Froyo Games— Telegram AMA — January 11
On Tuesday, January 11, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
We asked him questions about the development of Froyo Games.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
Earn, trade, stake, farm and swap your game assets the way you want with Froyo games. Froyogames is a metaverse that lets you truly decide how you want to play. This is for all the gamers out there no matter who you are, whether you’re a newbie or a whale.
Froyo Games aims to not just create a platform but also will play an active role in the development and curation of gaming content on the platform, the upkeep of the codebase, and the development of new exciting ways to implement gamified finance into existing or new games, via a mixture of inhouse development or co-development with their strategic partners, who are experienced and successful game development studios.
With a network of over 500 game dev talents worldwide covering 350+ game titles with over 360 million downloads, Froyogames is enabling the inclusion of blockchain technologies with an accessible ecosystem to any game developers who want to build on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, granting them access to their user base and tools when they launch their games on Froyo Games.
It’s a platform that sets its foundations deep in blockchain technology to give gamers unprecedented control over the games they play. You are in control of your hard earned assets. You get to decide what to do with them.Game developers from indie designers to AAA game studios can take advantage of the Froyo Games platform using their SDK and digital asset dashboards. Incorporate blockchain mechanics and NFTs into your games effortlessly — without having to go back to school.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Froyo is backed by many big VCs but the team is anonymous. What’s the reason behind this and do you plan to go public in the future?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Aha yes, we don’t have plans on going public yet
We believe in making our work speak for itself. We’ve always worked behind the scenes as game makers, it’s just how we are. We’re not celebrities, influencers or anything like that, just humble game makers who want to build a better future for gamers. We’re not here to get famous.
We have the support of some great capital funds on this endeavor. We had secured a $1.6M strategic funding from Animoca Brands who is our lead investors along with other industry leaders which include Spartan Group, GBV Capital, BTC12 Capital, Mirana Ventures, Avocado Guild, Hooga Gaming, Genblock Capital, Icetea Labs, Gamefi, Bigcoin Capital, Gate Labs, Newman Capital, and KOI Capital. Our strategic investors bring in a wide array of values from game economics design, community building, marketing, and various advisory works among many others.
About Froyo Games
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What is the Froyo Games project about?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: For starters, Froyo Games is a game platform for blockchain and metaverse gaming. Think of it as Steam or Epic Games for the blockchain.
When we look at the world of blockchain gaming today so many games are like little islands — stranded out in a wide ocean of blockchain Dapps. On their own, they’re lots of fun but outside of that, their digital assets don’t have much utility.
Froyo Games is more than a platform. It’s also a metaverse where these digital assets come to life like never before, in an interconnected world of blockchain gaming. Our Froyo Marketplace is where players can trade and sell their hard-earned assets from in-game tokens to NFTs.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: For someone hearing of Froyo for the first time, where are you going to get your games?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: We have strategic developers whom we are working closely with to bring their games to the blockchain — so we won’t just have games on our platform, but games that already have a player base!
Aside from this Froyo welcomes developers too.
We love our fellow game developers and as game makers ourselves, we know what developers want. That’s why we will be releasing an SDK that any game developer will be able to comfortably use from the independent developer all the way up to AAA game studios.
This will allow them to integrate the blockchain and Froyo platform into their games with little friction and no need to go back to school to learn another programming language.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Do you plan to add more chains besides BSC and Ethereum?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Not at the moment. We are looking to expand to more EVM compatible chains after ETH and BSC, but not anytime soon.
We get this question a lot from the Solana and Tezos fans too, that would probably come later. One step at a time, everyone :)
Q — Twitter user @C7E_3: Froyo says that there is controversy around NFTs and cryptocurrencies, especially among gamers: “We want to create positive change and show the world that cryptocurrencies are truly a revolution in this space.” Does this mean that your NFTs go beyond a game integration in Froyo?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Crypto, NFTs, blockchain are all controversial buzzwords by people who don’t understand them properly, I’m sure many of you have seen such things happen. We believe in good education and that actions speak louder than words. NFTs will be more than just in-game items in Froyo. We will have limited edition NFTs with designs from popular celebrity artists, e-Sports brands and influencers. There’s so many possibilities and we’re continuing to discover new and amazing ways to use this tech. We educate, onboard and inform, then we make sure that we follow through with our platform to deliver on our promises.
Q — Telegram user Loscar: You guys launched the creation of an SDK to benefit the work of game-level developers, and you mentioned some AAA games in an AMA. What benefits does this SDK provide for developers or how important is it for the operation of Froyo games? what do you mean by AAA games?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: AAA games are like big well-known video games with large studios and are typically big, open-world role-playing games and games that are sometimes featured in e-sports. Having blockchain mechanics in a game like that would be amazing. Not only would it onboard a massive number of gamers but also spread blockchain awareness even further. We are looking forward to working with the next big AAA game that wants to use blockchain tech!
Q — Telegram user 🌐Emmy 🔮: I’ve read that you can win prizes by collecting tickets. Are these tickets free? Or how can we buy it? Is there a ticket collection limit? What kind of prizes can we win?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: You’ve found the Froyo Gamebox! Yes, this is our mini-game platform where you can play casual games to earn tickets that you can then use to enter our raffles. You can win branded goodies and even special NFTs for games on the Froyo platform! Being a raffle means that any player, no matter how serious they are about the games, has a chance to win!
