The NFT market is going through another major drawdown amidst the extreme price swings in top cryptocurrencies. With macro uncertainties, rising inflation, and the start of the FED’s monetary tightening cycle, the road ahead will be bumpy. However, the NFT market might play out a little differently. The number of unique projects with strong communities and teams has increased significantly since the start of the year.
Recently, we have seen the most anticipated NFT collection, Invisible Friends, go live. The entire NFT community loved the artwork, and we saw the floor price skyrocket to double digits on the same day of the launch. Few other notable projects that made their entry and surprised everyone was 3Landers, CyberBrokers, and Quirkies.
Further, we also saw major announcements made by some of the best NFT collections. NFT Worlds launched their new staking feature, making it the first-ever metaverse project to provide passive income via renting and staking. Speaking of making upgrades, Doodles created a one-of-a-kind NFT with Space Doodles integrated with the original NFT collection. The Doodles team aims to bring more people on their journey without diluting the value for the first collection.
My point here is that— innovation will continue in a crisis. We see mainstream public and large enterprises change their opinion about NFTs as they are constantly evolving. Most of them see long-term value in NFTs. So if you are someone who is exploring the NFT space, then now might be the right time to make your first purchase. Those who get in early reap the maximum rewards. To help you navigate through projects with the highest potential, we have listed the top 5 NFT collections launching in March. I hope you find something you like.
#1 KAMP KILMER- Val Kilmer’s Collaborative NFTs
Val Kilmer shares his story by launching a virtual community space called KAMP KILMER. It is a place for artists to come together, share ideas, and build something spectacular without limitations. Applications are open for all artists at www.KampKilmer.io.
Val Kilmer has always been a master at his craft and kept improving, be it art, movies, painting, or music. But when he was diagnosed with throat cancer, it was challenging for him to focus on creative work. The problem persisted even after beating cancer. His story was also made into an award-winning documentary.
Now, Val wants to spread his passion and love for creativity with a community full of actors, poets, artists, musicians, and many other creatives. To bring the community together, Val partnered with Galaxis. The first collaborative project that launched on KAMP KILMER is God Panels.
What stands out about this particular collection is that it is constantly evolving. There will be two main phases involved: genesis and expansion. In the genesis phase, the original pieces of Val Kilmer will be sold. During the expansion phase, artists get to collaborate and create new NFTs. Collectors of God Panels can forge their NFTs and receive a unique art piece with a different artistic style and vision.
Another collaborative NFT created by Val Kilmer is Love Heals Collage. The other artist who took part was Remo Camero. Collectors only had to pay for the gas. The mint price was zero. In the future, Val’s metaverse will feature more artists and add immense value to collectors and collaborators.
#2 Clementine’s Nightmare Unleash Phase 2
With the NFT market saturated, we keep coming across projects that promise player-owned economies and play-to-earn mechanics. Having such highlights in the roadmap will help attract more eyeballs, but the majority of projects won’t probably deliver. Clementine’s Nightmare is nothing like that and brings a whole lot of uniqueness to the NFT space.
We have seen the first collection, Unleash NFT Phase 1, launch in February 2022. The artwork is remarkable, and we can expect similar things for the second collection. There are mainly ten characters in the game, with different properties and status levels. For reference, we can play the most popular strategy game, Dota. In Dota, players get to select their avatar, form a well-rounded team, and destroy enemies’ territory. Similarly, in the case of Clementine’s Nightmare, players get to use their NFT as the avatar and earn tokens for every win.
I choose this project not only because the art is very similar to popular video games, and play-to-earn is the future of gaming. I believe it is important to invest in projects that have a strong team with years of experience. The team behind Clementine’s Nightmare consists of people with decades of experience as developers and marketers. Zquestz has more than 25 years of experience as a developer and previously also worked at Coinbase. In terms of marketing, PetrolAd has got that covered. They have clients all over the world, in the likes of Netflix, UFC, Konami, and Amazon.
So the team is solid. Now, let’s see how the NFT holders will be rewarded. This is where Clementine’s Nightmare collection stands out the most compared to others who are doing multiple NFT launches. The team is going to reward all the early adopters and supporters of the project and aim to create a staking mechanism where holders get a 1:1 reward ratio. There will also be airdrops of INK tokens, the in-game currency. As the main game launches later this year or early next year, the NFT holders will be the first ones to have access.
In terms of demand for the genesis collection, we can see below that there are only 10% of the supply listed. Generally, this means that the community is in for the long-haul and believes in the vision of Clementine’s Nightmare.
