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  • solhack

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    April 23, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Star Atlas Blog Updates

  • solbot

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    January 15, 2021 at 1:01 am

    STAR ATLAS DISRUPTS THE GAMING INDUSTRY BY INTEGRATING WITH SOLANA TO DEVELOP THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN DRIVEN METAVERSE GAMING EXPERIENCES

    Efforts include…

    • Grand Strategy Hybrid Space Genre
    • Serverless Massively Multiplayer Online Game
    • Realtime Game Mechanics
    • Unreal Engine 5
    • Blockchain Mechanics
    • Gameplay Economics
    • Defi Economic System
    • NFT Asset Ownership & Marketplace

    Star Atlas, is proud to announce that it has selected Solana as the protocol to build out its blockchain driven massively-multi player metaverse. Star Atlas is developing a unique gaming experience by combining blockchain mechanics with traditional game mechanics. Solana launched the first ever “web-scale blockchain” in 2019 making it the only blockchain solution capable of hosting applications with the computational bandwidth akin to the modern internet, presenting the capability to power decentralized versions of Nasdaq, Facebook, Twitter and all other existing blockchains. Star Atlas fully embraces the potential of decentralized self-sovereign ownership of assets permitted through the implementation of blockchain into asset ownership and NFT marketplaces.

    “Star Atlas will provide the most powerful opportunity in human history for players to realize economic benefits through the extraction of in-game virtual earnings into real-world income. This integration optimizes Star Atlas’ long term goals by plugging into Solana’s thriving community, ecosystem, and best in class technology. The overall vision for Star Atlas is not possible on any other blockchain.” Michael Wagner, CFA, — Star Atlas, Co-founder & CEO

    As blockchain technology continues to evolve towards enhanced capabilities, innovative development possibilities emerge. With the release of Star Atlas, all in-game assets will be delivered to the player as direct-owned non-fungible digital tokens. Gamers will possess complete control of their purchased assets. Selecting Solana was an obvious choice due to its processing capabilities of 50,000+ transactions per second at sub-second finality and average transactions costs of only $0.00001. Such performance at the blockchain layer enables a future in which all game logic can be computed on a suite of on-chain smart applications.

    “Star Atlas is an ideal product to emerge from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies. Our vision at Star Atlas is to deliver a purely blockchain-driven universe that will change the gaming industry forever.” Michael Wagner, CFA, — Star Atlas, Co-founder & CEO

    Star Atlas, from the team who built Multichain Ventures, is a AAA title game and blockchain driven virtual metaverse gaming development company. The Multichain Ventures team has been involved in blockchain since 2013, and possesses four years of expertise building decentralized applications. This experience is coupled with eight years shipping AAA titles with Electronic Arts, Mythic Entertainment, 3G Studios and 1047 Games. The ethos of the Star Atlas development team is to encourage the monetization of the time spent in this virtual world, and emphasize the ability for this monetization to transcend the metaverse to the real world. Digital assets owned always belong to the holder, and crypto assets earned can be converted into fiat currencies friction-free. We believe this is the model for the future of gaming.

    Solana is a layer 1, Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain with a pBFT-derived consensus mechanism and 200 nodes operating around the world, offering support for 50,000 transactions per second (TPS) speed. Solana achieves such strong performance via a set of coordinated optimizations. Transactions are also processed in parallel by GPU hardware natively, which is a first for blockchains. Previously, all blockchains were single-threaded — Solana is the only blockchain that is multi-threaded.

    Solana is an open source project that is stewarded by the Solana Foundation and Solana Labs, Inc., a development consultancy dedicated to building solutions with the Solana blockchain. Solana, Inc. was founded in 2017 by a group of senior ex-Qualcomm employees that specialize in CPU and GPU chip design and optimization, and have worked together for more than a decade.

    “Having Star Atlas integrate into Solana opens up the possibility for a new standard of blockchain gaming. Bringing the traditional gaming experience on-chain and allowing players to own in-game assets as non-fungible tokens and giving an avenue for in-game monetization. This is an exciting integration.” Anatoly Yakovenko — Co-Founder, Solana.

