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Building for core, expanding via casual | The rise of Crypto Unicorns
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43:40In episode #132 Jon Jordan talks to Laguna Games' CEO Aron Beierschmitt about the first year of running its resource farming game Crypto Unicorns, including the launch of new more accessible mobile-first experiences such as Unicorn Party and the Fall Guys-esque Rainbow Rumble. Full article here 0:46 The first year of running Crypto Unicorns 2:00 Launching at the peak of the bull 4:00 We have runway until the end of 2024 6:21 The inspiration for those cute Crypto Unicorns 7:40 Why we pivoted from mobile F2P 10:40 We're seeing great success on Facebook marketing (c.5% CTR) 12:35 Average playtime is 1 hour a day across 5 sessions. DAU/MAU ratio is 67% 14:35 Success of the RBW marketplace for P2P trading: $10M in volume to-date from 2,300 MAUs 18:50 New game experiences in development 24:55 The transition to a non-profit org for the DAO, including the Crypto Unicorns' IP 27:08 New games in development -- Match-3 vs autobattler vote and Unicorn Party 30:12 Still uncertainty around app store distribution 31:24 Our focus has been to build extreme depth into our economy to monetize high LTV players 32:11 Our ARPU is +$400, our D7 retention is 75%, D180 is 38% 34:20 New game Rainbow Rumble -- Fall Guys with Unicorns 39:05 It's very hard to build a sustainable ecosystem in this space
BCGW #131 | Azra's Legions & Legends is a F2P mobile-first "web3-sensitive" game w/ Mark Otero
34:11In BCGW #131, Jon Jordan talks to Azra Games' CEO Mark Otero about Legions & Legends, his forthcoming 9th hero collection RPG; notably covering why Otero thinks blockchain and true ownership are important, and why he describes the game as being a "web3-sensitive" title, which will also have a "token of fun". 1:30 Legions & Legends will be your 9th RPG so what does blockchain add to the mix? 2:30 The value of true ownership of game assets 4:00 How can blockchain make the game experience stronger? 6:15 The influence of D&D in Mark's history 7:29 How blockchain plays into new features for collectible games 9:38 The vital important of camera system in a game with small and large characters 14:00 Why did you launch The Hopeful PFP collection? 16:33 Why Legions & Legends is a "web3-sensitive" game 18:50 We will never do anything within our game that corrupts the entertainment value 28:00 To-date we've seen some interesting but ultimately unsustainable business models 28:50 I think more people are now talking about fun in blockchain games 29:49 What are your thoughts about having an in-game token? 30:25 Explaining Legions & Legends' token of fun Read Jon's daily Substack at GamesTX.
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BCGW #130 | Building Serum City
37:36Jon Jordan talks to Lior.eth from Mutant Cartel and Alex Paley from Faraway Games on their collaboration Serum City, a forthcoming citybuilding game that uses both Bored and Mutant Apes and Mutant Cartel's own NFTs to create new narratives and experiences. We particularly discuss the concept and actualities of NFT interoperability.
BCGW #126 | Why Japanese game companies are going blockchain w/ Oasys
28:51Jon Jordan talks to Daiki Moriyama and Ryo Matsubara from Oasys about how the gaming blockchain is leveraging the growing interesting in web3 from Japanese game companies ranging from Sega and Square Enix to Gumi and Bandai Namco.