How Asteroid Diner Uses NFTs to Create a More Immersive Show

Asteroid Diner takes viewers on an interactive and intergalactic journey 300 years into the future made better by NFTs.

A cartoon man at outer space looking at a spaceship Asteroid Diner.
  • Asteroid Diner is releasing an adult animated series. 
  • The team behind the series looks to engage its users and provide a more personalized experience through a unique approach to NFTs.

The NFT space is burgeoning with new ideas, changing how we interact with digital content. Whether it’s concert tickets, digital art, or games, NFTs are disrupting numerous industries with unparalleled capabilities. 

A prime example is Asteroid Diner, an up-and-coming animated series that takes viewers on an interactive and intergalactic journey 300 years into the future enhanced by dynamic NFTs. 

An Intergalactic Journey

Asteroid Diner, an eight-episode animated series following protagonists Dexter and Kita’s food truck adventures in space, looks to bring a fresh new concept to the sphere–an interactive series augmented by an unlock-as-you-go Web3 card game and NFTs that evolve according to the choices viewers make.

Set to debut in Winter 2023, the series, sharing similarities with the hit show Futurama, plans to immerse viewers into its characters’ journey using its NFT card game. Contraction will allow users to mint NFT packs and participate in new challenges as each episode airs, putting the player in the shoes of the main character.

The NFT cards will play a vital role in engaging Asteroid Diner’s viewers and creating a more personalized experience.

How to Play Contraction 

To play the game, users are required to mint a Contraction NFT pack on the Asteroid Diner website. Each pack encompasses five NFTs: one dynamic PFP NFT character and four unique NFT item game cards. 

The dynamic PFP NFT is the primary card in the pack and represents players’ journey throughout the series. After each episode, the PFP NFT will transform based on how players interpret the adventures and the cards they trade and hold. 

Alongside dynamic PFP NFTs are game cards. The game card NFTs consist of 70 unique items, with each NFT having 400 copies, resulting in 28,000 NFT playing cards in the game. 

As each episode airs, players will need these NFTs to find clues and solve riddles. By completing these tasks, players will gain a better understanding of which cards could help protect Dexter; from there, they can buy, sell, or trade game cards to create an inventory of the most suitable NFTs to help them win the game. 

According to Asteroid Diner, Contraction is limited to 7,000 players. The team has shared that they will mint an additional ten copies of each game card NFT before the series starts, allowing players to trade cards even when players aren’t selling them.

While the show is set to debut before the end of 2023, Asteroid Diner NFTs are expected to be available for minting by early September 2023. An exact date and set of rules will be announced on the animated series’ official Twitter account

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

One issue faced by shows with staggered release times often lies in struggling to maintain engagement between episodes. Asteroid Diner represents a refreshing approach that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with an immersive and rewarding experience that allows them to connect more closely to the show’s protagonist by giving them meaningful choices that are often lost opportunities in media.

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Insha Zia

Insha Zia is a senior journalist at DailyCoin covering crypto developments, especially in the Cardano ecosystem. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, he delivers high-quality articles with his technical background and expertise in data analysis and programming languages, aiming to educate and inform readers accurately, transparently, and engagingly. Insha believes education can drive mass adoption of the crypto space, and he is committed to giving DailyCoin readers a better understanding of the technology.