Esther’s Escape: Collections (Story-mode vs Side-quests)
Esther’s Escape began as a humble set of stairs, 2 staircases to be precise.
- A geometric version: Standard stair specs, humble and safe
- A rounded version: Unusual stair specs, hazardous to climb but unique
After placing a poll on Twitter, I felt a hint of magic; the reception was resounding. I couldn’t sleep that night; I knew I had stumbled upon something special.
I started creating Esther and a world map plan the next day, officially kicking off Esther’s Escape, Series 1: Dungeon Map.
The Esther’s Escape collections break down into 2 fundamental modes:
- Story-mode: The official Esther series, starting with Series 1: Dungeon Map
- Side-quests: Chronicles of Esther’s creation, documenting visual decision moments, collaborations and pfps (profile pictures)
Esther’s Escape, Series 1: Dungeon map (Story-mode)
Esther’s Escape, Series 1: Dungeon Map contains 16 unique pieces and is a 1/1 NFT series on the Solana Blockchain.
When all brought together, the 16 pieces form a Dungeon Map. The map breaks down into rooms that play on classic RPG (Role-playing game) elements, bringing Esther’s world to life.
The idea, Esther wakes in a dungeon, puzzled and lost and begins to explore this quirky space.
In Series 1: Dungeon Map, you’ll find these 16 pieces:
- 4 Staircases: Leading to distant lands
- 1 Dungeon: The timeout zone
- 3 Portals: Fast travel around the dungeon
- 3 Traps: Obstacles to overcome
- 1 Boss Door: ???
- 1 Store: Aquire power-ups
- 1 Hideout: Esther’s safe place
- 2 Ropes: Manual travel around the dungeon
This map aims to communicate the entirety of series 1 whilst opening up a sense of wonder.
Something to note
Esther’s Escape is being planned, created and released in real-time, meaning the community heavily influences the direction. I see it as a choose your own adventure style relationship where I, as the creator, engage in healthy discussions to strengthen the series whilst opening a space to learn and enjoy the creative process as a group.
Esthers Escape: Chronicles (Side-quest)
A backstage pass into the workings of Esther’s Escape. This collection represents the creative play and chronicles how Esther’s Escape came to be through visual exploration and visual decision-making moments.
I see this space as an NFT merch store of sorts; these NFTs are 1/1 but do not count towards being a Story-mode Esther’s Escape holder.
Esthers Escape: PFP (Side-quest)
A specific collection holding all of the Esther’s Escape 1/1 and edition based PFPs.
All PFPs will be given out as gifts to auction winners and auction bidders over time. These NFTs do not count towards being a Story-mode Esther’s Escape holder.
Next article preview
In the next instalment of Esther’s blog, I’ll take some time to get into Esther’s updates, there are a bunch of fun drops and events coming, and it would be fantastic to take a moment to document them in real-time and share the fun.