Oasis Digital Studios Exercises Option to Acquire 50% Ownership of Aftermath Islands Metaverse
Oasis will have the principal day to day control of all Aftermath Islands activities.
Bridgetown, Barbados / Malaga, Spain / Toronto, Canada – December 1, 2021 – Oasis Digital Studios Limited (“Oasis”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (CSE: LQID / OTCQB:LQAVF / FRA:4T51), a global blockchain, digital identity and fintech solutions company, is pleased to announce that it has exercised its right to acquire a 50% equity interest in its metaverse client, Aftermath Islands. The current owners have agreed to transfer all relevant assets to a newly registered enterprise in Barbados, with operations in the new entity expected to begin no later than January, 2022. Oasis and Aftermath Islands have previously agreed that Oasis will control all marketing and day to day operations and that arrangement will continue with the new entity. Under the terms of the arm’s length agreement signed on September 20, 2021 and amended to include the equity acquisition option on October 7, 2021, Oasis, based on performance to date, is paying nominal consideration, of 1 Euro, without any finders fees, for its ownership in Aftermath Islands.
As part of its agreement, Oasis will be granted up to 50 each of small, medium, and large virtual islands and will maintain an operational position in all islands issued by Aftermath Islands, maintaining an interest of up to 10% of all virtual island plots. Oasis will continue to retain up to 30% of the Net Margin (Revenues less Direct Costs) including sales of primary Virtual Land and items, a portion of land and item resales, and property management fees. The Liquid Avatar Mobile App is also slated to play a role to support digital credentials required to manage Aftermath Islands metaverse accounts and asset verification.
Aftermath Islands, together with Oasis will be part of Liquid Avatar Technologies’ digital innovation sponsorship of Los Angeles Comic-Con starting later this week, from December 3rd until December 5th with in-person attendance expected to be near the last pre-pandemic event which hosted 123,000 people. Liquid Avatar Technologies will be showcasing its technologies, programs, and partnerships with 1,500 square feet at Booth 1241.
Sales of Aftermath Islands’ Virtual Land plots and parcels continue to grow as several Phase 1 islands have already sold out and Phase 2 has begun rolling out. The Aftermath Islands platform is using Masscult’s Waxify, the Shopify app that will enable Aftermath Islands storefront to easily bundle and offer Digital Collectibles on the Wax blockchain. As part of its development and release strategy, a limited number of single plots of Virtual Land representing 1000m2 are available at introductory prices now starting at $45 USD, and larger limited parcels of Virtual Land starting with 4 plots and as large as 100 plots are also available. Virtual Land that is purchased will be automatically dropped into connected wallets.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Virtual Land releases, according to Aftermath Islands, consist of over 7,500 parcels for themed, community and estate islands, with a total aggregated available for sale listing prices of approximately US$3,100,000.
Limited brand and private island partnerships, like those recently announced with Vegas Island and Cannabis Cove, will allow consumer brands, entertainment, sports, Defi, fintech and other commercial organizations to build and manage their own experiences inside the Aftermath Islands metaverse.
Aftermath Islands is a planned metaverse, which will provide online users with theme-based first-person, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, quests, games, and integrated eCommerce activities, creating a virtual world supported by users and brands. Additional assets such as thematic dwellings designed for each island, community and estate are under development along with other interactive items which will also ultimately be available for sale as NFTs. All NFTs can be resold, at the discretion of the holder, using 3rd party, non-affiliated marketplaces, and private sale programs.
All Aftermath Islands’ players will also have access to create a Liquid Avatar account allowing them to manage their digital identity and certain ‘cross-over’ assets and activities connecting their in-game activities to their real-world activities and engagement. Potential opportunities include managing avatars including Meta Hero ProjectTM customizable and personalized avatars, items, integrated Augmented Reality (AR) events and programs, and purchasing conventional items like sneakers or trainers through KABN KASH and receiving exclusive bonuses, like matching digital assets for use in Aftermath Islands.
