I’ll be honest, when I first read the news that someone was making the world’s first NFT-powered Escape Room, I thought it was a joke. But as I dug into the idea, I realized that they were conceptually onto something very interesting.
The project is Glitch and was created by an escape room company called Reason. Like all escape rooms, this in-person experience has a theme. In this case, attendees are transported to a futuristic silicon wafer fabrication plant. A glitch in their software has caused chip production to come to a halt. And the goal is to debug the system to bring the plant back online.
The theme is obviously relevant to the current chip shortage. But here’s where it gets interesting.
Their NFTs, called Codex, function as instructions that escapees must use to debug the system. Furthermore, there are 9,168 Codex NFTs… and each one of them provides a different set of instructions for solving the escape room.
Effectively, they’re using NFTs to change the physical environment of an in-person experience. That, my friend, is inspiring.
Although this project hasn’t gained much traction on sales, by now you know that NFT QT covers big ideas, not necessarily big numbers. And this is an idea that can be applied to so many verticals.
In the video below, we discuss how NFTs can be used to trigger different in-person experiences for people attending the same event.
What kinds of physical experiences could you see applying NFTs in a similar way? We’d love to know your thoughts on this idea considering the physical event space could use a strong rebound following the pandemic.
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