Animoca Brands has acquired Grease Monkey Games, developers behind Torque Burnout and Torque Drift

A step towards building unique digital experiences for the REVV ecosystem.

Animoca Brands, a company that promotes digital property rights in gaming and the metaverse, has acquired independent game developer Grease Monkey Games. Grease Monkey Games, the creators of Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, is working on the next major motorsport game.

Grease Monkey Games, founded in 2013 by Arran Potter, a veteran of the video visual effects industry, is a Melbourne-based producer of high-quality motorsports games.

Grease Monkey Games experienced in developing AAA gaming titles

Grease Monkey Games brings significant game production capabilities and knowledge to Animoca Brands, with extensive experience in racing game development and solid industry partnerships across motorsports and automotive manufacturing.

Arran Potter, founder and managing director of Grease Monkey Games, said that “We are incredibly excited to be joining the Animoca Brands family and its vision for the future of gaming. With our combined experience and licensed partners, we can build unique digital experiences for the REVV ecosystem. Blockchain technology will play a large part in the future of gaming and the web at large, and I can’t think of a better partner to work with than Animoca Brands.

Its mobile and PC games have been downloaded 45 million times and are adored by motorsports lovers all around the world. A huge cross-platform racing game created in Unreal Engine 5 is in the works and will be announced soon.

Animoca Brands acquired Grease Monkey Games
Image via Green Monkey Games

Animoca Brands is incredibly thrilled to welcome Grease Monkey Games, a team that has experience in developing AAA gaming titles and shares our vision for the open metaverse and, more specifically, for our own REVV Motorsport. Grease Monkey Games not only adds exciting titles to our catalog, but it also significantly enhances our development capabilities.

Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands

After the acquisition, Grease Monkey Games’ current management will continue to run the company, collaborating with Animoca Brands on blockchain integration, fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), play-to-earn capabilities, synergy opportunities, and product launches, particularly in relation to Animoca Brands’ REVV Motorsport ecosystem.

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