Animoca leads two web3 game worlds, Ball’s “Metaverse” book reviewed


  • Animoca Brands is leading funding for web3 game worlds, Libplanet and Seed.
  • Meta has released its accounts from Facebook.
  • Meta might face competition from Apple’s upcoming headsets and TikTok’s Pico VR.

Upon leading funding of web3 gaming worlds, Seed by Klang Games and Libplanet, Animoca Brands has emerged as the star this week. Klang Games has raised $41M and aims to build Seed virtual world in partnership with AI beings, which has raised $80M. 

A permanent simulation, the multiplayer space colony game requires the players to work together and colonize an alien plane. Players tackle different characters that survive after the player logs off. 

The round was led by Animoca Brands and Kingsway Capital. Anthos, AngelHub, Roosh Ventures, Novator, Supercell and New Life Ventures were the participants. 

In Series A funding, Planetarium Labs will raise $32 million to build a gaming ecosystem dependent on Libplanet blockchain. While players can join the game network, the community will get the opportunity to play a significant role in open source content development. 

Libplanet contributed a major role in Nine Chronicles, which is an open source online RPG with 300,000 players on its own blockchain. Animoca Brands led the round and had participation from Wemade, Krust Universe and Samsung Next.

Meta will no longer need a Facebook login to use its famous headset, as users will have to create a new Meta username as well as password from August. Connecting to Facebook and Instagram will remain possible and ‘friends’ will turn into ‘followers’ just like Instagram. 

The Metaverse and How It Will Turn Everything Upside Down by Matthew Ball- Book review

Looks like Ball has set a monumental task for himself. To explain the metaverse, he needs to explain the history of the internet, games, personal computer, cable infrastructure, networks, game consoles, streaming as well as AR and VR. 

Since the internet and what follows it signifies the intersection of business, technology and history twisted like a golden braid, without technology and few companies, it is not unmentioned. 

Secret Location’s Walking Wonderland at Atlanta’s Iluminarium

Based on the theme of Alice, it uses interactive props, motion tracking and spatial audio soundscapes. Having received funding from the Canada Media Fund, and Ontario Creates, the project is the recipient of Epic MegaGrant.

Toronto’s VRTO (VR Toronto), the two day conference is scheduled for July 20 &21. Fast-track workshops, conference track and an exhibit hall will be featured.