Souni — Telegram AMA — March 12
On Saturday, March 12, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
We asked him questions about the development of Souni.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourself. What did you do before crypto and did you have any other previous venture in crypto?
A — Petra from Souni: Yup sure, Right now I am the CMO of Souni, a 3D strategy MMORPG Game with a fantasy touch. Built on the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem, it has the Play-to-Earn mechanism with all equipment built as NFTs.
I 've worked in tech for the past 10yrs including:
As for crypto experiences, I joined crypto in 2017, like many of you . In the early ICO days, some of the projects I invested in were Binance at 0.10 cents (lol ), ICX, Kyber, Tron, Chainlink, etc.
Q — Telegram user IronMan: Behind every successful project there is excellent team support. Can you tell us more about the team members of the SOUNI project?
A — Petra from Souni: We have a superstar team, with long experiences in gaming. I think you can find some of the top game when you google Garena.
Q — Telegram user Trung Nguyên: What is the background of the team? Who are some of the core members of the group?
A — Petra from Souni: Mathew Nguyen, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has served as the Community Growth Manager for the League of Legends. Before becoming a co-founder of SOUNI, Mathew had also been involved with crypto and blockchain for over five years, including supporting the development of blockchain layer 1 and cross-chain projects.
SOUNI has a strong team of advisors as well, including Leo Lui and Chloe Phung, founders of VentoryLabs.com, Khanh Nguyen, an established expert from Garena with 10 years+ experience in community organization, and Andrius Miron, CEO of Gamestarter.com.
We are trying to reach Genshin type of quality for crypto… now a low quality game focus on cash grab
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What is the Souni project about in a few simple sentences?
A — Petra from Souni: like I said earlier, Souni is a 3D strategy MMORPG Game with a fantasy touch. Built on Binance Smart Chain ecosystem, it has the Play-to-Earn mechanism with all equipment built as NFTs.
It provides a well balanced mechanism between a good game experience and a play to earn mechanism. The best part of this game is that it’s actually playable. You dont really feel like you are playing cheap NFT games.
For those who got the chance to participate in our Alpha. You probably see the quality we put in. Here are a few things you can do in the game:
— You can form their own clan
— Use different combinations and strategies to challenge and explore the world as well as competing for rewards.
— The goal of Souni is to provide a fun and innovative solution that allows people from anywhere to earn digital assets and take part in the Defi activities such as Staking, Mining, Farming through our in-game mechanism.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: How do we get rare NFTs in the game and why is Souni built on Binance Smart Chain? What is your biggest difference from other P2E
A — Petra from Souni: Well if you want to get the rare NFTs you will need to play the game and follow our TG and twitter to not missed any campaigns
Since this is still early, you can still be a lucky holder of our Legendary NFTs
Now for the BSC question, I think it’s a no brainer considering the huge reach of users it provides as well as the low fees that comes with that
Also we got good support from Binance NFT, you guys can still buy Souni NFT on BinanceNFTs
Compared to many other P2E, we are focusing on delivering an actual game quality. And have solid team members to make this happen. That includes a superstar game designer from Bytedance and solid advisor from Garena.
We just don’t deliver a whitepaper and collect funds… we actually have a team of gamers who worked with passion for something they like, so yeah that’s the difference
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: The majority of contemporary NFT games aren’t designed with the player in mind. How has “Souni” been developed to provide a great UX/UI experience? How user-friendly is your system, so that the game can focus on the gameplay rather than the monetization mechanics?
A — Petra from Souni: So since the beginning, we wanted to create a super nice game that can fit crypto.
Again this is not a cash grab project focusing on the pump and dump, we actually focus on the balance of a good gameplay combined with fair P2E.
And just for prove, we did raise the 50m+ to get a super evaluation on the go. We raised a small fund enough to run the game and we lots of room to growth based on the low mcap, which financially, will reflect on the tokens in the long run…which won’t have issues like those pump and dump tokens we’ve witnessed lately
Q — Telegram user Marry Never DM First: Is SOUNI only for elite investors, and other projects with small capital, is it open to everyone?
