Shibuya Announces First External IP in Partnership with Steve Aoki and Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Shibuya will host first stop-motion short co-directed by a community of NFT holders
We're excited to announce DominonX: Level 2, the first external IP to launch on Shibuya's platform. In partnership with Steve Aoki (@SteveAoki) and Seth Green's Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, we are ushering stop-motion storytelling into the era of interactivity. NFTs provide a new way to create and deploy IP and a new tool to build direct relationships with fans, where they can feel much closer to the creative process and own a small piece of the worlds we create together.
ReplicantX PFP holders and White Rabbit Key NFT holders are invited to help shape the DominionX: Level 2 stop-motion short series. To participate in the interactive production process, ReplicantX and White Rabbit Key holders can stake their NFTs at Shibuya.xyz – each NFT counts as one vote.
Voting will begin on February 8th and continue for 6 weeks. Each week, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will release a new scene that prompts the community to vote on alternate endings. Once voting is complete, Stoopid Buddy will film the next scene based on real-time community input. Staking opens on February 6th; community member NFTs will remain staked throughout the 6-week production period.
As a reward for participating, voters will receive a memorial NFT of varying rarity at the end of the six weeks, depending on participation levels during the production process. By offering a chance to help write an animated series before it goes into production, this collaboration brings some of the most exciting aspects of Web3 to a narrative. Maintaining the incredible visuals from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and infectious music from Aoki, this is an exercise in community co-creation, uniquely enabled by Web3 technology.
"We're excited to see the first stop motion film co-directed by a community of NFT holders come to life. Our platform provides tools to close the gap between creators and communities, and ReplicantX is an exciting example of interactive content enabled by web3 technology." - pplpleasr
Seth Green, creator of Robot Chicken and co-founder of Stoopid Buddy, added, "As creators, it's thrilling to have these new tools to bring fans right into our writers room so they can participate in the creative process with us. The approach with Replicant X is designed to maximize fan input into the story, and more importantly, create comedic sequences that we would never have dreamed up on our own." - Seth Green
"Since debuting in my very first NFT collection, Character X has truly become my web3 ambassador. From his own blockchain short film to surprise appearances in other NFT collections, his journey in web3 has mirrored my own. I am excited to be working with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Seth Green as we guide Character X through this next evolution into Replicant X, bringing the community along for the ride." - Steve Aoki