BlockTalks x My Neighbor Alice AMA Transcript!
Hello! BlockTalkers & Blockchain Enthusiastic!
We recently hosted an AMA with My Neighbor Alice, on January 13th at 02.00 PM UTC. Many of you might have participated or many of not. But we make sure no one missed out from the knowledge shared by Anna Norrevik, CEO, Lenny Pettersson, CMO & Anastasia, Marketing Lead at My Neighbor Alice so here we are up with the AMA transcript, for those who missed the live session, this blog post will be a saver & feeder of knowledge for them.
Introduction Questions Asked By Team BlockTalks
Q1. Could you please introduce My Neighbor Alice to our community in layman’s term?
Ans — Since last autumn we’re working on a new big game, which has a greater scope than any of our previous titles, called My Neighbor Alice. My Neighbor Alice is a multiplayer builder game, where anyone can buy and own virtual islands, collect and build exciting items, and meet new friends. Inspired by successful games such as Animal Crossing, the game combines the best of the two worlds — a fun narrative for regular players who want to enjoy the gameplay experience as well as an ecosystem for players who want to collect and trade NFTs, even if they have no idea what an NFT is. Our goal is to make My Neighbor Alice not just a game for blockchain players. But a game to introduce blockchain to millions of players.
Q2. What are the advantages of My Neighbor Alice to other alternatives in the Blockchain field?
Ans —In my opinion, the primary aspect of MNA to make our project stand out from other blockchain gaming projects is our clear focus on a target group that doesn’t know blockchain already. It is a huge market and they would benefit from playing and spending time on games from which they can get rewards. We plan to make it easy, smooth and convenient for those players to start playing, getting into the game and enjoying it. When completing the first few introductory quests you’ll receive some free tokens to start with, so no need to have a crypto wallet already.
Another competitive advantage is our in-game NFT creator which will allow players to create their own customized NFTs with a predefined set of assets and textures. And later they can sell it to their friends or other players of the game.
Q3. What are the major milestones My Neighbor Alice achieved so far & what are in the future pipeline?
Ans — That´s a great question and a very important milestone was recently reached when we secured both financial support as well as strategic partners that will be of great importance for this project, Kyros Ventures (https://twitter.com/kyrosventures?lang=en) of course being one of them. That combined with our current team aboard makes us really excited about the future of this project. You can read more about it in the Announcement channel for My Neighbor Alice (https://t.me/AliceAnnouncements). From a marketing perspective I’m really excited for the early access release later this year when the game will be open to try for the public but there are many more milestones that will be reached and revealed before that so please stay tuned for more news:) https://t.me/AliceAnnouncements/7
Questions Asked on Twitter For My Neighbor Alice Team!
Q1. Can you share with us some of the closest milestones you want to achieve in early of 2021 or next year?
Ans — Our very first milestone is to release an early prototype of the game to investors who own the ALICE token, which will happen this month. After that we will work on our Multiplayer functionality and aim for an Early Access release during next summer. Our first 1.0 version of the game is planned to be in end of Q1/Q2 2022.
Q2. I tried to play the game to get a view but I noticed it leads to a youtube video of a prototype, I’m curious how soon would the gaming app/platform be launched? And how can we earn from playing the game? What are the financial aspect of MyNeighborAlice?
Ans —Speaker — 1 The public will be able to play the game in Early Access during the upcoming summer. Anastasia will elaborate more on the play-to-earn mechanics in the game.
Speaker 2 — I can add, from a developers perspective leading the design. Our goal is to constantly improve and work on the gameplay experience. The art will also constantly be worked on as we are leaving the earliest phases of development, and we’re eager to share our improvements continuously in our communities. The game has already had a facelift since our announcement of the game.
Speaker 3 — Thank you for your question! And for those who haven’t seen the trailer, here it is https://youtu.be/_iuiTosZsOU.
Anna has already mentioned on the release timeline above. 😊
In the game, not only can creators profit from their creations, players can play-to-earn by collecting resources, rewards, and tokens. By completing quests in the game, players could earn ALICE tokens. This design is to encourage everything and everybody involved in the community of The ALICE game is being rewarded for their participation.
Q3. I’ve seen this project took inspiration from building mechanics, farming and other activities from Minecraft, what will be the similarities with this big game?
Ans — The player will be able to freely decorate their land with assets they own on the blockchain. The landscape is procedurally generated. So with the building tools we are developing, it will let the user to freely create and form their plot to thier liking. All players are able to visit other people land, and perform activites or socialize on each others plots.
Q4. In how many ways or what are the ways your project generate revenue? What is the revenue model? How it can be beneficial for both investors and for project itself?
