The Bored Ape Yacht Club Released A Metaverse Trailer Dubbed The Otherside. Here's What We Know:
Something is brewing at the Bored Ape Yacht Club as Yuga Labs dropped a 90 second Metaverse trailer dubbed “the otherside.”
“See you on the Otherside in April,” the parent company of the BAYC tweeted. “Powered by @apecoin.”
The video begins with a widescreen animated image of the BAYC and then zooms in on an animated Curtis hanging out and fishing outside the club. These first two scenes are the same images that the BAYC teased back in February.
As The Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, the BAYC first shared an animated image of Curtis the ape on February 6th in the club’s Medium article.
“P.S. — The header image for this post? That’s something else… Can’t talk about that, Gordo will get mad,” the club wrote in the post.
The BAYC then teased an animated version of the Club on Twitter on February 28th. “Gordo asleep. V posts leaks,” the Yuga Labs CEO VStrange tweeted from the club’s main account along with an animated photo of the club.
Following tonight’s trailer drop, we now know that these teases were in reference to “the otherside.”
As the trailer continues, Curtis ingests a potent concoction that causes the primate to trip out. Curtis begins to see volcanos, icebergs, and an interesting floating world. All of this as the song Break On Through (to the Other Side) by The Doors plays in the background.
Curtis is then taken away by the same creature that is on the bottle of the potent concoction that he consumed.
Many BAYC members believe that the creature is a “Koda.” The idea of koda’s in the BAYC universe were first referenced earlier this week in a leaked Venture Capital Pitch Deck.
As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, a VC pitch deck was leaked earlier this week. In the pitch deck, an airdrop of Kodas was referenced and images of “Kodas” were seen.
Following the leak, BAYC Co-Founder Gargamel said that the leaked pitch deck was old, outdated and never seen by him.
“That’s an old, outdated pitch deck and hilariously a version that neither Gordon nor I ever saw. There are a lot of things in there that have already changed, and plenty more things that will change because fuck doing expected things.”
As the Otherside video continues, Curtis then runs into a ship full of familiar web3 faces.
This portion of the video has many in the BAYC community wondering what this means for the various projects featured in the trailer. “What do you think this signifies? Think Yuga bought coolcats and WOW,” BAYC member Insidor tweeted following the trailer drop.
While it is unclear what Yuga Labs is planning with these projects, BAYC member Stew.Eth discovered that the Mutant Ape, World of Women and Cool Cat featured in the trailer are all in the same wallet. “It’s mutant #6923,” Stew.eth said. “The cool cat and WOW are in the same wallet. 0x0451b13669fe37ade8922e880d6c13c04a5dee59.”
Further, Stew.Eth discovered that the Cool Cat, Mutant Ape and World of Women featured in the video were all purchased around the same time in December 2021 and January 2022.
While there is still a lot, we do not know about the otherside, apes are bullish on all things Yuga Labs. “This is absolutely, undoubtedly massive, BAYC member Dfarmer.eth tweeted. “Yuga is creating a whole universe, and we are front and center of this new metaverse show. We’re unironically just getting started…”
Shortly after the trailer dropped, BAYC Co-Founder Gordon Goner took to twitter to simply say ““Everything you can imagine is real.”
The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow the otherside and let you know when more information about it as it is released. Stay tuned for updates!