Pocket Arena is a blockchain-powered casual eSports platform that gives real rewards to players. It is a virtual in-game item exchange platform, primarily for HTML5 mobile games.
Pocket Arena’s mission is to create a decentralised micro eSports platform for everyone to enjoy and allow safe in-game item trading through blockchain technology.
Pocket Arena’s Vision
is to create a thriving decentralised ecosystem for non-app-store games that live on the blockchain, declaring freedom from the duopoly Google Play and Apple app stores.
Casual eSports for everyone
PA eSports Engine enables both casual leagues and micro one-on-one challenges for every end-user to have fun anywhere mobile. To increase the longevity of the games, players shall be rewarded with POC for playing the games.
Decentralised Community Booster
PA helps to boost your game community. The more traffic triggered by PA features, the more popular your game community shall be. Your game shall thrive in this ecosystem!.
Safe & Reliable In-Game Item Trading
PA Wallet and POC’s strong non-fungible token features allow you to own your virtual assets and trade safely with small fee (much smaller than ERC20!)
What is POC?
POC (Pocket Arena token) is the Swiss-regulated blockchain utility token built on the Stellar network.
POC is a decentralised gaming token that gives control back to the players by allowing them to own and trade their in game items safely. POC can also be used with a variety of dApps within the Pocket Arena ecosystem, as a casual eSport reward, brand-user interaction incentives and as a token of exchange.
- Issues currently facing the mobile gaming world: duopoly of app games
App stores have long been dominating the mobile game industry, creating an ecosystem in which only a handful of top ranking developers, often with large marketing budgets, can survive, stifling many smaller developers out of the market with the large fees incurred from each sale of their game to the app store, making their future survival unsustainable.
The two biggest winners in all of this is of course the Apple app store and the Google Play store themselves. Refusing to allow the introduction of any new tech formats for payments systems as their current duopoly model is geared to serve them best. And it does.
Is it possible to cut out the middlemen, and create a gaming ecosystem not solely based on app stores?
That is the vision of Pocket Arena. We are building a decentralised ecosystem with a sustainable business model, bridging the gap between game developers (specifically HTML5 games) and end-users.
- Is it possible to create a scalable and easy accessible blockchain for gaming?
Blockchain games can benefit end-users with real-item ownership, however the fee for the game item exchange can be very expensive with ERC 20. Considering the fact that usually any virtual game item is priced at 5 USD to 10 USD, paying a gas fee per transaction of about 3 USD – 5 USD is insane! Almost 50% of the virtual item price is charged for the gas fee in ETH.
Majority of the blockchain games on ERC20 require the user to install Metamask, a plugin which not a lot of people are too familiar with, causing many potential users to easily give up trying to use the application. The most successful blockchain game CryptoKitties, which uses the Ethereum network, has a DAU amount of below 400 according to recent reports.
- Is there a blockchain game, easily accessible to anyone even on just a mobile device, that does not charge its end-users with countless fees?
YES. Thanks to POC being built on the Stellar Network, end-users pay a fraction of the cost in fees comparatively, while POC is still able to provide a secure and non-fungible item ownership to the end-user. What’s more is end-users can also play Pocket Arena games via PC or while on the go with just a mobile, without the need for any downloads or installation, seamlessly with a simple login.
- But isn’t eSports just for nerds?
Traditionally, when it comes to eSports, people expect different national teams of players in a big stadium and an applauding audience. However, in a decentralised eSports setting, the scene would be quite different as every championship will take place online. We pursue the idea that casual eSports games are for everyone to have fun with and to create real value through this blockchain gaming platform.
Our Pocket Arena is a decentralised platform created especially to play one-on-one matches and to gain rewards. We have developed a variety of high quality casual games to run on Pocket Arena along with the formation of some great partnerships with leading casual game developers. Our mission: let everyone enjoy casual eSports gaming, wherever they go.
- Which PA games will be launched in next 6 months?
- What are the benefits of using Pocket Arena for the end-user?
Easily accessible and fun to play : End-users can easily create a PA Wallet by simply providing an email and password through their web browser. No download and no installation is required. PA games simply play through any browser, on mobile or on PC.
Multiplayer mode with eSports : There are a variety of high quality games ranging across many different genres which have both single and multiplayer modes. If players are looking for a real challenge to test their skills, then they may enter the PA championships, with big prizes to be won for the contestants.
Real world rewards and secure game item exchange : The more users play, the more POC they shall earn. They can spend their POC on purchasing virtual game items or participating in PA special events, such as the PA championships.
POC owners shall also be able to exchange their POC into other cryptocurrencies at a later date, once POC gets listed on cryptocurrency exchanges. When this happens, POC will have real world value to the end-users.
- Does Pocket Arena add value for digital marketers?
YES. We are already the leading provider of playable ads & branded games for marketers with www.brandedminigames.com.
Facebook is currently adopting a playable ad format as it is proven that playables are 4X more effective than compared to other ad formats and it is also the most preferred format by marketers.
Based on the credibility and expertise already built-up with international brands, we can add PA features on top of playables for brands. We call this the Crypto Playable. This blockchain based playable will be able to attract many more organic end-users while reducing the cost for marketers.
- Is the Pocket Arena team able to make this happen?
Since 2013, the PA teams have been developing the basis of Pocket Arena eSports AI and providing branded games for many different international brands through our product www.brandedminigames.com. With a solid technical background in HTML5 gaming along with blockchain technology, we have been building the foundations for Pocket Arena for over 5 years.
With the recent launch of the advanced HTML5 games on Facebook Instant Games and KakaoTalk, our games are boasting a DAU of over 600,000. With a solid partnership with Mobirix (mobile) and FHL games (PC) for development of our PA games, our blockchain game platform is in a unique position, and has been already approved by the Swiss finance regulatory body. Our utility token, working platform and dapps which build up part of the PA ecosystem have all also been reviewed by this body.
A Pocket Arena SDK will be offered to third party game developers for free by Q3 2018 and we shall continue to make new partnerships with a variety of worldwide game developers, major messenger apps (Facebook, Kakao Talk, WeChat), esports organisers and international brands.
- How to buy POC token?
The Pocket Arena project was initiated in 2012 and have been developed by all(most) the employees of Emoji Games GmbH and the employees of its affiliates and its contractors for last 5 years since 2012 who are over 50 people in different locations worldwide.
Hyong S. Kim
Founder and CEO of Emoji Games GmbH
Crypto enthusiast and visionary with deep understanding of blockchain technology. He was gaming solution architect for 15 years on mobile gaming engineering and business development with Samsung Mobile before founding the Company. He also has experience in the mobile VAS service engineering while attached to SK Telecom. Hyong was involved in various eSports events including the WCG in Germany as a technical architect.
We are in the process of selecting more of our Pocket Arena advisors who are the strong market influencers in blockchain, gaming and digital advertising industries.
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