GensoKishi Online Metaworld | Interview
For anyone not familiar what is GensoKishi?
GensoKishi Online Metaworld is a GameFi and metaverse incarnation of the award winning Nintendo Switch/PS4 game “Elemental Knights” which has a 14 year history and has accumulated a total of 8 million downloads worldwide. So yes, we already have a 3DMMORPG game with active users, with a fully-functioning 3D metaverse, that simultaneously connects users from around the world, be it smartphones, PCs, or video game consoles!
What does the MV token do?
The MV token is our governance token. By owning MV tokens, players receive various rights and privileges inside and outside the game. For example, to bid in our LAND auctions and Cosplay NFT auctions you need $MV. The UGC feature is an important feature of the game, and to unlock this feature you need to stake a certain amount of $MV (UGC allows users to earn by designing/creating original maps, NPCs, and Cosplay NFTs). Also, by staking $MV, players receive $ROND, our in-game token. Last but not least, as Genso aims to become a DAO in the future, $MVs will be voting power to decide the direction of the game.
You have a second token, ROND, what is its function?
$ROND is our in-game token. GensoKishi is a “Play to Earn” game, so when users play, they earn $ROND. There are many ways to earn $ROND in the game. Players can earn by selling items obtained from adventures and defeating monsters in the game. Creators can earn by designing maps and charging players $ROND for entry or by designing Cosplay NFTs and selling them to other players. The currency aims to also be listed on CEXs in the future.
You recently made a big announcement regarding an artist from the Final Fantasy series, can you tell us more about this?
Yessss! As gamers, we are BIG BIG fans of Final Fantasy, and their top designer Yoshitaka Amano is a gaming god, a legend in game art and design. We had been in talks with him since January.
Through this collab, we will have an entire collection of these Amano-designed NFT Cosplays ready. There will definitely be “genesis” collections but please follow us for more! Of course we will let Lark know once the details are here!
Who are GensoKishi’s biggest partners and how will they help you succeed?
We have several. As you can see on our homepage we have partnered with Consensys. Polygon Studios has assisted us from day one. GSR is our Market maker, and we have a brilliant team of advisors helping us throughout this journey.
On the game side, we have been in this industry for 20+ years. We know this industry in and out. That is why our previous “Elemental Knights” series had super big IP collaborations. I’m sure we will have those big names come on board GensoKishi as well.
Can you tell us a little bit about the GensoKishi team?
Maxi, our CEO, has been working in Japan (Tokyo) for 10 years and ran a consulting business for startups for 5 years. He entered the blockchain industry in 2017, as a senior consultant for Blockchain Media. He ran several businesses such as KOL marketing and has always been in the digital area. A gamer himself, he has many connections with Japanese game developers, and that’s why he is working on the GensoKishi Project now.
Our advisors: Taiwan’s GameFi ambassador Ricky Chen, Blockcast (Blockchain Media) CEO Kevin Hoo, the most famous blockchain lawyer in Taiwan Kunchou Tsai, Uwabo Tokuhiko a game creator from SEGA, Kato Masaki exCEO of NHN Japan the biggest mobile game maker in Japan/Korea, and Akira Morikawa exCEO of LINE, the WhatsApp of Japan.
When can we expect to see a playable game?
May is our alpha, June is our beta launch. August is the official launch. DEVELOPMENT IS ON SCHEDULE!
What comes next for Genso Kishi?
Amano’s NFT sales and the alpha launch, both in May.