While the metaverse is still a relatively new concept, there has been no shortage of projects capitalizing on the popularity of decentralized virtual worlds. But as dozens of metaverse games launch and fail, the truth about the latest crypto obsession is revealed – few are actually built to last.
This does not apply to Cross The Ages.
The project is difficult to define – on the one hand, it has the form of a metaverse running on NFTs. On the other hand, it’s unlike any other metaverse game on the market.
Speaking to Alex Fasel of Cryptonites at Paris Blockchain Week, Sami Chlagu, co-founder of Cross The Ages, said that this is not just another NFT project.
After a successful career as a studio head for Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox games, Chlagow managed to create an immersive universe that he felt GameFi lacked. With a passion for comics, card games and collectibles, he wanted to make the most of the virtual world by bringing it into the real world.
Chlagu explained that Cross The Ages is unique in that it is the only project that started its journey in the metaverse and then moved on to the real world.
This was made possible thanks to the close-knit community that has formed around Cross The Ages – Chlugu said that there are already more than 100,000 players in the game followers on Twitter. The book rendition of the game has been downloaded over 150,000 times since it was released for free in six different languages.
The community has gathered around a huge team that has been working on the project for almost two years. There are currently 150 people working on Cross The Ages, 80 of whom are designers recruited from the world’s most popular games and films, including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Matrix and more. Cross The Ages has expanded its writing team to 13 dedicated writers dedicated to creating a compelling story set in the CTA universe.
Chlagu said what makes this team stand out is the fact that it will retain its employees for another ten years.
It was this team that turned Cross The Ages into something more than just a GameFi project. Chlagu explained that the project originally wanted to add a virtual component to card swap games, but has evolved into a complete ecosystem with NFTs, comics, figurines, original soundtracks, and what he calls NFC. NFC are physical trading cards with embedded chips that offer their holders all the features of NFT.
“Cross The Ages is a bridge between the virtual and the physical,” he told Cryptonites.
What Chlagu and his team have built around Cross The Ages is more than just a physical copy of the game. He believes that the unique ecosystem will survive the market hype around the Metaverse and GameFi and offer users an experience unlike anything else.
“We don’t play to make money – we play and make money.”
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