BSCDaily hosts Tanks! For Playing AMA Recap: #Tanks! For Playing#Gamefi #BSCDaily #BSC
BSC_Daily Admin: Hello and welcome, how are you today?
AA: I’m doing really well!
Jessica: We are going really well – our ICO is finishing in 1 day and 14 hours. Countdown is ON and very excited to be sharing our journey with all of you who have come to join us tonight.
BSC_Daily Admin: Happy to hear! Ready to start our AMA?
AA: Let’s go!
Q1: Could you please make a brief introduction, What is ‘Tanks! For Playing?’
Jessica: Tanks! For Playing is a Turn-Based Multiplayer Online Blockchain Game involving cooperation, coordination, planning, strategy and eventually betrayal. High reward tournaments set this game apart from others in the crypto game space. Players pay to play, funding the prize money. The last tank standing wins all – and winning is lucrative. As the game progresses, the pot grows as players can spend tokens to improve their chances, and the stakes get higher to create an exciting and addictive experience. The objective of the game is to destroy all the other tanks – but this objective is impossible without mobilising other players to take down common enemies. Communication, tactical planning, and strategic maneuvering to form and break alliances are key to coming out on top.
Tanks! can be played entirely on-chain (web3) or off-chain on a managed server (web2). Games can range in duration from a few hours (~6 hrs) to over the course of days or weeks. Multiplayer games have the potential to host up to 1000 participants, creating the potential for an irresistible cash prize for the winner.
Q2: I’ve seen you call what you do ‘Social Crypto Gaming’ – what is that?
Jessica: “Tanks! For Playing” aims to revolutionise the blockchain gaming space with a novel concept where gameplay is based around social connection and strategy that is fuelled by the ambition to win large cash prizes in tournaments. Many existing games focus on PvP or are enjoyed as solo journeys whereas Tanks! favours players who can form teams and work together.
‘Tanks! For Playing’ gameplay is simple and deterministic and so gameplay shifts the gear into teamwork, strategy and the threat of sabotage – an enthralling and addictive game that can be enjoyed across a broad demographic range.
Social experience is becoming increasingly digital. Tanks! For Playing will contribute to a gaming future that allows fun shared experiences online where people from all across the globe can gain a sense of community and strive towards a common goal. Utilising the blockchain we emphasise transparency and strive for seamless onboarding for newcomers. The future looks like many digital communities that connect people across the world, providing very little barrier to entry, to gaming, crypto and financial growth.
Q3: Can you tell us about the team and their experience with crypto projects?
Jessica: Aaron Alderman and Callan Bright have worked together since 2018 in a company which was acquired by BCG (Boston Consulting – A top Management Consulting firm). They both have extensive experience as data scientists and software engineers.
Aaron cut his teeth in the crypto space working for Carbon Social (crbn.social) this year as their principal architect/developer. The concept behind ‘Tanks! For Playing’ germinated in early August 2021 when Aaron came across a board game that would translate well to being able to be played fully on-chain.
With an aggressive and accelerated timeline in mind for development and release, Callan was brought on board to drive engineering and design, with Aaron focusing on management and operations. As an avid player of MMORPGs, Callan is passionate about in-game economies and is excited by the potential that DeFi will have on the space. Callan is a published author in the fields of complexity science and agent-based modeling.
Together Aaron, Callan, Jessica and Kyle are focused on removing barriers to entry into cryptocurrency by providing a community-driven and user-centric experience.
Since we hit soft-cap, we’ve hired two-game devs and two artists to accelerate the project. We are still looking for more talent to join us on our journey!
Q4: How is ‘Tanks! For Playing’ solving problems in the gaming space?
Jessica: An industry of 2.7 Billion players worldwide, all purchasing over $160 Billion of in-game items/assets/upgrades at year! By tokenizing these assets Blockchain Gaming will even the power balance between players and companies, bring true ownership and fuel communities that own and cherish their in-game assets and culture. This shift will dominate the gaming industry.
Gaming will be the next avenue for mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency however there are serious issues of usability which currently hamper mainstream uptake. Our long-term vision is to develop “Tanks! For Playing” to appeal to an audience of casual gamers who may not be crypto native. By focusing on usability issues in crypto and with the hook of an addictive and enthralling game, players can take their first steps into crypto. Before they know it – they will be one step away from jumping into PancakeSwap or playing with DeFi.
