Gaming Company Zeedz secures $1M Seed round funding and the launch of the free-to-play (F2P) game, Zeedz, on Android and iOS app stores worldwide.
Leading the investment were the Shark Tank panelists from Germany, Die Hohle der Lowen, which includes well-known business people and financiers such as Carsten Maschmeyer, Tillman Schulz, and Dagmar Wöhrl.
The business has developed the first play-for-purpose game in which players reduce carbon emissions by collecting Zeedles, or animals influenced by plants.
Players can observe the immediate impact that weather has on their creatures as Zeedles grow and adapt dependent on actual time weather and user care. Additionally, players may lead Zeedles into battle and engage enemies sent by the Evil Lord CO the Second.
Carsten Maschmeyer, panel member of Die Hohle der Lowen shared: “Zeedz is revolutionising the gaming industry for a good cause. It is the first game of its kind to generate financial contributions for non-profit organisations and have a clear intent on raising awareness on global warming. It combines in-game challenges with real-world weather phenomena. That immediately excited us judges.”
In the history of the competition, Zeedz is the only firm to secure unanimous funding from all five celebrity panelists. The money raised will enable the game to be scaled up and marketed to an international audience while raising general awareness of climate change. Players can also order real trading cards and an NFT version of the game.
Together with Zeedz’ sustainable partner The Gold Standard, 10% of the company’s profits and 50% of all Marketplace proceeds are used to support environmental initiatives all around the world.