FTX Acquires Good Luck Games Amid Gaming Push

FTX Acquires Good Luck Games Amid Gaming Push
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FTX Acquires Good Luck Games Amid Gaming Push

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX has acquired Good Luck Games, developer of the upcoming card battle game “Storybook Brawl,” for an undisclosed amount. Good Luck Games will be integrated into FTX Gaming following the acquisition.

News broke last month that FTX was launching a gaming unit to encourage game publishers to adopt cryptocurrencies through a “crypto-as-a-service” platform.

Founded in 2019, Washington-based Good Luck Games is led by four veteran card game designers and former professional players with ties to “Magic: The Gathering” and “The Elder Scrolls: Legends.”

“Storybook Brawl,” currently in early access on Steam, is a card-based autobattler game featuring fairytale and mythical characters. The game is designed to be simple to play, but the wide variety of cards also allow for more strategic game play and the possibility of creating blockchain-backed digital game assets.

The mobile version of “Storybook Brawl” is expected to launch this summer.

“We’re excited to explore what the intersection of NFTs, crypto, blockchain, and gaming looks like.But we’re even more excited to see where ‘Storybook’ goes,” FTX CEO and co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried wrote on Twitter, revealing he has known the Good Luck Games team since middle school. “Our mission is to help them build the best games they can – with as much (or little!) integration with FTX as they want.”

Gamers haven’t reacted well in the past to the integration of blockchain-based features in traditional games. Prominent game studio Ubisoft faced backlash late last year when it rolled out in-game NFTs.

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