Titan Hunters is a rising new star in the NFT Gaming industry that has recently gained popularity with the successful IGO. With the current momentum from the IGO result and high expectations from the audience, the Titan Hunters team strives to deliver the official game sooner than planned and decides to host the game on a major cloud service provider — Google Cloud Platform.
Today we are bringing you to our Ask-me-anything (AMA) session, with Titan Hunters CEO Tiep Vu, Thetan Arena Solution Architect Advisor as speakers, and Google Cloud Customer Engineer Duc Le, Google Vietnam Territory Account Manager Chau Tran as moderators.
This AMA session will question Tiep Vu’s vision about blockchain video games in general, the current NFT video game industry, and the future of NFT gaming.
1. What makes a commercially successful blockchain video game?
To create a globally successful video game, it is critical for the game itself to be creative and engaging so that everyone can grow to love and stick with the game for a long time.
Currently, most NFT video games seem to focus on cryptocurrency users only. Their primary interest is investing and return-on-investment (ROI), not caring about whether the gameplay is unique or decent at all.
Due to this reason, most NFT gaming studios are rushing to provide the best ROI. Unfortunately, this ROI race is not sustainable in the long run. The token value decreases when the crypto market dips, and invested people will quickly abandon your game.
In our opinion, a successful NFT video game with longevity prioritizes top-quality and a much more diverse demographic, not consisting only of crypto investors. At the same time, NFT features will complement incredibly well with an already fun video game, as it can attract hundreds of millions of gamers and directly compete with current top-grossing game titles.
2. Why do businesses choose the Google Cloud Platform to develop NFT games?
I expect many businesses to make the same decision as us by choosing Google Cloud Platform. It delivers many advantages: highly scalable, intuitive user interface, easy and quick to reach the global audience, improved security, and stability.
3. What makes Titan Hunters different from other projects in the NFT gaming market?
The first difference is that we take inspiration from the best: dungeon-crawling similar to Diablo, simple and easy-to-learn gameplay similar to Archero (a shoot-em-up rogue-lite action mobile game), 3D blocky world from Minecraft and Lego.
These are the kinds of games that people have played for years. And by combining and distilling all of the above factors, we are introducing a breath of fresh air to the current video gaming space.
The second difference is the business model: Titan Hunters has both the Free-to-play and Invest-to-earn models. In contrast, most NFT video games are promoting the Play-to-earn model, which focuses on crypto investors.
We prioritize the largest audience first: millions of traditional gamers playing video games like Minecraft and Roblox. With Free-to-play, everyone should be able to play and enjoy the whole game at completely no cost. At the same time, the Invest-to-earn can give players opportunities to permanently own unique items or trade in-game items at any time (they must be converted to NFTs first, by using a little TITA).
4. The NFT gaming trend may not last due to the recent surge of low-quality NFT games, and many people are flocking to these games. What do you think about this and the future of NFT games?
I don’t think NFT gaming is a short-term trend. And it is genuinely revolutionizing the gaming industry. However, it will take some time for the market to adjust and the low-quality games to fall behind.
Honestly speaking, it is quite a sensitive issue and may provoke many people, as we are somewhat disappointed with the standard of the current NFT video game titles. Most are unfinished clones of popular titles that attach the “blockchain” tag to become an NFT game. Unfortunately, these actions result in terrible NFT games — the empty husks without the actual gameplay and core value.
Over time, more big players will come into the scene with possibly triple As NFT titles, and the clones will also gradually disappear.
We are completely serious about making Titan Hunters: We do not follow trends or make video games due to FOMO. Instead, we want to play the long war and give people an NFT video game that lives up to its name.
We could also say and many users believe the current NFT titles following the Play-to-earn business model bear striking similarities to the Ponzi schemes. However, such dodgy systems should not last for long since people are only there to earn money and not play the actual game.
5. Cloud Kinetics is honored to be selected by Topebox as a strategic technological partner regarding the Google Cloud Platform services. May I ask what criteria made you decide to choose Cloud Kinetics?
Cloud Kinetics, together with GCP, had prompt technical support on GCP, meeting the rapid scale needs of another viral NFT project, My Defi Pet. In addition, Cloud Kinetics also has additional support in terms of billing procedures and costs.
About Titan Hunters:
Titan Hunters is an MMORPG game with an incredible voxel graphic style and crypto-friendly, simple but addictive gameplay. In Titan Hunters, players can become hunters to discover Titans’ exciting and mysterious world and participate in heroic battles against epic bosses for rewards. Hunters can play solo or team up with other buddies to collect materials from fallen foes and craft new gears to subdue even deadlier Titans. As an easily accessible but high-quality NFT game, we bring our players the best and safest environment via a free-to-play and invest-to-earn model for mass adoption.