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Mobile game maker Aeria Canada Studio to migrate products to web3: Exclusive

Quick Take

  • The mobile game maker’s titles will be revamped to include NFTs.
  • The first game to launch will be Rescue Robots: Sniper Survival, which has over 5 million downloads on Google’s app store alone.
  • David S. Bennahum, CEO of Ready Games said removing the barriers to converting games to web3 will help web3 gaming reach a more mainstream audience.

Aeria Canada Studio has partnered with Ready Games to migrate its most popular mobile titles to web3.

The games will be revamped to include NFTs and decked out with Ready Games' web3 infrastructure before being re-released.

First up is Rescue Robots: Sniper Survival, which has over 5 million downloads on Google’s app store. Beta testing is expected to start on Dec. 1 and a full global release is slated for January.

This will create a secondary marketplace for trading game assets while allowing players to pursue different upgrade paths as they make their way through Rescue Robots, according to a statement from Ready Games.

“We are removing the barriers for mainstream game companies to migrate from web2 gaming economies into web3 gaming economies and reach that mainstream game player who otherwise may have never tried a web3 game where they're at right now, which is primarily on the mobile phone,” said David S. Bennahum, CEO of Ready Games.

Web2 vs. web3

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Several of the biggest gaming companies in the US remain wary of web3, particularly the use of NFTs in games. Microsoft’s gaming CEO Phil Spencer has said he doesn’t like them, as has the CEO of Valve. Microsoft’s subsidiary Mojang Studios has