The hottest gaming projects to watch out for this 2021

Elevate Ventures
Apr 9, 2021 · 4 min read

Editor’s Note: This article was published on Sohu, and has been translated into English.

Evidently, the gaming industry is moving forward through its various innovations. From using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) to artificial intelligence (AI), these gaming startups are using multiple technologies to serve fresh new games. The capabilities of these gaming technologies have gone beyond our boldest childhood fantasies.

In just a couple of years, we have seen hundreds of innovative gaming technologies introduced in the market. One of the most popular technologies, VR, allows users to be transferred to the gaming environment, making them feel like they’re in the game itself. Another one that has taken the world by storm is AR, where the gaming environment is mixed with reality. Who wouldn’t forget about Pokemon Go, right?

With all of these technological advancements on the line, 2021 will surely be an interesting year for the gaming industry. Below are some of the hottest gaming projects to watch out for.

Aavegotchi

“NFTs are increasingly capturing interest because the digital items you own today are not yours. Your Fortnite item, your game character, your digital artwork live in a database somewhere that can be shutdown. NFTs live on a blockchain like Ethereum; where its existence, its uniqueness is secured and verifiable by a decentralized network of computers that ensures no one is cheating,” shares Jason Chew, Ambassador for Aavegotchi.

Bountie

“Bountie is focusing on democratizing eSports for casual and semi-pro gamers. We aim to fulfill our mission of helping gamers to earn a living from gaming. How we do, it is via the tournaments vertical. We are providing opportunities for organizers and gamers to make money from our platform. Organizers earn when they create tournaments, and gamers earn when they win tournaments,” explains Lex Na, CEO of Bountie.

Epics.gg

“Technology has always pushed gaming forward both in terms of graphics for immersion and platforms. Blockchain has also opened a new frontier for games in that players will now be able to own digital items and accrue true value from playing that they can monetize. We’re focused on bridging the gap between blockchain and the mainstream and solving the many challenges of usability, design, and economics that will make digital ownership appealing and accessible for the mass market,” says Mark Donovan, co-founder and CEO of Epics.gg.

Potato Play

“There is always the problem of visibility for games developed by startups. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, in our current market, where there is a sea of awesome games, developing a great game and depending on organic traffic alone will not necessarily make the game a hit. As free-to-play mobile publishers, we bring the expertise, experience and budget of big publishers to help smaller developers with good games succeed through product globalization and marketing,” explains Vincent Low, CEO of Potato Play.

Skibre

“For us at Skibre, we are riding on this secular trend. We are building a mobile esports platform where users can compete in skill-based casual games, win prizes and go pro. In addition, we are building a super app that hosts games on the cloud. Users only need to download our app and gain access to numerous games. Think Netflix for competitive games,” shares Michael Oyson, CEO and Co-Founder at Skibre.

The future of gaming

With all of these new gaming projects to watch out for this 2021, the gaming industry is set to take the world by storm as innovative games and platforms are being introduced to revolutionize the current gaming landscape and provide better avenues for gamers.

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