Pixelmon Powers Up with $8 Million Seed Funding for Hyper Casual Game Launch
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Pixelmon, a rising star in the NFT gaming industry, has successfully secured a whopping $8 million in seed funding. This strategic investment positions Pixelmon to make waves in 2024 with the launch of two hyper-casual games and the effective transformation of its branding.

This recent seed funding comes with participation from notable investors in the web3 gaming space including Delphi Ventures, Animoca Brands, Amber Group, and Bing Ventures. The fund will be utilized with the launch of its upcoming casual NFT games, beginning with its pet management game, PixelPals.

Pixelmon Strategy

The Pixelmon team initially garnered attention with its Pokemon-like open-world concept, gaining popularity in the gaming community. The success of Palword, a creature-catching game, further validates the market demand for an evolved monster-catching genre tailored for a mature audience.

Pixelmon's CEO sheds light on their target demographic, coining them as "Monster Collecting Nostalgics," referring to individuals aged 16 to 40 who fondly remember their Pokemon-playing days. 

The CEO emphasizes that this demographic represents a substantial and untapped market, particularly as this user base is currently in its prime spending power and aligns seamlessly with the growing trend of Over-18 Anime Shows.

In his words “This means that the world has more "adult monster collecting nostalgics" than it has any other category of IP nostalgics, it also means that very user base is now in the prime of its spending power, and in addition to gaming fits perfectly the second meta in entertainment right now…This is the biggest untapped IP monetization segment in existence." 

Final Thoughts

As Pixelmon gears up to launch its hyper-casual games, the seed funding positions the company at the forefront of innovation within the NFT gaming industry. The PixelPals pet management game is just the beginning, offering a glimpse into Pixelmon's commitment to redefining the gaming experience for the mature audience who once found joy in the world of Pokemon. Stay tuned as Pixelmon takes the hunting ground action RPG to new heights in the evolving landscape of NFT gaming.

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