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This article serves as a central place for users to have some of their commonly asked questions about VOX answered.
Gala Labs is a group of creative technologists from around the globe, who enjoy exploring, stretching and bringing to life ideas that complement the ecosystem built by Gala Games. We are motivated to find new and exciting ways to creatively use blockchain technology to engage and reward the Gala Games community. We also help brand and IP owners get ready for a decentralized future!
What is a VOX?
Right now, VOX is a collectible NFT ERC-721 token - you may have seen or heard about others … punks, apes, cats, even pickles (yes, really!). Each VOX is programmatically generated and provably unique. No two VOX will look the same.
What is an NFT?
An NFT is a ‘non fungible token,’ a unique digital asset, that can be verified on the blockchain.
What is a VOX built on?
We built VOX to live on the Ethereum blockchain.
Is VOX just for the game Town star?
No. The inaugural series of VOX has been inspired by Town Star, but VOX has utility beyond it, including the future ability for owners to earn VOXcoin.
Does VOX have utility?
Gala Labs is committing to a VOX having utility. That means it will serve a purpose beyond just being a cute avatar that you can own and animate. A VOX will be able to lock up GALA and, in the future, by playing with your VOX, it will earn VOXcoin. We may also choose to add other neat utility to the VOX series as we go along!
What is VOXcoin?
VOXcoin is the coin that a VOX will generate (good name, right…). Your VOXcoin will be able to be used across the Gala Games metaverse. You may also be able to exchange your VOXcoin for other coins or currency.
Does the rarity matter?
Every VOX is unique, not just because of their metadata but also in the way they look. That said, some VOX are waaaaay more rare than others and when it comes to VOXcoin, the rarer your VOX, the more your rewards.
How are their traits provably randomly generated?
Each VOX starts with the selection of a class, and from there, the traits appropriate for that class get iterated through, making selections from the allowed options. Data is then compared to all other existing VOX to ensure it is unique. Each trait has a list of options to select from, either a color pallet (with a selection of colors designed to work together) or a group of specific choices, like hair styles or held items. As different classes have different requirements, some classes have different color pallets to choose from or lists of styles, and the generation took this into consideration. The VOX sold are picked from a large pool of created VOX as well - making your VOX that much more unique.
How are they provably randomly distributed?
Embedded in the VOX contract is a Provenance hash, an SHA-256 calculated from all VOX metadata, models, and images in sequential order. You can use this to prove that your VOX hasn't been rearranged or manipulated in any way during the pre-reveal period. When enough VOX have been purchased, and the “reveal” occurs, a random number will be generated using Chainlink VRF (https://chain.link/solutions/chainlink-vrf). This number is used as an offset to determine the actual VOX you get! There’s no way to know what VOX you’ll get.
Is this the only ever VOX drop?
No. This is the inaugural drop. More series will follow, the price of a VOX in subsequent series may increase.
Will any more information be released before launch?
No. This is all we can share for now. Gala Labs is very careful not to release information that may restrict the ideas and upcoming plans for games and other associated projects.
What happens if I can’t buy now or I don’t get one fast enough?
Gala Labs and its partners are working on several exciting projects, and there will be another opportunity to play with us very soon! So make sure you are on our email list to stay up-to-date.
Is each series unique?
Why have Gala Labs created VOX?
It started because Gala Games has the best community out there - for real. We wanted to create a character series that our community could adopt and use … then we decided an avatar just wasn’t enough. Our team owns some notable collectibles (including Crypto Punks). However, we wanted to do something more than repeating a formula - so we’re bringing VOX, avatars that de-fi, to the metaverse!
How many VOX will there be?
In this inaugural series, there will be 8,888 VOX.
What kind of VOX can I buy?
You cannot choose your VOX. Instead, the smart contract will mint you a randomly generated VOX based on the VOX programmatic model. The metadata of a VOX will be cryptographically verifiable based on the smart contract.
What do I have to do to buy one and what will it cost?
You will need to set up a Metamask wallet and fund it with ETH. The price of a VOX is 0.0888 ETH but you will also need to pay the gas fees required to power your transaction on the blockchain. You can find out more about that HERE .
How can I animate my VOX?
When you buy a VOX, you will get the FBX file. This is pretty darn cool as you will be able to animate your VOX and should be able to do some clever stuff with most model viewers … or 3D print it. Maybe one day, we will run a ‘how to’ AMA to share the great fun we’ve had testing FBX demos and playing in Unity!
How will I know how rare my VOX is?
Soon after your VOX is revealed, you will be able to see how rare your VOX traits are by using the ranking tools at https://rarity.tools/. Please note that Gala Labs is not affiliated with, nor does it have an influence on, rarity.tools. Rarity.tools provide its methods for ranking at https://raritytools.medium.com/introducing-rarity-tools-9b0138e992b3.
Will VOX be used in Gala Games or have its own game?
VOX has been built to function within the Gala Games ecosystem; we are big fans of interoperability. We have to make sure our Game Masters and our engineers are happy with plans before releasing any further details.
Do I have to be part of the Gala Games community to get a VOX?
No but you will need to have enough funds in your web3 wallet. However, if you aren’t already part of the Gala Games community, let us be the first to extend an invitation to join! Our discord GalaGames.chat is one of the nicest places to be on the internet, and if you believe in the power of a decentralized future, then games on the blockchain is a great place to start and be!