The Near Foundation has recently announced an exciting partnership with WEMADE, one of the largest publicly-listed gaming companies in South Korea. With over 20 years of experience in game development, WEMADE is expected to play a vital role in Near’s push towards mainstream adoption of Web3.
The partnership aims to support the development of blockchain apps in Korea and other markets. Near and WEMADE will also collaborate on mutual brand awareness and organize a series of Web3 community events and business opportunities.
The two companies share a common vision of enabling and accelerating the mainstream adoption of blockchain, creating limitless potential use cases and benefits for all of us in different areas of our daily lives.
Shane Kim, CEO of WEMIX and Vice President of WEMADE, expressed his confidence that Near is well-positioned to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for developers to onboard off-chain apps, organizations, and startups.
The partnership will encourage developers, including game designers, to build on the Near platform. They will co-host community events such as offline hackathons and boot camps, invest in research and collaboration on cross-chain initiatives, and explore potential Web3 business opportunities and founders.
WEMADE is a renowned leader in game development and is at the forefront of a generational shift as the gaming industry pivots to blockchain technology. Its WEMIX subsidiary is building an experience-based, platform-driven, and service-oriented mega-ecosystem that will provide users everywhere access to a wide array of easy-to-use Web3 apps and experiences.
Marieke Flament, CEO of the Near Foundation, expressed her excitement in partnering with WEMADE towards a decentralized future for the gaming industry. She believes that by joining forces, they can accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions that meet the growing needs of gamers and developers in the Web3 space.
This partnership marks the second major Web3 gaming partnership from the Near Korea Hub. The first partnership with BORA, the Web3 GameFi platform of Kakao Games, will also be essential in accelerating the mainstream adoption of Web3.
Overall, the Near-WEMADE partnership is a significant step towards advancing the mainstream adoption of Web3 in Korea and other markets. It will not only support the development of blockchain apps but also encourage collaboration and innovation in the Web3 community.