Petaverse Network is launching its first interoperable digital pets and intends to showcase them at Pocket Gamer Connects this month.
The group was founded by ex-Rockstar Games and 2K Games industry veterans Susan and Lee Cummings. Petaverse received backing through investments from the likes of Fabric Ventures, Animoca Brands, and many more.
Petaverse is intending to spark innovation within Web3 with a new ambitious project. The project will see the introduction of Petaverse’s digital pet cats, which are all unique in their own way. These digital pets will be 3D companions that users can interact with across various experiences. Not only is each pet physically unique but they also possess their own personality traits which alter their behaviours.
Digital pets for the metaverse
Petaverse’s co-founder and CEO, Susan Cummings commented on the new digital pets. “Our cats’ personality traits and physical characteristics exist deep in their metadata. The metadata is like the cat’s own unique (and infinitely reinterpretable) digital DNA. An immortal digital pet designed to take with you wherever you live your digital life, in a wide variety of games and experiences.”
Access to Petaverse’s Whitelist is gaining popularity within the Web3 space. The project supports augmented reality technology, with an app that accompanies each digital cat. The “meme-o-tron” app will allow the owner of a cat to bond with their new pet and capture pictures and videos. This augmented app means the pet can accompany you no matter where you go. The app will also support a function to share all of these captured moments on various social media channels.
Petaverse has also developed its digital collectible Right Agreement with a thoughtful and practical approach. Ownership rights play a central role in this Web3 project. Susan Cummings commented on this saying, “We have taken a sole licence approach to the rights agreement which means the owner has exclusive commercial and marketing rights to their unique pet. We will also be open-sourcing the agreement for other teams who share our approach to use, free of charge.”
An exciting platform
At Pocket Gamer Connects London, which kicks off on January 23 the team will be sharing details on the Petaverse tech stack, with free access. This is in the hopes of ensuring that teams will be able to cheaply and quickly build new experiences for Petaverse pets.
Our own Chris James, CEO of Steel Media commented on the upcoming Pocket Gamer Connects event. “This year promises to be the biggest Pocket Gamer Connects ever, cementing PGC as the biggest mobile games and entertainment event. There’s a larger than ever contingent for web3 and interest in blockchain.”
Speaking on Petaverse specifically James commented that “Susan will be showing developers Petaverse’s Unity-based tech stack – ‘Petacore’ and will explain how its digital collectibles bring pure entertainment, true value, and enduring utility.”