WorldWideWeb3 will allow players to become their Aavegotchi NFTs starting December 11th. The 2D metaverse already has integrations with other projects, such as CyberKongz and CryptoPunks, in addition to WorldWideWeb3 NFT projects. Once live, Aavegotchi NFT holders will be able to become their Gotchis in-game. The Aavegotchi integration marks the first cross-chain integration for the project.
WorldWideWeb3 (WEBB) is an in-development 2D metaverse based on Ethereum with its sights set on full interoperability with NFTs from many popular blockchains. A recent Tweet from the WorldWideWeb3 team announced the Aaavegtochi integration with a short teaser showing a Gotchi floating in the WorldWideWeb3 metaverse.
Currently, WorldWideWeb3 allows players to walk around a town as their chosen NFT avatar from any integrated projects or a standard white man. The project is currently holding a whitelisting event for an upcoming asset sale that requires players to navigate a simple yet fun stealth mission, and then take part in a Snake-inspired PvP contest, with the top 1,000 ranked players earning a whitelist spot.
You can go check out what’s available on the project’s website, just click Play and enjoy. I did not mind them taking a shot at Facebook (Meta) in the intro, or the Tron and Ready Player One references scattered throughout. It’s free to check it out and you don’t need any specific NFTs to explore the world.
The limited gameplay that’s currently available gives us a feel for what’s coming, and it seems quite promising. This new Aaavegotchi integration marks the beginning of the NFT interoperability that is central to the project. It’s the first in the series of additional blockchain and NFT collection support, but how will it impact gameplay?
What Does NFT Integration Actually Mean?
You don’t have to look very deep into WorldWideWeb3 to see they are heavily inspired by the Ready Player One universe. Rather than go the labor and graphics-heavy route of immersive VR gameplay, they opted for a 2D pixel metaverse. This stylistic choice sets the tone for perfect integrations with other projects that use pixel art NFTs, such as Aaavegotchi.
At present, NFT integrations allow players to see their precious NFTs walking around in a pixel world. It’s worth noting that the project that created the chosen NFT must specifically design a full-body version of your NFT to appear as an actual character. Otherwise, you’ll see the NFT as a profile picture with the generic body as standard players. The Aaavegotchi integration will feature a full-body character.
That’s only the beginning, however. WorldWideWeb3 aims to become an MMORPG that uses NFTs from a variety of popular projects to represent avatars, lands, items, pets, and even quests. The focus is to allow communities to exist and thrive within the 2D metaverse however they see fit. It’s easy to imagine a thriving Aaavegotchi community within WorldWideWeb3 where Gotchis socialize, shop, live, and adventure together (in addition to what’s happening with the Aaavegotchi project itself).
These integrations allow players to directly represent their NFT and their community within the game. It’s unclear if the chosen avatar will have any quantifiable impact on gameplay, but it’s easy to imagine potential mechanics related to which NFT you are currently using. Of course, the project is largely social in nature, so the way that you present yourself is itself a part of the gameplay.
What is WorldWideWeb3?
WorldWideWeb3 (WEBB) describes itself as an MMORPG metaverse game that uses NFTs for in-game avatars, lets, lands, items, and quests. Their virtual world will become a template for future projects, with core values to keep the space open for all and interoperable with as many other projects as possible.
In this world, you can play as you Punk or Bored Ape, and then use your Mooncat or CrypToad as a battle pet. The developers want to integrate as many third-party projects as possible. If you don’t have any of the supported NFTs, you can always play with a CryptoWeeb. Those are the native characters.