Cardano NFT Column #029: Fast Society
This piece was published November 20th, 2022 on The Cryptonomist.
This week’s guest on the Cardano NFT Column is a project that is launching a Play And Earn (P&E) mobile game on both Cardano and Solana: Fast Society.
The previous guest was a project developing a P2E RPG-style autobattler game that cooperates with other NFT projects.
This initiative is a point of reference for NFTs on Cardano and every week or two we will invite someone to answer some questions and give us an update directly from within the Cardano community.
Considering that many of our readers are new to the crypto space, we will have a mix of simple and technical questions.
Hey, glad to have you here. Please introduce your team, where are you from, what are your backgrounds?
Hello. Thank you for the opportunity to talk, I am happy to be here.
The entire Fast Society team consists of people who belong to the Polish joint-stock company Oxygen, so most of our team comes from gaming. Although a joint-stock company sounds like a big corporation, we are a team of 30 passionate gaming people with a mission to innovate in gaming and web3. Oxygen, or — more specifically — its daughter company, Mousetrap Games, has been developing and publishing games for over 5 years.
I, as the Founder of Fast Society and CEO of Oxygen, have also been dealing with gaming for many years, although I derive from data analysis.
As a company, we have been gathering experience in the web3 industry for almost 1.5 years — Oxygen creates games for several projects, including CryptoDino. Thanks to this, we were able to get to know this market, get familiar with it, and gain valuable knowledge and experience, which allowed us to create Fast Society with a decent background behind us.
What is Fast Society? How are you utilizing NFT technology in your project?
If we want to concisely say, what Fast Society is, the first thing I have to say is a gaming project related to the NFT collection. Our main goal is to create a fun first but still Play and Earn / Play to Own game and embed our cars in it.
Well, speaking of cars — Fast Society is a collection of 8,888 NFT Muscle cars. They are hand-painted and extremely unique. More than 180 items fall into 20 categories — such as spoilers, wheels, wheel arches, emblems, mirrors, and so on. And these elements make up our cars.
But from the very beginning, we also wanted to give our investors some added value. Therefore, the perfect opportunity was when one of our shareholders came to us and said that he had a real 1969 Ford Mustang Mach1 that was once given to the founder of Woodstock. Well, we have this car. And if our collection is sold out, there will be a lottery in which one of the holders of our tokens will win the Mustang.
In addition, our project is cross-chain, because we will be pollinating both Cardano and Solana. And our collection will be split equally between the two chains — 4,444 cars on Cardano and 4,444 cars on Solana. This is a very unusual combination, but that’s what it’s all about — we want to innovate, and we believe that projects should work on different chains because at the end of the day we want to show the web3 market to as many web2 users as possible. We believe that our actions will appeal to the community.
You’re launching on both Cardano and Solana, can you expand on your choice and strategy? Aren’t you worried about the tribalism between the two ecosystems?
We know that making one collection based on two chains is unusual. Our choice is related to the fact that from the very beginning, before the start of the project, we were hesitating between these two currencies. Both Cardano and Solana have so much to offer, many advantages, and great communities.
We can see the great potential in both chains — for example, in Cardano more stability, and in Solana maybe better UX. And yes, of course, we recognize that these communities are not very fond of each other. But maybe they just need a project that will connect them. We believe Fast Society is a great place for both communities and our game will make sure that whether someone is a Cardano supporter, Solana supporter, or nothing and just a casual gamer, everyone will enjoy it. And we want to be available to the largest possible community. We want many people to visit the NFT world and our world, so, in our opinion, being on two blockchains is a great help, and it is certainly more “approachable” than just embedding on one of them.
However, I would like to point out that, as I mentioned: our collection will be divided in half. And so is our mint. The first part will be sold on Cardano and there will be 4,444 cars. Sure, our Twitter is one, and our Discord is one, but there will be two mints. For us, of course, it is a bit more work, because we have to put two separate pages for the mints, place NFTs on two chains, and so on. But we are sure that the collection and what it entails are so attractive to supporters of both currencies and that it’s simply worth doing.
So I think we are the place where literally everyone can find something for themselves.
There are many buzzwords circulating around the web like P2E (Play to Earn) and P&E (Play and Earn). Can you share your thoughts about this and how Fast Society is approaching the synergy between NFTs and gaming?
Fast Society will focus primarily on gaming, so this question is perfect. We are doing a fun-first game. NFTs are an enrichment to a well-forged entertainment game.
Generally, we think NFTs are great for gaming because players can truly own items gained through playing the game. The Mousetrap Games team that creates our game has also been working hard for over a year on the game for the real OG project on Cardano, CryptoDino. This game is already looking great, and the Dino tokens are a perfect match. We have already got to know this market (of web3 games) thanks to this and other projects that we supported, so we enter the synergy between NFT and gaming from the position of experts.
We call our upcoming mobile game Play AND Earn and Play to Own, not Play to Earn because we don’t want the main, and, I can say, the only goal of this game to be earning because we associate it with a poor production made only for making money. What is very important and we need to stress it properly — we want to get as many web2 players into the game as we can because the player base should be as big as possible, not only limited to web3 gamers. That is why we will create a mobile game — the mobile market is the biggest of all gaming markets. And we want to give all players real quality and great satisfaction/enjoyment/joy of the game — as we are used to doing with our games. Mousetrap Games already has over 50 games released, and they really know what they are doing.
That’s why our P&E game will be refined in every way so that every player, regardless of whether they have our NFT or not, can play it and enjoy it. However, the owners of our tokens who enter the game with their own car will be able to earn thanks to the game and will have more opportunities than people without NFT (but without affecting the balance in the game, from the perspective of web2 players), and a chance to participate in revenue share from the game.
Thank you kindly for your time. Any closing remarks? Where can people learn more about your project?
Thank you very much on behalf of the entire project, also for your time and this interview. We are glad that we can appear with such interesting artists.
We cordially invite you to Twitter Fast Society, where posts related to our project are published daily.
We also invite everyone to our Discord.
And of course, to our pimped-out website, where you can find all information about the project, including the Roadmap, Whitepaper, the “about the team” section, and much more.
Our Cardano public mint began on November 30th and is still ongoing.
Once again: thank you so much and… let’s ride!
Disclaimer: The opinions and views of the people interviewed are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Cardano Foundation or IOG. Moreover, this content is for educational purposes, it doesn’t constitute financial advice.