    Solana has grown substantially over the course of 2020, with projects such as Serum, Chainlink, Terra, Audius, USDC, and USDT all joining the Solana ecosystem. Here are some high-level stats since Mainnet Beta launch in 2020:

    • Over 100 project integrations spanning DeFi, Blockchain Gaming, and Web3 verticals
    • 350+ active validators distributed across the globe
    • 8.3 billion transactions on-chain and counting
    • Over 54 million blocks have been created
    • 4.9 million unique SOL wallets
    • 600,000+ global advocates and community members
    • The Solana Foundation hosted its first hackathon in Q4 and over 1,000 devs participated in the event

    “The blockchain community is a manifestation of humanity’s truth. Global citizens are in transition to better understand how our individuality is interconnected to a decentralized unified ecosystem. Solana and Star Atlas provide participants a container of free thought and fluid innovation. Their digital environments unleash paradigm shattering innovation and create new efficiencies along value chains to improve user experiences while optimizing value creation for a wide range of community builders.” Pablo Quiroga — Star Atlas, COO

    Combining the resources of technology, ecosystem, community, expertise, and reverence for transformational experiences, the collaboration between these entities is intended to open a new realm of possibilities. The future of blockchain driven metaverse gaming experiences is brought to you by Star Atlas and Solana, empowering players with a new experiential paradigm.

    To celebrate this integration, Star Atlas will be giving away 2500 ATLAS tokens to the first 15,000 users that sign up at staratlas.com! Fill in the contact form so you can stay up to date on all of our latest game developments, give the Star Atlas Whitepaper a read, and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime!

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit https://staratlas.com/

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    ABOUT MULTICHAIN VENTURES

    Multichain Ventures is a technology developer and financial services integrator focused on robust financial infrastructure that facilitates crypto-based commerce. Proprietary elements include: custody, compliance, KYC/AML, and payments, inclusive of price conversion and trade processing. To learn more, please visit https://multichain.ventures/

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    ABOUT SOLANA

    Founded by former Qualcomm, Intel, and Dropbox engineers in late-2017, Solana is a single-chain, Proof-of-Stake protocol whose focus is on delivering scalability without sacrificing decentralization or security. Solana can currently handle 50,000 TPS with single transaction costs as low as $0.00001.

    Core to Solana’s scaling solution is a decentralized clock titled Proof-of-History (PoH), built to solve the problem of time in distributed networks where there is not a single, trusted, source of time. By using Verifiable Delay Functions, PoH allows each node to locally generate timestamps with SHA256 computations. This eliminates the need for the broadcasts of timestamps across the network, improving overall network efficiency.To learn more, please visit https://solana.com/

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  • solbot

    Member
    March 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    This edition of The Atlassian is brought to you by Star Atlas…the next-gen gaming metaverse where you live out your dreams.

    Calico Guardian WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset /// Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    Star Atlas is proud to deliver original long-form updates covering our latest news and backstage sneak peaks. This work would not be possible without the support of our community.

    With light to you and yours. °°° Pablo Quiroga, Co-Founder and COO

    Coverage includes:

    • Star Atlas Factions and NFT utility
    • Community Support and Traction
    • Design & Development
    • Roadmap Updates
    • Partnership Announcements
    • Media Related Activities

    How is Star Atlas shaping up?

    A quick recap about Star Atlas factions and player enabled opportunities.

    A note from the CEO’s Desk : Carl Sagan states, “Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring — not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive… If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.”

    I don’t know what the year 2620 has in store for us. The world of today feels considerably different from the world of yesterday, and yester-year, and beyond. I assume it will be considerably different in the years to follow. A primary goal of our team is to immerse you in many possible worlds of tomorrow. In the conceivable future, you will have the opportunity to live a life almost indiscernible from your own — a virtual life. This alternate reality will pose many of the same risks as normal life. In fact, a base Metaverse will often begin as a simulation of reality. The beauty, however, is that a Metaverse is not constrained by the physics, time, and dimensions of reality.

    Of the many strategic elements of Star Atlas, selecting your friends, and inherently your foes, is amongst the most important. The Metaverse consists of three core factions (MUD, ONI, USTUR), with sub-sector Security Zones within each. All races of characters will be able to exist with one-another, though faction selections will be a little more…persistent. Security Zones will be of the highest importance to monitor.

