The year is 2142 AD. A dystopian future controlled by corporations is shaken up as the last Bitcoin (BTC) is mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s long-dormant wallet is awakened and used to dismantle their control. The physical, virtual, and astral realms are all disrupted as entheogenic spirits, angels, and demons battle them while artificial intelligence (AI) battles the AI to free the sentient entities in the Metaverse.
That’s the scene for a non-fungible token (NFT) comic project spearheaded by an ambitious team of ex-game developers from Serbia. The Web3 platform combines the increasingly popular comic book collecting with the world of NFT to create a virtual tabletop RPG board game tradition that is in pre-production.
Dušan Žica, CEO and COO of 2142, jumps right into the premise of the project in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Žica, who worked as a copywriter and advertising director for 11 years, transitioned into the world of video game development for the past seven years before the idea for 2142 was born in late 2021.
Frustrated by the number of copycat collections in the NFT space, his team introduced a GameFi comic in which users stamp, collect, and assemble panels and pages of the 2142 AD comic series, starting with the first volume, and then join a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to govern progress and end of the story.
Cointelegraph explored the Web3 website to begin the process of minting and assembling the first issue of comic 2142. Paying gas fees gives users a small packet of free random NFTs that provide the first pieces of the comic puzzle.
As Žica explains, users would need to purchase a total of 15 to 20 packs to complete the first 34-page issue of the comic. These decks may provide the user with two identical panels or pages, but ERC-20 NFTs can be bought and sold on 2142’s proprietary NFT marketplace as well as platforms such as OpenSea, allowing collectors to complete comics.
The first issue of 2142 AD will also feature random cover pages that add to the unique collectability of the comics, which are punched into a complete single NFT upon completion:
“We have different covers that are based on random models, different characters and combinations. When you burn the entire collection of panels, you get one issue of NFT. This matter should have its own value because of its rarity.”
Savvy comic book collectors are used to paying anything from tens to hundreds of dollars for the latest print or rare issue of their favorite comics. One pack of 21 NFTs will cost around $30, and users will need to purchase at least 15 packs to receive a character, location, and item drop from the 2142 universe, which can then be used to create new five-page spin-off webcomics. based on the user’s choice.
“In this way we actually decentralize and randomize the world building, it’s a new concept and we’re not aware of anyone doing it,” said Žica.
These characters, locations, and items are essentially part of the pre-production of the team’s long-term goal of creating a collectible card video game and tabletop RPG in the vein of Cyberpunk 2020, Kult, and The World of Darkness. Žica said that the true value of NFT’s intellectual property will be realized and realized in a video game.
“We are in the pre-production process of a CCG video game because we all come from a video game production background. It will be a big part of pre-production, it can help us grow our community and improve our world building.”
The 2142 team also wanted to avoid attracting the NFT “fins” that have become an integral part of the universe, acquiring new digital collectibles in hopes of making big profits.
Žica admitted that their Ethereum-based NFTs will be available on platforms like OpenSea – similar to how collectible NFT avatars were on Reddit. listed and sold at a premium at a popular market.
According to the project overview, 2142 DAO members will be entitled to a share of the revenue from developing tabletop RPGs, CCG video games, and animated series.