Drivetime pivots to Blockstars with Web3 rock band game

by | Nov 5, 2022 | Technology

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During the height of the pandemic, no one was driving cars, and that force a big pivot for Drivetime, which made voice-driven games for people to play in the car. And so the company raised $5 million and changed its name to Blockstars.

The company raised the funding through a combination of an equity and token financing round led by Play Ventures through its Future Fund. Existing shareholders Makers Fund, Solana, Magic Eden, Merit Circle, and Citizen X also invested.

Niko Vuori, CEO of Blockstars, said in an interview with GamesBeat that company is building its next game, Blockstars, a music management simulation game built on the Solana blockchain. Vuori is visiting Lisbon to join the Solana Breakpoint event in Portugal.

In the game, players put together musicians called Blockstars who write, record, and release singles. And they package their greatest hits into albums and put in the time and effort to improve their skills and ultimately work towards the goal of earning enough money to start and upgrade their own.

The game is designed and balanced to allow both experienced players as well as complete beginners to compete for spots on the leaderboards, based on a variety of factors that enables competition across many varied play styles (so yes, you can of course still min-max your way to a top spot on one of the leaderboards if that’s your jam, but there will be multiple different ways to compete, win and earn).

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