In fact, this market has made us double down on what we know how to do well, and will help us launch The Mafioso with the success that it deserves!

MaticNews x TheMafioso AMA Recap and Transcript

MaticNews: Another ama with a new project in early stage after the big success of past ones! Let's start with an introduction of you and your team! Which past experiences you have all got if any?
TheMafioso: Firstly, I want to thank you guys for taking the time and hosting us - we're excited to share what we've been working on for the past couple of months!
When we pull back the curtains of The Mafioso, we see a very experienced team in both crypto and gaming. Infact, as of the size, right now we have more than 15 people working full-time to develop, market and astronomically scale this project.
My background lies heavily in digital marketing, having created and scaled up a leading digital marketing agency for the past 3 years, and having personally generated $3mn for clients in 2021 alone.
But, I've fully stepped away to deliver you guys the best possible metaverse project in the history of crypto 🙂
MaticNews: Oh that’s an amazing introduction, very good team size to start a project. Especially considering how many resources are needed to develop a project in the P2E segment I think it’s perfect size.
Out of curiosity, why did you choose this name/topic, is there any backup history?
TheMafioso: Haha, funny you ask that. The Mafioso name itself comes from Italian, ‘Mafioso = Mobster’, and “The Mafioso” comes from an omage to the great mafia movies; The Godfather, The Sopranos, The Irishman and we’re The Mafioso
MaticNews: What is TheMafioso? Please introduce the project us!
TheMafioso: To put in a simple terms The Mafioso is a brand-filled, Play To Earn, Fantom Foundation native economic simulator metaverse that allows users to step into the shoes of a 1920’s mafia gangster.
Only once you have proved yourself as a recruit and stayed loyal to your crime family will you grow in rank and seniority. It's a high-risk, high-reward metaverse, not for the faint of heart. Manage legit businesses and organized crime to work your way up to control the entire underworld.
And most important of all:  In The Mafioso, you will live fast and die young, but in this world, you get to keep the cash once you're in the casket.

We're going to be the best of the best, we are building on UE5 with ex AAA devs.
MaticNews: Which game did you took inspiration from?
TheMafioso: What a great question - and also hard one to answer.
I personally have been a gamer for as long as I can remember. My personal favourites are GTA, Mafia and Assassins Creed. Maybe you can see the inspiration each one of those has given me when creating this project. But, we are creating something totally unique. For the first time ever, we are creating a project which is consumer focused and led. And with a select few players, depending on their ranks, will be able to decide the future of the development of the game, story and direction. Which used to be a dream of mine when I was a gamer!
MaticNews: I think Mafia II has been the best of all. If you have reached that level, you have probably made something that will change the blockchain life.
Starting from the beginning, about your native token $Mafia, please tell us more about that! Which are their use cases?
TheMafioso: Yeah absolutely, so $MAFIA has many different types of use cases. With it, you can purchase and trade NFTs in the marketplace, stake to duel other players in PvP battles, spend to purchase better weapons, businesses and cars and even earn passive and active income from your NFT Land plots. It lights our hell-ridden city on fire. One big thing I've focused on when creating The Mafioso is to make a game for people to first have fun, and second earn. I wanted to make something that was truly a gaming experience - maybe even the first REAL web3 game.
MaticNews: While speaking about your NFTs, which are the utility of them?
TheMafioso: Before we jump into the NFT Utilty... let's admire the art!

Not bad, eh? We have some of the best 3D designers onboard in the whole world - truly takes our art to the next level.
About the utility, our NFTs are more than a PFP or artwork. They are a key to the future, from the past.
Our NFTs gift you:

  • Early Access to the Metaverse
  • Increased Earning Multiplier
  • Guarantees Starting Rank

MaticNews: Will be any rarity tool to help us to buy the NFTs?
TheMafioso: More on that will be released later. But the NFTs are separated by one key factor: their rank in the metaverse.
You can get a Don, Underboss, Capo, Solider and Associate. With Don of course, being the rarest with the highest earning multiplier.
MaticNews: When will be possible to mint the NFTs?
TheMafioso: We don't have a set date for mint - but it will be around the same time as our IDO, which will be coming soon 🙂
MaticNews: Would you like to explain to us your game concept? I saw a very interesting risk model, pretty unique.
TheMafioso: Our game is based around realism. We’ve recreated 1920s New York to serve you a MMORPG and strategy game where you step into the shoes of mobsters, create your family, grow it and become the biggest boss, The Mafioso. But with all the great riches, theres also the great risk. You can lose power, lose $MAFIA and lose respect - just as quick as you can earn it. So you can truly feel the life of a 1920s mobster.
So when you sit in your villa, with your expensive paintings and cars - youll appreacite that you need to enjoy them - because who knows when youll bump into a don who can take that away from you.
MaticNews: Let’s talk about tokenomics! Please tell us about yours and about why you chose this model?
TheMafioso: Our tokenomics are crafted to support a 1-token deflationary in-game economy where $MAFIA is at the centre of the game with lots of utility & ever increasing demand.
Our $MAFIA token has many deflationary mechanisms attached too - with
🔥 Offshore Bank Accounts
🔥 Whiskey Barrels
🔥 Paying for attorney fees
🔥 Frequent burns & buy backs

MaticNews: Furthermore, how is the revenue being generated for the project itself which can be used to finance future developments?
TheMafioso: That’s a great question, for a project like The Mafioso, funding and future development is always at the top of our mind. The project has a few revenue generating models, at a in-game capacity, we take a platform fee of 4% of all transactions between players - including NFT Equipment, NFT Landplots and NFT Businesses.
As well, we are populating the metaverse with popular brand which we will be selling ad space too to advertise in our times square and on buildings around the map. Not only that, but we’re also releasing 10,000 NFT mobsters, which will be your key to play the role of  a mobster in our metaverse, split in 2 drops between our genesis collection and our full collection.
MaticNews: Talking about the security side, the Clichè question that we ask in all AMAs, are there any KYC or audit planned?
TheMafioso: Security seems to be more important now more than ever.
In order to ensure the security and safety of our community we are going to be performing multiple audits from 3rd party organisations such as Hacken. And are taking extra steps with all of our platforms and socials - to make sure our discord and TG are safe from any potential breaches. And our team is also fully doxxed. We are still hiding some of our devs from the public - but that's so they dont get poached from other projects. You wouldnt believe how much of an issue that is!
MaticNews: Talking about the future, as recap, do you have any preliminary roadmap that you would like to share with us?
TheMafioso: What a question, where do I start.. Haha. So, yeah we have some really exciting upcoming events on our roadmap. Including IDO, Cinematic Trailer release, and public game demo release. Let’s say, there's exciting times ahead.
As well as multiple major, major celebrity partnerships and brand partnerships.
We'll keep up to date on our twitter https://twitter.com/TheMafiosocom and our newly opened TG chat https://t.me/themafiosochat to be the first to test out the game!
MaticNews: Last, but not least, what do you think about the current market moment?
TheMafioso: Well, listen - its a tough question to answer!
The current market of course, is not great, and I feel for many of the crypto community members who got the short end of the stick in situations like UST and other 70% decline assets. But the hard truth for projects is you either adapt, or die - and we’re certainly not going anywhere.
In fact, this market has made us double down on what we know how to do well, and will help us launch The Mafioso with the success that it deserves!

Written By

Petrache Ionut

Jun 9, 2022