The most important gem on Solana that you probably have never heard about
Tatsumeeko is a Solana NFT project that is attempting to convert their popular discord bot of over 1.4m discord servers and 60m users, into a discord native cross-platform metaverse MMORPG with gacha mechanics and used by. It is planned to be a cross-platform Play 2 Earn metaverse RPG for Discord, Web, and Mobile. The game is meant to be accessible no matter what device you have.
The company behind the endeavor is called Tatsu and runs a discord bot that helps moderators track chat levels and engagement from their communities, it is the equivalent of an animal crossing/Tamagotchi game in discord. The current iteration of the discord bot is an animal crossing/Tamagotchi-like game bot that allows users to do light game activities and earn coins by chatting or buying the coins in the cash shop. Their bot is used in 4 million discord communities with 60 million people globally using the ecosystem to play, chat and buy items in their item shop.
What the company is creating, is a game that could capitalize on the discord metaverse and allow them to reach 60 million users with just an update, with gacha game mechanics similar to top mobile games. Gacha games are games (typically mobile games) that use mechanics to spur you to spend more than you thought using a variety of physiological techniques. Think of things like event timers, battle passes, special characters in loot boxes, and a list of many more tactics. The project has been around since 2015 and is already profitable from the subscriptions service and items shop. Discord whales love to pay for it.
Meekonogy is the next update that will introduce the MMORPG mechanics to the bot. The game will be an auto battler with mechanics similar to popular MMORPG that have proven to hook and engage players with their breadth of activities. Some game activities encourage everyday checking like pets and other activities that developers have made. There is even a micro-economy that exists where players can trade and make money with the items they have bought or pets that are considered rare and have higher levels.
The already existing userbase doesn’t need to care about Crypto and NFTs because they have a choice. Players will be able to earn the ingame tokens and even nft drops without creating wallets. But advanced users will have the option of more control by linking wallets.
This project will have 2 tokens that will be airdropped to users and will be able to stake, acting as currencies that could appreciate if the game can grow. The two tokens are:
MLKN: This is the governance token and will be used for votes and special items that users like to play with, for example, loot boxes, gacha characters, and many more things would-be candidates. This will be the only token that is available to stake. The real alpha is that when you stake, you will be able to receive 50% of marketplace fees. This alone can make the price go up.
IGS: This will be the currency earned in the game and will be burned using a similar model to Ethereum. It will be the game’s in-game currency for everything you do in the game; fighting, upgrades, monthly land tax, etc.
The game has NFTs that give benefits, rewards, and items for the game. The NFT is a collection of 10,000 that have been minted and will have features that won't be available after the game is launched. The game won't be ready until Q3-Q4 but will release regular updates to keep players engaged and valuations steady. The game will start in Solana but will be cross-chain the future alongside land and other updates for creators, similar to Roblox and other metaverse games.
Since there are 10,000 NFTs and one of their games currently has 60 million players, you can do the math. With the number of people already playing the game, there is a high probability that these NFTs will be highly coveted once the game is released.
There are various benefits of holding the Tatsu NFT.
It enables duo token staking for their game IGS and MLKN coin.
Chance to get airdrops.
Head starting in playing the game before anyone else.
Rare and limited cosmetics that will not be available to anyone.
Premium Tatsumaki subscription for holders.
Seasonal items and accessories airdrops for all holders
Discounts for future NFTs for genesis holders.
VIP store and locations for holders only
XP boost for the game and free battle pass like a subscription.
Marketplace revenue share from fees.
Players who stake would also receive profit sharing of 50% of the fees collected from the marketplace. They take about 5-6 percent either using their MLKN token or Solana. A small calculation of 10 million in marketplace fees would be:
$10,000,000(marketplace profit)*0.05(fee)/2(50 percent share) /10000(genesis NFTs).
That would be 25 dollars per nft if we assume 10 million in marketplace fees with a 5 percent take from their marketplace.
The Tatsu bot is in 1.4 million communities and has a hypothetical 60 million users. The cost of acquisition for the consumer would probably be mostly from word of mouth and from discord channels where users join. Cost should be near zero throughout the lifespan of the product not including additional marketing in the future. Right now, there is no project as ambitious and big as what Tatsu product is trying to do. The game will allow anyone who wants to play in without an NFT needed. The NFTs are just cosmetic and add rewards and other perks that are just beneficial if you're invested in the game's more advanced mechanics. Since the Tatsu bot already reached a big audience, meekolony has a huge advantage with the users it recruited already with their product in addition to their affiliate program and another incentive to onboard new players.
The team building the game is stacked. The team is over 6 years old and has already created a game with over 60 MILLION players. The team is also growing at an insanely fast pace. At this point, they are hiring over 20 employees. They raised 5000 sol from the mint in December around a price of $190/sol and have not converted to cash yet. They recently announced on their Twitter account, that they had received 750k in pre-seed funding from Y-combinators and angel investors in December 2021 and would be looking for other funding opportunities for their funding round. YC has invested in tech giants like @Twitch,@opensea, @Airbnb, and @coinbase. So, if the investment pays off and the project goals are met, early investors will be a part of a project that could have the same success as other popular mobile and console games in the same market like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, Grand Blue, and Final Fantasy xiv.
The project is still in its infant phase but they have the competitive advantage of being ahead of everyone by targeting the discord metaverse and being the first to do it massively and quickly for growth and revenue. You have an incredibly stacked and well-funded team who have already built a game with over 60 million players. You have a chance to get first access, earn tokens, and play the p2e version of the game before anyone else. This is a project that won't be appreciated until it happens. If you’re a degen like I am, this link would interest you.