Animera x IM community AMA RECAP
🐋TELEGRAM AMA TEXT : Im Community & Animera 🐋
⏰ AMA Timing : 1st Feb 2023 l 03:00 PM UTC | 22:00 GMT +7
Venue For AMA : https://t.me/imcommunityitw
🎁 Reward Pool 50 USDT
➡️ The reward pool for the best 5 questions from Telegram is $50($10)
Bà Tân | : Welcome everyone. Today Im Community will host AMA with Animera.
Bà Tân | : Today our guest is: @AdilSFA from Animera.
Ahrix : Welcome @AdilSFA to the IM community.
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Happy to be here!
Bà Tân | : Can you introduce yourself to our Im Community?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Hello, everyone. My name is Adil and I’m the Co-founder at Search For Animera (SFA), a web3 MMORPG game. I love playing games and prior to co-founding SFA, I spent ~10 years focused on user acquisition, marketing strategy and customer lifetime value for a host of brands inc. Xbox. It’s a great time to be in the web3 space and super pumped up about the prospects! www.animera.world
Bà Tân | : Thanks for the introduction❤️❤️
Bà Tân | : Today’s AMA will have 2 session
Session 1: Project Introduction
Session2: Free Asking (will choose 5 question)
Bà Tân | : So let’s start the first part of the AMA — questions from Im Community!
Bà Tân | : Q1.Can you briefly describe what is Animera? We would like to know more about it and how it works. @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Search for Animera is a sci-fi, open-world based MMORPG that we’re building on Unreal Engine 5 and ImmutableX. My co-founder and I both come from the web2 gaming industry. Thomas worked in game production at Konami on AAA titles such as Metal Gear Solid franchise and Pro Evolution Soccer while I focused on digital marketing strategy/performance for Xbox!
Game lore: The thought of AI controlling humans in the future has always remained a deep question. It’s the year 2230 and Earth has become uninhabitable.
At the same time, I want to ask you all a question: Would you be ok with an AI microchip in your brain, controlling your decisions??
If yes, you’re a Gaian, controlled by Gaia and led into the Nubera galaxy in pursuit of more power and a new home while if you said no, you’re part of the human resistance movement to remain human.
So, SFA is a three-way battle between Gaians, Tsalians and the natives of the new Galaxy. Animera is a mythical cave and the group that finds it first gets unlimited unimaginable power to change the entire universe.
You can watch the lore overview video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwCpBplzzD0
Or you can also read the lore here:
Our game is being built for PC first, followed by Consoles later, and a mobile game title after that only. We will release V1 of our game (Star Siege mode aka PvP mode) in Q2 ‘23.
That’s a quick summary of what we’re building and happy to get into the details around particular topics.
Bà Tân | : Nice, thanks for such a detailed answer, lets move on!
Bà Tân | : Our second question is…
Bà Tân | : Q2.What are the outstanding features of Animera compared to other projects? @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Sure, good question! Let’s get into the details: ���
Right from the beginning, we knew that the potential for web3 gaming was huge but there were major improvements required to meet that vision.
-Web3 games are trying to focus only on crypto audience, which is less than 1% of total gaming audience. We’re going after the web3 + web2 gamers because we understand that the scale of gamers will come from web2 side.
- Web3 games have a really poor onboarding experience. In the traditional web2 space, no gamer wants to download a wallet, load tokens, buy an NFT and then experience the game. That’s a huge friction point that we’re solving for. You only need an email address to start playing and a non custodial wallet is created for you at the backend — removing the first hurdle for gamers.
- NFT holders were not an audience persona in the web2 gaming but are an important audience for web3 games. At the same time, we want to mobilize our in-game assets so that they are consumed and traded between users. In a sci-fi game such as ours, spaceships, weapons, armor and so many more items will be NFTs.
- Gas fees has been a major concern that prevents gamers from enjoying. That’s why we partnered up with ImmutableX — a zero gas fee Layer2 blockchain on Ethereum, specifically built for gaming. SFA will also benefit from the network effect at IMX as it already has a portfolio of 100 games — creating a solid community of web3 gamers. https://blog.animera.world/announcements/sfa-powered-by-imx/54
Bà Tân | : Great, thanks!
