Will Wright Is Making A ‘Metaverse’ NFT Sport On The Blockchain

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Legendary sport designer Will Wright, who led improvement on not simply SimCity however the authentic Sims as properly, hasn’t actually made a giant online game since 2008’s Spore. He’s again in 2022, although, engaged on one thing referred to as VOXVerse.

It’s a social sport the place you mine stuff, construct stuff and speak to folks. And everyone seems to be a squat little voxel-based character. There’ll even be actual property that you just purchase and personal, and I believe you possibly can see the place that is going.

The undertaking ticks each field for one thing that ought to have been introduced in Might 2021 then quietly shelved 12 months later when the ass fell out of the market. It’s on the blockchain, it’s throwing licenses at it, it’s utilizing the phrase “metaverse” and its general design feels like one thing pitched solely to impress the sort of dudes sitting at a Web3 startup’s boardroom desk.

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Oh, and it’s additionally serving to to promote NFTs. The sport has been designed at Gallium Video games, a studio targeted on blockchain gaming (based by each Wright and Carmen Sandiego co-creator Lauren Elliott), however the “Vox” characters on the coronary heart of the undertaking aren’t new characters, they’re an existing line of NFTs, which include licensed tie-ins from stuff like Trolls and The Walking Dead. The Vox characters are bought by crypto agency Gala Video games, who’ve spent $25 million funding VOXVerse.

In an interview with Axios Wright barely distances himself from the NFT facet of issues, saying “I don’t actually wish to be within the enterprise of promoting NFTs”, and that his primary curiosity within the blockchain is as a result of “I wish to have safe transactions for content material creators”. Axios’ Stephen Totilo adds although that in this portion of the interview co-founder “Elliot amiably interjected that some facets of the VoxVerse undertaking technically are NFTs”.

You possibly can see the sport in motion, and listen to Wright discuss the way it all works, under.

The primary hyperlink within the description of this video is promoting NFTs

Look, perhaps Wright can lend a few of his magic to the undertaking and a few playable components—like the connection system—shall be fascinating. However I dunno, man, listening to him repeat all these hole blockchain gaming bullet factors, and searching on the sport in motion, the whole factor simply actually bums me out.

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