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VIKER raises $4.1million to accelerate Play-and-Earn mobile growth

Players can earn Bitcoin today by playing SOLITAIRE, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and CHESS

London, UK - 8 November 2022 - VIKER, a leading global mobile games studio in Play-and-Earn games, has completed its latest round of investments, bringing the total raised to date to $4.1 million  led by Animoca Brands, with participation from Initial Capital & IVC.

Animoca Brands executive chairman and co-founder Yat Siu commented, “VIKER is making Play-and-Earn mobile games genuinely consumer friendly, which improves adoption and will help to transform the market. We are proud to lead this investment and support VIKER’s vision to help onboard the next one billion casual mobile gamers to blockchain.”

The London based studio is leading the field in casual mobile Play-and-Earn games, integrating crypto rewards in exchange for player time on mobile games. VIKER’s casual Play-&-Earn games boast a friction-free entry to start earning Bitcoin with no complex sign-up process or tokens to purchase.

VIKER Founder Ben Cusack commented, “We have successfully developed and published 10 Play-and-Earn mobile games, all available on the App Store and Google Play, including Solitaire, Sudoku and Who Want To Be A Millionaire. VIKER’s portfolio has already seen over 80 million transactions across 100 countries, enabling players to earn Bitcoin by playing classic mobile games.”

Co-Founder Dan Beasley states, "This latest investment signals the next phase in VIKER’s global rollout plans, which includes funding new Play-and-Earn technology, acquiring new licensing opportunities, growing the player base and investing in new studio talent.”

2022 will also see VIKER introduce two new initiatives into the Play-and-Earn mobile game space, including an interoperable NFT series across the game portfolio and the V-COIN currency - more details will be released by the company in the coming weeks.

Viker investors include: Animoca Brands, Initial Capital, IVC plus Super Angel Investors Chris Lee and Ben Holmes.

VIKER is a global leading P2E mobile games studio. Backed by Animoca Brands and Initial Capital, VIKER’s games have been downloaded more than 50 million times, successfully growing a loyal global audience. Viker’s vision is to bring blockhain gaming to the masses via its own IP and some of the world’s most recognised entertainment brands.

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About Animoco Brands Corporate Limited
Animoca Brands is a global leader in gamification and blockchain with a large portfolio of over 380 investments, and with the mission to advance digital property rights and contribute to building the open metaverse. The company and its various subsidiaries develop and publish blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands including Disney, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, Formula E, and Snoop Dogg.