Hong Kong International Airport Launches The HKIA Metaverse
The HKIA Metaverse is a new digital experience launched by the Hong Kong International Airport in partnership with JCDecaux Transport on the Ethereum-based virtual world, Voxels. Players can hunt for hidden treasures every day until August 31st for a chance at earning a limited edition NFT.
Hong Kong International Airport has officially launched the HKIA metaverse, a virtual space accessible in the oldest virtual world on the Ethereum network, Voxels (formerly known as Cryptovoxels).
By heading to the official website, users can jump straight into this new experience on their browsers for free, and get to exploring 4 different areas: Departure Hall, Sky Bridge, the boarding gate, and the inside of a plane.
Users can explore these 3D spaces made in partnership with advertising media JCDecaux Transport. As you navigate the areas, you’ll see various advertisements from other companies, such as Huawei, Samsonite, and luggage company Tumi. At one point you’ll even find images of the famous Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heung-min promoting the latter manufacturer.
While users can simply jump in and explore for free, those who want to have a chance at winning the first-ever limited edition HKIA Metaverse NFT will need to login in via email or Facebook order to be able to claim hidden treasures. These hidden treasures are distributed every day until the end of the promotional period, that is, until August 31st. This means that in order to win the exclusive NFT, it’s necessary to collect as many of these hidden treasures as you can, with the top 10 players on the leaderboard to have collected the highest amount set to win the NFT prize. Every player can only collect one hidden treasure per day though, making it important to visit the experience daily.
The official website can be found here, which contains a button that will take you to this new virtual space.
In other Hong Kong-related news, Animoca Brands co-founder Yat Siu has joined Hong Kong’s Web3 Task Force, while the cybersecurity arm of the Hong Kong Police Force has launched a new metaverse platform called CyberDefender.