INTRODUCING: Surgent Gaming — A Web3/Hive Game Development Studio

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We make story-driven #play2own games.


THE PROBLEM

Games have lost their souls!

These days, your average game is either chopped up into presale DLC, plagued by loot boxes, or stealing your lunch money with gacha collection systems. RNG reigns supreme when it comes to how far spending money gets, and you don't even own any of the (mostly useless) tidbits you receive! Monetizing the gaming experience—whether traditional or blockchain gaming—has begun to dominate the common motivation for creating games. The enjoyability of the player's core gaming experience has been pushed to the side for the sake of making a quick buck.

Storytelling has become optional.

The most memorable (and nostalgic) games often have a story to tell. That story influences the way players interact with the game by teaching them important lessons through its characters. With monetization overtaking creativity in game design, many gaming franchises have begun to downsize the important of their lore or leave out the story entirely!

Blockchain games aren't accessible.

Some of the most popular blockchain games right now no longer have an "affordable" entry point for new players due to the "early bird" advantages offered in many presales. Other games unintentionally isolate their communities by requiring the purchase of assets (NFTs) that have ballooned in price beyond what would be practical for new players. Too many blockchain games are fostering exclusive clubs of competitive investors that hinder their growth.


OUR MISSION

Gameplay above all else.

As a blockchain game development studio, our mission is to provide gamers with familiar experiences that merge traditional gaming principles with web3 values. We want our games to be enjoyable while supported by the digital ownership features made possible by blockchain technology. For us, this means offering a free-to-play system focused on rewarding players for playing the game rather than pressuring them to spend more.

Own what you earn.

Surgent Gaming is driven by a #play2own design philosophy where gamers own the assets they collect in-game. We don't want players to view our games as tedious chores connected to an earnings treadmill. Playing, itself, should be the goal, and keeping what you earn is the joyous byproduct of digital ownership. Our games will be accessible (with multiple localizations!) and rewarding regardless of how much you choose to invest.


OUR VISION

The interconnectivity of digital assets.

Central to the design of our games is the creation of digital assets that carry across multiple environments. This connectivity will provide the foundation for a gaming ecosystem capable of bridging to other communities and systems. Put simply, the assets (NFTs) earned in our first project are intended to carryover into the next. Long-term, we'd like to explore building support for these assets outside of our games in the various metaverse initiatives being developed.

An open-ended e-sports community.

Building on the concept of interconnectivity, we want to eventually establish an e-sports community across our games that rewards players for participating anywhere in our ecosystem with assets usable in any of our games. This means "crypto"-sports competitors would earn crypto rewards that could be freely utilized or transacted.


Antix Interactive Inc.

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To help us accomplish these goals, we're proud and honored to have partnered with Antix!

As a global metaverse innovator, Antix offers a full suite of technological solutions for companies and brands looking to expand into the Metaverse. They boast an amazing clientele including: Game of Thrones, FIFA, PUBG, EA Games, Wargaming, Tencent, World of Tanks, HBO, and Warner Bros.

Their team also has experience working on projects such as:

MOVIES — Pacific Rim: Uprising, Star Wars, Doctor Strange, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

SHOWS — DC's Legends of Tomorrow, His Dark Materials, Love Death + Robots

GAMES — S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, Quake Champions, DotA 2, The Elder Scrolls Online


UPCOMING PROJECTS

Supported by this partnership, Surgent Gaming is currently developing two unannounced projects:

An isometric turn-based pet tactics RPG inspired by games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Pokemon.

A third-person action RPG with pet collecting inspired by games like Genshin Impact and Lost Kingdoms.

As mentioned earlier, both games will utilize many of the same NFTs to allow players the freedom of bringing their collection from one game to the other.


Stay tuned for more details on our first project coming later this month!

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Omg! I love FF Tactics! Looking forward to playing those games!
How far ahead are you in development?
Hit me up if you need help integrating Keychain.

And here I was thinking on how to reach out to you... :D

We have done significant development and I would love to say more but that wouldn't be fair to my team who are planning the reveal...

Fair enough ^^
You can contact us on Discord: https://discord.gg/3EM6YfRrGv
Looking forward to the reveal!

Awesome, Hive is heading to new heights with all the hot games coming! great plans to focus on the gamer, lore and keeping the entry for all attainable for mass adoption, we are working on a very similar model for the games Royal Reptile are building (Psyber-X)... a possible future partnership? 50 commercial plots where big projects can launch their game, just giving an agreed upon deal to the founder that holds 1, buy 1 from them or rent it... many options if you want to consider once closer to launching your first game. !PGM !PIZZA !PIMP


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50 commercial plots where big projects can launch their game, just giving an agreed upon deal to the founder that holds 1, buy 1 from them or rent it... many options if you want to consider once closer to launching your first game.

