I welcome you on behalf of Crypto players India team, hope you will enjoy today’s AMA session.
Very excited to have you with us.😊
Please tell us about yourself and the team working on SolChicks?
As a quick introduction. My name is Perry — I lead the partnership side of things at SolChicks.
I started in the cryptocurrency space earlier this year — and I’m a massive fan of gaming and blockchain technology. The CEO of SolChicks’ is William Wu. He is a Wharton candidate and has worked in some of the most prestigious companies in the world like McKinsey in private equity. 🙂
We launched 10 weeks ago and were originally a team of 10 people (myself included). We have now grown and the team now comprises 70+ people across multiple divisions.
What is SolChicks? Please provide a detailed introduction.
SolChicks is an NFT-powered play-to-earn fantasy game on Solana. It combines all your favourite features from your favourite games including Diablo, League of Legends and Dota.
Players have rewarded $CHICKS and other valuable items when they win a game! There are various game modes and so there are so many ways to win.
Items that drop in-game can be traded in the in-game marketplace for $CHICKS and other in-game currencies. Some game modes include raids, tournaments, quests, bosses, PvP battles, Co-op battles. For more information on the game mechanics, check out our official paper here:
What make you different from other games? Also share your achievements.
In the blockchain space — I think it’s extremely advantageous that we are built on Solana. It’s a great foundation to build big, sustainable games the scale well. Compared to ETH and other blockchains, Solana has a higher TPS and better scalability. This already gives us a head start in the blockchain space. Building on that, we have designed our game to not only be FUN but also LUCRATIVE — targeting both casual players and grinders who grind to make money! We have done this by consulting some of the best game strategists in the world. Developers/strategists who brought you timeless classics like Maple Story, PubG, Dungeon Fighter and more. We truly differentiate ourselves through the quality of our work. We only launched 10 weeks ago and have released a game trailer, game demo and finalised our mechanics' paper. Our playable game demo just dropped. Play here: https://www.solchicks.io/
Our achievements so far? Over 20+ launchpads, 30+ VCs from seed round (18million+ in early investment), 2 minting rounds SOLD OUT, secured partnerships with blockchain leaders like ChainLink and Brave Browser. Considering we have only just launched 10 weeks ago — I think this is amazing. We have a dedicated team who have practical experience building big, sustainable businesses.
What are the benefits of holding $CHICKS tokens for long term? Also share your Roadmap.
So our full roadmap can be seen at the bottom of our website: https://www.solchicks.io/ $CHICKS IDO is at 2 pm UTC on November 26.
Pre-sale and registrations are open, more info here: https://www.solchicks.io/registration
So $CHICKS can be used in-game as a currency. You can use them to power up your chick and purchase rare and powerful items from the marketplace. $CHICKS can also be used to BREED SolChicks. If you have TWO SolChicks — you can use $CHICKS to breed them. This created a non-NFT SolChick which you can RENT out to other players. Players who rent out their SolChick NFT can unlock passive income opportunities. Since there is only a 10,000 supply of SolChicks. We have tried to make the game more accessible to players by allowing them to rent other people’s SolChick NFTs. $CHICKS token is our governance token and similarly to AXS of Axie, there will be a high demand for breeding of SolChicks.
Every game has its own set of in-game items. Due to centralization, players currently do not own their items and do not have the liberty to send, receive, or exchange them. What is #SOLCHICKS’s game element strategy for gaining access and unlocking these features?
Firstly — our game will have other in-game items like equipment and weapon NFTs (which will boost your stats!) These items can be traded in the in-game marketplace. Depending on your game progress and level, you can acquire items from loot rewards from quests, boss fights, PvP battles etc. There will also be exclusive events like tournaments, raids etc! And similar to CSGO, players can trade these weapon/skin/equipment NFTs in the in-game marketplace. Their value will fluctuate depending on a lot of factors (kind of like share trading lol!)
I see that “SolChicks” is a game set in the future, and has several game modes (PvP and P2E). Is it possible to play as multiplayer? Meaning, we can form groups with other players and fight the same battle not as enemies but as a team?
Another amazing question. I would love to talk more about our game modes. I think that’s the most interesting part about SolChicks (besides the various ways players can make money) So the answer is YES. Players can team up together to VS other players. You can do: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 5v5 (so far!) We will be reciprocating any feedback to our game devs once SolChick alpha launches. 🙂 So if you want something — please let us know! We have guilds and alliances in the game mechanics paper and we’re planning to allow users to play with their friends or parties. It’ll expand the P2E space since currently, it's only largely limited to single-player modes (1v1).
