Cointelegraph has supported the capabilities of non-exchangeable icons for many years. As you’d expect from a leading independent digital media resource in everything blockchain and cryptocurrency.
But when a world-famous organization like the British Broadcasting Corporation enters the NFT market, it becomes clear how revolutionary this technology could ultimately become.
BBC’s first foray into NFT is a deck of digital trading cards that feature Doctor Who, one of the most beloved and world-famous TV personalities.
Of course, the BBC doesn’t make it easy, and quality is crucial to protecting such valuable intellectual property, found development partner Reality Gaming Group.
Each of the 200 hand-drawn artwork, covering characters, objects and scenes from the show’s entire 57-year history, had to be approved by various sources before its completion.
The web interface where card packs can be purchased today, December 7, have gone through a special beta. And of course, Cointelegraph was there to see what all the fuss was about.
After registering on the site, users can learn more about the game, view the entire collection (arranged by several major features), or dive live and purchase multiple sets of cards.
There are four types of packs available that contain five to ten cards each, with some ensuring that some or all of the cards will have one of the rare frame designs.
Collecting the card comes from these frames. There are an unlimited number of the main five frameworks, but a very limited number of seven foreign frameworks will only be available in the early stages of sales.
They represent strange characters from the series, including Daleks, cyber warriors, weeping angels, and Tardis herself. All presented in three dimensions, cards can be rotated to show artwork as well as frame.
Packs can be purchased with PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard, and with cryptocurrency through Coinify.
NFT collectible cards are not aimed at cryptocurrency enthusiasts, but are aimed at Doctor Who fans, although there will definitely be some coincidence. When registering on the website, users will have already created a personal wallet, and opening purchased card packages will place the cards in the wallet without having to understand the technology behind them.
After purchasing the packages, you will see them appear on the left side of the screen next to a bright purple swirl.
Reversing the beam turns it on its axis with another small vortex behind it, providing satisfying electronic sound. The click caused a pop of power and suddenly he grabbed me, causing me to leave the ceiling again before I gathered myself together and dragged it into the void.
The pack swells as the cards inside struggle to escape, then explodes when drawn into the void, revealing the appearance of the five cards or frames, I can tell.
Flying over the tires creates gorgeous sparks of particle motion, forcing you to stop and tilt the pointer slightly. If you click on each one, it will start spinning a sweet revelation with just a little bit of sparkle.
Attention to detail was not spared.
A dedicated card market will be launched in the first quarter of next year, and NFTs will also be opened for trading on Opensea.
But for many, the big appeal of these digital collectibles is that at the end of next year they can be used in a free turn-based tactical card game, where you will be fought on digital desktop computers with premium Doctor Who locations.
These building blocks should only care for future blockchain games about cards and nothing less than odd frames as they won’t affect gameplay. It was important to the BBC that this was not a win-win experience.
While the blockchain aspect is hidden in the background, the issuance of these collectible cards is sure to draw a flood of Doctor Who fans onto the NFT board. As fans of the science fiction show, you can imagine that many consider themselves tech-savvy and be curious to explore what other applications this magical new world can unlock.
The BBC is said to be very excited about this new era, and John Kavanagh, Director of Interactive Games and Games Licensing at BBC Studios comments:
“We have worked closely with the Reality Gaming Group to provide a great opportunity to collect, own these beautiful cards and use them for unique gaming experiences.”