FunFair Games launched last year with the aim of bringing a new genre of games to a new generation of players. Specifically focusing on the Gen X and Y casino audience. How has progress been?
In short, fantastic!
Since our launch at the end of last year, we secured a distribution partnership with EveryMatrix, allowing us to quickly get our games out to market. Further, the Every Matrix platform has the flexibility to enable multiplayer or single-player games. Ensuring the development team won't ever be ring-fenced by the platform and can focus on building genuinely engaging games.
We also have made significant progress on our first multiplayer game, “Rocketeers to the Moon”. We are currently demoing the game to potential operators in several markets as we aim to release at the start of Q2.
Finally, our next game, “Wheel of Steal” is currently under development and we recently ran a community competition to name the host character, gaining us almost 1,000 entries in the process.
We can't wait to get this on into the hands of the players later this year.
How will the success of FunFair Games feed back into the FUN ecosystem?
FunFair Games wants to focus on delivering the best multiplayer game experience for Gen X and Y gamers. To do this, we need to spend time on creating the games first and refining these for success on any platform.
However, we are working hand in hand with our FunFair Technologies developers who recently launched FunFair Labs. The goal of this project is to scale and deliver functionality not currently available in FunFair casinos. Multiplayer is high on the Labs team's priority list, as and when they find the solution this should allow us to port back our games and create a better blockchain gaming experience for players.
With our plans to add more functionality and better games on the FunFair platform, players will be better engaged, which will help grow and sustain the FUN ecosystem.
Could you talk a little about the new FunFair Wallet, particularly the type of use cases we can expect to see in the coming months?
The FunFair Wallet was born out of necessity for FunFair. We realized early in developing our casino platform that 3rd party wallets in the marketplace, such as metamask, weren't going to cut it for a seamless gaming experience.
Hence we built our wallet from the ground up and have been consistently iterating it over the years for our players' benefit.
However, over time we have had developers approach us about our wallet as they had similar issues as ourselves in finding a 3rd party wallet for use. Last year, we decided to make this a self-service wallet for developers building their DApps.
We are really proud of what the team has built. Developers now have a portal where they can log in, register their DApp and create a customizable wallet to fit within their DApp environment. All with a single line of code.
Oh, and for free, we don't charge for this service.
Regarding the use cases we can expect, that depends on what developers are building. The wallet itself can be tailored to any requirement, so we're as excited as you to see what the coming months bring from 3rd party developers.
The recent Q1 update outlined a diverse range of areas you will be focusing on across 2021. What will be the priorities this year, and where do you hope FunFair will be by the start of 2022?
Last year the team spent time looking at how the FunFair assets and tools can best support our vision of a decentralised, fair, gambling ecosystem.
As the Q1 update has showcased, we now have four areas of focus: the FunFair Platform, FunFair Labs, FunFair Wallet and FunFair Games.
All four have priorities and goals, such as getting the wallet into more developer DApps or creating engaging multiplayer games. We know that the Labs team will add a lot of functionality and scale and tie our games division even closer to the platform.
So those watching FunFair should see a lot of progress being demoed to the community in the coming weeks. Primarily as that team works at a pace to test and adapt to these new L2 solutions.
By the end of the year, we hope to have a more scalable solution in place with multiplayer games and fingers crossed ETH 2.0 removes a lot of the issues around gas costs, which have been hampering the ethereum ecosystem overall.