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NFTs, NFL Rivals, Mythical Games, and the future of Web3 gaming :: with Billy Schautz

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Billy Schautz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bschautz/, https://mythicalgames.com/) and I discuss Mythical Games’ new NFT drop and upcoming game, NFL Rivals (https://nfl.rivals.game/). We discuss Billy’s background in gaming, NFT market conditions, Mythical’s tech stack and NFT dynamics, and the future of Web3 gaming.

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1:36 - More about Billy’s background and how he got into Web3/games.

2:34 - Why would Billy leave Amazon/Twitch and go to Mythical games?

4:17 - What's the background/story of Mythical?

5:12 - More details about the NFT drop for NFL Rivals → https://nfl.rivals.game/ 

7:40 - Thoughts about the bear market for launching an NFT collection.

9:37 - Is this an official partnership with the NFL? Nuances between EA/Mythical licenses. (Simulation vs. Blockchain arcade football)

12:17 - Features of the NFL rivals game

13:38 - More about the tech stack and how these NFTs work on Mythical’s internal blockchain w/ bridging capabilities to Ethereum mainnet.

16:34 - More about the in-game marketplace for the game

18:07 - Matthew Ball’s book about The Metaverse - thoughts on interoperability between games

20:54 - Instagram/Reddit/Starbucks w/ Polygon NFTs

21:13 - How is Billy/Mythical thinking about the value-add for the NFT community and the partnership with the NFL.

24:53 - Where does Billy see the Web3 Gaming industry heading? (incl. Mythical’s roadmap)

27:35 - People can take action → https://nfl.rivals.game/ (find social media links there)

29:30 - Check out https://alphi.xyz // What is the NFT drop mechanisms // https://RarityLeague.com