No, it’s not the ‘Fed’ you’re thinking of. Metaverse developers, Polygonal Mind launched their latest game in Decentraland (DCL) on behalf of the ‘Federated Reserve Wish’ project. Featuring fountains of lava, piles of gold and the eccentric NPC ‘Uncle Crypto,’ the Federated Reserve is an intricate build that puts users on a treasure hunt for hidden coins.
Once you’ve explored the lavish treasure rooms, be sure to find those coins and throw them in the lava fountain. When you ‘burn’ your coins, you get to make a wish. These wishes are minted on the Matic network in the form of stylish NFT tickets. These tickets serve as your entry into a raffle for some DCL wearables. It’s free to play, and new prizes will be announced every two weeks. There are even special edition Federated Reserve wearables launching later this season.
The best part is that wishes are anonymously displayed throughout the building. Most are jokes, some are funny, but a surprising number are heartfelt wishes. When given the opportunity, users pause and ask themselves, “What do I want most in life?” Some wish for peace, world travel, a lost loved-one or simply “more bitcoin.”
The event went smoothly with over 100 global visitors across servers. Attendees who managed to grab a special POAP (Proof of Attendance Protocol), received VIP access to the penthouse and an additional coin to burn for wishes. The energy was wild as people rushed to find their coins and tossed them into the lava. Users gathered to read the wishes on the walls, sharing their dreams for the metaverse and showing off their new NFT wish tickets. The elegant (and slightly creepy) Uncle Crypto, watches over the hoard of treasure and is also minted as an NFT CryptoAvatar.
I asked Polygonal Mind CEO, Tox Sam, how the Federated Reserve came together and their latest utility NFT, The Wondertech Pledge. According to Sam, “The wondertech pledge started because we were getting a flood of people contacting us.”
Polygonal Mind has become a leader in metaverse development with projects in DCL, CryptoVoxels, The Sandbox, and Somnium Space. That’s an impressive feat for a small but powerful team. Their CryptoAvatars project has been very successful as well as their popular MetaTrip tour events.
To mitigate nonstop inquiries, they minted their service package as an NFT and auctioned it on OpenSea. The winning bid for the Wondertech Pledge was 6.3 ETH from the Federated Reserve. “It came with an unlockable […] and full services with premium features. The team really went all out,” said Sam.
From concept art to product launch, Polygonal Mind’s Wondertech Pledge is one of the most valuable utility NFTs out there. With droves of projects entering the metaverse, dev teams like Polygonal Mind become increasingly important. Not only do they expedite project onboarding, but they ensure a level of quality and attention to detail that have, thus far, led to some truly stunning builds and user experiences.