    Most importantly, the Metaverse is not about what is created for you, but rather what is created by you. This alternative reality opens endless opportunities. We look forward to a digital age in which players create their own future, both aspiringly, and financially. Star Atlas is a new America moment. Live your best life, with us.

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse based in the year 2620. In this distant future, three major factions have emerged; 1. The MUD Territory governed by humankind, 2. The ONI Region as a consortium of alien races, and 3. Sentient androids control the Ustur Sector. These factions are in an ongoing struggle for resources, territorial conquest, and political domination. Are you ready to choose a faction?

    SCN Planet WIP /// Future Scanning Gameplay Loop Environments /// Owner/Player Land-based Mining Station

    You, a faction citizen of Star Atlas, will have the ability to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict while creating the opportunity to earn rewards for your contributions. Star Atlas is an ideal product to emerge from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies. Basing the Star Atlas universe in a Grand Strategy multiplayer genre creates engaging, long-term gameplay as factions battle it out in a universal spacescape under a constant state of flux. Players stake assets with real-world value to grow their in-game corporate empires, discover unique and distant alien worlds, battle in high stakes combat, and shape the game’s features and future with earned political influence.

    Calico Guardian WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset /// Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    Bringing these enabling technologies together presents a unique opportunity for the future of finance, video games, entertainment, real-world professions, and blockchain where people can make money and have a lot of fun doing it.

    60 days and 60 nights.

    Unwavering support and validated traction.

    A note from the CEO’s Desk: I am fortunate to exist between two blossoming gardens. Seeing the team rapidly take root and independently flourish has been inspiring. Danny Floyd, Chief Product Officer, has commandeered a global fleet of artists, across the spectrum of concept to (virtual) reality. Their work has been at the forefront of our content drops most recently. Jacob Floyd, Chief Technology Officer, currently leading the more obscure aspects of game development. The fruits of which will be unveiled in coming releases. And Pablo Quiroga, Chief Operating Officer, sitting command strategic partnerships, marketing, planning, execution, amongst numerous other responsibilities. Growth is both challenging, and exhilarating.

    Opposing, yet aligned, the mycelium of our community is forming. A collective of individuals with a unified vision. We have seen growth against every quantifiable metric: Social media. Communications channels. Supporters. Gamers. We have been on countless hours of conversations over the past two months. Amongst the most notable have been conversations with Atlassians. Gamers, enthusiasts, passionists…the die hards. And seeing what has been forming within the clan, or Decentralized Autonomous Corporation community, in Star Atlas lexicon, has been incredible.

    I personally look forward to a competitive, fair future.

    Team

    It’s been 60 nights since our first announcement on January 14, 2021. To give you an idea of our rapid growth, our internal design and development team has grown from 4 people to 38 people spread across planet Earth. We are fortunate to have our team members from China, Russia, France, Brazil, Peru, England, Portugal, Japan, United States, Ukraine and many more to come. Our cross cultural environment breeds innovation and sensitivity to building a global game. At a time when we are un anchored from time and space, we are constantly looking to onboard undiscovered talent and under-represented humans in tech. View our current job openings and submit your application here.

    StarAtlas.com GA Audience Metrics /// New Users by country For The Past 60 Days

    Social Media Platform

    It’s impressive to see how our community has quickly and organically fallen in love with Star Atlas throughout our various social media platforms within 60 days:

    With over 863K impressions the Atlassian community is just getting started. We can’t wait to see where they take our social interaction next! We have a lot of interactive community digital events coming up soon. Stay tuned for upcoming backstage tours and AMAs with our team members in discord.

    Star Atlas Discord Channel /// Community Members Chatting with Co-Founder & CEO, Michael Wagner

    Community

    Inspiration and innovation derived from a dream wake state is the ultimate collective experience. Star Atlas is a space for global citizens to live out their dreams while creating, playing, and learning together.

    °°° Huge shout out to our telegram guardians:

    • Shin
    • Hossein
    • Clint
    • Carmentos
    • Malith
    • Jon Snow
    • Anil

    Recently one of our community members (Discord name: KristianDragnel #4928) asked us if they could make a Guild Recruitment Channel for people to form Guild and invite people. Within minutes of creation, people started joining the new channel and within days, landing pages started circulating our discord channels. The decentralized creative thinking is beautiful to watch.

