[DAO: bafkrei] Decentraland’s First AI-Driven Smart Chickens! (Resubmission)

by 0x9ff256f65fa594ccdc13d76f116c87d9defd8a1c (Stripcheese#8a1c)

Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Platform Contributor category be approved?


At MetaPlay, we are creating one of the first intelligent & independent virtual companions. This was made possible by embedding an innovative state-of-the-art AI code into our first chicken NFTs. The CryptoChicken plays and interacts with the owner and its environment, bridging the gap of static pets with limited functionality in the Metaverse. Our team currently has a small staff of talented individuals with a variety of significant capabilities. Each member comes from multiple types of professional formations such as finance, web development, and business studies, besides having worked with multiple noteworthy businesses. Our vision is to empower Decentraland’s community with smart and interactive pets that have yet to tread on this land.

Grant size

60,000 USD

Beneficiary address



Hello fellow Decentralanders! We are MetaPlay®, a newly founded NFT development company with the desire to innovate and expand the horizons of Decentraland and the metaverse as a whole. Our first NFT project is called TheCryptoChickenCollective. (For a sample, go check out the info on specifications below!) With this project, we are fulfilling a major desire for Decentraland’s user base, which is the need for having a companion animal that follows you around. Our chickens are not just animated pets, but also interactive and smart, allowing for a brand new experience for Decentraland’s Community!

TheCryptoChickenCollective was founded in December of 2021 with the intent of creating one of Decentraland’s first pets that moves independent of the users avatar motions. In addition to moving independently of the character the chickens will develop their own personality over time based on how the user cares for and interacts with their chicken, and this in turn will affect its overall statistics. As our project progresses, we intend on adding a battle feature to our project that will allow users to battle their chickens against one another right in Decentraland! Side note: It is worth mentioning that the development of this proprietary code has lead to further developments, which we believe could make animated wearables (ie. wings the user can wear that actually flap) a real possibility in the near future “winky face”.

We believe in Decentraland and our project so much that we have spent countless hours and a significant amount of resources out of pocket already on the development of this project, which we hope will bring joy to all the users of DCL. While we have many more ideas as well as the technical ability to back them, we don’t have the funding to continue our conquest. Although we have already managed to break a few boundaries in the platform, we believe we still need to increase our limited staff members in order to keep on delivering our promising roadmap!

Upon all the amazing feedback we received on our last proposal we have made significant changes to the funding request for our project. Originally our project asked for 240k for development which we believe could greatly benefit not only this project but Decentraland as a whole by way of the technological advances our project proves to bring in the near future. With that said, we fully understand and acknowledge the concerns some had regarding our lack of history in DCL and giving such a large grant to a brand new project. For this reason we have elected to reduce our original asking amount by 75%. With this new grant we strongly believe we can develop this project into one which we calculate could bring up to 1000+ new Daily Active Users to DCL. The 60k will spend as follows over a 6 month period.

20k backend development = 3,3k/month

10K graphics + animation = 1.6k/month

5k web development = 800$/month

15k marketing = 2.5k/month

5k Discord maintenance = 900$/month

5k Miscellaneous development expenses = 900$/month


Our developer and designer are world class professionals with over 30 years of experience in their respective industries. Our designer has done animation and graphics for a variety of television, film and corporate projects and our developer has played a key role in the development of software for NASA, Unity, and Lightwave 3D. Due to the proprietary nature of the coding we are unable to disclose the exact manner in which we achieved the animated companions but we hope that our current example on our Land (22,89) will prove to be enough evidence that we know what we are doing and can deliver everything promised in a timely manner. Basically we created a cool looking chicken that, while in the beta testing phase, anyone can try out and enjoy within our C.C.C. partnered LAND and the project’s upcoming partners. To check out what all the hype is about please visit our land at: ChickenLand (22,89) (link provided below) (INSTRUCTIONS: Click the red box on the corner, wait for it to turn green, then go to the middle statue and click “summon your chicken”. Disclaimer: we have yet to add additional AI functionalities and coloring to the chicken, but will do so immediately following our first drop. The first drop will be a wearable in the form of a gold chain that enables your pet chicken to show up behind you once equipped on your avatar.)

For more detailed information pertaining to our project please visit The Crypto Chicken
Collective whitepaper: https://docs.metaplay.cafe/

Any and all updates on our project will be relayed through the following channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/\_CryptoChickens

Discord: Crypto Chicken Collective

Project’s links: @cryptochickencollective | Linktree (Website is still under construction… brand new website coming soon!!!)

For access to The Crypto Chicken Collective official land plot click the link below:
Decentraland ChickenLand: Decentraland


@Trag (CTO) ➺ software architect with over 30 years of experience in every aspect of the game industry, from high speed server design to graphics and gameplay. He created his first game in the early 90’s, created one of the first browser based poker games in the late 90’s, and has worked on hundreds of games and apps for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Xbox, and Playstation over the last 30 years. He’s worked with NASA, Apple, Amazon, Epic, and Unity, on some amazing projects, but his best work is the project he’s working on now.

@KdubX (CCO) ➺ 30 years’ experience in the CG industry as an Animator, Modeler, and Compositor, working in the fields of Film, Television, Corporate, Virtual Product Design and Visualization, Medical, Scientific, and Architecture, working both as an individual and part of collective teams.

