Thank you to the NanoNews Community for participating in Ask Me Anything (AMA) with SeaScape January 24, 2021. This guest star SeaScape Builders. If you were unable to join the live AMA, no worries, here comes our 103th AMA recap!
We are glad to meet here:
David Johansson, CEO & Founder of SeaScape
Nicky Li, COO & Co-Founder of SeaScape
For taking your time out from busy schedule for the AMA!
Host: How are you feel today guys?
David: Feeling good, ready to answer some questions!
Nicky: Exciting. Ready for all the questions!
Host: Great, Our Community hopes to talk and learn more about SeaScape!!!
Q1. Could you give an introduction of yourself And how you can play an important role in Seascape Network?
David: Of course! Hey everyone, I’m David, founder and creative director of the Seascape Network. I’ve been a game developer for the last decade working in studios such as Paradox Interactive, mainly working on historical strategy games. I started getting involved in blockchain in 2016, first as an investor and later as the creator of BLOCKLORDS, which was the first blockchain strategy game. Since then, we’ve received funding and grants from many major blockchain institutions and protocols, and we are ready to take the next step on our journey by developing the Seascape Network, a game platform designed around the Defi and NFT economies!
Nicky: Hello again, I’m Nicky. Passionate about games and stepped into the Gaming industry in 2014. Experience at established Chinese game studios such as Yoozoo, Forgame and Moonton. Worked as a project manager of , which won the ‘BEST FACEBOOK GAME’ in 2014. It was a huge success and led to a very good market performance. Also worked as a designer and operation team leader on , a WW2 strategy game that also won the ‘BEST FACEBOOK GAME’ in 2016.
Currently leading development of BLOCKLORDS, an innovative medieval grand strategy blockchain game. And also Co-founder and COO of Seascape Network. Personally I got into crypto because of CryptoKitties. Its success also gives me inspiration about combining the games with blockchain technology, allowing “play and earn” to become the next wave in the industry.
Q2. What is Seascape? And how is the story behind the Seascape Network Creation?
David: Seascape Network is a game platform designed around the Defi and NFT economies!
As me and my team were working on BLOCKLORDS, which is a very ambitious blockchain strategy game, we started noticing a lot of problem with most protocols and the sdks they provided to game developers, which made development of successful and scalable dapps almost impossible for small teams.
As we improved our project management processes and workflow, as well as with our increased experience in smart contracts, we decided we could develop a platform ourselves and offer the tools to other game devs to access the world of blockchain.
This, along with our excitement about DeFi and the added liquidity it provides to small projects, made us take the leap and go from developing one game to a whole platform instead!
This was the main factor that led us to start developing the Seascape Network. And at the core the premise is simple: Build a game platform where the players are clearly incentivized to help build the network!
Host: This project is cool, Good innovation for DeFi and lots of great people behind it.
Q3. Please provide some information about your Roadmap, How Seascape Network is progressing so far? And what Seascape Network is currently focused on?
Nicky: I’ll take this one
The first step of our launch will be to release the Seascape game platform, which will of course host our core strategy game, BLOCKLORDS, but also 3 brand new DeFi mini-games which will provide great opportunities for our users to earn. This will all be released on the Ethereum mainnet as while transaction fees are high, most of the value is still there for our users to grab.
A quick news we want to share is Binance become our latest investor, read more here: https://www.binance.org/en/blog/binance-joins-seascape-network-to-take-defi-gaming-to-the-next-level/
and we commit our platfrom and products will launch on Binance smart chain as well.
Following the launch of the Seascape platform both on Ethereum and BSC, we will begin our transition to Substrate in later 2021. It will begin with a new random number generator developed on Substrate, which will offer a unique decentralized product for other dapp developers in the polkadot ecosystem. We will also release a host of other games, both developed by our own studio and other partners we have made partnerships with. All projects associated with Seascape will use Crowns as the core token for value transfer.
Hope this covered the question well.
Q4. What is so exciting about Seascape Network, which might make Seascape Network different from all other projects out there?
David: Having worked with most top 20 chains out on the market, we can say with confidence that most developer tools for blockchains are painfully inadequate. There is a huge learning curve for any given smart contract protocol, and the developer tools and environments are incredibly hard to set up. This is the main reason why ethereum is so popular, because other chains are basically impossible to work with.
With Seascape, we plan to change all of that. By releasing a clear and well-documented set of SDKs, we plan to make game developers be able to tokenize their projects in a much clearer and easier way than anything that is currently available. Our past experience releasing games on multiple chains makes us experts in this matter.
This, along our constant focus on player incentives, will bring Seascape to the top!
Host: Wow, it’s really interesting. I want to try it right away, play games and earn money!
