I appreciate your response! Let me answer the questions:
So you want to create a Frax character that can only be accessed with Frax? Are you doing this with other communities as well?
Absolutely! We would like to create a character that can be obtained through both Frax and FXS. Yes, we are currently in discussions with the founders and/or representatives of several well-known crypto communities on FTM, AVAX, and Polygon. Unfortunately, these talks haven’t happened in a public space, but I would be more than happy to share the names with you privately (alternatively, some of these agreements will likely become public over the next month, so I can provide an update then as well).
When do you plan on launching?
We’re planning on launching towards the end of March. Our plan is to run our beta test beginning in late February, and then iterate on the platform a bit as we gather data from our users.
What are some key concepts that make you different from other P2E games?
I’m really excited that you asked this question (and your next one as well) :
Having spent quite a bit of time in the P2E space and having played many of the products on the BSC as well as other chains, the primary thing that I’ve found is that many of the current games are not games at all. When thinking about RPG games, many of the blockchain ones function as a simple dice roll, where you have a rendered image of a monster → press an attack button → wait for the game to calculate some results → win or lose.
The other type of “game” that I’ve seen is one that’s really just “staking”. You stake a character and you wait for a timer to run out to receive some reward. Many of these products appear to focus almost entirely on the reward system and they fail to actually implement any gameplay. The same can be said for some of the products which have high-end trailers showing dynamic combat and exploration, but when you get into the game your quickly find out that it’s just a webpage where very little gameplay can actually be accomplished. Building an actual game is the hard part of the “GameFi” equation, and I think that’s why certain products focus on the staking aspects and not the actual game.
There are some games that have done an incredible job at integrating the blockchain into their operations. Axie Infinity (turn-based game) and Gods Unchained (card-based game) are two brilliant examples of games that are focused on the gameplay first. Defi Kingdoms is going to get there eventually as well, as their roadmap continues to push them towards a more interactive experience.
Our game plays like Final Fantasy, Axie Infinity, and/or RAID Online. The genre is different than Axie, and one of our key competitive advantages is that we are building this to work across chains while also allowing people to group up with their friends regardless of origin. You could have someone playing the game on AVAX and someone else playing the game on FTM. They can both interact with the game world in the same way.
Internally, we like to call this a “frictionless experience”, just because we want people to be able to join Eternity regardless of the chain that they’re on. We’re starting to see the early fruits of our labor play out on this effort, as new people join our community without any previous blockchain experience. Eternity is becoming a touchpoint for people new to the crypto world.
The other thing that we’re aiming to accomplish here is to bring some of the best communities together in a format that truly embodies the spirit of “We’re all going to make it”. By working with people like yourself and integrating your community’s token into our game, we can grow together.
Of course, this brings us to the last point regarding deep integration:
This could absolutely be accomplished. The characters/items are two pieces of the puzzle, but deep integration could happen through: custom Frax branded battlegrounds; tournaments incorporating your token; Frax bonds being integrated into our treasury; and/or Frax being a premiere currency within the game (e.g. a user wants to buy something off of one of our marketplaces; show them the price in Frax).
We have no shortage of ideas when it comes to how we could partner on Eternity.
Again, I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to ask these questions.