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Comic Books Gain NFTs And Interactive Games With $2.5 Million Seed Funding

LightningWorks’ first interactive comic Siege Worlds Zero lets readers affect the storyline

Founder Geoff McCabe has invested $2.5 million seed funding in LightningWorks to realise his vision of immortalising comics by integrating them with NFTs and interactive games. Since 2020, McCabe has relied on personal resources to develop the company. However, the company is ready to begin go-to-market initiatives for what the brand states is the first NFT comic book.

“Nostalgia and wonder are not confined to a single generation,” says McCabe. “The thrill of owning a limited edition work of storytelling art remains just as exhilarating for me today as it did when I was a child. However, as the world becomes increasingly digitised, there is a risk that collectible comic books may fade into obscurity. I refuse to let that happen. That’s why I have committed my life savings to realise my dream of preserving the magic of comic books in the digital realm. By digitising legendary characters and immortalising comic books as NFTs, we are not only safeguarding their cultural significance but also revolutionising the way stories are told.”

LightningWorks’ first interactive comic is Siege Worlds Zero, a play-to-earn title. The interactive comic allows readers to make alliances with other readers, solve puzzles and participate in adventures and battles. Those who own a copy of Siege Worlds Zero or the LightningWorks Portal can affect the comic’s storylines and mint unique comic creations with a Derivative IP License. Likewise, fans can also acquire one-of-a-kind digital collectibles within the platform.

“The future of Web3 Entertainment is not just about allowing customers to own their stuff, but to involve them as co-creators in a story universe we build together”, McCabe adds.

LightningWorks Lets You Combine Digital Comics

LightningWorks users can combine two or three digital comics to gain one with a rarer tier through Forging. This reflects how the supply of physical comics reduces over the years as copies are lost. It also allows digital comic collectors to see their collection increase in value over time.

In addition, creators can use the platform to develop, monetise and share their work. By allowing creators to connect directly with their audience, LightningWorks aims to build a community that promotes creativity. Additionally, the company aims to revolutionise how readers experience stories.

Written By

Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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