SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 December 2022 - Oasys, a gaming-optimised blockchain built by gamers for gamers, today announces the launch of OASYX, the first NFT project built on Oasys' native blockchain, in collaboration with critically acclaimed game development executive, Yu Suzuki.
OASYX will create various NFTs in conjunction with leading creators, artists and developers hailing from established traditional gaming brands. OASYX's inaugural series of NFTs at launch will be creatively supervised by Suzuki and published by Japanese blockchain game developer, double jump.tokyo.
Suzuki is a renowned videogame pioneer and the former long-time head of SEGA's research and development team. He is an instrumental force for innovation in the Japanese gaming industry both technologically and culturally, and is best known for developing a number of SEGA's greatest arcade games, including the Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing and Shenmue franchises. A gaming industry heavyweight, Suzuki was the sixth person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame and in 2011, received a Pioneer Award from the Game Developers Choice Awards in recognition of his lasting contribution and impact on the global gaming industry. Suzuki is listed at #9 on IGN's list of Top 100 Game Creators of All Time.
Suzuki will oversee the overall theme and art direction of OASYX's first NFT series, alongside GODTAIL, a multi-talented Japanese digital artist behind various anime-themed artworks and designs. The first series involves the distribution of 10,000 original characters in a free-to-own format that will serve as a base for future metaverse avatars. In subsequent series, OASYX intends to introduce a wider range of NFTs with supplementary use cases, including new characters, fashion items, and in-game gadgets.
OASYX's NFT offers comprehensive utility to its holders, granting access to Oasys' expansive ecosystem. This will also include future collaborations with notable game projects as they join Oasys.
Daiki Moriyama, Director, Oasys, said: "As the Oasys ecosystem grows from strength to strength, we're excited to debut the blockchain's first-ever NFT project, centred on collaborations with a legendary game developer in Yu Suzuki. We look forward to bringing on more exceptional icons in our industry as we pave the way forward for the mainstream adoption of NFTs and blockchain gaming, with OASYX serving as an important catalyst."
Yu Suzuki added: "As the first NFT project on the Oasys chain, in which SEGA, Bandai Namco, Square Enix and other leading game developers are participating, we expect OASYX to provide a runway for the success of NFTs in the near future. We also believe that the management of world building in its nascent stages has meaningful value for both myself and this industry, and OASYX is primed to be a major initiative in finding original value in digital data."
The launch of OASYX caps off a remarkable year for Oasys, whose key milestones include the completion of a public token sale, a strategic funding round as well as a USD20 million private token sale. Oasys is also in the final stage of its Mainnet launch, first announced in October 2022.
Enjoying strong institutional support from its backers including the likes of Square Enix, Bandai Namco Research, Ubisoft, Netmarble, WeMade, Mythical Games, Com2uS and Yield Guild Games, Oasys remains fully focused on building its ecosystem and enhancing user experiences to shape the next generation of gaming.
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Oasys was established in February 2022 to increase mainstream play-and-earn adoption, and at launch, committed to partnering with 21 gaming and Web3 tech companies to act as validators, such as Bandai Namco Research, SEGA, Ubisoft and Yield Guild Games. Led by a team of blockchain experts and joining forces with the biggest gaming company names to serve as the initial validators, Oasys is revolutionising the gaming industry with its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based blockchain.
With a focus on creating an ecosystem for gamers and developers to distribute and develop blockchain-based games, Oasys solves the problems game developers face when building games on the blockchain. The trifecta approach of the fastest network powered by the gaming community, a scalable network powered by AAA game developers and the blockchain offering the best user experience with fast transactions and zero gas fees for users, readies participants to enter the Oasys and play.
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OASYX is an NFT project for gamers developed on the Oasys blockchain and published by doublejump.tokyo. Each series of NFTs on OASYX will work with a legendary game creator as a supervisor, granting comprehensive utility within the Oasys ecosystem, and will include further collaborations with renowned gaming companies as they get onboarded on Oasys.
Suzuki will oversee the overall theme and art direction of OASYX's first NFT series, alongside GODTAIL, a multi-talented Japanese digital artist behind various anime-themed artworks and designs. The first series involves the distribution of 10,000 characters in a free-to-own format that will serve as a base for future Metaverse avatars. In subsequent series, OASYX intends to introduce a wider range of NFTs with supplementary use cases, including new characters, fashion items, and in-game gadgets.
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