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Partners Up-Close: FiveStars

As our Growth Campaign continues to attract support and enthusiasm in promoting the Klaytn blockchain and its ecosystem and the first installment in our “Learning Klaytn” series of articles launched to a warm reception, we’d like to open yet another chapter for our community - “Partners Up-Close”.

In this series of articles, we’ll try to introduce our community to the numerous partners of Klaytn that help make up its ecosystem. As we’ve already said, besides the Klaytn Governance Council, there are four groups of Klaytn partners: Ecosystem Partners, Initial Service Partners, KLAY BApp Partners and Investors. We hope you will enjoy this series and that it will help you satisfy your curiosity about exploring the KLAY ecosystem.

Today we take a look at one of the KLAY BApp Partners (enterprise partners that have recognized Klaytn’s vision and decided to utilize KLAY to facilitate rewards and payments in their apps) - FiveStars, developed by SkyPeople and utilizing Mineral Token. Lots of names thrown around there so let's start at the beginning with

SkyPeople

SkyPeople is a game development company founded back in 2014 by a team of experienced game developers. The company focused on mobile games and have already had a hit role-playing game (RPG) called Final Blade, launched back in 2017.

The game was a success in more than 150 countries worldwide and the company became interested in exploring blockchain technology, so in 2018, they’ve partnered up with Tron, adding new features to the game while running a Tron Supernode.

Taking a glance at their GooglePlay listing, we can see that the game has more than 100k installs on GooglePlay alone.

Ok, so far so good, established company, hit mobile game, blockchain integration experience and the ever-expanding mobile game market equal - next project:

FiveStars

FiveStars is the next project SkyPeople are currently working on. It is a turn-based side-scrolling collective role-playing game (RPG) that utilizes blockchain technology to handle several key aspects of the game. It will be available as a mobile game for iOS and Android systems (the alpha version apparently already passed the Google Play Store and Apple App Store screening) as well as web-browsers.

Examples of some of the stunning game graphics, courtesy of SkyPeople

We must say that the game looks impressive, with a lot of man-hours and effort pushed into it, but we’ll let the graphics above speak for themselves.

Back to the blockchain side of things, in addition to Klaytn, SkyPeople will collaborate with Hedera Hashgraph, which will help them store game logs on Hedera’s network. According to SkyPeople, they currently have 60 devs working on the game as well as maintaining Final Blade, and a separate development team working on the Mineral Hub Token - the future in-game currency issues on the Klaytn blockchain.

Mineral Hub Token

According to the project’s whitepaper , “Mineral token (MNR) is the primary currency of the Mineral Hub ecosystem. It will act as a primary currency across multiple games, allowing players to buy and sell in-game items as non-fungible tokens.” Klaytn comes into the picture as the underlying blockchain, with MNR being a fungible (KIP-7) token on the KLAY blockchain and the in-game items mentioned earlier being non-fungible (KIP-17) tokens.

While onboarding users without access to cryptocurrencies or means of attaining them might be a disadvantage, the solution comes in the way Klaytn allows developers to subsidize the network fees required to onboard users. This means players can join and start playing without payment - which is only required when buying and selling items.

To counter some of the effects “high velocity” token exchanges caused by a large number of players using it on the value of the token, SkyPeople intends to implement staking, as well as token burns - two token mechanics that have become increasingly popular with crypto investors in the past couple of years.

Mineral Token Metrics

MNR was recently listed on Coinone and is already trading. For more details on the token itself, refer to Chapter 5 of the aforementioned whitepaper.

Join the Closed Beta and earn Special Rewards!

We’re also happy to report that members of the SkyPeople Mineral team have joined our Klaytn Community and invited our Klaytneers to take part in the closed beta testing of FiveStars!

The signups will be active till April 13th and the team announced the participants will be rewarded - more details on how to join can be found on SkyPeople’s Medium.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this short review of SkyPeople’s FiveStars and MNR, if you’d like to learn more about the project, check out these resources:

Pssst, there is more…

As a special surprise for our Klaytneers, we’ve decided to mark the launch of our new “Partners Close-Up” series with some fireworks. In order to support our friends over at SkyPeople Mineral, we’d like to invite all of you to join their closed beta testing (CBT) program and help them perfect FiveStars for launch!

4 Steps to Participate in the KlaytnCommunity Campaign

  1. Pre-register for CBT at (1) https://fivestars.skyload.org/ + (2) Google PlayStore
  2. WAIT till CBT launch on April 13th, 02:00 UTC (Android AOS)
  3. When the CBT Game launches, you will be able to enter your EMAIL ADDRESS and register a USER-ID
  4. Fill out this form and submit your USER-ID + EMAIL ADDRESS from step four. This Form will go live at 10:00 UTC. The idea is to give people some time to play the game first and provide feedback for SkyPeople.

The first 100 members of Klaytn Community that complete the form using correct info and a valid code from FiveStars will receive an equal share of the 500 $KLAY prize pool each!

This Up-Close was delivered in close cooperation with “Dapp.com”

Dapp.com is an official Klaytn Ecosystem Partner & a KlaytnCommunity Up-Close Partner

Dapp.com is the cross-chain platform for everyone to discover, use, and enjoy dapps with ease. Explore 3,000+ dapps built on Ethereum, EOS, Tron, Klaytn, NEO, Steem, IOST, TomoChain, and more.

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Bobby BLocker

Bobby BLocker

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