Dev Blog #24

Dev Blog Summary

a) Game and Web 3 Development

  • New game version released yesterday (14th of May) with the addition of custom room feature, this along with the improved spectator function will allow us to conduct tournaments in the future
  • Since the last update, 2 of the 9 pending sub-tasks which enable P2E are completed and in testing phase with Open Beta, everything is on schedule and Task 6 (New forging contract to allow for non-genesis weapons) is actually well ahead of schedule and in review already with original ETA 10th of June

b) Business Development & Marketing

  • New website is now live at www.galaxyfightclub.com, this site is a work-in-progress and will continue to be built out with more features including dedicated pages/widgets to buy GCOIN seamlessly as well as learn more about the GFC Universe, a team page is also being worked on to provide more behind-the-scenes info/footage
  • Other than our website, our new trailer has also been released! This is a trailer months in the making and you can watch it on our new website or on our YouTube channel
  • Got a spotlight feature in Cointelegraph’s Quarterly GameFi report, we are incredibly proud of this as it is an acknowledgement of our achievements in the P2E space and cements our position in this space along with other brands like Sandbox, Immutable and Animoca Brands
  • Close collaboration with Ramo and project Habibiz, which will grant additional perks to our community and especially Battle Pass holders
  • GFC is going to be at Veecon and NFT NYC with a full blown Yacht Party! True to our mission, this will be a cross-IP party with other projects joining as well as our favorite DJ Tropix onboard, more details will be shared soon

c) Community

  • Limited slots left for our Qualifier Tournament, don’t forget to sign-up before registration closes on May 18 at 9 PM EST 👉 https://bit.ly/3knCY5P

A: Game and Web 3 Development

GAME

A new game version has been released, visit the links below to update/download the latest versions:

iOS App Store (Apple): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/galaxy-fight-club/id159580738

-Google Play Store (Android) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GMIEntertainment.GalaxyFightClub

The biggest update in this version is the additional of the custom game mode which has been the focus this past week, this feature will enable our tournaments later next week with the help of the spectator function (also new feature).

Custom room function

Some other updates include:

  • Invincible state from respawn can now block all damage 100% for 3 seconds but can still be affected by stun, slow and other effects
  • Buffed stats by Arlen from the Illuvium collection
  • Spectator camera improvement to get ready for tournaments

We also fixed bugs such as:

  • Improved the physics on certain reflective/bouncing projectiles
  • Fixed and optimised the animation poses for certain weapons

WORKING TOWARDS P2E

As mentioned in the last update, there are 9 sub-tasks that we need to complete before we are ready to release P2E, if you want to be reminded of what these tasks are you can read up in last week’s Dev Blog:

Here is an update on these tasks:

Task 1: NFT auth API optimized and stress tested for heavy in-game use

  • Status: stress testing via Open Beta

The NFT auth API was optimized last week, and was implemented into our new game build. We had an incident where the API was behaving unexpectedly due to heavy traffic but the issue has been resolved, because of that we have also added in a refresh button which allows players to retry calling the NFT auth API manually in-game. With this change we aim to reduce the loading time before getting to the main game screen.

Task 2: Energy system for each NFT

  • Status: testing via Open Beta

This feature was added in last week as well, and it is already being used in the game currently. Although there isn’t any indicator for the player to see the energy system, we have logic in the Photon custom plugin that keeps track of this. What NFT the player is using, if at all, will determine their energy levels. High tier Galaxy Fighters will have more energy for example. Energy will be consumed every time a player enters to a match, if the player is using a partnered project NFT then the player is eligible to earn silver keys, if a Galaxy Fighter NFT then they are eligible to earn gold keys.

We are testing the new logic out with Open Beta and monitoring the system closely to see whether the expected earning is fair and if any configuration needs to be changed.

