We hosted an amazing AMA with Dark Land Survival on the 25th of March.
And here we will put some of the best questions:
Q1. Can you please introduce yourself as well as Dark Land Survival?
I am Dong Ha, CPO of Dark Land Survival. I started making game in 2012 and have 10 years of experience with games now.
I have been working as Product Owner of many game projects. And I have experience on few genres of game, from hyper casual to mid-core games.
Total downloads of my games are around 70 millions, a quite big number, I think so.
I had worked for many reputation game developers and publisher like: VNG, Onesoft, IEC. If you often look at the market, you would see some familiar name. And I am really proud of them, they are all top biggest game companies, not only in Vietnam but also in Asia-Pacific region.
I believe in the future of blockchain. So, two months ago, I decided to quit all my jobs to start stepping on new challenge with blockchain gaming. I want to join this market and make some new things with it. With all the experience collected in 10 years, I hope that I could create a really good game company and contribute to the blockchain market.
About Dark Land Survival, it is a game with all the functions you need to play and enjoy. And same as the other NFT games, you could earn while playing it, in all mode: PvE, PvP Dungeon Hunting Arena, Dungeon Fight for Land, Land gameplay and more. With a rich story and content, I really think that user could play and explore the game for a long time.
Aside from Play To Earn mechanic, in this project, we have some solutions to erase the barrier between NFT games and hundred million tradition game player all over the world. And we will release our Beta version (Testnet) and then Soft Launch on PvE mode soon, so let’s wait for our further notice.
Q2. What are the advantages of Your project?
Our game has some big unique selling points, here are some key points you may notice:
Firstly, our 2 core features in game are PvE and PvP with an optimal design. PvE, or can be called: Quick Hunt, will have Campaign mode in which you will eradicate waves of zombie , very standard modes. We designed the PvE mode to provide investor a good source of tokens. But the PvP is different. PvP includes three main modes for you guys to compete with each other, which is Hunting Arena is 1v3 mode, Fight for Land where you go against 9 other people and Treasure Hunt where you go against 99 others. With 3 PvP mode, you can easily find 1 that your NFT can provide best income, of couse, the more NFT you owned, the better chance you can achive top rank in all PvP mode. All the gameplay and economy are balanced by a good game design team which have many years of experience in game making.
Beside that, in further plan, we will provide Land Gameplay and some play modes base on Land: Management, Clan Wars, Raid Mode, Building, Farm … We even plan to get revenue from traditional game market through advertising: Admob, Unity Ads … on mobile version and traditional banner ads on Land. All the investors (governance token holders) will have benefit from this revenue source.
Finally, we have one other very unique feature which is Smart Staking. This is a special mechanism, only available in Dark Land. Basically, user will stake a group of resources (maybe hero or tokens) which is called Asset. This Asset is used to provide a free to play service to traditional users. Traditional users when playing the game will gradually become NFT users. In addition, the resources earned by this free user will be owned by the owner of the Asset. Free users, when become NFT users will be paid a part of the money that has earned via using Asset. With this mechanism, we could be able to grab milllions user on Playstore and Appstore into the game, then convert them to NFT player so the game’s economy will be very stable and keep growing in long term.
Q3. please tell us about the goal you want to achieve in this year.
I like this question, let me tell you about the goal we want to achieve this year
Right now, we have three biggest ambitions:
1st – follow up our roadmap: We want to gain huge success with this IDO, release testnet (just let you know that we will have 2 testnet), then release the mainet version with PvE Hunting Arena mode, and the 3rd is Land Gameplay – which is the base to create other modes in the future: PvP, Smart Staking …
2nd, we plan to build a stronger and stronger community. Currently we have a group more than 150k followers, over 100k followers on twitter and nearly 40k followers on discord. We want to recruit a big community to really earn and play from our team from all over the world.
And one more ambition is that we are going to build a game ecosystem around the $BIG, so many games are waiting for us in upcoming years.
Q4. Every project has a story behind their name, Can you tell us more about the story behind this? Who are the team behind this project? can tell us their background?
An interesting question, and I will tell you about the inspirations to make this game.
At first, we could say that the very special thing is all of our core team – we all love zombie defense genre. 3 of 5 core member have been successful with zombie defense games with millions of downloads. Otherwise, our CEO Lily and CMO Jenni are both very big fans of Walking Dead series.
