ZENZO Monthly Report: April 2021
This month, ZENZO managed to accomplish quite a wide range of development in different areas. With the progression of ZENZO’s core technology, the process of adoption and seamless integration has become much easier for both developers and the average individual. At the moment, ZENZO is focused on the next major release, which is the ZENZO Web Wallet. This will offer a simple “click to create” ZNZ Wallet on any web browser and also on mobile devices.
Additional important updates and events for April include: improving UX/UI of the ZENZO Web Wallet, partnership with Ammobox Studios, ZENZO Chan Art Contest, planning infrastructure for the ZENZO Arcade v2.0, and more!
ZENZO Core Development
ZENZO approaches a new chapter into the metaverse, with development of the ZENZO Web3 Wallet. This wallet is a web-based wallet that anyone can use around the world, even on mobile. It offers a simple, non-custodial alternative where the user has 100% ownership of their assets, wallet encryption, private key access, and customizable features.
Progress and development can be tracked on the Official ZENZO GitHub, as it is entirely open-source. Future iterations are planned to include the integration of the ZENZO Forge, making the journey less frictionless and easier for both gamers and game developers. A web3 wallet extension (plugin), similar to MetaMask for Ethereum, is also being developed called Kamoshika (カモシカ), which will make the onboarding process even easier. Stay tuned for more information about the official release of Kamoshika (カモシカ).
ZENZO Forge Development
Now that the ZENZO Forge Demo has kicked off, there has been a substantial amount of testing with over 122 profiles on the network, close to 1,200 ZFIs, and over 70,000 ZNZ locked in collateral, backing ZFIs. Additionally, official ZENZO Forge Items are being distributed through different channels, for those who apply and are eligible. Last month, there were several events that took place and with the new partnership of Ammobox Studios, ZENZO has created promotional ZFIs that are being distributed to everyone who makes a purchase of Eximius on the ZENZO Arcade.
Game State Processor (GSP)
Just this month, ZENZO officially released the first usable demo of the Game State Processor (GSP) that allows for a new method of non-fungible tokens (ZFIs) to be created and maintained. This method utilizes the most minimal form of input by the burn mechanic on the ZENZO Blockchain.
This demo serves as an example codebase which developers may freely fork in order to create their own applications, games and tools on the ZENZO Blockchain’s burn feature. This GSP can be edited in a multitude of ways to add new features, and the codebase is highly flexible for all kinds of game scenarios: Multiplayer, Single player, MMOs, card games, tokenized assets and entire economic models with fully decentralized consensus rules.
More information is available on the official ZENZO GitHub.
🎨Community Art ZFIs
Since the emergence of the ZFI-1, people have started to create unique art on the ZENZO Forge. To encourage and provide these artists and creators a platform to help express themselves and sell their creations for ZNZ, ZENZO launched a new new channel in the Discord called #ZFI-Marketplace. This channel is dedicated for ZFI auctions, which each auction’s rules are established by the creator. There are guidelines, for those new to the process, that can be found in the Discord channel.
One community member in particular, mistersX12, has recently created a PIVX and ZENZO inspired art collection. Since the initial success and demand for their art, they have just recently provided a physical item that comes with the purchase of certain ZFIs. This glass plaque or picture frame showcasing the art, can be viewed below or on the original Twitter post.
Want to get started making art, game assets, or just experiment?
With the release of the ZENZO Forge Demo, KOTA (King of the Apocalypse) is now available inside the application itself. It can be accessed in the “Game Manager” page on the left panel in the GUI. A beginner’s guide that breaks down a top-to-bottom approach of what all this technology is, does, and how to set it up was published, here.
Right now, all players and community members are highly encouraged to download the latest versions, test them out extensively, and share feedback. It is imperative that this technology goes through strenuous testing in order to test it capabilities and also see if there are any crippling bugs or critical areas for improvement. That is why the first soft-release is considered a demo — allowing for the community to get there hands on what has been talked about for sometime and also be involved and participate in development.
💀KOTA: King of the Apocalypse
ZENZO’s First Blockchain Game
King of the Apocalypse, also referred to as KOTA, is the first ZENZO Forge Tech Demo that will showcase the benefits, features, and possibilities of the new era for blockchain gaming. KOTA is a post-apocalyptic, FPS survival game that will first start out with a campaign mode and already in discussions for a multiplayer mode. The ZENZO Team has decided that much of KOTA will be community-driven project, where people with all different backgrounds and skills can have some influence on the direction of KOTA.
The first public release will be a limited testing phase, known as “Early Access”, and only 50 players will be able to join for this release. Don’t worry, if you don’t make the cut, you will be able to join for the Alpha Release. The ZENZO Team is looking for players with both passion and experience in the fields of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and gaming. Passionate players that want to be involved in game development, without being developers or programmers, this is for you!
New Partnership: Ammobox Studios
Ammobox Studios and ZENZO have been good friends for well over a year, since before Jeremy Choo, Founder of Ammobox Studios appeared as a guest on The Checkpoint: Level 6. The goal of this partnership is to help indie game developers reach a broader audience of players by tapping into the metaverse. With this initiative, Ammobox Studios will be accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method for both copies of Eximius: Seize the Frontline and their in-game currency ($) that can be used to purchase Eximius Battle Packs. Global keys of Eximius: Seize the Frontline and in-game resources can be found on the ZENZO Arcade and purchasable with ZNZ. Read more about the full partnership, here.
ZENZO is happy to sponsor the Eximius: Seize the Frontline Open Championship Season 1 event — ZENZO Eternal. The event will start on Sunday, May 2 from 1pm to 6pm EDT. There will be a total of $1,000 USD in prize pool, as well as other rewards. More information can be found on Steam, here.
🌸 ZENZO Chan Art Contest “Spring Theme”
With a lot of interest in creating art on the ZENZO Forge, the team decided to launch ZENZO’s first art contest. This is where participants can earn ZNZ just for participating, as well as some grand prizes for the top 3 contestants and entries. The context of this art contest is based around everyone’s favorite character, ZENZO Chan. The objective in this contest is to create a Spring Theme version of ZENZO Chan. If you are interested in learning more about the event, you can read the rules and guidelines on the official announcement.
Stay Tuned For The Checkpoint Level 15!
The Checkpoint: Level 15 is currently being planned and the official date has yet to be decided, but it will be towards the end of May. Watch for news and updates regarding who the special guest will be and what all you can expect. As always, the ZENZO Team is open to feedback from the community: what you want to see, talk about, review, and discuss. If you have any comments on what you would like to see at the next Checkpoint event, go to the ZENZO Discord and comment in the #💫-the-checkpoint channel.
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