Harmony 8 Ball Game (pool)

Clarifying question: for this grant application, only 8 Ball Billiard is the game for which you are seeking a grant, correct?

In real life, playing pool is fun, but virtually, I’ve seen virtual pool as part of a casino, where there are other games one could play. Not always, but I wonder how many users would be interested in playing a pool-only game, versus pool as well as other games, kind of like in a Dave and Buster’s Arcade (Dave and Buster’s is a place to eat and play games for grown ups).

Have you done some market research to see how interesting a pool-only game will be to Harmony users?

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Hey peter, the funds will be used to setup the infrastructure of the arcade, not just for this pool game but also any other games that will be built in the future, this includes the internal marketplace, servers and marketing content. The funds requested in this grant will go towards creating different game modes and adding more in-game features for the pool game.

On the marketing side I ran a WL for a 5% discount on game NFTs just in our community on discord with minimal marketing (TG, Twitter) and we have over 200 users who signed up for that.
Looking at other similar games like miniclips 8ball which reportedly has over 10m active daily users it makes sense to try build our own version here on Harmony.

I’d imagine a game like pool combined with the other games in the virtual arcade will be a good addition overall, once the arcade is setup and theres multiple titles under one banner utilising 1 universal token it may prove to be successful.

Right now it’s difficult to show any accurate data but the initial community response has been well accepted and positive.

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Hey team - I’m at an offsite this week so, wanted to give you a quick update so you know I’m not ghosting you. I’ll be sure to review next week when i’m back.

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I like the pool concept but I think the addition with arcade based games would be needed , as well as maybe an EVM Retro game emulator where say paying 1 ONE you could play 1 game of pong or for 10 ONE you could have access to a ranked leaderboard with weekly or monthly prizes , etc … something related to that and obviously using ONE as your native exchange currency

@ juanonewuan He stated there will be a minimum of 25 games in the arcade. Given w can’t expect 8 ball Testnet until Q4, M1 2023 etc (according to WP) this much be the 10 year plan :slight_smile:

Not entirely sure I follow your logic here, the team can work on more than one game at a time :wink:

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Indeed there is a market for a stand alone pool game. The market only exists if the quality of the game is sufficient to attract a large user base over a long period of time and after discussion with Mando, i believe this version should do that. Online multiplayer pool games have alot of potential imo. What has always been lacking in this sector are cheap and fast online payments, Harmony ONE of course solves this.

Adding other games as in an Arcade style would imo cheapen the actual pool game itself.

Even if it takes 10 years at least it will get done, we’re gonna be here for 80 years. :clinking_glasses:

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theoretically they can yes, but you’d be better off managing your expectations

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oh no, why only 80 years?

My expectations or your expectations ? :joy:

Ahh dude you’re out of the loop.

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ah ok will watch it :slight_smile:

lol - was talking to RufasBotsmel about expectations.

It wont happen overnight, nothing does but, the plans are there and I’m working on a few different things simultaneously, there’s always something going on and everyday we’re making progress. Website is next on the list as that’s a major component and it’s missing.

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You’ll always have our support Mando. One of the most hard-working & ambitious community leaders out there. Legend.

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congrats on the token launch

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Looks like a great project; one of the few gaming projects that I’ve seen with alot of passion behind it. Had a few conversations with the project leader and he seems to have a strong vision for what the project will become~ hoping to see this succeed!

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Hey @Mando, thank you for sharing your proposal with us. I want to provide you with an update on our grants program. The text below is a copy/paste, but I am sending it with the same TLC that I would send any personalized message with. I care about your game and simply want to see you succeed.

As you may be aware, all funding for grants and investments are on hold. I would like to invite you to join our discussion here so that you can be fully informed and stay in the loop as things unfold.

That said, I want to encourage you to continue building. Our goal is clear: to make Harmony the leader in gaming and to make it as easy as possible for you to build, launch, and find success with your game. Most importantly, we care about the relationship we can build together. Please reach out to me on Telegram so we can make this happen. As you build, you still have access to our team for technical support. As you launch on mainnet and gain user traction, there are many ways a partnership with Harmony can lead to great things - even without funding.

Today, we released this video to highlight the many features that makes Harmony a great place for web3 gaming:

Thank you for considering Harmony as the home for your game launch. I look forward to cheering you on and am here to assist you in any way I can.

Matty

WEN GRANTS?

Can we get someone to review projects that applied around the time we did ( the ones who are left here anyway ) and consider funding some of the good game-fi projects?

I applied for this long before the recent events and it wasn’t really looked at properly, would be nice to get a bit of funding.

@stse @lij