The second inspiration comes from our market research and team’s vision. We did a couple of research on idle zombie defense in nft game market and we want to be the first the number 1 team to bring our easy gameplay but attractive, rich content and huge scope to nft game market. And we believe Dark Land Survival itself can create tremendous financial and social values for the community.
Our core team includes me as CPO of Dark Land, with more than 10 years of experience with more than 7 tens of millions of game downloads on stores. In addition, we have Lily Nguyen as our beloved CEO with many years of experience in optimizing monetization systems for games. She also co-founded a game team focusing on casual games, with tens of millions of downloads on Android and iOS. And Ms. Jennifer is our CMO, in charge of marketing for the game. We can also mention Mr. Thang Nguyen is our art director, in charge of game’s visuals and animation and the team’s CTO is Mr. Toan Nguyen. And there are many other people on the team too, all of whom have 6-10 years of experience in the game industry.
And we cannot forget the team’s blockchain system is supported by our advisor Mr. Steve Nguyen – a blockchain expert with 6 years of experience. Steve is the CTO of Chainverse and also the CTO of Pegaxy – a very successful blockchain game project.
About the game’s name: Dark Land Survival. Actually we thought about that during the time of covid-19 pandemic. Then we thought about an appocalypse world and called it Dark Land.
About the team’s name: BIG CAT. We just all love kittens 😄
Q5. NFT is one of the hottest and most sought-after topics in the blockchain space right now. Can you share your opinion on NFT with us? Do you think NFT will disrupt the current financial system? What is Your project’s approach to the NFT sector?
I think that NFT and especially Blockchain is the future of technology. And very soon, it will take every small part of the world and life. So, I want to say that Blockchain, not only NFT, will be the core platform base on Internet, like websites in late 90s.
The second part of the question is about NFT, Blockchain and Finance. I think that traditional finance and currency will never disappear, but it would have some transformations. Have you ever thought that Gold and Oil losing their value ? I think the answer is not. And traditional finance is the same. It will exist alongside with blockchain finance, like the time they change from gold standard dollar to oil standard dollar. Both of them will be co-exist in global economic’s future.
We believe in blockchain gaming market, and surely we have a long term approach to this field. We will not make only a game, we’re going to build an ecosytem which alow user to use NFT and FT cross games. It’s like a metaverse when user from a game could use their asset to join another game, we just don’t name it metaverse.
And here we will put best questions from our members and Dark Land Survival fans:
Q1. Hacking/cheating in the game is always a prominent problem, it loses the fairness between players, as well as affects the reputation of the project. So what solution did The Dark Land Game have to solve this thoroughly?
I understand your concern. And not only us, all the development teams are afraid of hacking. But we have strong partners which backed for many succesful projects. Beside that, our team wallets are blocked with contract vesting like in our roadmap has pointed out. No need to worry about our anti-hacking capability when you first start investing into our game. We ensure you all of our information is official and accurate. And we also have great Advisor, which come from big technology firms in Vietnam, they are really good at security. So, we are confident that this thing could be in control. By the way, our contract is successfully audited by Verichain 2 weeks ago. And we’re looking forward to the IDO event.
Q2. No game is complete without an engaged, enthusiastic community, however most gaming projects fail to realize that, so I would like to know if the community were carried along while developing the game? Were all the features incorporated based on users feedbacks and suggestions?
And for sure, having a strong, engaged community is vital to not just to Dark Land Survival but to all NFT games in general. Without a doubt that community feedbacks are extremely important to us in order to improve our project further. If you follow our community at very first time, you could see that we changed a bit of the system design, base on user’s feedbacks. So if you guys have any question or comment on our project, we would love to hear them via our socials.
Q3. Many blockchain projects are on paper only and don’t have any product or have a product with no practical use case. Please let us know what is Coin’s current practical product in use? What are your plans for the product to be better in the future?
Our project is operated by 2 tokens mechanism
First one is governance token $BIG. $BIG Tokens are tradable on Exchanges, earned through Dungeon PvP Rewards and some Special Quest. $BIG can be used for evolving your heroes, mint new NFT and in some special case. Another utility of $BIG is that it is also the main currency to be used on NFT Marketplace.
