[DRAFT] Project cross-pollination through gaming

Mission Request made by @nicnode and originally shared here.

Delegate Mission Request Summary:
Create a gaming experience that incentivises players to interact with the entire Optimism ecosystem. E.g. unlocking in-game assets based on Optimism onchain activity

S5 Intent: Intent 3: Improve the Consumer Experience

Proposing Delegate: Brichis (Sponsor)

Proposal Tier: Ember

Baseline grant amount: 60k OP (up to 20k per game)

Should this Foundation Mission be fulfilled by one or multiple applicants: Multiple

Submit by: To be set by Grants Council

Selection by: To be set by Grants Council

Start date: ASAP

Completion date: Must be completed within 12 months

Specification

How will this Delegate Mission Request help accomplish the above Intent?

  • Providing different gaming experiences that will serve as a portal to learn and interact with the Optimism ecosystem to both newcomers and active users

What is required to execute this Delegate Mission Request?

  • Requirement: Team that has built at least another game before, or a prototype for the proposed mission
  • Requirement: An initial concept of what the game is going to be, and a list of the other onchain interactions and/or partnerships they’re planning to integrate.
  • Deliverable: A playable MVP in which the players benefit from at least 3 other onchain interactions within the Optimism ecosystem (highly encouraged - but not mandatory - to create cross-game partnerships)
  • Deliverable: A community of at least 50 testers who gave feedback to the game at least once.

How should the Token House measure progress towards this Mission?

  • Milestone based, with bi-weekly/monthly progress checks
  • Measure: Project GitHub activity
  • Measure: Number of partnerships announcements with other projects in the Optimism ecosystem
  • Measure: Number of members in the project’s community (Farcaster, Telegram or Discord)
  • Measure: Amount of feedback forms filled

How should badgeholders measure impact upon completion of this Mission?

  • Number of new unique addresses that interacted with more than 3 smart contracts on Optimism
  • Number of non-defi transactions from new addresses
  • Increase in the number of interactions with unique smart contracts in the Optimism network

Have you engaged a Grant-as-a-service provider for this Mission Request?
No

Has anyone other than the Proposing Delegate contributed to this Mission Request?

  • Carlos Melgar: suggestions and ideas
  • Nico Gallardo: scope definition and mission request copy
  • Garm Lucassen: feedback
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Thanks for the support @brichis. Excited to see which projects come out of this Mission Request!

In the meantime, let’s iron out the imperfections in this Draft. Any feedback?

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We appreciate the educational focus, but feel a bit more specifics and larger scope should be provided to justify the requested budget amount.

We recommend you check our comments on a similar gamified education mission post to see further input on a related subject.

Hi @nicnode Could you please write a few more lines explaining your idea? As of now, I am not sure what exactly you want to build here. Would it be an online portal where users will do certain tasks, hopping from one project to another?

Hi @AdvantageBlockchain & @OPUser, thanks for the comments! I believe your questions overlap a bit, so I’m answering to both of you below:

I think the fundamental difference with the linked MRP is that this one is aimed at the creation of a gaming experience (vs a gamified educational platform or task portal). It would encourage builders to create videogames in which projects find synergies with each other, encouraging users to explore the OP ecosystem in more width and depth. For example it can be something as simple as “transacting in X DeFi Protocol unlocks a specific asset in the videogame”. I believe this is in line with your comment in the other post:

In short: the mission would be to build the POC of a videogame that encourages players to use other protocols and products from the Optimism ecosystem (but are not necessarily fully central to the game mechanic), and get some initial testers for it.

For full transparency and as an example, I’m motivated to apply to this MR myself with a videogame that I’m designing in which you can purchase NFTs as a way to sponsor an animal in a wildlife sanctuary (pilot with Senda Verde in Bolivia), and can modify the animal’s environment (kinda like Zoo Tycoon) where some of the assets can only be unlocked if you interacted with other smart contracts or own specific NFTs or ERC-20s.

However, I believe there’s potential for other really cool ideas with similar dynamics (e.g. a shooter in which the ammo is based on how much you donated to a Gitcoin round on Optimism.)

I hope this made it a bit more clear and tangible, and I’m looking forward to your feedback. If it did, how can I make it clearer on the proposal?

Also, do you think the budget is better justified with this clarification? I personally think it’s actually rather on the lower bound (thus only requesting a POC, and not a more developed game), but I’m curious to hear your take.

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I am an Optimism delegate with sufficient voting power and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.

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Hey @nicnode – just wanted to flag this as a proposal that still needs delegate approvals in order to move to a vote. If you are no longer interested in pursuing this proposal – please disregard this message. In order to see the delegates assigned to your proposal those can be found here. The deadline to provide feedback and approvals for Mission Requests is February 7th at 19:00

Cheers!

Hey @op_julian !

Definitely still interested in pushing this proposal - we’re working on the modifications with @brichis . I would suggest changing the baseline grant amount to 60k OP and the applicant number fixed to 3 - to have 20k OP for each applicant.

Let me know what you think. Tagging the other assigned delegates here: @mastermojo @AdvantageBlockchain @web3magnetic - @OPUser already sent his approval.

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GM! I’ve modified the Baseline grant amount :slight_smile: Let me know If you want to do any other change

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I am an Optimism delegate with sufficient voting power and I believe this proposal is ready to move to a vote.

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