CB: Fan Art and Animation Contest.

CryptoBarons game is launching very soon, and we cannot but get excited about the first 3D Blockchain Game that will be released on multiple platforms.

The Concept characters for the game have been created, modeled and animated in 3D and we’d love for our fans to start creating beautiful arts and animations for HD wallpapers, memes, video sliders, short videos etc.

The aim of the contest is to select the Best 10 fan arts / animations which would also be used in the game promotion.

The 10 best arts/animations will be given 0.1ETH each. So you are encouraged to have as many entries as possible.

The winners will also be among the first people to beta test the CryptoBarons game play on android and iOS two (2) weeks after the competition winners are announced.

Please note that for every entry submitted, we reserve the right to use images, text, video and other materials submitted for the purposes of promoting the Game.

The Fan Art kit will be made public in a shared file for fans to download and start creating beautiful images.

FAN ART KIT LINK

Please follow these steps to submit your works to increase your chances of winning.

1. Register on https://cryptobarons.io
2. Use the email you used to register in Step 1 above to submit your work.
3. Choose the Category for the Art Submission. (Use one Category for each submission)
4. Submit the Art Work here: https://goo.gl/forms/3TRAdlgRShKYhVeJ2
5. Post your Art work on our twitter thread here and retweet for likes

The contest starts on Friday 13th of July and ends on Friday 27th of July.

The winning arts will be based on votes and will be announced on 3rd of August.

So start preparing your templates and designs. Something big is coming to blockchain games.

Art works can be posted on our social networks to increase your chances of winning:

  1. TwitterTweet @crypto_barons
  2. Facebook Post artworks on our facebook page
  3. Discord — Post artworks on the #art-and-animation channel
  4. Telegram — Post in our telegram group.

Works should be submitted using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/fFFmEvvlaTXm3Vz73

Terms and Conditions:

You agree to submit contributions to the challenge (“contributions”) under the following conditions:

  1. CryptoBarons does not claim ownership of your contributions to the challenge in form of images, text, videos, articles, or any other contributions you may submit.
  2. By submitting your contributions, you are granting CryptoBarons and its affiliated companies the following worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, fully paid-up rights — to publicly perform or display, broadcast, transmit the contributions in whole or in part, for promotional and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the contributions to CryptoBarons affiliates, its marketing agencies and to third parties for these purposes.

Your contributions to the challenge will be available to other participants and to ensure they are safe and freely usable by other participants, you warrant that:

  1. you own or otherwise have all rights necessary for you to provide the contributions and grant the rights described above and you do not disclose any information which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation; students are responsible for verifying that they own the intellectual property (IP) for their game demo and not their university or other institution of higher education.
  2. your contributions do not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, or other components or instructions that are malicious, deceptive, or designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer; and
  3. your contributions are not subject to license terms that require any software or documentation incorporating or being derived from your contributions to be licensed to others.

Apart from prizes offered as part of the challenge, no monetary compensation will be paid for any of your challenge contributions.

St. Petersburg and the White Night Conference!

Russia, Russia, Russia! This country has been mentioned side by side with the words “World Cup” in recent times (by the way, congrats to France on lifting the trophy). However, as goals were being scored and clear cut chances thrown away, a certain number of people from various nations but of course with like-minds were assembling in Russia, and it wasn’t to see Paul Pogba lift the trophy but rather for the Nevosoft sponsored International Business Conference for Game Industry at the White Night in the green beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

 

The conference which takes place three times a year has had its first two editions at Berlin and St. Petersburg respectively, with the next stop being Moscow later in the year. The White Night event literally was a “White Night” (means the night never got completely dark, so most of the period of the night, which should be dark was bright just like daytime; had something to do with the season and the geolocation of that area). Amazing… I know right!

The event attracted influential professionals and top managers in the gaming sector with more than 4,000 gamers in attendance. As expected, our Cryptobarons team was there live together with Industry-leading companies like Supercell, Rovio, Big Fish, Wargaming, Pixonic, Facebook, Google and many others.

On arrival we were treated to a Welcome party, creating an atmosphere for fun and creative interaction between like-minds, breeding a scenario to explain the technology behind the game; Cryptobarons, to other blockchain developers, gamers and tech enthusiasts who were excited to see how the first 3D Interactive Game built on the Ethereum Blockchain.

Well, one can’t have a conference or an assembly of influential people without having camera flashes here and there… The paparazzi wasn’t to be left out as they, in their own unique way helped to spice up the event. Don’t know about you but I do love me some attention.*winks*

The feedback we got from gamers, developer and even publishers as well as app promoters was amazing and still remains a huge boost. It was a wonderful experience and we won’t hesitate to attend the next big crypto/gaming conference we are invited to. I’m really overwhelmed typing this, can’t wait to be in Moscow come November… Till then; “Я люблю тебя, россия, и я не могу дождаться тебя скоро.”

 

Latest Updates, Airdrops and Meet the Team…

So far we have been testing the gameplay and we’re pleased to announce that the game will be launched very soon. And if the above screenshot doesn’t wow you yet, we’ll give you jaw-dropping sneak peak videos from the gameplay.