@dynamicrypto what a great idea! Count me in if it comes down to this one day. I can support with Com.plots😎

Very interesting, I will follow it!
These games are developed on Hive?

Yes they are....

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Absolutely...Glad you loved it...

Looks very exciting! Cant wait to see some of these.

Can't wait to show you all more...we are crafting a killer post for all of you..

Sounds interesting and if the goal is to merge traditional gaming principles with web3 values, this could be something that might interest your team.

Definitely interesting!! Thank you for sharing...

Good work, thanks. :=)

Thank you for your comment

Great seeing Hive being use for web3 gaming. Will be following the development.

Thank you...we will keep you abreast of the situation :)

This is great. Welcome to Hive guys!

We are so excited to have you here and looking forward to your work.

Take care of the community and it will take care of you :))

Absolutely!! Community is what makes a game successful

Sounds interesting, look forward to see where it goes!

Thank you for the feedback! This is the start of a journey for us...

many gaming franchises have begun to downsize the important of their lore or leave out the story entirely!

My guess is maybe it's a role play game, was it a hint leave out the story entriely?

That story influences the way players interact with the game by teaching them important lessons through its characters.

Again it gives me vibes the asset story will be based on how I will interact with it.

Building on the concept of interconnectivity, we want to eventually establish an e-sports community across our games that rewards players for participating anywhere in our ecosystem with assets usable in any of our games.

My next guess is Antix already have experience in this genre so maybe it will be able to transfer from game to game. Taking it to moon and beyond! With their experience in movies and shows, I would be surprised if the nfts are already from a popular franchise or have plays like pokemon type series far in future. But I already waiting for a show of digital collectables, maybe this time.

Supported by this partnership, Surgent Gaming is currently developing two unannounced projects:
An isometric turn-based pet tactics RPG inspired by games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Pokemon.
A third-person action RPG with pet collecting inspired by games like Genshin Impact and Lost Kingdoms.

So it's already like 3 games with our nfts? Hmmm. Interesting......

Stay tuned for more details

Bet I am. Let's see what more it unfolds. Opps, I dropped something.... Oh it's my FAT,JUICY, BIG !1UP 100 ;)

Blessings from a Hive BEE!

Thank you Good Bee...you have to wait a bit more before we start dropping more than just teasers :)


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Nice! Interesting to see you partner up with Antix. Looking forward to read about your projects😎

Cheers!

Thank you Good Sir

Nice
Welcome on board to Hive
Great focus on Storyline 👌 a game without a Storyline won't go down well.

Absolutely!! It is the biggest issue with games nowadays..

Looking forward to what you have in store for us

Absolutely!! and will be looking forward to your feedback on this journey with us

Another interesting game coming to Hive , that's amazing and your partnership with Antix is a great start 👍

I love your philosophy of "own what you earn" ,of course many gamers will be interested in investing on this game...just being optimistic 👌

Your focus on story line is great too...I believe this project will be a pleasant journey.
Nice👍

I am glad you think so...this is exactly the type of comments I have been hoping for...

Woah! Sound way much Fascinating. Looking forward to see more of development and teaser.

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Absolutely

Good luck and God Speed~

Thank you Good Sir

Nice!

Thank you Kicky...looking forward to seeing you stick around

Sounds incredibly interesting and I'm looking forward to hearing more!

Absolutely...

DotA 2

A similar play-to-earn game to DotA 2 and to League of Legends would be very good. So a MOBA game in general. If the game is enjoyable, then probably millions would play it. And a good (skill based, and not pay-to-win) game would bring the Hive blockchain one step closer to mass adoption.

Good Spot...no one else spotted this..if I say anymore I will be gutted by my reveal team...

👀

I'm interested in how you're planning to tackle story driven games with also including blockchain technologies. Looking forward to watching this!

It is a challenge and a half...but different choices results in different rewards (Don't kill me, reveal team)

Count me in for following and learning more along with support as you continue to build here on hive. So far it sounds sold in terms of vision and I can't wait to hear more about the plans and you all as a company. Welcome to hive!

Thank you for the support...we can't wait to share more with you (but my reveal team can, I ought the fire him)

awesome project!!
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Great project, hopefully it's going to launch soon. Look forward to invest in this.

Looking forward to your feedback always..

Do you have a discord community yet?

Of course we do...for the past 4 months now...but we are setting it uo for the public...so you can expect all our social media links shared in the next post towards the beginning of the next post..

Alright, I'll be waiting in anticipation.

In between, may I ask what type of products will you be presenting to the public, packs, or simply NFTs cards?

I want to answer that...but I cannot...I would request you to kindly wait for a week or so...most of your questions will be answered then...

I'm comfortable with your response. So will wait, wish you good luck on your project 👍

This sounds sweet! or maybe sweet is an understatement 😃

I will be on the look out.

