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Duo - (Alpha) - Web App

$32,917.00 Received
$39,500.00 Requested
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Problem:

休闲游戏者希望了解玩赚游戏。

挑战: F8: Gamers On - Chained
funded Awarded 7.9% of the fund.
Proposal Assessor Reviews:
4.7 (21)
Yes Votes:
₳ 68,853,194
No Votes:
₳ 9,574,807
Unique Wallets:
262

经验

The Revelar team is a known contributor & has been received funding on several projects in previous Catalyst Funds. Duo is our flagship game and with over 130+ days of preAlpha gameplay it’s a game people love!

解决方案

与其说是专注于Discord的游戏,不如说是把Duo带到网络上。

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[IMPACT]

Duo is the flagship game being built by Revelar, the NFT Game Engine on Cardano. We started by exploring many different game mechanics and designing a fun and repeatable gameplay as a quick fun social humor game. For Alpha we are adding in our tokenomic research to build a full play-to-earn model. Initially this will start with test tokens to balance out the in game economy, while pressure testing how players try and break things. (Our favorite part too)

We believe it’s important to use the tools you build, but Revelar was born out of a lack of tools that served our needs as NFT Game makers.

This Duo web app will let us explore how players want to primarily engage with our game - either via web app or a native mobile experience.

Many desktop users and busy professionals use games in between browser sessions to chill out and play a casual game. We want to offer a web app experience where they can have a few laughs, play with collegues, and learn about Play to Earn NFT Gaming.

This web app will have include all the game mechanics we have tested in our preAlpha gameplay along with some testing of our tokenomic system, allowing the user to play Duo through the following core phases:

  • Connecting and verifying wallet assets (Duo Cards)
  • Putting Cards into Gameplay
  • Joining Rounds via open Matchmaking
  • Voting and playing a round of Duo
  • Earning test tokens to simulate rewards
  • Community voting of ongoing rounds through Fan Favorite Selections (FFS Points)
  • Purchasing new Cards

Gaming is a core attraction to any modern blockchain and we believe short social gameplay experiences like Duo add a rich flavor to onboarding the casual gamer category. Beyond this, once they experience a Play-To-Earn mechanic that is based on a Cardano native token, players are less likely to completely move off the Cardano blockchain.

We believe that Duo can rapidly accelerate with a “simple” game that can educate new players into the P2E model while providing context for other games on how to create sustainable ecosystems, or certainly learnings of what not to do!

Duo directly aligns with the Challenge KPI’s as we can measure the direct number of NFT’s created for this game, new players onboarded, and if the tokenomic models are used in other CNFT games.

Our world today is full of risks, especially with the unknown nature of our global economy & workforce.

  • Death by Success: Launching a Web App for a game that becomes popular and can quickly onboard thousands of users overnight creates a big technical burden. We aim to limit this with limited NFT Card Deck releases to ensure that we can track the upper limit of potential players in the app. We will also require a player login with a Duo NFT in order to play, thus limiting server side resources.
  • Software delays: Show me software shipped on time, I’ll show you software riddled with bugs. While we are scoping a reasonable timeline to ship a React app, there are unknown integrations we need to account for with new wallets. We can mitigate this by choosing a select few at launch and partnering with more over time.

We have also partnered with a contracted dev shop as needed for engineering overflow needs. It’s a known team for us and they work on enterprise FinTech software deployments around the globe. Reference available upon request. https://www.excellarate.com/

There are likely other risks, but we believe these are the primary ones to take into account and mitigate along the way. Again keeping in line with the Challenge Brief, we want to deliver the highest value with the least amount of technical sophistication to grow the community.

[FEASIBILITY]

Scope:

The main deliverable for this proposal is a production MVP web app on Chrome (other browser support as well) that allows for full gameplay in Duo’s Alpha stage.

  • Connecting and verifying wallet assets (Duo Cards)
  • Putting Cards into Gameplay
  • Joining Rounds via open Matchmaking
  • Voting and playing a round of Duo
  • Earning test tokens to simulate rewards
  • Community voting of ongoing rounds through Fan Favorite Selections (FFS Points)
  • Purchasing new Cards

Milestones for this project encompass a 6 mo timeline with 12x 2-week sprints

  • Sprint 1 & 2 - Frontend setup and begin UX with simple placeholder assets. Final UI review.
  • Sprint 3 → 7 - Building frontend designs and mapping Revelar’s backend services to frontend gameplay.
  • Sprint 8 & 9 - Tweaking tokenomic parameters & adding buying of Cards
  • Sprint 10 & 11 - PreAlpha Community Beta & load testing, with database wipe at the end.
  • Sprint 11 & 12 - Final project Reporting, documentation, and preparation for general availability (Beta).

