Yuga Labs hires game manager to further push Web3 games

Yuga Labs has appointed Spencer Tucker as its first game director, the company behind it Bored Monkey Yacht Club NFT . collection announced on Friday.

At Yuga, Tucker will oversee the development of the company’s business web 3 A game project that begins with Yugas’the other sidemetaverse. Earlier this year, another city made waves Ethereum When it experienced a massive increase in transactions and 561 million dollars The value of the NFT . country Sell ​​within 24 hours.

Tucker comes from mobile game companies Scopely and GREE, where he served as President of Games and Senior Vice President of Products, respectively.

on me LinkedInTucker said he was “so excited” to join Yuga, who also owns CryptoPunks and NFT from Meebit.

“I believe the future of gaming will be driven by player ownership, social collaboration, and creative expression,” Tucker wrote.

in statementYuga CEO Nicole Muniz said gaming is one of the company’s biggest priorities, calling it a “major hub” going forward. This is notable for NFT, which owns the four best Ethereum NFT blockchains of all time, according to OpenSea data.

Yuga still has a small team considering its initial $450 million round, which made the company amazing 4 billion dollars valuation. The company has hired nearly 60 employees so far this year and aims to increase the total number of employees to 100 by the end of 2022.

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