Polygon Studios, the gaming and NFT arm of decentralised Ethereum scaling protocol Polygon (MATIC/USD), and Web3 game development platform Epic League have moved to strengthen their collaboration via the gaming series Dark Throne.
The cat is finally out of the bag! 🤩@epicleagueteam is launching – DARK THRONE – a hack-&-slash action RPG exclusively #onPolygon 🎮
This epic announcement further strengthens our partnership with the industry-leading #Web3 game development service 🥳https://t.co/P225VxEYcj pic.twitter.com/Se1WPchSU5
— Polygon Studios (@polygonstudios) September 28, 2022
Dark Throne is a “hack-and-slash action RPG” game, with NFT support and in-game rewards and exclusively available on Polygon. The title is Epic League’s first game series and its debut on 28 September at 11 am UTC brings together Polygon’s and the Web3 platform’s next-gen gaming technology on a project aiming to bolster adoption of Web3 gaming.
The game’s debut comes after the two firms signed a strategic partnership in August this year.
Growing the Web3 gaming ecosystem
According to Urvit Goel, the VP of Global Games Business Development at Polygon, the collaboration will help onboard more users onto the Web3 gaming ecosystem. He said in a press release:
“Epic League has the potential to bring new users to Web3 through its gaming ecosystem. The team’s prior experience working with major gaming and entertainment firms bodes well for its future. We’re delighted to bring Epic League into the Polygon ecosystem, and are excited for our customers to be able to play Dark Thrones and future Epic League titles.”
Dark Throne underwent beta testing in June 2022. Its debut came at Web3 CONNECT, a side event at the Asia Crypto Week flagship conference Token2049 being held in Singapore.
Apart from the partnership with Polygon, Epic League also recently welcomed Polygon Ventures, the investment arm of the crypto platform to its roster of backers.
Polygon Ventures’s strategic investment in Epic League adds to names such as Griffin Gaming Partners, Netmarble Company, WEMADE, Neowiz and YGG SEA.