Trailblazers raises $8.2M for Eternal Dragons blockchain game

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Trailblazer Games has raised $8.2 million to develop a fantasy blockchain game and universe called Eternal Dragons.

Singapore-based Trailblazer Games aims to focus on creating a high-quality game using web 3 principles and technologies.

Makers Fund led the round with participation from Play Ventures, Fabric Ventures and a selection of prominent industry leaders in gaming and blockchain. Trailblazer builds games natively for blockchain, but it said it wants to put fun at the heart of truly scalable economies. Eternal Dragons is a “multi-chapter epic” about the long-lost Eternal Dragons.

The founders are Bertrand Lamarque, Andreas Risberg and Alex Ariasing. They are serial entrepreneurs and experienced game industry leaders from the likes of King, EA and Microsoft. They have experience building large-scale and sustainable free-to-play economies.

Trailblazers founders include Bertrand Lamarque, Andreas Risberg, and Alex Ariasing.

They said they are united by a shared passion for creating engaging and entertaining gaming experiences. Trailblazer has since added talent with experience from working with Sorare, Wooga, Snowprint and other high profile studios to its team.


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“We are on a mission to make games more fun and meaningful for our community by designing and producing high-quality games that naturally embrace the principles and technology of Web3,” said Arias, CEO of Trailblazers, in a statement. “Raising this round with our partners will allow us to invest more in building our first franchise and the technology stack needed to deliver a seamless player and blockchain investor experience. In this way, our players can become entrepreneurs in a new world full of opportunities – to play and thrive.”

Working on titles like SimCity and Candy Crush Saga, the team also built platforms and tools for growth and engagement powered by data and AI, as well as extensive blockchain development.

“We are innovating in user acquisition, engagement and retention with our growth platform that leverages data, blockchain and AI to make the experience smooth for both crypto and non-crypto conscious users,” said CTO Lamarque in a statement. “By extending the NFT protocol, we create a deeper connection with players by letting them own a part of the game, the evolution of which is stored as an immutable record.”

The roadmap contains four chapters to be developed over the next few years, with the first two being a dragon breeding game and a car chess battle. The dragon NFTs will also be helpful in later chapters of this epic tale. In addition to developing these games, Trailblazer is creating a platform that will power a new global economy where guilds can efficiently access capital, trade assets, and acquire talent.

Risberg, Chief Product Officer, said in a statement: “To achieve our bold goals, we are focused on creating fun gameplay with mass-market potential, wrapped in an exciting fantasy universe of dragons and magic where anything is possible and the players write the actual history – both inside and outside the game world. We call this blockchain-powered immutable player record the Eternal Book.

Eternal Dragons is a blockchain game.

Trailblazer’s mission is to design and build games that share value created fairly between the community, developers, and investors, and create real value through real ownership of assets and a distributed share of revenue.

Andrew Willson, head of web 3 gaming investments at Makers Fund, said in a statement: “Makers Fund is privileged to partner with Alex, Andreas and Bertrand. They are an exceptional team of experienced game industry leaders with a deep and nuanced perspective on the potential of web 3 for games, I am inspired by their approach that uses Web3 technology and economics to create fun games that can reach large audiences and enrich the lives of their players.”

The list of angel investors includes Aleksander Larsen, Chris Lee, Oliver Löffler, Santiago Santos, Itamar Lesuisse and Sagi Shorrer, all successful entrepreneurs in web 2, web 3 and gaming.

Trailblazer’s team is fully distributed and remote. The funds will be used to expand their partnerships and hire more talent to expand their team as they execute on Trailblazer’s ambitious roadmap and develop Eternal Dragons.

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