Today we’ve learned that the creator of Sims is working on a new NFT game called Proxi which invites players to explore their subconscious.
Video game designer Will Wright, known for creating legendary games such as “The Sims” and “SimCity” along with studio Maxis, is embracing Blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for his latest project.
It is an AI-driven simulation game called “Proxi” that is designed to take players on a voyage of self-discovery.
Wright’s first project since “Spore” (2008) has been in development for at least four years and maintains the level of inventiveness of his previous creations. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the designer has partnered with Blockchain gaming platform Forte Labs Inc. to develop Proxi, which will allow its players to create and monetize content based on their memory.
Your subconscious is Proxi’s stage
Developed by Wright’s team, Gallium Studios, the video game invites its users to create memories that they visualize in the form of 3D images, photos, videos in the form of NFTs. These memories, called “proxies”, are represented as bubbles within the game and ultimately serve to create a world, a mind. In this regard, Proxi is all about its users archiving their memories so that other gamers may know how they perceive and distinguish themselves from others.
In conversation with Bloomberg, Wright said he believes that people are their memories, but tackling that idea in a video game seemed a little scary.
“Learning about the world is not as scary as learning about yourself,” he commented.
The creator had already described the dynamics of Proxi on the project’s official website.
“This is in some sense a game of self-discovery, a game where we actually uncover the hidden you – your subconscious, your inner ID, and bring it to the surface, bring it to life so you can interact with it, you can play with it, you can learn from it and it can learn about you,” said Wright.
Kaiser Hwang from Forte said that the idea of Wright “is actually a really profound idea and it wouldn’t be possible without blockchain.”
Forte develops the blockchain infrastructure for video games. NFTs, which are scarce Blockchain-based digital assets, can act as deeds or property rights, allowing each player to have a stamp of ownership of their memories or “proxies,” which they will be able to trade within the in-game marketplace. Meanwhile, the blockchain helps protect players from piracy and provides the game with a secure infrastructure.
More about Proxi
Virtually all Proxi items will be able to take the form of NFTs that can be traded between users. Forte will allow users to buy the tokens directly with U.S. dollars, according to the report shared by Bloomberg. A Proxi community portal already shows some bundles of NFT collectibles costing between $10 and $50.
The first version of the video game will include only collectible tokens created by the game’s developers at Gallium, but as more players create memories, more items will enter the market. The official market launch of Proxi is expected to take place between October and December 2021.