Kavin Bharti Mittal's Hike partners with Polygon to bring the Rush Gaming Universe onto web3

Kavin Bharti Mittal's Hike partners with Polygon to bring the Rush Gaming Universe onto web3
Founder and CEO of Hike, Kavin Bharti MittalBI India
  • Kavin Bharti Mittal’s Rush by Hike has partnered with the layer-2 blockchain platform, Polygon.
  • The Rush Gaming Universe is currently a web2 platform with an endeavour to turn itself into a play-to-earn (P2E) game that functions on the blockchain.
  • The whitepaper is set to launch next month.
Kavin Bharti Mittal’s ‘Rush by Hike’ has announced that its newest endeavour to turn into a play-to-earn (P2E) game will be done on the Polygon blockchain. The two startups have partnered up to bring Hike’s Rush Gaming Universe into the web3 era.

In a previous interview with Business Insider, Mittal revealed that the game plans to launch its whitepaper in February. The company’s engineers had been experimenting with coding languages like Rust for Solana and Solidity for Ethereum, but seem to have finalised on Polygon’s MATIC which uses Golang, which is an open-source programming language compatible with Ethereum networks, for the next phase of development.

“With Polygon, we’re going to bring The Rush Gaming Universe on-chain in 2022 on top of the vast and vibrant Ethereum ecosystem to deliver on this vision."

Kavin Bharti Mittal said in a statement

According to him, the Rush Gaming Universe won’t be anything like Decentraland, Axie Infinity or any of the P2E games that users are familiar with so far.

What is the Rush Gaming Universe?

As things stand, the Rush Gaming Universe is a web2 platform. It’s available to play on mobile, where users can earn money — with a ₹3.5 cap a day in the free version — by playing different games like Quizzy and Carom.

Mittal plans for going web3 were initiated a while back but the issue was scalability. Most blockchain-based platforms are smaller when they start out and they start on-chain. With the Rush Gaming Universe, however, the platform is already live and is doing 100 million gameplays every three months.


That scale needs to be brought onto the blockchain now. According to Hike, Polygon has scaling solutions that remove that bottleneck in a cost-effective way.

In the 12 months since it has launched, the platform is now bringing in $50 million annual recurring revenue (ARR).

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