Q4. Please tell us more about $CWS (Crowns) token! What utilities does the token have, and what benefits will tokens holders get?
Nicky: Crowns are the official token of the Seascape Network. We’ve actually written a number of articles discussing these in detail, but succintly:
• Buy Games and Services on the Scape Store
• Stake in Seascape Defi to earn competitive yields
• Mint and Trade Seascape standard NFT
• Create PCC (player created coins) backed by Crowns
• Validate the Seascape Network and secured the Seascape Chain
• Trade in Exchanges and profit your time spending in Seascape
You can check these out for more details.
The Seascape Token: Crowns
Token Standards in Seascape
Host: That’s really great, Everything is on SeaScape.
Q6. What are some achievement that Seascape Network has achieved so far? And what are Seascape Network’s upcoming plans, Especially in 2021?
So far we have done the following: Released blocklords on over half a dozen chains and l2 solutions. WE have also done a lot of experimentation with developing DeFi protocols on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and the polkadot/substrate ecosystem. We have also forged partnership with game developers all around the world who will continue releasing products on our platform.
Our achievements include not only the projects we have released and are currently working on, but also an overall expansion into gamified defi unlike any way it has ever been done before. Our partnerships with strong companies such as Chainlink, DAO Maker, and Binance will only continue to expand as we grow our presence in the blockchain gaming field!
As we progress through 2021, we plan to execute and finalize all the launches for the mentioned plans and partnerships above, with a clear focus on onboarding and incentivizing as many users as possible to experience the power of DeFi Gaming!
Q7. What about information about the token sale? Isn’t DaoMaker also serving sales tomorrow for SeaScape tokens?
David: Yes, Jan. 25th is the start of the SHO hosted by DAO Maker. This will be first chance for the public to get their hands on the Crowns token 🙂
Seascape SHO Guidelines + AMA
Seascape SHO Guidelines are now published
25.01.2021 (12pm UTC) – SHO starts – Wallet sign-in is open
27.01.2021 (12pm UTC) – Wallet sign-in deadline
27.01.2021 (14pm UTC) – Announcement of winner’s tickets / KYC/AML invitation / Funds collection starts
29.01.2021 (14pm UTC) – Deadline for KYC/AML and sending funds
TBA – Token distribution event
Additional we are happy to announce AMA with Seascape team
(https://forms.gle/uPD2s6HiaNpUwxjv7)👉🏻Read the full article (https://medium.com/daomaker/seascape-sho-guidelines-21ebf86f7cf5)
Following the SHO end date, we will host a token generation event on UniSwap where anybody can buy the token at market price. This will be followed shortly by our DeFi game launches where players can earn, and other exchange listings!
Nicky: Also you guys can check Seascape Research Page: daomaker.com/sho/seascape
Q1. Seascape has just partnered with Binance, congratulations on that achievement! My question is: How do you expect Binance Smart Chain’s dual-chain architecture technology to help improve the gaming experience for users of your platform?
David: Binance Smart Chain offers a lot of potential when it comes to low fees and high speeds, while remaining connected to Ethereum and the value locked on the #1 smart contract chain. Seascape plans to leverage this fully as we bridge assets between the two and create a scalable gaming platform that will reach many users across the gaming universe!
Host: Yes, Binance is one of the biggest giants in the cryptocurrency world, I hope this will increase the chances for SeaScape to succeed
Q2. Does Seascape have any partnership with major game development companies? Or do you simply have specialists on your team who can innovate with attractive games never seen before?
Nicky: As we launch more games on the Seascape Network, we will also open up developer tools to allow access to our SDKs for all interested developers. This will allow devs to quickly implement not only crypto-payments, but also NFT creation and DeFi features such as lp mining and collatirilized loans directly into their games, completely unlocking the power of DeFi to all developers.
There will be few restrictions for devs, as the SDKs will be compatible with Unity, Unreal, Cocos Creator and other mainstream game engines.
We have already partnered with a few game dev studios, including Peter & Sons studio (in Armenia), and FlowerBro studios (in China). Our goal is to be something akin to a decentralized Steam, so there’s no competitors, only partners and friends.
Host: That’s really Interesting! Lots of cooperation with well-known companies.
Q3. It’s easy for me to keep all my assets connected to major networks like Ethereum and Algorand. So will Seascape add other blockchains like TRON or BSC in the future. What are the assets available in Seascape?
Nicky: We are on Ethereum when we launch. Then we will launch on BSC as well. In later 2021, we will have more development progress on Polkadot (Such as our own Random Number Generator). Our long term goal is to build our platform on Polkadot and connect to different chains with our own bridge.
So players can export assets to whatever blockchain he likes.
