[Axie Infinity] The Lunacian Issue #10

Development Update, Application Testing, Hackathon Axie Asia Tour

Welcome to the 10th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our happy, healthy, and energetic community!

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Development Update

We’re so excited for what’s in store for the Axie universe. Early this summer, we decided to allocate more time and resources towards the mobile application and we believe it was a great decision. The real-time battle system needs to be great as we believe it’s what will greatly expand the number of people that will fall in love with the Axie universe. It’s also key to enabling an amazing land gameplay system through real-time chimera battles so we wanted to polish it with care.

  • We’ve deployed 14 patches for the application.

  • All effects are now working, and we are working on balancing at the moment.

  • Our testers are loving it so far!

  • With just balancing left, our product team is moving on to Chimera battles and the reward system for the mobile application.

  • We will be adding additional testers within the next week.

  • We’ve finished a draft of the LUNA white paper and have sent it our advisors for review.

  • We now have 21 members on the team, we started 2019 with 9!

Quotes from the Alpha

“My first thought: this should be really easy for someone with basic knowledge to pickup."

“The most fun aspect is definitely the new dimension of strategic thinking and playing this enables.”

“First impression: This is great, I want to buy more Axies.”

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Axie Japan and Korea Tour

Aleksander, our COO and Jihoz, our Growth Lead, just finished up a trip to Japan and Korea!

The Axie brand is spreading and we made a bunch of new friends and allies on the trip!

Most notably, Aleksander gave a talk at Korea Blockchain week, alongside figures such as Vitalik Buterin.

Jihoz even made an appearance on CNBC Crypto trader!

Check out some photos from the trip below!

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Matic X Axie X MakerDAO Hackathon!

This past weekend, we co-hosted a hackathon with Matic Network and MakerDAO in Bangalore, India.

We learned a bunch about our dev tooling and look forward to hosting more of these in the future. These are crucial experiments as we start gearing up to work on an easy-to-use SDK for building on top of Axie!

Congrats to the winning teams, Blockleague and Axiebet!

That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

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[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #9

Development Update, 500 Startups Demo Day, Psycheout Korea Presentation, Community Shoutouts

Welcome to the 9th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our happy, healthy, and energetic community!

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Development Update

  • We’ve rolled out a private alpha test for the mobile application to 9 fanatic community members.

  • We are deploying ~1 new patch per day.

  • The application works on both mobile & desktop.

  • We have finished an infographic describing the new battle system.

  • We have added a new abstract to the LUNA white paper.

  • We are working on a new marketplace that will combine Land, Items, & Axies.

  • The number of influencers & media connections we have has been growing at 8% weekly rate.

  • Our product meeting synced up on upcoming feature releases and priorities after the application release.

  • We will be announcing a hackathon with some heavy hitting partners soon.

  • The team will be at Blockchain week in Korea, presenting alongside top industry leaders such as Vitalik Buterin. Send a message to aleksander@axieinfinity if you’re around!

  • Andy and Jihoz got haircuts.

500 Startups Demo Day

Last week, we had the honor of presenting Axie Infinity to some of Asia’s top investors, media outlets, and influencers. People are fascinated by the Axie journey and we came out of the event with new allies. Here are some photos of the team in action!

Psycheout Presentation in Korea

Aleks, (AKA Psycheout) presented at the Hashed Lounge on our approach to NFT design. Check it out!

Community Shoutouts

Kudos to:

  • DannyCorp for helping shape the future of LUNA token.

  • Jdor for being a rock of the community and pushing us to learn about the future of money.

  • Binary Assets for his leadership in Discord.

  • Chaz for energetically welcoming new community members and always having a positive spirit.

  • What the Moose for being the most fearsome Axie trainer since Uselezz’s reign.

  • Chief for his positive energy and support of community projects such as Axie.gg.

  • Freak for being an unsung hero— his tools are still the most used of any community developer!

  • Zakke for never giving up, no matter what life throws his way. Congrats on being able to stream again!

  • Spawn for his comedic relief in Discord.

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    That’s it for now!

    The Axie Infinity Team

    Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

    Axie Infinity Twitter— Our DM’s are always open :)

    AxieWorld.com— A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #8

Development Updates, Axie.gg Launch, Player Shoutouts, Land Market Liquidity, Leek!

Welcome to the 8th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our happy, healthy, and energetic community!

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Development Update

  • We have finalized a white paper for the LUNA token. Rewarding community members for their contributions to our ecosystem is the paramount theme.

  • We have initiated partnership talks with 2 major players in the blockchain space.

  • We have started to think about hackathon frameworks that will reward our community developers, as well as attract new developers/players.

  • We are currently drawing up a meetup framework that will be crucial in our growth plan for the mobile application.

  • Today (!), we began an internal test of the mobile application. An exclusive alpha will commence soon.

  • Our Art team is entering uncharted territory.

