Caer Sidi Digest #28 (Back to 2019)
Many achievements of the previous year

2019 was truly amazing. For Caer Sidi, it brought many challenges and many successes. We are happy to make this journey - especially because we are accompanied by our breathtaking community, by you guys. Thank you very much for being with Caer Sidi throughout this initial period of the project development. 2019 is just a beginning, let’s stay together for many years to come. 

Special thanks to Caer Sidi Ambassadors! Your support is absolutely invaluable. Hardly anything would be possible without you.

Our team prepared quite a few digests, informative posts with our news and achievements. This Caer Sidi Digest #28 contains the most significant information from 2019.

January

From the ideas to practical steps - in January 2019, our team started the development of Caer Sidi. This service was born as part of Paracosm Project. For quite a long time, we even posted our digests on the site paracosm.games and called them Paracosm Digests. What about checking out the very first one? A lot has changed since.

February

Caer Sidi signed an agreement with the first partner - the development studio Wanted Games. We started working on adding Cross Reality features into the game Altar: the War of Gods.

March

Caer Sidi Pre-Sale was a significant success for our team. It gave us an even bigger motivation to move forward and, of course, the resources to do so. During the Pre-Sale, Caer Sidi community purchased credits and various assets for around $1M. 

Also in March of 2019, we started developing the virtual incarnation of our service, Caer Sidi Hub (which had the name CrossParacosmic VR Hub then - please, check out the info on the rebranding in our article “Caer Sidi Hub - more than VR”). For making this modern version of the legendary fortress Caer Sidi possible, we partnered with the company Iridescent Studio.

April

The first version of the Caer Sidi website was released. It was MVP of the Caer Sidi service, and still, it had the store page with a few assets available for purchasing.

The collectible token game Post Scriptum CTG became available for closed alpha testing.

In April, Caer Sidi partnered with Ariwonto that works with the distributed ledger of Tangle. On a joint web-conference, our CEO, Pavel Shlapak presented the ideas of Caer Sidi - this presentation is on the video below (some attitudes of the team changed since then).

May

Caer Sidi entered the Alpha phase, so we moved our corporate blog to CaerSidi.net. Please, check out this post about Caer Sidi Alpha.

The MVP version of Caer Sidi Hub was released. The closed alpha testing of the game Altar started in May too.

June

The development team of Caer Sidi enabled transfers of assets between users. The details are described in the article “Assets transfers unlocked - an update of Caer Sidi”.

We started the closed alpha-testing of Caer Sidi Hub.

July

This month, the development of the application Caer Sidi Mobile started.

Caer Sidi Hub and the game Altar: the War of Gods became available for open alpha testing.

August

The phase of open alpha testing started for the game Post Scriptum CTG. Please, visit its official page on Caer Sidi to install and try out the newest version.

September

We started quite an important partnership - with the IOTA Foundation. Caer Sidi is a Tangle-based ecosystem, that’s why it is such a big deal for us to partner with the developers of this technology. You can find some details in the post “Official partnership of Caer Sidi and IOTA Foundation”.

Also, we got significant support in the development of Caer Sidi. Aliaksei Ivaniukovich and Constantine Zhukov became advisers of the project. Aliaksei helps with NFC and other techs. Constantine advises on integrating various game worlds into Caer Sidi.

October

Caer Sidi was presented on three big game conferences:

  • Crypto Games Conference - an event for developers that use the distributed ledger technology in the gaming projects;
  • SPIEL’19 - the world’s largest event for board games;
  • Game Connection Europe - a B2B event for companies that are looking for profitable deals.

The results for Caer Sidi are the sincere interest of the gaming community and the start of negotiations with potential partners/clients.

November

This is a very special month for Caer Sidi. Our team participated in two startup competitions and got experts recognition at both.

  • Victory at Startup Training Camp, organized by Rocket DAO. Experts of this startup acceleration platform have prepared their preliminary evaluation of Caer Sidi;
  • Victory at GameGroove Mastermind, organized by the fund GameGroove Capital. This success brought us mentoring support from professionals of the game industry (Blackwood Games, creators of the game Warface);

Caer Sidi started a partnership with the following companies MiroWin, Proze, Skivitsa, Funny Farm, and Zabavka Workshop. We work on integrating Cross Reality into their products through innovative phygital assets. Another promising partnership was signed with G2A - it may lead to adding a large amount of gaming content to the Caer Sidi Store.

Gabil Tagiev became a new adviser of Caer Sidi. Gabil is a serial entrepreneur with four startups and one exit.

Caer Sidi Beta has been released.

In late November, we revealed a significant renovation of Paracosm Project. The changes include forming three independent teams that work on the Paracosm Platform, Post Scriptum games, and ecosystem of Caer Sidi. We have re-focused our efforts on the B2B segment - it’s the most effective starting step. All the ambitious plans on the cross-real ecosystem are not abandoned, and we just implement them in the best way possible. Partnerships with big games will allow us to engage many gamers into activities on Caer Sidi. Also, work with such clients will give resources for further scaling.

December

At the annual event Startup of the Year in Minsk, Belarus, Caer Sidi took the 2nd place. 

Avatars for Caer Sidi Hub have been added to our Store: six personalities from the paracosm of Post Scriptum and two keepers of the Caer Sidi fortress.

At New York Pitch day, we've got 2nd place. The prize is a trip to New York for visiting the startup accelerator Starta and acquainting with their ecosystem.

Caer Sidi won the 174th Startup Battle in Kyiv, Ukraine. As a result, our project will participate in Unicorn Battle in Silicon Valley in April 2020. It’s a great chance to deliver information about our service to potential partners.

Caer Sidi CEO Pavel Shlapak wins 174th Startup Battle


The work on Caer Sidi continues. All our achievements of 2019 should bloom into new win/win partnerships. As for now, we are negotiating with a few quite big companies the possibility to integrate the Cross Reality features into their games. We still can’t reveal any names, so let’s keep this information for future news on Caer Sidi Blog. Follow our social accounts to not miss them out.

Happy New Year dear friends.
 

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