Back in August, independent developers Reality Gaming Group launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-powered crypto currency, hoping to raise money for the development of a sophisticated player vs player augmented reality (AR) title called Reality Clash. Now the company is boosting its development team with the addition of award winner Henry Hoffman.
Reality Gaming Group successfully raised $3.5 million (USD) in funding with its ICO, and has invested that money in an expansion of its development teams, significantly expanding its Philippines team who are working on the blockchain-based Armory weapon trading platform for the title, as well as hiring significant talent such as the aforementioned Henry Hoffman, who has previously been the recipient of a BAFTA Breakthrough award. The development team hope that Hoffman’s experience and creativity will be an asset as they attempt to bring the complexity of Reality Clash to life.
Reality Clash is an AR title that using location data to allow users to invite local players for an AR-enhanced PvP battle, using a battlefield which can be placed on to many real-world locations such as woodlands and fields, using a Capture the Flag gameplay style to engage in large scale AR battles.
“I’m delighted to be joining a great team to work on one of the most ambitious mobile games projects to date – I can’t wait to get started,” said Hoffman. “As soon as I heard that Reality Clash combined AR, crypto and multiplayer I knew it was a game I wanted to be part of. It’s going to bring the world of crypto and gaming together in a way that’s never been attempted before.”
Tony Pearce, Reality Gaming Group co-founder, said: “We were absolutely thrilled with the level of participation in the Reality Clash ICO, and now we’re even more excited to embark on the next stage of that journey – the expansion of our development team as we work towards delivering what is a hugely exciting project. We’re privileged to have a talent like Henry as part of the Reality Gaming Group team.”
VRFocus will bring you further news on Reality Clash as it becomes available.