Darewise, Animoca Brands Japan, and Honda announce collaboration to co-develop Web3 automotive gameplay
22 January 2024 - Darewise Entertainment (“Darewise”), a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and the company behind Life Beyond, and Animoca Brands Japan announced today a collaboration with Honda Motor Co., Ltd (“Honda”) to co-develop transportation and vehicle-related gameplay in Life Beyond, the upcoming AAA science fiction destination.
Concept art for a vehicle to traverse the world of Dolos, the setting of the Life Beyond game
The collaboration, facilitated by Animoca Brands Japan, will see the world-class innovation and craftsmanship of Honda team integrated into Life Beyond to usher in a new era of transportation on the world of Dolos, the planet where Life Beyond takes place.
Honda and Darewise will co-develop new gameplay and game assets for Life Beyond, including in-game items, activities, and Ordinals featuring Honda. Further details will be provided on the Life Beyond website at: https://playlifebeyond.com.
Benjamin Charbit, the CEO of Darewise, said: "We are thrilled to establish a deep relationship with Honda as our key automotive partner. In addition to adding to in-game utility and style, we think that the ideation and innovation generated by this collaboration will enhance the game experience tremendously.”
About Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is a Web3 game technology company founded by veterans of the AAA games industry that is currently developing the sci-fi MMO Life Beyond. Core team includes Benjamin Charbit (Game Director, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag), Marc Albinet (Game Director, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Dying Light 2), Christian Bravery (Art Director, Black & White, and the Fable series), Samuel Kahn (Tech Lead, Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine and Crytek’s Cryengine) and Vincent Marty (Head of Marketing, Ubisoft EMEA _ VP ESL Gaming). Darewise Entertainment is a multicultural team with offices in Paris, Barcelona, and London. The company strongly believes in the positive power of online video games to create meaningful, interactive, and social experiences. For more information, visit https://darewise.com.
About Life Beyond
Life Beyond is a gaming metaverse where players embark on a journey to build a new civilization on Planet Dolos. In this sci-fi world powered by a player-driven tokenized economy, player-citizens can decide who they want to become and the role they want to play in Life Beyond’s complex and many-layered society. Developed and published by Darewise Entertainment, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, the project embraces the open metaverse philosophy to create immersive experiences with an emphasis on true ownership and interoperability.
About Animoca Brands Japan
Founded in 2021, Animoca Brands Japan (corporate name: Animoca Brands K.K.) is the strategic subsidiary in Japan of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited, a leading global Web3 company, with a motorsport games portfolio that includes products made in collaboration with MotoGP™ and other leading motorsport brands. Animoca Brands Japan was established to support the global Web3 strategies of Japanese intellectual property and content holders such as major publishers, brands, education, sports teams, athletes, artists and game companies. Animoca Brands Japan provides a platform that combines IPs with blockchain technology, and supports IP holders to build their own ecosystem through a full stack of Web3 services, providing a bridge between Japanese IPs and global fans.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, Gryfyn, and Azarus. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on X (Twitter) or Facebook.