Round 8

CryptoCannoneer

Livestream Shooting Gallery Game and NFT Market
$
5000
worth of XLM on the day of pay-out*
worth of XLM on the day after voting*
Website

What does it do?

CryptoCannoneer is a livestream shooting gallery game where players fire tennis balls at targets in our warehouse. Participants control a turret over the internet to aim and fire — bringing blockchain gaming into the real world!

Players earn a cryptocurrency called Turret Token (TRRT)  and collect NFTs that yield more Turret Token.

It’s free to play and participants can use TRRT to access engaging premium content like breakable targets, flamethrowers, and water cannons!

Players can view the live stream via Twitch or Zoom. Anyone in the world can control the turrets using Telegram.

How does it work?

The actuator driven turrets are controlled via a node-red backend that is connected to the Telegram frontend and runs on raspberry pis.

CryptoCannoneer is currently running on Stellar testnet and will be releasing yield-bearing NFTs on mainnet soon! TRRT token cannot be purchased from me, only earned into existence by playing and collecting NFTs. Therefore, the circulating supply increases whenever people play, but it can be literally burned using real flamethrowers.

CryptoCannoneer is now running 24/7 - making it possible to fire at targets anytime, anywhere. Come join us during our Saturday live streams, where we also stream tutorials on how to build and program your own projects with IoT and blockchain.

Check it out at blockshangerous.com, twitch, and Telegram

Why?

I am passionate about creating fun, gamified ways of teaching newcomers about Stellar and tokenomics. This game perfectly explains concepts like market cap, circulating supply, NFTs, yield, inflationary/deflationary token supply, and token burns.

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Products & Services

CryptoCannoneer turrets fire tennis balls, water cannons, and golf balls (coming soon) at targets in a warehouse! It is free to play, and you win a custom cryptocurrency - Turret Token (TRRT) for playing!

TRRT enables premium content like laser sights and flamethrowers! You can also collect NFTs for in-game achievements that yield TRRT daily.

CryptoCannoneer is open source and available on github.

I built the backend of the CryptoCannoneer turret control using Node-Red. It is tied into Telegram as a frontend. The stream is available on Twitch and Zoom.

I built a Node-Red SDK for Stellar specifically for this game (also open source). I am also building out an NFT marketplace.

The hardware uses raspberry pis as the brains for the turrets and linear actuators for the pan and tilt motion. The compressed air and water are released using a sprinkler solenoid valve. Relays connect between the raspberry pi and the rest of the hardware.

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Goal & Budget

- Create an app that combines the livestream and control interface into one intuitive, mobile-friendly UX.
- Improve reliability of all current features.
- Create NFT marketplace and launch yield bearing NFTs.

Our Request

The budget should provide 3 months runway for physical space, materials, and web services.
This budget will provide funds needed to hire help for development of app and database security.
I will get the hardware and game features running reliably.
I will be able to create an MVP of a Stellar NFT marketplace with royalty enforcement.
I will launch yield bearing NFTs and run the distribution backend.
My software will remain open source and be available for the community.
I would also like to use some funds towards improving aesthetics, like painting the turrets, improving the look of the target range, and incorporating a green screen.

Progress so far

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About the Team

Shane "BlockShangerous" Sandler - Founder
I have been passionate about developing on Stellar since 2018 and am inspired to help make crypto easier for newcomers. Adoption requires ease of access and understanding — and we must make cryptocurrency more accessible both technologically and conceptually in order to help protect newcomers from predatory tokenomics and scams.


My background is in engineering, business management, filmmaking, and live events.
I was an event engineer and lighting designer for 6 years in the before times (pre-covid, back when events existed). I have run lights and video for massive concerts and music festivals including A-list talent like Post-Malone, Snoop Dogg, The Dirty Heads, and Benny Benassi.
I am a serial entrepreneur with experience starting and running multiple succesful, and some less than successful, businesses.
I love steampunk aesthetics and am obsessed with fallout/post-apocalytpic events like Wasteland Weekend. Between work and play I have been to dozens of music festivals, concerts, and live event experiences.

*The USD valuation of the award in XLM is calculated using the CF Stellar Lumens-Dollar Settlement Price on September 27, 2021 as administered, maintained, and reported by the cryptocurrency index provider CF Benchmarks Ltd. (using the ticker “XLMUSD_RR”) (available at https://www.cfbenchmarks.com/indices/XLMUSD_RR)
* The USD valuation of the award in XLM is calculated using the CF Stellar Lumens-Dollar Settlement Price on the date of transfer as administered, maintained, and reported by the cryptocurrency index provider CF Benchmarks Ltd. (using the ticker “XLMUSD_RR”) (available at https://www.cfbenchmarks.com/indices/XLMUSD_RR)
*The USD valuation of the award in XLM is calculated using the CF Stellar Lumens-Dollar Settlement Price on December 16, 2021 as administered, maintained, and reported by the cryptocurrency index provider CF Benchmarks Ltd. (using the ticker “XLMUSD_RR”) (available at https://www.cfbenchmarks.com/indices/XLMUSD_RR)