Nanovor Start-Up Rasies $29 Million
Nanovor, a new action-adventure game, has raised an astounding $29 million dollar of venture capital. The amount for Nanovor is astounding due to the near catatonic status of the industry since funding dried up, due to the the credit crunch.
A Seattle-based start-up led by toy and videogame veterans has raised $29 million to back its plan to court children by bridging the online and offline worlds.
At present, Nanovor can be bought online from a Seattle based start-up, Smith & Tinker. Children can connect and battle online. Nanovor come with online or DVD episodes of the Nanovor story, with future plans of weekly webisopdes. Tinker & Smith have successfully built an entire mythology around the creatures and have 'nanocash' as a currency for their website.
The sites nanoblog explains that Nanovors are the oldest living creatures on the Earth. They are microscopic silicon based-life forms, which went extinct when Earth's atmosphere turned oxygen-based. Their little tiny corpses became the silicon we use in chips today, when silicon chips are used the electricity awakens the creatures.
Tinker & Smith is planning an expansion of pocket sized devices, Nanoscopes, which the children will be able to connect and compete with in the real word.