Flovatar is a next generation PFP project based on Flow where collectors creatively shape their own unique characters. Participants will be able to choose their favorite combinations in seven main categories with over 3 billion different combinations. No more compromises between rarity and your individuality.
Flovatar was created for the community and was much more than a simple PFP project. Each Flovatar will provide its owners with additional benefits similar to the perpetual lease of a full commercial license. This means that the owner of Flovatar can independently carry out collaborations, sponsorships or commercial transactions. 90% of any potential income from these deals will be held by the owners of Flovatar.
1. Only 9999 can be released as an original series, and each of them has super powers.
2. Commercial rights license for your own Flovatar.
3. 1% lifetime fee for each secondary trade to the original creator of Flovatar.
4. Early access to the Stardust token ($DUST) and participation in the DAO.
5. Future airdrops, exclusive gifts and many future surprises.
Two types of packages will be available for purchase: Standard and Deluxe. Inside each set you will find one Spark needed to keep the Flovatar alive. They differ in the number of rare boosters and Flobit components.
The team wanted to make Flovatar as affordable as possible for the majority of contributors, so they decided to keep the standard package below the average price of many previous PFP projects, while the deluxe packages can be quite attractive to collectors. Each package will contain one Spark, ensuring a fair distribution for all participants.
Flobits can be added to your favorite Flovatar as accessories or to enrich the character's story. Unlike the main components, each Flobit is a unique NFT that can be applied to Flovatar but also traded on the Marketplace. They can be thought of as skins that you can change in a video game, but like NFTs, with the ability to apply multiple Flobits from different categories on a single Flovatar.
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There is no WhitePaper document on the site. Instead, here is an introductory article on the Medium blog. Thus, new participants can learn the features of the project. In the RoadMap section, a plan for further development is noted.
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The fully on-chain PFP where you get to create your own Flovatar from scratch!
Flovatar is the next generation PFP project built on Flow where collectors take the creative lead to shape their own unique characters. Participants will be able to select their favorite combinations across seven main categories with over 3 billion different combinations. No more trade-off between rarity and your own individuality.
While the fundamental value of blockchain lies in the finality of transactions (irreversible) and true digital ownership, there is no reason why NFTs must stay static and immutable forever. With Flovatar, you can create your favorite PFP NFT that speaks most to you, while still providing the collectibility factor thanks to varying rarity traits, and with the guarantee to be unique. With Flovatar, the signature and SVG art itself will live forever on-chain.
The immutable core of a Flovatar is just one part of the whole; the unique name bestowed, the environment (background), the accessories and tools all determine each Flovatar’s identity. The richness of their story will be determined by each and every owner who holds them over time, and they will carry the proud scars of every battle, the unforgettable memories of festivals attended, and friendships formed. They will be the subject of tales spanning decades if not centuries.
When you start thinking of NFT in these terms, then it becomes almost natural to give aspiring Flovatar owners the building blocks and let their imagination and creativity take from there.
If you want to see to believe, visit our Flovatar Builder page and have fun exploring all the crazy combinations!
The first building block of a Flovatar is the Spark of life that each future Creator will receive in their Pack or available via the Marketplace for secondary sale.
Spark is the essential element to give birth to a new Flovatar and will allow its owner to choose between all the wide range of Common traits for all the 7 main categories (Body, Hair, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Facial Hair, Clothing) before making a final decision and to set it in stone forever. Each Flovatar is guaranteed to be unique, so if a user tries to copy the exact components of an already minted Flovatar, the smart contract will simply reject the transaction.
If you are a collector looking for the rarest traits, then we have you covered. There will be some very exclusive traits that can be unlocked via Rarity Boosters.
There are four Rarity Tiers in total:
In order to use a Rare/Epic/Legendary trait on your Flovatar (like the Ninja clothing, laser sword or rainbow mustache for example), you will have to use a Rarity Booster of the same Rarity Tier to cover its cost. So for example, if you would like to create a Flovatar with 2 Epic traits and 1 Legendary trait, you would need to use 1 Spark (as always), and then also 2 Epic Booster and 1 Legendary Booster.
Within a Pack collectors will also find a variable amount of optional Flobit components.
These Flobits can be added to your favorite Flovatar like accessories or to enrich the story of a character. Differently from the main body components, each Flobit is a unique NFT that can also be traded on the Marketplace. They can be viewed like skins that you can change in a video game, but as NFT.
Flobits are divided into four categories, where the last one will be revealed after the drop.
- Accessories (sport items, tools, gadgets and more)
Each Flobit will follow the same four rarity tiers, which will impact the edition size of each Flobit. There are rumors going around about super legendary 1/1 Flobits out there!
