FunFair Labs has won $7,000 in prizes from an ETHGlobal hackathon, during which it debuted a successful multiplayer trading simulation game based on the Optimism chain.
FunFair Labs competed against 100 other participants for a total prize pool of $45,500 across several categories.
The projects were submitted between April 20 and May 9, with FunFair Labs developing a real-time multiplayer game where players predict where a stock’s price is going to go next by placing tokens on a graph.
“Lab Rats”, as the team is called, fielded several of FunFair’s top people, including Josh Stevens, Dane Wiid, Steve Clark, Paul Jackman, and Mark Ridgwell who brought home the title and won alongside several other candidates.
FunFair CTO Oli Hopton said that the company was incredibly proud of the team. “It’s never easy to perform in a pressure cooker situation, but the Lab Rats excelled. The speeds that they could write transactions on Optimism were so impressive we are now looking to build support into our own wallet.”
Lab Rats are back in their home maze now and working on advancing the company’s next blockchain games. The company has been grabbing headlines since it launched its game development arm.
Not all games developed by FunFair Labs are designed on blockchain, but they all seek to alter existing gameplay paradigms and create additional value for players.
One of the company’s latest forays into gaming space, Astronomers: To The Moon, is already widely available.