AIP-452: Expanding ApeChain’s ecosystem via SOG - Revolutionary Blockchain MOBA Game

PROPOSAL NAME:

Expanding ApeChain’s ecosystem via SOG - Revolutionary Blockchain MOBA Game

TEAM DESCRIPTION:

Playcraft Studio was established in 2022, and the core team has nearly twenty years of professional knowledge in game development and editor development.

At present, our studio is one of the few MOBA chain game teams in the world with the experience of operating millions of daily online active users.

Andy - Producer and Co-Founder: Andy has more than 16 years of experience in producing MMORPG and MOBA. He leads a creative R&D team of 20 members, responsible for creating the game experience.

Jason - CMO and Co-Founder: Jason graduated from UC Berkeley and has 15 years of gaming experience, leading a marketing and operations team composed of 5 senior Web3 practitioners. He has rich experience in global game distribution to increase our game’s user base and brand awareness.

Roxi - head of web3 Markeing, CMO @ Aria, Ex Marketing Lead @ PXN, Ex Marketing Lead @ SleekCard, Ex Advisor @ Seedify and Multiple other projects.

Marketing team members have worked on successful web3 projects before which saw millions in revenue.

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION:

Summon Of Glory is developed by Playcraft Studio, and is already supported by @Animocabrands, @Shimacapital, @bigbrainvc, @mechanismcap.

We aim to integrate outstanding Yuga NFTs into SOG, creating fun gaming experiences, increase ApeCoin’s brand awareness, and to generate revenue share for ApeCoin DAO and the selected NFT holders.

The classic gameplay and strong social interaction within SOG leaves a lot of room for scalability plus interoperability for players across different communities.

BENEFITS TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM:

Enhance Apecoin’s brand influence and exposure via:

  1. including Apecoin’s art and information in SOG’s startup screen plus banner
  2. accepting $Ape as a payment option for trading SOG’s in-game assets
  3. putting the “ape” logo of Apecoin at the central position of SOG’s logo
  4. dedicating a section of SOG’s website for promoting and educating viewers on Apecoin’s ecosystem
  5. provide Apecoin community creations as rewards, such as booklets, collectibles, badges, autographs from Yuga holders

Generate revenue for Apecoin:

  1. SOG team will use the proposed funding to create game content for SOG Heroes based on 8 NFTs (such as BAYC/Movaverse, chosen via voting by Apecoin DAO members), covering all content such as character design, 3D modelling, skins and skill effect. 30% of the revenue generated in game from the Heroes created based on those 8 chosen NFTs will be permanently shared with ApeCoin DAO, while 15% will be shared with the corresponding NFT holder.
  2. When SOG’s token is listed on exchanges, it will prioritise airdrops to ApeCoin DAO community users

Boost Apecoin’s community participation:

  1. SOG will hold exclusive activities for members of the ApeCoin Community
  2. Initiate an Ape Voting event to give every Yuga asset holder a chance to appear in the game
  3. Part of the $Ape from the funding proposal will be rewarded to Apecoin community members who take part in the NFT selection votes
  4. Sponsor Apecoin DAO events

DEFINITIONS:

Strong Social Interaction : SOG’s fast-paced 5v5 battles last only 10 minutes, promoting social interaction and viral spread

Interoperability : Users can seamlessly transfer progress and gain multiple benefits between games within the SOG ecosystem.

Scalability : Smooth and seamless gameplay experience regardless of the number of concurrent players. Gameplay encourages participants to invite friends and new members to join

NFT Application : Trade heroes and skins based on existing NFTs, unlocking new ways to participate in games and monetization methods.

History of SOG:
Q4 2022: Completed the Seed round of financing, with a financing amount of $2 million, with investors including Shima, Animoca, Bigbrain, Mechanism, Origin, etc. After completing the financing, we began to build a team and determine the direction of our game development, that is, to combine NFT and Game, and provide players with a different Gamefi experience through the classic gameplay of 5v5 competition.

Q1~Q2 2023: We have screened 15 of the hundreds of NFT images as our in-game heroes, and given these heroes different classes, skills, skins, and special effects.

Summon of Glory (@SummonOfGlory) on X
UGC MOBA Game | Backed by @animocabrands @shimacapital @bigbrainvc @mechanismcap

Q3~Q4, 2023: We launched a playable version of the game and conducted gameplay tests in the YGG community and Google Play Store, with a total of more than 10,000 users experiencing our products.

