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Azra Games has revealed plans to launch its first NFT (non-fungible token) collection, Hope, on Magic Eden on September 28th. NFTs are part of the company’s upcoming Legions & Legends sci-fi game.
Magic Eden is a community-centric NFT marketplace. Hopeful NFTs will act as PFPs (profile pictures), become part of the next Azra Games universe, and provide owners with special benefits and perks for the Azra Games community.
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Owners of The Hopeful NFT will have access to private Discord channels with the Azra team, early beta access to Azra titles, and other undisclosed benefits.
“Azra’s first NFT art collection is inspired by the pioneering spirit of the web3 community and the shared aspiration of hope for the promise of web3,” said Mark Otero, CEO and founder of Azra Games, in a statement. “The name of our The Hopeful collection reflects both that promise and spirit. The graphic novel’s art style is a tribute to the golden age of comics in which Paul Martin d’Azra, a former Marvel cartoonist, spearheaded the final style. We are thrilled to partner with Magic Eden to bring our mint to all aspiring cryptocurrencies.
Legions & Legends will be Azra Games’ debut game, which recently closed a $ 15 million funding round from Andreessen Horowitz, NFX, and other major gaming and Web3 investors. Otero previously led the development of Electronic Arts’ hit mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes while at Capital Games. (Last year, the Star Wars game hit 100 million downloads).
Azra Games has a mission to create deep and engaging game worlds, with a specialized game economy and virtual collectibles, powered by Web3 technology such as NFT, which use blockchain to authenticate unique digital items. The initial funding will be used to accelerate the development of Azra’s debut game, an epic, fantasy and mass-combat RPG.
RPGs and combat are set in a sci-fi fantasy universe, where players command legions in a new combat experience, create huge war machines, trade in-game NFT collectibles, and earn rewards in a new type of game. economy.
Ken Walton, Azra Games Vice President of Growth, said: “Ethereum needed a high quality launch platform like Magic Eden and we are thrilled to be able to use it to create The Hopeful. This first collection is special for our studio and we are thrilled to partner with the talented people of Magic Eden.
The hopeful characters are the employees of the Genesis Merchant Company: the intrepid explorers, miners, junkies and traders who discovered the Corvus galaxy featured in Legions & Legends. Owners of this Genesis collection will have the first opportunity to test the game in beta.
“We are thrilled to bring The Hopeful Collection to the Magic Eden Launchpad and to offer our community direct access to the magical universe that the Azra Games team is creating. Gaming is one of our main goals and we are thrilled to be working with Azra’s team of experienced builders to make further discoveries in Web3 games, ”said Jack Lu, CEO of Magic Eden.
Magic Eden recently expanded to the Ethereum blockchain in August 2022. As part of the company’s cross-chain expansion, Magic Eden introduced Magic Eden List (a whitelist / whitelist management tool that allows creators to generate interest in collecting), the Cross-Channel Drop Calendar (a holistic view of the most interesting mints coming to the ecosystem) and a Cross-Channel Launch Pad (which allows users to seamlessly mint in SOL, ETH and credit cards ).
Otero works with fellow entrepreneurs Sonny Mayugba and Travis Boudreaux. The company has also hired veterans of Capital Games.
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