by 0x253ca6c07525e5ebfdfa1495f60d99c260a04e6b (akaHORUS)
Should the following Tier 5: up to $120,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Platform Contributor category be approved?
Through partnership with PangeaDAO, Boson Protocol, WeMeta and YearTwoThousand Design Studios, our combined aim is to create a next level experience for those coming to Decentraland as a citizen or as a business. A fusion of a high end Fashion District combined with elements of an ever evolving city that together will allow for shopping of both virtual and real world physical goods. Our goal is to build the next level in Decentraland attractions. This project will implement a variety of unseen tech for shopping as well as in the realm of user experience that has been in development throughout 2022.
Our Full Proposal can be found in a google doc here: Pangea DCL Grant - Google Docs
Our Team believes that it is crucial to foster a vibrant ecosystem of businesses, services, and communities to occupy and utilize the land within Decentraland in order to achieve the vision of the Metaverse we all share. While we were seeing an influx of brands entering the space in 2021, many Web2 and even Web3 companies have been hesitant to allocate part of their budget to Metaverse strategy and execution in 2022.
Through a partnership with Boson Protocol and WeMeta, we will create a large-scale case study to demonstrate the utility and potential ROI of a Metaverse strategy that we will share with prospective entrants and the entire DCL community.
While there are many benefits that will come from this grant, the three largest benefits that will be derived are;
- Gaining key insights and analytics that will help provide clarity for future brands and services that are looking to enter the space.This case study data will be made available to all Decentraland users.
- Providing the brands and services we have partnered with an opportunity to try out the Metaverse free of charge so we can mutually learn from this experience, and share with others.
- Creating a next level and ever evolving Metaverse experience for all those coming to Decentraland as both new and veteran users.
To summarize we wish to create a truly impressive space where brands can come together and sell their products and services within DCL in an immersive e-commerce experience that keeps the entire purchasing experience in-world and enables the trust-minimized and automated exchange of on-chain (virtual) and off-chain (physical) assets. As Boson’s Launch Partners, the DCL community would be amongst the first to utilize this technology, and benefit from a buying experience that enables the purchase of physical items as NFTs in a decentralized manner.
This location will be situated on a 5x5 estate owned by PangeaDAO in the heart of the Fashion District. YearTwoThousand design studios aim to create a single structure city shopping plaza that will be host to a multi-level, multi-purpose experience. Each retail location within this space will be created in conjunction with the designers or business that will be part of the space. This will allow for custom experiences catered to each of those involved while still maintaining an overall aesthetic throughout. This multi-tiered structure will feature a clean futuristic luxury aesthetic on its upper levels that will be attractive to business and guests alike, whilst the lower levels will transition into a more future cyberpunk feel to cater to a variety of interests and business types.
At launch, we will feature a dozen locations for real world business partners as well as a dozen locations for Decentraland creators. In addition to dedicated spaces for our business partners and DCL creators, we will also build several shared spaces and features including: A main art gallery that will be host to a variety of artwork both from the community and abroad.
Two separate club venues that will be used to host regular events featuring a variety of entertainment and will be at the disposal of each of our partners to use for launch events, as well as any events they would like to host. We will provide a management team on site to help with creating all events and locations within the plaza. Various lounges throughout the plaza will be customized for certain communities that will have both NFT gated entry as well as open entry for all. Featuring multiple levels with various NPCs that will be able to give guest information about tech functions and locations within the plaza. Interactive coding for things such as an interactive in-world closet to see what your friends or others are wearing and link directly to the marketplace, A private messaging system to chat in-world with various levels of privacy. Transportation systems to easily maneuver throughout the plaza and much more tech still in development. Various gardens and points of interest throughout including in the heart of the plaza as well as lush rooftop locations. One of the fundamental points of this build will be to regularly update new activities, installations, business locations and entertainment to ensure that this will be a location that guests will want to return to regularly as well as a place that our partners feel confident in showing friends and clients alike.
PangeaDAO is a Metaverse real estate trust that acquires, develops, and commercializes land in virtual worlds. Pangea’s investment, development, and consulting arms work to create a more equitable and accessible Metaverse for individuals, collectives, and brands. Pangea has specifically focused on developing a more vibrant ecosystem within Decentraland.
YearTwoThousand (Y2K) is a metaverse design studio specializing in designing, building and operating all things needed for a fully rounded metaverse experience. From virtual wearables that can be implemented in various metaverses to full scale builds that suit a range of needs and uses. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible in terms of coding and building our goal is to be on the forefront of creating the next stage of the metaverse.
Boson Protocol is a Web3 infrastructure using NFTs encoded with game theory. By tokenizing physical items and their data, and allowing them to be sold seamlessly online, Boson enables new commercial experiences for brands and consumers in Web3. It allows consumers to purchase virtual or in-game goods as NFTs, which can then be redeemed for their real-world equivalents, connecting reality and the metaverse.
WeMeta is the data layer for the Metaverse. Through our analytics engine, API, and in-game plugins - we help Metaverses understand what is driving value in their games, how their players are engaging, and surface tools to drive those insights to builders, brands, and communities.
Roadmap and milestones
Reach agreements with participating brands and partners
Begin 3D modeling
Complete architecture and design
Code and deploy builds
Onboard participating brands and DCL creators
Open to the public
Publish case study based on traffic analytics obtained through WeMeta, commerce data through Boson Protocol, and survey from all participating partners
Recruit additional participating brands and DCL creators
Continue to build out the structure in tandem with onboarding new brands and creators
The full Budget breakdown can be found in our linked document:
Architect+Builder: 100 monthly hours at $32 per hour ($3200 per month)
Project Management: 100 monthly hours at $25 per hour ($2500 per month)
Coding and weekly updates & maintenance to scene: 80 monthly hours at $40 per hour ($3200 per month)
Marketing/Social and Community Management: 50 monthly hours at $30 per hour ($1500 per month)
Case Study: 150 hours at $40 per hour ($6000 total)
Thank you for taking the time to check out the summarized proposal and please check out the full proposal linked above with additional information and details.
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