• Bored Ape Yacht Club Artists Are Building An NFT Vampire Community

  • Bored Ape Yacht Club Artists Are Building An NFT Vampire Community

    One of the artists of the very popular Bored Ape Yacht Club has started another NFT club: the Sneaky Vampire Syndicate.

    The vampire-themed NFT project, which will let the public mint 8,888 NFTs for 0.08 ETH ($313) each over the next few weeks, has already attracted more than 12,000 fans on its Discord server after launching on Tuesday.

    Like the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, some of which fetched several million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction this week, the Sneaky Vampire Syndicate is a collection of generative cartoon portraits tokenized as ERC-721s. some vampires are rarer than others, and eight of them will not be generated. They were hand-painted by artist migwashere.

    Migwashere told us that unlike Bored Ape Yacht Club, he was part of a team of artists and this time he felt in control. “This time it feels more like something I created,” he says, although he says he still pitched some ideas to the team.

    The bloodthirsty group plans to release a 2D side-scrolling fighting game based around NFTs shortly after the drop. The game is being developed by indie game studio Static City Games.

    Lead developer Woof told us that the game “will be infinitely harder over time. Only NFT owners will be allowed to play. There will also be leaderboards about how long players have survived.”

    Players must use different equipment and attack methods to defeat hordes of vampire hunters, skeletons, zombies, and werewolves. The bite mechanic will allow players to steal lives from enemies, but in doing so, their characters will be rooted in place.

    The recent craze for incarnating NFT has helped projects like SVS and BYAC create visible online communities, blurring the distinction between fan clubs and share-based groups.

    Sneaky Vampire Syndicate will select 400 people who participate in the project on Discord or Twitter for a pre-sale, allowing them to cast up to two vampire NFTs before launch.The team is currently whitelisting 25-30 people per day.

    If the project takes off, rich people may be able to display their vampires as profile pictures on social media sites – although this status game will only work if ownership of the NFT itself can be proven. And, if one member of the group resells their NFT at a high price, the other members will likely appreciate in value.

    The team has planned several post-launch milestones. A week after launch, the project will offer NFTs to vampire owners for free. at a later date, the group will offer bats to holders – similar to how Bored Ape holders got free dogs, and later free variants of Ape. The team also wants to create a vampire lair community hub in the meta-ancient video game Sandbox.

    The unanswered question is what exactly makes the next hundred million dollar NFT project. If it’s the artists, Sneaky Vampire Syndicate’s style could have broad appeal. If it’s the community, its Bored Ape Yacht-style members club might fly. Of course, if it’s blind luck, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether SVS will prove to be a hit or not.

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