Alphadex AMA recap with Plutonians

from April 16th, 2022 in the Alphadex Telegram

The Intro

On April 16th, 2022 we were lucky enough to host the Plutonians team in the Alphadex Telegram. The following is an excerpt of that conversation. Don’t forget to add liquidity and join our initial private offering for Plutonians coming up very soon. Learn how to do that here. A massive thank you to all who attended.

The AMA

Alphadex
Hi everyone. We are going to be kicking off the AMA for Plutonians here very soon so we will shortly be muting the channel. If you wanted to learn a little more about the AMA in the meantime, please have a look at our Medium post.

Tillmann Meyer
Hallo!

James Lee
Hi

Alphadex
If you haven’t seen the trailer in the meantime, please do check it out here

Alphadex
Welcome, James. We will start very soon.

James Lee
Thanks great to be here!

Alphadex
Glad to have you.

Hello everyone.

Today we are proud to be hosting we’re hosting Tillmann Meyer, Plutonians Writer, Director, and James Lee, Plutonians Defi, Game-fi Designer, and CIO for an AMA

Plutonians is an epic space-based shooter and chose your own adventure built on Unreal Engine and WebXR in VR. Plutonians is different because the audience plays an active role in creating the assets and building the storyline following the first edition through a set of user-friendly tools and interfaces.

Everything in Plutonians is an NFT and everything can be bought, sold, and traded on the market. Plutonians is built on Solana enabling a completely user-owned and user-centric two token economy allowing users to make decisions on the future of the platform.

Without further delay, let’s begin. If you want to learn more about Plutonians please check out their socials at

Website:https://plutonians.tech/
Telegram: https://t.me/plutoniansgame
Twitter:https://twitter.com/plutoniansgame

Alphadex
Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves and how the Plutonians game came to be?

Tillmann Meyer
Sure thing!

James Lee
Sure can! — I am James, I have been working in fintech for the past 20 or so years, I have been immersed in the crypto space for the past two years and working alongside and helping stand up some great DeFi projects in the space. I am thrilled to be part of the Plutonians team as CIO and that DeFi guy.

Alphadex
“that defi guy” 😅 Love it.

Tillmann Meyer
Well, I’m Till, I’m the CTO, so my job is basically picking which technologies to use and hopefully working with the team to make them all work together to bring the game to life. I’ve been making games and apps for 20 years, and I’ve won an award for my gameplay design. James and I go way back actually and we reunited over our love of all things crypto and Plutonians got it’s first chance to come into the world…

Alphadex
Sounds like you have quite the background guys. The community plays a pretty important role in future iterations of Plutonians. Can you explain why and how that might work?

James Lee
Yes!! Community is key to our development because essentially they are part of the blueprint that is Plutonians Metaverse

Tillmann Meyer
The project is literally named after the community: Plutonians! I think being a Plutonian means different things to different people, but for me as a Plutonian, it means always exploring and questioning things… Not stepping back from a challenge and setting your sights on big targets…

The name also carries the ultimate tokenised planetary reconnaissance destination: PLUTO

The community feedback is super valuable… Go to plutonians labs to see what’s already launched and what’s coming up including the collaborative game editor tools

James Lee
I was just adding that Labs allows for direct community feedback and this will assist in shaping Plutonians development

Alphadex
I’ve personally always loved the name. How long have you been working on Plutonians and what would you say your biggest challenges have been thus far?

James Lee
We really got into the groove in May 2021 — from that point we have gone from strength to strength and built a fantastic team of game devs, unreal engine devs, MERN devs, 3d Modellers, Concept artists, a writers guild and the list goes on.

challenges were finding the right market to launch in TBH. We want our community and contributors to also be rewarded for believing in us.

Alphadex
I would imagine it takes an army for a production of this caliber. Absolutely love the art, concept, and design. Why blockchain for Plutonians? What do the tokens do and how does the economy work?

Tillmann Meyer
I love this question

The tokens have different use cases and thus different attributes. RPC or Republic Credits is the in-game currency, so we need a lot more of it! PLD, Plutonian DAO will be our governance token and so it’s more convenient to have less of that one. We have things you can do from TGE onwards on our partner aldrin.com

Tillmann Meyer
There’s also stuff to do on the discord by simply holding the tokens

James Lee
I am going to answer the second question.

Some Token use cases
Governance:
PLD will have in-game utility but also form an integral part of our Governance system to allow for voting etc.

