Singapore, Singapore, September 20, 2022, Chain Wire
On September 13, 2022, the leading blockchain ecosystem TRON and the APENFT Foundation jointly announced their plan to publish the game “City of Origin” in The Sandbox Metaverse Draft Gallery. This game was developed by blockchain technology service provider MetaFrontier and metaverse design studio MetaBaka.
Construction phase I of the game is complete. Upon entering via the Game Maker Gallery, users can explore the virtual city and enjoy the magnificent landscapes and unspeakable wonders. Phase II of the game will focus on developing the in-depth gameplay experience. Users can discover different types of bizarre events and hidden clues in the city during their exploration, and then piece them together into a magnificent and vivid picture of a utopia that vividly shows the charm of contemporary art.
Major buildings completed so far include TRON’s Gyro-Scope Headquarters, Crystal Tower, Downtown Public Services Building, Flash NFT Exhibition Hall, and the Star Loop, which encircles the entire city as a major air transportation hub. In addition, later urban planning aims to attract more brands and partners of the TRON ecosystem. Artists can build their personal studios here. Eventually, a wonderful virtual city will gradually emerge.
The City of Origin is an original, grandiose fantasy epic. The project, called TRON-Pixel Federation: Fall of the Core, is based on alternate historical locations with a science fiction and art theme. TRON owns a huge number of virtual lots the size of a city-state or a small country. Such a vast virtual space makes the existence of the TRON Pixel Federation possible.
When it comes to virtual cities, many might think of Liberland, a “cyber-urban” city designed by British architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects. The city of origin becomes another well-designed virtual city that breaks the laws of physics and has a very specific worldview. The city consists of a series of pixelated building complexes. The urban plan includes City Hall, commercial blocks, various shops, flash exhibition halls and art galleries.
Art is becoming an integral part of the city. The APENFT Foundation, which owns many world-class art collections, will also exhibit works by more than 10 top artists, including Beeple, Pak, FEWOCiOUS and Mitchell F. Chan. Any high-quality NFT project that has already started on the APENFT Marketplace can apply for an independent exhibition space. In the city of origin, users can admire the beauty of AKON’s music NFT, play online games with others in the WIN NFT HERO exhibition hall, or enjoy the fantasy world of NFTs in the business district.
The vast space, differentiated experience, and immersive stories of the TRON Pixel Federation will provide an innovative exhibition platform for digital art collections, making the Federation a wonderland of art and freedom. In such a wonderland, users will no longer passively view these works of art as spectators. Instead, they will actively participate, exploring fascinating stories behind the artworks and appreciating the beauty of contemporary art in the narratives. The city of origin is only the beginning of the story. As the game develops, more exciting worlds and adventures will unfold.
It is worth mentioning that the Art Dream Fund 2022 August Open Call, co-established by the APENFT Foundation and TRON, is in full swing with the theme “Post Human Age”. The winners have the opportunity to present their artworks and open their own studios in the city of origin.
We can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
About MetaBaka Studio:
The MetaBaka Studio team consists of young professional architectural designers, developers, original artists and other diverse professional members who graduated from pioneering architecture schools around the world. Examples include the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), UCLA Idea Campus and UCL Bartlett. Team members have worked in world famous offices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Gensler, Jerde G&D, Eric Owen Moss and many others. MetaBaka Studio members focus on research and exploration of metacosmic architectural design, digital design technology research and development, metacosmic fundamental cognition, creative tools and ideas.
About Meta Frontier Blockchain:
Meta-Frontier Blockchain is a blockchain technology provider based in Singapore and Thailand that is fully focused on providing clients with project planning and development services such as marketing solutions, meta-universe planning and on-chain analytics.
APENFT was officially registered in Singapore on March 29, 2021 and is powered by the underlying technology of the TRON blockchain, with additional support from the world’s largest distributed storage system, BitTorrent File System (BTFS). At the core of our mission, APENFT aims to facilitate the creator economy while catalyzing both financial and cultural inclusion into the Metaverse. Our vision is to seamlessly integrate the virtual and real worlds. The APENFT Foundation is the world’s first NFT art foundation to realize crossover purchases. Our goal is to bridge conversations between stakeholders in the traditional art world and the digital art community emerging around NFTs, promote inclusion and diversity, expand our multimedia audiences, and increase the engagement of all members. Going forward, our collection will be made accessible to the wider community through a series of curated online exhibitions in the Metaverse.
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About TRON DAO
TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet through blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by ER Justin SunSince the launch of MainNet in May 2018, the TRON network has continued to achieve impressive success. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of Bittorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services with over 100 million monthly active users. That TRON network has gained incredible traction in recent years. As of August 2022, it has a total of over 111 million user accounts on the blockchain, more than 3.8 billion total transactions, and over $13.2 billion in total locked value (TVL), as reported TRONSCAN. In addition, TRON hosts the largest circulating supply USD tether (USDT) stablecoin around the world and has overtaken USDT on Ethereum since April 2021. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-managed DAO. Lastly, the over-collateralized decentralized stablecoin USDD was launched on the TRON blockchain, backed by the first-ever crypto reserve for the blockchain industry – TRON DAO reservemarking TRON’s official entry into decentralized stablecoins.
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- Miles Wang