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Karma the Game of Destiny: Immersive Experience Changing the World of Gaming and Dating

It’s 2021, and every entrepreneur and would-be entrepreneur must strive to ensure that they are solving a problem or meeting the needs of the public, or they might as well pack up and close shop. However, the way the world operates now, consumers are not just looking for producers that feed them the kind of content they seek; instead, consumers nowadays don’t mind accessing everything they desire on one particular platform. Serial entrepreneur René Reyes observed the latest trend, especially with regard to consumer behavior, and decided to launch an app that will serve as a one-stop shop to different demographics of users and, at the same time, be a game-changer. He called it Karma the Game of Destiny.

Karma the Game of Destiny is a new and exciting mobile app designed primarily for gaming and dating. The app, currently in its final stage of testing, is available in both Android and iOS and takes users through a wide range of brand-new experiences like never before. It allows users to enjoy gaming while also meeting new people and establishing connections and friendships across the globe. Karma the Game of Destiny, is indeed an exciting game because users are not only guaranteed endless entertainment, awesome graphics, and realistic gameplay; the possibility that they could meet their new best friend or a significant other through the app makes it all more interesting. Social media is a massive part of everyone’s lives nowadays, and this is a new, exciting social eco platform that combines fun and dating. Alongside this, it’s also a great way to meet new friends and attend social events.

Karma the Game of Destiny is designed strictly with the interest of the users and players in mind. The developers bring socializing into gaming, making it more fun because now, people can meet online and connect over something they all enjoy doing. It’s also a great dating platform because it increases the possibility of like-minded people meeting and establishing a connection. 

“Karma the Game will bring a new social platform to the world,” says Andy Khan, Senior VP of Karma. “Players will have the ability to meet people from their communities and be involved in local events. We are going to be bringing a fusion of the real world with AR / VR capabilities that players will be excited to be a part of,” he adds.

The app is user-oriented and easy to use because all that the users need to do is create a digital avatar and enjoy the 30-days free trial. The avatar, in this case, is a digital reflection of each user and is essentially what constitutes the first impression that other users encounter. Once this is set, the next step is to join through the door and come up in a local hotspot where other gamers are looking for the same things, chat, play games, and build connections through the game.

In the words of Chairman and Co-founder René Reyes, “Come into our world.  Raise your standard of internet social experiences, make new friends, go to awesome venues, and listen to amazing music.   Play Karma the Game of Destiny, Karma the Game – Space Run and Karma the Game – Casino.”

With Karma the Game of Destiny, the chances of the users getting bored are next to none because the game is equipped with over 200 different virtual environments to play in, therefore presenting users with endless opportunities to enjoy the game in various dimensions. To put it into perspective, “Karma the Game of Destiny allows you to travel the world and meet new people, all from the comfort of your own home or even while on the go.” In addition, the game allows users to earn money from playing and through referral programs. Users can also compete in challenges that let them win prizes.

According to CEO and Co-founder Robert Porter, the future looks interesting for everyone at Karma the Game of Destiny because with the latest AR/VR technologies, “Karma the Game is not only giving the people the ability to enjoy in every factor of digital immersion but given the day to day person the access to make money. This metaverse we are building will be here and around for years to come.”

Be one of the first to enjoy the game and drop feedback with the developers on their website. The project is on Fundable and WeFunder, where all enthusiasts are welcome to invest.

Entertainment Powerhouse, Stryker Records Promoting Artists Such as Drew Lines to Stardom

Photo of Drew Lines taken by Quinn Wold

A famous saying goes, “Everything begins with an idea, but an idea that is not developed into action will never get bigger than the brain cells it occupies.” This saying proves true for Chris Dobry, who, in 1997, conceived the idea to bring on a battle of the bands in his hometown of Green Bay Wisconsin. With a lot of determination and not a dime to his name, Chris worked hard to bring his idea to life and founded his record label, Stryker Records, where he promotes live concerts, manages artists, and releases music world-wide.

To secure initial funds for the company’s launch, Chris had a series of press releases and secured an interview on the local CBS station the same night as the Grammy Awards. Naturally, this drew a lot of attention to the event showcasing local rock talents that Chris eventually teamed up with. 

At present, Stryker Records first Hip Hop Artist, Drew Lines is fine-tuning his debut album with multi-platinum and award-winning producers Malcolm Springer and Scott Wilson at the House of Blues Studio in Nashville. Drew Lines’ debut single “Rise” featuring Clio Cadence, is now available on all streaming platforms and will hit the airwaves soon. 