Staking Rewards:
RPC will be earned from staking PLD as one of the use cases amongst others / PU238 will be our Reward token

Payment for Service/Product:
Spaceship NFT’s and components and in the future state job roles will be able to be paid for with PLD and RPC.

Liquidity:
PLD and RPC will be provided as DEX Liquidity for Market pairs PLD/RPC and also in-game liquidity to provide seamless swaps between the internal and external markets

In-game Utility:
Purchasing in-game fuel (PU238) with RPC, Purchasing upgrades, weaponry arrays, components, warp functionality etc.

Tillmann Meyer
The game blurs the line between app and social spaces… Some missions will need to be discovered, and some will need to be worked on as a community

James Lee
I mean that is just a snippet, lots of other utility externally and in-game for both tokens. What does blockchain do well though @tillmannmeyer ?

Tillmann Meyer
Blockchain is all about persistent state. Games have a persistent state problem… Once the devs switch off the centralized servers, it’s game over! Blockchain is literally built to solve issues of persistent state 🙂

But at the same time, blockchain games are mostly terrible. Plutonians is built to solve that problem 🙂

Alphadex
Uncensorable, unstoppable gaming. But something people will actually want to play. How far along is the development and how will your roadmap evolve?

James Lee
We have our Alpha and Beta out

Tillmann Meyer
Again I don’t know if I can post the link, but our roadmap is a living document up on LABS

James Lee
Alpha was the VR demo — playable from https://pluto.quest

Beta is also out now, it’s our TDS (Top Down Shooter) available from the lab's link. Full Unreal Engine 5 game iteration will be out in September !!

Tillmann Meyer
When approaching the construction of a metaverse, where you are in this situation where you don’t really have any standards to build on yet, you are very much making decisions on a daily basis as to which direction the game should go in. It’s super exciting to be working in this way, but our approach has been to separate out all the key game components such as the VR, top-down views, game and level editors, etc into different parts

Tillmann Meyer
And this is why we launched labs, to get the community a bit closer to the development process and get feedback early on. Labs wasn’t even on the roadmap 🙂 and there are many other aspects of the game as I mentioned before that we have intentionally obscured… Discovery is all part of the fun

Alphadex
So my next question was actually about labs. I was recently cruising through and caught a few different hilarious names. I was hoping, somehow, that maybe you might leak us some alpha absolutely no one knows yet. Codename: Sneaky Dolphin caught my eye. Any chance we could get a little exclusive or hint?

Tillmann Meyer
Hahahaha

BUGGY is something I’m personally looking forward to seeing. And I thought the tire marks were a dead giveaway.

James Lee
We had real descriptive names, however, some of the arty folk in the team wanted to mix it up!

Tillmann Meyer
We try and permit creativity when possible

Alphadex
love it. Can’t wait to hear more. The creativity and the mystery are something we’ll all look forward to decoding.

Tillmann Meyer
Even though sometimes creativity is the enemy (Tom Sachs)

Alphadex
How important is art in Plutonians? How involved in that artistic process are you? Do you outsource it or is it done in-house?

James Lee
Great question!

We have an amazing team of artists ranging through all of the categories i mentioned earlier, concept artists, 3d modelers, animators…. the list goes on.

Art is an integral part of Plutonians! The sexy part!

Tillmann Meyer
We have good cross-pollination between teams too… Our musician (sound tracks are on spotify by the way) often jumps into the writers guild, the writers jump into the 3D art and gaming teams to see what’s going on, etc… It’s great

Plutonians
I spent quite a bit of time listening to the soundtrack. Just sort of chill relaxing space beats. Could have it on for hours. Great music to work to.

James Lee
Check out our Plutonians Original Game Soundtrack on Spotify also, more coming soon

Tillmann Meyer
And James and I just kick back and relax (not)

Alphadex
No rest for the wicked. So much to do and I know you guys don’t stop. When we’re speaking about customizations and then building custom ships, how customizable are we talking?

James Lee
Weapons, skins, lots in the works.. Tillmann will expand on that also

Tillmann Meyer
For customization of ships etc, we are still building this out actually as it is hugely influential on the gameplay. We need to not only find a gameplay balance between weapons and defense but also how many slots are on each ship… how many slots can be occupied by different components etc

What type of component can be added to which slot or mounting point… But again, it always comes to game balancing and the matrix detailing the first ship and component NFT set is changing all the time. We will get it as close as we can to what we feel constitutes the best game that we can make, and hopefully hand it over to the community to fix our game breaking ion cannons

Alphadex
I would imagine oddly, there is probably a significant amount of math and game theory behind that

Tillmann Meyer
Oh totally… We don’t want the gameplay to be a straight button swap (ie: weapon Y can be countered by shield X) we want pilot skills to be more meaningful than the equipment. Some feedback we got early on was that people don’t really want to play Star Atlas because of the impression they got that they would just be blasted to oblivion by someone richer than them who could simply buy a better ship. We are very focused on keeping the gameplay fun.

