Decentralized launchpad Polkastarter has announced the first initiative to be “fully” incubated by its new investment division, Polkastarter Labs.
WonderHero, a play-to-earn mobile (role-playing game) RPG game, will reportedly receive pre-IDO and post IDO support and mentorship “while gaining access to Polkastarter’s vast network for marketing, branding and scaling purposes,” according to an update shared with CI.
The launchpad, which teamed up with investment company Morningstar Ventures, has helped launch more than 70 projects to date including Ethernity Chain, EPNS, Wilder World, and Thetan Arena. With its startup incubator, it aims to “provide crypto’s most promising projects with all the tools they need for success.”
“When we saw the WonderHero project, it was the right fit with the right kind of potential we were looking for – the timing was perfect to become Polkastarter’s first incubated project,” stated Polkastarter CEO and Co-Founder Daniel Stockhus.
Daniel added that the background of the team, “coupled with its vision, convinced us that this project was the right selection.” It’s “aligned with our latest initiative, Polkastarter Gaming, and we are so excited to grow this exciting market together,” Daniel noted.
“Being chosen as the first project to be officially incubated means a lot for us, and we can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get busy in the lab with Polkastarter,” said Ethan Ng, the CEO of WonderHero.
He also shared:
“Something is telling me this will prove to be one of the best business decisions we’ve made, and help establish WonderHero as a leader in the blockchain gaming space. We fully trust Polkastarter and are delighted to have them as a partner.”
Currently available on iOS and Android, WonderHero enables gamers “to earn rare non-fungible tokens (NFTs) which can be sold and traded on a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace.” The announcement also mentioned that players may “participate in RPG combat and earn tokens for winning battles.”
Through Polkastarter Labs, WonderHero will “receive mentorship, hands-on investment, and access to market makers, agencies, exchanges and other relevant stakeholders,” the update noted while adding that Polkastarter Labs is “committed to helping DeFi projects launch and scale, leveraging an executive team with over 30 years’ combined tech experience.”
As mentioned in a release, Polkastarter is the “fully” decentralized protocol for “launching new ideas.” Their curation process and industry access “enable [them] to offer the best new projects in blockchain and digital assets.”
With Polkastarter, decentralized projects are able to “raise awareness, build a loyal community, and receive long-term support.” Users of the platform will be able “to participate in a secure, compliant environment and use assets both in and beyond the current ERC-20 standard.”
As noted in the update, WonderHero is a play-to-earn mobile RPG game, where gamers can “earn rare NFTs (non-fungible token) and sell them on a peer-to-peer marketplace.” The team “believes in forming a balanced universe where players of different levels can provide each other with income opportunities while having fun at the same time.”
WonderHero is led by a team with “leadership experience operating in a top 20 crypto exchange and over 10 years of combined experience in gaming.”