NFT Lately connects with Ramkumar Subramaniam, Guardianlink’s CEO and Co-Founder, to discuss the upcoming launch of RADDX Racing Metaverse.
Please tell us about yourself and your project(s):
Jump.trade is the flagship marketplace of GuardianLink, a 360° digital collectible enablement platform. Jump.trade is the home to two game ecosystems as of now, RADDX Racing Metaverse and Meta Cricket League. Meta Cricket League (MCL) is a metaverse cricket game and the first of its kind in the world.
RADDX Racing Metaverse is an immersive metaverse racing game that brings in a lot of thrilling elements like cop chases and exciting additions like customizability and races. RADDX Racing Metaverse is also the pioneer of metaverse advertising within a gaming ecosystem.
How does RADDX stand out from other metaverse racing games available in the market?
While RADDX Racing Metaverse is, in essence, a racing game, it incorporates many features that make it distinct from other games available in the market. The first distinguishing factor is the cop chase element which might not be available in a lot of online games. In addition, the cars are equipped with weapons and armor that make it a thrill to participate in these chases, making it a lot more exciting than just escaping and evading the cops.
The game also has an engine that can learn your playing methods and adapt controls to your comfort, so you feel that the car is yours — much like your actual car.
In which ways does the in-game economy work in RADDX – can you explain the role of cryptocurrencies and NFTs within the game?
The economics of RADDX Racing Metaverse are designed to reward the user. Currently, we use our native recording system to give the toppers real cash rewards. We, however, have plans to adopt newer technology and systems when it comes to rewards. We can very safely say that as of now, cryptocurrency is not a part of RADDX Racing Metaverse. Every car, every accessory, and even the digital lens and the advertising add-ons in the ecosystem are all NFTs. This has been brought in place only to ensure that everything runs smoothly in trading these assets.
What are some key features of the RADDX racing experience that will engage and attract players?
The most attractive factor for any game is the game itself and everything it includes. The immersive gameplay, the diversity of cars, the weapon and defense systems, and the possibility of upgrades (giving a car that appreciates in value with time) will be the factors that catalyze the adoption and engagement of users in RADDX Racing Metaverse.
Can you discuss integrating Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies in RADDX and how they contribute to the immersive gaming experience?
Virtual reality and augmented reality have taken the world of gaming by storm. It is definitely an immersive gaming experience. However, in the interest of stabilizing the game and in the interest of our community demographics, we do not plan to release the AR and VR integrated versions in the initial release. However, we are in the endeavor of expanding our scope of devices, and we will likely develop into other gameplay interfaces, including AR and VR.
How does Guardianlink plan to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the RADDX Metaverse?
GuardianLink and Jump.trade intends to make RADDX Racing Metaverse a long-standing, sustained, holistic gaming metaverse. The first factor that will ensure this is the gameplay, which will keep attracting more users. The limited supply of cars will also provide healthy trade and a continuous inflow and outflow of gamers to the RADDX Racing Metaverse.
In addition, we have garnished the ecosystem with avenues that incentivize even people who are not into gaming. For example, people can invest in advertising opportunities and earn a passive income. We also intend to introduce rental options for a person to own a car, rent it out, and earn a portion of the race rewards as their revenue. Above everything, we have also fostered healthy brand integrations where they can capitalize on this highly engaging platform for a new form of advertising in the metaverse.
How do you see RADDX and Guardianlink contributing to the broader Metaverse ecosystem?
The metaverse might be fascinating but it still needs to jump the problematic hurdle of mass adoption. We believe that something as engaging as a game and something straightforward to understand — like racing — will aid in metaverse adoption. We believe this will be a massive benefit to the broader metaverse ecosystem.
Since we are in the endeavor of bringing in brands for advertising purposes, this will also be a new silver bullet for an unexplored avenue of advertising which brands would love to explore. After all, advertising is about marking your presence in a highly engaged space, and the metaverse has all the credentials to be one of them shortly!
Can you share some of the upcoming updates or expansions planned for RADDX in the near future?
As of now, we have clearly defined a roadmap for RADDX Racing Metaverse, which will include the game, the racing tracks, the assets, the different types of tournaments, and integrations with the brand. We want to take our end of expansion in a very meticulous fashion. Depending on the market dynamics, our community pulse, and the direction in which the NFT/metaverse market moves, we will expand RADDX Racing Metaverse in all possible directions subject to our philosophy and the more significant notion of ethics.
What are your views on the future of the metaverse?
The metaverse is the closest we have come in the digital space to the real world. While the digital world has captured the utility of the real world, a test often fails to capture exclusivity. In the metaverse, since every asset and every identity can be an NFT, the exclusivity does not suffer any compromise. This is one of the reasons why some premium brands have skipped going through the e-commerce/social revolution but have very passionately embraced the metaverse revolution. Since businesses are about empathy and exclusivity as much as they are about utility, metaverses have a bright and promising future. However, it also needs to be accepted that it needs to go through some transformations before it becomes mainstream and it smoothens out the rough edges.
Lastly, what advice would you give to new players looking to join the RADDX metaverse and make the most of their experience?
We can only say that they are in for a treat in every dimension of gaming possible… And some dimensions of gaming that they would have never imagined. We would strongly encourage them to experience RADDX Racing Metaverse because it is a great game to play and could be their ticket to entering the awesomeness of Web3 and NFT gaming. Irrespective of the cars you have and the accessories you have purchased, you can be assured that there is some gaming experience for you that you will enjoy and find rewarding!
Please provide us with your socials so we can stay up-to-date with your project:
To stay in touch with project plans, check out Jump.trade’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Discord. Be sure also to add my accounts and reach out if you have any questions: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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