AMA with Gamestation
On the 11th of September, 2021 at 14:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Jason Kovar, CEO of GameStation for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 40,000 people. It was hosted by DC Admin, May.
The session was divided into four segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter and website community were answered in Segment 2 and 3 respectively, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 4.
If you missed this event and would like to know what GameStation is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.
Segment 1 - Introduction
Hello, Ahoj, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!
My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with Gamestation.
Today, we have with us a guest from the Gamestation Team.
Hello everyone! It's a pleasure to be here and speak to this community!
Thank you for being here!
You're welcome to the Decentralized Club and it's an honor to have you.
Could you quickly tell us more about yourself and your job description at Gamestation?
My role at Gamestation is the CEO of the organization. In terms of my background, after I went to school, I went into the medical community. After seeing my practice increase in size, a friend of mine brought me into internet marketing. We marketed to and for big box brands and fortune 500 companies
It was a blast, and I learned a ton about people, marketing, and what makes a company work or fail.
In my opinion, this background will help Gamestation get based to excel in the gaming and crypto space.
Let's take some project-introductory questions now, shall we?
Q1. Can you tell us the goals that birthed the idea of Gamestation?
So this idea was born from the frustration that we realized was brewing within the gaming space. Something like 99% of developers doesn't know where to take their game to get traction...
And perhaps, more importantly, have no idea how to monetize their efforts so that they can prosper. And on the other side of the equation, gamers are stuck in the "big studio" box and only have access to what the studios approve and provide. Among other issues, Gamestation solves this by providing a platform for these devs (indie, or not) to come and 1) launch their game 2) have an instant community of people to play their game, and 3) provide a way for people like us to profit while we play the game, which also, in turn, helps the dev
So it is a win-win
This also helps devs keep their equity and IP which would otherwise be largely forfeited.
This is an impressive motivation!
Q2. What innovative technology is Gamestation bringing to topple traditional gaming and stand out amongst competitors with similar offerings?
Another good question
We don't want to topple the gaming space per se, our primary goal is to disrupt the antiquated model they are using.
We will do this by facilitating access to funding for gaming devs without them needing to give away IP and also provide them with access to a very large community of gamers. In this way, it will allow us to be very flexible per the needs and desires of our community.
We are a multi-chain launchpad and gaming incubator that is focused on building a community of gamers and offering them different ways to earn doing what they like, playing games.
We will also offer access to different features that will allow our members to interact with the gaming teams starting at an early stage.
I can't wait for this in particular!
Community, please join Gamestation Telegram to show support 😁
Me too! You are going to be one of our first players!
Q3. Can you tell us about the features of your GameFi launchpad and how it works?
At this moment we will start with a simple product and we will introduce some very interesting features gradually to our community at the launch.
In addition, in contrast to many other projects, we are tech-ready because we have an amazing partnership with a huge DeFi player in the space.
We are specifically focused on our community and will be proving it by giving them special access to features that are considered core products of GS.
This will evolve according to community feedback, but think big on this one!
Q4. Could you briefly talk about $GAMER and its utilities?
The big picture on this is when it's fully built out, community GS members can access a rich spread of carefully curated gaming projects and the ability to interact with each of these games from the earliest stages. Imagine getting in on Axie at the beginning? This is the kind of level we are shooting for...HUGE
Regarding the token, GAMER tokens will be at the center of the platform and lots of rewards are expected to go to everyone holding them.
Q5. What major news should we still look forward to from Gamestation this year?
Well, I'm glad you asked because this is one of my most favorite parts!
So I will try to keep it brief but in a nutshell...
We have several partnerships to announce.
One of behind the scenes advisors is amazing at connecting with projects and people, He is one of those guys that brings a new and important partnership every 5 minutes
and we are so blessed to have him
Right now, We are targeting a very intense influencer campaign. We cannot disclose the names but they are well known without a doubt.