Regarding the In-game Token: we have $DLA – earned through all the game modes: PvE Quick Hunt, PvP Dungeon, Land Gameplay (Mining, Raid mode, Clan Wars … ). $DLA is used for upgrading Heroes & Weapons and other in-game utilities such as reroll heroes’s skills or refill energy,… $DLA could be used along with $BIG to mint new NFT. And players can cash out $DLA to earn Fiat money on exchanges like Pancake or Poocoin …
Our plan for the product to be better in the future is balancing. You know, economics in game is very complex and we always pay attention to this. We have a team, very good at math and finance, and we could handle this, control inflation, keep the economics to be balance and stable.
Q4. As I know there are 2 primary modes in the game: PvE and PvP mode. but is dark survival free to play? how can we start if we have small funds?
Knowing that some users will have difficulty with initial investment, we’re planning on giving you a very easy entry to start the game, nearly free. This way it will be less difficult to enjoy our game when you can’t afford initial investment yet. Also you don’t have to worry about the minimum investment being too high, we will make it easy for you to start playing Dark Land Survival. We use our very unique feature which is Smart Staking to provide service for free to play user on Play Store and Appstore, so even free users could join the game. But we designed a good mechanism for the economy so this will not be harmful to the ecosystem overall.
Q5. As the majority of the NFTs up having little to no value, it is difficult for liquidity to exist because people don’t constantly trade them in pairs therefore it becomes difficult to liquidate the NFTs. Can you tell me how Dark Land has planned to solve this major issue?
And yes, this is a big problem for every project. But we think that the point is on the NFT’s value. If users think that the project, the game has a long term plan and higher value in the future, so the NFTs and Token would be much more valuable. Then, they would see the potential of their assets and keep them for a long time. As we shared in our last answer, we have our long term plan to open scale of the game, to make it beyond zero sum model. We make a plan of 36 months for this game, our community will have time to deploy our value. Otherwise, we have our plan to bring it become an ecosystem. Stay tune with us for update.
Q6. Where can I currently buy Token?
Currently, we’re doing IDO on Mochi Starter. We also done succesful IDO on LuaStarter yesterday. Tomorrow, we will IDO on Krystalgo and then list the token ($BIG). You could buy token $BIG on IDO or waiting for public sale.
Q7. Revenue is an important factor for all projects, so I see existing projects often put the Metaverse into production, so projects that have plans to bring the Metaverse into the game or do not exist and maintain the project What is your plan and method for generating profit/revenue from tokens?
You’re right, revenue is very important to us to keep developing the project. Beside the revenue source from raising fund (seed round, private round, public round), we will have revenue from box selling and transaction fee. We also have a plan to get revenue from traditional ads like Admob, Unity Ads, Applovin … and also traditional marketing banner on lands. We have a plan to make a game ecosytem with many games in which you could use your asset cross games. But we just don’t name it Metaverse.
Q8. Everyone knows, if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, you go with your partners, so with DarkLand, which partners will promote and help Your Project reach and achieve the project’s goals?
I like your question. And for sure, we have some great partners who believe in our project in long term. We have Chainverse for technical partnership, we have Pegaxy on balancing advising, we have Verichains to audit contracts, we have Tomochain, we have many partners and you could see all the names on our website: https://darkland.io
Q9. Do you have any plans to burn tokens in the future to reduce the supply of tokens and increase investment attraction?
Burning token is very very important. That help us to control inflation of the token mined in the game. And we have few mechanism which push you to burn your token. With BIG, you need to use BIG to evolve your hero and mint new NFT. And most important, the DLA (which you earned most in the game), you need to use to join pvp events, refill energy, reroll skill, upgrade your heroes, init towers on land and upgrade them. DLA could be used along with BIG to mint new NFTs. And remember that we have Smart Staking, so the demand for new NFTs will be very high, and users would need a lot of DLA to use.
Q10. Q 1.Telegram 2.YouTube 3.Twitter 4.Website 5.Medium 6.Discord…You can share with us the link for your #project in all these projects??
[Official 1] Website: https://darkland.io/
Telegram Channel: https://t.me/DarkLandSurvivalAnnounce
And this was the end of our AMA with Dark Land Survival.
If you have any questions you can ask here: Telegram Group: https://t.me/DarkLandSurvival
ℹ️ℹ️ Useful Links ℹ️ℹ️
– Website: https://darkland.io/
– Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/DarkLandSurvivalAnnounce
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkLandGame
– Discord: https://dsc.gg/darklandsurvival
– Medium: https://medium.com/@darklandsurvival
– Docs: https://docs.darkland.io/