Doki Doki Inc. has announced their first audio NFT collection in the Audio Metaverse – Crypto Fuzzy. This collection is compatible with the metaverse, where people can interact with the creatures in an augmented audio space known as a Cube.
This generative collection from Doki Doki Inc. comprises 1000 collectible, interactive audio creatures, each of which has their own Crypto Fuzzy name. To round out the collection, Doki Doki Inc. has included 30 rare Crypto Fuzzies.
“Crypto Fuzzies are only the first of many audio NFT projects that we plan to launch on the Audio Metaverse,” says Doki Doki CEO Takahito Iguchi. “These NFT collections will help us showcase the work of talented artists and give people who visit the Audio Metaverse more interactive features to enjoy.”
Each Crypto Fuzzy comes with a unique appearance and voice. Once each Crypto Fuzzy is minted, the owner gets an augmented audio space where they can interact with their Crypto Fuzzy in the Audio Metaverse. As the first works of art in the Audio Metaverse, the Crypto Fuzzies are taking audio to an immersive level.
In order to realize this project, Doki Doki Inc. teamed up with producer Daichi Hayakawa, who has been an engineer and music producer for over 15 years. Hayakawa is currently focusing on creating an AI that can write music on its own with deep learning. Doki Doki Inc. and Hayakawa have applied this experience to creating the generative Crypto Fuzzy NFTs for the Audio Metaverse.
Cubemint platform for creators
Crypto Fuzzy is just one of the projects Doki Doki Inc. is launching in the Audio Metaverse. Through the Cubemint marketplace that is set to launch in February 2022, Doki Doki Inc. aims to give creators the opportunity to create, mint and sell audio NFTs that can be used in the Audio Metaverse.
About Doki Doki Inc.
With offices in San Francisco and Kyoto, Doki Doki has been developing voice-based social platforms since 2016. In 2017, Doki Doki released the apps Baby and Ball, which were both early voice social networks. The next app they released in the U.S. is Dabel, a social audio app. On this platform, over 80,000 users have connected with other users they just met in live conversations. The team also has a strong focus on app accessibility, making sure users with visual impairments can enjoy the platform as well.
Doki Doki was founded by Takahito Iguchi, who has been a leader in the XR (Cross Reality) field. He developed the augmented reality app Sekai Camera and, later in 2013, the Telepathy wearable device. In 2019, Iguchi led Doki Doki in creating Dabel, before shifting the team to focus on the Audio Metaverse.