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Off the Grid

By August 9, 2022November 7th, 2022No Comments
Off the Grid by Gunzilla
RESEARCH SUMMARY

Off the Grid

A cyberpunk-styled genre based world built from the ground up by Neil Blomkamp (film director) Richard Morgan (author of Altered Carbon series), and Olivier Henriot (Assasin’s Creed, Far Cry).

Core Gameplay & Loop

Battle Royale PvP, PvE 3rd Person Shooter

150 players fight each other in PvP skirmishes, as well as PvE (Player Vs Environment) storyline missions using the same map inhabited by other players in real time. Players have the freedom to control how the story unfolds, with each decision made directly impacting everyone’s gameplay.

Off the Grid Game Loop

Tokenomics

$GUN – Utility token

  • Character Customization: Add character slots, change cosmetics, weapons, armour, etc.
  • Entry Fees: Tournaments, Events, Game Modes
  • Hideout Upgrade
  • Buy & Rent in game NFT Property
  • Staking (Validation Program)
  • Influence Match Rules
  • Build Crew into Mega Corp: Space(s), Max Members, Additional Features

Team

Gunzilla’s current team is 130+ and they are still hiring. Talent come from a variety of industry-leading studios and publishers, including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts (EA), THQ and more.

  • Alexander Zoll (CSO) – Ex-Crytek board member.
  • Vlad Korolev (CEO) – serial entrepreneur.
  • Timur Davidenko (CTO) – led the development of CryEngine (Technical Director) and worked on Far Cry, Warface and Crysis.
  • Jussi Keteli (Art Director) – involved in the iconic Gears of War series, Star Citizen and Hunt: Showdown.

Investors

$25M raised (Series A) – Gamegroove Capital, GamesUp42

PLATFORMS

PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC

GAMING ENGINE   //   BLOCKCHAIN

Unreal Engine 5   //   *Unknown

GAMING STUDIO

Gunzilla Games

NOTABLE BACKERS
  • Neill Blomkamp (Chief Visionary Officer) – director of movie blockbusters: District 9, Chappie, Elysium (with Matt Damon).

  • Ricard Morgan (script writer) – author of the Altered Carbon series.

SOCIAL STATS
15.6k Followers
CURRENT PHASE

Pre-alpha

IMPORTANT DATES

TGE: Q2 2022

Opinions

RESEARCHER OPINION #1

Jess | NGMI LAB, NT, SPECTRE, vVv – (non VC/game industry perspective)

This project has a very strong thesis where the belief is mass adoption by the main gaming community will be through seamless integration of blockchain technology into both legacy console gaming and crypto gaming in general. However, the current gaming community’s sentiment on NFT/crypto/blockchain is highly negative and if this negative perception will continue. This could potentially prevent mass adoption for the whole crypto gaming space. This game will be the studio’s 1st project (always risky), but the gaming studio is made up of very experienced people in both the gaming and technology sectors. Also noteworthy is the gaming narrative will be created by Neil Blomkamp and Richard Morgan. The biggest risk here is if they can deliver on the promise of seamless crypto/blockchain integration and create a triple AAA level game.