Cosmize(Sandbox Fork) - Builders Program Application

Summary


Cosmize: Astar Native Metaverse Project, forked from “The Sandbox”

Key Essence

  1. Astar’s Merit : Get high buying pressure of $ASTR
    • A huge potential to get users outside of Astar community
  2. Future prospects: High Growth Expectation
    • We’re forked by The Sandbox. Its evaluation is $9B now, at max $25B in Nov 2021
  3. Feasibility: Having high technical skills and experienced team
    • Technical skill of our team is guaranteed not only by past achievements but also by WEF 2022 Technology Pioneer

Positive Effects of the Metaverse Project on Astar


We guess that Astar ecosystem is thinking that how to get users from outside the Astar ecosystem.

This project will be able to help bring in from the outside.

Why

  • Since DeFi and GameFi(like) have a different user base, we believe that by supporting and growing this project, we’ll be able to bring in many new users who are not currently aware of Astar

Story

  • Indeed, there is a huge chance that Astar will get strong IPs from other traditional Japanese company on board.
  • In anticipation of this utilization opportunity, preparations should be made now to increase the utility of $ASTR and places where IP NFTs can be utilized, namely the metaverse.
  • What we are trying to do is fork from The Sandbox on the ETH chain, and The Sandbox has recorded the highest valuation of $25B and is still recording $9B even in the crypto winter.
  • We have been in the VR business in Asia for almost 6 years, we believe that we have the capability and experience to develop The Sandbox on Astar, as our team is global in nature, yet highly technical (see below) and motivated to fully commit to Astar.

Metaverse Market


Assumption

  • On average, the size of the metaverse service accounts for about 2% of the chain’s valuation, but when the market is booming and at its highest live Nov 2021, can expect the average to be about 5.5%, rising to nearly 12% at its highest
  • Astar currently has a plan of $13B by the end of 2022, so let’s estimate about 12% of the valuation to be about $1.5B, or at least $260M~$400M if we use the average rate.

Cosmize potential with Astar growth

Chain & metaverse valuation

Reference : here

Target


Q2 (April ~ June)

  • SAFT : $1M valuation / $10M valuation (30 April)
  • IDO : $10M raising / $100M valuation (End of June)
  • Community : 70,000 users

End of 2022

Valuation

  • Astar : $13B
  • This project
    • Best : $1B~$1.5B ($13B*8%~12%)
    • Average : $260~$400M ($13B*2%~3%)

Product

  • Finish developing all functions that The Sandbox’s main functions;
    • NFT marketplace
    • Voxedit
    • Game Maker
  • IP’s world on Astar

Schedule Outline


March

  • Start developing

April

  • Website release
  • Simple roadmap paper release
  • Teaser promotional video
  • Partnership agreement with 3 most influential celebrities
  • Product design completion
  • Basic UI/UX & 3D art development
  • SAFT : $1M raising / $10M valuation

May

  • Complete Web with Token sell and Marketplace as coming soon fuatures
  • Professional promotional video making
  • White Paper release
  • Community building
  • Start Marketplace developing for LAND
  • Development for LAND

June

  • IDO on ArthSwap : $10M raise / $100M valuation
  • Complete Marketplace development
  • Release on Android, PC and Mac
  • Land will be accessible for limited Users
  • Marketplace development will be end

Q3 & Q4

  • Land Pre sale(Scheduled in July)
  • Release User-kit
  • Gamemaker α release for creaters
  • All tools will be completed
  • Community 100,000+
  • Strong marketing with all necessary actions

End of 2022

  • Complete all necessary tools for users

Reference : Product Roadmap

Link

Tokenomics


Total Supply: 3,000,000,000

Distribution

Token Emission

Revenue Structure


Transaction base (refer on The Sandbox)

Every transaction made in Cosmize (This project)

There’s 5% transaction fee which consist of several utilities:
→ 2.5% goes to Foundation (Development and Community Activities)
→ 2.5% goes to Treasury (Staking Pool and Funding for great art and culture project/creators)

