Aptos Foundation’s Ecosystem Grant Program Reveals Final List, Punk Ninja Becomes the First Japanese Game Project to Be Selected
Aptos Foundation’s Ecosystem Grant Program is designed to offer teams, individuals, and creators all around the world non-dilutive funding to further accelerate the growth of the Aptos ecosystem. Today, Aptos Foundation’s Grant Program announces the first batch of finalists. Punk Ninja became the first Japanese gaming project to receive support from the official Aptos Grant program. As an all-category Web3 casual gaming platform under SakuraVerse, Punk Ninja will help accelerate Aptos’ ecosystem development in Japan and East Asia, assisting in SakuraVerse’s vision to accelerate the world’s transition to Metaverse.
Aptos’ support for Punk Ninja also signals the rise of a vibrant, innovative, and diverse gaming ecosystem on Aptos. As an essential part of the Aptos ecosystem, Punk Ninja will continue to strive for GameFi 2.0, providing a more diverse gaming experience for Web3 players. With official support from Aptos, Punk Ninja is expected to achieve significant success in the Japanese market, further promoting the development of the Metaverse. Meanwhile, SakuraVerse is actively preparing for more AAA games to expand its influence in Web3.
“Sakuraverse’s Punk Ninja is an exciting addition to the Aptos ecosystem and we look forward to supporting its efforts in exploring alternative implementations of Web3 into the gaming sphere.” said Bashar Lazaar, Head of Ecosystem and Partnerships at Aptos Foundation. “The team’s approach towards creating fun experiences along with its commitment to transparency, ownership and interoperability brings all the right ingredients to conceive entirely new gaming dynamics, to the benefit of both players and creators.”
Punk Ninja will continue to improve its gaming product line, developing more creative casual games to meet the needs of different players. In the future, Punk Ninja also plans to collaborate with local governments and communities to combine Web3 gaming with offline activities, attracting more offline users to participate. Additionally, Punk Ninja will support fiat and built-in wallets, providing a smoother Web3 experience for Web2 users and attracting more Web2 gamers to switch to Web3.
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About Punk Ninja
Punk Ninja is the first batch of Japanese gaming projects deployed on Aptos. As a part of the Aptos ecosystem, Punk Ninja will further expand Aptos’ influence on the Japanese market. By building a decentralized causal gaming infrastructure and providing a familiar experience for Web2 users, Punk Ninja will let more people enjoy gaming in Web3, attract more Japanese players and enhance Aptos’ global recognition.
SakuraVerse, Punk Ninja’s parent platform, is a web3 game infrastructure that develops and incubates multi-category games, accelerating the world’s transition to Metaverse. With 15 years of gaming development experience, the SakuraVerse team is focused on developing long-life cycle, multi-category Web3 games. SakuraVerse also received a $1 million investment from KuCoin Ventures, becoming the first supported project of the KuCoin Creator Fund.
Aptos grant update：https://aptosfoundation.org/currents/aptos-grants-phase-1
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