Polygon Studios Invests In GameOn, Strategically Partners To Bring NFT Games To The Masses
The non-dilutive investment will see Polygon Studios provide funding for 50% of GameOn’s ongoing product development costs in the burgeoning NFT space
GameOn Entertainment Technologies Inc., a leading game technology provider to media, sports and entertainment companies, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Polygon & Polygon Studios to build NFT-Based games on their Ethereum-based scaling platform. The deal will see Polygon Studios provide non-dilutive funding for 50% of GameOn’s ongoing product development costs. GameOn’s product team is spearheaded by Santi Jaramillo, former Head of Sports at Dapper Labs and creator of NBA Top Shot.
Polygon, a pioneering blockchain that has onboarded millions to the Web3 ecosystem, recently announced Polygon Studios and plans to commit USD$100 million to projects leading the transition to Web3. Investments include DraftKings, DeFine and now GameOn. MATIC, the native cryptocurrency of Polygon, recently outperformed Bitcoin and Ethereum. Blockchain-based game companies such as Forte have surpassed $1 billion valuations.
The Polygon blockchain boasts investors that include Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary and many other high-profile investors. GameOn continues to deepen its relationship with the lucrative Indian market that is nascent and primed for NFT and blockchain adoption, including a recent expanded partnership with entertainment super app MX Player, and a $6 million investment from its parent company, Times Internet.
The Polygon Studios investment allows GameOn to offer the full stack of capabilities from the creation, minting and selling of NFTs, to the game layers it already deploys for white label customers such as prediction and fantasy games, like the Chibi Dinos partnership. For GameOn shareholders, this collaboration provides an opportunity to participate in the upside of the burgeoning crypto and NFT spaces, while accelerating GameOn’s product development in a non-dilutive manner.
“Leveraging Polygon’s technology, GameOn continues to lean into blockchain and NFTs, bringing innovative gamification to the rapidly growing Web3 and metaverse economies,” said Matt Bailey, GameOn CEO. “Through resource-driving partnerships and M&A, we’ll continue to double down on being the one-stop shop for gamification, including NFT-based games.”
“Polygon is dedicated to supporting companies that usher in the future of Web3,” said Sandeep Nailwal, Polygon Co-Founder. “GameOn is one of the fastest-growing game technology providers in the blockchain space. We’re excited to support their development of NFT-based games on Polygon.”