@Fooman (COO) ➺ Graduated Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a B.S. in business management. Seasoned restaurant owner and operator, as well as an early crypto investor.

@Stripcheese (CFO) ➺ 6 years of banking experience, Business Management Bachelor & Psychology minor, with International studies and experience. Experienced with stocks, crypto, real estate, NFTs and more.

@DR92 (Lead Editor) ➺Worked several years in retail management focused on private clients in two different countries, as well as side gigs with running musical concerts, translation, and B2B sales. Left the retail industry to pursue a career in trading in crypto, stocks, and real estate.

Roadmap and milestones

By the end of 2022 Q3 —>

Phase 1: -Mint of “Ayam Cemani” wearable chains, giving you access to your chicken on CCC partnered Land, for marketing and early supporters on DCL Marketplace. -Development and finalizing of the Crypto Chicken Collective website with full minting capabilities. -The AI-embedded chicken NFTs will be deployed in Decentraland, allowing your character to have a companion that follows you around on CCC partnered land. -Starting the development of five more breeds for the growth of our flock!

Phase 2: -Finalize 2 partnerships with notable NFT projects, increasing the space where your chickens can roam. -Expand the social media community to 1000+ people. -Mint of second breed of chicken on Decentraland, directly on MetaPlay’s provided website.

Phase 3: -Develop “fight” feature for users to be able to battle their chickens against their friends! -Creation of a customizable ChickenCoop, usable directly on your Decentraland plot, enabling you to play with your chicken in any land you have control of! -Airdrop of ChickenCoop to Ayam Cemani holders from snapshot at end of Q3.

By the end of 2022 Q4 —>

Phase 4: -Be able to export your CryptoChicken NFT to other metaverses. -Begin development on an APP that allows you to interact with your pet in a different environment of your choice…

By the end of 2023 Q1 —>

Phase 5: -Creation of the $COOP utility/governance token. -Interact with your CryptoChicken through A.R, using the upcoming MetaPlay APP.

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Decentraland’s First AI-Driven Smart Chickens! (Resubmission)

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 70% 2,028,101 VP (24 votes)
  • No 30% 900,705 VP (10 votes)


Congratulations on receiving a Grant to contribute to Decentraland! Our mission is to support grantees to update their progress and achieve their goals, and thus contribute to the growth of this great community that is Decentraland.

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If you have any inquiries please drop me a line at juan.cassinelli@decentraland.org / Discord: Zino#6052

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Decentraland’s First AI-Driven Smart Chickens! (Resubmission)

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xfe91c0c482e09600f2d1dbca10fd705bc6de60bc)

Vesting Contract Address: 0xD4c36bc1a3623dd1CAcC1bfAF8645053DEEE6cee
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Dear Community

The Grant Support Squad was created to support the grantees in achieving their goals and to take care of the DAO treasury. In this opportunity, I want to draw your attention to the following points,

  • The project is -at least- 1 month delayed.
  • The project has a 9-month of duration but your vesting contract 6-month.
  • According to their timeline and as they have mentioned in the #update3, the big blocker is Time.
  • The contract keeps vesting every second.
  • They have requested 60k for a project that has a 9-month duration. That means approximately 6.6k per month. The Vesting contract has vested so far 40k, so the team has funds for 6 months of their project which is in the 4th month.

Metaplay is working hard to accomplish what they promised, and we are aware that the DAO has invested in this project and the knowledge that they have gained is very valuable. For that reason, and to keep this project on track again, we´ve recommended them,

  • Organize their task.
  • Set up a new timeframe -with measurable outcomes- that allows finishing the project satisfactorily.
  • They need to define what is a “solid user base”
  • Make the timeframe public (as they have done before).
  • We want to help them to accomplish their goals. So, we suggest telling us which are the blockers and we compromise contact them with other people, grantees, developers, Decentraland Foundation, etc.
  • More information regarding their partnerships would be nice to have,

With these inputs, We recommend the DAO Committee (@yemel @HPrivakos) create a new vesting contract starting on January 1, 2023 within a duration of 4 months.

The project is indeed delay and for this reason the vesting contract has been revoked.

The DAO Committee is willing to recreate the vesting contract once the grantee has submitted a new working schedule with milestones and shown progress on it.

Good morning @Zino , @yemel and Decentraland community.

We would like to express our unwavering appreciation for the time / effort that you’ve put into helping us see our vision come to life! The CCC would not be where we are at today without the assistance we have received from yourselves as well as the DCL community as a whole. As we have expressed in our last update the timeline and scope of our project has changed drastically since our roadmap. Many of these changes, such as making our mint and creator fee 100% free and adding additional game features not listed in our previous proposal, have been made in order to provide more value to the end users of DCL as well as adapt to the shifting crypto market.

These changes, as well as additional changes we plan to make in the near future, have delayed our project beyond a threshold which we can deem acceptable and for this reason we absolutely support the decision to reorganize and articulate the newly found scope of our project. We feel like this will be a great opportunity to acquire valuable feedback from the community and the additional funding required for these new deliverables. It is also our hope that this decision can help to set precedence for other projects who’s scope might also shift during the development of their DAO funded proposal.

We look forward to working with you closely in the near future to further develop both the new grant proposal and project as a whole. Whether you are from the grant squad or the community, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions at all.

Thanks as always,

-Fooman & Stripcheese