Tencent-backed mobile video game maker and publisher Voodoo today announced that it is leading Lisbon-based mobile gaming studio Volt Games’ $1.5 million seed funding round. Shilling, Aream Co., Sebastien Borget, Chris Lee, Rui Pereira, and Niall Curran also participated in the round.
The investment is part of Voodoo’s $200 million fund the company announced in December to support talented studios looking to make hit blockchain games.
Alexandre Yazdi, co-founder and CEO of Voodoo said, “We are delighted to lead Volt Games’ fundraising to support the company’s development of blockchain mobile games. The team already has an impressive track record in building entertaining mobile games and we’re looking forward to helping them build future success in blockchain gaming”.
Founded in 2020 by Pedro Cabaço, Gonçalo Banha, João Albuquerque and Pedro Dinis, Volt Games has released six games to date on iOS and Android, including Perfect Fighter and Football Clash – Mobile Soccer.
Pedro Cabaco, co-founder and CEO of Volt Games said, “It’s a truly exciting time for the gaming industry where Play & Earn has been rising in popularity and partnering up with Voodoo and our other investors feels like the right move to make a big impact in this space.”
Working with Voodoo to test and launch these games since 2020, the studio has begun work on MetaStar Strikers, the first NFT mobile game where players will compete in online football matches to collect NFTs.
Cabaco added, “With MetaStar Strikers and the MetaStar brand, we’re not just building a football game – we’re creating a fully interoperable sports metaverse featuring other sports games like basketball, tennis or golf. Here, most NFTs and the game’s currency will be usable in all games, adding more utility and value to these assets.