Homa Games, one of the leading platforms for creating and publishing mobile games, will host a game jam in February 2022 dedicated to Sorare’s collectible Legend Cards and the goal of bringing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) closer to the mobile gaming world, in what will be the 4th edition of the HOMAJAM series. NFTs have boomed in the last year but remain a relatively unexplored category in mobile games.
In 2021, both Homa Games and Sorare experienced incredible growth and established themselves as leaders in the game industry. In September, Sorare raised the biggest Series B funding round in Europe to date, $680M at a $4.3B valuation. Last year alone, the company surpassed $300M worth of cards traded on the platform and more than $100M in net revenue. Also founded in 2018, in 2021 Homa Games raised $65M and passed the 500M downloads mark with its extensive catalog of mobile games.
Non-fungible tokens are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the blockchain industry. NFTs are cryptographically unique tokens that are linked to digital content that includes proof of ownership. They are used in many ways such as artwork, digital collectibles, utilities. and items in video games. Leveraging this technology, Sorare is building a single product that combines football, NFTs, and gaming.
In Sorare’s platform players can purchase NFT trading cards which represent football players and use them on a bi-weekly basis in a fantasy game. With 1 million registered users, Sorare has been able to extensively grow its content by licensing more than 230 clubs at an incredible pace. Furthermore, their 50 new collectible Legend Cards feature unforgettable players like Maradona, Platini, and Cruyff representing historic seasons in the players’ careers.
For its part, Homa Games has become the world’s leading platform for creating and publishing mobile games. Its technology works as a layer on top of cross-platform game engines like Unity, to help developers increase their production speed, their chance to build a hit game, and to remove the financial risk. By accessing Homa Games’ platform HomaLab, mobile game developers are able to increase their efficiency with a full stack of tools such as market intelligence to scout new trends and ideas, real-time A/B testing capabilities through a no-code SDK, and distribution and monetization technologies.
Since its first event in September 2020, Homa Games has joined forces with industry players such as Nerf (Hasbro), Facebook Audience Network and GameAnalytics for previous game jams. In this new edition, the partnership with Sorare will unlock the potential of NFTs in mobile games. Jam participants will be able to use their collectible Legend Cards as characters of the games and will be challenged to find the most engaging way of doing so, for a chance to win unique packs of Sorare cards.
The game reaching the required metrics will earn the Grand Prix that consists of 1 Unique, 2 Super Rare, 4 Rare, and 20 Limited cards (total value of all the cards > $7000), and will get access to attractive publishing opportunities with Homa Games. Three other prizes are guaranteed for submissions presenting the best CPI, playtime, and retention metrics, consisting in packs of 1 Super Rare, 2 Rare, and 10 Limited Cards (total average value of each package > $ 1500) for each winner. Additionally, each jam subscriber will receive a special gift.
As in previous HomaJams, Homa Games welcomes both novice and experienced game creators. Daniel Nathan, CEO and Co-Founder of Homa Games said:
“Video games have been a fertile industry for tech innovation for decades now, and we believe that NFTs open new possibilities when it comes to gameplay, community building on mobile devices. Homa’s mission is to serve the gaming developers, and by partnering with Sorare on NFTs adoption we’re adding one other block to their toolkit.”
Nicolas Julia, CEO and Co-Founder of Sorare added:
“The future of NFT gaming is mobile and is interoperable. We’re proud to explore this further with Homa Games’ great community of mobile game creators to innovate in the mobile adoption of NFTs.”
The opening ceremony will be held on February 7th, and participants will have a month to develop their prototypes and submit them on March 4th. Through the month, participants will have the chance to attend masterclasses from experts of the mobile and blockchain industry, have constant support, and will be provided access to exclusive developing resources and tools to leverage their game.
Registrations are now open until February 7th. To register and access the full agenda and prize categories, visit HOMAJAM v4’s official webpage.