Japan is known globally as a derivative work force, with derivative works defined as creations such as manga or illustrations written by individuals unrelated to the original creator. As a force, Japanese content supported by this work occupies an important place in society, with secondary creation amounting to more than 10 billion yen.
The unfortunate truth is that while an illustrator or other creator may share their work on social media, such as a platform like Twitter, to boost its popularity, they will run the risk of modifying their work. Sometimes these efforts are malicious, resulting in an action that is likely to be blocked. For creators, this can be detrimental to one’s career, as they may never know when, where or who to duplicate their work.
Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) has prepared in response to this challenge by creating a mechanism that will enable gamers and creators to work together in a joint effort to make money through games. The mechanism called PlayMining, a leading non-fungible (NFT) gaming platform for the global GameFi industry, was launched in April 2020.
PlayMining was born with the goal of building a system that protects the rights and benefits of global creators from Japan and abroad while creating entirely new entertainment content.
Since 2018, DEA has successfully created NFTs of brand-new original artwork from over 100 creators, including some of Japan’s most popular manga artists.
The DEA takes a 3D approach to operating the PlayMining Economic Zone, focusing primarily on the issuance of the original token DEAPcoin (DEP), the creation and operation of the NFT marketplace for selling NFTs and the introduction of play-to-learn games.
Participate in creating content for mutual gain
PlayMining is based on the independently issued digital currency DEAPcoin (DEP). In addition to serving as a reward for users who play PlayMining games, the coin will also act as a payment currency for NFT deals in the NFT Marketplace.
Effectively, as PlayMining continues to expand into other use cases, the model will serve as a system to protect the rights and benefits of global creators from Japan and beyond, encouraging the creation of entirely new entertainment content.
Therefore, in the PlayMining economy, two main ways appear as opportunities to interact with creators and fans.
The first is “indirect interaction between creators and fans” mediated by games, as mentioned above, and the second is “direct interaction between creators and fans” in the PlayMining Verse.
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Ultimately, PlayMining Verse becomes a mechanism for creators and fans to co-create new content together. When the participants become the owners of the NFT of the land, the users will become citizens of the “Creator’s Nation” where they can participate in various activities and decision-making for the development of this world. In an early version, NFT for Earth was actually provided by Manga artist Fujiwara Kamui, a member of PlayMining Verse.
Override the exchange version
Earlier this year, DEA listed DEAPcoin on Japanese crypto exchange BITPOINT. The team shares “With people from all over the world, we will create a new era of entertainment economy where we can live freely”
Now, looking forward to the project roadmap, the team has a number of releases underway, including their game, Lucky Farmer (a coin pusher game), Cookin’ Burger (a multitasking cooking game), Graffiti Racer (coloring and racing,) and Menya Dragon Ramen , a brand new RPG / Ramen Shop simulation game.