Join us as we take a look at our Discovery of the Day! Whether it’s their original artwork, great communities or the unique features planned for their projects, there’s sure to be something here for you! Today we bring you Dark Horizon!
Visions of a Dystopian future have been around for years, and they’re arguably more prevalent today than ever before. When you consider all the issues we face as a species, it’s often difficult to arrive at anything but a dour appraisal of the situation. Having said this, there’s something enthralling about a future in which humanity has expanded to every corner of the globe and technology has far surpassed our expectations. Flying cars, sprawling cityscapes complete with towering skyscrapers and an ever present thick, smoky haze hanging in the air all make for a visually rich experience, if nothing else.
Arguably no film exemplifies this aesthetic better than Blade Runner , the 1982 Cult Classic by Sci-Fi auteur Ridley Scott based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Similarly, Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 follow-up, Blade Runner 2049 , while more diverse in terms of its choice of color filters, is an intense visual and emotional experience for fans of the Neo-noir genre.
Mega corporations and ubiquitous media presence are both imposing and impressive
Neon blues and pinks evoke a sense of nostalgia in Blade Runner 2049
Dark Horizon is what you might consider an NFT homage to Blade Runner and films like it. Check out the narrative behind the project and you’ll see exactly what I mean:
INCOMING MESSAGE - MS7193
JOIN THE GLORIOUS RESISTANCE TODAY, AND TOGETHER WE WILL ANNIHILATE THE ELITES.
FOR TOO LONG, THEY HAVE EXPLOITED THE COMMON MAN, USING TECHNOLOGY TO CONTROL US - FOR AMUSEMENT, FOR PROFIT. BUT NO MORE. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER.
HUNTERS MAY HAVE INFILTRATED OUR LEGION OF 8,686 UNIQUE, HAND-DRAWN FIGHTERS, BUT OUR GAME IS ALREADY IN DEVELOPMENT AND WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS.
LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION. DEATH TO ELITES.
END OF MESSAGE
Class warfare, bounty hunters, exploitation, revolution? I think that about covers it. To summarize, Dark Horizon consists of 8,686 hand-drawn generative warriors fighting tirelessly to dismantle the power structures ruthlessly defended by the Elites on the Ethereum Blockchain. It seems not all is well within the ranks of the Resistance since Hunters have been sent by those in power to bring an end to all dissidence.
Each Dark Horizon Warrior is created from a number of different traits including different heads, hairstyles, accessories, weapons, background and foreground colors, eyes, outfits and so on. This is all as a result of Dark Horizon’s unique selection algorithm that you can learn more about via this informative Medium article the team put out recently. When you own a Dark Horizon NFT, you can rest assured that it is entirely unique and that it is yours and yours alone.
Now without any further delays, let’s take a look at some examples of these NFTs.
Love the colors here, and that mask is just too awesome!
I’ve got a feeling this droid may be a Hunter…look out!
I wouldn’t mess with this lady, she looks like she means business!
What Does the Future Hold for Dark Horizon?
Dark Horizon sold out in under 20 minutes, so it’s safe to say their sale was a complete success. In terms of the project’s Roadmap, well, you won’t find it on their website. If you want to view the Dark Horizon’s Roadmap, you’ll need to join their official Discord and check it out there. Having said this, we took the liberty of compiling the latest Roadmap into this handy graphic:
Again, the only way to stay up-to-date with the latest developments is to join the community and participate in discussions via the Dark Horizon’s Discord. While the above Roadmap is accurate at the time of writing, it is subject to change at any given time.
If you want to get yourself a Dark Horizons NFT, you’ll have to do so via their OpenSea page. Below are some cursory stats on the project:
Please Note: Stats are accurate at the time of writing, but be sure to check the original source for the most current information.
- Total Items - 8.7K
- Total Owners - 3.8K
Is the future lost to us? I’d say that’s all up to you: will you join the Resistance and rid the world of the Elite? Or will you stand by and watch as it all crumbles to ash? If you’re up to the task, be sure to check out Dark Horizon’s website and follow them on Twitter and join their Discord . Whatever the case, Dark Horizons is a popular NFT project that’s already off to a great start. Once the official game has been developed and tested, it’s sure to be all-out war…and for a better tomorrow? That sounds like something worth fighting for.
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