Game studio Lava Labs recently received $10 million in funding to develop its flagship free-to-play (F2P) game A Far Away Realm (AFAR). Heading the funding round was Dialectic, along with big NFT investors such as Animoca Brands.
Other known industry players also poured their support for Lava Labs. These include Weak Simp Cap, Maven 11, Razer Computer, and Dapper Labs. Individual investors Gabby Dizon of Yield Guild Games, Santiago Santos, and Nick Chong also placed their bets on the game company.
AFAR Offers a Hilarious Game Experience
Lava Labs’ AFAR (A Far Away Realm) presents itself as having “hilarious multiplayer battles.” Suppose you play this game: you’ll then act as a hero, and you’ll compete in a hilarious dash along with 24 other players. You need to compete across 4 rounds of 4-minute bouts, collecting weapons and points, shooting, and avoiding traps along the way. Ultimately, you’ll want to reach the finish line: the next spaceship.
In the AFAR metaverse, you can choose to be a space merchant instead of being a warrior. Interestingly, you can also choose to be both. To unlock more perks, you need to increase your experience level.
Lava Labs Dreams of being the Pixar of Web3
“Lava Labs is on a path to become the Pixar of Web3,” says Ryan Zurrer, founder of Dialectic. “It’s led by an extraordinarily creative and talented team and executing at a mind-blowing pace.”
Zurrer is also proud to share how seeing the gameplay in AFAR makes one say, “this game and this team are fully next level”. From AFAR’s teaser video, the game looks fun and challenging at the same time. Also, the design reminds you a little bit of the game environment in Happy Land. It’ll be interesting to see how the full game would look, considering the massive backing it has received.