Animoca Brands and OST Announce Partnership to Develop Blockchain-Powered Games
Animoca Brands is a Top50 mobile games company and the developer behind popular titles like BeastQuest, Garfield and Masters of the Universe.
Today we are thrilled to welcome Animoca Brands as our latest Partner Company.
Animoca Brands, a leading public game publisher listed on ASX (ASX:AB1) with over 300 million downloads of their games, has entered into a strategic partnership with OST in order to develop Blockchain games by leveraging OST technology and the OpenST and OpenST Mosaic Protocols.
Formed in 2014, Animoca Brands focuses on mobile games and was recently named one of the world’s Top 50 Developers by PocketGamer. Many of its games are based on fan-favorites — Thomas & Friends, Masters of the Universe, Beast Quest, MasterChef, Garfield, Star Stable, Doraemon, Ben 10, and Astro Boy — all fully licensed by their respective IP owners. Additionally, it also develops and publishes a broad range of original games.
Animoca Brands distinguishes itself as one of the few established gaming companies to openly embrace the opportunities presented by Blockchain. As demonstrated by its recent acquisition of Pixowl (maker of SandBox) and partnership with HTC to distribute CryptoKitties on mobile, Animoca Brands is actively exploring different ways to bring this new technology to mass consumers.
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By partnering with OpenST and OST, Animoca Brands is building a powerful strategic foundation for long-term blockchain development, and securing a savvy partner who has already produced a high-demand utility token and an innovative tokenisation platform. We look forward to collaborating to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and mainstream consumer applications as we bring DApps into the mainstream, to the hundreds of millions of users who have yet to experience the impact of blockchain directly.
— Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Board Director of Animoca Brands.
As a blockchain enthusiast and also a long-time gamer, I am excited to work with the Animoca Brands team. In traditional games, players could earn points but had limited options in terms of spending or selling them. With blockchain tokens, such constraints disappear and there are countless possibilities to explore. OST has already built many of the blockchain tools that gaming developers need, so there are strong synergies with Animoca Brands’ expertise in gaming, blockchain, and AI.
— Dr. Chris Dark, Co-Founder of OST and Board Director of the OpenST Foundation.
OST has built the world’s first full-stack Blockchain solution to help onboard mainstream companies. The gaming industry is a natural fit as players have extensive experience with virtual currencies, and developers can leverage OST products and expertise to build next-generation mechanics and economics into their games.
Blockchain and AI are game-changers for mobile fitness and health apps. I look forward to the partnership and tapping into OST’s expertise on building scalable, Blockchain-based products.
— Keith Rumjahn, Head of Fitness Gaming at Animoca Brands, and Founder of Coachbase, a top-ranked app acquired by Animoca Brands in 2017.
We are excited to collaborate with Animoca Brands in order to further build upon the OpenST and Mosaic Protocols. Gaming is a great way to achieve mass adoption of Blockchain. Moreover, Non-Fungible Tokens allow a whole new generation of games to be created, and I look forward to all the interesting applications as we roll out that feature next year.
— Benjamin Bollen, Chief Blockchain Strategist and Co-Founder of OST, and lead developer of OpenST Protocol and OpenST Mosaic
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) publishes and develops a broad portfolio of mobile games and subscription products including games such as Crazy Kings, Crazy Defense Heroes as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield, Thomas & Friends™, Ever After High and Doraemon; in addition, Animoca Brands is the exclusive China distributor of CryptoKitties. The Company is based in Hong Kong and Finland. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook, Twitter or Google +
OST blockchain infrastructure empowers new economies for mainstream businesses and emerging DApps. OST leads development of the OpenST Protocol, a framework for tokenizing businesses. In September 2018 OST introduced the OpenST Mosaic Protocol for running meta-blockchains to scale Ethereum applications to billions of users. OST KIT is a full-stack suite of developer tools, APIs and SDKs for managing blockchain economies. OST Partners reach more than 200 million end-users. OST has offices in Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, and Pune. OST is backed by leading institutional equity investors including Tencent, Greycroft, Vectr Ventures, 500 Startups.