Exclusive Interview With Linh Tao, Game Director, Ookeenga

  1. Please introduce yourself?

Hi, I’m Linh Tao – CEO & Founder of CROS Studio, and also Game Director of Ookeenga. 

For over 15 years, I have acquired experience in Design, Animation, and Game Development. Before dedicating myself to my own game production studio, I was designated as a lecturer at Hoa Binh University in Hanoi and private design school FPT Arena before dedicating myself to my own game production studio for 7 years. Since then, I have worked on stories and been the production lead of many projects in the industry.

  1. What is Ookeenga?

Ookeenga is a 3D NFT gaming project which combines blockchain technology with breath-taking graphics, appealing world-building, and addictive gameplay to create a uniquely immersive play-to-earn experience.

  1. Why did you choose Binance smart chain over the other blockchain available?

Developed by Binance – one of the most famous cryptocurrency trading platforms – Binance Smart Chain (BSC) has been well-known for its reputation and trustworthiness among crypto communities.

Specifically, BSC grants its users outstanding benefits in processing speed, reasonable transaction fees, and solid security. Although some other platforms may offer lower fees, BSC stability and their ecosystem predominate over those.

With this in mind, Ookeenga has decided to put our trust in BSC so that all users acquire the best experience of enjoying our products, and all investors are comfortable with transaction security and processing power.

  1. How is Ookeenga different from the other Play-to-earn games out there?

Backed by Cros Studio and incubated by Spores Network, a 30+ team with more than 10 years of experience in both traditional game and gamefi with deep knowledge in Web3, and multiple prestigious awards in Game-Tech…

OKG is a Real-time Strategy NFT game with 3D graphics: 

  • Real-time Strategy: Different & more exciting than the common Turn-based RPG in the market. The team wants to upgrade the play part in the “play and earn experience” of the player. And OKG is also the first real-time strategy NFT game in the market, so it’s surely a must-try. We choose this gameplay because we aim to increase players’ competitiveness, organize tournaments for players, and become a gamefi esport project.
  • 3D Graphics: It will increase the aesthetic quality of the playing experience to be more satisfying and enhance the value of the NFTs as well. 3D also makes it easy to expand the game to AR or VR platforms in the future. The game will be worth playing even after a long time.
  • Ookeenga’s long-term vision is to become a core content IP with a comprehensive ecosystem consisting of both Web2 & Web3 subsequent projects. In the future, we will expand the story to not just about the conflict and fighting between species but to develop a civilization that will allow players to contribute much more to it, let’s say, a mini Web3 world. 
  1. Please describe more about Ookeenga NFT?

  • 80 million unique heroes with completely different titles and items/skins
  • OKG NFT is non-fungible – granting its owners access to all projects and intellectual properties within the Ookeenga ecosystem in the future.
  1. Please explain the tokenomics of the project?

There will be 2 types of tokens used in OKG.

$OKG: is a governance token with limited supply. This is used at each level of governance, voting power in the DAOs where it is staked, and control of the Treasury. Players will need $OKG to buy/sell NFTs, breeding, or enhancing items. In addition, owning $OKG is equivalent to the player’s investment in the OKG world. 

$KAB: is the in-game payment tokens received from game activities with no supply limit. It is inflationary, aiming to facilitate the growth of the in-game economy. Players can trade $KAB to receive $OKG. $KAB is used in most game features such as breeding heroes, enhancing items, crafting equipment, etc.

  1. What are some of the major partnerships you have secured during the last couple of months?

In recent months, we have built strong ties with reputable partners (game guilds, KOLs, and crypto platforms) of which the most significant is BinanceNFT.

Together with BinanceNFT, we have successfully sold out all Ookeenga’s Genesis NFTs listed on the marketplace, let alone a series of side events that gathered a great deal of attention and engagement from mutual communities.

Other major partnerships include Gate.io, Lithium Ventures, PathDAO, Exnetwork Capital, SkyVision capital, GoodGamesGuild…

  1. Is the project running right on time with the roadmap?

Ookeenga project is progressing in accordance with our roadmap. The anticipated stages for Q3/2022 should be Ookeenga IDO and the release of our main game as well as new features like the NFT marketplace and Ookeenga LAND. 

  1. What is your next planned event?

INO, IDO, Ookeenga offline event, game release

  1. What is the significance of the OKG token in the Ookeenga ecosystem?

$OKG is the governance token officially used in the economic system in Ookeenga, mainly used for the 4 following purposes: 

  • Staking: Holders can stake $OKG with APY level determined based on TVL (Total value lock) and current $OKG price 
  • Marketplace Trading: $OKG is used for making purchases, sales, and rentals of NFTs on Marketplace
  • NFT Purchase: $OKG is used for buying limited NFTs through periodic sales
  • Events: $OKG is used to reward tournaments and special events
  1. What are your plans for the Token sale? Any upcoming IDO?

Our IDO is scheduled for early September 2022.

  1. Why should anyone invest in this project? How will the investor benefit?

High quality game: 

  • Our aim is to create a game that is really enjoyable, fun and addictive to play rather than just focusing on the “earning” part. We firmly believe that the era of low-quality GameFi, which are fast-earned short-life, is already in the past. Now, the only way to have a strong and sustainable project is first, to have a good game; second, and consequently, to diversify the user base by attracting the traditional gaming community instead of focusing solely on play-to-earn users.  Besides, we are the first project that brings and elevates the addictive gameplay of Clash Royale into GameFi. 

Strong community: 

  • Ookeenga already has a solid supportive community waiting to enjoy the game, with over 172k fans on Telegram, 40.5k followers on Twitter, and 40.5k active Discord members. We also work closely with many big game guilds, such as Good Games Guild, MVG, PathDAO, etc., to develop from feedback of real players and collaborate in bringing the game to their massive community.

Token Inflation:

  • Our solution to fight against token inflation is to balance the token’s earning and burning rate. 
  • We create many activities for users to burn in-game tokens, such as breeding, upgrading items, crafting, etc. Ookeenga also has a long-term plan in updating new game features and allocating them in a reasonable timeline. Therefore, players will continuously be engaged in the game and reinvest. 
  • One of our innovative features is Treasure Box. dThey can get NFT items, tokens, and other in-game items with different rarity levels.
  • The governance token (OKG) will be more challenging to earn than in-game token (KAB) to restrict its supply and maintain its price on the market. 

Experienced management team/ Game studio:

  • We are 10 years+ experienced high-quality game developers with global awards and impressive Web 2.0 traction.

Extensive Network of Investors and Partners

  • We are receiving support from over 20 game guilds including major ones like Good Games Guild, Meta Gaming Guild, CGU, Earn Guild, Skill Guild, Swordfish Guild etc, opening our access to a total of over 700,000-900,000 potential customers in their community
  • Investors/Partners: Exnetwork, ZBS capital, 18 ventures, 7 O’clock Venture, A+ Venture, Sky Vision Capital, Spores Network, Byte Venture, Aurora Ventures, S.O.S Trading, CoinCu, SparkPoint, Good Games Guild, MVG, PathDAO, Unix Guild, Apio Gaming Guild, MetaGaming Guild, Lucis Guild, X8 Guild, Sonat, MGG, Skill Guilds.
  1. Any message for our readers?

At present, Ookeenga Beta Test is open and free-to-play for everyone. Have fun fighting monsters to defend your tribal monuments while exploring the full features of our game – from thrilling combat experience to various skill effects that are sure to blow your mind! 

Play now: https://beta.ookeenga.io/