We are going to be a major sponsor in the Polygon 2021 event.
We are starting a marketing campaign with some large partners that will give access to whitelisting positions.
We are also developing our pipeline and are close to signing our first game for it.
We have been asked by the community to give access to the IDO for early backers who don't have the option to buy other tokens in other projects.
So we will offer prizes alongside whitelisting positions. Our prizes are designed to help people make money.
And at the end of the day, this is what many are interested in!
I guess we'll have to wait for the unveiling 😁😅
Well, if you're really nice maybe we can give you some clues : )
I'm smiling as hard as I can. 😁
I surely won't have to tell the community to stick around on your TG page for info.
Let's take some Twitter questions to ease the suspense 😁
great, let's do it
Segment 2 - Twitter Questions
Q1. Hi! Avid gamer here :) Interested in knowing what the economical incentives available on your pioneer "play-to-earn" program are? How much can I make in about 12 hours and what is the reward currency?
Twitter Username: @TadesCorner
Our project is not modeled to this specific method, but we are preparing an educational program that will......
allow users globally to become educated and trained in how to earn money while playing their favorite games. If this is of interest to you, stick around because we have an uber smart and experienced individual heading this up for us.
Until this goes live.....
We are offering multiple prizes every week which consist of sets of 3 Axies, which will allow the winners to immediately start earning crypto.
Axies as rewards? Now, this is getting interesting!
You likey likey?????
OK, well because you like those......
We are also giving away very valuable NFTs from our partners. Two of which are NETVRK and Fomochronicles
I'm doing that move right now!
Q2. How can we be certain that game creators who provide NFT in-game items for pre-sale as an early investment vehicle will deliver on their promises? What are your methods for vesting projects? What are some of the requirements for game developers to use Gamestation?
Twitter Username: @Greyhair_08
One last thing before jumping on this next question....your community can go to this link to get access to the Axie contest and other NFT contests.
In terms of this question...We are going to have a vigorous due diligence process for both the NFT and token launches...
This is very important to us and will help ensure the projects cannot scam our community.
While no one can ever guarantee the success of a project/biz.....
The GS team will implement the highest standards and make the best possible effort to ensure the safety of our community.
Because we are community-focused, we are also building an insurance fund to help offset the worry and FUD so prevalent within the crypto space.
Lastly for this point...We are also developing a voting system to allow you to have a say in what games move forward.
This is really great!
Looks like Gamestation is a very solid project!
We have been in crypto for a long time and spent a long time developing this to ensure its success
The team's commitment is evident! Great work Mr. Kovar.
Thank you! We have a great team pushing it all along!
A shout out to the rest of the amazing team members at Gamestation who made this possible! You're all great!
Thank you all.
Final question for the Twitter segment.
Q3. Something very interesting that I saw on your website is that players own their own gaming assets, do players have full control of their respective assets? How can they manage their assets without the need for another entity?
Twitter Username: @rapadict_
good question @rapadict_
In short, players will have access to different prizes or incentives that can be used on our platform or listed elsewhere to be sold or loaned out.
As May posted in the pinned Message, we also are giving away very valuable NFTs from our partners.
So yes they have full 100% control over assets and no one can tell them what to do with them
Very detailed answers!
Let's take three questions from our website community.
Segment 3 - Website Questions
Q1. Is Gamestation a launchpad for games or is it a charity for developers to pool funds for their gaming projects and also reach a targeted gaming audience?
Telegram Username: @zaatoshi
GS is a launchpad for gaming projects. ....
We are here to help any developer or developing team who has a good idea or enough experience to go to market.
We offer all the connections and infrastructure to make this happen!
Good to know!
Q2. The demand for technological games during the last months has registered a great increase, what variations has the development of Game Station had comparatively before and after Covid-19, what are the main elements of its games?
Telegram Username: @nhairym
OK, let me try to tackle that...
Before COVID 19, our model was centralized. Post COVID we began the task of migrating it all to a decentralized model...