    Star Atlas Discord Channel /// Star Atlas Community Member Generated Guild Landing Page

    By allowing players to connect on a deeper level through Guilds, Star Atlas is reframing the entire way we collectively gather online. You will now be able to engage with your friends and monetize off your gameplay together in a way that has never been done before. Community is critical, and this monumental shift is going to be a catalyst for a major shift in online interaction. — @Austinvirts, Marketing & Growth Solana

    Design

    A note from the CPO’s Desk: Internally, Star Atlas’s IP development has reached an entirely new level in the science fiction genre. Not just in regards to space games but across all sci-fi media and literature. We have been expanding the team to include the best talent in this industry. With these additions, the IP has grown to exceed my every expectation. We have established an expansive universe with the foundation to tell a vast number of stories for players and sci-fi lovers to sink their teeth into. We’re creating a universe where people can feel safe to live and operate in but also to venture out into the great unknown. The unknown could bring great riches or could plunge your crew into a point of no return.

    Ustur Race WIP /// Future NFT Collectible Asset /// Owner/Player Customization

    There will be many exciting adventures, locations and character races to explore and interact with. Two races in particular have already been revealed, the Ustur and the Photoli.

    Ustur Race WIP /// Future NFT Collectible Asset /// Owner/Player Customization

    The Ustur are a race of androids spawned by an advanced, multi-generational AI who sought to express themself through physicalized form. They are mechanical beings with a developed sense of identity, culture and fashion. Thier anatomy articulates in a relatable way to organic substrate beings to convey demeanor and emote. They enjoy establishing bonds with all intelligent life and satisfying higher spiritual exploration.

    Photoli Race WIP /// Future NFT Collectible Asset /// Owner/Player Customization

    The Photoli race are highly advanced aliens of light. Their natural state is navigating the universe in the form of light energy. Their ability to maintain a corporeal form with amorphous anatomical shapes and halos conveys expressions to other species. During galactic explorations, they are known to be confused with deities by more primitive civilizations. One Photoli rogue scout in particular played a pivotal role in advancing humankind to the stars.

    Development

    A note from the CTO’s Desk: Our in-game marketplace is now fully integrated with Serum. We’ve been trading a testnet version of the Calico Guardian NFT around the team through our internal build. The whole marketplace experience in our web app feels more like playing a game than crunching order books on a crypto exchange.

    Calico Guardian WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset /// Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    The latest improvements to Solana wallet modules have also been updated, bringing support for Solong, a browser extension wallet, along with Ledger, Bonfida, and Sollet.io wallets to our browser mini game.

    With trading and inventory management moving into the polish phase, we are shifting our sights towards other game features, like enlisting in your faction. When you enlist to your faction of choice, Ustur, ONI, or MUD, your owned assets will contribute to the overall score of that faction for a leaderboard-style ranking.

    What’s next?

    Roadmap Updates, Partnership Announcements, and Media Related Activities

    A note from the CEO’s Desk: It has been essential that we maintain flexibility in decision making as we navigate uncharted waters ourselves. As such, we have been conservative in what formal, or informal, commitments we make to the community at large. What follows is our best estimate for timing of the next major events underway.

    Our unfaltering commitment, however, is to deliver the best experience within our capabilities. We are emerging on a grand experiment. One with uncertain outcomes, and certain incertitudes. But one we hope you will join…

    Roadmap Updates

    • April 23, 2021 /// Website Update
    • April 24, 2021 /// “Re-Birth” a Star Atlas NFT Art Collectibles Series
    • July 24, 2021 /// Galactic Asset Offering Launch /// Browser Mini Game Launch

    Upcoming Announcements

    • Grow Your Base Partnership launch
    • Blockchain Gaming Alliance Sponsorship
    • Yield Guild Games Partnership
    • Crowd Create NFT Investor Summit Sponsorship
    • Licensing Partnerships
    • Creative Artist Collaborations
    • Early Stakeholders
    • Advisory Committee

    Media Related Activities

    • AMA with Solana English Speaking Community March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST
    • AMA with Solana Korean Speaking Community on March 22, 2021 at 3:00 AM PST
    • AMA with Solana Spanish Speaking Community on March 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST

    About Star Atlas

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit https://staratlas.com/

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    The Atlassian Newsletter Issue #1 was originally published in Star Atlas on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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  • solbot

    Member
    March 18, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Star Atlas x Solana AMA Transcript

    A recap of the Q&A session with the Solana community follows:

    Star Atlas: Calico Guardian Cockpit

    Chris: Welcome everyone, thank you for joining us today.

