About

Game

Premise

Cornucopias ‘The Island’ is a blockchain based Play-To-Earn, Build-To-Earn game where players own characters, land and other NFT (non-fungible tokens) based assets that have real world value, all hosted in a fun and expanding metaverse.

‘The Island’ is split into a number of themed zones such as the ‘Wild⋆West’ zone, ‘Farm Life’ zone, ‘Age of The Samurai’ zone etc where people of all ages can play a series of mini games, getting lost in the play-to-earn ecosystem where they can earn real world value as they explore and build in our safe and secure world.

The more creative players can design their own items such as coffee tables, beds and other household furnishings which can then be minted into an “Island Blueprint” that other players can then buy, gather the materials, and then craft in-game into a brand new NFT. Once created, the crafter can play with the items in their virtual dwelling or sell them onto other players to enjoy or sell on again. 

‘The Island’ combines gaming with Real World commerce and gives opportunities for traditional and ecommerce companies to sell and promote their real world brands, goods and services, to a hard to reach audience they have potentially never had access to before.

Available World Wide, ‘The Island’ is built on the Unreal 5 games engine which is compatible with the PC, Mobile Phone, Games Consoles and Smart TV’s, and will be powered, governed and be forever evolving thanks to a growing number of communities including blockchain, Unreal Game Developers, Voxel, 3D Artists and Modellers and general game enthusiasts. 

Creators and players will discover a new form of currency economics where they can create and trade their own NFT’s in game or on 3rd party marketplaces, and no longer will their purchased game assets be trapped inside a single game again.

A disruptive gaming revolution is upon us and Cornucopias ‘The Island’ awaits everyone to come and join in the fun of changing gaming forever!

Founding Team

Co-Founder

Robert Greig

Rob is a serial entrepreneur building businesses and developing software for 20 years in various industries. Highly skilled developer and Business Analyst, Rob has a strong corporate and development background which helps him to translate and bridge the gap between stakeholders and back office developers.

Previously built a real estate monitoring system and automated cloud API business that was sold to one of the largest real estate portals in the UK. He excels in software planning, development, management along with building and mentoring small to medium development teams.

Favorite games of all time: Defender, Pac-Land, Gauntlet,  Ghosts and Goblins,  Bubble Bobble, Outrun, Wonder Boy, Double Dragon, Auf Wiedersehen Monty, RoadBlasters, Chase HQ, Mad Dog McCree, Time Crisis, Resident Evil, Crazy Taxi, Pikmin, Lara Croft Tomb Raider

Co-Founder

Josh Jones

Josh is an experienced startup entrepreneur for the last 25 years, specializing in building marketing teams and crafting strategy to go to scale.  Discontent with existing monetary systems drives his passion for the crypto and blockchain industry.

He is co-founder and stake pool operator of Grow Your Stake [GYS], a mission-driven, #cleanwaterforall, Cardano stake pool. He is also half of the Cardano based YouTube podcast Cardano Chats.

Favorite games of all time:  Frogger, Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Street Fighter

Co-Founder

Geoff Hewett

Geoff has always been entrepreneurial. His first endeavor was co-founding a security software company that built the first ever behavioral malware detection software that was acquired by Symantec (Norton Antivirus) not but 5 years later. He went on to partner at a successful marketing and advertising agency.

He is co-founder and stake pool operator of Grow Your Stake [GYS], a mission-driven, #cleanwaterforall, Cardano stake pool. He is also half of the Cardano based YouTube podcast Cardano Chats.

Favorite games of all time: Tecmo Bowl, Zelda, Jordan vs. Bird, Duke Nukem, Diablo, Counter Strike, Madden NFL, FIFA

Co-Founder

Ant Renicks

Ant is a serial entrepreneur building businesses and testing software for 20 years in various industries. Highly experienced Systems Analyst previously worked for a number of large high street companies quality assuring their in-store user front-facing systems. Was a co-founder of the company that built Agent Analyser and House Fusion later sold to one of the largest real estate portals in the UK.

Favorite games of all time: Pole Position, Manic Miner, Jetpac, Jet Set Willy, Starquake, Outrun, Renegade, Double Dragon

Advisers

CEO Atari Chain, LTD
CEO Crypto Blockchain Industries

Former CEO Atari, now Head of the Atari Blockchain division. 

