The purpose of this document is to publicly share our goals for Eon Rift and to give people who are interested in supporting us a clear picture of who we are, what our intentions are and how we plan to run our project.
Our founding team is made up of professionals with decades of experience and with successful careers. We are not here to make a quick buck. We’re here because we love being creative, we love making things, building things, and when we saw the potential that some new technology referred to generally as “Web3” came along, we saw this as an opportunity to build something new, where we could have a direct relationship with our fans, our supporters, and cut out the normal gatekeepers that, in the old way of doing things, would decide whether or not an idea would be supported, could move forward and be successful.
We asked ourselves what would it be like to build an IP like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today in Web3? How cool would it be if we could share our vision, share our work, and create a business model where our fans could also own a piece of the success of our project? We see Web3 technology in general as holding a ton of promise for enabling a framework for more direct interaction between fans and the projects they want to support and get involved in, and our guiding principles for using Web3 will revolve around ensuring there’s a real value add for our fans to using the technology, and not using it simply for its own sake or for hype.
We’re here to build something we’re proud of and that we love, that our fans will love, and that’s our mission, first and foremost. We’ve been funding it 100% ourselves, and we hope that we can build it to a point where others want to participate and buy a piece of what we’re building so that we can do this full-time. We’d love to build a billion-dollar IP, but we’re not willing to take a shortcut or create anything we’re not proud of to get there quicker. We think building quality products that have real value for our fans is the formula to succeed over time, and we’re going to stick to that formula to ride out whatever volatility and turbulence we encounter.
We’re starting with comics, because we love comics as an art form and we love the speed with which we can build the world we have in our heads and share it with our fans.
We love video and tabletop games, and we’re experimenting with how we can bring a quality gaming experience in both physical and digital formats that fits the world we’re building. A lot of what we’ll be able to do with video games will depend on how much money we can make from our project, or from investors, since making good quality video games is expensive and difficult.
That said, we’re lifelong gamers, and a great game that’s fun to play as a stand-alone experience is a huge priority for us. We’re not going to put out a crap game that relies on speculation or Web3 hype to get users. We do want to embrace Web3 in gaming for what we see as legitimate benefits — ownership of digital collectibles, transferability of said digital collectibles etc. So we will find ways to build great gaming experiences within our budget.
We love action figures and physical collectibles, so we’re going to be creating those as well. We’re excited about the possibilities and freedom of 3D printing, but we’re also going to be using more traditional casting methods once it makes sense for our scale and budget.
We love animation, and as soon as we can afford to will start creating short, episodic content as well. Our goal is to create a proper full season of animated episodes.
We love merch and apparel, and we’re going to be creating a lot of cool t-shirts, jackets and other merch consistent with the world we’re building so our fans can express themselves and show support when they feel like it.
We love the idea of things from the comics showing up in our games, and in our merch and collectibles, so expect to see a lot of lines crossing between comics, games and other formats. For example, owning a digital collectible character will have a certain % chance built into our smart contracts that your character will show up at some point in our comics.
How long will this take? We don’t know, but we do know we’re committed to building something we’ll look back at and be proud to have our names on it. We’d love to bring as many people along with us for the journey as there are that love what we’re creating and want to participate. So if you’d like to check us out, come along for a while, get involved and let’s build something that we can look back on with pride.
Team Eon Rift ✌️💗