Neo Global Development (NGD) welcomes FindTruman as the latest partner to join the EcoBoost program. FindTruman, a crowd-sourced, whodunit-style game, drew notice in Neo’s 2022 Polaris Launchpad Hackathon, earning an Excellence Award in the competition. Now, through EcoBoost, Neo will provide FindTruman with a range of support and incubation opportunities to help the project enter the market.
About the EcoBoost program
EcoBoost is a USD $200 million business incubation program focused on building a strong network of partners to support Neo-based projects across the project lifecycle. Through this program, NGD incubates small- and medium-sized project teams who develop on or seek to integrate with or migrate to the Neo N3 blockchain.
EcoBoost is one of the ways that NGD drives ecosystem growth and facilitates expansion of multifunctional dApps on the Neo blockchain. Through such efforts, NGD continues to expand Neo’s presence in the wider crypto community and provide resulting utility for the NEO token.
The “story-gameplay,” or “script-murder,” is a popular new gaming form characterized by the traits such as a strong, first-person immersion style; content-based attributes; and social networking attributes.
FindTruman began with a story-gameplay Web2 project in 2017. Since then, it has grown to become one of this gaming category’s top brands, boasting 30 million Web2 online users and nearly 100 offline studios which can give story-gameplay offline play service to customers in different cities.
Along with this industry’s rapid growth in the Web2 world, numerous issues have emerged that urgently require solutions. Key among these issues are
- Piracy problems
- Inability to correlate a story’s price with its actual popularity, with resulting unfairly small monetary returns to story creators
- Players’ ability to make a profit
The FindTruman team is seeking a different model. The team believes that game content creators and players deserve more fair rewards from the economic system to which they contribute their innovative ideas and active participation.
After exploring possible solutions, the team has determined that Web3 and blockchain technology offer the most suitable path to solve these issues. Further, the team sees potential for this path to drive explosive growth for the industry. Enabling fair compensation of content creators and players can incent large-scale creation and use of new, high-quality game content among creators and players.
Working within the Web3 model, the FindTruman team has designed co-creation tokenomics that could address the key issues of concern noted above:
- Address piracy problems: Make it possible to clarify rights-and interests and incentive mechanisms of story-gameplay
- Story price: Correlate creators’ income directly with their stories’ popularity. For high-quality content, this would significantly increase creators’ incomes.
- Players’ ability to monetize: Players could hold a story’s proof-of-stake, enabling them to make a profit
FindTruman and Neo
Building on Neo, the FindTruman team will integrate projects on various tracks. A co-founder of FindTruman who is known as Will spoke to this event’s roadmap for the Neo community: “As our first step, we will launch the story-cover co-creation with the Neo community based on our AI engines,” said Will. “Every participant can create their ideal story cover images simply by providing their ideas in text format. Incorporating input from the whole Neo community’s imagination, it will be possible to create numerous story covers with the theme of ‘Neo Matrix.’”
The FindTruman team also anticipates using AI technologies in Web3 to reduce creation barriers and pioneer a co-creation model with the Neo community. “In the near future, based on the selected story covers, we will customize an AI model with Neo’s own style,” explained Will. “The AI model will enable any community member to automatically generate story illustrations, clue cards, and story-gameplay scenes customized to use a Neo style.”
Further, the FindTruman team plans to develop a ChatGPT-like bot to help community members to create stories around Neo themes, bringing a wide range of entertaining topics into the community.
“We welcome FindTruman with open arms as a project that can bring valued and innovative new tools to the Neo ecosystem,” said John Wang, Director of EcoGrowth at Neo. “We are confident that this new partnership will serve as the inspiration for more users to learn AIGC and use AIGC.”
Founded as Antshares in 2014, Neo is an open-source community-driven blockchain platform renowned for putting developers and builders at the heart of its vision. As one of the most established blockchains in the space, Neo has long focused on building an interoperable, dApp-rich ecosystem. Neo is now the most feature-complete blockchain platform for building decentralized applications. The platform allows developers to digitize and automate asset management through smart contracts and to code in traditional Web2 languages. Neo also provides powerful native infrastructures such as decentralized storage, oracles, and domain name service, creating a solid foundation for the next-gen Internet.