Reports said that the nonfungible token-powered (NFT) comic book project is spearheaded by an ambitious team of former game developers from Serbia.
It has been reported that the Web3 platform marries the ever-popular collectibility of comic books with the world of NFTs to establish the lore of a virtual tabletop RPG board game that is in pre-production.
Dušan Žica, the CEO and Chief Operating Officer of 2142, said that having worked as a copywriter and advertising director for 11 years, he switched to the world of video game development 7 years before the idea for 2142 was born in late 2021.
However, frustrated by the swathe of copycat collections in the NFT space, his team envisaged a GameFi comic book in which users mint, collect and compile panels and pages of the 2142 AD comic book series, starting with its first volume, before participating in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) to guide the course of the story’s progress and ending.
The report said that paying gas fees gives users a small bundle of free, randomized NFTs, providing the first pieces of the comic book puzzle. As Žica explains, users would need to purchase a total of 15 to 20 bundles to complete the first 34-page comic issue. These bundles might give a user 2 of the same panels or pages, but the ERC-20 NFTs can be bought and sold on 2142’s proprietary NFT marketplace as well as platforms like OpenSea, enabling collectors to complete comics.
“We’ve got different covers, which are based on random models, different characters and combinations. When you burn the whole collection of panels, you get one NFT issue. The issue should have inherent value because of that rarity.”
Likewise, seasoned comic collectors are accustomed to paying anything from tens to hundreds of dollars for the latest copy or rare issue of their favorite comics. One bundle of 21 NFTs will cost around $30 and users will need to acquire at least 15 bundles to receive an airdrop of a character, location, and item from the 2142 universe that can then be used to craft new, five-page spin-off webcomics based on the user's choices.
He further said:
“In this way, we are actually decentralizing and randomizing world-building, it’s a new concept, and we’re not aware of anyone doing that.”
Thus, he concluded:
“We’re in the process of pre-production of a CCG video game, as we all come from video game production backgrounds. It’s going to be a huge part of the pre-production, it can help us grow our community and enhance our world-building.”