Jannat Ara

Epic Games Store Welcomes VanEck-Backed NFT Card Game Parallel After $35M Funding

Parallel, a science fiction trading card game incorporating non-fungible tokens (NFTs), is set to join the roster of games available on the Epic Games Store (EGS) following its recent $35 million funding round.

Announced on Parallel’s official X account on April 3rd, the integration with the Epic Games Store will allow players to access the NFT card game directly from the platform. While no specific release date was provided, players can already add Parallel to their wishlist on the Epic Games Store.

The move to EGS comes on the heels of Parallel’s successful fundraising efforts, which saw $35 million in investment from prominent backers such as Distributed Global, The Operating Group, VanEck, Solana Ventures, and others. This latest round brings the total funds raised by Parallel to $85 million, with support from Paradigm and additional investors.

Since its beta launch in 2021, Parallel has offered players the chance to collect, trade, and interact with unique in-game assets represented as NFTs. The game’s narrative revolves around a futuristic storyline depicting humanity’s struggle for control in the wake of a global energy crisis.

Parallel’s addition to the Epic Games Store marks another step in the platform’s embrace of crypto-related games. Earlier this year, Shrapnel, a blockchain-based game inspired by Call of Duty, entered early access on EGS.

Epic Games Store’s decision to welcome blockchain-based games follows its clarification in December 2023 that it would not restrict such titles, even after they were previously labeled as “Adults Only” by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

This move underscores the growing acceptance and integration of blockchain technology within the gaming industry, providing players with new and innovative gaming experiences while leveraging the benefits of NFTs for digital asset ownership and trading.

Powered by Crypto Expert BD

Follow us on Twitter: https://x.com/CryptoExpert_BD

Join our Telegram channel: https://t.me/CryptoExpert_BD

Leave a Comment