Task 3: Admin panel to monitor game activity and allow for team to ban players or stop players from earning key fragments

  • Status: In Progress
  • ETA: 13th of May → 18th of May

This item’s ETA is moved back by 5 days because of a bug that popped up since we recently decided to make a change to the logic of GCOIN yield 30 days max cap (this was described in our previous update, basically GCOIN accumulated will not be removed, only capped in the future if unclaimed for more than 30 days). Our backend devs spent time patching the bug, and that caused a delay in overall development progress, the new ETA is the 18th of May, the delay on this specific sub-task will not impact the expected ETA of P2E roll-out.

Task 4: Dashboard for key-fragments and keys

  • ETA: 20th of May

This item is expected to begin after the admin panel has been completed, so far there aren’t any foreseeable roadblocks and is expected to be ready in time.

Task 5: New loot box contract for key fragments

Developed in parallel with Task 6, status and ETA will be the same as below

Task 6: New forging contract to allow for non-genesis weapons

  • Status: In review and testing stage
  • ETA: 10th of June

Our smart contract devs have been incredibly efficient for the past 2 weeks, After multiple meetings internally for Dave to explain the logic behind the loot box and the forging contracts to the other devs we were able to put together new logic that would work with the new gold and silver keys very quickly, and have coded the logic ready for review.

The contracts are in review already, and test cases are being written for these contracts too. These will be deployed to Polygon Mumbai Testnet to be manually tested after the test cases are done for them.

Task 7: Allow Gen 2 training contract to take in non-genesis weapons

  • ETA: 17th of June

This item is expected to begin after the loot box and the forging contracts are completed, so far there aren’t any foreseeable roadblocks and is expected to be ready in time. Since the timeline has been moved up for those 2 contracts, it is likely that this item will be completed ahead of the deadline as well.

Task 8: Non-genesis weapon in game

  • ETA: 24th of June

Task 9: Game build with rewards in place

  • ETA: 15th of July

There are no updates for these 2 items currently, since both of them come after the previous items are completed.

OTHER ONGOING TASKS

Metadata API

We are either getting in touch with the other project to get their metadata/image, or we are scraping the metadata/images from IPFS or their public-facing API. This is a relatively time-consuming task since there are files for 20+ projects to gather.

NFT Authentication API updated for reNFT

The NFT auth API is now implemented with reNFT, which means that the API also knows and recognises the NFTs you rented through reNFT. Our game devs are expecting to finish the tournament mode feature on the game this week and start on reNFT implementation next week.

New Landing Page

We have finalized the look and feel of the new landing page, our frontend devs will push to have the new landing page live ahead of the bi-weekly report.

B: Business Development & Marketing

ASSET CREATION

New website is now live at www.galaxyfightclub.com, this site is a work-in-progress and will continue to be built out with more features including dedicated pages/widgets to buy GCOIN seamlessly as well as learn more about the GFC Universe, a team page is also being worked on to provide more behind-the-scenes info/footage

Creating high polygon (HD) version of our in-game characters is significant work by our dev team but over time we will be adding other models from other collections here.

This section currently display some in-game screenshots, this section will continue to be updated to other project related content especially video of IRL events and other behind-the-scenes footage on the project.

Other than our website, our new trailer has also been released! This is a trailer created by an award-winning creative content studio who also worked on other AAA game trailers including Brawl Stars, Valorant, Halo and more. This has been months in the making and we hope the community likes it, you can watch it on our new website or on our YouTube channel.

MARKETING

We kicked off the previous two weeks with a spotlight feature on Cointelegraph’s quarterly reports revolving around GameFi projects (with two full pages dedicated to our project!). We are incredibly proud of this as it is an acknowledgement of our achievements in the P2E space and cements our position in this space along with other brands like Sandbox, Immutable and Animoca Brands.

To check out the report, hit the following link — https://research.cointelegraph.com/reports/detail/cl2rhsepx0e2pufpddustnqua

We also had a very exciting Twitter Space with our partners over at Illuvium with some great conversations around Web2 brands entering the Web3 Space, P2E games, the future of intellectual property and much more!

