8 Circuit Studios

From BlockchainDataWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Ico logo 8-circuit-studios.jpg We Build Video Games, Digital Assets and Tools
Rating 4.3
Team Vision Product
0 0 0


Summary[edit]

We build video games, digital assets and tools for blockchain that empower players and developers to manifest their imagination.

Token 8BT
Price 1 8BT = 1 USD
Platform Ethereum
Type ERC20
Accepting ETH
Distributed in ICO 5%
Hard cap 5,000,000 USD
Tokens for sale 5000000
Country USA
preICO start preICO end ICO start ICO end
2018-09-30 17:00:00 2018-10-01 15:00:00 2018-10-01 17:00:00 2018-10-31 11:59:00


About[edit]

We build video games, digital assets and tools for blockchain that empower players and developers to manifest their imagination. Our vision is to contribute to the construction of a new form of reality; this digital dimension is called The Metaverse.

We are creating digital assets that evolve. As they level up, the "skills" of the assets have the ability to change (either programmatically or by player decision), making them more unique with each evolution. The blockchain integration in our games is easy, accessible, and almost transparent making it simple for players to get started owning their own assets and tokens. No third party wallets, no browser extensions, no exchanges. Just play the game, buy tokens with a credit card and learn how to manage your assets on chain.

For developers we offer a platform designed specifically for game development with the Ethereum blockchain. Our platform is designed to provide the video game industry the tools to make decisions about what aspects of the game should be managed on or off chain, streamlining the integration process. Our platform hosts contracts that are updatable and manageable after deployment, while still providing the security and immutability expected of this technology. The platform will also provide access to a network of partners expanding the possibilities of what all games can build and accomplish with cross game assets.

What are the biggest reasons for the token’s value increase over time?

The 8BT Token is a utility token and the only means to acquire digital assets produced by 8 Circuit Studios and it's partners. Our digital assets have scarcity built into contract,
are capable of leveling up or evolving, are truly owned by the player and can be used as cross game assets in other games of the metaverse. Since these assets have the potential for increasing value, and must be acquired with 8BT combining that with a limited supply of 8BT, that is the potential of the currency.

Why is your company going to succeed?

8 Circuit Studios has developed a blockchain-based game development platform that is currently being leveraged by its first title, Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain. It has two other games in development, and has already created a partnership with the company behind Mankind Reborn (a cyberpunk MMO), Far Frontier Studios, to use 8 Circuit Studios ERC-721 property assets and 8 Circuit Studios ERC-20 8 Bit Tokens (8BT's). Now that validity of the company's business case has been demonstrated, future success will be accomplished by replicating this partnership model with other game developers and publishers (thanks to the network of contacts from the team members extensive game development experience).

Where did your team members meet originally?

The majority of the team members have met from working together in the video game industry over the years, or through their shared fascination with blockchains while participating in their local blockchain communities.

What are the top 5 risks you see for your business?

The top five risks we anticipate for 8 Circuit Studios business are as follows:


  • Regulatory uncertainty.
  • Security. Cheating and hacking is built into gaming culture. While no one is impervious to bad actors, 8 Circuit Studios will leverage its experience in minimizing attack surface areas through extensive game development testing methologies. 8 Circuit Studios is also cultivating a tightly knit community to operate as an extended front-guard in white-hat testing efforts.
  • Slow adoption of blockchain-based gaming. The video game industry, generally speaking, has developed a healthy skepticism of blockchains thanks in large part to the poor publicity of failed ICO's, scam ICO's, and the uncertainty around regulation. However, larger developers (like Ubisoft, Epic, etc.) and publishers (like Microsoft) are leading the way in exploring blockchain development which indicates the common posture for the games industry embracing innovation and acceptance of new technology before other industries.
  • Lack of blockchain expertise at scale. As 8 Circuit Studios rapidly grows its staff to develop its ambitious projects, it may be increasingly difficult to find qualified blockchain developers.
  • Current dependency on status of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum is scaling in a measured fashion but the reliability of the network is volatile. In the short term, the 8 Circuit Studios platform is designed to buffer gamers from low level volatility through game design modalities (pay-to-play and free-but-wait, and optimized blockchain data storage), but high level volatility will impact transactions. In the long term, 8 Circuit Studios will develop side-chain and atomic swap solutions as it scales its platform and user base.