From 2001 to 2007, he was part of the management team of the Atari Group, the videogame publisher, first as Deputy COO and Chief Financial Officer of the Group, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive. In 2007, he left Atari to create his own videogame production company. In 2013, he became a significant shareholder of the Atari group through the purchase of Atari securities held by BlueBay.

Founder & Editor-at-large of Crypto AM
City AM’s Crypto Insider

Crypto AM launched nearly three years ago within London’s renowned financial newspaper City AM. 

The plan was to help showcase new frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technology and tokenisation to the traditional finance readership. Over time, this platform has broadened to include decentralised finance (DeFi), digital assets and the internet of things (IoT).

James and City AM have expanded the offering as CryptoAM.io to move content online while printing presses respond to Covid-19 restrictions.  With the growth of audience and content, Crypto AM is expanding the team including Darren Parkin as day to day Editor and launching Crypto AM Quarterly Magazine in the autumn of 2021.

Crypto AM is far more than just a newspaper section or website. James has travelled the world meeting the industry at large and has built a global following and community with the WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal platforms as well as the large number of events pre-Covid including the highly regarded inaugural Crypto AM Awards 2020, attended by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Crypto AM London Blockchain Summit incorporating the Crypto AM City of London Roundtable & the Crypto AM Awards are scheduled for 29 – 30 September 2021

Known as Coach K, Joel is an avid trading and financial coach known for his go-to-market strategies for early stage projects, creative tokenomics and a deep partnership network. Coach is the Co-founder of Alpha Trading Algos, and is an active advisor to the following projects, Ethernity (Premiere NFTs), Splyt (e-commerce and VR), FinXflo (Exchange aggregator), Paid Network (Ecosystem/Legal), Matrixswap (cross-chain swapping protocol), Ferrum Network (BaaS -staking, LP, Launchpad, Incubator), Verasity (E-sports/Gaming), Plotx (Prediction Markets), Sator (Tokenized TV).

Partners

DeFi-enabled NFT marketplace for Cardano. Lovelace brings unprecedented levels of technological expertise to the table. By allowing for the white labeling of their assets into any gaming project, inhabitants of “The Island” benefit significantly from Lovelace’s differentiated service offerings. This expertise extends far beyond a simple technology collaboration – the partnership affords Cornucopias first-mover advantage as one of the flagship entities listing NFTs on the Lovelace Marketplace. Mutually beneficial promotions, cross-platform discounts, and exclusive NFTs remain on the table for inhabitants of “The Island” and the Lovelace ecosystem.

Your Master Key to DeFi – Effortlessly buy, store, send, receive, and swap any asset… all within GeroWallet

Gero wallet will be creating wallet functionality for game assets like land or character NFT’s.   In addition, they will be providing easy fiat onboarding so that users unfamiliar with crypto have no barrier to entry.

VYFI is a new concept to decentralized finance, mixing a traditional hedge fund with the power of decentralization.

Also implementing a neural net in the crypto space to make everyone’s DeFi needs as simple, accessible and automated as possible.

VyFi will be helping to bridge defi into the game, creating opportunities for players to yield farm and earn rewards whether playing or not.  We can’t wait to gamify defi with them. 

Cardano Chats is a podcast all about chatting with game-changers in the Cardano community. It is about getting new projects in the Cardano community out there for everyone to learn about and get involved in. The future of Cardano is bright and it will change the world. We are trying to help everyone enjoy the ride.

Cardano Chats will give Cornucopias a platform to reach the masses when needed as well as introduce projects that are similarly aligned and share the same goals.

Grow Your Stake is a Cardano mission-driven stake pool. They have partnered with Drop4drop and use 100% profits of their pool operator rewards to fund water wells in place of the world that need it most. Their first well was completed recently in Uganda which brings clean water to a village of about 400 people.

Cornucopias plans to also delegate to GYS, as the more delegation, the more pool rewards, which leads to more wells.

#cleanwaterforall

Dragon Defender, created by Double Dragon Technology, aim is to bring awareness to Spam and Imposters on YouTube comments and provide tools for Channel Owners to police their own YouTube Channel.

Cornucopias will utilise Dragon Defender to ensure ‘The Island’ YouTube channels are free from spam and impostors. It will stop impostors using the owners name and logo to dupe viewers into scams, costing them money and in turn harming the reputation of the channel owner.

Dragon Defender has been audited and is fully accredited and compliant with the YouTube API Services Terms of Service.