Barely over a 12 months in the past, an NFT known as Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, offered for a mind-boggling $69 million at Christie’s. One other one, dubbed Covid Alien, was purchased by enterprise capitalist Shalom Mackenzie for practically $12 million at a Sotheby’s public sale.
Whereas most creators within the house have backgrounds in digital artwork, just a few tasks have stayed true to custom, basing their NFTs on painstakingly hand-drawn illustrations. One such challenge is Jungle Freaks NFT.
This quick evaluate will take a look at Jungle Freaks’ options, tokenomics, and roadmap and hopefully uncover what makes it such a worthwhile challenge.
Jungle Freaks is a father-and-son NFT challenge set in a fictional post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. Nonetheless, one final holdout stays in Jungle Freaks’ zombie-infested world: the Gorilla Oasis. That is an island filled with genetically modified gorillas who’re so harmful and sensible that they’ve saved the zombies away.
The primary Jungle Freaks assortment, Jungle Freaks Gen 1, consisted of 10,000 zombie NFTs hand-drawn by former Hustler Journal cartoonist George Trosley. It was the primary really hand-drawn profile image (PFP) NFT challenge.
The journey of making the Jungle Freaks Gen 1 assortment began with sketches on tissue paper. As soon as Trosley thought the drawings have been adequate, he put them on a light-weight board and traced them to make higher variations. After precisely reworking the photographs to better-detailed codecs, he then transferred them to high-quality sheets of paper known as card shares.
The slightest mistake actually meant going again to the drafting board from that time onwards. If Trosley prevented making any errors, he may then proceed to color the artwork utilizing everlasting markers and colored pencils.
The ultimate course of concerned the elimination of white areas in the course of the digitization course of to make sure all the pieces aligned completely. Based on the Jungle Freaks crew, the whole course of, minus errors, was repeated greater than 220 occasions and as soon as for every trait.
The Jungle Freaks crew believes that this prolonged creation course of produces the very best NFTs.
The Jungle Freaks crew has determined to usher in a Brazilian artist, Andre Muller, to take over for Trosley. Muller shall be answerable for Jungle Freaks’ subsequent challenge, Fallout Freaks, set for minting on Might twenty fifth.
Jungle Freaks Motor Membership (JFMC) is the most recent addition to the Jungle Freaks metaverse. There are 8,888 hand-drawn vehicles within the assortment. They’ve 5 totally different physique types: Roadster, Large Physique, Cyber F1, J-Wagon, and Sizzling Rod.
The vehicles within the assortment may also have greater than 350 totally different traits and ranges that have an effect on how they drive, how briskly they go, and the way rapidly they velocity up.
Every NFT piece within the JFMC assortment serves as a cross to a number of play-to-earn (P2E) racing video games constructed on NFTWorlds and NetVRk.
The NetVRk sport shall be constructed on the Unreal Engine and have a number of vehicles with totally different attributes, benefits, and strengths. The sport may also characteristic a leaderboard, and gamers can have the prospect to win tokens, in-game gadgets, and unique NFTs.
The NFTWorlds model will leverage the Minecraft servers with the idea of a racing-style minigame involving 5 totally different automotive fashions, every with distinctive talents. The sport may also characteristic 5 racing tracks the place gamers can have the prospect to realize useful power-ups throughout races.
One of many 8,888 NFTs within the JFMC assortment can have a novel trait that can permit its proprietor to win a 2022 Tesla Mannequin 3 or its equal in Ether (ETH).
The Jungle Freaks ecosystem is powered by $JUNGLE tokens, which events can earn by proudly owning and staking Jungle Freaks NFTs.
Along with being a voting token for governance, $JUNGLE may also make it simpler to work together with the next elements of the Jungle Freaks ecosystem:
- JFMC Mint.
- Jungle Freaks Vox Fashions Mint.
- Jungle Freaks 3D Crypto Avatar Mint.
- Jungle Freaks Token Dashboard 2.0
- Assorted metaverse belongings and wearables
Beneath is a breakdown of the quantity of $JUNGLE that may be earned for each NFT staked within the totally different elements of the Jungle Freaks ecosystem:
- If you happen to stake 1 NFT within the Genesis Jungle Freaks Assortment, you’ll get 10 $JUNGLE tokens in return
- If you happen to stake 1 NFT within the JF Legendary Vault’s Mt. Freakmore, you’ll get 15 $JUNGLE tokens in return
- Staking an NFT within the JF Legendary Vault’s Creation of the Freak offers you 35 $JUNGLE tokens.
$JUNGLE has a complete provide of 295,000,000. The provision has been allotted within the following method:
- 63% put aside for staking rewards.
- 20% earmarked for neighborhood rewards.
- 9% went to the Jungle Freaks decentralized autonomous group (DAO).
- 8% for the crew.
The Jungle Freaks’ roadmap doesn’t give a lot away. It’s at the moment composed of eight broad milestones, two of which have already been achieved.
The remaining milestones embrace establishing an internet presence and constructing a Jungle Freaks metaverse.
Others embrace creating numerous generative tasks and constructing the Freak Labs, a sequence of top-secret plans set to be revealed sooner or later.