The main cost for this project is expanding our engineering team with a React Native developer. Since many of the API and backend needs for this project are already core services internally with Revelar, we can eat our own dogfood and save from using an external vendor. This limits infrastructure costs greatly compared to other projects.

  • Cardano API Services: $0 (Covered by Revelar)
  • Frontend Developer: $36,000 (12 weeks full time at $75/hr)
  • Marketing & Feedback Reviews: $3,500 (interviewing and collecting surveys)

Total Requested: $39,500

Jason Toevs - CEO / Founder

Jason’s formal education is in Mathematics with a focus on Set Theory. With 10+ years as a full stack developer and technical founder, he has experience building business systems and scaling software products and teams. His most recent experience has been focused on systems architecture design and leading an engineering team for global enterprise SaaS products used in Fortune 50 companies and 127 countries with 99.95% uptime. Plutus Pioneer Cohort #2, Atala PRISM Cohort #2

LinkedIn: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-toevs/>

Twitter: @JasonToevs

Discord: ₳ussieGingersnap | DUO#1037

Benjamin Beer – CTO

Benjamin’s formal education is in Computer and Electronic Engineering with a focus on both hardware and software-based programming and system design. His Master's degree specialty focus is on the creation of decision support systems. He was on the NWU Solar Car racing team in South Africa as an engineer to create a web-based Race Strategy Optimization System that provides near real-time feedback in a race scenario by collating and processing large amounts of telemetric data. As part of his post-graduate thesis, he focused on the incorporation of blockchains, specifically smart contracts, into the supply chain. This research involved significant work on Ethereum with Solidity, before being introduced to Cardano. Plutus Pioneer Cohort #3, Atala Prism Cohort #2

LinkedIn: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-beer>

Twitter: @bigbenbeer

Discord: KarooSeun | DUO#2202

Jacob Christian - CCO / Co-Founder

With a double major in Entrepreneurship and Integrated Marketing Communications, Jacob is an experienced brand strategist and content creator. Before founding Revelar, he worked alongside startups across the United States to help them build their brands and grow their communities. His skills in content creation are best shown on YouTube, outperforming the channel average growth rate by +80%. His passion is cultivating community engagement through creativity and brand experience which is highlighted in Revelar’s flagship game, Duo daily as the game lead. LinkedIn: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/designerfourteen/>

Twitter: @dsgnrfourteen

Discord: designerfourteen#8550

[AUDITABILITY]

Revelar has a dedicated domain to all of our Catalyst proposals, we run these as live as we can to show real-time progress, history, and modifications until we do our final reports and closeouts for each proposal. We welcome anyone to visit and audit our progress anytime - <https://catalyst.revelar.co>

For open-source code and projects, this Gitbook is automatically synced with appropriate GitHub repos for redundancy.

Since this won’t be an open-source code base, to begin with, it means our primary way of tracking and communicating progress is our Catalyst Coordinator reports which include a recorded video, a written version of the updates on our dedicated site above, along with demos as applicable of our projects after each sprint (2 weeks).

This reporting process is also a requirement for continued funding by IOG

Our definition of done is public web app available to play after connecting your wallet (top 3-4 supported) that you can play Duo on and experience gameplay with limited wait times and across web &amp; mobile games.

Success looks like more than 200 Weekly active players during the PreAlpha beta &amp; &gt; 500 Weekly active players on average over the first 8 weeks after launch.

Revelar has a catalog of past proposals &amp; their progress at: <https://catalyst.revelar.co>

The Duo web app is a brand new proposal for the Catalyst program.

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This proposal asks for budget to transform a Discord based game into a web-based application, also available on mobile. The game’s Discord server has hundreds of people - not sure how many are active, but that’s quite good for a start at least. The game itself might have a small niche though, which are gamers who like fun card games, but it is aligned with the challenge for sure, since it has the potential to increase the total number of players in Cardano, increase the number of CNFTs and contribute to the play-to-earn ecosystem, as they mentioned this would be something they are looking to develop. To increase the impact of this game, it’s essential that it migrates outside Discord, so this proposal is also aligned with increasing the impact of an already existing game as well. The risks are well mapped and they make sense. The proposed solutions are also good and might be enough to mitigate the risks.

