With millions of people now self-isolating globally, Argentinian game developer Experimental has brought forward the release of its Play-to-earn platform.
Today it’s launched the first in a set of games in which players compete in short 1v1 tournaments to win cryptocurrency such as BTC and ETH.
The platform, for desktop and mobile, will feature several 1v1 cash tournaments for different amounts.
The first game released is CryptoWars, a strategy game that will remind you of Travian and oGame, in which the player has to create a village, summon an army and go attack the enemy - all in only 20 minutes. Two players will compete in each battle and the winner will get the cryptocurrency pot staked for that game (except the company’s rake of 16%).
All games developed and released by Experimental are fully deterministic without randomness. This makes the platform fair and potentially providing additional income for players. The team at Experimental believes that eSports will become a steady revenue stream for many amateur gamers around the world, not just the 1% who get to go pro.
Companies like Skillz are proving them right, with over 30M players and giving away $60,000,000 in monthly prizes, they’ve shown that amateur gamers around the world like the idea of monetizing their gaming skills as much as pro players do.
“It’s a crazy time we’re living in, but the private sector is doing a lot to make the situation better. Entertainment is key for people around the world to stay at home, flatten the curve and stop the virus. We’re happy to be contributing with our grain of sand and are looking forward to launching 3 more competitive games for our platform in 2020.” - says Matías Nisenson, CEO at Experimental.
The company believes it’s the perfect timing for platforms like these to roll out as millennials and centennials grew up playing skill-based games but are not susceptible to traditional gambling.
You can now sign up for the Experimental platform, no cash deposit required and if you’re not the competitive kind, you can just play for fake cash or “train” as the company likes to call it.
Experimental was founded in 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina by three entrepreneurs that have just sold their last company (A social media management tool called Tiempy) and were looking for their next adventure together. The founders, who are also avid gamers, had one mission in mind, let users play games for a living. The company raised $500K from game industry veterans like Sumit Gupta (who sold his gaming company to GSN for $175M), Pato Jutard (who sold his gaming company to Playdom), and the Hong Kong based game publisher Animoca.
Matias Nisenson - CEO - [email protected]