Polygon has been one of the fastest-growing Dapp platforms for Ethereum scaling, rapidly becoming the de-facto standard for DeFi, NFTs, and Blockchain Gaming with 500+ Dapps, ~7M daily txns, and 1.8M+ unique wallets.
The rise of gaming on Polygon has been especially noticeable, with more than 100,000 blockchain gamers on Polygon and top Web 3 games, and Straight Fire is one of them, building high-quality gaming experiences thanks to Polygon’s high speed and fast confirmation times.
This tight-knit and exponentially growing gamer community is what led to the creation of Polygon Studios: a brand new arm at Polygon that is focused on growing the global Blockchain Gaming and NFT Industry, and bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming.
Introducing Polygon August Adrenaline: an initiative to highlight and get to know the Gaming & NFT projects on Polygon a little better!
The next project in this series is Straight Fire!
Please tell us more about your project and your team.
Straight Fire creates the first NFT player that adds both utility and provenance to your NFTs, and thus elucidates the true value of your NFT collections:
- View all your NFTs in one place, irrespective of the file-format or what blockchain the NFT was minted on
- Create personalised posts, pimp your NFTs and share on all your favourite social media channels to your friends and potential buyers
- Manage, control and trade your NFT collection from one place and connect with your preferred NFT marketplaces or sell on the -in-player marketplace
- Personalise your NFT Player and connect your physical and virtual world through our AR-driven interactive, empathic and immersive design
- Expand your existing social media network, connect with like-minded NFT enthusiasts and build your in-player community
With a background in IPs, branding, media, gaming, blockchain and digital experience design, the Straight Fire team is on a mission to create an ecosystem where NFTs can be created, owned, shared and enjoyed by everyone. An environment where the value of digital assets, like assets in the physical world, depends on scarcity, utility, provenance and the human emotional responses they evoke. Some of us will want to buy, collect and trade digital assets that increase in value over time, whereas others will simply want to own, use and enjoy them.
Where are we in the hype cycle for gaming and NFT’s?
The NFT market to date
Many of the current NFT buyers are not interested in the actual content of the NFT, but instead favour a potential increase in price. They do not seem to care that existing NFTs, like cryptos, are just stored and kept hidden as a private key in their digital wallet. After all, to these buyers NFTs and cryptos are interchangeable.
Some buyers, however, purchase NFT for its original content and like to collect and enjoy their digital assets. Unfortunately, neither digital wallets, nor marketplaces display NFTs in a way that shows the real potential and collective value. In fact, many digital wallets and marketplaces, like NFTs themselves, are blockchain restricted.
We are now experiencing an NFT market that is still growing, but NFT prices are volatile, new NFTs must be original and stand out from the crowd and most people question the utility of NFTs. NFTs need an upgrade, or we will never see the NFT market reach its full potential.
And what’s next?
We are really at the beginning of the real NFT cycle — to prove that it’s not a fad, but here to stay. We believe that the value of digital assets, like assets in the physical world, depends on scarcity, utility, provenance and the human emotional responses they evoke. Some of us will want to buy, collect and trade digital assets that increase in value over time, whereas others will simply want to own, use and enjoy them.
Therefore, Straight Fire creates the first NFT player that adds both utility and provenance to existing and future NFTs. Irrespective of what blockchain your NFT was minted on, you can now view it in one, easy to use NFT Player. It even allows you to share NFTs on your favourite social media channels and list it for sale on your preferred marketplaces.
Who are some thought leaders you follow in the space?
- Ari Paul, CIO BlockTower Capital
- Devin Finzer, Co-founder and CEO at OpenSea
- Decentraland co-founder Ari Meilich
- Blockade Games co-founder Marguerite deCourcelle
What are some best ways for newbies to get up to speed in the space?
First, we would strongly suggest doing research, research, research. Every day again. This industry moves so rapidly that you should keep on top of things.
Then, experience NFTs. Buy and sell them. Own and enjoy them.
Finally, make up your own mind! This industry is really at its infancy. Choose and shape your own path in NFTs. It’s an incredibly exciting time to shape the future of NFTs. A future that will be defined by a lot of individuals, whereas the world as we know is mostly dominated by big corporates.
What is one thing that most people don’t know about your project?
Through our background, we are uniquely positioned between the West and Asia, specifically China. Born in China and the Netherlands and having lived all over the world, our team has developed a track-record in connecting East and West and elucidating what makes each unique and at the same time analogues.
Also, our background in design, branding and culture enables us to do things different. We define the future of NFTs and the Metaverse not merely on technology. We strongly believe that both revolve around human emotions.
Hence our tag line: NFTs are emotions you own.
Why did you choose to build on Polygon?
Integrating with Polygon will enable us to operate on major blockchains, while we benefit from reduced gas fees, faster transactions, and a seamless experience for our users. Straight Fire will also benefit from the thriving ecosystem being built on Polygon, which now includes some of the leading DeFi projects and Polygon’s NFT ecosystem has been rapidly growing with more than 100+ NFT Dapps. This makes Polygon a perfect fit for us, as we build the future of NFTs.
Final message: our NFT Studio
In our NFT Studio, we obtain and develop the most original IPs and licenses into never-before-seen NFT collections. Together with our network of creators, we produce our SFIRE Originals, the most sought-after and unique NFTs in the Metaverse. We develop new NFT categories and create interactive, immersive experiences and go beyond the boundaries of today’s NFTs.
We also help creators to develop, promote and sell their NFTs. As an NFT publisher, we advise creators on how to build NFT collections and series, provide access to our NFT community, offer marketing support, and get them featured in our NFT Player. And we don’t stop there. Together with selected creators, we further develop our NFT collections into new and original IPs.
The Straight Fire NFT Studio also serves as an innovation lab for our NFT Player. Through the development of new, ground-breaking NFT collections, we constantly refine and expand the operability and functionality of the NFT Player.
It’s giveaway time!
The Straight Fire NFT Studio presents the world premiere of THEXII.
Experience the most original NFT collection rooted in the Chinese Zodiac.
We give away 3 NFT posters in a lottery to those who join our twitter & comment on which cultural IP they like to see developed into an NFT collection by us next.
Our twitter account: straightfirenft
About Polygon Studios
Polygon Studios is the Gaming and NFT arm of Polygon focused on growing the global Blockchain Gaming and NFT Industry and bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming through investment, marketing, and developer support. The Polygon Studios ecosystem comprises highly loved games and NFT Dapps like OpenSea, Upshot, Aavegotchi, Zed Run, Skyweaver by Horizon Games, Decentraland, Megacryptopolis, Neon District, Cometh, and Decentral Games.
If you’re a game developer, builder, or NFT creator looking to join the Polygon Studios ecosystem, get started here.
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Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 500+ Dapps, ~567M+ txns, and ~6M+ daily txns.
If you’re an Ethereum Developer, you’re already a Polygon developer! Leverage Polygon’s fast and secure txns for your Dapp, get started here.
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