Right at launch, there will be a dedicated Marketplace at Flovatar.com that is fully non-custodial and ready to be used after the unpacking. We predict many creators will be looking to get their hands on the additional Rarity Boosters needed to complete their ideal Flovatar or chase down the matching Flobits for that final touch.
In the Marketplace people will be able to buy and sell the following NFT:
- Rarity Booster (Rare, Epic, Legendary)
- Flobit component (Hat, Eyeglasses, Accessories)
- Full set Flovatar
For each sale processed on a fully minted Flovatar, a 1% Royalty will be paid to the original creator of that Flovatar. Yes you heard it right, Flovatar creators will enjoy a lifetime 1% royalty on secondary trades.
On any purchase processed on the Marketplace a 5% transaction fee will be applied for the service. Part of the marketplace fee will go to the project treasury to fund future developments and community initiatives (more info to follow).
It has been a month since we officially launched the Flovatar project. Within this short period, we successfully deployed a fully functional non-custodial marketplace, published a mobile app on the AppStore, completed our first special airdrop to all minted Flovatars, witnessed the Sparks floor raise more than 5x, and even had a coffee brand collaboration spearheaded by some of our community members. It is fair to say a lot has happened, yet it is just the tip of the iceberg compared to what we have planned for 2022. This is where the journey truly begins.
As we start preparing for the 2022 roadmap, it seemed the right timing to share with everyone in the community the vision we have for the future of Flovatar.
Before jumping into the main section, we also wanted to redefine what Flovatar is about. In our previous communications, we referenced Flovatar as a PFP project. However, we felt it was a bit restrictive given how dynamic and rich the project is from the start. We see Flovatar as an evolving ecosystem that will ideally bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3. It is also a bold take on IP creation and shared ownership. We envision a future spanning gaming, consumer goods, entertainment, education, and metaverse.
Of course, we could promise you the moon all we want, but if we cannot get the spaceship built or the fuel needed to get there it is all just smoke and vaporware. That is why the first major topic we would like to cover is how we are going to fund all the initiatives we have planned.
We have a long-term vision for Flovatar and that is why we are putting the money where our mouth is. 60% of the entire project revenue, including past and future drops and the ongoing 5% marketplace fee, will be allocated to the project treasury, the FlovaBank. FlovaBank is the wallet that holds the treasury of the project and one day it will be ultimately managed by the community via the DAO. The mandate is to finance initiatives that will help the Flovatar ecosystem grow or elevate the branding and prestige of the project.
The treasury will be used to cover the costs of production of new art pieces (Flobits, future series, and much more), salaries for new team members or collaborators, and more importantly, to finance community-driven projects that will help grow the project, positively enrich the ecosystem and bring value added benefits to all Flovatar owners.
Some examples of ecosystem initiatives that we would like to help bootstrapping include the creation of comic books using a selection of Flovatar characters, animated mini-series (e.g. South Park), educational content (e.g. Once Upon a Time anatomy series), 3d models that can be printed by anyone at home or brought over into multiple metaverses.
FlovaBank will be used also to fund collaborations with external projects, artists or blockchains, and anything that might ultimately benefit the Flovatar project as a whole. In the early stage, it is likely the core team will share a series of initiatives for Flovatar owners to vote in Discord, where a minimum of 5% of total owners vote is needed to validate the proposal and the majority of votes being in favor to pass. Over time, we hope the DAO can fully manage end-to-end all the initiatives.
Flobits play a vital role in the Flovatar ecosystem. Currently, they allow owners to give their Flovatars a whole new dimension and richness. Another advantage is Flobits allow owners to update the look of a Flovatar over time based on their personal preference, seasonality, or trend without having to create another derivative project.
While all that might already exceed what most PFP projects would offer, the truth is there are many more utilities we haven’t revealed yet behind Flobits. Below is a peek into some of upcoming developments we have planned.
Gaming is going to be one of the first strategic initiatives that we are aiming to kick off with a FlovaBank proposal. However, we have seen too many projects promising blockbuster, AAA style games that end up taking years to deliver and most likely still come below the expectation. For context, a traditional AAA game takes approximately $100+ million to produce. That is why for Flovatar we would like to take a different approach of delighting early on and then progressively deliver richer experiences.
The first few games released are going to be the very simple, leisure type, purely for fun purpose only and likely won’t have any utility embedded. In parallel, we are also planning to commission a few games in the mid-term that will incorporate Flobits as part of the game-play. The inspiration for these games is going to be retro arcade style: games that are simple to play yet hard to master.
A few concerns were raised from the community regarding the Flobits supply. While it is our intention to empower a healthy economy in the long run with scarcity in mind, we wanted to also share a bit of our philosophy.
