YGG Twitter Spaces Ep. 1: Big Time, My Pet Hooligan and XLD Finance
In this Twitter Space, Kazuo, Polaris, Sarutobi Sasuke, John Sedano, Jeff Holmberg and Ian Estrada discuss NFT and Web3 projects with their developers.
YGG’s new Twitter Spaces series features different NFT, Web3 and play-to-earn projects along with the teams that created them. In this first episode, key representatives from Big Time, My Pet Hooligan and XLD Finance spoke with YGG; namely Jeff Holmberg, Head of Asset Acquisition, Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships, John Sedano, Community Marketing Manager, Kazuo, Portfolio Operations Manager, and Polaris, YGG Lead Game Ambassador for Big Time.
Representing AMGI, the studio that created the NFT game My Pet Hooligan (MPH), was Chief Creative Officer (CCO) Colin Brady, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Luke Paglia and Web3 Creative Director West. Joining in to represent Big Time was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Matthew Tonks and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Michael Migliero. XLD Finance’s CEO and co-founder, Ian Estrada, joined the conversation as well.
The group talked about what My Pet Hooligan, Big Time and XLD FInance offer and discussed future plans and events for these projects. They also talked about the future of play-to-earn, specifically in the Philippines, and how they plan to onboard Web2 players.
The following is a recap of the event. Listen to the full discussion here.
Jeff Holmberg, Head of Asset Acquisition at YGG, set the stage for the guests to introduce their team and projects. The Twitter Spaces event started with Colin Brady, CCO of AMGI Studios, creator of My Pet Hooligan, a PvP game that takes place in its proprietary Metaverse, The Rabbit Hole, which features unique, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and Zootopia-inspired 3D characters. He stated that they do real-time rendering using Unreal Engine and are focusing on the hardest problem in an action game, which is facial animation. Along the way, they stumbled into NFTs and entered the space, resulting in the creation of the My Pet Hooligan NFT collection. Colin added that they were mixing Disneyland with Web3. The game will also be open to Web2 players, although MPH NFT holders will enjoy more benefits.
The discussion moved to Big Time and Matthew Tonks, CTO at Big Time Studios, explained that it is a fun-first game. It is open to Web2, as a Google account is the only requirement to play, but it also has NFT elements in it. Matthew added that the game could help transition Web2 players into Web3, and players could also buy NFTs directly using only a credit card or from other crypto natives in the ecosystem. Sarutobi Sasuke, Head of Partnerships at YGG, said that Big Time is one of the pioneers of the fun-first concept and bringing Web2 components into Web3.
Ian Estrada, CEO and co-founder at XLD Finance, then explained that they provide a set of tools to users who want to use their crypto in real life. To illustrate, he shared that users can pay their water bill with in-game token rewards on their mobile phone through xSpend, an XLD platform that allows users to directly pay for utilities, services and prepaid load using in-game tokens or stablecoins. XLD is currently available in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. In a few weeks, it will be launched in Thailand and later in Latin America. Ian also shared that their next product will be a service that enables people to use their crypto and send it to other financial accounts.
You can listen to the full discussion on Spotify.