Since establishing his company, Chris has been hosting events of chart-topping versatile artists including Saving Abel, Merle Haggard, The Goo Goo Dolls, Saliva, Shedaisy, Trapt, Tantric and more. In September 2020, Chris collaborated with Holly Hutchison of AnR Girl to launch Stryker Records recording artists Jamie Fontaine & The Level to the #20 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart and #7 on the Concrete/Foundations Chart with their single “Save Your Life.” Produced by Jason Schrick of JPS Productions and platinum producer Malcolm Springer at Universal Studios in Nashville, the single challenged other releases by established artists like Seether, Marilyn Manson, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, to name a few. Chris also teamed up with Scott Wilson at Sunshine Studios in Colorado Springs to produce the current single “I Ain’t Breathin” for Jamie Fontaine & the Level.

Unlike many other record labels, Stryker Records also manages bands and artists of different genres, including rock, country and hip hop and puts on concerts and live events as well. In collaboration with Mainstage Media, the record label also hosts the “The Hip Hop World Series,” an annual all-live hip-hop music showcase. A one of its kind, the competition features artists from all over the midwest, judged and awarded prizes by a panel of three judges based on crowd response.

In the coming years, Chris Dobry plans to expand his company into a global brand, promoting signed artists and helping them earn gold and platinum singles. “I see expanding my roster to include more rock, country and hip hop groups. I will also continue to promote and produce live music events around the country and continue to support the people who have helped me reach these successes,” he shared. The music entrepreneur also wants to balance home, business and social life and live a fulfilled life.

To learn more about Drew Lines, Chris Dobry and Stryker Records, visit the company’s Facebook page.

Sza Brings an Ethereal Concert Experience Online with “In Bloom”

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Fast-rising singer and songwriter Sza brought a virtual concert experience like no other on July 1, 2021, at 9:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time). The concert, entitled “In Bloom,” comes in partnership with Grey Goose to launch the brand’s latest line of low-calorie vodkas. In the event, the singer performed live for the first time tracks from her latest album, including the hit single “Shirts,” which continues to dominate charts all over. 

The virtual event comes after Sza announced that she would be working as a consultant for the vodka brand Grey Goose throughout the following seasons to come. “Working with an iconic brand like Grey Goose and getting to be their creative consultant has been a great experience,” explained SZA in a press statement released a few months back. “Essences are everything I look for in a spirit—crisp, light, smooth, and full of flavor. So the opportunity felt like a perfect match to me. I love incorporating elements of nature into my performances, and the fruits, botanicals and herbs in Essences provide a great template for that. I feel like ‘In Bloom’ really captures where I’m at right now, especially after a year and a half of lockdown, which is also why it feels like the best place to debut some of my new material. I’m so excited for my fans to see this performance.”

The thirty-one-year-old entertainment icon from Saint Louis, Missouri, is a neo-soul singer whose sound has captured the hearts and minds of people because of its uniquely soothing effect on listeners. Music executives and fans alike have tried to put a finger on her genre, but it doesn’t fit the bill, breaking all barriers and introducing something fresh to the world. Some think of her music as an alternative version to R&B with a dash of soul, hip-hop, rock, cloud rap, chillwave, and chill house. 

On top of her excellent singing style and skill, Sza also writes songs with “unraveling” content that usually goes around themes like sexuality, nostalgia, abandonment, experience, and many others. She first broke into mainstream music in 2017 after releasing her debut album “Ctrl,” which picked up a massive following and high praise from music industry members. Sza now has over 2.3 million followers on her YouTube channel, and over a billion video plays to date.

“In Bloom” streamed on two places: Grey Goose’s website and Sza’s official YouTube channel. As per coordinators and representatives, the virtual experience was unlike any other, blending stunning visual elements with great music. The event brought together Sza’s love for both nature and technology in one uncanny array of style and beauty. The event also featured a full roster of technical effects and wonders, including 360-degree cameras, drone cameras, and a full band setup. 

In preparation for the event, sponsor Grey Goose offered same-day delivery of their newest product, Essences. In addition, the company highlighted three new flavors—Watermelon and Basil, Strawberry and Lemongrass, and White Peach and Rosemary.

To watch the concert, head over to Grey Goose’s event landing page.