperstein, Sam Sheth, and Andre Taube founded SuperTeam Games with the goal of developing a new type of sports game enhanced by blockchain integration. Bringing what they learned from their successes at Glu Mobile and backed by decades of experience in the gaming space, they will use this investment to introduce new concepts to the genre.

Griffin Gaming Partners has over $1 billion in assets under management, bringing decades of critical industry expertise and know-how. Griffin CEO Peter Levin has joined SuperTeam Games’ board of directors.

“We seek the rare combination of innovative thinking, operational expertise and industry knowledge that typically underpins success, and we’re thrilled to have found it in SuperTeam Games’ leadership team of founders industry experts Web3 and blockchain technology is bringing new monetization and a new proprietary digital asset to gamers, which we believe is one of the most significant technological advancements in gaming history,” said Peter Levin, managing director of Griffin Gaming Partners and board member of SuperTeam Games.

SuperTeam Games’ partnership with Forte provides access to innovative blockchain technology to create rich, player-centric experiences. Forte’s platform seamlessly integrates blockchain technologies into games, enabling features such as embeddable token wallets and non-fungible token (NFT) minting and selling, and provides services to create economies thriving in a secure and compliant manner.

SuperTeam Games has assembled a team of over 25 skilled developers bringing experience from industry heavyweights Disney, Zynga, EA, Ubisoft, SEGA, 3DO, GLU, Konami, Wizards of the Coast and Capcom. The company’s first game will launch with a closed beta this summer.

“Established sports game franchises are decades old and haven’t evolved much. We are working to create a new generation of fast-paced sports games where users will find a truly unique online multiplayer experience. We are very pleased with the progress of development and we can’t wait for sports fans to play what we’re working on,” said Jerome Collin, CEO of SuperTeam Games.

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