Bà Tân | : The other thing that our community may be curious about is…
Bà Tân | : Q3.What are the products that Animera team is focusing on developing? @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Sure, we have lots going on and each part will eventually lead to ���������. Let me answer in detail now.
As we have been building since Sep ’21, we already have the game demo ready for Star Siege mode, this is the Player vs Player/multi-player mode) for users to begin enjoying the game. The Star Siege mode will already have sub-modes within it as players will be able to engage in casual PvP space battles or go on Fleet missions with a larger group of users, engaging in longer / more complicated battles against other users.
We started with this mode because 60% of gamers prefer short, multiplayer games. As gamers, we can identify other gamers by their gamer tag and also brings out the competitive aspect in all of us.
Therefore, this mode helps us get more users who will then enjoy the Explore and Story mode. For the Explore mode, we’re already in pre-production and work is continuing in the background while we launch Star Siege mode.
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Bà Tân | : Great, sounds promising, thanks!
Bà Tân | : Please give our community some info on the next point
Bà Tân | : Q4.Can Animera team please update some Animera latest news or major events to attract more users? @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Sure, I have so much to share with the IM Community here. Let’s go! ���
January has been a really exciting month. We launched Program X, our secret whitelisting program this month. Our teasers went viral, we then announced Immutable “X” ��� as our blockchain on the 23rd Jan, which was also well received and even covered in Venture Beat (woaaah!) https://venturebeat.com/games/search-for-animera-debuts-on-immutablex-web3-platform/
Now, we went live with our Discord server public launch over the weekend and go 3,000 members in a few days. You can head over to #enlist-now channel on Discord for a chance to get a whitelist spot. Hurry, you’re still early… https://discord.com/invite/animera
Bà Tân | : Impressive, thanks!
Bà Tân | : And the last question is…
Bà Tân | : Q5.What is the project development plan of the Animera team at present and in the future? @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : haha so much right now and 2023 is a key year:
By Q1 ’23, we plan to mint our Genesis NFT collection for the in-game characters.
By Q2 ’23, we will launch V1 of our game, Star Siege mode and do IDO, DEX and CES listing. We want to keep a short gap between our NFTs and the game, so that the token adoption is there from the beginning.
In Q4 ’23, V2 of our game, Explore mode will go into public beta. Explore mode will involve exploring different planets in the Nubera galaxy and interacting with other userrs.
During H1 ’24, we’ll focus on PvP tournaments while V3 of four game — Story mode (which means a fixed set of missions) and expansion pack will happen during H2 ‘24.
During Q2 ’25, we plan to fully release the game on PC and then adapt it for Xbox and Playstation by Q4 ’25. In between, there’ll be lots of work on team expansion, DAO governance and game publisher partnerships.
By Q4 ’25, we’ll be able to start work on a mobile title and do all the business planning and pre-production work for it. I imagine that it will be different to the PC/Console title. Example: Call of Duty on mobile is so different from PC/Console. Graphics quality, up-front cost to play vs Free-to-play and so many differences exist for the franchise. Mobile gamers is a different audience (Animera team plays on all though hahaha)
The main reason for starting with PC is because 74% of MMORPGs are played on PC, 14% on PS and another 10% on Xbox. However, this could change as mobile gaming advances.
Bà Tân | : Great answers!
Bà Tân | : Thank you for your efforts and time ���
Bà Tân | : Alright, Session 1 has finished perfectly. Appreciate your detailed responses @AdilSFA ���
Bà Tân | : End of session 1
Bà Tân | : We’ll move on to session 2
Bà Tân | : Session 2: Free Asking (will choose 5 question)
Bà Tân | : Thanks for the questions from the community.
Bà Tân | : Now let’s give our dear guest @AdilSFA some time to go through them.
Q1.What is your main focus right now, are you focusing on community or market / exchange or products and how can we enjoy?Please sir?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : As founders, we need to be juggling focus between everthing, market, community, product. However, community is super important. A game without gamers is just code collecting dust. Marketing and standing out among games is also a task , and that’s our team will excel because we understand what actual gamers need from a sci-fi game + market it.