A short intro. Currently, crypto-games existing now are mainly collectible games that allow you purchase digital tokens which you can sell at a later time. Well… how much fun is that? Now, just take a moment, relax and breathe. Imagine yourself playing a 3D action filled game which actually runs on the blockchain. You don’t even need to know what Ethereum is or how to install Metamask. Just the pure gaming experience. And what’s more… it’ll be available on Web, Android and iOS platforms too. Let me hear you say yeah yeah!!!


MEET OUR SENIOR RESEARCH ADVISER

                                               
                                                                            Prof. Veikko Hara

Prof. Veikko Hara  has over 30 years of experience in the area of information technology. Earlier he has held other top level posts in different companies. Currently, Veikko is Research Director at Rovio Entertainment, where IT solutions and contents plays very a important role to Rovio’s key products. Veikko is the Senior Blockchain Research Advisor for Ugarsoft and has made immense contributions to the development of CryptoBarons game.

We are co-developing CryptoBarons, the first interactive simulation multi player game to run on the blockchain with the Ugarsoft Blockchain Division in Nigeria. We believe that such games like this will solve most scaling, payment and other issues traditional games face while encouraging the wild adoption of Blockchain as a technology. We hope that the game community around the world enjoy playing CryptoBarons while giving useful feedbacks that will make the game and other subsequent interactive Blockchain games better.

Have fun playing CryptoBarons, fortifying your kingdom and being a Baron like in the medieval age. Thank you!

Development Team

The team of developers working on this project are very skilled and have various strengths, from UI/UX to graphics design, Development with gaming engines, Blockchain Technology, Payment system etc. So lets introduce you to the team.

NOW THE NEWS WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR …

AIRDROP: Airdrop (a.k.a Free money) is when a crypto project gives out some free tokens to the community. CryptoBarons game makes use of Baron Tokens (BRN), which are used to purchase game assets. These tokens are going to be given out to our early community members, so you all can play the game for free and also purchase assets which you could also later resell when the game market is launched.

“You gotta to be kiddin’ me.”

Dropping into your wallets like this… Airdrop!

No kiddin’. That’s how excited we’re to let everyone get a feel of the gameplay. All you need to do is subscribe here and then verify your email and voila! you are ready to receive free tokens.

PRE-LAUNCH MARKET SALES: The Pre-launch market sales for the game will start on Friday 25th May, 2018. You’ll be able to purchase game assets and resources at discounted prices. The game assets include characters, marketplace, workers, armies, pills and magic potions.

CryptoBarons Marketplace Sneak Peek:

https://youtu.be/14kjKsmzRkk

These assets and resources which you purchase from the market can be used to play the game. Another interesting point to note is that you can also put up your resources for sale and convert the resources back to tokens. These tokens would also be listed on exchanges in the near future so that you can convert your earnings back to cash.

Jaw-dropping yet? Wait till you play the game on the Web, or Mobile platforms. Intense gaming experience, first of its kind on the Blockchain.

Developing CryptoBarons was a labour-intensive task. It’s a work of love of many people, and we are constantly looking to integrate as much community feedback as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected], and we almost always have someone on the live chat on cryptobarons.io.

Join us on Telegram for live updates.

Uber President Jeff Jones is leaving the company amid turmoil

Things just seemingly keep getting worse at Uber, which now is reportedly losing its president Jeff Jones according to Recode.

The departure comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations as well as being hit by a lawsuit from Waymo — Alphabet’s self-driving car unit — that threatens to potentially kneecap its autonomous driving efforts. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told employees he was planning on bringing on some parental supervision at the company in the form of a chief operating officer, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping the turmoil and affecting employee morale.

Uber confirmed the departure with the following statement: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.”

Recode is reporting that the departure is directly related to the controversies at the company, which continue to mount and get worse. At the beginning of the year, people viewed that Uber was taking advantage of a major protest amid Donald Trump’s immigration ban. That spawned a whole #DeleteUber campaign, which once again flared up following explosive allegations of sexual harassment — and the embedded culture within the company that spawned it.

Its self-driving efforts are also facing a ton of scrutiny following allegations from Alphabet that the company is using stolen trade secrets. Alphabet is claiming that executives at Otto, a self-driving trucking unit Uber acquired, took trade secrets with them on their way out. That’s led to an already-fiery legal battle. Waymo filed for an injunction against Uber earlier this month.

The situation also seems to be increasingly deteriorating. Jones is not the only recent departure, with SVP of engineering and former Googler Amit Singhal leaving the company at the end of February. In just the span of a month, it already seems like the top of Uber’s organizational chart will soon look very different — though whether that will have a meaningful impact on Uber’s culture, or even the perception of its culture, is still unknown.

Update: Jones sent a statement about his departure to Recode

I joined Uber because of its Mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long-term.

It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.

There are thousands of amazing people at the company, and I truly wish everyone well.

Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent the following letter to Uber staff:

Team,

I wanted to let you know that Jeff Jones has decided to resign from Uber.

Jeff joined Uber in October 2016 from being CMO at retailer Target. In 6 months, he made an important impact on the company—from his focus on being driver obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year.

After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber. It is unfortunate that this was announced through the press but I thought it was important to send all of you an email before providing comment publicly.

Rachel, Pierre and Mac will continue to lead the Global Ops teams, reporting to me until we have signed a COO. Troy Stevenson, who leads CommOps, and Shalin Amin who leads brand design will report to Rachel Holt. Ab Gupta will report to Andrew MacDonald.

Thanks,

Travis