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July 2023

Summary

Cornucopias is preparing to finish the most monumental month in its history. As of this publication date, final preparations are being made to release the Calido Valley Resort to a limited number of testers, followed by access to the Calido Valley Raceway in short order. This represents our first ship of publicly playable features, and our team has done an excellent job of navigating the last minute challenges that inevitably arise at this stage of the game.
  • Release & internal testing of the Launcher system, with attendant APIs to both the Cornucopias game and the web-based Player Profile
  • Completion of the Calido Resort, with interactive environments and mini-games for our initial test release​
  • Initial setup of multiplayer servers for testing access to Calido Valley
  • New resources hired to help build our server architecture

BUSINESS

  • Executed our pre-release NFT vehicle to get our testers outfitted with the latest Cornucopias craft

MARKETING

This month we grew the team and added a new AWS specialist that is helping us ‌automate the builds and add other infrastructure upgrades - hear more about him in COPICafe Episode 61.
1x new contractor joined the Cornucopias internal team in July 2023.
  • 1x AWS Specialist Contractor
July
Total Internal Employees/Contractors: 32
Total working on Cornucopias: 50+​
  • We’re getting good coverage of recent developments from the Cardano community, and the influencers following our progress:
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  • This month we released COPICafe’s #58 - #61. Lots of great content was released this month. Be sure to check them out!

ART

  • With the imminent release of Calido Valley, our Art team has been working overtime, with stunning results. We can’t wait to get all of you into this new, immersive environment! In the meantime, the leaks keep coming:
Calido Valley - Yellow Track
Calido Valley - Yellow Track
Calido Valley - Racing Lounge

DEV

  • Finalizing Racing Game Elements:
    • Calido Valley Outer
  • Finishing signage
  • Applying responsive elements (water, smoke, vehicle explosions, etc.)
  • Calido Valley Inner
  • Finishing race track elements
  • Cleaning up racing mechanics
  • Multiplayer Infrastructure
  • Prepping for release on EC2 servers
  • Researching possible move to GameLift and/or a custom solution
  • Vehicle / Racing Mechanics
    • Finished all vehicles for OG minting & pre-release sale
  • Characters & Crowds
    • Finalizing all avatars for public release, including a redesign of character movement, clothing mesh, etc.
    • Crowd system completed for Calido Valley

WEB

  • Finishing all behind-the-scenes tech for the Calido Valley release including:
  • Completed production build of the Launcher​
  • Player & Game APIs through the Launcher
  • Finished announcement & versioning auto-updates within the Launcher
  • Finished player login & game download systems
  • Finalized In-Game Leaderboards & Leaderboard APIs
  • Implemented security features & MFA for login

COMMUNITY

  • In July we executed our last pre-release vehicle sale, and we’re super excited to see all of you at the Calido Valley Raceway with your new whips! For those of you who are just joining us, stand by for future announcements of upcoming sales.
  • We’re now starting to grant access for Calido Valley Resort, soon to be followed by the Calido Valley Raceway. If you haven’t yet signed up to play the testing release, please follow the link below:

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Twitter Followers: 44.7k​
  • Discord Members: 40k​
  • YouTube Subscribers: 10.7k
  • Telegram Members: 4.17k​
  • Instagram: 2.48k
  • Facebook Followers: 1.1k
  • COPI StakePool: 19.96m ₳ staked from 4,551 Delegates, 2,423 Blocks produced
  • GYS StakePool: 2.06m ₳ staked from 89 Delegates, 353 Blocks produced

AOB

  • In August, we’ll continue to ramp up our testing bandwidth, with more and more players being granted access to Calido Valley as the month progresses. Stand by for official Cornucopias announcements on testing tiers & access for your account.
  • As mentioned last month, we are planning some great game updates and announcements for the upcoming 2x USA events