To continue from yesterday’s post we’d like to highlight the next piece in our Async Collabs for Kitty Bungalow, “Pixel Story”. Led by veteran Async artist BlackBoxDotArt and set in a cute, cheerful backdrop drawn by PxlPet, this collaboration features Kitties drawn by DinziBR, TS Moreau, PX99, Metageist, BreadBreaker, and the CryptoKitties team.
Yes. You heard that right. The one and only Dapper Labs have partnered up with Async for this autonomous Async piece!
Their Kitty Layer is titled, “Pepito” and will be bundled with a with an exclusive 1 of 20 CryptoKitty for its first new owner! Armed with “Deal With It” sunglasses, a facemask, Pepito the Mascot is eager to spread good cheer and has some of the best emotes to communicate with (Eggplant, Rainbow, and… Egg?!)
We’re super excited to announce this partnership as it opens up more opportunities for Async Art to bring new forms of interaction and community engagement with other NFT projects. We can’t wait to see what other possibilities lie in wait for others.
Also making a special appearance are Async Founders-themed Kitties. In a rare moment of inspiration, BreadBreaker decided to immortalize our Founder’s team into Kitties to be auctioned off for charity. There may/may not be internal bets on who will go for the highest ;)
N0shot Kitty is reclusive and may lead an unsuspecting wanderer into one of his infamous Quests… you know, the ones you can’t seem to escape from! Conlan Kitty is colored with the Gangnam Neon Zone in mind, as well as his signature Buster Sword he likes to carry everywhere with him in Cryptovoxels. BreadBreaker Kitty can be found loafing around, but if you challenge her to a game of Hearthstone, you’re toast!
We are donating 100% of the Async Kitties proceeds to charity, as well as sending the first owner of each Layer a corresponding Cryptovoxels wearable. After all, if you own the Kitty Layer, of course you need to flaunt it with a 1/1 exclusive wearable!
In addition to the adorable cast, we have Pxlpet’s “Pxlcat” who fits right into the Pixel world. He enjoys sleeping in the sun and scrolling through Twitter (he thinks the logo looks delicious) with its owner. Most of the emoticons, the background changes, and the special effects for this autonomous piece were all drawn by Pxlpet.
A toothy smile floating in midair can reveal himself to be the Cheshire Cat, drawn by BlackBoxDotArt.
"Metacat" by Metageist transcends his own pixelated world and seems to be from another dimension altogether. "Cicerone" by DinziBR was named after an anime cat character with the same strikingly coloring from Neo Tokyo.
"Miaou" by PX99 can switch between a cat or a mouse. "QT" by TS Moreau was named after old style QT wallets, and is rumored to be a bit of a block(chain) head. "Black Cat" by MLBITY is a wise, sage-like creature that turns up sometimes and silently watches the rest of the villagers.
This happy-go-lucky tribe made of lovable pixel Kitties have so much to talk about and they manage to do so with a variety of colorful emoticons and poses. As their communications evolve and become more sophisticated, the inhabitants soon realize that certain combinations of emotes will unlock secrets within the Pixel world.
The autonomous script in this piece runs every hour to detect if special states are triggered.
To trigger a special state, two Kitties have to be in close proximity to each other. Two Kitties with the heart emote will trigger the Sun to transform. Two Kitties with an ETH and BTC emote will trigger a fight scene.
Due to the extreme amount of Layers in all the Kitty collaborations, we’re encouraging artists to auction off their Kitty during the entire week instead of the event weekend. Once their minimum reserve is met, they will start a manual 24 hr countdown to accept the highest bid. If a new higher bid comes in on the piece, the 24 hr countdown is reset, until the highest bid wins. (This is called the “Coldie” method and is widely used within the Cryptoart community).
For the 3 Masters, there is a hidden reserve price. Once met, we will accept the highest bid without a countdown or a grace period. If the hidden reserve price is not met, we will accept the highest bid on Sunday July 12th. All Master proceeds will be donated to Kitty Bungalow charity event. Learn more about the event here.