Vancouver’s Looking Glass Labs‘ and their flagship studio House of Kibaa (HoK) will soon be creating metaverse-ready 3D assets in collaboration with the well known NFT collections of Gutter Cat Gang and Bored Ape Yacht Club.
Looking Glass Labs is a digital agency specializing in non-fungible token (NFT) architecture, immersive extended reality (XR) metaverse design, and virtual asset royalty streams.
The concept of a metaverse, as an interactive virtual environment, has become increasingly popular in 2021 due to several of the world’s largest online and digital media platforms announcing plans to introduce a metaverse experience for their respective user bases.
With an industry-leading team of global 3D digital media artists and NFT architects, HoK has created significant value with the ‘drops’ of its GenZero and GenX NFT collections to date.
HoK will spearhead the architecture and design of Gutter Cat Gang’s Mansion, which is planned to be a virtual metaverse-based clubhouse for holders of Gutter Cat Gang NFTs.
As part of the agreement, HoK is providing creative services to Gutter Cat Gang, which include concept design, character modelling, and texture development for the Dog- and Pigeon-based subsets of the Gutter Cat Gang NFT collection. HoK will also perform ‘skinning’ and ’rigging’ services to prepare certain Gutter Cat Gang characters for integration into an avatar system that enables their use in a 3D metaverse.
With regards to the Bored Ape Yacht Club, HoK has completed a proof-of-concept for metaverse-ready 3D assets that are compatible with the collection of NFTs. Any holder of a two-dimensional Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT is expected to be able to utilize the equivalent 3D asset developed by HoK.
As of November 23rd, Bored Ape Yacht Club is the highest-ranking NFT collection on Rarity.tools with total volume value of more than 238,275 ETH (or approximately $1,310,147,634).
The Bored Ape Yacht Club collection is highly coveted by various communities and has transcended popular culture, spawning notable acquisitions by professional athletes and celebrities.