Gamestatix, a blockchain-enabled platform for video game development, has pulled together veterans from across the games industry. The core development and advisory team now consists of leaders with experience gained at companies such as Google™, Activision Blizzard®, Cavallier Games Studios™, the British Esports Association™ and includes marketers of the Halo™, Call of Duty™, Sonic The Hedgehog™, Assassin’s Creed™ and Football Manager™ series.
Together they will contribute expertise to drive forward Gamestatix’s mission to solve industry problems of early access, co-creation and discoverability faced by independent developers and studios.
Gamestatix co-founder Dean Anderson says: “It’s testament to Gamestatix’s core principles that so many respected and experienced individuals from the games industry have stepped up to be part of this project. I’m honoured to be working with them and look forward to delivering a progressive solution that the games industry needs.”.
What is Gamestatix?
Gamestatix is a platform that brings developers and the gaming community together within the functionality of a social framework.
The platform will use a model that rewards players with cryptocurrency for playtesting games, creating in-game assets and promoting games via sharable content.
Developers will in-turn be given access to a “global pool of talent” to support them in the creation and promotion of games.
Compared to existing digital storefronts, Gamestatix will not focus on the sale of released games, it aims to own the pre-release space. The platform will also feature a unique discovery mechanic. Its algorithm will only show games to a user if they have not yet playtested or purchased the title, additionally Gamestatix will allow developers to invite a pre-defined audience to discover their game in order to provide a level playing field for developers of all sizes.
Gamestatix is an exciting new application of blockchain and cryptocurrency in the video games industry, that’s solving real world problems at a time, according to NewZoo’s latest 2018 report, where ‘’the industry is on track for a decade of double digit growth.’’
Gamestatix is headed by co-founder Dean Anderson – a blockchain evangelist with a deep working knowledge of the UK and European games industry. As former Business Development Manager of creative events agency NJLive, Anderson was involved in the UK launch of franchises such as Halo™, Call of Duty™, and Destiny™.
His fellow co-founders are Visar Statovci, founder of Waste-Creative; a modern digital agency known for marketing titles in the Total War™, Sonic The Hedgehog™, Assassin’s Creed™, Football Manager™, and Batman Arkham™ series; and Valon Statovci, founder of business organisation app, GoPlanr – a dedicated platform solution for workforce agencies who need to deploy employees to multiple client sites.
The trio began development of the Gamestatix platform in 2016 and have since grown the team.
In addition to the co-founders, the core team comprises of Justin Wu (Gamestatix blockchain strategist), founder of Etherify.io, the first Ethereum venture studio in Portugal, Rui Vaz (Gamestatix blockchain developer) founder the mobile music streaming and sharing app, Soundbet, and Brett Meyer (Gamestatix Head of Development), founder of Broken Pony Club.
- Andy Payne OBE, Chair of the British Esports Association™, founder of AppyNation, advisory board member at Bossa Studios, board member at Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment), founder of Just Flight, founder of Good Shepherd and board member at the BGI (British Games Institute).
- Craig Peter O’Boyle, Google™’s Head of Entertainment and Media and the former Senior Director, International Marketing & Corporate Affairs, at Activision Blizzard®.
- Charles Griffiths, Founder at Cavalier Games Studios, previously worked at Lionhead Studios and Electronic Arts™.
- Mikael Vinding, Founder of Indie Game Developer Network (a community of over 270K independent game developers)
- Alan Moss, Partner at Harbottle and Lewis.
- Mike Petricevic, Co-founder and Creative Partner at Waste Creative.
- Henry Clay, the founder of Block Influence and Hype Management, former Senior Digital PR Manager at Activision Blizzard®.
Henry Clay explains, “There are certain digital platforms that make you wonder how you ever survived without them. I believe that Gamestatix has the potential to become the platform that will leave the indie developer industry asking that very same question.
“Gamestatix is truly a game changer. It answers the call for a very clear and present need to level the playing field, offering developers and studios a sophisticated infrastructure to build games collaboratively with a global community and bring visibility and recognition to their work”
Anderson adds: “When blockchain and cryptocurrencies were in their infancy, there was no feasible way to financially reward gamers on mass for co-creating games. Now that these technologies are established, a model where co-creators are guaranteed financial rewards is possible.”
“Incentivising people with financial rewards to do the work they already want to do – co-creating games – will increase the quantity and the quality of games dramatically. And with more money in their pockets, we’ll see players buying more games.”
The Gamestatix team believes “that by bringing together a global community of passionate players and developers, Gamestatix will extend the market far beyond where it is today.”
More details will be announced later this year on how early token investors can ride the wave of this exciting opportunity. For now, you can join the Gamestatix community on the below links to stay up to date with the latest happenings.
Original Press Release from Gamestatix