Planet Mojo — Telegram AMA — May 03
On Tuesday, May 03, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
Michael, Kendrea, and Ralph
We asked them questions about the development of Planet Mojo.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourselves. Is Planet Mojo your first crypto venture? It would be interesting to know about your exploits so far and how you ended up in crypto
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: My name is Mike Levine, I’m a 25+ year game industry veteran. I worked at LucasArts in the 90s, and since then have run my own companies doing a mix of our own projects, and service work.
We’ve worked with big companies like Hasbro and Pepsi and done our own games. Last year we made a VR game based on characters and a game I worked on at Lucas many years ago
As we were working on our last project, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!, a VR game, I caught wind of first NFTs and then blockchain games. Thus began a very deep dive into this space, which continues to this day. We believe blockchain games are the future of the games industry where players can truly own their digital assets and play a role in the future of the project.
I will let Kendrea and Ralph take over
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: Hello, I’m Ralph Gerth, Executive Director at Planet Mojo. I started working in game development with Mike at LucasArts back in the 90s. My background is in art but over the years my roles have included game design, programming, producer, and studio founder. When Mike showed me what he was building with Planet Mojo, I was immediately interested and joined the team.
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: My name is Kendrea and I’m the head of the community for Planet Mojo. I’m not a traditional gamer BUT I LOVE community and growing communities. I’m a Blockchain native and am excited to see how gaming intersects with blockchain! It's an amazing time and I’m glad to be building with the EXCITING project! I came in 2017 for BTC but stayed for ETH and EVERYTHING else in this wonderful space! Thank you!
About Planet Mojo
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Tell us more about the project. What is the PlanetMojo project about in a few simple sentences?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Planet Mojo is a blockchain gaming metaverse being built on Polygon by veterans from LucasArts, EA, Activision, and more, and backed by Animoca, Republic, Alameda, Spartan, and others. Players will compete with their customized teams in a suite of E-Sports PvP and Play-And-Earn games set inside a rich new alien world. Mojo Melee, our first title, will be an auto chess game reinvented for blockchain, allowing players to own their game characters (as NFTs) and play and earn in ongoing tournaments. In addition, we will launch our Biome (Land) gameplay at the same time.
To add, we have been proponents of “Play-AND-Earn” in this space since we launched. Now we are seeing Axie and many others get behind this important change to how we see this space evolving. We are all about “fun first” and we want to give everyone a chance to play our games and create an original, sustainable project that makes great games, but also has an impact on society and helps protect our environment in a small way. We hope by doing the latter other projects will follow our lead and we all together can make a massive impact!
Let me go over the biggest rewards for owning a Mojo and holding it
5 NFTs for the Price of One!
Mojo Wallet holders who have sprouted their Moj-Seed will be automatically airdropped 4 of our initial 6 Champions, randomly selected. Coming out before our game this summer! To be clear, for Minting ONE MOJO, you will be airdropped 4 FREE NFTS! and 5 NFTs for the price of One!
One Mojo One Tree!
Planet Mojo has partnered with a non-profit environmental charity dedicated to global reforestation. For each Mojo NFT purchased, Planet Mojo will donate 1 USD to One Tree Planet and their project. Mojo minters will choose where the new tree will be planted and Planet Mojo pays 100% of the donation costs.
Early Game & Tournament Access
Access to the private Early Access games launched this summer and our first ever tournament with a large rewards pool (details coming). With the Early Access version of our first game release coming this summer, our primary goal is to get our NFTs into the hands of real players as soon as we can. Those who purchase our initial NFTs will be able to help Planet Mojo balance and test. This will be an opportunity to provide the development team feedback that will be key to guiding the evolution and refinement of Planet Mojo.
Allowlisted for Biomes (Land)
Mojo Wallet holders who have sprouted their Moj-Seed will automatically be given access to our upcoming Biome sales.
and more but will stop here!
