In this week’s newsletter, read about how sci-fi comic books use non-fungible symbols (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how web musicians see 3 NFTs. Find out how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega, and Square Enix are eyeing blockchain gaming. In other news, find out how metaverse-focused NFTs work within Minecraft despite being banned on NFTs. And don’t forget this week’s Nifty News featuring The Sandbox’s first Metaverse wedding.
The Sci-Fi NFT Comic Book Project lays the foundation for the development of CCG
Created by former game developers, the NFT Comic Book Project is working to bring their vision for the GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking to Cointelegraph, 2142 CEO and COO Dushan Chika described the comic hypothesis as an AI battle in AD 2142, right after the last Bitcoin (BTC) was mined and the dormant wallet of Satoshi Nakamoto awakened.
Within the project, users can craft, collect and assemble the pages of the comic book series and participate in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that decides the direction of the story.
Web3 is creating a new kind of music based on NFT
One of the most common use cases for NFTs is music. For this reason, Cointelegraph spoke with several creators within the NFT music space to ask what comes first – the music or the desire to create NFT music.
Reveel CEO Adrien Sterns called NFTs “anti-genre” because they promote diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo said NFTs are a tool for selling a product. Meanwhile, Jeremy Foll, who founded the recording company Web3, said it’s not about the hype but about the use of technology.
Bandai Namco, SEGA are among the gaming giants eyeing blockchain games
Gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix have been looking for blockchain games, according to Ryo Matsubara, representative director of Oasys. In an interview with Cointelegraph at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show, Matsubara said that these gaming companies, as well as their partners, have a long-term vision for blockchain gaming.
The CEO also mentioned that companies are not simply looking to make a quick buck but are interested in creating the future of gaming. The CEO stated that this new gaming model needs more time to mature before broader integrations into traditional games can be obtained.
Metaverse implements NFTs in its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers
A company focused on the metaverse has been able to implement NFT integration within their Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Enjin CFO Oscar Franklin Tan, and MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro shared how they managed to integrate NFTs into Minecraft on Although they are banned on NFTs.
According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have any paid-to-win NFTs, their best NFTs are free, and this is how they have the NFTs on their server without violating their terms of service. The CEO also said they are looking forward to starting a conversation with Mojang Studios, the game’s creators. Meanwhile, Tan also expressed Enjin’s support for MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach Mojang.
Nifty News: The Sandbox is hosting its first wedding, a picture of the Hollywood actor at auction as NFT and more
Sandbox had her first wedding in the Metaverse. A Singaporean couple, Joan Tham and Clarence Chan, celebrated their wedding in a digital replica of the El Kef Palace, a popular venue in Singapore. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem has donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise funds to help restore sight.
Thank you for reading this summary of the week’s highlights in the NFT space. Come back next Wednesday for more reports and thoughts on this actively developing space.