Project Name: Boneyard Gaming
Twitter spaces metrics held prior to this proposal (30 spaces)
This includes hours, interviewees, date, attendees and links to each spaces.
Boneyard Gaming Twitter (701 followers)
billybones1 Twitter (2106 followers) - verified Twitter account
TikTok (NEW - 188 followers)
Youtube (NEW - 31 subs)
Linktree 1 link to rule them all
Shard Dog Wallet creation/activation+NFT mint (FREE)
AwesomeNear I googled pokemon crypto game and here we are nealry 2 years later.
Hello all, I’m billybones1. I would like to introduce the grassroots community I initiated in late 2022, known as the Boneyard Gaming community. In my free time, I built out a Discord with my skills learned from moderating over the past year or so. It has since grown beyond my expectations. Boneyard Gaming has evolved into a community that eagerly explores the newest game releases on Near and various other game-related blockchain networks. Within this community, we engage in socializing, playtesting alpha game builds, and actively participating in a variety of events. Our efforts have garnered attention, and I am pleased to share that I have already formed partnerships with several noteworthy projects.
My Co-Host Soos is also a core team member of NEKO as the Learn to Earn Manager, co-host of the Neko Morning Show and Neko content creator. He’s passionate about web3 and NEAR, Soos loves to share his knowledge and insights through writing threads, making videos, and creating educational content to help new users. He is an ex-Overwatch E-sports pro and his insights from competitive gaming is a vital resource for these live sessions. He’s a great gamer but I still whip him. Hi Soos
Partners at time of this proposal ( May 2023):
- Enter the Sphere
- Murder Mystery Collective
- Rogues Studio
- Good Fortunate Feline
The main objective of the Boneyard Gaming community goes beyond playing and discovering games. Our aim is to actively contribute to the advancement of web3 gaming, with a focus on Near blockchain. Recognizing the challenges faced by new gaming projects in connecting with their target audience within the Near community, I have assumed the role somewhat of a concierge, bridging the gap and facilitating meaningful connections. In addition to offering guidance and support, I have also been instrumental in promoting these projects through the amplification of social media presence and the regular hosting of Twitter Spaces, which I host 2-3 times a week.
The live Twitter Spaces have proven to be a great way to foster engagement, attracting not only the Near community but also grabbing the curiosity of other crypto natives. During one of our past spaces, we were amazed to have 14 speakers in the Web3mon mint party, a massive achievement considering our community is still in its early stages. My co-host, Soos, and I were overwhelmed with gratitude as we received numerous direct messages expressing appreciation for organizing Near-focused spaces, its now clear that more such events are needed. These positive responses have served as a driving force, motivating us to continue hosting these spaces and further support the growth and visibility of the Near ecosystem.
Furthermore, in addition to the Twitter Spaces, we will be hosting a weekly game night following these events. This game night will serve as an opportunity for participants to actively test and experience the games we discuss during the spaces, with the added incentive of Near prizes/NFTs. By offering tangible rewards and showcasing the availability of these games, we aim to generate increased attention and interest while simultaneously providing education on how to onboard onto the Near platform.
I’m grateful for the support from Joe and Jared from Ready Layer One, as they have played a tactical role in facilitating the on boarding process of gamers. Through the utilization of my Shard Dog link, we have successfully attracted a few from our Twitter spaces, making the process of engaging with Near more accessible and efficient. I used to mint manually through Paras every time, until I hooked up with Jared and got my own Shard Dog link posted above.
These game nights hold the potential to draw the attention of genuine gamers who are interested in engaging with the products offered by gaming projects. By creating a community of gamers, we aim to foster an environment that reduces the influence of speculators and investors solely focused on purchasing gaming NFTs for speculative purposes. This shift will enable gaming projects to develop a community of committed gamers who actively participate in and contribute to the growth of their games.
The Boneyard Gaming Twitter account is now being utilized more often and I hope to grow it just like my personal account. I’m about to book a spaces with a traditional gaming dev/CEO in hopes to start bridging the web2/web3 gap.
Boneyard Gaming Twitter
billybones1 - Twitter account
52.1K Impressions in the last 28 days
Clickable image linked post
Past community work:
I’ve dedicated the past 1.5 years working as a moderator within the Near Ecosystem, an experience that has equipped me with valuable insights to be one of Near’s KOLs. Through my consistent efforts and contributions, I have established myself as one of Near’s trusted voices within the community. I have been named one of Near’s top 7 influencers with most impressions for the past ~3 months now by a reputable publication, Near Daily. Also, top 3 in this past month.
- Good Fortunate Feline - Core Team
- Jump DeFi - Community Manager
- Moonshot - Moderator
- Goatboy 360 - Moderator
- Time Breachers - Community Manager
- Misfits - Moderator
- Metamon Moderator
Host - billybones1
Co-host - Soos
Funding: 1 month of Twitter spaces - 8-12 spaces ~1.5 hours each (see metrics above)
Time spent hosting (1-2+ hours) + Time spent prepping (2+hours) outreach/scheduling/flyers/art/research - 200USDC per spaces (1600USD/month)
Weekly Game Nights/tournaments - 400USDC/month
Total monthly requested: 2000USD
The total price includes any giveaways/promos. It does NOT include if we do more than 2 per week.
Wallet owner - billybones1
Finally, I’d like to thank the marketing DAO for taking the time to go over my proposal and the data I’ve presented today.