ionomy, December 1, 2017
Hello ionomy community,
After a successful closed beta test, The Moon or Bust (TMoB), ionomy Studios’ first game to use the ionomy Power Grid's Lightning API, is entering a public beta period. Read on for details.
The Moon or Bust (TMoB) boldly goes where no game has gone before
Dedicated space cadets race their rockets to plant their flag on the moon, avoiding obstacles and salvaging supplies left from the wreckage of others who have died trying. As they travel faster and deeper into space, the journey gets progressively more difficult, while the rewards get increasingly more valuable.
By linking their ionomy.com accounts, enterprising pilots can stock up on pre-flight supplies at a 50% discount, and compete for valuable ION prizes in weekly tournaments. A special reward awaits the first lunar lander:
an astronomical grand prize of $5,000!
Plug in to Power Grid with Lightning
Power Grid, the overarching suite of digital currency services for game developers, gamers, and investors, is designed to enable third party developers to create games that use the same tools as ionomy Studios to leverage the ION economy.
The Lightning API enables any freemium game to plug in to the ION economy. Developers can accept ION for game purchases and host regular tournaments with substantial ION prizes. When gamers play a Lightning-enabled game and connect their ionomy.com account, they can compete and win. Gamers have fun and a chance to earn cash, enticing them to come back week after week.
Learn about Lightning and the full suite of Power Grid services at ionomy.com/pwr-grid. Developing a game? Interested in beta testing? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Discord or Telegram channels.
Crypto Gravity, now with Lightning
ionomy Studios has also rewritten and expanded Crypto Gravity. Now with ionomy Lightning, the update will be released after it passes further rounds of beta testing.
This enhanced version of Gravity features:
- Easy introductory “World Zero” for those fresh out of the Academy.
- World 2, where hardened veterans can test their mettle.
- Items shop, with exciting weapons and powerups, adding new dimensions of gameplay and strategy.
- Expanded tournament ladder.
The new architecture with Lightning makes it easy for ionomy Studios developers to update and generate fresh content to keep diehards and casual players alike coming back for more. What’s more, the revised tournament ladder levels the playing field so even new recruits have incentive to play.
Disco party at the ION Discord channel
The ionomy Team has adopted Discord and Telegram as new official forums. The time has come to say goodbye to Slack.
When ionomy was a small team, Slack was great for internal communications. Both the team and community have grown — and communication tools must scale with them.
Discord can handle not only the community's growing number, but also increase security and enables the team to delegate more moderation roles.
Many members of the ION community have already started using Discord. It’s easy to create an account. Please join!
Growing the ION economy
The Moon or Bust and Crypto Gravity are great games, by themselves. But what sets them apart is that anyone can play and win ION prizes, every week. Fans have been playing Gravity competitively for over six months, demonstrating the power of this exciting model for digital currency integration. ION-enabled games are more engaging, more rewarding, and fun. And the ION economy grows with each one.
This is only the beginning. Keep following for future developments about the other components of ionomy’s Power Grid: multi-currency wallets and exchange, premium game services, advertising network, and crowdfunding platform. All just around the corner.
The Moon or Bust, baby.
— the ionomy team