Pilot skills on the sticks, but also pilot skills in their loadout

Alphadex
I love it. It seems well thought out and equitable. How complicated will the platform be to use and how much blockchain knowledge will players require to be able to enjoy the game?

James Lee
These are some of the best questions we have had to be honest with you out of stacks of AMA’s!

Tillmann Meyer
No blockchain experience is necessary at all.

James Lee
Users will be able to really hit the ground running, we have designed the game to be able to appeal not only to blockchain gamers. We wish to be appealing to gamers outside the blockchain space, hence we have designed the game with that in mind, they don’t want to have to set up a wallet or purchase an NFT just to play the game.

Alphadex
You have to keep it approachable. So this makes perfect sense. One last question and we’ll open up the chat to have people ask questions. The first three that are answered will get a prize of $50 USDT. Tell us something about Plutonians that no one in the general public has heard yet outside of your team.

Tillmann Meyer
Ok…

Can we leak the claimer UI James? lol

James Lee
Yes of course! you got a video, right?

Tillmann Meyer
Check this out…

Alphadex
👀👀 Love it… raw alpha here.

Tillmann Meyer
That’s an exclusive. You are the first to see it outside of the team.

James Lee
Alpha on Alphadex

Alphadex
It looks beautiful. Really nice UI. You are artistes.

Alphadex
Thank you James and Tillmann for those answers and information. Let’s begin with our public questions period. James and Tillmann will select audience questions and the first three answers will receive $50 in bep-20 USDT. Allow us up to 24 hours for the delivery of your prize following the AMA. If you were one of the three first questions answered, please send me a copy of your bep-20 USDT address following the AMA.

We will temporarily unfreeze the chat. Please ask your questions now. Allow me a quick moment to unfreeze the chat.

Chat is unfrozen

James Lee
Let’s go!

Tillmann Meyer
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Naveed hanif
hi will it be added to teir 1 exchange

James Lee
This is a secret for now :).

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In the games, what types of payouts do you apply to make it easier for players? Will there be an option to connect to Wallet Connect while playing? And can you explain your “expectations” about the gaming experience you want to improve with your Project?

Tillmann Meyer
I like this question… Very technical! So we have seen a few games with different approaches, including some centralized ones, but we have actually partnered with a wallet (Buzz) which is going to allow us to do some amazing integrations we believe. Buzz are working with Aldrin DEX and the team is really great to work with.

cuakjambi
What are the ways in which I can increase the value and powers of the different NFT in the game? Once this is achieved, what are the benefits to the player of having the best NFTs in the game? This would increase the likelihood of improving performance or profits?

James Lee
Another great question! We have been tirelessly building NFT components that add to different slots on NFT Spaceships, this will change the dynamics of the ship and increase the performance, you may have a canon, a shield, a laser etc, hope that answers your question.

Alphadex
It looks like all three will win the prize of 50 dollars USDT. So please contact me following the AMA with your BEP-20 address. If Tillmann and James have time to stick around after and answer any more questions, I am sure they will do so.

Thank you so much gentlemen for your answers. We appreciate you being here today and can’t wait to see the launch of Plutonians. If you have not yet provided liquidity for the private sale, you can learn how to do so here.

Make sure you join Plutonians on Telegram and you can find out more about them below.

Website:https://plutonians.tech/
Telegram: https://t.me/plutoniansgame
Twitter:https://twitter.com/plutoniansgame

James Lee
Indeed!

Tillmann Meyer
Thanks, everyone!

Tillmann Meyer
Great to be here

Alphadex
Guys, thank you so much

We appreciate you allowing us the chance to be a part of your journey and we are super excited for the release.

Learn More About Plutonians

Plutonians is an MMORPG VR Space Game powered by Solana featuring an NFT Shipyard, Game Builder, Story Editor, and a great introduction to DeFi and blockchain for new audiences!

Watch our socials and Plutonians.tech for more information.

To keep updated with the latest developments, connect with us on:

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