Animoca Brands has acquired Eden Games, the developers behind Gear.Club and Test Drive

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Animoca brandsthe company that advances digital property rights for games and the metaverse, announced that it has now acquired 100% of the issued capital of Eden Games SAS from Engine Gaming and Media.

Eden Games is a highly respected and successful racing game studio with products ranging from pure races open-world racing and management games.

Eden Games is experienced in developing award-winning racing games on mobile

Eden Games was founded in 1998 and is based in France. The company has a strong track record in developing award-winning racing games on mobile, console and PC platforms, including Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, F1 moving race, and the Gear.Club, Test Drive and V-Rally franchises. Eden Games has over 13 million game boxes sold and over 60 million application downloads worldwide.

With its quarter-century of expertise in creating high-quality motorsport video games, Eden Games will enhance and accelerate the development of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem and add powerful value to the REVV community and the racing metaverse.

Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands

In March, at Apple Inc.’s Peek Performance event, Apple announced Eden Games’ latest expansion of the Gear.Club franchise, Gear.Club Stradaleas the “next big release” coming exclusively to Apple Arcade.

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Gear.Club is a hyper-realistic racing simulator and served as the main racing game for the World’s Fastest Gamer Open Qualifier, a one-of-a-kind competition that turns motorsport gamers into real-world champions. World’s Fastest Gamer has over 400 million viewers and video on demand with over 100 broadcasters in over 50 countries, plus additional distribution on ESPN, EURO Sport and Amazon.

Eden Games also has long-term partnerships with over 30 established brands in the automotive industry, including BMW, Bugatti, Porsche, Lotus, Pagani and many more.

David Nadal, co-founder and studio head of Eden Games said: “We are excited to begin the next chapter of Eden Games by joining Animoca Brands. We look forward to producing new experiences that challenge the status quo in the motorsport genre and venture into new frontiers such as Web3 alongside an industry leader.

Animoca Brands will leverage Eden Games’ expertise and capabilities to work on existing and new titles in the REVV Motorsport ecosystem and to bring to market a series of new blockchain-based racing games. The new games will provide additional utility to NFT Race Passes and other assets obtained by redeeming F1 Delta Time assets from Animoca Brands, which ceased operations in March 2022.

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