It is an understatement :D

Interesting reading and congrats on the partnership. Fully agree that gameplay must trump all else. Gamers are fickle and will move on from a game very quickly if bored or feel that their concerns are not met. Crypto (p2e) gaming is even more complicated as one has to also create a Tokenised ecosystem that somehow rewards without being taken advantage of by bots or market manipulating whales. Will be watching closely, hope the early dev goes well 🚀

We all hope the same thing..

Welcome to Hive.

Looking forward to more gaming and entertainment here.

Thank you for the welcome

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Welcome to hive! @surgentgaming. So stoked about the development. Good luck and hopefully we all can play the game soon 😊
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Thank you Love...Appreciate the support..

This is a good strategy you have pulled together, keep up the good work friend

I like disgaea alot, used to waste thousands hours there

good luck for the project, I am looking forward for the launch 🤞

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Did you know the whole reason I decided to make a game was because of the shitty mobile game they made for disgaea...they butchered a beautiful game with gacha and expensive packs...

Welcome to the world of Hive.
It is awesome to see new developments.
Looking forward to the reveal.

Glad to hear that we are just as excited as you are...

This sounds exciting! Can't wait to see (and test) your work! ;)

We can't wait for you to test our game and give us feedback :)

Muy buenos objetivos trazados, esperemos se logren concretar, es un trabajo arduo, llevará tiempo, pero espero poder difrutar de sus juegos, como bien lo mencionan en el post, lo importante es jugar y divertirse,no hacer algo como robot todos los días.

exactamente...esperamos traerte algo que disfrutas

I am looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing.

Glad to hear that good sir...

EY!! Damn nice,love the whole viewpoint on the story/gameplay being main focus and also love that you picked Hive for this! I gotta look up Antix later today cuz i really do love DC Legends of tomorrow so would love to know more about their part in one of my fav shows hehe :D

I'll jump into the Discord once you've shared the social links in the next post also i am still learning but would love to possibly help with some 3d design for some upcoming thing y'all do tho idk 100% yet if I'll be able to but hey i could at least try if you're open for it!

!PIZZA

I am not going to say no...would love to see what you got

Anything already build?

Yes a lot is built...but nothing ready for public playing yet...

As a lover of blockchain-based games and as a lover of Hive I will follow this project with extreme interest!
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Interest from the Maestro...we will be looking forward to your feedback

This is amazing! I am even more amazed by your choice of thinking about the lore. As a teacher and gamer, I am touched. Looking forward to this!

No teacher should teach any class without a narrative otherwise it would be boring as hell :D

This is one of the best ads I've seen in quite some time, it's great that you're working on something really amazing.

Thank you!! All credits goes to our copywriter...

Sounds amazing but mentioning a ccp owned company like tencent might be a turn off for some people. I do hope this partnership is beneficial. These games and the concept sounds awesome.

We are going to be transparent wherever we can...we hope that people don't get turned off because of that...because I don't believe in operating in any other way is going to work out...

And this is from a guy who has worked in corporate for a significant amount of years...

FIRE!

You've been working hard this entire time. Looking forward to seeing how this all pans out. Keep in touch.

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It has been a LONG time coming

Intriguing!
A few questions pop in my mind right away:

  • How can it be story driven and at the same time long time engaging? Will these be chapters of RPG stories which unfold into an epic story, like the Mass Effect series? I mean if the crew would be looked at as NFTs that could work, and there were even a few decision which caused the loss of the crew (we don't want character burning without a warning :D )...
  • Or will there be a mechanic to upgrade pet stats, like stats, skills or attitude?
  • What will the revenue stream be like? Will these be really chapters, and each chapter will cost a fee. Or one walkthrough could cost a definite amount? Would a system like this even work?
  • Will this be a single or a multiplayer environment with PvP? As Pokemon was mentioned will it be an open word, where creatures can be found and other players can be fought against? Will there be leagues and tournaments on special locations?

Ah. I will stop here, before I get overexcited and I will simply wait for the next hints :D

Don't keep me waiting for to long :D

!PIZZA
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I have the answer of all of your questions in front of me...but I cannot answer them...we will try not to make you wait for too long...

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Have you some existing hive users on your dev team or how did you decide to build on this chain?

Sounds like a very interesting project and from experience i can say that Hive is the best place to build web3 games for the tech, the community and the ability to communicate with them across all of the different apps.

We were looking for a chain with no gas fees as we want to onboard web2 gamers ...and no we have no devs from hive...but this is a good thing cause that means we have devs from outside coming into hive...

It is even better.
It means that outside teams are seeing the potential to build here and bringing in fresh Devs, fresh ideas and new users.

Great to hear it and will be following along to see what comes next. 👍

Same here as well. If their first Dapp can be set up within months. This will bring more people outside to flock here.

Wait till you guys see what we have in mind to bring people from web2 to Hive...

I'm excited! :)

Great stuff! Will be following closely, keep us posted!

Absolutely...

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