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Art festival in Decentraland by the Maff Metaverse agency

In December 2021, the Maff Metaverse Art Fest was opened in the Decentraland metaverse. Visitors could walk around the virtual park and visit unique art objects. From the article, you will learn what objects can be built in Decentraland and how to hold festivals in the metaverse.

Maff Metaverse Art Fest

In November 2021, the Maff Metaverse agency completed the first stage of the online hackathon in Decentraland. Over the course of 3 days, 18 teams of developers and designers built art objects for the metaverse. And then, from December 23, these objects could be seen by everyone.

Maff Metaverse Art Fest is a global event in the Decentraland metaverse. Users could walk around the virtual park and visit unique art objects, including: a black hole, a digital temple, an escape room, a museum of time, and a bithitter — a device for creating music.

Maff Metaverse Art Fest opening screenshot
Maff Metaverse Art Fest opening ceremony

The opening of the art festival took place on December 23, 2021. It worked around the clock for a month – until January 23, 2022. The festival was free to enter. Users only needed a computer and internet access. Details can be found on the festival’s official page on the Maff Metaverse website or on the event page in Decentraland.

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Art objects of the festival

At the festival, the participants of the hackathon from Maff Metaverse presented their art objects. Below we describe some of them in detail.

MATAECOLOGY.  It’s a game about separate waste collection. Users needed to manage to collect the falling garbage and properly distribute it among the tanks. And all this had to be done in a limited time. There was a planet in front of the tanks. Depending on the correctness of the player’s actions, it either took on a natural look or turned red. The art object was prepared by the Codepower team.

Video with the presentation of the MATAECOLOGY art object by the Codepower team (in Russian)

Beat-Killer. It’s a high-tech pyramid with neon lights and an animated balloon on top. The design is inspired by Freemason, cyberpunk and Undead Ziggurats from Warcraft 3. Users entered the pyramid through an entrance designed as a portal to the void. Visitors could play a rhythm game there. Upon successful completion, users accumulated enough points to receive a unique NFT. And if there were not enough points, they could still buy it. The art object was prepared by the Kamchadal team.

Video with the presentation of the Beat-Killer art object by the Kamchadal team (with ENG subs)

“Cyber Temple”. The art object is a puzzle game in the setting of The Matrix movie. Its main installation is a squid-shaped platform that can be controlled remotely using a control panel. The “Squid” could be considered as an art object, or used to create game mechanics. The creators of the project say they tried to make it “terribly beautiful.” According to their plan, users, at the sight of an object, should have intuitively thought about life and death, what is real and what is not. The art object was prepared by the Inception team.

Video with the presentation of the “Cyber Temple” art object by the Inception team (in Russian)

Museum of Time. This is a museum where users could travel through time using a special elevator. And at the same time independently choose which era to go to. When the elevator doors closed, the adventure began. In total, 5 eras were presented in the museum: “Stone Age”, “Ancient Egypt”, “Ancient Greece”, “Middle Ages” and “The Age of Discovery”. Each of them had interactive objects, such as drawing a sword from a stone or lighting a fire. The art object was prepared by the Neo Avangard team.

Video with the presentation of the Museum of Time art object by the Neo Avangard team (in Russian)

CryptoChess. The well-known game of chess, made in the style of cyberpunk. Instead of black and white pieces on the board, there are pieces made in the design of Ethereum and Binance. Here, users could play against each other, but not against the computer. The art object was prepared by the Verse Impact team.

Video with the presentation of the CryptoChess art object by the Verse Impact team (in Russian)

Non-Euclidean House. This is a quest that demonstrated the possibilities of non-Euclidean geometry. The user’s task was to move the cube from the shelf to the table. The players entered a small house, and found themselves in a large hall, with endless corridors and forks. The space was designed in such a way as to violate the usual physical laws. For example, simply bypassing a pillar could lead to new rooms in an anomalous way. The art object was prepared by the SHPUL’KE SQUAD team.

Video with the presentation of the Non-Euclidean House art object by the SHPUL’KE SQUAD team (in Russian)

NFT-gallery “Silent Witnesses of Time”. The creators described it as “an image at the junction of architecture and an art object.” Visitors climbed the steps of the pedestal to the object hovering 3-5 meters in the air above it. Having risen, they saw how the lower face of the object forms a funnel, which rushes to the very top. This is a portal — a transfer point to the inner space of the gallery. The art object was prepared by the “Space” team.

Video with the presentation of the NFT-gallery “Silent Witnesses of Time” by the “Space” team (in Russian)

METAMUSICSEQUENCER. This is a room with an interactive music sequencer where you and your friends could create your own music. And in the center of the room there was a 3D art object “Metatree”, which reproduced the music. The art object was prepared by the Invaders team.

Video with the presentation of the METAMUSICSEQUENCER art object by the Invaders team (in Russian)

“Air Hockey”. A simple and familiar game, located in a stylized location. The architecture of the building referred to the aviation theme. And on its dome was a fan from a jet turbine. The art object was prepared by the Metadreamers team. 

Video with the presentation of the “Air Hockey” art object by the Metadreamers team (in Russian)

Conclusion

In early 2022, the Maff Metaverse Art Fest took place in Decentraland. In the article, we showed art objects from it and talked about the festival program.

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Cover and illustrations:
Julia Chistyakova

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