  • We will be presenting at 500 Startups Demo Day on September 5th!

Axie.gg Launch

The much-anticipated community project, axie.gg is live!

Axie.gg helps you find great deals on battle-ready Axies.  Powerful search options based on price, power rating, and more.  Find exactly the Axies you are looking for and get the best price.

Try axie.gg

Player Shoutouts

Kudos to:

  • ExHuman and ExHTO for setting a strong example in the Dapp.com community art contest.

  • Jdor for smooth Discord deployment of his marketplace notification bot.

  • Victor Regara for his energetic contributions to the Discord chat & engagement with new players.

  • EnforcerJ & Catdicax for their lovely Axie streams and Discord engagement.

  • Bronzebeard for his informative Axie articles (like this one) & fun driving streams (are those legal?).

  • RcTech for not starting a riot while he waits for the mobile application and more official tournaments.

  • Heresy for fighting Venezuela’s slow internet to stream Axie!

Land Market Heats Up

Liquidity, liquidity, liquidity!

Some new arrivals sparked a land acquisition frenzy over the last week.

Welcome to our new Barons!

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Leak!

Here’s another leak from the new live-battle system!

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter — Our DM’s are always open :)

AxieWorld.com — A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #7

Development Update, Axie X Klaytn, Jihoz Interview, Leek!

Welcome to the seventh issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!

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Development Update

  • We’ve set internal deadlines for a closed beta for the mobile application.

  • We’re currently working on balancing of classes/abilities for the mobile application.

  • We have finished a “lite” paper for the LUNA token.

  • We have moved into a new office which will facilitate further expansion of the team.

  • The art team is currently working on 2 “secret projects”.

  • We will be making an important announcement within the next 2 weeks.

Axie X Klaytn

Axie is partnering with Klaytn — Kakao’s public blockchain project!

KakaoTalk is used by 93% of South Korea’s population and has 50 million monthly users!

  • We will be integrating their native token, KLAY into our ecosystem.

  • The Klaytn team has given us 15,000 USD in KLAY tokens to use as rewards for our beloved community!

  • We may explore deeper technical integrations in the future.

Check out this article for more info!

Don’t forget to retweet our announcement and clap on medium!

Link to Twitter post.

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Jihoz Interview in Yale Publication

Our Growth Lead, Jihoz, was featured in The Yale Politic's Cryptocurrency & Blockchain (Y-C&B) project.

Jihoz discussed Axie’s vision, our dedicated community, and why empowering gamers is a natural use case for blockchain tech.

Check out the interview here

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Artwork Leek!

We’re hard at work on the live-battle system for our mobile application!

Here’s a leek!

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter — Our DM’s are always open :)

Axieworld.com — A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

Axie Infinity Development Update

Community Tournament, MakerDAO promotion results, Community Call, Offers for Land/Items live!

Welcome to the sixth issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!

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Development Update

We’ll start including short development updates through The Lunacian.

  • The server for our mobile application is completed.

  • Our engineers are currently working on adding the battle logic to the new server.

  • Our token economists are finalizing LUNA’s base mechanisms & getting a legal letter of approval — this is important because we want LUNA to be fleshed out and interesting as an incentive mechanism for Season 0 of the Axie ladder.

  • We’re working on the art &  mechanics for PVE (Player Vs. Chimera).

  • The team is currently deciding internally on the scope and timing of the open beta for the application.

  • We’re scaling up the team, especially on the engineering & art side. Our team size has gone from 11-15 so far, and will soon reach 18!

  • We will be making some exciting business-related announcements in August!

Summer Madness Community Tournament!

Community leader, RCTech, is hosting a tournament with tons of prizes on August 7th at 9 AM EST.

The sponsors are: Coco, Jdor, BEP, Jihoz, and the Axie Infinity Core team. If you’re interested in joining as a sponsor, contact RCTech in the Axie Discord!

Make sure to register using this form: https://forms.gle/FqSWsYPz4iLAEMEZA

We love community tournaments as they’re a great example of coordination within our community and user-generated content.

Town Hall Recap

The first Lunacian Town Hall was a resounding success!

Over 30 community members joined and discussed topics such as:

  • The roadmap for the mobile application.

  • Breeding & crafting economic principles.

  • The future of user on-boarding.

  • Guilds, fractional ownership, & renting land.

Want a full recap? Community moderator, Jdor, wrote up an amazing summary. It’s posted in the #announcements channel of our Discord.

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Offers for Land/Items

Last week we launched our much-anticipated offer feature for our land/item market!

If you’ve been eyeing a few parcels needed to complete your grand estate, now’s your chance!

Check out this article on how it works!

Offers Walkthrough

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

Axie Infinity Twitter— Our DM’s are always open :)

Axieworld.com— A community-run site that aggregates the top Axie tools, guides, and mini-games.

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