Mark Zuckerberg cast as villain in NFT-inspired Web3 game
World-renowned young tech entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg has been featured as a supervillain in an upcoming Web3 game inspired by the NFT collection. The game is expected to release later this year or early next year.
While the news may not be mouth-watering for Zuckerberg, the game is sure to intrigue folks in the Web3 space. The Rabbit Hole will launch a game soon, featuring characters posing to defend Web3 against the corporate overlord, Metazuckbot.
The gameplay involves Metazuckbot who leads the ZuckCorp in the game where the gang of mischievous but cute bunnies from the My Pet Hooligan NFT collection play a vital role.
These NFT characters, depending on the storyline, were previously imprisoned and forced to mine Karrot but are now free. They roam the city alongside the former slaves of the villainous ZuckBots. ZuckBots is also an NFT collection that was released earlier this week.
Independent animation technology company AMGI Studios is behind the development of this game. The company has also received funding from Yield Guild Games, Emfarsis, Delphi Digital and BitKraft Ventures.
Its 50-person team is made up of developers who have worked on well-known games including Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, as well as working closely with artists and animators from Pixar and Disney.
Given the team’s background, the game looks promising. CCO and producer Luke Paglia said Zuckbot lore focuses on big corporations exploiting our data and preying on users to take advantage of.
Basically, with this game, “we tap into the ethics of what we see happening around us,” he concluded.
On the other hand, Zuckerberg is also actively working on his metaverse efforts. At the last Meta Connect conference, he said that a an open and interoperable metaverse is “better for everyone”.
He told his staff that Meta was in a “very deep philosophical competition” with Apple to build the future of the Metaverse. Obviously, Zuckerberg is well aware of his position within the Web3 community and there would be initiatives that will attempt to move Meta forward.
For now, all we can see is him being cast as the corporate overlord, Metazuckbot, which makes him all the more controversial.