Aftermath Islands advises that in the coming months, updated white papers and technical reviews will be available, the initial governing council will be formed, and additional themes, new communities, and estates will open allowing players to own Virtual Land across a wide range of islands. For entertainment, financial, game, product, and other brands, select island environments will allow commercial operations and ownership, providing enterprises with the tools to create and support economic opportunities.
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About Aftermath Islands – www.aftermathislands.com
Aftermath Islands as first described in the initial whitepaper published in 2017 and then subsequently updated, was based on the premise of a water-world with islands that represented destinations in a global virtual game. Since then, the Aftermath Islands metaverse has evolved and now represents exciting themed based islands, communities, and estates where players can experience a wide range of adventures and opportunities.
In Aftermath Islands’ virtual world, users can buy, develop, trade, and sell Virtual Land (VL), property and assets, like buildings, crafted items, transport, and other items all through NFTs, a non-fungible token that represents the ownership of virtual and other assets. Each plot or parcel of VL is unique and owners get to choose what content they want to publish on their VL. This can range from simple scenery and structures to an interactive game, store, warehouse, dwelling, facility, or destination. Users can purchase VL as well as all other goods and services in Aftermath Islands with CREDITS, the current code name for in-game currency, fiat and other authorized currencies, coins, and tokens.
Aftermath Islands is a shared virtual world, much like the Metaverse described by author Ernest Cline in his science-fiction novels Ready Player One and Ready Player Two. Expected to launch mid-2022, Aftermath Islands’ platform will allow users to connect and interact with each other, create content, craft, participate in activities and quests and play games. Aftermath Islands will have a virtual economy where users can engage in a myriad of in-world economic transactions as well as monetize the content, items, quests, and applications they build.
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About Oasis Digital Studios Limited – www.oasisdigitalstudios.com
Oasis Digital Studios Limited (“Oasis”) brings together leading individuals and organizations in blockchain technology, computer graphics, augmented reality, entertainment, art, sports, gaming, music, media, comic book, memorabilia, and pop culture arenas to support the fast-paced and growing digital collectible and NFT marketplace. The Oasis business model is to create storytelling, experiential and collectible partnerships with artists, sports personalities, talent, brands, and commercial enterprises to create digital offerings and digital / physical product programs via digital collectibles and NFTs. Oasis uses multimedia, cinematics, animations, and other techniques to create unique products together with the latest Augmented Reality and virtual technologies to tell the Artist and Talent stories providing immersive experiences for Digital Collectibles and NFTs. The Oasis AR Enhanced NFT experience, powered by ImagineAR, will be available exclusively through the Liquid Avatar Mobile App, which features the ability for users to create digital icons that allow them to manage, control and create value from their biometrically verified digital identity, and is available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
About Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. – www.liquidavatartechnologies.com
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of Self Sovereign Identity, empowering users to control and benefit from the use of their online identity.
The Liquid Avatar Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play is a verified Self Sovereign Identity platform that empowers users to create high quality digital icons representing their online personas. These icons allow users to manage and control their digital identity and Verifiable Access and Identity Credentials, and to use Liquid Avatars to share public and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want.
The Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) has been developed to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies initially as a node on the Indicio Network. The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, DIACC, the Covid Credentials Initiative (“CCI”), The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.
The Company has a suite of early-stage revenue generating programs that support the Liquid Avatar Mobile App program, including KABN KASH, a cash back and reward program that has over 500 leading online merchants. In Canada, the Company also has the KABN Visa Card, a “challenger financial” platform that allows users to manage and control a range of financial services for traditional and digital currencies. The Company is currently exploring expansion of the KABN Visa Card program to other geographic regions, including the USA.
The Company’s subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios, is a creative and development agency that supports a wide range of artists, talent, and enterprises with Non-Fungible Token (NFT) solutions.
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol “LQID” (CSE:LQID).
The Company also trades in the United States, on the OTCQB under the symbol “LQAVF” and in Frankfurt under the symbol “4T51”.
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