• SBF-linked video game Storybook Brawl is set to shut down by May 1.
• The game gained wide popularity after reports of SBF playing it during meetings and calls.
• Reactions to the news have been largely positive, with many wishing it could continue operating.
Sam Bankman-Fried’s Online Game Shutting Down
SBF-linked online game Storybook Brawl will be shutting down its servers on May 1, according to an April 25 statement on Twitter. The team said that they have explored different options but unfortunately, there is no path forward for the free-to-play card game.
Acquisition by FTX
The digital game developer Good Luck Games LLC was acquired by FTX in March 2022. At the time, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) said that this purchase would explore the intersection of NFTs, crypto, blockchain, and gaming.
Popularity Among Gamers
The free-to-play card game gained widespread popularity after reports emerged that SBF played it during meetings and calls. Many gamers expressed their disappointment upon hearing the news of its closure while also wishing that the game could continue operating in some capacity.
Gustavo Affonso suggested that he would be happy to contribute if there was any crowdfunding set up to keep the game running, however this was not mentioned as a possibility in the announcement of closure on Twitter.
Final Day of Operation
Storybook Brawl will be shutting down its servers on May 1 and all players are encouraged to log in before then for one last time and say goodbye to their favorite characters from the world of Storybook Brawl!