I'm not sure if this will answer the question, but being able to work remotely at home allowed us to improve ...
on our ideas and come back with the GS model that is now fully developed and ready to roll
Q3. Let's talk about your team members. Are you all gamers? What experience do you collectively have to run a project as lucrative as Gamestation? Was the creation of Gamestation out of profit or passion for you?
Telegram Username: @zeybertn
The team building out the GameStation vision are lifelong gamers with specialized experience in community marketing community growth and blockchain tech.
We started with the idea and vision that people are migrating away from factories and will be instead at home playing their favorite games and earning money from them
It's now time to take questions from our live audience.
In this 4th segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.
Please pick four original questions to answer.
Try to ignore generic, vague, and copy-paste questions 😊
Great, thank you
Seems our community is ready with their questions! 🎉
Ok, thank you...looking forward to it May
---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---
Segment 4 - Live Questions
GameStation offers an NFT marketplace for gamers to buy and sell their game items. What types of assets can be traded within the GameStation NFT market? Can only game assets be traded?
Interesting question! We are working with our partners to offer access to a multichain NFT marketplace. This will be targeted toward gaming assets but will allow different types of nongaming NFTs as well.
So many questions!
On your website I could only see a strategic partner of GameStation which is Ferrum Network, can you tell us what role does Ferrum Network plays in the development of GameStation? And also, don't you have more strategic partners? Any plan about this?
We have several strategic partners that we will be announcing soon. Ferrum is one of our key players and their team has done a great job facilitating the vision and ongoing development of GS.
Both teams have agreed on integrating GameStation as the new Ferrum FAS project! We discussed doing a partnership and we immediately liked the synergy. Ferrum has an impressive track record in helping new projects, we were super honored to work with them! We are convinced that alongside them and our other strategies, we will bring the best to GameFi!
In terms of ambassadors, the program is not active yet. We are developing a massive community program that will allow people to get into the platform and be rewarded for doing so.
Before I go on, all of these questions are amazing. I can see your community is pretty bright and educated. Well done!
2️⃣ more questions to go 🎉
In terms of this:
What are the security measures adopted by your platform for investors' safety? What is the status of a smart contract audit, is it free from vulnerabilities and bugs?
We are partnered with a well-known crypto partner that has already had their contracts audited many times. IN addition to this, we are also having our contracts audited and will post the results before launch
Simple questions here for Mr. Kovar. Is Gamestation a multichain platform? What networks do you support and is it EVM-compatible?
Great. Yes, we are a multichain platform and will launch with immediate access to Polygon and ETH, and BSC.
Next up ... Solana
Can you please answer one more? 😊
Does the Growth plan of the Game station involve the happiness of your community, are you so concerned about us?
Wow, this is the heart and soul of the GS model and I am so glad you asked. We have a working product and are tech-ready but the primary thrust behind any successful org is the community.
Having been in crypto for a long time, we have all seen people get rugged or blown off in different communities after a project "makes it"
We have designed GS to 100% avoid these issues and are putting our money where our mouth is.
We can't say too much now, but the model and design of our org will be centered around each of you. SO YOU ALL DEFINITELY MATTER AND WILL HAVE A VOICE!
Aaaaaaand it's a wrap! 🎉
This is a beautiful response by the way. Almost shed a tear!
I would really like to thank all of you for participating and being part of our AMA.
Thank you!!! Amazing
Thank you, Mr. Kovar. Interviewing you for DC has been a delight!
Thank you so much, May and Decentralized Club!
We look forward to bringing great value to you all and help enable everyone to have fun and make a lot of money while doing so!
Have a great weekend everyone! Thank you so much, May!
cheers for now : )
We hope to have you again real soon!
Thank you, and thank the Gamestation Team for making this interview a successful one!
Until next time, enjoy the rest of the day.
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The AMA with Gamestation is now over.