ARTIFAKTS :

EMPIRES COLLECTION

         ARTIFAKTS is an ambitious platform established to develop aesthetic 3D generative metaverse NFTs that are interoperable across emerging virtual environments.
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         Our first NFT collection, EMPIRES, is comprised of 1,500 uniquely generated 3D assets. EMPIRES is inspired by artifacts of our physical world adapted to our digital future.  We combine our passion for reality capture in the physical world with novel processing algorithms in the digital world to create beautiful works of art that span both.

         Our aim for the EMPIRES collection is to create innovative 3D NFTs that owners will be proud to hold, display in virtual art galleries, and explore in emerging virtual environments.

ARTWORK

La Puerta de Toledo

Ciudad Real, Spain

Bajra Sandhi Monument

Bali, Indonesia

Linji Huguo Chan Temple

Taipei, Taiwan

Heddal Stave Church

Heddal, Norway

Torre de Aragón

Guadalajara, Spain

Rinsi Church

Muhu-Rinsi, Estonia

PROCESS

         Each EMPIRES collection NFT begins with a point cloud dataset that represents one of fifteen different real-world heritage sites spanning generations, geographies and civilizations.  We transform these point clouds via a randomized set of algorithms, and parameters to create a diverse collection of beautiful, unexpected and sometimes rare assets that are a hybrid between our physical and the virtual worlds.

Learn more about the collection and our process on our EMPIRES Collection page and FAQ page.

PROCESS

         Each EMPIRES collection NFT begins with a point cloud dataset that represents one of fifteen different real-world heritage sites spanning generations, geographies and civilizations.  We transform these point clouds via a randomized set of algorithms, and parameters to create a diverse collection of beautiful, unexpected and sometimes rare assets that are a hybrid between our physical and the virtual worlds.

Learn more about the collection and our process on our EMPIRES Collection page and FAQ page.

ROADMAP

EMPIRES Collection Launch

Our inaugural collection will establish the ARTIFAKTS core community and position the platform to achieve our vision of an interoperable metaverse future characterized by immutable ownership of beautiful digital assets.

Marketplace Listings

Soon after launch, ARTIFAKTS will partner with marketplaces of the community's choosing to provide exchange opportunities and rarity transparency.

Web Viewer Launch

We are developing a hosted web viewer that will allow verified ARTIFAKT holders to experience immersive 3D exploration of their assets in the web browser or using virtual reality headsets -- NOW LIVE!

Metaverse Interoperability

On an ongoing basis, EMPIRES NFT owners will receive 3D models of their assets tied to their original tokens or via new token airdrops in forms compatible with emergent virtual environments.  Holders of EMPIRES collection NFTs will enjoy priority access to future ARTIFAKT launches. Holders of complete sets within the EMPIRES collection (e.g., one of each model) will qualify for exclusive airdrops.

Step 5

Cross-chain Integration

We will continuously pursue opportunities to enable transfer of ARTIFAKTS across chains and platforms according to prevailing NFT metadata standards.

Cultural Heritage Preservation

A portion of proceeds from the EMPIRES collection will be reserved for donations to and partnerships with cultural heritage sites to fund preservation and to digitally capture real-world locations for future ARTIFAKTS collections.

QUESTIONS

ARTIFAKTS are inspired by the convergence of our physical world and the emerging virtual world.  We are combining our passion for reality capture technologies in the physical world with the explosion in computing power and novel processing algorithms in the digital world to create beautiful works of art that span both.
What is the inspiration for ARTIFAKTS?
Metaverse interoperability and individual self-sovereignty are core tenets of the ARTIFAKTS mission.  The emergent metaverse will exist across various decentralized platforms, chains and protocols.  We will forge the forefront of this evolution with beautiful assets that owners can proudly display, explore and interact with across various metaverse environments.
What is your vision for ARTIFAKTS?
Yes.  We will provide detailed rarity information soon after launch, but rarity of EMPIRES NFTs will vary based on the physical asset represented, transformation algorithms implemented, algorithm parameters, and color mapping.
Are some ARTIFAKTS more rare than others?
As current and future metaverse applications evolve, our priority is on maximizing ARTIFAKT holder's ability to display, explore and interact with their ARTIFAKTS across applications.  Additionally, we want to reward loyal members of our community. Holders of ARTIFAKTS or complete sets from the EMPIRES collection will get priority access to limited editions, future releases and access to members-only spaces in the Metaverse.
What utility do ARTIFAKTS have?
Metadata and media files for each NFT are stored on the Arweave permaweb, an immutable, decentralized data storage network. Unlike legacy cloud storage providers or IPFS, these files will exist and be accessible indefinitely.
How are ARTIFAKTS stored?
No, but we hope to partner with emerging game worlds to integrate ARTIFAKTS and provide in-game utility to owners.
Are you making a game?
Check out our FAQ page for more!