When I first stumbled upon EverDragons, I was immediately captivated by the art. It’s without questions one of the more stunning crypto games hitting the market. And on top of that, it involves dragons; need I say more?
I had the unique opportunity to connect with the team at EverDragons and learn more about their unique perspective, their innovative project, and the path ahead of them.
Can you tell me a bit of background about you and your team? What inspired you to get into blockchain / crypto games?
Our core team is made up of four people. We all have very different backgrounds and skill sets, which make us a fantastic working group.
Patrick is our CEO. He has a never ending supply of creative ideas and is excellent at keeping the team focused and motivated, even if the days are long. He counts more than 10 years of project management experience in various industries.
Marc is our development lead, with more than 15 years of professional experience. I point out professional because he has been programming since he was a kid! He makes the Everdragon dreams a reality.
Ruben is our fantastic artist, or as we call him, the father of Dragons. He has worked with great names such as Disney, DC, Marvel etc. and provides the project with super creative dragon designs.
I (Jacqueline) am in charge of market research and I am also the social media lead. I handle the communication platforms, meaning if you interact with Everdragons on social media, it’s probably me you’re talking to!
We all started out as crypto enthusiasts, excited about the future of blockchain technology. Whilst it has a long way to go in functionality purposes, it is our mission to utilize it for one of our most basic needs: Entertainment! Furthermore at this point, we think it is essential to make blockchain more accessible to everyone, after all, we learn through play.
Tell me about how the vision for Everdragons came about. What inspired you to make a game like this?
With the introduction of the ERC-721 token we were excited about the possibility for crypto collectibles. We came up with the idea of using Dragons as we thought they are appealing to so many and they allowed our artist to be super creative. However we didn’t just want to create collectibles, we wanted to breathe life into these mythical creatures. We did this by connecting them to our physical world, allowing them to participate in games and even earn their owners real Ether.
What is the basic gameplay, story, and marketplace of Everdragons? How does the game and marketplace work?
Everdragons live on the blockchain and roam the ever expanding decentralized network. They are individually unique, powered by Mana and are looking for their owners.
Everdragons will hold different values to different users, due to their varying unique qualities. This makes for interesting Trading. You can buy them, trade them or keep them forever. You can buy newly spawned Everdragons directly from the DApp or buy Everdragons other users put up for sale. All Everdragons will be listed on the Marketplace and sold using a reverse auction system.
An important factor for the value of a collectible is its scarcity. To support a stable and slightly increasing value, the number of Everdragons is controlled by our Scarcity Control Algorithm. Depending on the demand for Everdragons on the trading platform, this algorithm will adjust the number of newly spawned Everdragons.
When you’ve found your Everdragons of choice, you can put them forward to compete in the Everdragon Games, including fire breathing contests, races, quests, etc.. By winning games you can earn Ether.
Everdragons are driven by Mana. Each Everdragon is allocated a number, which is embedded in their DNA. This number determines the source of Mana for the Everdragons in each game.
For example: In a game based on the course of cryptocurrencies, this Mana number determines which cryptocurrency each Everdragon is connected to and therefore dictates its performance in this game. In a game based on a sporting event, this Mana number determines which team/athlete each Everdragon is associated with. The performance of the team/athlete then dictates the performance of the Everdragon in this game.
The betting portal is a way to win Ether with Everdragons. You don’t need to own an Everdragon to place a bet. Choose a game, place a bet on the right Everdragon and win Ether! It is a fun, transparent and safe way of betting on the outcome of real life events. There’s no middle man as the transactions are handled publicly and trustless on the blockchain.
What are some of the barriers you see ahead for your project and Crypto Games in general?
We have a great concept, a fantastic development and an amazing, hardworking team. We have only had positive feedback so far and we know we are on the right track in producing a blockchain game with fresh ideas that people won’t get bored of. However there are so many blockchain games hitting the market almost daily that many of them will get lost in the wave.
Furthermore, the problems with the scalability of the Ethereum blockchain still heavily effects blockchain games but we are sure this won’t be a problem in the long term. Scalability is at the top of the Ethereum agenda.
Tell me about your perspective on blockchain technology and games in general. Where is this all going? and why is it important to you?
I think in the future, blockchain will be as common as apps and the internet is today. For games it will play a major role as game assets will truly be owned by the user and not reduced to single servers, providers or indeed game titles. Similarly games will play a major role in blockchain technology as games have always pushed the boundaries of technology. And of course, games are making the blockchain more accessible and understandable to the public.
What is your roadmap, and what plans do you have for the future for your team and your project?
Everdragons as we are presenting it right now is just the start for this project. We have many plans to enhance the game and continually develop and expand the platform.
Our roadmap can be found on our website.
Any key dates or milestones coming up that you would like to share? Any announcements coming up?
On April 18th we will be having the Everdragon Egg pre-sale. We are calling it our IDO – Initial Dragon Offering 😉 Everdragon Eggs will go on sale at a cheaper price than the Everdragons will in June. Once the trading platform goes live, the eggs will hatch into Everdragons.
Users will get a Promo Code which can provide discount for others and return an Ether bonus to the owner of the code. This is one of the first ways to earn Ether with Everdragons. And as you can see by the roadmap, it’s going to be a busy 2018!
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