Q1~Q2 2024: We are developing and perfecting our games and optimizing the operation details. At the same time, we started community operation in Q2, made an official website, and developed our mission system. We are also preparing for the beta test of Q3 to ensure that we can give users a better gaming experience.

The following is our community and website:
X:x.com
DC:discord.gg/summonofglory
Web:www.summonofglory.com

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT:

2024 Q3

Hold NFT collection activities within the ApeCoin Community

Enhance product experience and launch exclusive game testing experience for Apecoin Community

Expand number of SOG players

2024 Q4

Beta 1.0 test, launch exclusive game testing activities in the ApeCoin community.

Target 100,000 SOG registered users and further promote the ApeCoin brand among SOG game users.

2025 Q1

Launchpad and exchange listing for SOG’s token, token airdrop for the ApeCoin community.

Global game release.

2025 Q3

SOG UGC platform goes online

Hold UGC content creation competitions in the ApeCoin community, users can create heroes/maps New games in the SOG universe.

REPORTING EXPECTATIONS:

Progress reports will be shared with the community at a frequency of 1~2 times per month. The reports will include NFT voting campaigns, NFT character development progress and corresponding milestones, SOG playtests, NFT character revenue figures, and other important matters about SOG.

OVERALL COST:

Total amount requested from the ApeCoin Ecosystem Fund = 480,000 $APE.

Concept Art: 20,000 $APE, for the creation of individual concept art for 8 characters and 4 multi-character concept art pieces;

  • 3D Assets: 200,000 $APE, for the design and production of three views, costumes, weapons, accessories, class designs, and the creation of 3D models for 8 characters;

The average 3D asset budget for each NFT hero is 25,000 $APE, as follows:

3D model: The 3D model budget of 8 NFT characters is 160,000 $APE, with an average of 20,000 $APE each, and the 3D model includes characters and skills, which are divided into two types: battle model and display model. Although there are only 8 NFT characters, we need to make 16 3D models.

Three-view: The three-view budget for 8 NFT characters is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

Weapons: 8000 $APE for weapon design for 8 NFT characters, with an average of 1000 $APE each.

3D scenes: The budget for 3D scenes of 8 NFT characters is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

The budget for the skin is 160,000 $APE, and the average 3D asset budget for each NFT hero is 20,000 $APE, as follows:

3D model: The 3D model budget for the 8 NFT characters is 120,000 $APE, with an average of 15,000 $APE each, because as mentioned earlier, the 3D model has been made, so the 3D model budget corresponding to the skin will be lower. The difference between the models is that they are cooler in skills and movements, and they are also divided into two types: combat models and display models. Again, we still need to make 16 3D models.

Three-view: The three-view budget for 8 NFT character skins is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

Weapons: The weapon design budget for 8 NFT character skins is 8000$APE, with an average of 1000 $APE each.

3D scenes: The 3D scene budget for 8 NFT character skins is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

  • Skins: 160,000 $APE, for the production of skins, animations, and skill effects for 8 characters;

  • Sound Effects: 10,000 $APE, for the creation of music and sound effects for 8 characters;

  • Promotional Videos: 60,000 $APE, for the production of promotional video content for 8 characters.

  • Community Rewards : 6,800 $APE, of which 2,000 APE is allocated for rewarding participants in the ApeCoin DAO community who vote on the selection of game NFT characters, and 4,800 APE for rewarding the 8 NFT Holders who are ultimately chosen.

  • Community Events: 15,200 $APE for the ApeCoin DAO community users who participate in the SOG game testing and become SOG game promotion ambassadors, including cash rewards and exclusive game merchandise for the ApeCoin DAO community.

  • Community Gatherings: 8,000 $APE sponsored by SOG for two offline discussions, sharing sessions, and gatherings for the ApeCoin DAO community.

Nice presentation! Gaming is definitely a relevant way to onboard new people, as long as the game is either fun or profitable. This reminds me a little of Block Ape Scissors, which was an NFT project in the last cycle that was also a virtual card-based game with an interesting twist - you could wager “dust” in your wallet from various altcoins even if it didn’t have a significant dollar value. I always thought that was interesting twist. I was curious about Playcraft Studio - are they a separeate LLC from ApeCoin DAO? Would the IP accrue to them as an LLC or be held by individuals?

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Thank you David.
Playcraft Studio is the separeate LLC from Apecoin Dao.
The 8 characters and 4 multi-character concept art pieces are powered by apecoin.The game’s income will share to $APE holders.

