Singapore, 1 August 2023 — Oasys, the gaming-optimised blockchain, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its app that features OASYX Series 2: RYUZO, an AI Life Form Concept Non-Fungible Token (NFT) initiative, on August 2nd. This unique project is the result of a strategic collaboration with industry leaders Bandai Namco Research and double jump.tokyo.
In this sequel to the OASYX series, 10,000 units of 1st generation of “MARYU” (the equivalent of an egg) have already been airdropped to OASYX Series 1 holders, for eventual cultivation into a “RYU”. Upon hatching, the “RYU” transforms into a non-transferrable Soulbound Token (SBT), marking a notable progression in NFT development.
Innovatively integrating artificial life technology, RYUZO is co-developed by Bandai Namco Research and Attructure. The digital entity “RYU” will experience personality and ability modifications based on user engagement including activities such as stroking and feeding. This unique interactivity results in individualised growth patterns and outcomes for each “RYU”, providing a deeply personalised gaming experience. Beyond nurturing, the application will feature a mini-game, allowing users to race their cultivated “RYUs” and compete for the best timing.
Note : The nurturing feature of the application is scheduled to end around the end of July 2024 with the RYUs remaining active afterwards.
To mark the launch, Oasys is initiating a collaboration campaign with blockchain game “Brave Frontier Heroes.” Exclusive rewards and collaborative NFTs, featuring fan-favourite character “YATAGARASU” from OASYX Series 1, will be on offer. More details are forthcoming via official twitter and Discord channels.
Masayoshi Nakamura, CEO of Attructure, said: “In this project, we use a physics engine to allow “RYU” to try various movements and learn unique actions. By allowing users to race their “RYU” using newly learned movements, they can enjoy a fun gaming experience where they compete in nurturing methods and performance. We hope all users will experience the joy of raising “RYU” through various interactions.”
Hajime Nakatani, current advisor and former CEO at Bandai Namco Research, added: “RYUZO (龍造)” is a new project that explores the theme of “AI Life Form and NFT.” We are delighted to launch this nurturing application after months of development. To all the gamers eager to get a unique NFT and those excited about trying new things — thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience and have fun exploring and playing with RYUZO!”
OASYX is an NFT project for gamers provided officially by Oasys. Each series appoints a legendary creator as a supervisor, and plans collaborations with various NFT projects both in Japan and abroad. It plans to provide strong utilities within the Oasys ecosystem, such as integration with games deployed on Oasys and OAS tokens. The first series of OASYX, featuring unique characters drawn in a “cyber X Japanese” style and a collaboration with the popular 3D fighting game “Virtua Fighter”, attracted about 50,000 participants in total.
About Bandai Namco Research
Bandai Namco Research Inc. is an entertainment and engineering group that “creates excitement-engendering technology and new value” by combining state-of-the-art technologies like AI, xR, and IoT while drawing on the foundation provided by knowledge and expertise accumulated through production of entertainment in the various business domains in which the Bandai Namco Group.
Attructure Inc. is a company dedicated to exploring the concept of ‘digital life’ that emerges in virtual spaces by reproducing principles involved in life’s evolution, such as genetics and natural selection on a computer. We offer tools that allow anyone to easily create digital life and interactively enjoy its evolutionary process. Through such activities, we are working towards a society where digital life prospers alongside people.
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 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.