Things you should know
Phase 2 Launch- April 7th
Mint Price- TBA
#3 Meta Mansions – A Chance to Win 800 ETH
Metaverse projects are now one of the emerging trends in the NFT space. Most of these projects launch a collection featuring different lands and real estate plots. There is no differentiating factor in terms of customizable features and token economy.
Meta Mansions has all the required out-of-the-box elements to build a sustainable residence on the Ethereum blockchain. There will be a total of 88,000 plots inside the metaverse, with 80,000 of them being commercial plots. The rest will be for residents to live in Meta Mansions.
The value proposition for owning a Meta Mansion can be broken down into three things. One, you get to customize your Meta Mansion with the available creator tools. Two, you can earn active and passive income by hosting events, advertising, sponsorships, and many other business services. Finally, you get priority access to all the events reserved for the Meta Mansion community. In addition, if you own a residential plot, you can also buy the commercial plot at a discounted price.
In terms of rarity, there are thirty unique bases and more than 100 generative attributes. As we can see in the image below, each Mansion is distinct and appealing to the eye.
Now, let us get to the 800 ETH reward. Meta Mansion will reward 12 NFT holders a total of 888 ETH. They will randomly pick the winners at a live event. The team also assured the community a team member can’t win the giveaway, as their wallet will not be considered. So the first winner will win 800 ETH. Yes, a project is giving away close to $2 million dollars. The next eleven winners will be rewarded with 8 ETH each.
Things you need to know
Mint Price- 0.88 ETH + GAS
Mint Date- 18th March 2022
To understand the whitelist process, go here.
#4 Katana Inu
Though the astronomical growth of P2E games in crypto is unquestionably impressive, we still don’t have high-quality video games with built-in marketplaces and DeFi functionalities like staking. Katana Inu aims to change that narrative with its upcoming battle royale PC game. Many expect the shooting game to meet industry standards and gameplay on the same level as Apex Legends and Call of Duty.
Similar to traditional battle royale games, Katana Inu will also feature skins and in-game items. As it’s a play-to-earn game, players will be able to sell these skins on the cross-chain NFT marketplace built on the layer 2 Ethereum solution. The best part about the marketplace is that any blockchain game can use the same API and integrate its NFTs to create a secondary market.
In addition to high graphics and a robust marketplace, the game will also feature the Katana Inu token, $KATA. Most of the token supply is allocated for investors, teams, and business purposes. The rest (48%) is for airdrops, in-game rewards, advisors, and treasury.
The team also formed strategic partnerships with many well-known investors, including LVT LVT Capital, Stakes Capital, 2crazy, R-930, WeeHodl, Fish Dao, Vesperine Capital, 316 VC, Seed Thrift, OIG, Calvert Drive Ventures.
Things you need to know
Mint Price- 0.1 ETH For Public; 0.07 ETH For Whitelist
Mint Date- 15th March 2022
#5 Sol Realty
I believe the Solana NFT ecosystem will shine sooner than most people think. So if you are someone with a low budget, I would suggest exploring Solana NFTs. One I would suggest you take a look at is Sol City. With metaverse projects booming on Ethereum, I believe the same can happen on Solana.
The collection will have 3000 NFTs, with houses, clubs, and hotels inspired by popular cities, such as Miami, Mexico City, and New York. It also matters which type of NFT you own because there is a different incentive. For hotels and nightclubs, the revenue share will be slightly higher than houses.
Along with rewarding owners with $INCOME tokens, the team will also form a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO). Their main goal is to build the treasury with lands in different metaverses and establish a governance structure.
In addition to the DAO, Sol Realty is also launching staking features and a metaverse hotel project. The hotel will have a casino, nightclub, and a poolside bar. Owners will first have access to participate in tournaments and win exciting prizes.
Things you need to know
Mint Price- 2 SOL
Mint Date- 14th March 2022
The NFT space will always have opportunities for all types of collectors. What matters is you have to choose the right project. And what makes the right project is— a strong community, utility, and trustworthy team. I believe the projects mentioned above have those attributes and can’t wait to see how they turn out post-launch. If you want to know more about these projects, I suggest you join discord servers and reach out to people. It can give more clarity on whether you should buy or not. I hope you found something you like. I will be back with more weekly NFT lists. Stay safe, and never FOMO buy.
Born and brought up in India, Karthikeya Gutta is a crypto journalist and freelance contributor for ItsBlockchain. He covers various aspects of the industry with in-depth analysis and research. His passion towards blockchain and crypto ecosystem is mainly because he believes it can really change the world and help millions of people.
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