Interview with Ian Manson, Storyboarding and World Builder at JustAGame
Dear Ian, thanks for taking the time to join me in this interview to educate our community on JustAGame. Can you give us a brief introduction to you? What is your story, dating back as far as you wish?
Traditionally I am a filmmaker or storyteller. I started life as a photographer and just became more and more curious about how images can take you on a journey. I guess the natural evolution for me was to make films. I have been really lucky and worked with some amazing people who have helped to steer me to this point.
My most recent projects have been “The Final 45” which is a WW2 psychological thriller set in occupied France in 1943. My Documentary “United in Lockdown” is in the final stages of post-production. And “In Circles” is a drama set in the clandestine world of crop circle makers.
Why did you get involved in the cryptocurrency industry, and where do you think the industry will be in 5–10 years?
Like most things in my life, the honest answer is by accident. I received a phone call and was asked, could I help with a storyline for a new NFT game. Once I was able to dive into it, I realized how expansive storytelling can get within a game. I’m excited to see the worlds we are going to build over time. I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and I hope that the players will too.
But for the second part of your question. Where will the industry be in 5 or 10 years. I think it’s really where society will be in that time period. I fear that there will be those with crypto assets and those without. And I know which side of that fence I will be on. But for me the keyword is fear, I think that we need to think about that and how we can democratize and encourage adoption for all. The crypto world is not going away and I worry about those that will be left behind. That’s one of the reasons I fell in love with creating stories for blockchain games. I truly believe that blockchain gaming will offer everybody a chance to play and earn, regardless of their social status or where they are from.