Team


1. Main : Latest product demo Link

  • Users can enjoy with VR Headset, Smartphone and PC
  • This is the world for Rafi Ahmad (please kindly refer to deck I shared before)
  • From 0:50, this is the scene from a first person view. Showing how user actually interact with menu board in VR

2. Sub : VR project (2020) Link

  • VR project with some client in 2020 using our technology

3. Sub : Virtual YouTuber Link

  • Voice actress can perform virtual character currently, and in the future, artist and creator can have performance lively using this system and motion capture device
  • This v-tuber had collaborated with Japanese celebrity, Dewi Sukarno
  • This is Virtual event with Japanese Virtual Character, Fubuki chan

Achievement

  • 2021 : SHINTA VR selected as Oculus ISV Partner which allow us to become International Service Vendor for Oculus Quest (Meta Quest) along with hundreds world wide VR company in the world.

Experience

  1. They’ve been working in the VR domain for almost 7 years and have great experience and sophisticated technical skills on a global scale, as WEF’s track record proves
  2. SHINTA VR CTO - Andrew Steven Puika, who has graduated from RWTH Aachen in Germany with a master degree of Software Systems Engineering, has experience on Virtual Reality system since 7 years ago. He published two international papers on IEEE USA.
    • The paper tell about the SWIFTER. For text entry in immersive virtual environments, for which standard keyboards usually do not work, various approaches have been proposed. While these solutions have mostly proven effective.
    • Speech control in VR . Choosing an adequate system control technique to support complex interaction scenario

Members

  • Akira Sou - CEO
  • Andez - COO
  • Andrew- CTO
  • Members - 45 people
    • Tech : 32
      • VR engineers : 15
      • 3D engineers : 10
      • Application engineer : 2
      • Back-end engineers : 3
      • Front-end engineers : 2
    • Sales&Marketing : 8
    • Designer : 2
    • Backoffice : 3
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Looks great! Due to limited resources, we only support projects that can launch in the coming two months in the Astar Incubation Program. Let’s discuss about the Builders Program!

We are happy to support the builder’s program.
Let us know how we can support you so we can build the program around your application.

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@Maarten @Mingshi Thank you for reviewing our application. We are happy to join in this program and want to get support from your team like the following,

  1. Blockchain tech support (especially : smart contract review)
  2. Marketing support from Astar-side
  3. Connection support
    IP holders, celebrities, influencers and companies can be collaborated
  4. Fund raising support
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Thanks for your reply.

In the builder’s program, we can help you with creating a connection with audit firms for your smart contract review. We support building connections in our ecosystem, ask us in Telegram who you want to get in touch with.

Feel free to ask questions in our shared group on Telegram.

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Thanks for your support. That would help a lot. Our team members will update and ask you in Telegram.

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Hi there Akira,

Impressive with your proposal. By the way is there any connection between Cosmize with Ransverse and its VCG token on BSC?

Regarding the visual of the game itself, since Cosmize were forked from Sandbox, will it be like Sandbox look alike? Blocky and low poly (low entry barrier) or will it be sometime later let’s say you guys will be implementing an engine such as Unity in your metaverse? (high entry barrier for most users)

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Impressive with your proposal. By the way is there any connection between Cosmize with Ransverse and its VCG token on BSC?

→We don’t have any relevant between those projects.

Regarding the visual of the game itself, since Cosmize were forked from Sandbox, will it be like Sandbox look alike? Blocky and low poly (low entry barrier) or will it be sometime later let’s say you guys will be implementing an engine such as Unity in your metaverse? (high entry barrier for most users)

→Recently, We’ve changed our mind that we’ll be forked by Decentraland from efficiency perspective of technology. Therefore our image can be closer to Decentraland rather than The Sandbox.
If you have any questions to my answer, please let us know!
Thank you for your questions :wink:

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For me it is very nice from old school gamer’s perspective that your team picking up visuals more closer to Decentraland instead of blocky images from Sandbox. Others may disagree with me though :slight_smile: . Waiting for your pre-alpha mvp demo :slight_smile:

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