In case you missed our previous AMA, we got you covered!
Here’s a complete summary of My Neighbor Alice AMA with the COO Lenny Pettersson. We dived deep into some insightful details on the latest roadmap release, tokenomics and utility, collaborations and partnerships, unique features of the My Neighbor Alice game, our plans, and recent updates inside the company.
Please read the complete AMA below to know more about our news and announcements!
MY NEIGHBOR ALICE 24.03.22 AMA RECAP
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:00:58]:
Hi All! Welcome to My Neighbor Alice AMA 👋🏻
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:01:25]:
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:02:01]:
Hello Lenny! We know that many of our members already know you, but could you please introduce yourself to those who are new?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:02:23]:
Hi everyone..ome of you might already know me.
I´ve been with Antler Interactive for three years now and with My Neighbor Alice since the beginning.
Previously in a CMO role but 6 month ago I took over as CEO of Antler Interactive and now hold a COO role for My Neighbor Alice.
Before that one of the things I did was to lead the marketing for Cartoon Network and all of its associated brands in the Nordic & Baltic region.
And no, I have not been on holiday for the last 6 months, me and the new management along with the whole My Neighbor Alice team have been working hard to scale up the My Neighbor Alice organization to support the set out vision for the game and overall project.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:06:26]:
Thanks! Where is the updated roadmap?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:07:19]:
Thanks for the question 😊and a great start of this AMA as the Roadmap is indeed the topic of the day. You’ll find our updated roadmap here on our website.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:08:34]:
A lot are wondering about this. I hope you can shed light on when the main game will finally be released?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:09:24]:
Thanks for the question and we do know everyone is interested to know that.
Our new roadmap introduces and outlines several Alpha Seasons, each of which will build out the My Neighbor Alice world in a testnet environment.
With the ‘Alpha Seasons’ model, we intend to hit the ground running🏃
Each new Season will have its share of upgrades, incremental improvements, and additional components until our vision for My Neighbor Alice is fully realized with the full launch of the mainnet game.
We will continuously be updating our community on developments on our channels, so make sure to follow us on Medium and join our Telegram community.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:12:29]:
Why is the main game not being launched now?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:13:26]:
We are working hard on delivering the best possible game and we understand how much curiosity and anticipation there is on your side.
We want to make sure that the game is inclusive, engaging and a fun experience for everyone, which is why we’re outlining this roadmap to give you a clear view of our progress and milestones
but also of the time and care we are investing into the development of features, art, components, and characters that players will love.
We are releasing the roadmap so that you can be up to speed on our progress and see all the fun activities that we have planned.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:16:03]:
Just wondering why the development of the game is taking so long? 😂
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:17:31]:
That´s a very good question and I´ll do my best to shed some light on it😊
The game’s core mechanics, components and features all have to be developed for the blockchain.
It means that we are no longer working within the confines of traditional game design but are instead exploring the uncharted shores of blockchain gaming.
We are making sure that everything we do works in a self-sustained, secure and decentralized way.
And that is “just” the technical part..
For a game to be successful and long lasting
or even everlasting!
it needs to be a fun and enticing game experience and that is something that takes time to perfect through iteration and testing.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:21:15]:
Where is the alpha/beta of the game?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:21:42]:
We will begin using a seasonal release model.
Our roadmap introduces and outlines several Alpha Seasons, each of which will build out the My Neighbor Alice world.
Our first Season will be launched in Q2 2022. We are very excited to share these with you😃🤩
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:22:48]:
Wuhoo!! So exciting 🥳
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:23:04]:
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:23:09]:
What does alpha season mean by the way, will I be able to play the game with that?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:24:03]:
I´ve seen this question come up a few times the last two days so I´m happy to bring some clarity to it:)
Yes, during the alpha season you´ll indeed be able to play and try out different parts of the game for each season.
These are very important launches to us and we´re really excited to start rolling these out and have more people experiencing the world of My Neighbor Alice😃
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:26:13]:
Going to the land sale now, when is the next one?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:26:53]:
I know this has been highly anticipated as well
And its been a while since we had the last sale
We do have several land sales coming up in the near future with the ambition to have them more frequently.
While I´ll not announce the exact date for the next land sale now
More news will come about it on our blog
And it will preceed the first alpha season
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:30:27]:
Awesome! 😍 When is the marketplace going to be available?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:31:37]:
Thanks for asking that and it´s also one of the top 3 most anticipated things from the community
The short answer is
As soon as we are ready and confident that we can provide the best possible product for you.
When ready, you´ll be the first to know about it here
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:33:43]:
Why isn’t there a release date in the new roadmap?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:34:46]:
I understand why people are asking that
We do believe providing the outline of a roadmap is the way to go.
You will be able to follow along with developments and we will continuously be providing you with content to ensure that you feel part of the journey🙌💪
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:37:53]:
How many members of the MNA team are there overall?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:39:11]:
Thanks for asking that and it´s also one of the most frequent questions that has come in over the last few days🙂
As mentioned in the beginning of the AMA my and the teams focus has been to scale up the organisation.
Our team at My Neighbor Alice is growing rapidly and we’re hiring and have been hiring some great people to help in our pursuit to make the game as fun, engaging and inclusive as possible.
Only in the past six months we´ve grown the team with over 100%🚀 with new hires from all walks of life. You will be seeing more content on our people behind the scenes in the near future.🎱
For example we introduced you to our game designer Robin last week. He previously worked at Rovio with Angry Birds 2 and you´ll be able to experience a lot of his work in the first alpha season.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:44:29]:
Where is the team located?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:45:05]:
That´s something I´m really excited to talk about🤩
We´re a truly international and decentralized team!
