[DAO:207c0e6] [Resubmission] Dark Dungeons

by 0x2e09a10eaace1ef3a66fbf6f1f782c8c0cb8c942 (Soulsinger)

Should the following $47,500 grant in the In-World Content category be approved?

Abstract

Dark Dungeons is a game similar to Dungeons and Dragons played worldwide by an enormous range of players. And it is no less intriguing to watch others play, as evidenced by the great success of organisations such as Critical Role. We believe a good implementation of this concept has the power to introduce many new users to Decentraland!

Grant size

47,500 USD

Project duration

8 months

Beneficiary address

0x2e09A10eaAcE1Ef3a66FbF6F1F782C8c0cb8c942

Email address

cenmodelscontact@gmail.com

Description

Original proposal

Changes in resubmission

Budget: 54 000$ → 47 500$

Land Rental: 2000$ → 500$

Locations: 10 → 8

LAND: 2x3 → 1x1

Goal

The main goal in creating this game is to expand the user base of Decentraland and showcase it as a place to have fun! Decentraland has many casinos and other establishments that require financial investments from players. Thus, for an ordinary user Decentraland looks like a place where everyone wants to get money from you - but it is and can be much more than that!

Demo

Proposal Demo

Discord Demo

CEN Discord

We believe the main thing missing in Decentraland is the reasons for an ordinary user rather than an investor to join Decentraland. The main goal of our game is to become such a reason and thereby attract a large number of new users to Decentraland.

The game we want to create will be inspired by Dungeons and Dragons but won’t be its copy. We plan to fill the game with popular memes and other humorous content. There will also be cameos with famous pop culture characters. We decided to simplify some mechanics so that the game fits better into Decentraland and is easy to understand for all users regardless of their experience.

Scope

The scope of this grant proposal is ~8 months, until about the end of September 2023. Our goal is to release a game in several steps until we have, by the end of this time, a fully working v1 of our game accessible to all Decentraland users.

Game mechanics

As we mentioned, we decided to build a roleplaying experience specific to Decentraland. Some of those modifications are:

● A session in D&D lasts, on average, 2-3 hours; in our game, we want to reduce the time of one session to 15-20 minutes.

● An AI (Artificial Intelligence) will perform the role of the gamemaster (host). Players will have a limited number of action options in a given situation.

How we see the final result:

  1. 1-4 players in total in one session.
  2. Each character has characteristics (strength, charisma, etc.), specific items
    in the inventory (crossbow, potion, etc.), and other differences.
  3. The characters find themselves in a situation where they need to solve a problem or
    receive a task from a non-player character in the story. (We expect that the comicality of some situations and the integration of memes and pop culture characters will have a positive impact on marketing.)

For example, a simple scenario might be that players start their journey in a tavern, and they need to find a villager-werewolf.

The main gameplay will lay in the fact that players will choose options for actions, such as: “Inspect the tavern,” or "Start talking to the quiet villager”

In total, the player will change up to 4 locations during the game. The game ends when the players have completed the task, failed it, or when all the players’ characters have died.

Due to the variability, the game has great replay value. Play as another character, take other companions to your team, and the game outcome will be completely different. We also plan to release new scripts regularly.

Roadmap and milestones

Estimated Timeline: 8 months

2023 Q2:

-Prototypes of the main game mechanics (action selection, dice roll, etc.)

-Adventure scenarios and building the world

-Concepts of characters, locations, items

-Rough 3D models (characters, objects, etc.)

Main goal: Alpha version of the game on testnet

2023 Q3:

-Development of all game mechanics based on Alpha feedback

-All 3D models (scenery, effects, etc.)

-Images (player cards, location backgrounds, etc.)

-Audio (sounds of objects, etc.)

Main goal: Beta version of the game in Decentraland

2023 Q4:

-Collect feedback from beta version users

-Implement remaining features and polish the game experience

-Marketing (payment to Twitch and YouTube channels, inviting famous bloggers to play our game)

Main goal: V1 Live

Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO

View this proposal on Snapshot

Open source: GitHub - daxadax/d-n-dcl

Hey there, sharing my thoughts on why I voted no, as it seems no one else is.

I voted no, because this is maybe the 3rd or 4th proposal I’ve seen for a D&D type game in my time in the DAO. I have actually supported and voted yes on some of those projects — some passed and were brought to life.

Unfortunately, as awesome as it was to have those made and see them become real, I haven’t seen anyone actually using/playing them. Or driving any attention to or creating content with those. I feel it might be because there really isn’t a large appetite for that kind of play at its current state.

That doesn’t mean you and your team isnt talented or have a good idea, I just don’t think now is the time for a grant like this, IMO. I’ve seen a lot of grants happen that are almost glorified portfolio pieces for their website and nothing more, and I’d rather see some new ideas if I’m going to take a chance on a project.

  • this would almost close the budget for this category, and as I mentioned I’m not sure its the best use of funds for something that has been made/proposed a few times.

Hi ckbubbles :slightly_smiling_face: Thank you for expressing your opinion. Could you send some examples? Maybe I’m not aware of their existence, or maybe they’re different from what we want to do. I would be happy to take a look at the projects you are talking about. :face_with_monocle: You voted for our project earlier. Maybe you thought these were other people’s proposals, but in fact these proposals are ours.

Here you voted for us. In the first grant, you even wrote a comment. Thank you for sharing your opinion, whatever it may be. This is important for us :saluting_face:

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Ahh you are very correct! 100%, I stand corrected.

I appreciate you taking the time to remind me heh, especially as this week has been wild launching an experience for MVFW. Knowing that I have supported y’all in the past, and this is indeed one of those proposals I was for, I will be changing my vote to yes!

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It’s great :partying_face: we are very glad that you still believe in us. You are doing great projects, and you have been with us from the very beginning, we are pleased when people like you vote for us :handshake:
It is very good that you express your opinion, unfortunately, many people do not. I don’t want to blame anyone, many of them have good reasons for this, for example, lack of time. But this is a fact :man_shrugging:

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I agree with you. That’s why I always encourage people to share their opinions more often.
“Discussio mater veritas est” :slightly_smiling_face:

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[Resubmission] Dark Dungeons

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 68% 7,271,311 VP (133 votes)
  • No 27% 2,924,451 VP (71 votes)
  • Abstain 5% 539,505 VP (34 votes)

[Resubmission] Dark Dungeons

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xbfa6d24e6a061e9aea3447163fdfe045177dd40e)

Vesting Contract Address: 0xDebb135E49140aCcb6753457Fa2BB658EfbEbEFE

[Resubmission] Dark Dungeons

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xbfa6d24e6a061e9aea3447163fdfe045177dd40e)

Vesting Contract Address: 0x7BaC399AA10adb3aB9E44Dc44f1CC2A93F0C0f92