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 the first intelligent & independent virtual companion. It was made possible by embedding an innovative state-of-the-art AI code within our first chicken NFTs. The CryptoChicken plays and interacts with the owner as well as the 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.
Hello fellow Decentralanders! We are MetaPlay®, a newly founded NFT development company with the sole 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. Until now, this was currently only available as a static wearable that is constrained to your avatar and mimics your steps… we thought this simply wasn’t enough. 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 Decentraland’s first pet 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 the overall statistics of it. 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! That’s right! Never before has anyone accomplished an animated companion that could be seen by all users and could fight right in Decentraland… until now. All previous “fight” projects have users do the actual “fighting” on a completely different website and server. We wanted to take it a step further. For the first time in history, the CryptoChickens will allow for its users to mint, raise, and fight your companions against your friends 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 90%. With this new grant we strongly believe we can develop this project into one which we calculate could bring up to 1000+ new DAUs to DCL.
The 24k will spend as follows (over a 6 month period)
- 1.5k per month for marketing
- 2.5k per month for development
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. 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 (only once), 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:
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 Q2 —>
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.
By the end of 2022 Q3 —>
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…
2023: Phase 5: -Creation of the $COOP utility/governance token. -Interact with your CryptoChicken through A.R, using the upcoming MetaPlay APP.
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO