The Chimper’s genesis collection is made up of 100, unique, hand drawn, 1/1 Chimps that are brought to life by burning the diamond fleece.
Chimpers also has a larger collection made up of 5,555 generative NFT pixel characters created by @TimpersHD. Chimpers are your digital identity for the Chimpverse and your passport to adventure. !CHIMPStake your Chimpers in the DOJO and get them training.
Chimpers founder Ser Joey has stated that while Chimpers has a 12- to 18-month roadmap, the team won’t be sharing future plans publicly.
Although Chimpers was originally heralded as a unique mix between pixel-art leaning PFPs, like CryptoPunks and primate-themed collections like BAYC, the project has since grown into a vast ecosystem of animation, gaming, literature, and more. The endeavor is a testament to the slow burn/growth of a multi-pronged collection from an independent creator."
Via NFT Now
“The journey begins with the founder @Timpers. Timpers is a fellow BAYC supporter and has been with their community very early on! He wanted to do something creative with them, so together with a handful of other Apes, he invited them onto a journey. A journey called “The Quest for the Diamond Fleece”.
So, he paired up with this twin-brother @Chimpsight to write a story about these Apes.
THE CHIMPERS WERE MYSTERIOUSLY BORN THROUGH SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS THAT WENT UNNOTICED BY THE REST OF THE POPULACE… THE APES TOILED WITH THE HUMANS FOR CONTROL FOR DECADES, BUT EVENTUALLY, THEY WERE ABLE TO RECLAIM THEIR LAND AND PUSH THE HUMANS OUT FOREVER. BUT BEFORE THEY WERE VANQUISHED, THE HUMANS HAD TO DISCARD THE EVIDENCE OF WHAT THEY CREATED. THEY FIRED THE CHIMPERS DNA INTO THE VOIDS OF SPACE, HOPING THAT THEIR CREATION WOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.
HOWEVER, DESTINY WOULD NOT ALLOW IT. CENTURIES PASSED AND NEW WORLDS FORGED. THE CHIMPERS EXTENDED ACROSS THE GALAXIES, SPECIES WERE FORMED, AND A NEW AGE BEGAN.
WITH 100 GENESIS CHIMPERS FIRST INHABITING THE WORLD, NOW, 5,555 CHIMPERS EXIST ACROSS THE INTERGALACTIC WARP. A WORLD OF WARRIORS, GODS, DEMONS, MAGES, AND SPACE TRAVELLERS STANDING AT THE CUSP OF AN EMPIRE AT THE BRINK OF WAR.
SOON, THE CONCEPTS OF TIME AND SPACE WILL NO LONGER SEPARATE YOU FROM THEM. THE CHIMPVERSE AWAITS YOU!
On the 16th July 2021, Timpers minted 100 editions of TBAC Episode 1: The Ape Wakening, The Quest for the Diamond Fleece. An artwork that reflects the happenings of what happened in Chapter 1 of the ebook. These 100 editions were sold for 0.25e.On the 4th of August 2021, Timpers minted 100 editions of TBAC Episode 2: Ape FURMO, The Quest for the Diamond Fleece. Again, sold for 0.25e. This cover art depicts chapter 2.On the 20th of August 2021, Timpers minted 100 editions of TBAC Episode 3: RejuvenAPE, The Quest for the Diamond Fleece. Sold for 0.25e each. Episode 3 depicts Chapter 3.On the 28th September 2021, Timpers minted 100 editions of TBAC Episode 4: APEmegaddon, The Quest for the Diamond Fleece. Sold for 0.25e each, and the episode depicts Chapter 4.
84 were airdropped for free to those that held Episodes 1 through 5.
16 were not airdropped and sold to the public for 0.25e
Holding the full collection of Episodes 1 through 6 is known as acquiring a ‘fullset’ which is the Holy Grail.
The Diamond Fleece:
On the 2nd of January 2022, there were 83 fullset holders, and they were each airdropped what the story had been building towards: A Diamond Fleece. -17 were reserved by the team.On 28th January 2022, a Medium article was released, explaining that: The Chimpers genesis 100 serves as the foundations for a larger generative Chimpers project later in the year. There will be utility and exciting plans added to the genesis Chimpers so be ready!