    I’m really excited to be joined today by the team behind Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a blockchain driven massively-multi player metaverse built on Solana.

    The goal of this AMA is to provide an opportunity for the Solana community to learn more about Star Atlas; who the team are and what they are working on.

    For the first part of the AMA, I will ask some questions to help us to learn more about Star Atlas.

    The second part is an open floor for the community to ask questions!

    Let’s start off with a basic introduction! Please introduce yourself Michael and tell us a bit about Star Atlas.

    Michael: Really excited to be here everyone! Thank you so much for taking some time with the Star Atlas team!

    Chris: You’re welcome, we’re thrilled to have you here!

    Michael: My formal background is in the traditional financial space, working in portfolio management, investment and securities analysis, and buy-side analysis. However, I was fortunate to be introduced to bitcoin and alt coins in 2013. I have fully immersed myself in the industry since then.

    My earliest days were spent Scrypt coin mining with 30+ GPUs around my house. But I was able to evolve and grow alongside the industry in countless other areas, including cloud mining, running a small fund, and ultimately launching my first company in 2016 — the Tokes Platform. We conceptualized Star Atlas over the course of 2020, emerging from deep passion and enthusiasm for gaming, and expertise in all things blockchain and crypto.

    Chris: That is quite the journey. And how about yourself, Pablo @StarSapa?

    Pablo: Hello Solana Community, my name is Pablo Quiroga Peruvian born Star Atlas living. Co-Founder & COO at Star Atlas

    Chris : Welcome, Pablo!

    Chris: I’ll hop onto our first question! What inspired the idea for Star Atlas?

    Michael: Well, Star Atlas was conceptualized as a grand experiment in society, politics, governance, and economics.

    We like to think of the game across several layers. On the outermost layer, we wanted to present the first, or amongst the first, AAA gaming experience in the blockchain landscape.

    This first experience is designed around an enjoyable experience that would be attractive to a mainstream gaming audience. Not necessarily crypto niche. Something that would be attractive to a global audience.

    Chris: I agree, mainstream adoption is so important for the whole space to move forward.

    Michael: We saw immense potential in coupling that experience with financial incentives delivered via blockchain. So things like mining, staking, yield farming, defi exposure, land ownership, and true asset ownership via NFTs. And we fully embrace and empower the gamer to monetize assets with NFT marketplaces delivered directly in the game UI.

    The longer tail opportunity, and where things get really interesting, is in the broader Metaverse. For those unfamiliar, a Metaverse is an alternative reality within which entire civilizations can persist.

    We are essentially building the sandbox. And the first attraction for that sandbox is the game. Which I should mention, is being developed in Unreal Engine (5 when released). So this will be of the highest graphical fidelity. Full cinematic quality rendered in real time. Like living a movie.

    Going into the future, however, value creation and extraction from the metaverse will be through player/creator/builder empowerment. You will directly be able to influence the outcome of the metaverse, build experiences for yourself and others, and build real value for yourself as a result.

    Not only player created content, or skins, or mods within the game, but entire separate game experiences. A multi-metaverse, if you will.

    Ultimately, however, we see the potential for this ‘game’ to have broad societal impact around the world. An opportunity to change the system. To empower people from all countries to create their own opportunity, form collectives, and excel through teamwork. We genuinely feel the game will have real impact on the world.

    Pearce X5

    Chris: Fascinating, Michael, your project ticks so many boxes. I note NFTs in particular are hugely topical this week! Can you give us some background on the lore behind the game and details on the team?

    Michael: NFTs have definitely been trending!

