To form a game and movie studio in rural Arkansas, U.S.: we need a flagship and offerings of products and services done and seen. These are the "wheels" of the Pillarwheel DAO/Company: substantial products and services developed without funding to prove to investors we can deliver on our plans.We will deliver a playable game that is a minimum viable product that can be seen that demonstrates the persistent world, characters, and activity.Whitepaper
Milestone 1: Setup (already in progress)We have domains registered already, development started on: Unity, databases, .NET console server that interfaces with the databases.
Milestone 2: Cardano IntegrationMint tokens: Governance (top priority), In-Game Currency (lower priority)Video gameplay trailer and presentation of the more polished gameFormulate partnerships for current and future developments
Milestone 3: Preparation for next phasesForm needed partnerships (in progress), and solidify them.
This project is a Unity game, at its basics. It is an ARPG with some features not offered in current MMOs/ARPGs. I have participated in Unity training, and the video of our initial milestone should demonstrate the fundamentals of functionality even at our current stage of development. This proposal will help solidify a trajectory toward launching a playable demo to the public, or at least: our interested investors.[AUDITABILITY]
What does success for this project look like?
Players will be able to see various characters interacting in the persistent world using the Unity 3d engine. This demonstration game illustrates the unique features the game has in terms of mechanics, and that our starting studio can produce deliverables. Potential investors can see the results of minimum funding and the impact it has on the project.
Ultimately: Success for our team also means the success of using Cardano for its blockchain assets. We are closely following various projects in the Play-to-earn space using Cardano, and we see easy lead ins such as Twitch streaming this game alongside others to keep its community growing, and also provide the needed auditability that shows the world the project's results.