To listen back to the recording, please use the following link -

Furthermore, we decided to work on a close collaboration with Ramo (https://twitter.com/NftRamo) and his project called Habibiz (https://opensea.io/collection/thehabibiz). We acquired a Royal Habibi and will use the perks to give additional perks to our community.

Of course, the Habibiz will also be implemented into GFC. We just finished one of their in-game models and are excited to see the Habibiz enter the colosseum.

As far as real life events are concerned, we decided to be present at both VeeCon and NFTNYC. Yas will be sharing an announcement for any of the community members present at VeeCon to meet up.

For NFTNYC, we decided to go big and host a full blown Yacht Party.

But of course, the GFC fam won’t be partying by themselves! Even for our IRL events, we want to stay true to our mission — cross-IP, which is why we have invited several partners to join us for an exciting evening on the yacht. As far as the music is concerned, we obviously had to get our favorite NFT-DJ on board: Tropix.

More information, guests and other details will be shared in the coming weeks leading up to NFTNYC.

Quick reminder to the winners of the Karafuru & LLamascape whitelist giveaways — make sure to stay up to date with the details shared in the dedicated channels on Discord to not miss out on the mint! If you have any questions, please reach out to MrJan or Yas.

CONTENT

During our first week with our new Director of Content, we have implemented a new strategy around how we are releasing and creating content to further the IP of GFC . Playing into the lore of GFC, we will be experimenting with various different aspects of bringing to life our story and the ever growing universe of Bruna 8.

In addition, we are currently fine-tuning our creative direction to create a cohesive stream of content of the highest quality.

To further scale our content department, we are currently interviewing 10+ Designers/Illustrators to onboard 3 additional staff members to help build out the Universe.

Looking to hire:

  • Game Environment Illustrator
  • Character/Weapons Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator

With the many athletes and KOL’s that are soon to be on-boarded, we are currently building a lifestyle vertical called “30 Minutes on Bruna 8” that will breathe a new life into the existing ecosystem of content that is being created. This new vertical of lifestyle content will create a completely new vertical within our ecosystem of content and will play hand-in-hand with the new members to join the GFC Family.

From the previous AMA, our community has asked if we could start streaming on Twitch and showcasing GFC. We have heard the input and are currently in the process of creating Twitch Templates that will be finalized within the week. We are excited to pilot a new activation of community events through the Twitch vertical and are so excited to activate this.

C: Community

QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT

🚨LAST CHANCE!🚨

Limited slots left, sign-up before registration closes on May 18 at 9 PM EST 👉 https://bit.ly/3knCY5P

GIVEAWAY AND COMMUNITY COMPETITIONS

“So it is May, when many May blossoms may blossom!” Best quote of the year? I would like to think so. Now, what is better than giving away a Genesis Fighter? Giving away TWO genesis fighters!

Handing the Fighters out this month will be straightforward — a good old giveaway! How to become eligible is perhaps a little bit less straightforward. To make it easier, here is a recap of the giveaway announcement:

  • Need a May(be a) winner role to participate — through Discord events (incl. poker, trivia, GFC gameplay …)
  • 7 extra entries for each Card Shark, Got Brains, Battle Tested or Royal Rumble role you hold
  • 3 extra entries for having the Battle Pass Owners or Doctore role
  • 2 extra entries for having the Arms Dealer role
  • 1 extra entry for having the Galaxy Fighter role

And the beautiful thing is that all roles stack! Technically you could end up with 38 entries!

So far we’ve had:

• Three poker tournament winners. Big ups to Rijukite#9162, MrLama#7231 and Enzo#3603 for walking away with some BYOPills and the Card Shark role!

• Two rounds of Trivia where VoodooMagic#6678, littleNFooT#8764 and Sarkasmus {Elusive}#7279 (overall winner) emerged victorious & won BYOPills and the Got Brains role

  • Two sessions of constant GFC gameplay — Congrats Amity#8073 and Robot Zai (wherever and whoever you are)

some games that were super close

some that were rather one-sided

Oh and on top of ALL of that, our comic book cover that the Battle Pass owners voted on is making great progress!

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