On 30th January 2022, the team burnt 1 of the Diamond fleeces to reveal the very first Genesis Chimp. This first Genesis was then auctioned off for 30E. The team continued to burn 1 diamond fleece a week and publicly auction them.
On 3rd February 2022, the first Diamond fleece held by an owner was burnt and the second Genesis Chimp was born. Many other genesis chimps were born along the way — you can see them here.
When a diamond fleece is burned, not only did the owner get a Genesis, but they also got a mysterious Diamond Dust. No one knows what it does. Timpers teamed up with animation director and designer Jardine Sage to create a short skit known as “Animated Production: The Quest for the Diamond Fleece” which brings the apes to life in an epic adventure featuring all 6 artworks, animation, unique SFX and music. On the 17th February 2021, 100 were minted and reserved for fullset holders for 0.5e. After they claimed, the rest were offered to the public for 0.5e.
Genesis Collection "The Chimpers Genesis NFTs are a collection of 100 1/1 hand-drawn characters that all have their own unique name and backstory, tying together an intricate and vast world known as - The Chimpverse. They are also directly connected to an NFT that was airdropped to early collectors called "Diamond Fleece" which I'll share more about next."
The Boring Ape Chronicles (TBAC) Book
On 11th March 2022, a Medium article regarding an ebook was released. The story, written by Insight, was made into an NFT. On the last page of the ebook, a missing page teased upcoming important details about Chimpers.
Drop date: March 15th
Mint price: 0.07 ETH
1 mint per wallet
100 editions will be airdropped to full set collectors.
2850 editions will be available for the public sale.
50 editions will be reserved for the team/giveaways.
Together, all these assets were known as TBAC: Series 1
On 18th March 2022, a Twitter post revealed that the missing page was retrieved, but was smothered in banana juice and grease.
On 29th March 2022, the team recruited a bunch of Apes to work in a LAB on the missing page to decipher it. They revealed that holding the series 1 assets granted a pass to mint a chimpers. By 26th April, the page had been fully deciphered.
Chippers: On 20th May 2022, 5,555 Chimps were minted into the world.
On July 26, 2022, Master Chimpo opened the Dojo.
STAKING DETAILS The DOJO is Chimpers staking hub and the ONLY pathway to mystery, surprise, and reward! Once you stake your Chimpers NFTs, you will begin to earn daily XP and in future you will be able to earn and win additional XP in daily battles, adventures, and quests. Accruing XP will enable you to level up your bandana grade and more.
The DOJO is comprised of three distinct activities:
Participating in the activities is automatic, you will not have to do anything except stake your Chimpers and observe your performance.
During the DOJO activities you will receive and win XP that allows you to level up and earn Bandanas.
XP and Bandanas earned will display on your staked chimpers profile in the DOJO and your current Bandana level will show in the metadata. The sole use of XP is to level up your Chimpers bandana grade. There is no USD value to XP and no liquidity pool will be provided.
More Details here: https://medium.com/@ChimpersNFT/introducing-the-dojo-d98d6f389916
Phase 1 — Training
To take part in battling, adventures, and quests Chimpers must be physically and mentally prepared and this state can only be achieved by those who commit their mind and body and train in the DOJO under the guidance of Master Chimpo. On entering the DOJO, Master Chimpo will present you with your white training bandana. Each day Master Chimpo will award staked Chimpers with XP as follows:
• Generative — 1XP per day
• Legendary — 2XP per day
• Genesis — 3XP per day
Phase 2 — Battling
In the battles your Chimpers will be matched with a random Chimpers in a blow-by-blow encounter until one is declared the victor by Master Chimpo. As well as pride and XP, rewards will be up for grabs for the toughest Chimpers.
Phase 3 — Adventuring
By training and battling your Chimpers they will become stronger and more experienced, and they will be ready to venture outside the DOJO. Chimpers are hunter gatherers and adventurous souls by nature, and this is where the real mystery, surprise and reward begins!
What are the rewards? Since our project began in July 2021 our ethos has been to under- promise and overdeliver with a roadmap of mystery, surprise, and reward.
As a team we enjoy the flexibility to innovate, build and be creative whilst delighting our awesome community and hope you will join us as we embark on our next exciting adventure! A Mysteriouse Green Light: On 10th Chimpvember, crazy things began to occur around the Dojo! A mysterious beam of light in the distance suddenly turned green, to the surprise of Master Chimpo!The following day, Master Chimpo had gone! Master Chimpo has left a note for his beloved students… “BRB”. He was last spotted hiking through the Chimpverse mountains on his way to the beam! What will the beam hold? Only time will tell!
November 23, 2022 Master Chimpo arrived at the green beam. From it came a hand, which Master Chimpo duly shook! Chimpers & TMNT: On 23rd November 2022, the outcome of Master Chimpo’s journey was revealed! Chimpers would be beginning a long-term adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paramount! !Cowabunga Chimps!
No one knows that will be come of this new partnership.
We will not be announcing any utility for the eBook or any other NFT from TBAC series 1 until it fits with our plans
Our ethos is mystery, surprise, and reward, we will not preannounce roadmaps or utility in detail
Look at our past and how we have always sought to reward collectors and loyalty, and this will tell you about the future
Everybody makes their own decision based on personal circumstance and belief in the project
Everyone is welcome to do what they feel is right for them and we are happy with that
Our team have very detailed plans/roadmap that take us from now to 12 to 18 months, we won’t be announcing them publicly, we are here long term building our high quality project with our amazing community, those who support us will come an adventure filled with surprises, mystery and reward. It’s a little hard for some new people to trust this process, I understand, but please look to our past for the future. TBAC has been building and delivering since July 2021.
About The Team
Insight Founder, Writer, Community https://twitter.com/NFT1nsight
“Hey chimp! I’m insight, also known for being the twin brother of Timpers! I joined the NFT space in June 2021 and eagerly observed until I found that I could practice my passion, which is writing! I created a Substack page and began interviewing some of the most prominent names in the space! from here, my writing evolved into educational content and I have since been published by decrypt, cointelegraph, and 137pm.
During the summer Timpers invited me to work alongside him and I helped to build the lore behind the TBAC world. This sparked the creation of the ebook, and I am so excited to unveil the Chimpverse alongside my brother!
The community is so important to us, and it is with immense pleasure that I get the opportunity to spend everyday connecting, and building relationships with everyone in our world. We are a chimp family, and I cannot wait for the adventure ahead!”
“Hey chimp, I’m Timpers! In 2014 I ventured into graphic design using photoshop to create designs for social media. As I learned more, I started a YouTube channel and over the next four years I created hundreds of tutorials on how to use photoshop whilst building a large community of 40,000 subscribers! during my time at University I was exposed to many different styles of art and animation, but out of everything I connected the most with pixel art. I grew up playing Pokémon and my main source of inspiration derives from retro pixel-based games and anime films. at its most basic level, pixel art is simple and accessible, but it also has huge depth and many variations, I am forever learning.
When I found out about the NFT world, it wasn’t long before I began forming new connections. I sold my first 1/1 in February 2021 on foundation and from there everything changed. I have since worked with RTFKT, Kolectiv, interleave, and had my artwork featured in the BAYC x rolling stone zine, as well as working as one of the artists on the iconic Nouns DAO project. I have been blessed with the chance to let my creativity run wild and I am forever grateful for this opportunity. I have created my own collections including TBAC, a derivative story about the BAYC apes. In addition to this, I have created my own character collection, starting with 100 genesis Chimpers and now a 5,555 generative collection named Chimpers! I am beyond blown away with the amazing support from the community, this is only the beginning, and I can't wait to build the Chimpverse by your side!”
“Hey chimps! I’m Joey, 20 years ago I saw a gap in the market and founded a regulatory website for individuals and businesses who were looking for information and a place to network. this online community was the first of its kind and is still the largest in the world offering products, education, and consultancy services.
I joined the NFT space in February 2021, set up the OG punk charts, minted 3 bored apes, and threw myself into the degen lifestyle, absorbing knowledge from all of the amazing people and projects in our community. I’m now using all of my energy and experience supporting the TBAC x Chimpers projects from strategic direction down to the small details of day-to-day operations.
We are proud of the solid foundations we have built for our project and excited for the future as we grow the TBAC x Chimpers brand.”
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