We may have started out in Stockholm, Sweden🇸🇪 but are now spread across 13 countries, from Canada🇨🇦 in the west to Vietnam🇻🇳 in the east.
Our team reflects our intentions for My Neighbor Alice — which is to create an inclusive and welcoming community.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:48:19]:
When can I use my Animal/Clothing NFTs?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:48:50]:
We will have updates on clothing NFTs in the near future
As per our roadmap we´re working on a companion app where you´ll be able to use your clothing NFTs
like the seasonal items purchased on the Binance NFT marketplace
I have some work in progress to show you now as well
This is a Cardigan that was sold in our autumn sale
And here you can see a customised Avatar wearing it…
Again, this is work in progress but hope you liked it:)
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:53:37]:
More things to be excited about 🤩 What can we do with fruits?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:54:01]:
Fruits will hold an important role in the game and we´ll share more information about in our dev updates.
For those who don´t know about Mysterious Seed can check it out here https://myneighboralice.medium.com/team-alice-announces-alices-mysterious-seed-a-mobile-companion-game-for-my-neighbor-alice-6470cf796cb2
And here https://seed.myneighboralice.com/
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:56:15]:
Thanks for that. Will this game still be available on Steam?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:56:59]:
Thanks for the question and I know there´s been some concerns and confusion about it in our community
We did put out a statement about it here We put out a statement on this, which you can find here: https://myneighboralice.medium.com/team-alice-announces-development-of-its-own-game-launcher-d126a9d7d750
In short, users will be able to download and install the game directly from the official My Neighbor Alice website when the game launches without having to set up an account on a central distribution platform as well.
And I´m really excited with the progress of our own launcher😃
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:59:47]:
I’m sure many are! When is the next game update?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 10:59:49]:
Not only for My Neighbor Alice but for its potential to be used by other Blockchain games on the Chromia ecosystem as well.
Apologies, had a last thing about the launcher to add but will answer this question now:)
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:01:14]:
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:01:46]:
We do have several updates coming soon, please have a look at the roadmap we just released:) https://www.myneighboralice.com/roadmap
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:02:58]:
Is this the final art design? Will there be any changes?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:03:19]:
The things we´ve been sharing so far have been work in progress and are not the final art design
You can expect some exciting changes in the near future. We will also keep polishing the existing design to make My Neighbor Alice as fun, visually appealing and engaging as possible 🙂
I do have a work in progress image to share with you now though
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:04:29]:
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:04:48]:
Just an example of how different art iterations can look as we develop and test
Two different versions from the town. The first one you´ve already seen in the pre alpha and the other one is an updated concept but still not the final art design
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:06:32]:
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:06:45]:
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:07:21]:
How about the token utilities? Can you update us on its latest developments or changes?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:07:47]:
ALICE token is the main utility token in the game and allows holders to play, invest and be part of the game.
Certain NFTs such as land can only be purchased with ALICE
It will also be used for staking
Furthermore, ALICE is a governance token and ALICE token holders will in the future be invited to join the Decentralised Autonomous Organization called the Community Council.
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:10:31]:
Some in the community have some strong opinions, like this one. What do you want to say to them? “This project has utterly failed, you guys have taken the money and run, leaving us to hold the bag. I am selling TODAY!”
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:11:11]:
Both myself and the team have seen that
First of all I´s like to say that we´re thankful that our community are sharing their thoughts with us.
If you take a look at the new roadmap, we’ve outlined our process going forward and we hope to have our community be as involved as possible
There will be possibilities to speak to game developers as well as give input.
Further I´d like to say that you will notice several activities planned in the near future.
AND we would very much like to keep you in our community and keep you looped in on the progress we’re making.
As a matter of fact, and something I´ve mentioned several times during this AMA..
the team behind My Neighbor Alice is growing and we’re working hard on improving the quality of the game!
Finally I´d like to say that we hope that you are with us on our journey to make My Neighbor Alice a great, inclusive, engaging game that attracts all kinds of gamers and investors🙌❤️
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:18:25]:
Also, maybe you can clarify why Anna Norrevik is no longer the CEO 🤔 Was there any information about the change of the CEO ??
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:20:50]:
I´ve seen this question a few times as well.
You’re right that Anna Norrevik no longer is the CEO of Antler Interactive.
She is continuing her journey in gaming with Dice and spoke about it here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/anna-norrevik-505a0044_my-new-journey-has-begun-at-dice-ea-digital-activity-6877695360005890049-F3gs
And we wish her all the best on her new and very exciting journey at DICE😃
And as you now know, I´m the current CEO of Antler Interactive and COO of My Neighbor Alice
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:27:05]:
Is there more information about alpha season 1?
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:27:55]:
We will release more information about alpha season 1 shortly but I can give you a tip and that is to start practicing your fishing skills🎣😃
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:29:17]:
Thank you, Lenny, for your answers 🤩
Appreciate your time and for all the sneak peek you gave
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:29:48]:
Thank you, PatSu and thanks everyone in the community for sending through all of the questions since last Saturday🙌
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:30:14]:
Till the next. Good luck to everyone there at Team Alice 🤩
Lenny | Antler Interactive, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:30:37 (24 Mar 2022 at 11:30:55)]:
Thanks🤩Happy to be of assistance and looking forward to be here again soon🙌😃
PatSu, [24 Mar 2022 at 11:31:32]:
Thanks to everyone who tuned in 👩🏼🌾
About My Neighbor Alice
My Neighbor Alice is a social online game with focus on resource gathering, crafting and creative expression. Players build their own virtual lands, interact with neighbors, perform exciting daily activities and earn rewards along the way.