8Hours Foundation, the self-described “world’s first blockchain-enabled tabletop game console, where physical pieces come to life,” has announced the release date of VIMworld, its platform for collectibles and gaming with a focus on social interaction, according to a press release from the group.
This early access release will take place on August 21, and users will be able to access it via “the VeChain Mobile Wallet, Sync Desktop Browser, or Google Chrome-based browsers with the Comet Extension installed.”
Essentially, VIMs, the platform’s non-fungible tokens (NFTs), will attach to toys cards, in-game pieces, and other gamelike objects as they would if they were physical. However, each one on the platform will be unique to the player, much like CryptoKitties on the Ethereum platform.
Upon launch, VIMworld will offer the following features to its users:
- Viewing your VIMs
- Feeding your VIMs
- Viewing Treasures
- Manage your VIMs through the VIMventory
- Obtaining new VIMs using VIMdispenser
- Manage your EHrT, VET, VTHO tokens
On top of this, the platform will have raffles, prizes, community events, and so much more available to those using it during the early access period.
The press release describes VIMs a little more, stating:
“VIMs are unique as they double as a digitization and anti-counterfeiting solution for our partners. With VIMs and blockchain technology, we can deliver a digitalized solution that solves the business needs for our partners in the toy and collectibles industry, and eliminate problems such as counterfeiting causing billion dollar losses.”