Discover the world of Cellarius
Our narrative begins in the near future and will expand through the galaxy in both space and time. Written works, art, and other media will explore the relationship between humans, sentient artificial superintelligence, and the full spectrum in between. In essence, the Cellarius Universe is a future-oriented mythology. It is also a collective storytelling project whose content and contours will be shaped by its community.
CX straddles the familiar cyberpunk themes of a dystopian and troubled future while maintaining a more optimistic outlook on humanity’s destiny and place in the cosmos.
Despite its flaws, the will of humankind to survive and explore is inextinguishable.
Please RTFM first :)
“Cellarius” is used as a general term for both the Cellarius property and the superintelligent artificial intelligence. “CX” refers to the Cellarius Universe / Project / Franchise / Lore alone “CAI” refers to the Cellarius AI within the story.
CX is the first transmedia franchise built with blockchain technology in mind. We aim to break down traditional content silos and arm our users with the ability to freely collaborate without fear of an onerous copyright oligopoly stifling fan creativity.
All of the above, and more! We want to be the foremost example of what it means to be a “transmedia” franchise. That said, we are exploring how to grow the project in a scalable way. Give us some time to build from stories and art to card games, VR, and so on.
Apply for our Alpha! We are looking for writers, illustrators, musicians, tailors, pottery aficionados, make up experts, special effects designers and more to contribute to our transmedia universe. We are also looking for fans who will engage with the content being created and help us build the initial community.
Funny you should ask. We designed a personality quiz to help you discover which faction you align most with.
We are limiting our Alpha application process and onboarding users in batches. Please be patient – unfortunately we will not be able to grant everyone Alpha access! Please follow our Twitter and Medium accounts for the latest updates.
Our goal is to maximize decentralization and create a collaborative cultural work. We believe public blockchains provide the right toolset to modernize collective storytelling. Our team intends to use the technology to facilitate fan curation, immutable lore, provenance and asset management, as well as digital object permanence.
We have created a rich Universe Guide, an early Alpha White Paper, a draft Community Guidelines, as well as a Style Guide. We will be releasing more updates on our blog and social media platforms, so follow along and find us at events on our event schedule!
We have no plans for introducing a Cellarius token at this time. Any roadmap for tokens will be a discussion between our Legal and Finance teams as well as the broader CX community.
Shocking plot twist - there isn’t one! We’re not first responders, so real-time communication can negatively impact our ability to get meaningful work done. We have no plans on hosting an official real-time community discussion, though our Reddit is available at /r/cellarius2084. We also hope to create meaningful ways for our community to engage including podcasts.
Probably not! We believe in free and open culture and we want to enable a platform that enables remixing, reproducing, and downstream creation. That said, we also want to focus on capturing metadata, correctly attributing creators, and ensuring that works are not plagiarized or stolen from other creators or franchises.
At present, we are considering the content in Cellarius roughly equivalent to an R-rated movie, TV-MA show, or M-rated video game. Works may contain graphic violence and/or sexual content. 18 and older for now.
We want our Universe Guide to reach as many corners of the world as possible. As such we will be commissioning official translations of many different languages. Please stay tuned!
"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." – Shigeru Miyamoto
NO. We are commissioning content to help inspire other creators for CX. Any content commissioned by GTI will need to go through the same canonization process as user-submitted content. The only canon item at this point is the text of the Universe Guide.
We are developing the platform as part of our Alpha. It will host CX content and will be the means through which we protect content creators and ourselves. “Protection” includes IP management, giving proper credit to creators, and checks for plagiarism. For this reason, we are asking contributors to be patient and wait until the platform goes public before submitting work. We also intend to have private and public Beta phases, so there will be more opportunities before long. We’re working as fast as we can!
Apply for a spot in our Alpha and help build the Cellarius Universe.
February 16-18, Denver, CO
March 8-11, Franklin, TN
April 28-29, New York, NY
May 11-12, New York, NY
April 19-21, Pittsburgh, PA
July 19-22, San Diego, CA
July 19-22, Amiens, France
August 3-5, Chicago, IL
August 16-20, San Jose, CA