The majority of Flobits should be easily accessible and relatively affordable to most Flovatar owners at the beginning of each collection drop. That is because fun and creativity are foundational components for Flovatar and Flobits play a big role in enabling all of that. At the same time, we are aware that the curation process might not be perfect and not every Flobit released will have similar popularity. So while we want to keep the supply relatively broad during each drop, especially with common Flobits, we want to also provide a way for the community to select over time which ones are worth keeping.
That is why we are planning to introduce an upgradeability feature for all Flobits. The way it works is allowing same tier Flobits to be merged together (burned) in order to produce a higher rarity tier Flobit. The resulting new Flobit would come from new designs, so they won’t impact the existing higher tier Flobits. It is still work in progress so details are subject to change, but just as an example, one might need to merge 10 common Flobits + $DUST in order to generate a new rare Flobit. Similarly, to generate a new epic Flobit, one would need to merge 10 rare Flobits + $DUST and so on. This mechanism will provide the community a curation mechanism and an opportunity to obtain higher tier Flobits that doesn’t involve trying to liquidate on the marketplace the undesired ones.
We want to preface by repeating that the project is only one month old. This means there is a lot that still needs to be planned out properly and important components like the $DUST token cannot be rushed. We are aware the community is eager to learn more about the token model, so we will try to share some high level thinking. However, please bear in mind this is far from the final draft and many details might change along the way. One thing is certain, most of the value will be accrued to Flovatars.
At high level, each Flovatar will qualify for $DUST distribution on a recurring interval basis. It is likely we will design for the distribution to last between 5 and 10 years. In addition to a flat amount, there will be some additional multiplier factors determining the total amount each Flovatar will receive periodically. One of these factors that we have previously confirmed is the rarity score. It is not certain, but likely there will be few other factors that might be applied as extra bonus that are yet to be discussed. The ultimate goal is to design the incentive in a way that ultimately benefits the ecosystem and economic stability in the long run.
We want to also briefly mention the various utilities we have planned so far. The good news is that the Flovatar ecosystem is an ever growing one, which means as new experiences are built on top of new, there is high likelihood new token utility will be introduced too. In no particular order, below are some of token utility for $DUST:
Naming the Flovatar
Creating a bio for the Flovatar
Flobits upgrade mechanism
Flovatar 3D upgrade mechanism
Special swag purchases
Participate in the Ultimate 1/1 Flobit auction
DAO voting participation
Flovatars are the real founders of the Flovatar World and for that reason they will always have guaranteed rights to vote in any DAO proposal. All minted Flovatars will have equal voting power, regardless of the rarity tier; after all, we are all equals when it comes to rights and decision making.
Additionally, $DUST owners will gain additional voting rights based on the amount of $DUST held. The rationale is that the token will allow the project to expand participation to a broader audience, allowing new members to participate in the decision making. It is likely we will consider a qualifying holding period in order to avoid short term manipulation.
We have successfully integrated the Emerald Bot in our Discord server to allow Flovatar owners the ability to verify their status and access exclusive sections and channels. This will allow a more representative voting in Discord, until the proper DAO smart contract will be ready.
We don’t want the DAO discussion to be taken lightly and we really want to think through how we will handle the transition from the current state to a fully autonomous setup. It won’t be easy and there will be a lot of trials and errors along the way, but we will definitely work very hard to implement it in the best way possible.
Marketing and Commercial Rights
Marketing is going to be a key focus for us in the coming months as the project grows. We will kick off an official job position as Marketing Director to help us launch various marketing initiatives and grow the project awareness across a much larger audience.
As mentioned earlier, we will use the treasury from the FlovaBank to seek potential collaborations with other projects, artists and influencers, integrate with key metaverse platforms and possibly bridge the Ethereum side too. All these initiatives will provide us many promotional opportunities to reach a broader audience.
Another key area of focus is going to support and amplify upcoming community projects to show how thriving our ecosystem is. We are also planning to build tools like a meme generator that could help us generate social buzz and show a glimpse of our community creativity.
Finally, another area that we will actively be looking towards, is the potential collaboration with other brands to eventually create branded Flobits collection drop. The opportunities are limitless and we welcome any community suggestion or collaboration.
As you can imagine 2022 will be a year packed with updates, challenges, and many other surprises we haven’t mentioned in this article. Our approach is to show by action and often prefer to under-promise and over-deliver. That is why sometimes we find it a bit challenging to decide what we feel confident sharing in advance.
At the same time we thought it was important to keep the community informed and share the vision we have for Flovatar in the long run. There are so many initiatives we want to launch with you all and we can’t wait to see what our growing community will also come up with by their own initiative. If what we have seen so far is of any evidence, there is so much creativity waiting to be unlocked.
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