Q — Twitter user @TridevPramanic1: Web3 Game Planet Mojo — One Tree Planted With the NFT Launch, you can help reforest the world. As our time in virtual worlds and metaverses increases. How did you come up with the idea of using your game and NFTs to restore nature on the planet and build a sustainable future?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo:
To us, we wanted to build a rich fantasy world but also one tied to the real world. As people will spend more time in metaverses, we wanted to create one that also reminded people of nature and the real world. And a big part of that to us is giving back. We see so many projects in space making so much money. We hope what we are doing will serve as a catalyst for other projects to do similar and we can REALLY make a big impact!
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: The virtual world and growing metaverse are AWESOME but we all still have to live on Earth! Each one of us can help preserve our home here; ONE TREE for each Mojo purchased is our commitment to carrying out this mission. Planet Mojo embraces this in both worlds!
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: Planet Mojo has partnered with a non-profit environmental charity dedicated to global reforestation. For each Mojo NFT purchase,
we donate 1 USD to One Tree Planet and their project ONE DOLLAR. ONE TREE. ONE PLANET. You choose where the new tree will be planted, and Planet Mojo pays 100% of the donation costs.
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo:
Q — Twitter user @BaitulShuvo: Will there be a $1,000 flat pricing for all NFTs on May 11 and the rarity given be random? Or, will the initial NFT Sale price reflect the rarity of the Mojos, with the more expensive ones costing more?
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: All Mojos will be distributed to their owners in a random fashion.
A — Michael from Planet Mojo:
We are dedicated to keeping the project fair to all so as Ralph said everyone will get a Moj-Seed, then several days later be able to sprout them into a one-of-a-kind Mojo. It will be totally random in terms of rarity and other attributes
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A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: We are keeping the playing field fair and random! Remember, buying one Mojo and holding it will get you 4 Champions! Basically making it 5 NFTs for the price of one!
Q — Telegram user Amina Peter: Can we know the quality graphics of your project? Most Blockchain gaming in the space now has the problem of poor graphics quality and terrible gameplay. Was the birth of Planet Mojo brought a solution to this?
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: If you’ve seen our Mojos then you should have a good idea of how we approach quality. Our team is very experienced in making AAA games and we have very high standards.
Q — Telegram user Jose Gamboa: What is the Mojo Adoption Program? Requirements to access the Mojo adoption program? Benefits of the Mojo Adoption Program? What kind of rewards can be obtained by participating in this adoption program?
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: Please read more on Medium
Q — Telegram user Tahsin Ahmet 💥: Currently, many games start with a small player base due to the high entry fee. Is there a “Planet Mojo” entry fee or starting requirement? If so, what are they? Do I need an NFT or token to join and enjoy the world of “Planet Mojo”?
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: The entry to playing the game is owning Mojo! We will airdrop the 4 champions when you hold Mojo. SO the initial entry will be the purchase price.
Q — Telegram user Steffi Reguera🎀: Planet Mojo is a blockchain game metaverse built on Polygon. My question is, why was Planet Mojo developed in Polygon? What makes you think this is the right infrastructure for this project?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Polygon has been a great partner to us, and an investor and they check many boxes for us. The low gas fees and their SDK and future roadmap make it a great place for games and gamers.
Q — Telegram user Patrick: I read that in your universe there are peculiar and special creatures called mojos that fight against a threat facing your universe called The Scourge. So, tell us about these special creatures, their functions, and the characteristics they have? Tell us more about The Scourge threat?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Mojos are special creatures that the planet has given birth to, to fight a deadly threat known as The Scourge. The definition of Mojo means magic, a charm or talisman, which also applies here.
Our Mojos possess magical abilities that will be revealed over time. What the Scourge is and much more will be revealed over time! If you arent, pls follow here and here for more insight, and watch out for an epic trailer coming soon
Q — Telegram user Aulgvrl 🐨: You said that Planet Mojo was in its first NFT launch. Can you tell us what role this NFT will play in the game? And how can this benefit a strong trend in a market like NFT?
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: You will need Mojo and the 4 champions (which will be airdropped if you hold Mojo) in order to play the game. NFT market is ripe for innovation as art and gaming integration; we plan to stay ahead of both!
Q — Telegram user chukky: The NFT Moj-Seed was one of the things that attracted my interest on Planet Mojo. So, could you explain to us more about Moj-Seed NFT and its applications? What part of the game will this NFT play?
