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Yuga Labs Streamlines Focus: Divests NFT Gaming Assets to Bolster ‘Otherside’

Yuga Labs Streamlines Focus: Divests NFT Gaming Assets to Bolster ‘Otherside’

In a significant restructuring of its gaming portfolio, Yuga Labs, the visionary force behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), has sold its HV-MTL and Legends of the Mara games to the emerging Web3 gaming powerhouse, Faraway. This strategic move not only simplifies Yuga’s asset base but also sharpens its focus on its major initiatives, notably the Otherside metaverse.

Strategic Divestitures for a Focused Future

The recent acquisition by Faraway includes the two games along with their associated NFT collections. To ensure continuity and leverage expertise, Spencer Tucker, the former Chief Gaming Officer at Yuga Labs, will join Faraway as the new Chief Product Officer. This transition is indicative of Yuga Labs’ intent to maintain strong ties with the games, even as they pass on the development baton.

Concentrating on Core Strengths

Yuga Labs’ strategic decision to divest comes from a desire to concentrate more deeply on their flagship projects: the ApeCoin-powered Otherside and the Bored Ape-themed Dookey Dash. With Dookey Dash evolving under Faraway’s management into a free-to-play game set to launch soon, Yuga Labs is keen on enhancing and expanding its core gaming experiences within the NFT space.

Greg Solano, co-founder and CEO of Yuga Labs, recently reiterated the company’s focused strategy via a tweet, signaling further exciting developments in their flagship projects. He emphasized the shift towards enhancing narrative-driven experiences within the 3D metaverse platform of Otherside.

The Faraway Collaboration: A New Chapter

This transaction also marks a notable collaboration between Yuga Labs and Faraway. The latter has previously demonstrated its prowess in the Web3 gaming domain with successful titles like Mini Royale: Nations and Serum City. This partnership is set to further explore interoperability options, enhancing the gaming experience for users of both HV-MTL and Legends of the Mara through integrated reward systems.

Yuga Labs: Expanding Horizons

While tightening its game development focus, Yuga Labs continues to broaden its influence across the NFT landscape, recently integrating the Moonbirds collection following the acquisition of Proof. This expansion not only diversifies Yuga’s asset portfolio but also solidifies its position as a leading innovator in the NFT space.


Yuga Labs has strategically sold HV-MTL and Legends of the Mara to Faraway, aiming to concentrate its resources on enhancing its major projects like Otherside. This move allows Yuga to streamline its operations while ensuring that its remaining ventures receive the attention necessary to thrive in the competitive NFT market.


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