A — Petra from Souni: SOUNI is not focused on the big capital. It’s still a very low cap model with lots of room to grow. Our focus in on the quality and gameplay, while we focus largely on the community as well
Q — Telegram user Duy Tân: Do you have a video tutorial so we can better understand SOUNI or do you have a YouTube channel or something? Can you share it with us?
A — Petra from Souni: The gameplay is one of a kind. Also, follow us on Youtube, we will be adding tons of gameplays videos from our users and will tag them as well
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What role will the token play in the Souni ecosystem?
A — Petra from Souni: Ok so there are 2 tokens available within the game, You have
1. $SON token, which is the governance token of the game platform, is the currency of the game used for transactions. It plays an important role in Souni’s token economy.
Then you have
2. $SRC token, which is In-game currency
SOUNI coin ($SON) is the main currency used in Souni’s operations. $SON is used in the following activities:
— Composite NFTs, upgrade NFTs Quality
— In-game Transactions : Trade, Stake, Rent, Auction with NFTs in Marketplace.
— Buy NFT box and use to summon heroes
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: I read that within SOUNI Game users can start with a “Free Character” to play the game, but the question is: What things can I do with this Free Character? Can I start playing and generate profits only with it? How different will it be from a paid one?
A — Petra from Souni: But if you want to go further and participate in Raid, Battles, Guild wars…you will need to hold the $SON token. But totally worth it considering the calculated growth it presents
By the way, our token is not released yet… so be ready to grab them on listing next week. It will allow you to join the Beta and have early access
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 — Petra from Souni: Yup, we did raise for about 3.2m, With early backers such as:
Game Starter, Ventorylabs, Shima Capital, Kyros Ventures, Good Games Labs, RedBlock, Z.B.S. Capital, VB Ventures, AC Capital, Launch Zone, Kreptos Ventures, and Infinity Capital.
As for future investment, it will depends how fast we will scale, since we raised the minimum to run our operations, it gives us room to growth tremendously
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: How far along are you with your roadmap and what should we expect in coming months?
A — Petra from Souni: I think like most projects going in crypto, we had to adjust in relation to what’s going on from all angles, the current situation in Ukraine as well as the bearish environment we are all facing. But, to be honest we are quite aligned with our initial roadmap
So far the Beta version is ready to launch, and we look forward to not seeing it as a test environment for game functions, but also a test zone for economic models, also to have players have a free approach to experience not only the game but also the P2E model.
Then, the official version is expected to be launched in mid April, then it will be rapidly updated with more functions once the core model is proven to be stable. Features like raid P2E, PVP will be launched in the further versions which won’t take long.
hopefully by then the crypto cold is gone, and we can feel the good moon warmth again
but yeah, we are still focusing on delivering a high quality game regardless
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: It’s evident from recent search history analysis that interest in P2E games have gone down. With the upcoming launch in April, what are some measures you will put in place to ensure that you get a dedicated community ready to play the game?
A — Petra from Souni: Yea for sure, So we have the Beta campaign that will be launched in about a week from now.
It will run on a testnet, but will give an overview of that the players can do and how they can earn $SON
Not only that, we want to motivate players to participate so we will also be runnin many airdrops campaigns to make sure they are happy to join us
just to give some hints, for those who join the Beta Campaign, they will be eligible to get airdrops and NFTs from Souni
Q — Telegram user Ha Thu: What is the most ambitious goal of your project? Could share with us any upcoming updates?
A — Petra from Souni: I think the whole team is super super excited to scale this x100. the more users we have on board, the more tools we have to showcase what we can do.
that includes guild wars, tournament, scholarships etc
This is just the beginning!!!
We appreciate your presence today in our community to educate us about Souni. Do you have any final words for us? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley from GAINS
Here is the link for GAINS members. Make sure you register under GAINS, because there will be special rewards
— Petra from Souni