Registration Opened on March 30, 2022 to Purchase 10,000 Pocket Dimension Parcels in the Project Origin Metaverse, of Which up to 5,000 Parcels Will be Sold to Allowlist Members on April 16, 2022 with the Remaining Parcels Offered to the Public on April 17, 2022
Vancouver, British Columbia – March 31, 2022 / Cision / – Looking Glass Labs Ltd. (“LGL” or the “Company”) (NEO: NFTX) (FRA: H1N), a leading Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token (“NFT”) architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization and virtual asset royalty streams, is pleased to announce that its flagship studio, House of Kibaa (“HoK”) will conduct its inaugural sale of a collection of virtual land assets in the form of up to 10,000 four-acre parcels (with each parcel being a “Pocket Dimension”) within a consumer-focused area of its broader metaverse, codenamed “Project Origin”, (the “Origin Metaverse”) from April 16-17, 2022 (the “Land Sale”). Pocket Dimension is fully customizable, metaverse land asset with ultra-realistic scenery that works across multiple NFT and blockchain environments.
The Land Sale will be conducted via a private offering of up to 5,000 Pocket Dimension lands for a fixed price of 1 ETH (or approximately CAD 4,250) to allowlist members on April 16, 2022 (the “Allowlist Event”) and then via a general offering of the remaining parcels to the general public via a Dutch auction for a starting price of 2 ETH (or approximately CAD 8,500), reducing 0.2 ETH each 45 minutes with a floor of 1 ETH. on April 17, 2022 (the “Public Auction”). Interested parties can learn more about Pocket Dimension via the following website: https://drop.houseofkibaa.com/pdimension/#/ .
The Origin Metaverse and its dimensions are a hyper-realistic digital world that is being built to offer users a premium experience on the latest version of Unreal Engine. Pocket Dimension will feature 10 different environments including Archipelago, Countryside, Dale, Dunes, Fjord, Marsh, Savanna, Tundra, Woodland and Zen. Each environment will offer users various forms of utility including but not limited to mining valuable resources, hosting events, renting out space, integrating custom structures and adding digital assets. Pocket Dimension will also be able to seamlessly integrate all of HoK’s 3D-ready NFTs as avatars in the digital world, as well as avatars those of its third-party clients including Bored Ape Yacht Club, Gutter Cat Gang and HAPEBEAST.
The Land Sale is being held amidst a booming metaverse property market. In 2021, property sales on the four major metaverse platforms – Cryptovoxels, Decentraland, Sandbox and Somnium – totaled USD 501 million, as per MetaMetric Solutions. However, in January 2022 alone sales topped USD 85 million, which places the metaverse property market on pace to reach nearly USD 1 billion in 2022, according to the same data provider.1 Beyond this year, according to Brandessence market research the metaverse real estate market size is expected to grow at a strong cumulative annual growth rate of 31.2% from 2022 to 2028.2
Each Pocket Dimension is a private space representing an area size of approximately 4 acres in which owners can visit, invite friends, display NFTs, create settings, collaborate with others or facilitate experiences through various utilities and uses. Parcels will provide their owners with additional unique benefits such as being blockchain agnostic with wide NFT compatibility (Polygon, Ethereum, Solana and NEAR), an extensive avatar system, a unique Non-Playable Characters host system, a comprehensive peer
to-peer marketplace, a substantial social currency ecosystem and more. Landowners will also have access to all of the broader suite of utilities that will be included in Project Origin.
The Land Sale is a foundational step in the Origin Metaverse becoming a hyper realistic virtual world with a functioning digital economy, which is expected to be operationalized later in 2022. It is the first opportunity for invited guests of LGL and HoK, community members of the Company’s NFT partners as well as the general public to acquire land assets in the Origin Metaverse. HoK also plans to conduct similar other land sales for business-oriented dimensions to provide companies or their brands with the opportunity to also establish a commercial presence in the Origin Metaverse.
As compared to Decentraland and Sandbox, Pocket Dimension offers new capabilities to go along with the classic utilities that metaverse users know and love.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer of LGL said, “In 2021, the metaverse ecosystem saw many new and eager participants enter the space in the form of consumer, corporate and institutional entities. As this interest has sustained and matured, building a long-term presence in multiple metaverses has become a strategic priority for many in 2022, with land ownership being at the forefront of this initiative. The current land race can be likened to the early days of the dot-com boom when enterprising first movers acquired domain names to stake their claims in the emerging digital space that would become known as the Internet. The same pattern is repeating itself with metaverse land, in my opinion, and I am excited that HoK has brought its Origin Metaverse to the point of launching its inaugural Land Sale in just a few weeks. We are optimistic that this will be both a major strategic and financial milestone for the Company.”
NFT Partners Supporting the Land Sale
Venly MetaRing https://opensea.io/collection/metaring
Playground https://opensea.io/collection/lamelo-ball-collectibles Curious Addys https://opensea.io/collection/catc
Sipher Sipherian Surge (INU): https://opensea.io/collection/sipheriansurge
Sipherian Flash (NEKO): https://opensea.io/collection/sipherianflash
ABOUT LOOKING GLASS LABS
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Looking Glass Labs (“LGL”) is a Web3 platform specializing in non-fungible token (“NFT”) architecture, immersive metaverse environments, play-to-earn tokenization and virtual asset royalty streams. Its leading brand, House of Kibaa (“HoK”), designs and curates a next generation metaverse for 3D assets, which allows functional art and collectibles to exist simultaneously across different NFT blockchain environments. HoK has successfully released digital assets to include GenZeroes, which sold out in just 37 minutes for total proceeds to LGL of CAD 6.2 million, in addition to a perpetual 5% royalty stream on secondary market sales. HoK plans to launch a hyper-realistic metaverse built on the latest version of Unreal Engine in 2022.
On behalf of LOOKING GLASS LABS LTD.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer
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1. “Metaverse real estate sales top $500 million, and are projected to double this year,” CNBC, accessed March 28, 2022, https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/01/metaverse-real-estate-sales-top 500-million-metametric-solutions-says.html
2. “Metaverse Real Estate Market is Growing at 31.2% CAGR to 2028 Says Brandessence Market Research,” GlobeNewswire, accessed March 28, 2022,