- Gripnr, the developer of The Glimmering, has partnered with Web3 entrepreneur Jimmy “j1mmy” McNelis to incorporate some of his owned Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT characters into The Glimmering as enemy characters.
- The Mutant Ape characters will be reimagined by Gripnr Lead Artist Justin “Angryblue” Kamerer to fit within the game’s fantasy world.
- Gripnr will release a derivative NFT collection based on the Mutant Ape characters, minted on Ethereum scaling network Polygon, and they’ll be featured within the digital tabletop game experience.
The world of NFTs is full of exciting collaborations and creative projects, and the latest partnership between Gripnr and Jimmy “j1mmy” McNelis is no exception. The developer of The Glimmering has enlisted the help of the notable collector and Web3 entrepreneur to bring several of his owned Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT characters into the game as enemy characters.
The Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT holders have the freedom to use their owned artwork in whatever way they please, which has led to a variety of diverse collaborations and derivative projects. McNelis’s Mutant Apes will now surface within the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired Web3 game, The Glimmering, as villains. The Mutant Apes in question will be reimagined by Gripnr Lead Artist Justin “Angryblue” Kamerer to fit within the game’s fantasy world.
We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with famed NFT collector @j1mmyeth to bring several of his Mutant Apes to The Glimmering. These new villains will take the form of a future Glimmering Mutant Ape derivative collection.— The Glimmering (@The_Glimmering) March 8, 2023
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Gripnr will release a derivative NFT collection based on the Mutant Ape characters, minted on Ethereum scaling network Polygon. The NFTs will be featured within the digital tabletop game experience, and players will have the opportunity to add these unique characters to their collections.
The Mutant Apes launched in August 2021 as a spinoff of the original Bored Ape collection. Existing Ape holders were granted a “Mutant Serum” NFT that would transform their existing artwork into a new NFT, plus creator Yuga Labs sold another 10,000 new Mutant Ape NFTs. To date, the collection has generated over $1.9 billion worth of trading volume, per CryptoSlam.
McNelis, the founder of the Avastars profile picture (PFP) collection and co-founder of the Gallery of Digital Assets (GODA) platform alongside musician Pharrell Williams, is a fan of role-playing games (RPGs) and the fantasy genre. The Mutant Apes seemed like the perfect fit for villains in a role-playing game, and he believes the Mutants look like bad guys, so the game is leaning into that.
The Glimmering is set to launch on March 30. Players must mint an NFT hero and can then play the online game, with all of their progress recorded on-chain. Users can also create their content within the world of The Glimmering and even receive royalties when it’s played.
Gripnr Lead Designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland told Decrypt that the Mutant Apes will fit well within The Glimmering’s fantasy world of Asuwa, which trades in supernatural and magical elements. The Mutant Apes will provide players with new challenges and enemies to face within the game’s narrative.
The NFT Revolution
The world of NFTs is constantly evolving, and the Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs are no exception. The original Bored Ape collection spawned the Mutant Ape spinoff, and now these unique characters will appear as villains in The Glimmering.
The Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs have been a popular and lucrative collection in the NFT space, and their collaboration with Gripnr for The Glimmering is a testament to the versatility of the NFT ecosystem. The partnership highlights the potential for NFTs to be used not only as collectibles but also as interactive assets within games and other digital experiences.
This collaboration also demonstrates the power of community within the NFT space. The Mutant Ape Yacht Club holders have been able to use their owned artwork in various derivative projects, and this partnership with Gripnr is another example of how NFT holders can work together to create new and exciting experiences.
As the world of NFTs continues to evolve, we can expect to see more collaborations and integrations between different collections, platforms, and projects. NFTs have opened up a new world of possibilities for creators, collectors, and gamers alike, and the future looks bright for this exciting and rapidly growing ecosystem.