Bull or bear market, gamers will continue gaming. So, we’re not worried at all. We’ve built and will continue building, regardless of the market.
wow, that’s a lot of questions. I’ll try to go through all and answer the most commonly asked ones. Thanks.
Q2. What “Animeragame” revenue model? In which ways do you generate revenue/profit ? So many projects just like to speak about the “long term vision and mission” but what are your short terms objectives? What are you focusing right now?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Ok. Good question. Answering this now.
Our revenue model focuses on first pushing for user acquisition and then allowing them to spend. We understand that 77% of gaming revenue is generated through in-game transactions, what we can in the industry, micro-transactions and so, we will first get the user interested in the game through gameplay, story, graphics and then when they’re ready to make a purchase, we let them.
Getting web2 gamers mean users can purchase assets in FIAT/crypto and we will them choice to buy in-game without leaving game. We’ll announce payment gateway partners that support this.
Our revenue will mainly come from upgrades (ship / weapons / armor etc) and then from skins , lootboxes followed by guilds as well.
Essentially, we’re taking everything that’s worked well in web2 and letting web3 gamers be rewarded as well. Users who will get rewarded will be able to competitvely play and win + loyal game players.
Q3. As we know Scalability is a major problems in most of Blockchains & Dapps. So, How Your Project solves Scalability problems and allows Dapps a great scalability?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Sure, will answer this.
Good question. Network congestion is a issue in blockchains. ImmutableX is the perfect answer to this question. It’s a Layer2 solution built on Ethereum, which means it is backed by Ethereum’s core security. At the same time, as a ZK rollup tech, it allows for 9,000 Transactions Per Second already and is the way to go for web3 gamers. Along with high TPS, it also has a zero gas fee model for gamers — which means that we’re in the right place to benefit from IMX scalability solutions — built on top of StarkWare.
Q4. Do the token holders have right to participate in the governance of the project? On what kind of decisions can they vote on about the project?Do the token holders have right to participate in the governance of the project? On what kind of decisions can they vote on about the project?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Yes, let me answer this one
One of the core values of a web3 project is that the audience has much more say in the project. They have become a main stakeholder in the web3 creator economy. This is soooo different from the web2 gaming model where users have no say. Only time that game studios listen to gamers is after a backlash…
So, yes — token holders will get DAO rights to help shape the project. We want to be clear that voting proposals will help decide the direction and features etc and then the product team can build timelines around it. It’s a win-win situation where the core believers in the project are able to decide how to guide a project.
Q5. How has the experience and background of your team been effective in the success of your project so far and how do you aim to revolutionize the field of blockchain and NFT?
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Let me answer this
The team is the fundamental pillar that decides the success or failure of the project. In the intro, I already mentioned about Thomas/my background from web2 gaming. Even the wider team has been hand-picked having worked on AAA titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Titanfall, Crysis among other sci-fi titles.
The entire team understands the vision and is committed to delivering this game changer MMORPG , SFA — which will lead web3 gaming to mainstream audiences.
Even our advisors come from experience at Gameloft, EA, Nvidia etc.
Basically, we’re all gamers who enjoy building something from the start to finish! ���������
Bà Tân | : Congratulations to the winners of session 2.
Bà Tân | : Thanks for the useful information from @AdilSFA
Adil Khan | Founder — Search for Animera : Cảm ơn bạn đã tham dự AMA này. Hãy kiểm tra SFA trên mạng xã hội:
Bà Tân | : IM Community, if you would like to know more about Animera ! here are some useful links for you:
Official Website: https://www.animera.world
Bà Tân | : Allright, I declare the Im Community AMA with Animera has ended.
Thanks to @AdilSFA | Animera joined us and provided us with Animera information, we hope that this knowledge makes us understand more about https://www.animera.world/blogs
To the members, thank you for following this event to the end. winners will be announced soon.
Ahrix : Thanks @AdilSFA for joining the AMA today. Have a good day.
Thanks , everyone! Thanks for hosting Animera here. Loved answering the questions. Do checkout our Discord,,,new info is being revealed quickly and you’d want to join the server soon…!