1) For those who might not know, what is MintCraft, exactly?
MintCraft is an open platform to create NFT experiences. Use our simple building blocks to create crafting adventures, gamified NFT drops, randomized faucets and more. If you can dream up utility for your NFT, you can likely build it with MintCraft.
2) Where do you envision MintCraft fitting into the evolving NFT space of 2022 and beyond?
We think MintCraft could become the de facto platform for building the next generation of NFTs on Tezos. Why launch a vanilla PFP project when you can time your drop with a choose-your-own-adventure game where your fanbase sends its PFPs on quests, gains loot and crafts those items into rare goodies you dream up?
3) What was the impetus for your team to start working on MintCraft? What was the market gap you identified that you wanted to fill?
Over the last couple of years we have had the pleasure of working on some great NFT projects. We gained tons of experience but more importantly we saw a great need for NFT utility in the market. Some projects have done a great job of developing community around their PFP brand and thus remain strong, but many other projects have languished and dropped off from lack of engagement and thus, revenue. But adding any sort of utility to an NFT is very difficult today, which is why it’s seen as a distinguishing characteristic when a team delivers on their roadmap. The goal with MintCraft is to democratize rich NFT experiences. We plan to launch with capabilities that will allow creators to build complex story-driven flows, completely on-chain. As the platform gains support, we have loads of ideas for making it even more useful and impactful.
4) What can you tell us about the reasons you and the MintCraft team decided to realize your vision for MintCraft here in the Tezos ecosystem?
It wasn’t a hard decision given our deep experience with Tezos smart contracts and our relationships with the community. While we develop solutions for other blockchains in our company, Tezos is our first love. 🧡
5) How did you come into contact with Tezos Commons about this project, and what was it like applying for your Tezos Commons Grant?
Some community members encouraged us to reach out to TCF and I got in contact with a member of the TCF team. Applying was straightforward; we grabbed the submission form from the website and collaborated internally about our pitch. When we were happy with it, I ran it by my contact with TCF and emailed the submission over. One week later, we got approved. There was much rejoicing.
6) What’s next for Cody Mahan and the MintCraft team? Are there any other projects in the works?
Things move quickly at Coinonía! We have a big book of ideas to pursue internally, and we have more exciting projects we are working on for many clients, including Pixel Global
. We are committed to ensuring we deliver software