The new Lepricon has a multi-pronged approach to a particular goal. Namely, solving the problems and challenges that prevent traditional game studios from incorporating blockchain technology into their games, thereby fulfilling the promise that gaming should be the first significant on-ramp for mainstream audiences.
One critical element in our strategy is our real-world company, Shamrock Studios, a Hong Kong-based game development studio focused on developing games for iOS and Android devices.
We created Shamrock as a separate company from Lepricon for two specific reasons.
We need a foot in the real world.
Lepricon operates in the world of crypto. All of its assets are in Bitcoin, USDT, and Eth. However, we can’t rent an office with crypto, and without a limited company, we cannot employ people. These real-world needs present the first most practical reason for the company to exist in our home base of Hong Kong.
We need a vehicle to publish to the app stores.
There has to be a real-world company to publish content to both the Apple and Google app stores. Just the mention of blockchain or crypto can be problematic and cause issues with Apple and Google.
Has Shamrock Studios published any games?
I am so glad you asked. Yes, we have.
Our first game is Get the Cats (iOS App Store / Google Play), an augmented reality game where you can while away your spare time finding cats. Lots of them. Then you have to feed them. Imagine Pokemon Go, without the risk of getting run over, with a dose of Tamagochi, but with better graphics. Get the Cats was created in-house and recently launched on the app stores.
The next major update of Get the Cats will feature more than just hidden cats for you to find. There will be NFTs in the mix. Lepricon will provide the technology to add NFTs in limited supply into a game that users can play endlessly. More news on that will follow in due course.
Shamrock Studio’s next game is a physics-based puzzle that will offer NFTs as in-game rewards.
About Shamrock Studios
Shamrock Studios is an indie game publisher based in Hong Kong that publishes fun games for mobile and tablet. We work with small developer studios across the world. We believe everyone deserves to have a little bit of fun every day.
Lepricon is reimagining the possibilities for entertainment through blockchain technology and seeking to establish the general acceptance of player-owned economies in games. We believe that gaming can and should be the first killer-on ramp to mainstream adoption, and Lepricon’s stated mission is to catalyse this outcome.
Our activities break into three distinct tracks; technology, entertainment and DeFi.
At the core of this strategy is Lepricon’s own high-speed, gas-less Ethereum-compatible side chain, Leprichain. We are developing software solutions in the form of SDKs, which will empower mainstream game development studios to incorporate blockchain technology into their games. These solutions are built upon and powered by Leprichain, with the intent to create a drag and drop blockchain solution for mainstream game developers.
Lepricon is developing several in-house entertainment activities that operate on Leprichain, including our collection of arcade and carnival games at Lepricon City. The first games are straightforward, but we will develop more complex games that demonstrate Leprichain’s capabilities over time. We will leverage these demonstration games to encourage third party dApp developers to deploy on Leprichain.
Leprichain and all of the dApps that run on it are powered by our ERC-20 utility token, L3P. Lepricon’s DeFi portal will enable L3P holders to manage their tokens, participate in governance, and benefit from advanced yield-earning activities. Lepricon’s DeFi portal will launch towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2021.
For further information, please visit https://www.lepricon.io.
$L3P Contract: 0xdeF1da03061DDd2A5Ef6c59220C135dec623116d