Announcement: David Atkinson Joins the Ember Sword Team

David Atkinson (pictured above) is stepping up to join the So Couch Studios team.

We’ve spent most of January working closely with our KYC / AML partners to prepare the Ember Sword PIXEL Token private pre-sale, but today, we have some great news to share with you and the rest of the community!

Please join us in welcoming David Atkinson — the newest member of the So Couch Studios family working on Ember Sword and the PIXEL economy.

Building any video game, not to mention an MMORPG with a huge player-driven economy, requires a well-thought-out economy design.

Balancing the Ember Sword Tokenomics

Pair that with a scarce ERC-20 Token used as the game’s premium currency and tokenization of the collectible cosmetic items found in-game, and you find yourself in the middle of an intricate economic balancing act.

And that’s exactly why David Atkinson initially joined as an advisor to our team at So Couch Studios in the fall of 2018.

With a strong background in economics and finance, David has been working closely with us on strategy, investments, the economic system, and currency design over the last couple of months.

But we’re about to take it one step further.

As we move into the next phase of developing Ember Sword, we are delighted to announce that David will be stepping up from his advisor role to join us on our journey as part of So Couch Studios, working with us to oversee and grow the Ember Sword economies.

David is well known in the crypto world for his role as part of the Holochain Executive team who raised 30,000 ETH in April 2018, as the co-founder of blockleaders, and as an advisor to multiple blockchain projects.

David will continue in these roles as well as joining us, and it is fantastic to finally have him as part of the So Couch Studios core team.


Why We’re Building Ember Sword

With Ember Sword, we’re building the next generation Free to Play MMORPG player experience — a re-thinking of what an MMORPG is and can be.

To us, blockchain represents the opportunity to forge an alternative path for games, moving away from predatory monetization and loot box gambling, towards a future where players have a permanent stake in their game world.

We believe that through tokenized ownership of items, it’s possible to create a fair and thriving no-pay-to-win gameplay environment where players have ownership and control and can securely trade cosmetics via a peer-to-peer marketplace, while still allowing game developers to monetize.

We believe in empowering artists to monetize their work, we believe in true ownership over digital items, and we believe in a persistent decentralized digital universe built by the players, with ultimate freedom and no borders.

And above all, we know that a great MMORPG starts with an excited community finally in control! We couldn’t be more excited for the future, and we hope you’ll join us on this journey!

Learn More About Ember Sword

The Ember Sword PIXEL token private presale is going on right now, with the public crowdsale taking place in Q2, 2019.

To participate in the private presale, contact us via our website or reach out directly to sune(at)socouch.com.

Learn more by reading the Business Pitch, and Games slides, or check out our Introduction to Ember Sword — the Blockchain MMORPG.

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