Deviants NFT Roadmap And The Team Behind It.

Astra Nova
5 min readDec 31, 2022


Deviants NFT Roadmap And The Team Behind It

Deviants NFT Roadmap And The Team Behind It

Table of Contents

  • Recap of Astra Nova’s journey
  • What makes the Deviants NFTs of Astra Nova special?
  • Glimpse of Deviants Roadmap
  • The team behind these mischievous NFTs

Recap of Astra Nova’s journey

Astra Nova began its journey in 2020 with the goal of creating a unique MetaRPG on Unreal Engine 5 and Hedera, a distributed ledger technology solution. During the first year, the founders focused on researching, ideating, and conceptualising a game that would be connected to and supported by the gaming community. While some web3 games have offered great utility for virtual assets, these assets often require a significant effort to sell due to a lack of certain key characteristics.

As gaming enthusiasts, the team is working on a groundbreaking game that could potentially dominate the web3 gaming industry. The game features “Deviants,” which are companion characters for players and reveal hidden mysteries within the Astra Nova game lore.

What makes the Deviants of Astra Nova special?

The Deviants of Astra Nova are companion characters with over 520+ different traits and 15 different species, making them one of the most diverse NFT collections ever. These NFTs have multiple uses beyond the game, including:

✅ Premium gameplay experience with special missions

✅ Early access as beta testers

Evolution of the Deviants character 🧬

✅ 3D printed Deviant models and merchandise

✅ Guaranteed airdrop rewards

✅ Passive income through renting and upgrades through staking

✅ Exclusive access to Deviants web comics

You can get into the Deviants NFT collection by purchasing/minting a Deviants Mint Pass NFT which gives you guaranteed opportunity to freely claim a Deviants NFT on Launch Day.

Glimpse of the Deviants Roadmap

From 2021 to 2022 Q4 the team consisting of Game and art veterans have spent countless hours and resources to concept, create and get these characters ready.

More than $100,000 has been spent over this period for the development of the Deviants NFT. These aren’t your average NFT collection which has a lifespan of a few months, it’s a complete utility packed in-game companion character part of a vast game universe!

Deviants Roadmap

Q1 2023

The Deviants Mint Pass consists of 3 tiers (Diamond,Gold & Silver) and are a method for the community to get into the Deviants NFT collection with several early bird benefits. They are used to redeem the Deviants NFT with additional perks for early Deviants Mint Pass community supporters.

  • GOLD MINT PASS (Sold Out)

The Deviants Silver Mint Pass will be available to users from February 7th 4 PM UTC to February 9th 4PM UTC. First 24 hrs will be for the Whitelist mint, next 24hrs Public mint. The Deviants NFT will be launched on March 15th and made available on top NFT marketplaces (OpenSea, Rarible, LooksRare,etc). During the same quarter, the NFT staking program will also go live.

Q2 2023

Upgradation of the Deviants NFTs by adding animation through the evolution hub, which will be staffed by in-house animation and VFX experts after the Deviants NFT launch. In conjunction with this, Astra Nova will also release a set of unique Evolved Deviants NFTs on the Hedera network.

This will be a significant milestone for Astra Nova, its partners at Hedera, and the project’s supportive community.

On the access and adoption front, Q2 will see the launch of the Deviants collection on centralized exchange to go along with the release of the Deviants Webtoon made available for holders. Deviants holders will also get a new way to earn passive income with the launch of the Deviants staking platform. Other highlights in this quarter include the Legendary Deviants Auction Drop held in collaboration with Billboard Artist Luciana Caporaso and another NFT drop that will take place on a major exchange.

Q3 2023

Will bring the opportunity for Deviant holders to upgrade their NFTs with a 3D avatar-ready version that can be used in user profiles on platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Discord, and Facebook. This will be made possible through our partnership with Animaze. Evolved Deviants will be able to be staked starting in Q3, and the initiation of upgradable traits for Deviants will also occur to go along with the Deviants AR Avatar update.

In this quarter, Deviants will also release IRL 3D printed versions of the NFTs as merchandise and launch the Deviants Swag Shop where users can purchase collectibles and Deviants apparel.

Q4 2023 - Q3 2024

Deviants will have its own mini-game. The game will feature character upgrades and the ability to upgrade the NFTs. Battle Pass seasonal rewards will be released, and will include the release of Deviants up-gradable assets.

Q4 2024

Use of Deviants for gameplay in Astra Nova will be enabled.

The team behind the mischievous NFTs.

The team behind the Deviants at Astra Nova has extensive experience in the web3 ecosystem. The co-founders, Faizy Ahmed and Muhamed Ashhar, has vast years of expertise in blockchain development, gaming, and finance. Ben X Trinh is the Chief Strategy Officer based in Brooklyn, U.S.A. and has played a crucial role in crafting the Astra Nova narrative for a web3 audience. Keith Barrows is the Chief Legal Officer with a strong track record of legal expertise in the web3 space.

Marce Moya Ochoa, the Art Director, and David Salisbury, the Creative Director, are both talented and creative members of the Astra Nova team. Marcelo has worked with brands such as PlayStation, Red Bull, Warner Bros., Gatorade, OPPO, and Movistar. David is an award winning creative writer and storyteller who has a history in crafting amazing brand identities.

Finally, the 3D artists have significant experience developing assets for prestigious games such as Assassin’s Creed, GTA, FIFA, and Mortal Kombat 11.

Astra Nova’s advisors include:

Saiprasad Raut, the Chief Technology Advisor for Crypto Strategy and Web 3 at Hedera.

Alvin Wu, VC specialist at;

Amateo Ra, the Head of Marketing at Masa Finance and Lead Marketing Director for Ethos.

James Rothwell, the VP of global marketing at Binance.

Kashan Rafique, Venture capitalist and investment manager.

Wrap Up

Silver Mint Pass will start from Feb 7 4PM UTC and last till Feb 9 4PM UTC.

First 24 hrs would be for the Whitelisted users ONLY.

The next 24 hrs would be open for Public mint.

You can use the silver mint pass to claim 1 Deviants NFT for on launch date plus get Early Access to the game & lore. Best Part is that the Silver Mint Pass is a free mint for whitelisted users!

The Deviants Silver Mint Pass will start on Feb 7th, 4pm UTC. To stay up to date with the latest developments, join our Discord channel and follow us on Twitter.



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