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That makes sense. Thanks for answering.

Hi @Hannah,

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Hannah has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 452.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @Hannah’s AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

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Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@Hannah has responded to our questions and has provided consent to share them in this forum for the community.

Click to expand Q&A with @Hannah

1. Is the Ape Foundation expected to engage in any of the steps of the AIP implementation? If so, please specify the steps and elaborate on how it is expected to work.

We would like the Ape Foundation to participate in our NFT Holder solicitation in the APE community as well as our SOG game promotion ambassador recruitment campaign.

The specific steps are as follows:

1. Once the AIP proposal is approved, we will start an NFT voting activity in the APE COIN community and select 8 NFTs to be made into game characters. At the same time, we will provide 6,800 $APE as event rewards, of which 2,000 $APE is allocated for rewarding participants in the ApeCoin DAO community who vote on the selection of game NFT characters, and 4,800 $APE for rewarding the 8 NFT Holders who are ultimately chosen.

2. SOG plans to start the game test in September 2024, and the test event is planned to last for 1 month, and we will provide 15,200 $APE as a test and promotion reward in the APE COIN community.

2. Please update your proposal to include the required section titled “Reporting Expectations” and a schedule to which you would commit to sharing progress reports with the community. For more information please see the AIP Draft Template.

Progress reports will be shared with the community at a frequency of 1~2 times per month. The reports will include NFT voting campaigns, NFT character development progress and corresponding milestones, SOG playtests, NFT character revenue figures, and other important matters about SOG.

3. Please update the Proposal Description to more accurately summarize the initiative.

We aim to integrate outstanding Yuga NFTs into Summon of Glory’s gameplay, with the three main goals of (1) creating fun gaming experiences, (2) increase ApeCoin’s brand awareness, and (3) to generate revenue share for ApeCoin DAO and the selected ape NFT holders.

The proposal also includes providing awards for Apecoin DAO voting participants and long term incentives for both the selected NFT holders plus DAO members.

4. If you are not already, please include yourself in the Team Description section, along with any relevant professional/academic history and any previous experiences in Web2 and/or Web3.

Andy - Producer and Co-Founder: more than 16 years of experience in producing MMORPG and MOBA. He leads a creative R&D team of 20 members

Jason - CMO and Co-Founder: Jason graduated from UC Berkeley and has 15 years of gaming experience, leading a marketing and operations team composed of 5 senior Web3 practitioners.

Roxi - head of web3 Markeing, CMO @ Aria, Ex Marketing Lead @ PXN, Ex Marketing Lead @ SleekCard, Ex Advisor @ Seedify and Multiple other projects.

Marketing team members have worked on successful web3 projects before which saw millions in revenue.

5. Do you have any estimated costs for users to use the platform’s features or any premium features?

Users can obtain free roles and other rights and interests through the task system in SOG, and can also purchase them directly through top-up or trading.

6. If your platform would require token holders to connect wallets, what are the plans for security audits of your platform?

SOG’s wallet login system is made using smart contracts and will be audited by a security company.

7. Please provide a brief description and history of Summon Of Glory, including the website which your proposal mentions.

SOG’s history is as follows:

Q4 2022: Completed the Seed round of financing, with a financing amount of $2 million, with investors including Shima, Animoca, Bigbrain, Mechanism, Origin, etc. After completing the financing, we began to build a team and determine the direction of our game development, that is, to combine NFT and Game, and provide players with a different Gamefi experience through the classic gameplay of 5v5 competition.

Q1~Q2 2023: We have screened 15 of the hundreds of NFT images as our in-game heroes, and given these heroes different classes, skills, skins, and special effects.

Summon of Glory (@SummonOfGlory) on X

UGC MOBA Game | Backed by @animocabrands @shimacapital @bigbrainvc @mechanismcap

Q3~Q4, 2023: We launched a playable version of the game and conducted gameplay tests in the YGG community and Google Play Store, with a total of more than 10,000 users experiencing our products.

Q1~Q2 2024: We are developing and perfecting our games and optimizing the operation details. At the same time, we started community operation in Q2, made an official website, and developed our mission system. We are also preparing for the beta test of Q3 to ensure that we can give users a better gaming experience.