Q4. Many people mistakenly believe Seascape as a betting platform. So can you explain to them why Seascape is not a betting platform?
David: Gambling games determine the outcome for the winner purely on chance, which is not really at the core of DeFi mechanics. Seascape is based on DeFi, which at its core aims to reward those who support the network by providing liquidity and stability to the token price as the platform grows in users. I would say that is the main difference. Playing our DeFi games is closer to investing and earning yields than to gambling.
Q5. Does Seascape offers any benefits for long term holders?If so can you share us some of those?
Nicky: We will do everything we can to keep CWS holders incentivized and engaged with our platform. The PayWave will offer a passive income to all holders, and a constant stream of games will come out that will incentivize those who hold plenty of them even more, so active users who interact with our games will earn the most. By creating an intricate balance between our token price and available NFTs, simply holding Crowns will be an opportunity in itself as they will always be usable to create new NFTs.
Q1. Can you list some of the benefits for long term holders of $CROWN tokens?
David: In addition to the growth potential of owning the core token of the growing DeFi Gaming Economy, the CROWNS token will also passively grow via the PayWave feature, which makes it easy for passive holders, the absolute best way to grow your CROWNS stack will be to play the games and participate in our DeFi gaming economy, where rewards will be great for those who help support the network with liquidity, NFT minting, and NFT burning!
Q2. Where did you coin the name SEASCAPE from ?And what does it mean?
Nicky: Actually, it’s a bit metaphorical and sentimental. The Seascape is meant to represent the uncharted potential of gaming across the vast blockchain ocean. We aim to be a wave of DeFi sweeping across the vastness of the world. To see a beautiful seascape is to be in awe of its majesty and wonder. It’s also to see limitless possibilities. We want to bring that beauty to our users. It might sound kind of cheesy, but that’s what it is.
And our token is called Crowns (CWS), Seascape is only the platform name.
Q3. What is the Player Created Coin (PCC) and what exactly is its role within BLOCKLORDS? What advantages does it bring to the users of the game?
David: Similar to MakerDAO vaults, PCCs will be a way for people to create new tokens at their own desired circulation supply that will be backed entirely by Crowns. This can be used either by gamers in various ecosystems, or by game developers who want to add a currency with real value directly into their games!
Q4. Currently, many gaming #NFT platform projects are emerging. In what way will Seascape Network be unique and competitive in this niche?
Nicky: NFTs have been around for 3 years and it’s true they haven’t really reached their potential yet. The main reason for that is that the focus has been too much on the collectible aspect of them, while it is actually in my opinion of the less interesting parts. This is because collectibles are entirely speculative and still tend to be reproduced digitally by the creators. After a few months people usually lose interest since they have no use.
In order for NFTs to really break through, two things need to happen. They need to have a real value attached to them, either in crypto-currency, or in the real world, and that value needs to be redeemable within the NFT itself. This is something we will explore a lot in the Seascape Network gaming ecosystem!
Seascape NFTs will be designed with great art, and also highly related to our products, gaming industry and crypto culture. The beauty of the NFT itself is designed to make people want to collect them.
Seascape NFTs can be staked in several of the games on the Seascape networks for guaranteed Crowns revenue over time. That means that each NFT will have a set value that can be redeemed when staked. This will guarantee a minimum price floor pegged to Crowns values.
The longer you stake them, the more you will earn, so this is a solid strategy if you want to maximize your return per NFT, but if the token is staked in the game to earn CWS it will have to be burned when claiming. That said, if you prefer collecting the NFT itself that is definitely an option you can take. We will also implement different ways of earning for other NFT holders in the future for users like you who want to hold on to their NFTs while still earning an income!
Q5. The vast majority of protocols don’t take into account the loyalty of their users, not like Seascape , right? How will you do this project to benefit your most “LOYAL” users? will you have more benefits for each year?
David: DeFi makes it very easy to reward players for their loyalty by making rewards proportionate based on their contributions to the network. Those who help our platform grow the most efficiently, both in users, and in value, will be rewarded accordingly throughout our various games!
Q6. What function will Seascape fulfill in the Binance Ecosystem and what benefits will it provide?
Nicky: Seascape will build games on BSC to boost the rapidly expanding and highly lucrative world of gaming. The games will offer unique incentives and rewards to users who contribute to the growth and liquidity of the Seascape network. BSC’s dual-chain architecture technology will allow users to access hyper fast trading for which the Binance Smart chain is widely celebrated, while powerful dApps can make use of the smart chain’s flexibility. Seascape will develop an SDK which will standardize all the moving parts involved with releasing a game on the Seascape platform. Additionally, it will offer easier ways to publish games by eliminating enormous fees that are associated with traditional gaming platforms.
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