Ans — Token holders can participate in staking and earn rewards as a certain percentage of platform revenues will be given out as staking rewards. For instance, the gaming platform would have revenues from plot sales, asset sales, transaction fees etc. and that a fixed proportion would be distributed to the staking pool. NFTs will also have DeFi features such as collateralization and buybacks.
Further, By making the game accessible to millions of users we have a much bigger audience to introduce blockchain features to which is very exciting:)
Q5. How do we join the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, called the Community Council, to be able to vote and strategize? How will Community Council members use the game development proceeds?
Ans — ALICE token holders will be invited to join the Decentralised Autonomous Organization (DAO) called the Community Council. Players get to vote on important game proposals and issues, additional functionality, new NFTs and approving NFTs created by users with the help of an NFT creator. The inspiration for the Community Council was taken from real-world experience with liquid democracy being in the centre of the model.
The logic of in-game items will be defined in a free/libre/open-source game, running on-chain and being under the ultimate control of the players with the help of the DAO. Rich NFT DeFi functionalities.
Questions Asked by our BlockTalks Community Members during live Session to My Neighbor Alice Team!!
Q1. Is the First time that I know that a Crypto Game is gonna be released on STEAM, so can you give a date? Also the Game Will be free or Will be needed to pay to play?
Ans — We´re planning to release the game as early acces on STEAM in Q3. No, the game will have a free to play model but much more features will be unlocked with ALICE tokens.
Q2. What is your top 3 things for priorities in 2021? Could you share some plans for the upcoming year?
Ans —Our top three priorities for 2021 are: Achieving our development milestones (with early access in the summer), spreading the word about the Alice project to both our target group and crypto enthusiasts, as well as creating and implementing important partnerships for the project.
Q3. Gamers are usually very happy to play games & expect the rewards from adventure games like $Alice, so how do gamers get rewarded from the game My Neighbor Alice? Are there various ways to get rewarded from the My Neighbor Alice Game?
Ans — Hi! 👋 For new users we want to make sure it’s as seamless as possible to start playing the game. One feature we have is the “Creative Mode” in order for people to try the game’s mechanics without having to buy a plot etc. In addition, first time users will gain some Alice tokens and Alice welcome package for free so that they can get started quickly, and in order to make sure the plots are not all purchased immediately you’ll have to log in to the game three days in a row to claim the land which has previously then been reserved for you.
And of course all new users will get a warm welcome by Alice herself and will help onboard new players with fun quests to complete which will let them find out more about the game
More info you can find in Alice WP: http://bit.ly/AliceWP
Q4. How are you different from the game Minecraft.
Will we be able to walk the map all over the earth or will this process be a purely teleportation system between games? Will ALICE be such an open world?
Ans — Each plot are located in its own location or “Map”. The central place that is “open world”, is the town which is a central place for players to socialize and accept “favors” from NPCs. I would say the town is large enough for people to find some favorite views and places to have a picknick, but also do activties and events.
In order to reach others plots, you navigate by a central map that display the islands. Visually you hop on a boat that each owner of a plot have, with the boat you eventually reach others land. The youtube video we have live is very menu heavy. But in future updates the focus will be more central to your avatar. And you will navigate mainly by walking.
Q5. Can’t this game done without a token? What’s the main usage scenario of your token?
Ans — We hope that people who put effort, creativity and talent into our game will be able to also monetize their efforts in the end. The ALICE token is the native currency in the game. It allows token holders to play, invest and also be part of the game. There is a fixed supply of ALICE tokens. Token utilities includes:
Payments: ALICE is the game currency that players use to purchase assets and land in the game.
DeFi: Staking is a way to lend a currency, and receive interest in return. Token holders could participate in staking and earn rewards as a certain percentage of platform revenues will be given out as staking rewards. For instance, the gaming platform would have revenues from plot sales, asset sales, transaction fees etc. and that a fixed proportion would be distributed to the staking pool. NFTs will also have DeFi features such as collateralization and buybacks.
Governance: Owning Alice enables the player to participate in the governance process through a decentralized organisation, with proposals and voting structures. There are issues related to the platform operations and development that could be decided based on the preference of the token holders. In order to encourage users to participate in the voting process, there will also be rewards for voters.
Play to earn: There are a proportion of the tokens reserved for user incentives. By completing quests in the game, players could earn ALICE tokens. This design is to encourage user participation in the game and to maintain traction.
Q6. I think the design work of the graphics and the look of My Neighbor Alice is beautiful. Do you have an art team involved in the creation of your game’s images? Who makes up this team? Can an artist interested in joining the project contact you?
Ans — Thank you! As mentioned previously we are constantly giving the game’s graphic love and enhancements. We are both in-house artists and a few freelancers who have gone through art tests, to make sure they meet our requirements and are able to fully understand the art direction we are aiming for.