A — Ralph from Planet: The Mojseed is where Mojos are born. When you buy a Mojo you receive a seed. When you can then reveal your Mojo from the seed whenever you choose.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Let’s talk about the token. What role does it play in the Planet Mojo ecosystem?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: We’ve taken a careful methodical approach, working with our partners like Republic and Animoca to help us design our tokenomics with a focus on long-term sustainability.
We decided to lead with content and our Mojo NFTS and will launch our token with the games this summer, so we can have true utility
It will be a Rewards token with eventual governance voting rights as well. We also plan to have multiple forms of staking
One of the perks of minting one of our first Mojos is early access to the games and our first tournament where you can win our token and cash prizes
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: Again, our way of things weighs heavily upon presenting value to the community. Our Token will be released after gameplay. We want to show our value first before we release a token.
Q — Telegram user Hiệo Chuyển: In the current crypto world, one of the most important reasons slowing down the adoption process of NFTs is due to lack of proper partnership. Could you disclose some strategic partnerships that Melos has made so far? What is the value those partners bring to your platform?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo:
Animoca, Republic, Alameda, Sfermion, Collab+Currency, Sky Vision Capital, Polygon, Spartan Capital, Merit Circle, Genblock Capital, Rainmaker, Avocado Guild, Unix, ReadyPlayerDAO, and many others
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Did you raise funds so far? If so, how did you handle them? And are you planning to do any future raises?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Yes we were lucky to raise funds in a seed round with some great partners. See more here
We are using funds for building the team, developing the game and NFTs, and everything we are doing.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: You make reference to Axie when talking about Planet Mojo. What sets Planet Mojo apart from the competition?
A — Ralph from Planet Mojo: There are a lot of projects being promoted that got started before us. We feel our team, with our history of developing and releasing great games, will be an advantage for Planet Mojo. Plus we place a high priority on creating quality content from both an art and a narrative perspective. A lot of the projects in this space have been started by people who never have shipped a game. As experienced game developers, this is one of our true advantages.
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: And we only have respect for Axie and other projects. This space is growing but still small and we can all help each other and learn from each other.
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: From a community standpoint, we have a very vocal community. Our community will give us their insight and opinion; which is so powerful as the game and dynamics evolve.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: How far along are you with your roadmap and what should we expect in the next weeks and months?
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: Here’s a pic of our Roadmap and @MojoPunk or @PlanetMojo will answer!
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Here is a copy of our roadmap and pls download our whitepaper from our website. we are in the middle of our exciting permit right now. Please sign up!
We are doing an open raffle and offering incredible awards to our early supporters
A — Kendrea from Planet Mojo: We’re super excited about Mojo being released to the world very soon!
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Is your game ready to be played? I like the sound of Mojo Melee.
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: let me also share some visuals
Our game(s) are coming in just a few months this summer
We are now in the middle of our first NFT launch, which I am sure we will be telling you more about soon! The NFTs will give you full access to Mojo Melee, our AutoChess game as well.
Q — Telegram user Moeen: Please Talk about the Reason for Launching a Desktop Browser for the Game? Will it be Launched on other Platforms later?
A — Michael from Planet Mojo: Thanks! The desktop browser is easily accessible and has less friction with Metamask and crypto. We will def be taking the game to mobile as well very soon and on other platforms our community wants!
Michael, Ralph and Keandra thanks for coming into our community, and taking the time to answer our questions. Do you have any final words for us? — Ayeley Commodore-Mensah from GAINS
Its been our pleasure! As our way of saying thank you to your community, we have a special GIVEAWAY of 10 ALLOWLIST SPOTS!! If you go to here And follow ALL of the instructions, you will be entered into a lottery for a guaranteed spot to join us on Mint day to purchase MOJO and receive the airdrop for holding Mojo and all the other incentives. You don’t have to rush; the link will self destruct in 90 MINUTES after we close. It will begin AFTER we close here! — Kendrea from Planet Mojo
Yes thanks — Ralph from Planet
Thanks so much for having us here. Please join our Discord and follow us on Twitter as a lot more is coming up! — Michael from Planet Mojo