Iconic artist Kenny Schachter strikes again, pushing the boundaries of the creative space by launching a forthcoming NFT art game, Pop Principle. Joining forces with digital art hub Daata, Schachter has shaped this gamified project on-chain, merging traditional and digital artists in a playful battle of dominance starting on May 18.
Bought to life as a response to resistance, conservatism, and a lack of acceptance in the traditional art world, Pop Principle is a unique competition that conflicts the existence between conventional art and artistic creations created on the blockchain. Marking the release of eight limited-edition digital assets, notable figures from the classic art milieu, Jerry Saltz, Yayoi Kusama and Larry Gagosian, are highlighted on one side. On the other side, digital art pioneers such as Beeple, Refik Anadol and Osinachi can be found. However, a neutral player in this battle, Hans Ulrich Obrist, immerses in this overlap.
Envisioning a peaceful environment whereby all artists share similar goals and intentions, Kenny Schachter’s game intends to override the fact that some people believe that NFTs have haphazardly created new foes in the creative landscape, over significantly trusting the potential of non-fungible collectibles.
Players, get ready as the ultimate contest between the NFT + Art worlds is about to commence with @kennyschac‘s → Pop Principle: The Art Game 🕹
Launching May 18th 2023 via @ourZORA! pic.twitter.com/69Ly5CO9tF
— daata (@daataart) May 16, 2023
Pop Principle’s Competitive Factors
One crucial factor determining victory in Pop Principle is the mint count of the eight NFT characters. Intensifying the battle and anticipation among collectors and gamers, the character holding the immense amount of mints collected during each phase becomes an opposing force as the rounds evolve. As such, the collector amassing the most significant amount of NFTs will win a physical sculpture to showcase their achievement, symbolizing success and dedication in the Pop Principle competition.
As competitors strategize and round the process, Pop Principle’s competitive dynamics ensure that each move and decision matters. Consequently, all hope is preserved for those whose chosen characters are not so triumphant: Pop Principle’s innovative redemption system allows “losing” gamers to redeem prizes when burning their tokens — enabling all players to win exclusive rewards and experiences as a testament to their support and participation.
Schachter’s impressive inventions do not stop there. Planning to expand Pop Principle’s roster of characters to 75, he is also working towards creating a video game where traditional and digital artists can engage by shooting paintballs at each other (but in the friendliest ways possible (of course)).
Pop Principle is set to debut at Schachter’s solo show at the NFT Gallery in New York, showcasing his eight playable limited edition NFTs. However, his upcoming solo exhibition at Francisco Carolinum Linz in Austria will showcase his broader vision, featuring his forthcoming blockchain project ‘Open Book’. Unfortunately, even scarce details are yet to be revealed.
Individuals can now look forward to Schachter’s upcoming NFT art game and how it unites artists with contrasting mediums in a state-of-the-art competition. The level of enthusiasm behind Pop Principle is already sky-high, and so are the stakes, captivating seasoned collectors and NFT newcomers alike.
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