State of Aurory Address - October 2023
The crypto market is finally beginning to show signs of strength after over a year of what felt like ‘‘down only’’. However, at Aurory, we continue to ship at a steady pace, regardless of the state of the market. For the entire team, October has been one of the most exciting months of 2023, with clear evidence of their countless hours of hard work coming together for Seekers of Tokane. All hands are on deck in every department as we strive to meet our target for a November release!
Before we dive into this update, we’d like to lead off by mentioning that this is possibly our last written State of Aurory Address. We’re exploring alternative ways to present these updates in a short video format which will have more of a focus on sneak-peeks and gameplay!
Our Design team has been incredibly busy this year, with one final push before SoT is released. Here is what they’ve been working on:
Onboarding: Your experience will begin with seamless onboarding. Dialogues and in-game screens will ensure that every step of your journey feels immersive and inviting.
Tweaks and Balancing: A great PvP game's balance is essential, and the team has fine-tuned every detail, from Blitz abilities to Neftie stats, land spawning to gameplay flow, and the complexity of combat logs. Of course, as players discover the game and provide feedback, more balancing will happen!
Economy: They’ve taken a closer look at the cost of avatar customization, amplifying, and the global reward system within Blitz. Some changes will be made to the OKA/TOKE reward pools as well; more information on this will follow in November.
The UI/X Design team also had a lot on its plate with multiple upcoming releases.
Amplifier web page.
Seekers of Tokane web page.
Marketplace updates (Neftie Grades).
In-game success/failure screens.
In the first version of Seekers of Tokane, you’ll be able to explore two immersive biomes, and our Environmental Team has been hard at work polishing them to perfection. But the adventure doesn't stop there; multiple other biomes are already in production, featuring vibrant flowers, mysterious mushrooms, magical gates, and various other elements designed to make your adventures even more exciting!
The Character Art team is getting all our existing Neftie chromas ready in 3D, and a new Merchant NPC is on its way to Tokane as well.
On the Animation side, the focus has been on full Blitz Battles with existing and upcoming Nefties. Just wait until you see these epic animations in game!
Integration of new features to be released with Seekers of Tokane (Amplifier, Avatar Customization, Crystals, Starter Eggs, Redeem page).
SoT Neftie Stats Integration.
Rank decay mechanism.
Preparing Breakpoint build.
Introduction of Server-Side Rendering (SSR) infrastructure for the frontend.
Enhanced security with updated headers on the frontend.
Integrated Mixpanel workflow with the 1Kin campaign.
Economy, including testing and stabilization of the Crystal Shop and Amplifiers, and introducing Centralized Match History.
Optimization of the Blitz PvP reward loop and standard egg hatching.
Enabling invite codes for early access to SoT.
Stabilizing Blitz mode with bug fixes and optimizations.
Ensuring avatar stability.
Preparing for the introduction of PvE Lands and new reward features.
Blitz PvP matchmaking and ranking features.
Avatar Shop for customization options.
Supporting lands and the reward flow to make the gameplay experience seamless.
As we approach the end of the year, our Marketing department is gearing up for a flurry of news and releases. Stay tuned for an action-packed calendar ahead!
On the collab front, we partnered with DeQuest in October and also participated in a few Twitter Spaces hosted by XBorgHQ, Orca, and Stoned Ape Crew. The collaborations don't stop here though. Stay tuned for more exciting partnerships and events in the coming weeks.
At the time of writing, we are now back from Breakpoint, which was an incredible success. We couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve been showing, and the feedback we’ve been receiving!
On top of the bustling booth we had at Breakpoint, we also participated in a few exciting events last week, including a Yacht Party on Halloween and the Big Brain Super League football tournament. We also teamed up with the Stoned Ape Crew for an adventurous treasure hunt at the Breakpoint venue!
We shared a ton of alpha with community members in attendance and were able to bring a lot of awareness to others outside of our community. You can find some behind the scenes footage on our Twitter account, as well as a wrap-up interview by Johnny!
We plan to keep this great momentum going as we gear up for an epic November. So strap in for the ride!
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