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BKOM Studios is developing the online presence of the upcoming blockchain first-person shooter, Shrapnel

Quebec City, December 9th, 2021 –BKOM Studios is excited to reveal that it’s teaming up with Neon to develop the web strategy for their upcoming first-person shooter Shrapnel.

Just recently, Neon has raised $10.5 million to build Shrapnel, a project that aims to be one of the first blockchain-based triple-A production in the gaming world.

While relatively new in the space, Seattle-based Neon is an independent video game studio and publisher headed by Mark Long, a longtime gaming leader who spun the company out of HBO.

Here’s what he had to say about his vision for Shrapnel: “Making a free-to-play first-person shooter would be folly, but because it’s blockchain, you’re in a blue ocean of opportunity”.

“More importantly,” he added. “What we’re really thinking of is an extraction game that players can modify to their heart’s content. I look back to the 1990s, and I loved modding Quake and America’s Army and there is something about that joy that I want to return to with this title.”

According to Frédéric Tremblay, Senior VP Strategic Accounts at BKOM Studios ” Working so closely with NEON on a project that’s breaking grounds in blockchain gaming is an incredible opportunity for our team. Mark and his team are truly pioneers in a field that’s only set to grow in the near future. The arrival of the crypto universe has the potential to unlock a new era in gaming and we want to be on the frontline for that”.

BKOM Studios expect to see more and more blockchain-based projects in the gaming space over the next few years. This collaboration is an opportunity to galvanize the studio’s growing expertise in the field of blockchain gaming.

About BKOM Studios

The studio develops state-of-the-art games and interactive experiences for prestigious names in the Games and Entertainment Industry. More than 120 people work in their studios located in Quebec City, Canada, and Los Angeles, USA.

About Neon

Spun-out from HBO Interactive, the Neon team has years of professional experience in transmedia, virtual production, and gaming-as-a service. Comprised of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning video game industry veterans hailing from some of the world’s leading video game companies including Xbox, Electronic Arts, HBO, Irrational, and Zombie Studios amongst others, Neon’s vision is to create the most immersive gaming experience ever seen in the crypto space.

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