This piece was published December 31st, 2022 on The Cryptonomist.
This week’s guest on the Cardano NFT Column is a cross-media, cross-chain Metaverse that is aiming to become the world’s first Enlightenment Simulator: Mandala Metaverse.
The previous guest was the most used NFT store on Cardano working hard towards supporting creators and building a great solution for users.
This initiative is a point of reference for NFTs on Cardano and every week or two we will invite someone to answer some questions and give us an update directly from within the Cardano community.
Considering that many of our readers are new to the crypto space, we will have a mix of simple and technical questions.
Hey, glad to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?
With a strong academic and experiential background in comparative mythology, the creators of Mandala are uniquely suited to be at the core of developing and producing this disruptive intellectual property. Imagine a cross-media franchise in the vein of The Matrix or Avatar that is imagineered to actually effect a real paradigm shift.
Currently involved with the project are Hollywood producers (including Kevin Foxe, executive producer of The Blair Witch Project), artists (including Disney and Pixar concept artist Bruce Zick and Adult Swim/SNL artist Tony Millionaire), writers (including veteran Marvel and DC writer/editor Stuart Moore), strategic advisor executives (including Nate Jones, former VP of Digital Games at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Brooks Brown, former VP of Digital Development at Lightstorm/Lucas Arts), and an online beta community of over 25,000 users from around the world. The advisory board includes Columbia University Professor Emeritus Robert Thurman, a longtime student and personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thomas Gewecke, former Chief Digital Officer of WarnerMedia, and Giedra Rackauskas, former President of Jim Cameron’s Earthship and production executive on the Titanic and Alien films, who was an early investor and adviser. Dark Horse Comics, IAMX, SingularityNet, MindMaze, and LionTree are strategic partners.
What is Mandala Metaverse? How are you implementing NFT technology in your project?
Mandala is the world’s first Enlightenment Simulator: a cross-media, cross-chain Metaverse combining Avatar NFTs with a geolocation AR mobile game + AAA Unreal Engine MMORPG, live-action TV series, and graphic novels (Dark Horse Comics).