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The proposers are the team who successfully funded (here on Catalyst) and launched Revelar, an NFT game engine on Cardano. Now they propose to prove its worth by building a (social humor) game with it, one for which they already have a website and have playtested. Adding a game to the Cardano ecosystem with a tool developed for making Cardano games is a double-win. The target of casual gamers is a strong one, and onboarding them into using the Cardano ecosystem will potentially bring magnificent gains.

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In my opinion, this proposal is directly explaining how they plan to address the mobile gamers on Cardano. Using Social Humor to facilitate continued use of the platform and in turn help the whole chain. Introducing the tokenomics & play 2 earn here at the early stage firmly solidifies the need to use and keep and spend those tokens. Finally, I want to touch on being able to play through a whole sequence or turn in gameplay. Wonderful how you've done it but maybe employing something involving cashing out.

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The proposal delivers a precise brief of the game's features. The idea behind this game is simple yet captivating, suitable for casual meetings with friends. The team clearly understands the risks of their project and comes up with fair solutions. One big advantage of this proposal is that it shows the game already had a community of players on Discord which is quite large, about hundreds of people. The content on their YouTube channel is well-thought too in which we can tell they invested quite some time to develop this channel.

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Love the idea of an NFT card game and p2e infrastructure on the Cardano block chain. This proposal spearheads the challenge. I am worried, however, that by "limiting" the amount of growth could really hurt your chances to grow it customers cannot sign up. I would like to see a solution better than "we are limiting the upper player limit by limiting the NFTs sold. Solid ideas though!

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The proposal is undoubtedly part of the overall challenge. After the team's success in designing games in the past, it is now a logical consequence to think further and develop a web-based game. Crucial to the benefit and added value for Cardano is the fact that the game will be developed on the Cardano Blockchain. Play to Earn NFT Gaming is the basis for introducing new players to the possibilities of blockchain technology and arousing interest in the Cardano ecosystem. Potential risks have been identified and partly mitigated.

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The proposer has clearly laid out the relevance of their proposal to the fund challenge setting. For one they have identified the lack of dapps and tools for on-chain gaming experiences, and two, have laid out their vision for a web application or mobile app experience to entice new users to Cardano. As a casual gamer and someone who works in an office environment with colleagues who routinely play quick intersession games, such as Wordl, I can attest that introducing a play to earn model for quick online based gaming would receive much enthusiasm. By enticing new users to this web based model, in turn, Cardano will see in an increase in new wallet creation and more holders moving off of the exchanges. Obviously the ultimate goal of blockchain based gaming is to reach the big players in gaming such as Epic games, to bring millions of users and total value to the blockchain, but you have to start somewhere and Duo brings a very reasonable and achievable approach. Only limitation to the project is in regards to the possibility of a mobile app version of Duo. There are not many mobile wallets, compared to browser based wallets, and it would be a greater challenge to fulfill that promise. In addition there are major differences in the app requirements for each OS.

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The roadmap of this proposal is well presented, milestones are well defined and make sense. I believe some of the sprints might have a bit more or a bit less of work than expected, so there would be an unbalance, but that’s something that can be adjusted during the project’s development. The budget is well explained, and it includes a front end dev full time for 12 weeks. I’d like to see something mentioning the management and integrations costs that this application might have with the already existing content, and also an explanation if the web-version is going to substitute the Discord server or even complement it. There’s some marketing budget, which is good to increase the impact of the game. The Revelar time is well known in the community and they are experienced enough to deliver this proposal successfully, even with the mapped risks.

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Milestones for this project seem transparent and pretty achievable with the durations and outcomes of each sprint. The budget is reasonable and specific to every expense. All of the team members have formal education. I believe they have a solid foundation to handle this project well, both technically and socially.

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Proposers are a three-person team with clear technical abilities to accomplish their KPIs. They have a track record for completing Catalyst-funded projects on Cardano. The CEO has been a fullstack dev over ten years, the CTO has post-doc experience working on blockchain tech. While I do not have experience developing a game, they appear to me to have a clear roadmap toward creating the basic elements of the game and then tweaking and balancing gameplay as they improve the design. The requested funds goes mainly toward a React developer ($36,000) who will implement the game as a Chrome extension. The smaller amount of $3,500 would be used well for their goal of completing surveys to rate the game.

