Shark Tank Backed Blockchain Mobile Game Finishes ICO
The ICO for augmented reality mobile game Augmentors has ended. The crowdsale started on the 30th January 2017 and finished on the 28th February 28th at 1 pm GMT, offering a chance to buy the Databits (DTB) – cryptotokens used in the Augmentors game – at a ratio of 10000DTB : 1BTC.
The augmented reality mobile game allows players to summon virtual creatures into the real world where creatures possess unique powers and can be trained and traded by the player before participating in battles. Early backers of the game had the unique opportunity to select between 25 limited edition creatures, including 3 legendary Gods, which sold out almost immediately.
In addition to the investments received on Shark Tank South Africa, plus an additional token pre-sale to the Spells of Genesis audience, Augmentors has been running the Databits ICO to raise 1000BTC to complete the development of the game. The platform raised over 50% of the required funds in the first 24 hours alone, and had just under 120 BTC to raise in the final couple of days.
The game has been compared to Pokemon GO and is the brainchild of Michael Deon, who began the process over 10 years ago. Deon developed the characters, storyline and gameplay by drawing inspiration from his passion for turn-based fantasy games. With Augmentors, he has recreated his vision digitally through augmented reality. In the Augmentors realm Deon has included a collection of 50 unique creatures, or Augmentors, who each have their own unique attacks, spells and movements characteristics.
The blockchain-based AR game has received recognition people such as Shark Tank South Africa’s Vinny Lingham (Silicon Valley entrepreneur), Gil Oved (co-CEO of Creative Counsel) and the Executive Director of Bitcoin Foundation, Llew Claasen. Lingham, known for his association with the blockchain startup Civic and Gyft has already invested in the game platform. He is also an advocate for bitcoin and blockchain technology and was an early adopter of bitcoin payments in his start-up Gyft.
Augmentors will be releasing the game’s Alpha version in the coming months. It will be followed by feature additions, upgrades and other developments before it hits the Google Play Store and Apple AppStore later in 2017. Cryptocurrency and gaming enthusiasts still wanting to secure a rare creature can purchase the last of the packages available before 3pm GMT today.