New GameFi: Pole Position
A viral Vietnamese cartoon character is coming to Binance Smart Chain thanks to DragonKart, a 3D skill-based racing game. PikaLong the dragon is a mainstay of Vietnamese culture, a product of the artist Thang Fly. PikaLong has also been one of the most popular sticker packs on the Zalo messaging platform (similar to WeChat) with 64 million users.
With a recognizable brand and a 3D-racing concept combining NFTs, DeFi, and GameFi the team at DragonKart has managed to secure significant private funding.
“We are thrilled to announce that we have closed our $1,1 million USD private funding round,” announced DragonKart in a tweet on October 22nd.
“We are excited to have the support of an amazing group of investors that will help share Dragon Kart’s vision with gaming communities around the world,” DragonKart’s CEO Pham Van Phuong told NewsBTC on October 21st. “Dragon Kart looks to inspire an innovative experience for gamers and traders looking to earn rewards and have fun at the same time.”
DragonKart is a battle racing game built on Binance Smart Chain, featuring characters popularized in the successful Vietnamese cartoon PikaLong. PikaLong is a phenomenon in its native Vietnam, having spawned a range of toys, games, decorations and animated movies. Now PikaLong will lend his viral popularity to the DragonKart racing game, with DeFi, NFTs and GameFi mechanics.