As we all know augmented reality (AR) got, without question, its most important boost in terms of popularity and awareness thanks to Niantic Labs’ videogame Pokémon Go, based off of the popular series by Nintendo (via The Pokémon Company). Whilst some would debate the title as the best example of a AR videogame, despite efforts by Niantic in recent months to improve that part of the service, few would deny it has helped public awareness of the concept of AR no end.
As a result of the success of Pokémon Go, the idea of location-based AR mobile videogames has gained quite a bit of popularity and we’ve already seen a number of clones, or at least heavily inspired examples, of the concept come to be. Perhaps the most notable of these being Garfield Go. Now another location-based AR title is setting out to make its mark on the market with the launch of its pre-Initial Coin Offer (ICO).
Mossland might sound like an environmental themed videogame, but in fact its description makes it sound like a bit of a cross between the aforementioned Pokémon Go, Monopoly and Swarm/Foursquare. In Mossland you can acquire various virtual properties of real locations, these can then be sold, traded, liquified as an asset with the trading being done via cryptocurrency exchange. Players can also work on properties they own to increase their overall value, this is done by installing AR objects at properties. The more you ‘decorate’ the property the more valuable it will then become. The title will also use location-based P2P advertisement via Mossland’s new advertising platform allowing users to set AR advertising campaigns for locations through a simple interface after setting an advertising budget.
Developers Reality Reflection are looking to fund the title with this ICO using Ethereum blockchain technologies with a presale beginning on 29th January 2018 with up to a 50% bonus. It will close two weeks later at the end of February 11, 2018.
“Based on our accumulated experience on 3D digital human character development and an extensive research on VR and AR technology, we released many successful VR titles including a fun rhythm action game Music Inside and a futuristic multiplayer sports game Speedball Arena.” Explained Wooram Son, CEO of Reality Reflection. “With many new VR and AR devices introduced in CES 2018, we believe 2018 will be a great year for VR and AR contents market. That’s why we believe Mossland will be a great hit.”
- Start date: January 29, 2018 at 00:00 am UTC
- End date: February 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm UTC
- Token Name: Moss Coin
- Token Symbol: MOC
- Platform: Ethereum
- Total issue: 500,000,000 MOC
- Price: 5,000 MOC = 1 ETH
- Distributed by: Ethereum smart contract
- ICO page: moss.land
- White paper link: http://bit.ly/2DxIv3G
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMossland
- Telegram Channel: https://t.me/mossland
VRFocus will bring you more news on how the ICO has gone in February.