Mythical Games provides a comprehensive suite of tools that enable game publishers/developers and third-party brands to launch blockchain-based games. The company also publishes first-party games of its own. The Mythical Marketplace enables peer-to-peer transactions of digital assets in a secure and trusted environment via integration to blockchain game inventory, fraud prevention, fee optimization, buyer and seller price recommendations, and support of both fiat and crypto transactions.
The company provides other services for blockchain-based games, such as:
- The Intelligence Suite, which provides in-game economy management.
- The Token Manager, which provides games with on/off ramps to public blockchains, automatic tokenization of players and in-game assets, and non-fungible token (NFT)/token accounting.
- Built-In Compliance, which offers Know Your Customer (KYC)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance tools to verify users and enable compliant pay-in and pay-out for both fiat and crypto with Mythical acting as the merchant of record.
- Game Services, which include user authentication, inventory management, live event support, player data storage, administrative tools, and insights/analytics.
Mythical Games provides Polystream, a video streaming service that both eliminates the need for cloud graphic processing units (GPUs) and enables use cases ranging from cloud gaming and real-time 3D rendering to live event streaming and experiences. Polystream also provides Fantom, which enables users to move seamlessly from one game to another, regardless of engine compatibility.
As blockchain-based gaming continues to gain mainstream acceptance with the reconciliation of in-game activities and real-world value via NFTs and tokens, we believe that such games—and the platforms that support them—represent a meaningful investable opportunity.
Mythical Games, in ARK’s view, has the potential to become the leading tooling platform for any game seeking to tokenize its in-game assets. Given its successful proof-of-concept with Blankos Block Party on the Epic Games Store and the soft launch of NFL Rivals, Mythical Games has a promising pipeline of games with notable third-party partners, which we believe will accelerate adoption of blockchain-based games over the next five years.
A blockchain is a system in which a record of transactions, especially those made in a cryptocurrency, is maintained across computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network. The goal of blockchain is to allow digital information to be recorded and distributed, but not edited. In this way, a blockchain is the foundation for immutable ledgers, or records of transactions that cannot be altered, deleted, or destroyed.
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