The following is our community and website:

X:x.com

DC:discord.gg/summonofglory

Web:www.summonofglory.com

8. Your proposal states” 30% of the revenue generated in game from the Heroes created based on those 8 chosen NFTs will be permanently shared with ApeCoin DAO”.

a). Based on the previous performance of Summon Of Glory, do you have any estimates or expectations for the potential revenue that may be generated?

The SOG game is not officially live, but based on our previous experience estimates, we expect the game to be able to generate around $30,000 per hero when it officially launches.

b.) Is there an expected schedule for the distribution of revenue back to the DAO treasury?

Once our game is officially launched and we start to commercialize fees, we will distribute the corresponding revenue from the previous month back to the DAO treasury every month.

9. Your proposal would create 8 Summon Of Glory Heroes based on NFT IP such as BAYC and Movaverse. Please outline the nomination and selection process for these NFTs.

We hope that Apecoin DAO can help us host the Heroes vote for community holders where they sign up to participate and the community will vote for the NFTs ranking from 1st to 8th. As mentioned above, we will also offer corresponding rewards for both voters and the NFT holders.

10. Your proposal outlines an “Ape Voting event to give every Yuga asset holder a chance to appear in the game.” Are you requesting that this vote take place on the ApeCoin DAO Snapshot?

Yes.

11. How would the 2,000 ApeCoin earmarked for rewarding the ApeCoin DAO community who vote on the selection of game NFT characters be rewarded?

We think we can collect the addresses of voters and distribute the 2,000 APE COIN equally.

12. Please provide a revision for your Steps to Implement section. As specified by the AIP Draft Template:
*** Identify any milestones and key performance indicators for each step.**
*** Detail any associated costs, personnel, and platforms needed for each step.**

July: Complete the 8 NFT Call for Vote campaign and start designing the stand-ups for the 8 NFTs.

August: Complete all 3D models, skins, sound effects, and videos for 3 NFT characters.

September: Complete all 3D models, skins, sound effects, and videos for the remaining NFT characters.

13. As per the ApeCoin General Guidelines, “proposals will not be put up for vote if they involve illegal activity, hate speech, pornographic material, or are at odds with the mission or values of the APE Foundation.” Can you ensure that the content on Summon Of Glory would be in keeping with these guidelines?

Yes. We can you ensure that the content on Summon Of Glory would be in keeping with these guidelines.

14. Would your expectation be to keep complete ownership of all content produced from this proposal?

Yes. We believe that game assets are a very important part of our game. The operation and continuous optimization iteration after the game is launched will make our game more long-term.

15. If approved, would any part of the grant be used to create liquidity for or otherwise aid in the establishment of the SOG token?

No.If there are remaining funds, we will use them for continued R&D optimization.

16. Please provide a more detailed budget breakdown, specifically regarding the 200,000 ApeCoin allocated to 3D Assets and the 160,000 allocated to Skins.

The budget for 3D assets is 200,000 $APE, and the average 3D asset budget for each NFT hero is 25,000 $APE, as follows:

3D model: The 3D model budget of 8 NFT characters is 160,000 $APE, with an average of 20,000 $APE each, and the 3D model includes characters and skills, which are divided into two types: battle model and display model. Although there are only 8 NFT characters, we need to make 16 3D models.

Three-view: The three-view budget for 8 NFT characters is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

Weapons: 8000 $APE for weapon design for 8 NFT characters, with an average of 1000 $APE each.

3D scenes: The budget for 3D scenes of 8 NFT characters is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

The budget for the skin is 160,000 $APE, and the average 3D asset budget for each NFT hero is 20,000 $APE, as follows:

3D model: The 3D model budget for the 8 NFT characters is 120,000 $APE, with an average of 15,000 $APE each, because as mentioned earlier, the 3D model has been made, so the 3D model budget corresponding to the skin will be lower. The difference between the models is that they are cooler in skills and movements, and they are also divided into two types: combat models and display models. Again, we still need to make 16 3D models.

Three-view: The three-view budget for 8 NFT character skins is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

Weapons: The weapon design budget for 8 NFT character skins is 8000$APE, with an average of 1000 $APE each.

3D scenes: The 3D scene budget for 8 NFT character skins is 16,000 $APE, with an average of 2,000 $APE each.

17. Do you provide consent to apply updates to the relevant areas of your proposal based on your responses to the questions above?

Yes.

18. Do you provide consent to share these questions with the community in this forum?

Yes.

A DAR package is being worked on and upon completion this AIP will move into Administrative Review. Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have sent a list of follow up questions to the author.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-@Facilitators