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Here it shows a pretty clear plan on exactly how to execute. Explains each step in the gameplay. Your utilization of time is very good. Explains what each step does. But you lost a star due to lack of detailed plan and usage of funds. Your general plan for marketing and reviews is missing. Still overall excellent work.

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The fact that you already have a working alpha looks very promising. You guys have a solid team to work with from the looks of your credentials. I would like to see a stand alone app to promote security and decentralization.

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The sequence of the work is divided into clear stages and gives the impression of being executable on schedule. As some work steps have already been carried out and financed in past projects, savings can be made in some stages and thus the overall budget can be reduced. The remaining requested costs seem reasonable in view of the amount of work and the hourly wage. The team consists of experienced members whose references are convincing.

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This project has a very great chance of implementation. The team is very experienced in regards to backend and frontend development, and all team member resumes (linkedin) are clearly provided. They are upfront about needing a React developer and have budgeted that in the proposal. As student of web development I can attest to the experiences as delivered on the team resumes to be realistic.

Outlining the roadmap of development is clearly laid out in sprints. The timeline is realistic in regards to development. The YouTube videos provided outlay a demo of a frontend app. The first two sprints revolve around laying out the frontend, but perhaps the Duo team could elaborate on how much development has already occurred? If so, clarify if some of the funding requested is to reimburse for work already performed.

Hosting web applications that can scale requires API and database backend infrastructure, which can be costly. The Duo team mentions Revelar will provide that infrastructure at no cost. The funds requested seem adequate and are clearly lead out for the web development. Good work.

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The auditability of this proposal should be easy to do, since the team manages a webpage only for auditing Catalyst proposals. Even though this is not a open source development, the milestones might be able to be verified and also during the IOG Coordinator Meetings and progress reports. Success metrics are defined and enough the preliminarely evaluate the success of the game, although I’d like to also see some metrics related to its sales, at least. It is stated that this proposal is a not continuation of previously funded proposals, as we can see their progress in their webpage.

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The team dedicatedly built a website for us to keep track of the project's progress along with all their other projects. However, updates about the Duo game’s progress haven't been found yet. The team should provide some general measurement of the Duo game's success and give voters a vision of how this project is considered successful. It can be the growth of the community or the number of cards sold, etc.

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The proposal is auditable, with planned progress releases on their website, and with a clear end goal of finishing a public web app that lets you play their game, Duo, after connecting your wallet. Toward this goal they have broken down a 6-month timeline of 5 milestones that summarize the steps involved in creating their app, from UI/UX design, to MPV, to tweaking, to load testing.

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You laid out exactly how you plan to make reports on your progress. Your obligation with IOG already requires this exact thing so I don't see this being an issue. You explained in obtainable goals what success looks like. And how you'll get there. Excellent job! Best of luck.

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Would love to see more details and maybe even a company reference of who will audit your code with it's done.

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Das Team legt großen Wert auf transparent Berichterstattung über Verlauf und Ergebnisse des Projekts. Außerdem soll auf der eigenen Webseite nach jeden Meilenstein eine Aktualisierung vorgenommen werden.

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Proposer makes it very clear and accessible that all projects funded in the past can be tracked and audited as progress is made. With a proven track record we can be confident that this project will be tracked the same. This is the kind of audibility we want to see in proposals, in which the proposer comes to the community and shows progress, not the community having to ask first.

For parts of the code base that are open source the team is providing access to GitHub repos.

The team has laid out weekly user goals and wallet connections and will report on that in their sprint updates via YouTube videos. With all of the information that is blasted at the Cardano Community each funding session it is great to see such effort to be transparent.

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Monthly Reports

Onboarding complete - waiting for payment :)

Disbursed to Date
$32,917
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
9/13/2022

Full site framework has been built, webapp is running in dev instance and we have finalized our data structure for hosting and playing games within the app. (Start a room, join a room, play a game, pick a winner)

We have built out the initial wallet connector to scan and view a Duo card holder's wallet content to import them into a local state in our webapp

Disbursed to Date
$32,917
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
9/13/2022

We are going to be looking for Alpha testers soon, come join! https://discord.gg/CBjFxZtWvk

Disbursed to Date
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Status
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Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
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We have joined up with some core Cardano pfp communities to launch a new collaboration at CNFT Con!

Disbursed to Date
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Status
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Completion Target
1. In the next month
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