Many NFT collections using hyper-realistic 3D art will find it extremely challenging to execute. But one project called Cat People is out to show the crypto world that they will never have such an issue.
Cat People is a collection of 9,999 aesthetically unique, game-ready cats, greatly influenced by pop culture, streetwear, games and more. The art is made 100% in 3D. There is a story behind the art about the Cat People civilization from another galaxy, who discovered Earth with the human race wiped out whilst searching for a new source of energy.
The culture of Cat People and the humans are merged through remnants such as clothing. However, no attributes deviate from the cohesive, stylized 3D art. The 3D programs, Blender and ZBrush, were used to create the collection. And since the cats are uniquely made in 3D, they have also been rigged and optimized fully, which means that they are ready to be used in games. Collectors will be given the privilege to take their cats into the 3D space and interact with their art.
In the fictional world, the story of Cat People starts on the brink of an energy crisis on their home planet. The Cat People ventured out in all directions of the galaxy in search of the key to their salvation. Finally, they discovered Earth, slowly recovering from the destruction left behind by nuclear wars fought by humans. As a result of the nuclear fallout, a fish species had mutated throughout generations and evolved to discharge unlimited amounts of electricity, capable of powering cities and empires.
Despite using classic shapes to create the base look of the cat, with round eyes and plump cheeks, there is a unique character to each cat. The different outfit variations create differentiated creatures who speak to the observer differently based on their outfits and colors. The cats can wear viking helmets, spiked leather jackets, pirate hats, samurai helmets; so each cat jumps out in its very own unique way.
The team behind Cat People is looking at attracting game logic/asset developers and those who love cats and collect NFTs. Their ultimate goal is to create an NFT framework in which contributors and game asset developers can earn an income when players interact with their creations. In addition, they envision building a blockchain-powered, open-world metaverse, bridging players and creatives in a metacommerce ecosystem.
As their collection revolves around alien cats, the Cat People, they have and continue to attract those who love aliens and felines. They are also aiming to attract those interested in NFTs and aspiring enthusiasts who believe that NFTs have an exciting future in the realm of digital ownership.
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