Press Release.


World’s first “1st NFT Novel Award” held! Extravagant judges decided one after another!

Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (hereinafter, DEA), which is engaged in the global NFT entertainment business, announced that they will hold the “1st NFT Novel Award” to seek novels based on NFT (Non-fungible token, hereinafter NFT).

Many of the latest items (props and gadgets) that reflect the times appear in creative works such as movies, animations and novels released in the past. DEA decided to hold the world’s first NFT-themed novel award, believing that the now-talked-about NFT will surely play an important role in future creative works.

As long as it is a novel in which NFT appears, the genre, number of characters, etc. are not specified, so we are looking forward to the participation of a wide range of users who are interested in NFT.
The recruitment is widespread worldwide, and it is hoped that not only Japanese but also English works will be submitted.
Also, please note that we have decided to have people who are active as leading figures in the NFT industry participate as judges.

DEA will continue to provide fun and surprise to users all over the world through various projects.

[Singapore, 25 August  2021]

[Overview of the 1st NFT Novel Award]
The NFT Novel Award is the world’s first novel award with the theme of “NFT”.
It can be “romance,” “horror,” “suspense,” “sci-fi,” or “comedy,” the genre does not matter, and the number of characters is not specified. If it is a novel in which NFT appears, it will be subject to examination.
Winners will also be offered the commercialization of NFTs that appear in the novel, and luxurious prizes.

<Application acceptance period>
July 14th, 2021 ~ October 31st, 2021

<Result announcement>
Scheduled for early December 2021

General category
Plot category

<Award prizes>
・Grand prize: 300,000 yen
・Ranking prize: 100,000 yen (two or more novels will be selected)
・Commercialization of NFT appearing in the novel
Also, the concept of novels itself being made into an NFT is on its way!
*There is a possibility that the grand prize will “not be applicable to anyone”.

<Participation prize>
Get 1 NFT that can be used in the NFT card battle game “JobTribes”!
*Participation prizes are for applications whose work is recognized as having a minimum workability in consideration of work count and its content.
Given NFT: COMMON: Writer (Fire)

Please send in your novel through this Google Form.

[Judges (Japanese works)]
Noriyasu Ueki (video content producer)
After joining Toho Co., Ltd., he launched video platforms such as WOWOW/SKY PerfecTV.
At Netflix JAPAN, he produced “Spark” and “Devilman Cry Baby” as an executive producer.
Currently, he is involved in the production of theater films in the Japanese movies section of Sony Pictures.

Aimi Sekiguchi (VR/NFT artist)
A VR artist who draws 3D art in VR space.
Her first NFT art work “Alternate dimension gensō kenran” has been highly appraised in the world, being sold by auction on the same day it was released for about 13 million yen (69.697 ETH)
A Jikei Group VR education adviser. A Withings Official ambassador.

Fao @Piprycto (NFT affairs expert)
An expert in the NFT industry giving information on crypto/the NFT industry since 2018.
She is also active as a producer of NFT projects that are expanding worldwide.


[Judges (English works)]
Sebastien Borget(The Sandbox Co-Founder and COO)
Operates “The Sandbox,” a “user-led game platform” based on NFT and blockchain technology.
He is also a representative of the Blockchain Game Alliance.

Sydney Liu(The Commaful Co-Founder and CEO)
Founder of Commaful, a storytelling website in which people share derivative novels, poems, short stories, etc.

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[Terms and precautions]
・It is possible to submit multiple works
・Please refrain from duplicate entries with other contests held other than the “NFT Novel Award”.
・Derivative works cannot be posted
・At the time of application, rights such as publishing and NFT will be given to the operation of “NFT Novel Award”. However, rights will be returned to the author if they do not win.
・Prizes may be added during the contest.
・If you receive a consultation such as from publishing from another company while applying for this contest, please contact us through the inquiry form
・If you do not contact us by the specified date, your award may be revoked.
・After the award is confirmed, if any trouble occurs due to the applicant’s responsibility, the award may be revoked.
・Please note that the applicant is solely responsible for any damages caused to a third party due to problems such as infringement of rights regardless of the selection process.


NFT Marketplace by DEP|
PlayMining Economic Zone Original Marketplace.
The feature is that the profit distribution to creators can be completely guaranteed without leakage not only in primary sales but also in transactions between users. In the developing world of NFTs, surrounded by excitement and confusion, our mission is to protect creators and maximize their creative potential.
*DEAPcoin is not available for sale to residents of Japan.


NFT Card Battle Game JobTribes |
JobTribes is an occupation-themed trading card battle game in which characters who personify various occupations are given special powers to fight each other. Users are able to convert the in-game coins (PALEcoin) to the DEA issued cryptocurrency, DEAPcoin, through an appropriate process on DEA’s platform.
NFT, which can be purchased at the NFT Marketplace by DEP  using DEAPcoin, can be used as a powerful battle card in  JobTribes, which may greatly influence the outcome of battles.
Shin Kibayashi, one of the six top Japanese creators selected by Netflix in 2019, oversees the game’s story.
*DEAPcoin is not available for sale to residents of Japan.


DEAPcoin(DEP)  |
DEAPcoin is a proprietary utility token issued by DEA.
It is available to use as a currency to buy NFT  on the PlayMining Platform, an online digital entertainment platform where games and digital asset transactions are linked by blockchain technology.
Each time a game is added to the platform, the number of NFT available for use in the game increases, allowing for the purchase of more valuable NFT with DEAPcoin.
DEAPcoin is available on six different exchanges – OKEx, Bithumb Global, BITTREX GLOBAL,  INDODAX, DigiFinex, and  Bitrue.
*DEAPcoin is not available for sale to residents of Japan.


Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd.  |
DEA, which operates the GameFi platform business, was established in Singapore in August 2018.On April 8, 2020, the company’s proprietary crypto asset DEAPcoin was listed on OKEx. We are developing the browser games JobTribes, Puzzle x Job Tribes, Dozer Lucky Farmer beta version,and the NFT marketplace NFT Marketplace by DEP as businesses. In addition, DEA is aiming to create a world in which “enjoyment turns into income” by launching PlayMining, an NFT DeFi platform that utilizes blockchain technology. Currently, there are over 1,700,000 PlayMining ID registrants.

Co-CEO:Naohito Yoshida, Shigeru Shiina
Address:7 Straits View,Marina One East Tower,#05-01,Singapore 018936
Established:August 2018
Business activities:GameFi  platform business