by 0xa8c7d5818a255a1856b31177e5c96e1d61c83991 (AndreusAs#3991)
Should the following $240,000 grant in the Platform category be approved?
A complex project of viral attraction of new users to Decentraland via a gamified platform\social network that houses online educational courses for all the aspects of Decentraland content creation, a competitive model for presentation of user-made content to the community as well as monetization means for the said content. The project is designed to be fully integrated in the current Decentraland ecosystem, support the MANA flow and directly contribute to the treasury.
The aim of this project is to help new metaverse users by delivering the most important tools for mastering the brave new world of meta: knowledge and practical experience as well as convenient tools to utilize and demonstrate those skills in entertaining fashion.
Due to character limitations the full grant proposal text is here: Full grant proposal - Google Docs
MetaFiends – a viral attraction project which aims to attract lots of new users to Decentraland by offering them to join a continuous system of Entertainment-Learning-Profits (ELP) that will ultimately encourage them to stay in the metaverse becoming its active users.
How will it work?
The project consists of a gamified platform with social network elements, free educational online courses dedicated to all the aspects of Decentraland content creation, and the most attractive and entertaining element: two types of so-called “Challenges”: competition-driven, Decentraland-based games with prize funds used to reward those who beat them.
Our main audience are young active Internet users who are still not familiar with the metaverse.
The best place we can hook them at – social media of all kinds.
The best thing they can be hooked with – an occasion to express themselves in a completely new, entertaining, accessible way showing the end result to the world.
We merged these concepts with our ELP formula and invented a model of viral attraction activity – the “Challenges” mentioned earlier. Such an activity is an ideal way to acquaint new users with our project and engage them in the ELP system we propose. We believe that such an approach will make a thrilling experience for new users by the “first contact” with metaverse ultimately leading to them becoming active Decentraland users.
The core of the activity: utilizing simple, Decentraland-based drag-and-drop style construction kit (similar to the Builder) and short tutorial videos, new users of our project create simple, yet entertaining Decentraland games. It’s the first type of the “Challenges” mentioned earlier.
Once the game is finished, users can “challenge” their friends on social media to beat the game by posting a “story” (like on Instagram) or tweet containing the game’s link, a short auto-generated reel-like trailer of it and a list of friends who have been challenged.
The first one to beat the game receives a small bonus in MANA, and everyone who beats the game is encouraged to make their own “Simple challenge” by using the construction kit mentioned earlier.
Once the challenge is finished, it can be published for friends to beat, thus involving them into our ELP system!
This part of the project incorporates the already mentioned tutorial videos for the construction kit but is not limited to it.
Once a user makes and publishes their “Simple challenge”, they are encouraged to begin an online learning course that is split into modules, contains ~90 lectures and includes everything one needs to know about creation of content for Decentraland. Each video lecture will be ~10 minutes long.
The whole educational course is free, but paid NFT certificates are planned for those who do homework and complete final tasks of the course. Both homeworks and final tasks are thoroughly examined by mentors.
Once certified, a user is ready to begin earning via our platform.
The project will incorporate 6 ways to earn profits: beating simple challenges, developing and beating more advanced challenges with prize funds, promoting the project via social media, mentorship fees, becoming a project’s ambassador and making new content for the platform.
You can find more by following the link with full proposal info: Full grant proposal - Google Docs
ROADMAP AND MILESTONES
Pre-production phase (2 months)
creation of project’s documentation;
creation of specs for the planned software solutions;
creation of the educational course structure and conception;
creation of the platform’s website structure;
creation of scenarios and scripts for the course;
creation of feedback forms for approbation participators, creation of necessary feedback metrics.
Production phase (4 months)
educational video courses production (screencapture, CG production, montage, sound design etc.);
backend and frontend development of the web platform;
development of all the visual pieces, needed for the project (design development);
development of the declared software solutions.
Approbation and marketing phase (2 months)
approbation sessions for volunteers;
iterative process of fixing bugs and finetuning of the systems.
launch and post-launch support of project’s users and systems;
continuous content creation for the project.