Apeiron, the world’s first NFT God Game on the blockchain, has raised 17.5M USD from investment rounds and NFT sales. The company received 3M from preseed investment, 10M from seed investment, and 4.5M from NFT sales, putting them over 17.5M in total. The contribution reflects the high levels of anticipation around the project, planned to come out at the end of this year.
In Apeiron, players take on the role of Godlings, powerful newborn gods, who control unique NFT planets. Living on these worlds are the Doods, cute and chubby creatures who like to have a good time, but aren’t particularly intelligent. As a Godling, players will use their divine powers to help the Doods solve the many problems that inevitably crop up in their daily lives using miracles based around the four traditional elements of fire, air, water, and earth. Players may also take control of the planet’s Avatar, a powerful elemental construct, to explore the universe and engage in thrilling real-time card-based combat.
In development for over half a decade, the game has been a knockout success with investors and gaming guilds, winning big support from blockchain investors Hashed from South Korea, as well as getting funds from heavy-hitting venture capitalist firms such as DeFiance Capital, Morningstar Ventures, Spartan Group, and De-Fi Capital. On top of that, gaming guild giants Guildfi, YGGSEA, Avocado, Ancient8, and Snackclub offer strategic values across different demographics and a vision for the game that extends even beyond web3 gaming.
Frank Cheng, CEO of Foonie Magus and creator of Apeiron, was thrilled at the groundswell of support: “We’ve been under the radar for six years, pouring blood, sweat and tears over the production and designs of this game, but now the world has responded. We are excited to have found partners who share our crazy visions, and we are in for one hell of a ride for the entire gaming industry, one that will present a memorable experience for all to share and own together.”
Asked about why Apeiron has gotten such notice, Cheng said: “We are no AAA studio, but we are a group of passionate gamers and adventurers, with a pioneering spirit to venture into new creative territory. We’ve spent time getting the fundamentals right, and we’re confident we have strong gameplay mechanics and awesome stories to tell. Ultimately, when the game is fun, people will play it, leading to long-term, sustainable cycles that can weather the ages, supported with a healthy dose of competitive esports, merchandising and franchising of course.”
With the closing of the seed round, Apeiron is commencing their private and community investment rounds, which will lead up to the game’s TGE (Token Generation Event) scheduled in late May. Apeiron is slated for full launch in Q4 of this year, but interested players may consider purchasing their own planets now on the Opensea marketplace to be fully ready for the game’s release.
Apeiron is the world’s first NFT-based play-and-earn godgame. Apeiron will feature a unique card-based action-adventure combat system combined with god game simulation gameplay inspired by classic god games like Populous and Black & White. Players can construct planets from above before descending to the ground as an Avatar to solve the mysteries of the universe. Players will grow their planet to the point of developmental stagnation, then reset the planetary cycle via an Armageddon event to allow for even more advancement and thrilling late-game alliance level GvE and GvG activities. Apeiron will use a tri-token architecture, which means that there will be three separate tokens to navigate their ecosystem: a governance token, a play to earn token, and a premium team to earn token.