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European Gaming Congress 2024

Anand Agarawala

Rapper/Actor Ice-T, and YouTube, Gaming Legends, Cliff Bleszinski, Welyn, and Barji to Judge First “Wolves Den” Game Jam Series on Spatial Platform





Spatial, the web UGC gaming platform bringing the Roblox model to millions of Unity developers, announced that its “Shark Tank” inspired YouTube game contest, Wolves Den, is open for submissions. The judges include Ice-T, Cliff Bleszinski, Barji and Welyn, high profile influencers in the corporate and indie gaming industry, as well as video and music icons. As a gaming platform that advocates for all creators, Spatial’s aim is to use the contest as a way to champion indie developers by connecting gamers with new and upcoming talent.

The contest will give any budding game developer 12 days to submit their winning Unity demo built on Spatial via this link – Under the theme “Survival Revival”, competitors will create a new game that blends survival with another genre of their choice. Submissions will close on March 22, with the community voting on the top 25 projects on March 24. This will be narrowed down to 8 semi-finalists by the Spatial team, who will appear on the first episode in April to pitch their games to the Wolves. They will then narrow it down to 4 finalists who will have 30 days to transform their demo into a game to be play tested by the judges on the second episode.

The contest concludes with the final episode airing in May, with the Wolves crowning a winner and cash prizes of $15K up for grabs. The winner will also have the opportunity to become the headline game on Spatial with full engineering, art, design, and marketing support to drive gamers and gameplay.

“We’re fast becoming the YouTube for gamers, giving a platform to champion indie game developers who are not just making games but crafting entire universes on Spatial. We’re building a community-driven platform to democratize the gaming industry, where fans can discover the best games, offer feedback and be part of a community to elevate the creators they love. This activation is beyond just creating games – it marks an opportunity to catapult upcoming talent into the limelight, uniting creativity, support, and innovation, and where gamers truly have the power to contribute to the success of deserving titles and shape the future of online gaming media & entertainment,” Anand Agarawala, CEO and Co-founder at Spatial, said.


Unique vision and talent can come from anywhere. For the first time, the gaming community has an opportunity to make a direct impact on these creators’ futures.

“I’m ready to find the next generation of undiscovered developers and help them bring their games to people all over the world,” said Ice-T.

“I’ve been a fan of shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank and I think we’re long overdue for something like this in the videogame space. I bring 25 years of experience in the industry to the table and I’ve got a solid business sense and I’m excited to see what a new crop of creators can bring to the table,” said Cliff.

“This event is a freeing opportunity for budding game developers to create something they’re truly passionate about. It gives them the ability to build something truly great, while feeling a part of a huge community of like-minded developers,” said Barji.


Anand Agarawala

Spatial Announces its First Season of In-house Web-based Games





Spatial, the 3D social platform to build, share, and play interactive games on web, mobile and VR, announced its first season of in-house games; Punch Hero, Racing Empire, Infinite Ascent, Shooty Shooty, Mostly Only Up, Buddy Blitz, & Cyber Punk: Neon Ghost, as well a host of externally built games from leading gaming studios, IzyPlay and Zaibatsu. This marks the first of several releases for Spatial in time for the holidays, with more Spatial-built and external games to be announced, giving developers the power to build the most beautiful games for the browser straight out of Unity – redefining the boundaries of web-based gaming.

Spatial’s User Generated Content (UGC) platform is the first to unlock the web distribution holy grail for Unity developers. For the first time, they will be able to leverage Unity, including C# scripting, in the same way as Roblox. Except now, there’s no need for developers to learn new tools or for players to download an app. This means five million Unity developers can build and code with the tools they know and love and publish that content to the web. The limitations that developers have faced – being locked into certain devices, platforms or app stores – are instantly eradicated, allowing them to focus on building beautiful games for hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

Additionally, Spatial offers up to 50% revenue share to any developer, with no additional hidden costs once it’s published. Developers will therefore be able to meaningfully monetize their games.

“Gaming is the new medium for content on the web. We are expanding the magic of the Roblox model to five million Unity developers, allowing them to reach 200 million web gamers – as many active players as Roblox or Fortnite,” Anand Agarawala, CEO and Co-Founder at Spatial, said.


“We’ve made this breakthrough that takes advantage of improvements in WebGL, WebAssembly, and GPUs, to bring the types of games you’d typically have to download to the web – no account set up, simply click a link and you’re playing. We’ve taken away all complexity for developers who can for the first time build complex and thrilling games in the browser,” Agarawala added.

Spatial also announced the hire of Charles Ju, new Head of Gaming – an industry vet who launched games with over 100m in downloads & $50 million in revenue, including Sessions, Beat Fever, Battle Camp and PlayMesh.

“One of the things that drew me to Spatial aside from its ability to bring console- quality gaming to the browser, is its unwavering support for creators and digital storytelling. Spatial is leveraging the vast Unity community and offering monetization options that make it a truly viable option for any developer. Spatial’s SDK lets developers deliver beautiful gaming experiences without the friction. I’m hugely excited to be part of the future of web-based gaming,” Charles Ju, Head of Gaming at Spatial, said.

What began with the launch of their Unity Creator Toolkit has culminated with Spatial launching a slate of games demonstrating how easy it is for brands and developers to embrace this web focused UGC approach. IzyPlay and Zaibatsu will be releasing their own games on Spatial early next year. Walmart, BMW, and Jack Daniels are using Spatial’s 3D gamified experiences to drive sales and brand engagement and integrate them into their websites via iframe.

“Among the avatar, multiplayer Roblox-like projects, it’s easy to see the potential of the Spatial Platform. The Unity integration and – most importantly – the possibility to use the standard Unity Language (C#) make a huge market advantage and an enjoyable incentive for game developers. Spatial provides an excellent opportunity to distribute multiplayer versions of our already successful mobile and web games,” Everton Baumgarten Vieira, Co-Founder & CEO IzyPlay, said.

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