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Epiko is a fantasy universe influenced and based on Indian mythology. With a massive history and set of characters to draw upon, the Epiko universe is set to take the world by storm as it draws in fans from western cinematic universes and eastern historical influences. Having already won the Indian Toycathon digital 2021 award, recognition of its potential is already being acknowledged. The founder and CEO Venkatesh Krishna Murthy (VKM) started the journey with the idea of building a play-to-earn game that has transformed into an entire universe with NFTs and partnerships in collectibles and blockchain.
Having already started to build a loyal following in his games who snapped up his first set of NFTs in a matter of days VKM is determined to ensure that loyalty of his community continues to be rewarded.
He says “My goal with NFTs is to give something back to our fans. These digital works do just that and as our universe grows and expands these collectibles will become increasingly valuable. And if our community can profit from this so much the better.”
“Let’s look at the world of Japanese anime, it is a massive part of their cultural industry. This obviously makes it quite big, bringing billions of dollars every year into the Japanese economy. As a child, interesting stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas always fascinated me and this fancy world of Indian mythological characters has always been intriguing to me to date. India is yet to realize its full potential with the rich history, and culture, that can be showcased blissfully to this world. And yes! the gaming space pertaining to Indian mythology can put us among the top producers of animation, games, and toys,” he further adds.
“The point here is about venturing into the unexplored to streamline the Indian market to harness the unseen potential of the youngest and largest population of the world, and pierce into the hidden billion-dollar market in the Indian Gaming and Toys space,” he says.
Under his leadership, Venkatesh’s team at Wharf Street Studios, designed & developed a multi-purpose entertainment application Epiko Regal, with an aim to introduce new avatars of Indian superheroes globally.
Epiko Regal – The Kingdom of Ancient Legends
Epiko Regal is a mobile gaming entertainment app, designed and developed by Wharf Street Studios. Imbued with augmented reality features, a tower defense game introducing thousand-year-old legends and ancient superheroes of the East to fans around the world with Digital motion comics. Finally, Epiko Regal has In-App Play to Earn (P2E) competitions and Augmented Reality Collectibles.
Those who love strategy can rise strongly in the leader boards to take home valuable prizes, that are part of Epiko Regal’s tournament-style gameplay. With the play-to-earn mechanics, players can build an in-game portfolio of digital assets that can be related to the marketplace, which allows casual players to start earning at an early stage.
The gaming industry has seen a phenomenal level of growth in the last few years attracting a huge amount of investment and increasing competition. This competition has led to companies trying to find new ways to attract players to their games by disrupting existing gaming models and replacing them with an ecosystem that is beneficial to both players and developers.
It should be noted that this model should not be confused with e-sports, where professional gamers train like athletes and can earn astronomical amounts of money. With e-sports, a level of skill is required that the average gamer will find hard to match but with play-to-earn, all gamers and, non-gamers for that matter, have the potential to earn regardless of skill level. However, those with good strategic skillsets will tend to earn more from this mechanism.
The game further leverages digital tokens which facilitate the purchase and collection of NFTs representing digital art, comics characters, and in-game assets required for player upgrades. Early collectors of these NFTs stand to benefit as game characters and content are unique, so will gain popularity in the community, very much like the first edition Spiderman and Batman comics, adding value to respective economies.
The Epiko Ecosystem consists of key elements with mechanics for casual players to have a great lucrative experience,
Epiko Games will include other games on mobile, AAA web, board, and card games. These games will bring together the community of gamers from all around the world to connect on one platform presenting ideas from thousand-year-old cultures. The gamers will have a wonderful gaming experience with the PLAY-TO-EARN concept.
Epiko Marketplace, the NFT marketplace is an emerging space for collectibles designed to be listed in the primary market and traded in a secondary market to allow monetization. Epiko.market is a one-off marketplace that enables users to access Epiko Regal assets namely, warriors, weapons, spells, powers, cinematic comics, mystery boxes, and more. These assets will further incentivize users to buy, sell, hold, and trade their collections as NFTs.
Epikoverse, is an upcoming Mystical Universe built on Unreal Engine, with geo-locations from ancient & modern India where the community can use their digital collectibles as an avatar to enter the Epiko Universe. This will bring utility for Epiko assets exposing the entire digital experience.
Epiko Tokens, are digital assets that can be initially purchased with OMI tokens. They will allow users to navigate inside the web games of Epiko Regal and Epikoverse. The users will get access to discounts, and physical events (DesignerCon in London, Crypto Expo Asia in Singapore, etc), and some early adopters benefit by obtaining these tokens as they would be trading on exchanges as well.
Epiko Super league and Tournaments, each year, Epiko Regal will host four exclusive events for gamers to showcase their skills, two super league competitions (solo play) and two tournaments (team play). These tournaments will help Epiko Regal to stay in touch with the community, bring excitement to the ecosystem, and give back to the community who are the soul of this ecosystem.
Ecomi is the leading brand in the digital collectible and NFT space, their game-changing application Veve Collectibles has signed brands like Marvel, DC Comics, and Disney. Epiko Regal has partnered with ECOMI to bring out a disruptive system in place by creating great utilities in the products, for the community.
Further, when users purchase NFT collectibles on the Epiko Marketplace with OMI, they will receive a redemption code that can be used within the Epiko Regal application to receive a range of items, including free gems, gold coins, crackers, comics, XP points, and AR Collectibles of the characters purchased as an NFT. To read more visit,
Polygon Studios, has supported Epiko Regal by promoting it in their community. Also adding to this partnership Wharf Street Studios built their marketplace ( https://epiko.market) on the polygon network to have seamlessly Ethereum compatible blockchain networks with smart contracts for the OMI tokens.
IndiGG, an India subDAO (decentralized autonomous organization) of Yield Guild Games (YGG) is built in association with Polygon to create a Play-to-Earn gaming hub in the web3 frontier within India. IndiGG is making the world’s best play-to-earn games accessible to the gamer communities of India. Indigg helps gamers earn while playing games like Axie Infinity, Pegaxy, and now Epiko Regal!
Kaloscope, is an AR/VR/XR social platform to interact with users, form communities, and participate within a digital metaverse-based economy and game. Wharf Street Studios is supporting Kaloscope with both web and mobile platform development. The partnership with both companies will allow them to cross-promote projects and grow collectively in the near future.
House of Gaming, a gaming network for conducting Indian Gaming League tournaments will assist in conducting Epiko Superleague and Tournaments within their community.
Epiko Regal is bringing to life the stories of legends and characters that are a part of the culture of over a billion people. This makes the games and characters instantly recognizable in one of the fastest-growing and one of the most important economies in the world. Names like Bheema, Indra, Meghnath, and Angad may not be very familiar but in the east, they are as recognizable as those of Iron man, Thor, and Superman in the West.
“With a creative spirit of collectibles, strategy games and comics, Epiko Regal has reintroduced superheroes from the East, within the Epiko ecosystem to include a wider context of the metaverse.” – WHARF STREET STUDIOS
After introducing Indian mythologies in the first phase, Epiko Regal will be expanding their horizons to other cultures eventually including Arabian, African, and Latin American mythological stories. You can download it on Android and iOS now.
With the game now having close to 36,000 downloads and 14,000 active users, all achieved without any advertising, expectations are very high for a bright future.
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