Mythical Games Case Study

Next-generation Game
Technology Marketplace

Client Overview

Mythical Games is a next-generation game technology studio. Mythical’s goal is to create universal economics driven by player ownership. They believe that true ownership of digital assets, verifiable scarcity, and integrated secondary markets are the future of games.

Project Goal

Create a secondary marketplace where players can buy, sell, and trade NFT items through blockchain technology. They wanted the marketplace to be modern and exciting which should work to display the vibrant artwork of the NFT while providing insightful data on value and history.

Services Provided

Refined Mobile and Web UI/UX Design
Handling multiple currencies (FIAT & Crypto)
Web development with overall codebase
Platform integration with the game

Approach

Our team involved UX designers, front-end engineers, a project manager, and back-end engineers. We coordinated our efforts through an agile product development process and delivered our MVP product within 6 months.

We worked on solving the challenges from a user experience and engineering standpoint to be able to address them along with bridging the gap between product design and web development.

Tools

Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop
Figma
Principle
Jira

Solution

Search Experience

The landing page of the marketplace allows users to browse the entire inventory of the marketplace. Filters on the lefthand side help users to navigate the vast collection of products and to narrow down the search for specific items.

Mythical Marketplace - Search Experience

Item-Type

After selecting an item they'd like to view, users are brought to the item type page. Here users can gather more info on this item category, browse the inventory of instances of each item, and filter the instances to help narrow down the search even further.

Mythical Marketplace - Item Type

Dashboard

The dashboard helps users understand large trends in the marketplace. With sections like a marketplace overview and watchlist, users can monitor the marketplace in its entirety as well as specific item-types the user is interested in. The “Latest TRADES” and “Latest ASKs” sections are crucial to show users' live activity on the marketplace.

Mythical Marketplace - Dashboard

Emails

For every action that takes place in the marketplace, the user receives an email confirming that action. This includes selling an item, listing an item for sale, buying an item, failing to buy an item, etc. All emails use the same elements for consistency.

Results

With our thorough research, we were able to create solutions that addressed multiple challenges from both the user experience and engineering standpoint. The iterative approach was helpful for Mythical Games to launch their MVP product within the timeline.

Perpetual joined us at a critical time when we were pivoting from traditional gaming to offering gaming digital merch on the blockchain, and right before NFTs went mainstream. Perpetual worked closely with us in this complex pivot, staying in tune with us and the market, addressing user needs, and creating a marketplace experience that was instantly ready for the NFT zeitgeist in iterative design and launch cycles. Their experience in blockchain since 2017 came in handy and gave us an edge over our competitors.

Ryan Feldhoff

Head of Product Marketplace, Mythical Games