New location information game based on TEKKON community service will be released on October 15, 2022

A fun way for the public to inspect all the aging infrastructure in the world! TEKKON is a new Web3 application that uses tokens to provide a fun solution to infrastructure issues.
Any new reward feature incentivizes the community service to move to a new stage where crypto-assets will be used to create an ecosystem for infrastructure maintenance.
The new app has no start-up costs and allows players to be rewarded while contributing to society

Manila, Philippines–(Newsfile Corp. – October 15, 2022) – The Whole Earth Foundation (WEF), a non-profit organization that creates, provides and operates an infrastructure information platform for community initiative , announced the release of the iOS version of TEKKON, a new web application based on a community service in the App Store today. Originally from Japan, the company has since expanded its service offerings to the global market, focusing on initial markets such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Brazil and South Korea.


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During the first month, only those who receive an activation code from another player can play TEKKON. The mobile application will then be accessible to everyone from Saturday, October 15, 2022.

TEKKON is a new community service-based location information game developed to address the problem of aging infrastructure and keep infrastructure safe by having members of the public work together to take and post photos of infrastructure and review existing photos. Continuing the philosophy of the previous app, Guardians of metal and concrete, which was dedicated to sewer manholes in Japan, TEKKON strives to reform the infrastructure sector by using gamification and data science technology to deliver published information to local governments and infrastructure companies. Players can protect infrastructure, earn tokens, and even improve their health, simply by taking pictures of infrastructure (currently the app is focused on manholes, but there are plans to add more). ‘expand its reach in the future) in their free time when walking, shopping or commuting. TEKKON can be enjoyed all over the world, aiming to expand the TEKKON global phenomenon.

*The service of the original application, Guardians of metal and concrete, will end on Friday, October 14 with the launch of TEKKON. For current Guardians of Metal and Concrete users, some of their existing user data will be transferred to TEKKON once they sign up, and users can continue to use that data while playing.

Visit the Guardians of metal and concrete website for more details:

1. With the addition of a reward feature that encourages community service activities, this web3 app aims to usher in a new society where citizens protect social infrastructure in a fun way

Guardians of Metal and concrete

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TEKKON has an additional reward feature that allows players to earn incentive points when they take and post photos of infrastructure in society (currently manhole covers) or review photos that have already been posted by other players. TEKKON players progress through the game with dogs as companions. The gameplay is enhanced by a dog training feature which allows players to use their points to level up their dogs or buy more dogs to earn more points at a time.

TEKKON allows players to redeem the points they earn for Whole Earth Coins (WEC), which are crypto-assets issued by the WEF. In the future, the WEF plans to list WECs on Japanese crypto-asset exchanges, and through the use of crypto-assets as an incentive, players can be rewarded with no start-up costs while participating in community service.

2. Available globally to allow collection and review of infrastructure photos from around the world

Contrary to Guardians of metal and concretewhich was intended for the domestic market in Japan, TEKKON took global pleasure. Players can now take photos of infrastructure around the world, whether at home or on vacation. Players can also view manhole covers from unfamiliar locations, as the review feature allows examining photos of overseas infrastructure.

3. Broaden the scope of infrastructure: Stage two will feature another aging infrastructure in need of urgent attention: utility poles.

About six months after the launch of the original Guardians of metal and concrete app in March, more than 900,000 photos of manhole covers were collected across Japan.

The WEF plans to expand the scope of infrastructure that players can photograph, post and examine in TEKKON to include the utility poles (which should be added in early October). Like manholes, utility poles were mainly built during Japan’s period of strong economic growth and now require urgent attention as they are nearing the end of their life (about 50 years on average). TEKKON’s expansion to include more than 36,000,000 utility poles across Japan will enable efficient maintenance of this infrastructure through public efforts.

The scope of infrastructure covered by TEKKON will continue to be extended in the future.

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No charge
Available from:
iOS Version: App Store (iPhone)
Android Version: Google Play
Compatible devices:
iOS version: iPhone 6s and later, OS ver. 15
Android version: Android OS ver.7 and later
Initial launch:
iOS app release: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Android Version: Work is ongoing and will be released when completed.
Full launch:
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Official site: (site in English)

How to play (manhole version)

Take pictures of manhole covers and post them

If users find a manhole cover that hasn’t been shown yet, select its location on the map. Take a photo of the area surrounding the manhole cover and another directly above it and post them to earn points.

How to play (manhole version)

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Review photos that have already been posted

Users can also earn points by answering questions about the condition of manhole covers that have already been posted. The new Live Review feature offered in TEKKON also allows users to review photos of the looks around them by physically looking at them.

New feature (power pole)

TEKKON has also introduced a new feature that allows users to earn points by scanning the utility pole. Users can now take photos of multiple utility poles such as utility poles and upload them to the TEKKON app.

Dogs in the app

In TEKKON, users will start the game with a dog as a companion. To earn points more efficiently, users can use the points they’ve earned to level up their dog so they can earn more points for every photo they take and every review they make.

Some dogs are rare characters that have a high point rate. Users can earn even more points by using points to purchase and own multiple dogs.

Character design by Mari Asada

Mari Asada is a crypto artist and the leader of the NFT NFT & CRYPTO ART JAPAN community. She hosted CAWA in Tokyo, the first NFT exhibition in Japan, in June 2021, and operates ArtiStake, an artist support platform. She has participated in many festivals and events in Japan and abroad, including J-WAVE INNOVATION WORLD FESTA, FUJIROCK, MUTEK.JP x Japan Media Arts Festival, DOMMUNE, BOOM FESTIVAL in Portugal and Fulldome Festival in Germany.

Philippines Launch Event

TEKKON is a Web3 application promoting social good by enabling users to help repair the infrastructure of their local community. Earn by walking and examining infrastructure data.

Join TEKKON at the next lunch on October 30?

Follow these steps to get whitelisted:

STEP 1: Join Telegram –
STEP 2: Follow Twitter –
STEP 3: Join Discord –

About the Whole Earth Foundation

Headquarters: Singapore
Japanese Office: 7F Shibuya 1-chome Bldg, 1-3-9 Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Created: December 2020

The Whole Earth Foundation is an organization that aims to find solutions to the social problem of aging infrastructure by involving members of the public in activities. Since last summer, a public event called the Great Manhole Battle has taken place regularly across the Guardians of metal and concrete game, and data on more than 950,000 manholes across Japan have been collected so far. TEKKON, which uses Web3, will encourage players to collect more infrastructure data by rewarding them with tokens in exchange for their infrastructure data, creating a system that offers players economic compensation for their contribution to community service. In the future, the TEKKON phenomenon will be expanded, with plans to enhance the functions of the new TEKKON app and expand the Great Manhole Battle events held to encourage audience participation.


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