Robot Cache

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Robot Cache, S.L.
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
FoundedJanuary 16, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-01-16)
FounderBrian Fargo[1]
Headquarters,
Key people
Websiterobotcache.com

Robot Cache, S.L. is a video game company established to allow for digital buying and selling of video games. It was founded in January 2018 by Brian Fargo, and reached open beta in May 2020.

Aimed to be a direct competitor to Steam, the digital storefront from Valve, Robot Cache differs allows users to sell games through the service's encrypted blockchain, reducing the cost of operating the storefront. It is backed by a new cryptocurrency, IRON, which sellers mine or receive and can use to purchase games alongside real-world funds.

History[edit]

Robot Cache was founded in January 2018 by Brian Fargo, the founder of InXile Entertainment. Lee Jacobson serves at the chief executive officer, and Mark Caldwell as the chief technology officer.[1] Laura Naviaux Sturr, formerly of Daybreak, was CMO and COO in 2018 and 2019, leaving for Amazon Game Studios.[2][3]

Robot Cache planned on a US$15 million initial coin offering.[4][5] In September 2018, Robot Cache had gained[clarification needed] about US$3 million in IRON from Millennium BlockChain, an investment firm, with the option to obtain up to US$7 million if desired.[6]

In December 2019, AMD joined the platform.[7][8]

On May 12, 2020, Robot Cache launched as an open beta.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Takahashi, Dean (January 16, 2018). "Brian Fargo will launch blockchain currency for alternative digital game store". Venture Beat. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Robot Cache names Laura Naviaux Sturr chief marketing officer".
  3. ^ Palumbo, Alessio (16 January 2018). "Robot Cache Game Distribution Platform Uses Blockchain To Reduce Publishers Fees, Allows Users To Resell Digital Games". Wccftech. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  4. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (January 16, 2018). "Brian Fargo creating blockchain-powered PC game storefront". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Calvin, Alex (January 19, 2018). "The argument for blockchain tech in digital retail - Brian Fargo talks Robot Cache". PC Games Insider. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Bachtelor, James (September 6, 2018). "Robot Cache secures $3m funding from Millennium BlockChain". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "AMD and Industry Partners to Develop New Blockchain-based Gaming Platforms". Guru3D.com. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  8. ^ "AMD joins Blockchain Gaming Alliance and teams with distribution companies • GraphicSpeak". GraphicSpeak. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  9. ^ "AMD and Robot Cache hit open beta, allows gamers to mine for free games". The Outerhaven. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.

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