On Thursday, December 12th, 0xGames participated in Neo Global Development’s (NGD) English Neo Live event. Neo Live is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) style community event that takes place on the official Neo Telegram channel.
0xGames founder and CEO, Sergey Kopov, participated in the AMA to discuss the multiplayer RPG, partnering with the Neo, progressing in the game, non-fungible assets, and Kopov’s outlook on the blockchain-based gaming industry.
The full transcript can be found below:
Denis Suslov (NGD EcoGrowth manager): Hi, everyone, Welcome to the next NeoLive on Telegram. This is Denis Suslov, EcoSystem Growth manager. Very happy to have you guys here. I will be your host tonight.
Before the session starts, I would like to repeat the background of the NeoLive initiative in case that you are new to the group.
NeoLive is a marketing initiative from NGD, to bring latest blockchain knowledge and Neo news to the community. It’s one hour live chatting at Thursday night 8 pm (UTC+8) in Neo official Telegram group (https://t.me/NEO_EN). NGD core teams/Neo Eco Project leaders/Neo dev community leaders/pioneering blockchain leaders will be invited to share the latest technological developments and industry insights with the community members.
Our guest today is Sergey Kopov, CEO and founder of 0xGames, the developer of the series of 0x-titled games!
0xWarriors launched on Neo recently and we are glad to have them joining our games ecosystem.
Sergey, can you introduce yourself and 0xWarriors to Neo community?
Sergey Kopov (CEO and founder of 0xGames): Thanks, Denis!
My name is Sergey, I am the founder of 0xGames https://0x.games.
We make games with an open economy powered by blockchain.
0xWarriors is one of our projects https://0xwarriors.com.
0xWarriors is a multiplayer RPG that lets players manage squads of up to five warriors and equip them with hundreds of unique weapons and armor. Each warrior can be customized to have an original style and skillset. You can purchase chests containing various gear or win them in battles and tournaments. Level up and gear up to create your own epic team to dominate the combat arena!
We recently started using the Neo blockchain in our game and are very happy about it!
I will be happy to answer community questions.
Denis: Can you introduce your team? What kind of games you worked on before?
Sergey: Our team has about 20 people. We are working on several projects. So I’ll talk specifically about 0xWarriors.
Previously, the team that was working on this game was known as Hippo Games. It’s most famous project is Tap Tap Builder (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.herocraft.game.free.taptapbuilder).
Denis: Thanks, Sergey. Everybody, it’s time for Questions now!
To make it easy for the team to trace the question, please kindly number your questions, starting from 1. eg. A raises question starting with Q1, then B raises questions starting with Q2. Please keep the questions about NEO and 0xWarriors, we will retain the right to select the questions.
Q1: Why did you choose to expand to the NEO blockchain, and what makes you happy about it so far?
Sergey: We work with different blockchains and now there are already four. There are more users for each new blockchain. In addition, each blockchain has its own unique technological advantages. For example, I really like that Neo has free transactions.
Q2: Which mainstream game that some would be familiar with would you say is most similar to 0xWarriors, and how is the user experience in playing 0xWarriors?
Sergey: 0xWarriors is a game in the genre of Battler. There are many famous games in this genre. For example, my favorite is AFK Arena.
Q3: Having brought 0xWarriors to the Neo blockchain, are you planning to bring more games to our blockchain?
Sergey: Yes, we will see how successful our cooperation has turned out. If everything works out well, we will connect Neo to all our games.
Q4: What is the Arena fight mode in the game? And Tournament, Championship?
Sergey: Arena mode is a PvP competition between players that will challenge your warriors to gain experience and become stronger.
The Tournament mode will allow you to win cryptocurrency and chests.
Championship is a more massive competition in which everyone can participate for free and win chests.
Q5: Can I play on my phone? Is it a casual game or for hardcore players?
Sergey: Oh sure. You can play iOS (https://apps.apple.com/app/0xwarriors/id1442194083) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oxgames.oxwarriors).
The game is more likely for casual players, but it has enough depth to attract the hardcore audience.
Q6: Can I make profit in the game? How? How much time it will take me?
Sergey: Yes, winning in tournaments you will receive cryptocurrency and loot chests. In addition, you can sell excess equipment at auction to other players.
Q7: Do I have to play a couple of weeks to win a bit? Or, do I have to play longer?
Sergey: If you are lucky can win your first prizes on your first day.
Q8: What’s the most expensive item sold in Warriors?
Sergey: I have not watched this for a long time. I will check and reply later.
Q9: I see that some players have 20th level, how much time it takes to get to such a high level?
Sergey: Our game is highly dependent on the skill of the player, but if you average, it will take about a month.
Q10: I need to use the Arkane wallet, is it easy to set up?
Sergey: Yes, with Neo we only work through the Arkane wallet for now. It is very simple, I think the simplest among all other wallets at the moment.
Denis: Guys, here’s the address: https://arkane.network/.
Sergey: It’s convenient that players can register in Arkane directly from the game, there is no need to register at Arkane.Network separately.
Q11: Do you plan any updates for the game?
Sergey: Oh sure. We are constantly developing the game. Dungeon PVE adventures coming soon.
We have a public roadmap at https://trello.com/b/BFpwECIZ/0xgames-roadmap
Q12: Are there other upcoming games from your studio on Neo?
Sergey: Yes, we have three games in active development stage. However, we are now preparing a new game on pre-production stage with much more production value. It will blow the market!
Q13: Is the game using Neo-based non-fungible token (NFT) assets?
Sergey: Yes, equipment for warriors is NFT. In addition, we have unique undead warriors, they are also NFT.
Q14: Do you guys have a marketplace to trade and sell NFT’s? Any cross-chain features for those NFT’s? As in usable on multiple chain you support somehow?
Sergey: Yes, we have a market for equipment trade. Equipment from different blockchains can be hung on your warriors. For example one warrior can fight using a Ethereum-shield and Neo-sword.
Q15: What games do you play yourself? What is your favorite game/franchise ever?
Sergey: Most of the time I play my games of course. But, if it turns out to find some more time, then now I play in Heartstone, Archero, Through the Ages, and Civilization.
Denis: These are some of the games better fit for using blockchain, no wonder the technology has attracted your attention!
Q16: What will make blockchain games successful? When will we get the first blockchain game to reach mass adoption?
Sergey: I would like to note that we do not make blockchain games. We make games with an open economy. Blockchain is a technology that currently allows you to do this, but in the future, the need for it may disappear.
Open economy games are primarily a new gaming experience. We can make game mechanics that were not there before. Social interactions between players in such games are much stronger
Such games will be massively popular right after we do two things
- We will solve all the difficulties with the gaming experience (in fact, we have already solved them)
- But we also need games with a much more production value (this is what we are working on now)
Denis: It was interesting to learn about your game and the concept of open economy. Thanks!
Sergey: Thank you very much for all your questions. I was very happy to chat with you!
Sorry, I forgot to say that the mobile version of the game has not yet been updated. In a few days we will update them. While you can play the web version!
Note: Some edits have been made for formatting and readability. The full conversation can be found at https://t.me/NEO_EN/34826.