Anichess raises US$1.8 million for Decentralised Chess

Chess-based online strategy game, Anichess has announced the completion of US$1.8 milion in a new funding round.

Anichess is a partnership with and five time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Anichess is also a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. focused on developing and advancing decentralised chess through its distinct spell-chess gameplay.

Anichess provides a novel tactical twist on the classic game of chess by implementing spells that open up new strategies and gameplay, and that require players to rethink the rules of traditional chess as they uncover the expansive lore within the world of the gameboard. 

The round was led by Sfermion and Amber Group with participation from Fenbushi Capital, Aspen Digital, SNZ Capital, and others.

Anichess will use the funds to fund game development, marketing initiatives and team expansion.

This is Anichess’s second funding round after it raised over US$1.5 million its is oversubscribed seed round in 2023.

In January 2024, Anichess launched its player-versus-environment (PvE) daily chess puzzles, and has since secured over 1,000,000 registered players while maintaining an active user base of 150,000 daily active users who have collectively solved over 50 million chess puzzles. 

Anichess’s Season 1 leaderboard was launched on 11 March 2024, ranking players based on points accumulated from solving daily puzzles and collecting Orbs of Power obtained through gameplay and participation in social events. Anichess’s online player-versus-player (PvP) game mode is expected to launch in Q2 2024.

Anichess can be played for free at Fans can follow Anichess on X and join its Discord server to stay updated 

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