  • Team[edit]

    Team photo 13-57292.jpg
    James Mayo
    The Navigator (President)
    Team photo 13-57293.jpg
    Mark Nicolino
    Art Director
    Team photo 13-57294.jpg
    Mike Jones
    Business Development


    Team photo 13-57296.jpg
    Patrick Guimarais
    Lead Software Engineer
    Team photo 13-57297.jpg
    Bonnie Karklins
    Operations & Marketing
    Team photo 13-57298.jpg
    Christian Aguila
    Software Engineer


    Team photo 13-57299.jpg
    Terry Hammer
    Producer
    Team photo 13-57300.jpg
    Isaac Barry
    Game & Systems Designer
    Team photo 13-57301.jpg
    Larry Tran
    Product Engineer


    Team photo 13-57302.jpg
    Deejay Beck
    Producer
    Team photo 13-57303.jpg
    Filipe Tessaro
    Sr. Game Designer
    Team photo 13-57304.jpg
    Sonny Plotner
    Project Manager


    Team photo 13-57305.jpg
    Mario Duarte
    2D Artist & Graphic Designer
    Team photo 13-57307.jpg
    Bruno William
    UI Artist
    Team photo 13-57309.jpg
    Casey O'Neill
    Audio Composer & Engineer



    Milestones[edit]

    1. 2017 Q2
      8 Circuit Studios start
    2. 2017 Q3
      Wave 1 8BT sale
    3. 2018 Q1 - Space Drop and Mobile Wallet
      The priority for 8 Circuit Studios in Q1 218 was to focus on making crypto easy and accessible. After the Wave 1 Token Sale, we focused on two objectives: a wallet and adding a system to our existing platform to easily and quickly distribute 8 Bit Tokens.
    4. 2018 Q2 - Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain
      Alien Arsenal: Battle for the Blockchain was our opportunity to improve on the progress of making blockchains easy and accessible. It was also our chance to see what players really cared about in a mobile game that is connected to the blockchain. We learned a great deal about the importance of ownership and gameplay, and perhaps more critically, we learned how to build better games as a result of our experience working with the blockchain.
    5. 2018 Q3 - Wave 2: 8 Bit Token Sale
      The Wave 2 Token Sale is the event that will provide holders of ETH an opportunity to directly purchase the 8 Bit Tokens from 8 Circuit Studios in unrestricted quantities of up to 5M 8BT’s. The token sale will begin on September 1, 2018 and last until September 30, 2018. We haven’t made direct purchases of our token available to ETH holders since July of 2017
    6. 2018 Q4 - The Portal
      The portal is the consumer facing ecommerce implementation of the 8 Circuit Studios platform. This is where gamers will be able to acquire 8BT’s using credit cards and digital assets using 8BT’s.
    7. 2018 Q4 - Avatar System
      The Avatar System will create tokenized identities on the Ethereum blockchain. Initially these identities will function between the metaverse ecosystem we are cultivating, but they will also be developed to function as an alternate authorization key like one uses with their Civic tokens.
    8. 2019 Q1 - API and Proto-Partnerships
      To connect to blockchains using the capabilities 8 Circuit Studios has developed, developers will need API’s. We are currently working with our proto-partners to field test our application programming interface and expect to have it available for public consumption early next year.
    9. 2019 Q2 - Project Genesis: Alpha
       Project Genesis has undergone a significant reboot: multiplayer, upgraded space combat mechanics, advanced first person shooter capabilities. The aim is to provide our community the exclusive opportunity to see what is possible with games on the blockchain. With triple-A visuals and a visceral tactics-based experience, players should expect to see the culmination of our blockchain-based development in the Unreal engine.
    10. 2019 Q3+ - The Virtuous Cycle of an Ecosystem
      Beyond Q2 2019 we enter into the development and reinforcement of our collaborative ecosystem. Our focus will be on building the technology that empowers developers, delights gamers, and demonstrates new business models thanks to the creative application of blockchain technology.
      The portal to the metaverse starts here.

    Ratings[edit]

    Expert photo benchy.jpg

    Benchy - ICO Analyzer Bot
    Rated on 2018-09-16

    Rating
    Team Vision Product
    0 0 0