Q5: What makes ‘Tanks! For Playing’ different to other crypto gaming projects out there? What is your competitive advantage in the market?
Jessica: ‘Tanks! For Playing’ brings a number of different unique features to the crypto space.
Tanks! For Playing can be played fully on-chain! This brings a new level of transparency and decentralisation to gaming. We will be creating a “web2” version of the game so players can play off the blockchain for free to test the game out.
Tanks! For Playing aims to be a mainstream product with graphics on par with successful mobile phone games on google play or the Apple app store. Many crypto gaming projects either try to play in the AAA game space or have a “crypto” aesthetic – a result of a rushed or unplanned product.
The social aspectsd of the game are also unique in the crypto gaming space.
Our competitive advantage is our team – who have an ability to execute. We’ve gone from idea to whitepaper/game demo/website and token launch in the space of three months.
Q6: What is the TANKS token, how is it used in your ecosystem and why should I invest?
Jessica: Tanks! has a native game (utility) token TANKS.
The TANKS token is used to pay to enter games, pay to enter tournaments, paid as winnings, used as part of our upcoming NFT ecosystem and can be used for in-app purchases. The TANKS token will always be THE premium token in the “Tanks! for playing” ecosystem.
There is a limited supply (no new TANKS can be minted) of 1 billion (1 000 000 000) TANKS which exist on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon. AnySwap is used to bridge our token between these networks.
A proportion of revenue will be used to burn TANKS, ensuring that the token supply will be deflationary. In terms of token distribution:
55% of tokens are reserved for the ICO. Unsold tokens will be burned.
10% of tokens are reserved as locked liquidity for at least six months.
35% of tokens are team and operational tokens
The team and operational tokens are broken down as follows:
50% will be spent on marketing and tournaments
20% on Engineering, R&D
20% for Ongoing Expenses; and
10% reserved for contingencies
That is the lowdown on our tokenomics!
Q7: You are planning to launch on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon – do you have plans to launch on more chains in the future?
AA: Yes we do! We’d love to support more chains. It really comes down to the market demand. There are some engineering challenges but it only makes sense to do it if there are enough people in the ecosystem to warrant it.
Some other chains which we have looked into include Fantom, Solana and even Cardano. We like to push the boundaries of what is possible! Stay tuned.
For now we are happy launching on these chains – although realistically Ethereum won’t be used to play the game, it will be used as the “home” of the token.
We’ve experienced the best feedback from the BSC community – which is why we are here today!
Q8: What is the status of the project right now? Your roadmap only goes until March next year – what are your plans moving forward afterwards?
Jessica: We see “Tanks! For Playing” as a platform for experimenting with the concept of Social Crypto Gaming. As such, we plan on having game “seasons”, whereby we can experiment with different game modes or rules from season to season to see what works, what the community likes and what we should do less of. We want to experiment with play-to-earn models, pay-to-win and have an extensive NFT ecosystem.
By having relatively short seasons, we can keep the game fresh and sustain hype in the project. Players will keep coming back, knowing that if they do not like a particular game mode, their concerns will be heard and next season can be almost an entirely different game.
Q9: Where can we find out more about ‘Tanks! For Playing’ on social media?
Jessica: I am going to share our website and all of our social links, very much looking forward to seeing all of you on our Telegram and Discord chats!
🌎 Website: https://tanksforplaying.io
👉 Announcements (https://t.me/tanks4playing)
👉 Discussion (https://t.me/Tanks4PlayingPublic)
👉 Twitter (https://twitter.com/tanks4playing)
👉 Medium (https://tanksforplaying.medium.com/)
👉 Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/TanksForPlaying/)
👉 Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tanks4playing)
👉 Discord (https://discord.gg/3jE4tgN3qb)
BSC_Daily Admin: With this, we are now at the end of our AMA session with Tanks! For Playing.
Time for wrapping up, any last words you would like to say to our community?
AA: Thank you to BSC Daily for hosting our AMA. Thank you to the BSC community in general for being the most active and vibrant community out there. It’s such a great platform to be developing the next generation of games on!
Jessica: Thank you for having us! So many great questions it was very hard to choose just 5 to answer!
And thank you to everyone in the community for their interest and questions. The Binance Community have been strong supporters of our project! Looking forward to chatting with you all on Telegram!
BSC_Daily Admin: Thank you so much for spending time with our community & all the very best for Tanks! For Playing.