Curio Research (“Curio”), a blockchain game lab building the next generation of crypto games Web3, today announced the close of a $2.9 million funding round. This round was led by Bain Capital Crypto, with participation from TCG Crypto, Formless Capital, Smrti Lab, Robot Ventures and many other angel investors. In 2022, Web3 game projects have seen a rapid rise as gamers and blockchains realize the huge possibilities and profitability of integrated games and leverage cryptocurrency through the creation of in-game assets such as NFT and ERC-20. While these games were certainly groundbreaking, many still failed to develop the core game mechanics and gameplay styles of their Web2 counterparts. Specifically, players still won’t be able to directly contribute content to the multiplayer universe and easily share their creations with others. Users also benefit from weak security guarantees. Curio’s mission is to completely democratize the gaming space, tapping into a new field of possibilities by expanding the reach of user-generated content in games. Founded in 2022 by veteran engineers and gamers Kevin Zhang and Yijia Chen, Curio develops Web3 games that benefit gamers beyond mere financial incentives. As with any new generation deterministic technology, such as the invention of real-time databases or the Macintosh, entirely new types of games have been invented with entirely new game mechanics that was not possible before. Curio’s blockchain games are fully powered by smart contracts, creating a new method of multiplayer computation that allows all participants to contribute to a shared universe of code and data. shall. This allows for maximum transparency and results in games built entirely with player content and creativity. The uniqueness of the Curio platform is reflected in the company’s first game, Pact, which launches in January 2023. In Pact, players can write and deploy smart contracts – called smart contracts. is the Pact – allowing them to write rules for how they interact with other players in the game. game. Players are free to create any tools, infrastructure, or applications they want, such as custom asset markets, primitive lending, guilds, and more. – a freedom of interaction rarely found in traditional games.