The Company Plans to Make 3D Galleries an Integral Component of HoK’s Upcoming Hyper-Realistic Metaverse Being Built on the Unreal 5 Engine
Vancouver, British Columbia – December 13, 2021 / Cision / – Looking Glass Labs Ltd. (“LGL” or the “Company”), a digital platform specializing in non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), utility NFT (“uNFT”) architecture, immersive extended reality (“XR”) metaverse design, and virtual asset royalty streams, is pleased to announce that all 809 holders of the Genesis Membership from its flagship studio, House of Kibaa (“HoK”), have received a selection of three NFT galleries through an airdrop-based method of distribution, which HoK has offered on a monthly basis to date as a form of added value to Genesis Membership holders. Each three-dimensional (“3D”) gallery allows its holder to display NFTs from linked wallets including NFTs by HoK, as well as third-party studios and other creators, in a hyper-realistic and interactive setting.
Each type of gallery has unique properties, which are described below:
- The Hive: a forest-based hanging gallery incorporating elements of nature;
- The Lava Temple: a floating gallery above an active volcanic region, providing a 360-degree immersive atmosphere; and
- The Neon Nexus: a hybrid warehouse gallery concept.
More information about the galleries, including animated previews in a metaverse setting, can be seen by clicking on the following link: https://drop.houseofkibaa.com/gallery/
In May of 2021, HoK debuted its Genesis Membership that enables holders to purchase HoK’s NFTs and receive new digital assets at no cost through periodic airdrops, which have taken place on a monthly basis to date. Initially, Genesis Memberships were sold by HoK for USD 500.00 each, which generated approximately USD 490,000 in revenues over a four-week period. As of December 9, 2021, HoK Genesis Memberships are being re-sold on the secondary market for an average value of 1.95 Ethereum each (or approximately CAD 10,200), which equates to a price appreciation of over 1,900%. LGL also collects a royalty of 10% in perpetuity on all secondary market sales of HoK Genesis Memberships.
Additionally, the Company is pleased to announce that HoK plans to launch its proprietary, next generation metaverse in the near future, which is code-named “Project Origin” and has the tagline “The Art of Future Living.” One of Project Origin’s features will be GALLERY; a function allowing NFT collections to be showcased in an interactive 3D environment akin to a traditional art gallery.
The “Hive” 3D metaverse-ready NFT gallery is one of three galleries airdropped to all 809 HoK Genesis Membership holders on record for the month of November 2021. Through a linked wallet, users can display NFTs in an interactive and immersive environment such as the hanging gallery shown above.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer of LGL commented, “With incredible engagement from the HoK community, including Genesis Membership holders, it has been a pleasure for us to airdrop unique new digital assets on a monthly basis to date, as a way of providing more value to our supporters and to enrich their experience with HoK, especially when our metaverse is being planned to launch in the near future. The NFT galleries are our most sophisticated airdrop to date, providing HoK Genesis Membership holders the ability to showcase their NFTs in the 3D interactive environment of their choosing. Our next airdrop is expected to be even more exciting, and we very much look forward to continuing our contributions to the dynamic world of NFTs and metaverse-based technologies as a leading digital platform.”
ABOUT LOOKING GLASS LABS
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Looking Glass Labs is a digital platform specializing in non-fungible token (“NFT”) architecture, immersive extended reality (“XR”) metaverse design, 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 completely sold out in just 37 minutes for total proceeds to LGL of $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 Unreal 5 engine in 2022.
On behalf of LOOKING GLASS LABS LTD.
Dorian Banks, Chief Executive Officer
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