AMA RECAP: Bluzelle x G. Crypto Community
On June 9, our CEO/Co-Founder, Pavel Bains, joined a AMA session with G. Crypto Community and shared valuable insights into the Bluzelle Network, GAMMA4 game progression, and more.
Here's a quick recap of the session if you missed it!
Suzy G.Crypto: Can you introduce yourself to the Generation Crypto community and throw some light on your background?
Pavel: Sure. I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Bluzelle. Bluzelle is the GameFi for the Cosmos. Before crypto, I was in video games. I worked in various roles from Studio GM, M&A, Licensing, Finance, and Business Development. I worked with Disney, EA, Activision, Microsoft, and Nintendo. In 2016 I went FT crypto. And have been building and investing since.
Suzy G.Crypto: What are some of the fantastic features that Games on Bluzelle will get?
Pavel: To onboard the next billion users to crypto, we believe gaming can play a major role. But games have to be fun, safe, and fast. Bluzelle can offer all of that.
We provide a decentralized storage layer that will protect your NFTs and game assets
We can do 10K TPS and very low rates
We can offer full Defi features into your game (lending, staking, borrowing)
We can launch game tokens and manage it all
Connect to various system partners also on Cosmos
Suzy G.Crypto: Can you tell us more about GAMMA4, what makes it stand out more than any other projects in the same direction, and how can players get started?
Pavel: GAMMA 4 is our own game developed in-house at Bluzelle. Since we came from games we figured we can deliver a great experience not just for players but also to show off our features.
It's a space epic game where 5 races battle against each other for control of the Elementi - a powerful force. It's a card-based action game, similar to Epic 7.
Because of the gameplay and dynamics, it's much different from other games out now. Plus it's made by a high-quality team.
In the game, you can genetically breed characters and produce Mutants (like my pic). Collecting NFT cards for trading and breeding is a major component. Hold on, let me show you Epic 7:
And here are some character images
Suzy G.Crypto: What is Bluzelle R2? We would love to know more about it?
Pavel: Bluzelle R2 is our storage layer. It stands for Reliability and Redundancy. And what it does is take IPFS and add steroids to it.
Right now IPFS says it's decentralized which is true. All the nodes are that. But when you store something, it is only on one node. So if that node is compromised it may not be reliable.
What Bluzelle R2 does is allow projects to store on IPFS but then get it automatically backed up on Bluzelle's numerous nodes. This makes sure the files are always available. This is something a lot of projects have discovered on IPFS
Suzy G.Crypto: When is Bluzelle upgrade to Stargate planned? What can the community expect from this upgrade?
Pavel: Great question. Stargate is the latest version of Cosmos. Currently, we have upgraded on Testnet and currently working towards mainnet. We expect that to be done by the end of the month. With this upgrade, our blockchain will be able to:
be interoperable with any other blockchain on Cosmos
add in all-new features to our GameFi chain like Defi, NFT minting, and more
This is a massive move as all other Cosmos blockchains can also easily work with Bluzelle and its games.
Q. Are you a global project or a local project? At present, which market are you focused on, or is it focused on building and growing to gain customers, users, and partners?
Pavel: Games are global so we target a global base. We also chose Gamma 4 as a name for the first game as it can easily be said in any language.
Q. Hello @pavelbains What is your strongest advantage that you think will make your team leading the market?
Pavel: We are experienced in both gaming, running companies, and crypto. And have the battle scars to prove it. 👊
Q. Hello @pavelbains Many projects have problems with UI / UX and this one turns off new users. How do you plan to improve the interaction with new users and with users outside the crypto space?
Pavel: We use the Keplr wallet which is like Metamask but with more features and the ability to work with any of the Cosmos chains. This makes it easy to attract new users.
Q. Hello @pavelbains Do you guys feel satisfied by seeing your progress and achievements till now, when you look back to the day when you have started this project?
Pavel: Yes and no. We did survive the last bear market where most didn't. We did deliver but I think we might have been slower than we wanted to be. There were a lot of unknowns and R&D and problems. But I do believe that we are past the R&D phase and what we've been doing in 2022 has been very good.
Q. Hello @pavelbains What are the benefits of holding your token as long-term investment? Can you tell us about the motivation and benefits for investors to keep your token in the long run?
Pavel: 1. We are in a bear market and you want to go with the projects that survived the last bear market and have the experience to do it again. We fit that.
2. If you believe new people need to come to crypto, then you realize we need better products. Gaming is a good one. And new people coming in will be turned off by high ETH fees. They will want faster products that are cheap. We fit that.
Q. After playing the game for a while and getting bored of all the characters in the game, will it be possible to clone or crossbreed the characters to get a better offspring? If yes, how do we go about it? What are the requirements for a successful character clone in the game?
Pavel: Yes cross-breeding will happen with our cards. There will be a lot of fun in that. We can't go into the details yet.
Q. Attracting new users and players to the game is critical. There is also a large gaming audience unfamiliar with the crypto and blockchain industries. What marketing strategy do you have to get more users who stick with the project for a long time and real gamers
Pavel: First we will focus on all the people in the Cosmos ecosystem. Right now outside of Ethereum, Solana and Cosmos have the most developers and products being used. We will first tap into that group to come and play and support Cosmos projects. As you know, early adopters can make a big difference.
Q. For any blockchain token to be truly successful, it must have real utility. So what uses and functions does your token have, and what roles will it play in the Bluzelle Ecosystem?
Pavel: BLZ is needed for all the transactions done on our chain, BluzelleNet. This is for storing data and managing transactions for the game tokens on Bluzelle. So there are gas fees and validator/staker rewards in BLZ.
Q. How do you differentiate Bluzelle from other blockchain projects that focus on scalable solutions, especially the Ethereum Network with the upgrade to ETH 2.0, what can help them scale the network in a way? significantly ...
Pavel: Instead of trying to build everything, we can leverage everything on Cosmos (Akash, Osmosis, Kava, Juno, and more)
Q. Can you tell us about the Character Stats in the game? What are some of the features each character will have? And How can we enhance our characters in the game? Will character enhancement be available in all the game versions or only limited to PVE mode?
Q1 - Not finalized yet
Q2 - You can enhance through purchasing Elementi cards and cross-breeding. And it will be available on all versions.
Q. Can you explain about your Game progression, How many characters are there and their character design etc.
Pavel: The core progression of the game will have 4 major steps:
Collect Elementi - Players can use IP tokens to get Elementi from the shop/gacha or get it through the marketplace
Breed Elementi - Players will use IP/BLZ tokens to breed 2 Elemeti and get offspring as the result.
Collect characters - Players can use IP tokens to get Characters from Gacha/Shop.
Character enhancement - Players will use characters through PVE to increase character levels and stats.
Equip Elementi to character - Players will need to equip Elementis to their characters to go to battles. [Could Have] Players don’t need to equip Elementi to characters to go to battle.
Q. 🔴According to with what I've seen about Gramma 4 there exist different character races:
Can you give us a little description of these different classes?
Q. In your whitepaper, you mentioned Card NFT and Elementi NFT? What is the difference between them?
Pavel: Cards are based on the characters races. Elementi is based on the powers of the different Elementi and what they can give to each character.