Night Run is a conceptual art project which includes a motorcycle video game, an NFT project about imaginary AI powered fashion houses and a series of videos documenting the creation process.
The Night Run NFTs will interact with the game by allowing collectors to make aesthetic choices which affect the experience of all players. This brings part of the audience into a collaborative role of helping to curate the virtual space of the piece. The elements collectors will be able to change will include the music which plays on that route, which collections of artworks are randomized across the billboards of the city and certain color choices in the environment. The choices collectors make are saved and replicated across everyone who plays the game.
Night Run by Matto (A film by Zora)
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The Night Run game is a minimalistic experience where you drive a motorcycle through a procedurally generated futuristic night time city populated with billboards displaying artworks. The game will be accompanied by an NFT collection which will be an artwork in and of itself, but also a component of the entire Night Run piece.The images in the collection, which will be displayed on billboards in the game, are divided into four sub-sets representing “Houses”, a group of imaginary fashion brands which are themselves the aesthetic output of advanced AI entities in the world of the game.
The game will be free to download and play without restriction. Our goal is to pay for its production via the sales of the NFT collection. Our collectors then take on the role of being a patron of the arts who instead of making a donation to have a museum wing named after them instead collect an artwork by paying Ether which subsidizes the experience of all the free players of the game. The game then becomes a kind of free public museum or art gallery subsidized by NFT collectors in which the public can drive through a night city while viewing curated collections of artworks.
Presale Mint JAN. 27th 2023 14:00 UTC
Connect your Ethereum wallet to mint NFTs from the Night Run collection. The collection consists of 2048 NFT tokens with 512 tokens from each house at a price of 0.06 ETH per token. Pre-sale mint starts Fri. Jan 27th at 14:00 UTC and runs for twelve hours until Jan 28th at 2:00 UTC when the wait list mint starts. You will have received an email from premint.xyz if you are on the presale list or waitlist. Max mint per wallet is three tokens, allocated via raffle. If supplies last a public mint will begin on Jan 28th at 14:00 UTC. For questions or suport during the mint, join the Discord linked above.
Seed Configurator (coming soon)
Download the Night Run game client if you haven’t already.
In the game client, enter the seed editor and make artwork, music and color selections.
The game client will output a text string which contains your changes. Copy this to your clipboard.
Using the button on this page, connect your Ethereum wallet to the site.
This will reveal a selector for which of your NFT seeds you want to customize. Choose one from the menu.
Paste the string of text copied from the game client into the "seed settings" dialog box and press "save".
About the NFT collection
The Night Run NFT collection is divided into four equal parts, each corresponding to an AI powered fashion house in the story world of the game. The game is set in an empty city in the far future which is reconstructed in a new configuration every night. The four AI, known as the Four Sisters, were originally each in charge of a luxury fashion brand when there were still people in the world. Now, over years of being alone they have become corrupted and strange. Their only means of communication with the world is through the creation of mysterious and surreal billboard advertisements.
House Bronte is the house of thunder, rain and flooded cities. Bronte is funeral couture for western decline, climate goth mourning wear for the post-anthropocene. Her faceless avatars pose in the collapsed atria of Manhattan banks, destroyed soccer stadiums and the ruins of global shipyards.
BRONTE house supply: 512 UNIQUE ARTWORKS
Ourea makes her place in the remote frozen heights. The world may have fallen again into darkness but she guards the seeds of knowledge in her mountain cloister, passing time in quiet contemplation, waiting for the next cycle to begin.
OUREA house supply: 512 UNIQUE ARTWORKS
Iris reflects the rainbow of possibilities, the future. While some of her sisters look backward Iris speeds forward with her own electrified energy, immune to regret. She is a goddess of the young, memory-less and invulnerable, burning with chaotic optimism for the unfolding possibility of tomorrow.
IRIS house supply: 512 UNIQUE ARTWORKS
Aisa is the sister of hot nights, twining threads and home away from home. She is a goddess of resilience, rebirth and destiny. Aisa breathes laughter into despair and reinvention into misery. She is irrepressible, joyous and deadly serious.
AISA house supply: 512 UNIQUE ARTWORKS
Night Run is a project by Matto (aka Matt Schell) and the team at Thousand Ant. Matto is a generative artist working across the media of images, music, software and worldbuilding. He is the creative director of Hypercastle Explorers, a software SDK for Terraforms by Mathcastles and The Idea Becomes a Machine, a conceptual AI art narrative exploring the work of Sol LeWitt. As a music artist he has released music for respected labels like Warp Records and recorded with artists including Skepta, DJ /rupture, Riff Raff and others under the name Matt Shadetek.