by 0x2d779a930567f54899336c3f7f2dbaf804a25c78 (AnimatorKirk#5c78)
Should the following Tier 6: up to $240,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Gaming category be approved?
Create an interactive immersive VR/Desktop Ride Simulator Attraction within Decentraland.
I, Kirk Gonzales, the CEO of Animation Studio Lightspeed Graphics, LLC (lightspeedgfx.com) is requesting a grant of $160,000 to build a Metaverse Ride Simulator Attraction experience within Decentraland.
Lightspeed Graphics is an Animation studio from California producing 2D Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, AR/VR, Game Design and Visual Effects. Lightspeed Graphics was launched in 2017 to create multimedia digital video experiences, commercial advertising, and graphic design, and would like to be the first to develop a new and exciting animated attraction within Decentraland.
The Lightspeed Graphics team believes in the need to bring Virtual Reality and storytelling as a truly rewarding and engaging experience to face challenges like user adoption, market size capture, and player satisfaction or retention among many other determinants. The VR industry will become more prevalent and interconnected to metaverse web3 applications as we reach mass adoption in the coming years and as new projects make their own unique metaverse-like experience.
The idea was inspired by the classic Ride Simulator Attractions seen at amusement parks, exhibits or tech museums that have been enjoyed for generations. We believe bringing this ride simulator experience into the metaverse will help bring value to Decentraland and help transition real world attractions or experiences into a connected metaverse experience.
Veteran players and new players from AR/VR users, gamers, developers, film industry specialists, MX specialists and quite possibly well-known companies like Dynamic Attractions are all part of the target audience as we carve a space for VR/Desktop Ride Simulator Attractions.
The Lightspeed Graphics Team and any additional contractors will work closely together to develop a first of its kind Metaverse VR/Desktop Ride Simulator Attraction with a complete narrative storyline, interactivity and future multiplayer experience.
The VR/Desktop Ride simulator will be accessible to the public and be distinguishable by the ‘Jump 2 Lightspeed’ logo. The size will need to be at least a 3x3 estate. The first adventure will be completely free to the public to ride indefinitely and be a learning experience for returning and new users to Decentraland. A crafting system will guide players to create unique wearables, in-game items and trade systems. Later, story add-ons called ‘Arcs’ will be gated by an initial purchase of an NFT, tickets, or subscription.
Once the Player has been granted access and has clicked the Ride Simulator, they are transported to a fixed chair position with the user’s perspective locked to the view of their avatar, while other avatars can be seen filling empty chair slots, (multiplayer experience), as the ride makes its final countdown to launch. Sponsored videos (will play during the countdown process to and promote other adventures, events, and activities throughout DCL.
Once the countdown has completed, no other players can join that adventure instance at this point. The lights dim and the animated adventure on screen begins playing.
The user has the option to enter fullscreen and see the entire video experience with a full monitor takeover, while the Oculus Headset user is now able to do a full headset takeover.
The game itself will feel like a rollercoaster ride through space, complete with narrative, voice over performances. Future development will bring the ability to fire and aim at targets with the mouse or Oculus controllers, making it a complete interactive game.
Kirk Gonzales (CEO / Lead Designer)
Twitter Handle: @AnmtrKirk
About Me: I attended college for a B.A. from 2007 to 2011 in film and video production to learn everything needed behind movies, visual journalism and music videos. Later I worked in television as a fulltime editor, sound engineer and floor operator, before committing full time to my 3D animation. I developed scripts, storyboards, graphics, and character design to develop 2D and 3D animated corporate and commercial videos for fortune 500 clients. I evolved into a client success manager, responsible for creating complete marketing plans and design content for clients with budgets well over $150,000 - $250,000. In 2017 I founded Lightspeed Graphics and have continued to grow the company ever since.
Yves Decastro (Operations Manager)
Sonny Gonzales (Outreach & Program Manager)
Zesty Market (Technologies Consultant & Advertising Partner)
Zesty is a p2p rental protocol for billboards in the metaverse. We help virtual space builders generate revenue from their creations by monetizing the traffic that visits the area using ads. We’ve developed an open-source, community-managed SDK that is compatible with any 3D world. With this SDK also comes a data analytics component which provides traffic data across the metaverse. All auctions for the billboards are handled by a smart contract deployed on the Polygon network.
Additional partnerships to be considered
Roadmap and milestones
June 2022: $62,500
Land Asset Development
July 2022: $22,000
Game Asset Development
August 2022: $20,500
September 2022: $20,500
October 2022: $20,500
November 2022: $14,000
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