Animoca Brands completes acquisition of Darewise
03 June 2022: Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Darewise Entertainment, a game developer founded by veterans of the AAA games industry that is currently developing the high-quality blockchain MMO Life Beyond. For more information please refer to the announcement of 13 April 2022.
About Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is a game studio founded by veterans of the AAA games industry that is currently developing the play-and-earn sci-fi MMO Life Beyond. Darewise Entertainment’s core team includes Benjamin Charbit (game director Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag), Marc Albinet (game director of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Dying Light 2), Christian Bravery (art director of Black & White and the Fable series), Samuel Kahn (tech lead for Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine and Crytek’s Cryengine) and Vincent Marty (head of marketing Ubisoft EMEA and VP at ESL Gaming). Darewise Entertainment is a multicultural team with offices in Paris, Barcelona, and London, with an international headcount that grew from 30 to nearly 100 in Q1 2022, composed of passionate people whose collective mission is to pioneer the next generation of high-quality online multiplayer games. Darewise Entertainment strongly believes in the positive power of online video games to create meaningful, interactive, and social experiences. For more information visit www.darewise.com.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, and Notre Game. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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