Do you plan to release the game on iOS / Android platforms?
The game is being built on Unity — which is an extremely versatile engine. Mobile is definitely on our minds but our priority right now is ensuring the game is balanced (steering away from play-to-win). Once the game is balanced including the play-to-earn mechanics, we can then consider porting to mobile. We understand where the question is coming from since many of our users are engaged in the P2E space using mobile phones, especially the “scholars” or those who are co-piloting NFTs! We are fully aware of everyone’s needs and will be addressing each of your needs in-game.
Are you planning to promote your project in countries / regions where English is not good? Do you have a local community for them to better understand your project?
We have multiple country heads to promote our game to non-English speakers. You can join our official TG chat here: https://t.me/solchicksNFT
And join other region-based groups from there if English is not your preferred language.
what is the background, of the your project, team do you think team’s qualifications, and experience, able to support the long-term development, of the project?
The CEO of the project is William Wu. He worked in private equity at some of the most prestigious companies in the world (like OakTree and McKinsey).
The team includes over 70+ people who are experts in various fields including marketing, strategy, community building and more.
In fact, you can see ALL the core team’s LinkedIn via the main webpage.
Could you update us what are your marketing plans ahead coming up and how can long term holders be benefitted from your project?
We are looking to target the NFT community and non-NFT users too. It’s important that we build up a healthy player ecosystem — so we have decided to partner with various guilds (to make our game more accessible) and target an audience that would translate into players! This means we’re in touch with a lot of streamers (on Twitch, Youtube) in the gaming industry and even influencers outside this space. The amount of people in the NFT space is negligible compared to the mass market.
We don’t want people just getting paid to give us a tweet or make a video. We’re looking at ways we can really activate and engage viewers through less traditional methods.
Such as various activation marketing tactics — like engaging activity-based YouTube Videos (like Mr Beast style!)
Benefits for long term holders?
- If you have 2 SolChick NFTs, you can BREED them and rent out these NFTs to other people to let them access the game. This unlocks passive income opportunities.
- Exciting benefits like airdrops!
Those are the two biggest incentives. There are so many more! I wish I had time to go through them all.
Can you list 1–3 killer features of this project that makes it ahead of its competitors? What is the competitive advantage your project has that you feel most confident about?
A lot of the time — what you will see is that a lot of players play play-to-earn blockchain games to make money only. Would they be playing that game if they couldn’t make any money from it?
We took a different approach to our game. Making it fun for CASUAL players. When we were designing the game mechanics, we looked away from the play-to-earn mechanics. Our first focus was making the game FUN. Crypto and blockchain is emerging space. We are here to stay. We want to build a big, sustainable and scalable game and it's important to implement features that retain players. I feel confident in our various game modes (raids, tournaments, PvP, PvE, quests etc!) We’re also going to have seasonal events (and seasonal skins, weapons etc to match)
I think compared to our competitors, we have a much larger edge being one of the first movers. In 10 weeks, we have a very SOLID playable game demo that has received so much positive feedback. We have made sure to consult game strategists and people who PLAY games to critique our game as well.
Did you consider community feedback/requests during the creation of your product in order to expand on fresh ideas for your project?
Always open to feedback. We consult both the community and experts in this industry (e-sports teams, competitive gamers, casual gamers and guilds!)
Feel free to shoot any ideas this way: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, we want to make a game that is FUN for the community (in order to retain players and attract new ones). We are always open to feedback and critiques.
What are the key milestones on your roadmap — both things you have already achieved and things that we can look forward to? Any partnerships and short/long term technical milestones that you want to talk about or bring some attention to????
- Token launch 26 November.
- Game launch Q4 2021 or Q1 2022.
- Expanding our team even further.
- Launching skin/weapon/equipment NFTs which can be purchased and used in-game.
Where i can get all the latest news about ? Do you have Twitter/Telegram/Discord community? If yes can you share the link here because there is a lot of fake telegram/twitter groups?
These are our official links: https://linktr.ee/SolChicksNFT
Marketplaces (to buy a SolChick): https://linktr.ee/SolChicksMint
Launchpads (over 22 total but links still being added): https://linktr.ee/SolChicksLaunchPads
The AMA recorded many great questions from the Crypto Players India community, as well as meticulous answers from our guest Perry from SolChicks. AMA Concluded at 7 pm IST.