• Curio Research (“Curio”) has closed a $2.9 million seed round for its on-chain gaming lab building the next generation of crypto Web3 games.
• The round was led by Bain Capital Crypto, with additional participation from TCG Crypto, Formless Capital, Smrti Lab, and Robot Ventures.
• Curio’s mission is to fully democratize the gaming space by expanding user-generated content within games, utilizing smart contracts and creating new in-game mechanics that were not previously feasible.
Curio Closes $2.9 Million Seed Round
Curio Research (“Curio”), an on-chain gaming lab building the next generation of crypto Web3 games, today announced the close of its $2.9 million seed round. The round was led by Bain Capital Crypto, with participation from TCG Crypto, Formless Capital, Smrti Lab, and Robot Ventures, among others.
Advancements in Web3 Gaming Projects
In 2022, Web3 gaming projects saw a meteoric rise as both gamers and blockchains alike realized the extensive possibilities and profitability of games that incorporate and leverage crypto through tokening in-game assets as NFTs and ERC-20s. While these games were certainly revolutionary, many have still not evolved the fundamental game mechanics and gameplay styles of their Web2 counterparts.
The Mission of Curio Research
Curio’s mission is to fully democratize the gaming space, tapping into a new realm of possibilities by expanding the dimension of user-generated content within games. Founded in 2022 by veteran engineers and gamers Kevin Zhang and Yijia Chen, Curio is building Web3 games that create benefits for gamers far beyond simple financial incentives. As with any new generational defining technology such as real time databases or the Macintosh computer – radically new types of games are being created with brand new in-game mechanics that were not feasible prior.
Curio Platform Powered By Smart Contracts
Curio’s on-chain games are powered entirely by smart contracts which create a new way of multiplayer computation that enables all participants to contribute to a shared universe of code and data — allowing for maximum transparency while enabling players to be creative when it comes to crafting content for their game universes. This allows users to tokenize in-game assets such as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) as well as providing increased security guarantees than traditional methods could provide alone..
Launch Of Treaty Game In January 2023
Curio’s first game Treaty launched in January 2023 — demonstrating how players are able to write and deploy smart contracts called Treaties which allow them to draft rules around how they interact with other players in the game — furthering their mission towards full democratization within gaming spaces worldwide