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Astana, Kazakhstan • 04 November 2022

Kazakhstan's $20M Developer iDos Games: 'We're not afraid of Fortnite'

The gaming studio's ShootGun creates the NFT-based ecosystem and wins fans abroad

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 Alexey Shegay; Photo credit: iDos Games
Alexey Shegay; Photo credit: iDos Games
iDos Games
iDos Games
iDos Games
iDos Games

We're not afraid – we're not a company that's going to sell out. We're playing 'the long game'. Yes, it takes time, but we're getting there. We're definitely competing with those guys. And think about it: isn't it cool that a couple of guys from Kazakhstan have created a game that can compete with behemoths like Tencent and Epic Games?

Alexey Shegay, CEO of iDos Games
Top-3 countries by number of players are Brazil, the US, and the Philippines
Top-3 countries by number of players are Brazil, the US, and the Philippines
iDos Games
iDos Games

Since we are on this topic, we recently negotiated with the venture capital firm, Shima Capital, from Silicon Valley; we were valued at $20 million, as of today. We did not sign a deal though since Silicon Valley is still a bit apprehensive about startups from Central Asia.

iDos Games
iDos Games
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