Q — Telegram user anisa fadilah: I saw that the froyo game supply token was 1,000,000,000. What actions or plans are in place to help increase the token price and make the project attractive to long-term investors? And does Froyo game have a token burning system? What are the benefits of long-term retention?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Yes. For starters, that’s one billion — we do not have any plans to burn tokens to increase value. That’s taking the easy way out. We are going to instead bring value to the $FROYO token through carefully crafted tokenomics and by giving value to our community. The token will be used for trading, in-game economics, play-to-earn rewards and also can be staked for a variety of rewards!
Q — Telegram user Space Dan: Can GameFi based social gaming platform Froyo increase user engagement, revenue sharing channels, brand image, and awareness? Does Froyo also welcome blockchain brands and projects to work with you and you can develop a high level of community building?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: This is one of the perks of working with Animoca Brands — brands will have a home in our platform where they can feature in limited-edition NFTs and experiences to help each other grow and spread awareness. The door is open to projects because this is how we help the platform thrive. Everyone wins. We have more games, our gamers get to try new experiences and investors have a new product to observe and invest in if they so choose to.
Q — Twitter user @damarysjosefin2: Froyo games announces that it has teamed up with the Mao Dao guild. Why did you decide to partner with Mao Dao? What benefits does Being associated with Mao Dao offer you? What advantages does Froyo Games have when considering that Mao Dao was responsible for incorporating more than 3,000 players into Axie Infinity there, which contributed to the success of the game?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Awesome. We’re partnered with not just Mao Dao but also the Good Games Guild — these are guilds who have players who are just waiting to hop on board the Froyo platform and play our games. We’re not launching just a platform, we’re launching a community with it too.
It’s not about what Mao Dao can offer us. It’s about what we both get. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Have you secured funding for this? And are you planning to do any future raises?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: The support has been overwhelming. Right now we’re focussing on our public sale.
Our proposal for an IFO on Pancakeswap was just accepted so if you voted for us, thank you so very much! You will be able to swap one week from now on the 18th of January, get ready for that!
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Is it late to participate if you didn’t vote. Will there be a whitelist? Or airdrops? A discount sale? A stealth mint?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: It’s just the beginning so don’t worry! Right now you can stake $CAKE on Pancakeswap but if that’s not your thing, there are still more opportunities.
Also, some people have asked us why no early sale or airdrop? Froyo Games is here to stay and is in the game industry for the long run. Many blockchain projects face the threat of a pump-and-dump by early investors who only participate in early sales just for the airdrop or cheap token sales only to be able to dump them later. At Froyo we want to focus on building for the long term, with a healthy ecosystem and economy. This begins with having the right mindset and supporters on board and not just random whales looking for the next quick buck.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Why do we need another game platform? We already have too many and heavyweights like Epic/EA/Ubisoft already have indicated that they want to implement NFTs into their games.
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: I asked myself this too. Computers have so little space now, I can understand how people feel. Some games can be over 100GB so we have to choose what we want to install on our computers
But Froyo is not just an app to download games. We are a full platform. We have it all. IGO Launchpad, NFT Marketplace, SDK, GameFi social marketing platform, and of course, high-quality games! We even have an NFT launchpad and best of all, we are chain agnostic on the two largest chains (Binance Smart Chain and Ethereum) so no one gets left out. We are going to be rooted in the blockchain, making it a fundamental part of our platform instead of a mere afterthought.
Q — Telegram user Antonio González: I understand that Froyo Games is like Steam and Epic Game but I would like to know what are the features with which they compare to these centralized platforms? What are their main differences? What value does blockchain space bring to your platform?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Centralisation has been the complacency that the gaming industry has gotten used to for so long. You don’t really own your game assets, they’re just on some database, which can be easily erased without your permission. At Froyo Games, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your items. We don’t just let you own your game items, we let you trade them on your terms and do what you want with them. Even Froyo Games cannot take them away as long as you hold your keys.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What important milestone does Froyo aim to achieve by the end of this year 2022? And what is the plan to make Froyo a successful project in 2022 and beyond?
A — Pochi from Froyo Games: Froyo Games may be new but at heart, we are passionate gamers. iCandy Interactive Limited (The largest gaming studio in South East Asia and Australia with more than 500 employees and launched more than 300+ games) is one of the most important strategic developers in our early stages. We will announce more strategic developers in the future.
As a game publisher and GameFi platform, we are a family and we want to help those who are new to the scene get their foothold with the tools that will make blockchain integration simple yet secure so that even the little developers and studios out there, from indie developers up to AAA studios can join this revolution.
Froyo Wizard, thanks for coming into our community, and taking the time to answer our questions. Do you have any final words for us? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley Commodore-Mensah from GAINS Associates
Sure! Here are our socials. We’re Froyo Games — Metaverse gaming by true game makers 2020 and 2021 may have been difficult but 2022 is going to be a great year. A great year for crypto, NFT, DeFi, GameFi, and for all of us. Thank you for your time today, GAINS!
Remember that when things get tough, we have each other. HODL on tight because that’s how WAGMI! — Froyo Wizard from Froyo Games