Originally aired on November 6, 2023
In this episode of Edge of NFT, host Josh Kriger interviews Chris Bowden, the Global Marketing Director of Blowfish Studios, about their newest project, Phantom Galaxies. Blowfish Studios is a gaming studio that has been around for 12 years, originally developing AAA web 2 games before transitioning to web 3 games. Phantom Galaxies is an online multiplayer shooter game set in the Mecha genre, offering an action-packed experience with space exploration and transformation abilities. Chris explains that Blowfish Studios decided to embrace web 3 for Phantom Galaxies in order to bring AAA-quality gaming to the mainstream and fill a gap in the Mecha genre. The game offers cosmetic NFTs and an in-game token with utility. Chris also emphasizes the importance of ownership in web 3 gaming and believes it will be a driving factor for mainstream adoption. Phantom Galaxies recently launched into Early Access on Steam and the Epic Game Store, and Chris expresses excitement about expanding into the Middle East gaming market. Overall, the feedback for the game has been positive, with players praising its stunning graphics.
Blowfish Studios and Phantom Galaxies
- Blowfish Studios has been around for 12 years and originally focused on developing AAA web 2 games before transitioning to web 3 games.
- Phantom Galaxies is an online multiplayer shooter game set in the Mecha genre, offering a space exploration and transformation experience.
- The game embraces web 3 by offering cosmetic NFTs and an in-game token with utility.
Web 3 Gaming and Ownership
- Ownership is a key aspect of web 3 gaming that appeals to players. Phantom Galaxies allows players to own assets and cosmetic NFTs.
- Interoperability is another benefit of web 3 gaming but is currently less prevalent due to technical considerations.
Launching Phantom Galaxies on Steam and the Epic Game Store
- Phantom Galaxies recently launched into Early Access on Steam and the Epic Game Store.
- The game will be free to play on Steam, which is a significant milestone for web 3 aligned games on the platform.
Marketing Focus on the Middle East
- The Middle East is a key market for Blowfish Studios due to its innovation and embrace of new technologies.
- The Middle East has a strong gaming community ready to embrace web 3 gaming.
Positive Feedback on Phantom Galaxies
- Players have been impressed by the graphics of Phantom Galaxies, considering it one of the best-looking web 3 games.
- The game has a strong foundation and plans for ongoing development leading to a full launch.
Future Plans and Expansion
- Blowfish Studios has a long-term roadmap for Phantom Galaxies and aims for constant building and expansion.
- The studio is excited about bringing Phantom Galaxies to other regions, including potentially Los Angeles.