After much delay, presale minting for the HyperLoot Project has begun, and the HyperLootverse is buzzing with excitement for the impending public sale.
The HyperLoot Project first broke into the mainstream in September last year. The project met several hiccups along the way before it decided on a March 3 date for its presale minting. However, it ran into several other problems that derailed the expected launch date.
Finally, on April 2, the team announced on its Discord channel that it is finally ready for its presale launch on April 3 and the public sale today, April 4. The announcement was made official on HyperLoot’s Twitter page.
What Is HyperLoot Project?
The HyperLoot website describes it as “a layer-2 lego building block on top of Loot,” with Loot providing “the foundation of the items.” HyperLoot is the provider of arts and characters to use said items. So, to understand the Hyperlooyt project, it’s important to understand what Loot (for Adventurers) is first.
Loot is a project launched by Dom in late August 2021. It consisted of 8,000 NFTs stored on-chain and featured white text on a black background. These Loot NFTs, also known as “bags,” were in the public domain, and it was up to the users to determine the next steps. The Dom team explicitly said in a tweet, “No images or stats. Intentionally omitted for others to interpret.”
Following Loot’s launch was an outpouring of Loot-derivative projects that were primarily text-based interpretations of the project, which ultimately led to the creation of HyperLoot. The Thailand-based team that created HyperLoot’s vision was to give people the opportunity to visualize their Loot bags.
Renowned Thai artist Wanchana Intrasombat, who goes by his artist name Victorior or Vic, used his experience of 12 years as an art director, concept artist, and character designer to create all the gear variations inside the bags that can be used to customize a HyperLoot character. The premise behind this is not only to create compelling imagery that acts as a storyteller but also to eliminate the language barrier for players who are non-English speakers.
“People who do not understand English may not really understand what is inside the Loot bag they hold,” noted one of HyperLoot’s developers Thanakron Tandavas. “For example, many non-native English speakers don’t know what ‘war hammer’ or ‘grimoire’ even means. But if we can visualize those items, making them compelling and easy to understand, maybe we can reach more users and expand the Loot universe.”
What’s in Store for Holders?
There will be an initial supply of 20,000 NFTs. Holders of Loot, More Loot, or Genesis Adventurer can mint one HyperLoot for each Loot bag they hold. Minters are granted leeway when creating their NFTs—they can choose several customizations for their HyperLoot character.
The HyperLoot team has big plans for this project. The 2D visualizations and 20,000-piece NFT collection are only the beginning. Eventually, the team plans to model every HyperLoot asset and figure in 3D visualizations for Metaverse integration.
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