August 9, 2022

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Mystic Moose raises $5M to construct recreation metaverse Planet Mojo

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Mystic Moose, a newly minted indie studio, lately introduced it’d raised $5 million in opposition to its newest mission, a gaming metaverse known as Planet Mojo. The spherical of investment used to be led via Animoca Manufacturers, with participation from Courtside Ventures, Republic Crypto, Polygon Studios, and Sky Imaginative and prescient Capital, amongst others.

Planet Mojo is a browser-based gaming platform, or “metaverse” as Mystic Moose refers to it. Planet Mojo’s signature recreation, at the present time, is an auto-chess recreation wherein gamers can purchase their groups as NFTs. The NFTs in query are known as “Mojos,” and they’re small plant creatures local to the titular planet. The platform will even function different lore and characters to be printed at a later date.

Yat Siu, govt chairman at Animoca Manufacturers, mentioned in a remark, “We invested in Mike and Mystic Moose on account of the staff’s revel in in developing, launching, and delivery business titles for the gaming trade’s most sensible legacy publishers. On most sensible of that, as a large auto chess fan, I’m very interested by Planet Mojo and its upcoming blockchain-powered metaverse and auto chess recreation. We stay up for running with the staff to push blockchain gaming to the following stage.”

Mike Levine, Mystic Moose CEO, advised GamesBeat in an interview that the sport’s theme is concerning the assembly of nature and generation. “I used to be impressed via nature in some ways… There’s such a lot sci fi and cyberpunk in crypto, however we expect there generally is a lot extra of that on this area. We would have liked that to be a theme of this mission.” He additionally added that Planet Mojo is constructed on a gas-free resolution and can function an eco-friendly message. He mentioned that the corporate intends to make use of the investment to paintings on development the planet out.

Levine additionally added that Mystic Moose calls Planet Mojo a “metaverse,” even though he stated that there have been other definitions of that phrase. As he put it, “We’re development a big, expansive international that gamers can socialize in, engage with, and play video games in. We made up our minds to not construct a global the place manufacturers can are available, as a result of that’s what the actual international is. We would have liked to create a mystical position that individuals may just break out to.”

Planet Mojo will drop its first set of Mojos within the first part of 2022. Mystic Moose is these days hiring.

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