Some news from our side of the metaverse
With NFTs, artists now have access to a new medium in which to convey their work. Collectors, on the other instance, are now able to invest and appreciate art in non-traditional context. Aiming to bridge the fine art world as we know it to the NFT and crypto space is Hong Kong-based The MetaArt Club (TMAC), a digital art gallery.
TMAC’s collection comprises 9,888 NFTs by 35 international artists, all of whom possess distinctive voices and narratives. Among them are Chinese female crypto artist Liu Jiaying, Chinese digital artist Wu Ziyang, UK-Berlin-based crypto art trio Keiken, Danish multi-disciplinary artist Ditte Ejlerskov, Australian multi-disciplinary artist Jasmine Mansbridge, 3D sculptor and crypto artist Andrea Chiampo, American digital artist Eddie Gangland, Nigerian crypto artist Owo and English digital artist Harry Pack.
Created to highlight emerging NFT artists and their work, TMAC has released special-edition artworks. The virtual art portal is designed to cultivate a digital art eco-system, and foster “community, exclusivity, and loyalty with its VIP membership and The Metaverse Museum in Decentraland”.
Artworks in the drop of 9,888 NFTs at TMAC are randomly selected. Each collector will own a unique NFT, one with an element of surprise. The big reveal for artworks took place 48 hours after the initial launch or the moment when all TMAC NFTs have been sold. Each NFT is framed by a distinctive TMAC border. Collectors of TMAC’s initial 9,888 NFTs gain access to exclusive TMAC artwork drops in the future, placing consistent attention on the artists and their bodies of work.
What happens in TipsyVerse stays in TipsyVerse
Another metaverse destination that’s TipsyVerse, likened to a virtual version of Las Vegas, could be a worthy rival of the super popular Decentraland. A virtual blockchain world, TipsyVerse is styled as a luxury locale for scene makers who order virtual cocktails and bottles of Champagne at bars and clubs. It is touted as a “social simulation game” that will evolve into a virtual reality paradise. VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 will let users get past the proverbial velvet rope.
So, visualise a world of real-life celebrities and DJs hanging out at after parties in TipsyVerse. Imagine gaining access to front-row seats, private member clubs and parties of the metaverse. TipsyVerse’s creators envision “an immersive VR escapade” that offers “unparalleled audio experiences, while research and development into bodysuits aspires to let users ‘feel their $tipsy chips’ in a game of roulette or baccarat”. The setting would be comparable to the game rooms at Las Vegas’ Bellagio, and according to its creators “will be fully compliant with government regulations”.
As in the real world, TipsyVerse provides some balance and calm to contrast the Vegas vibes. With $tipsy, users can pay for meditation sessions, take nature walks or amble with animals extinct in the physical world. Its creators have also programmed spa functions into TipsyVerse. For instance, through AR bodysuits, users may experience warm and fuzzy virtual spa treatments in the comfort of their homes.
Users in TipsyVerse will also be able to purchase, showcase and trade NFTs. Designer digital fashion collections will be available for the stylishly inclined to ‘wear’ in TipsyVerse. Taking the lifestyle element even further, designer homes and luxury vehicles will be retailed with $tipsy. If all of this sounds pretty out-of-this-dimension, then it’s time to be (virtually) thrilled with a visit to TipsyVerse when it launches.
This story was first published on Brytehall