Sky Mavis, the creator of Axie Infinity, has announced the addition of five new game studios to its Ronin network, an EVM blockchain specifically forged for gaming.
Ronin is designed to optimize for near-instant transactions and negligible fees, making it the leading choice for Web3 games. The platform has already generated over $1.3 billion in revenue from Axie Infinity alone, cementing its position as a key player in the gaming blockchain space. In addition, Ronin has processed over $4 billion in NFT volumes and is proven to scale a single game to accommodate millions of daily active users.
The five new game studios building on Ronin are a mix of veteran and new players in the game development space. Each studio will be creating innovative and engaging Web3 games that take full advantage of Ronin’s unique features. The announcement signals the first expansion of the Ronin ecosystem outside of the Axie IP, demonstrating that Ronin is becoming THE launchpad for the most thoughtfully crafted and compelling Web3 games.
Below is a bird’s-eye view of each studio’s background, the games they’re building on Ronin, and how to get involved:
Directive Games is a gaming company founded in 2014 by experienced professionals from renowned game development studios such as CCP Games, DICE, LucasArts, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Tencent. These industry veterans have created “The Machines Arena,” a cross-platform, team-based shooter that pits players against each other in intense and fast-paced battles lasting between 5-7 minutes. Players can engage in explosive PvP matches, work together with their team to overcome opponents, or test their skills in the adrenaline-fueled PvE – Death Run. “The Machines Arena” will have a Closed Beta soon. Sign up here!
Tribes Studio is a company that aims to create community-led, web3-enabled gaming experiences that prioritize innovation and creativity. Led by CEO Glenn McGuire, a former executive at King and Scopely, who has worked on well-known games such as “Candy Crush,” “Walking Dead,” and “Star Trek,” Tribes Studio has created “Tribesters: Island of Solas,” along with a Ronin-powered Community Engagement Platform. The platform’s goal is to encourage community members to contribute to game development and be recognized and rewarded for their efforts. You can subscribe for updates about “Tribersters” through this link.
Bali Games is the company behind the popular mobile puzzle game, “Anipang” which has over 130 million downloads and $1.8 billion in gross revenue. Bali Games has also enjoyed great success with well-known franchises like “Disney Pop,” “Snoopy Puzzle,” and “BT21.” With their vast experience, they’re now using the Ronin platform to create puzzle games inspired by Axie. Their first project, “Axie Champions,” is a match-3 game where players manipulate objects on a grid to create lines or clusters of three or more identical objects. You can check updates about “Axie Champions” through their Twitter.
Bowled.io is another new addition to the Ronin platform set to revolutionize the world of cricket gaming, leveraging the power of blockchain to create a cricket experience that’s unlike anything that’s come before it. Bowled.io has identified India as a prime market for Web3 gaming adoption. With over 500 million gamers and a deep love for cricket, India is the perfect location to launch their innovative game. The partnership between Bowled.io and Sky Mavis will bring digital property rights to gamers around the world while providing an immersive and thrilling gaming experience that’s second to none. You can follow Bowled.io through Twitter.
SkyVu is a game development studio known for its “Battle Bears” franchise which has garnered over 40 million downloads and won numerous awards. The company was even featured in PocketGamer. Their latest project, a MOBA game called “Battle Bears Heroes,” is currently in closed beta. With its reputation for creating fun and immersive games, SkyVu is the perfect studio to bring Battle Bears Heroes to life.
Sky Mavis has put out a call to action for its community members to get involved in securing the network by staking their RON tokens. This opportunity allows anyone, regardless of location, to play an active part in supporting the Ronin platform while also earning rewards. It’s important to note that validators will have until April 12 to set up their nodes, so not all of them may be visible to stakers at this time. With these new game studio partnerships, Sky Mavis is taking a significant step towards becoming the go-to platform for Web3 gaming, and the ultimate destination for the next generation of Web3 gamers.