The Spacestation team has so much planned that every time it feels like we’ve reached the conclusion of the call and covered everything there is to cover, Shonduras will drop another major nugget of utility embedded in the collection. Late in our call, he casually mentions an entirely additional NFT that all holders will receive: the capsule itself.
Essentially, when you buy from the machine, your item opens out of a capsule, and the capsule disappears. But what if holders got to hang onto their capsule? As a brand committed to giving the holders what they want, they’re doing just that. They’ll eventually airdrop the capsules back to all of the holders as separate NFTs, but now the capsules have been modified to act as transponders, communicating with the HQ. So hypothetically, they could send a message to all the blue capsules, asking users to claim some sort of merch or other benefit. Or maybe all yellow capsule holders will get invited to an event. The capsules get to become an NFT of their own, acting as the communicative link between holders and the Spacestation team.
“Quarter Machine doesn’t plan on generating revenue, but giving back to the community and building the studio,” Shonduras tells me. Jordan Nguyen, the brand’s creative director, shares another interesting aspects of the design of the tokens and how it can impact utility down the line. “We’re using a game engine to develop all the assets, so they’ll all be metaverse compatible,” he tells me. All of the tokens launched by Quarter Machine will be compatible with a vast array of metaverses, meaning you can take them with you into your virtual world of choice. Just a little bonus. Down the line, Shonduras tells me, “We can create a Pirate Island in Decentraland or another metaverse.” By utilizing a game engine, everything they’ve created so far—and plan to create—is already built for the metaverse.
I’ve seen a lot of projects and heard a lot of promises, but Shonduras and his team are not just talking the talk. Everything that they’ve promised to their community has either already come to fruition, or will be tangible within the next few weeks. I admire that they worked on the project for so long before going public, elevating their promised utility to reality, rather than just a hypothetical future.
“We have so many plans to build this community,” Shonduras grins to me during our call, overflowing with excitement around what they are building at the Spacestation HQ. I can’t help but grin too.
The author of this article is a Quarter Machine holder.