Project Eluüne: StarGarden Expands to Polygon
The fledgling Layer 2 continues to add games to its rapidly-expanding portfolio, now adding an auto-battler into the mix.
Another week, another major Polygon deal.
Project Eluüne: StarGarden, a team-based blockchain auto-battler (think Teamfight Tactics) has announced a working relationship with Polygon, making it the second chain (on top of Solana) that the game supports.
Arrivant, the company behind the project – and one stacked with ex-Disney Interactive, Call of Duty and World of Tanks talent – opted to implement Polygon due to its dedication to sustainability and recent acquisition of ex-AAA talent.
With the company’s vision for bringing people together through gamified social experiences, Arrivant intends to adopt a multi-chain approach moving forwards.
Arrivant CEO, Cedric Gamelin, spoke highly of the deal:
“We believe Polygon is building an environment well-suited to welcome the next generation of gamers into the space. While we are planning to become a cross-chain project serving players wherever they want to play, we are quite confident many of them will be choosing to play on Polygon.”
The company is finalizing a $5mil seed round at a $35mil total valuation, led by C² Ventures with participation from Polygon, 6th Man and Lightspeed amongst others.
Arrivant stated that they intend to use this money to expand their workforce, gearing up for an early access offering of Project Eluüne: StarGarden in Q1 2023.
Urvit Goel, VP of Global Business Development at Polygon, said:
“Project Eluüne: StarGarden is one of Web3’s stand-out titles that genuinely puts player experience, engagement, and innovation first. We are honored to welcome such a talented team to the Polygon family and excited to support Arrivant’s growth and enticing game design goals centered around meaningful new relationships between players.”
Project Eluüne combines auto-battler gameplay with social RPG mechanics, offering players a lush, vibrant, and immersive world of floating islands called the StarGardens. The gameplay revolves around the forming of “tribes”, allowing players to collect, craft and upgrade the creatures and skills they acquire in-game.
In addition to static and dynamic NFTs, the game also features non-transferable “soulbound” NFTs that track player accomplishments as they progress in the game.
The team has already launched an Alpha, featuring an extendable Player Passport that tracks, verifies and celebrates player progress and social status in the game. Players that join this Alpha will gain special access to future events and unique recognition in-game.