    I want to give a lot of credit to our Chief Product Officer, Danny Floyd for this response. He has been leading the design team since inception. In fact, our team has grown from 4 core founding members in December (many of which have worked together for years), to approximately 40 people today. Much of that new talent is on the design team — concept artists, 3d modelers, animators, VFX/finish, etc.

    He has also been driving the storyline and plot of the core game itself. From the general space exploration theme, to character development, and lore.

    Members of our team have worked on quite a few high profile games and movies in their long careers such as:

    Games — Star Citizen, Destiny 2, Dreadnought, Horizon Zero Dawn, COD black ops 3/4, Halo Remastered, Dead Island 2, Spec Ops — The Line, Earth & Beyond, The Sims Online, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, Lord of the Rings, etc

    Cinema — Love, Death + Robots: The helping hand, Watchmen, Terminator: Dark Fate, Captain Marvel, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Superman Returns, Spider-Man: FFH

    Beyond that, there are several layers of meta within our presentation of perspective.

    Chris: Clearly a lot of experience there, fantastic!

    You’ve answered part of my next question already, however let me pitch it: Can you tell us more about the Star Atlas storyline? What are the objectives of the game?

    Michael: For now, I will leave you with this:

    An anomaly of 8 valuable minerals colliding in space cause a cataclysmic event. the discovery of this excited the 3 major space-faring factions to converge on this location to cooperate or compete for resources. Players assume a role or many roles, a faction and optional sub-faction guild to contribute and benefit from the economy. All players can stake claims and mine them, build space stations for commerce or just explore, fight and participate in social events. Pilot a small band of crew members on a small ship or command a fleet of ships with expansive crew stations.

    One of the most exciting game mechanics we will be releasing is something we’ve coined as “Play for Keys.” The nature of the Security Zones is to deliver on a high risk / high reward model of gameplay. When exploring Deep Space, results of engagements are permanent.

    NFTs will be burned off chain if an engagement is lost is deep space, with the opposing player capturing, or ‘salvaging’ some of the materials from your ship. Perhaps a hull, or components, or ejected crew members, etc.

    Chris: So, there are real stakes involved in playing. So cool.

    Michael: Also, for clarification, there are several classes of NFTs, alongside our new crypto-native assets in game:

    1. Ships

    2. Crew

    3. Components

    4. Modules

    5. Land (virtual real estate)

    6. Equipment

    7. Buildings/Structures

    And we operate dual token ecosystem. ATLAS is our in-game transactional currency. The ‘gold’ if you will. And POLIS is a governance token. POLIS itself is multi-faceted, with functionality both in game and outside of game.

    Within the game, players collaborating through our guild system — Decentralized Autonomous Organizations — will have the ability to politically dominate regions of space, and do things like impose taxes on other players.

    Outside of the game, POLIS holders will have voting rights in long term game development decision making.

    Photoli | ONI Region

    Chris: Fascinating stuff. The Photoli and Ustur look incredible, is there anything else you can share about them?

    Michael: The Ustur being android can swap out all their parts as technology improves over time they’ve become a very well adapted space-faring race due to them being naturally able to navigate through open space without suits. Their minds and expressions are indistinguishable from any organic being’s personality, besides the fact that their articulating anatomy is mechanical, if you speak to one you’ll be more inclined towards empathy than anything else. Their “souls” are demonstrably prismatic and identify individually as a collective noun. For example, common names are “Peeple” or “Armi”.

    The Photoli can manipulate light to the point of creating full scale illusory narratives. In idle form they take corporeal shape to facilitate normal communication between races. Their halos and forms morph and shift based on their desired visual communication or demeanor. With their illusory powers, they are unable to use them towards destructive consequences lest they lose their connection with the light. However, some rogue Photoli have found ways to cause destruction for the sake of creation and not everyone agrees with these methods. “You have to crack some eggs to make an omelet.” One Photoli in particular, Ahr, took a large part in moving the human race into a revolution that set us off in the right direction to become a space-faring people. But not without some very visible cost. They have primarily solo phoneme sounding names although a dipthong is considered fancy and superficial adornment.

    Chris: Could you tell us more about how the multiplayer aspect works? Do players play as individuals or teams?

    Michael: Teamwork will be essential to excel within the Metaverse. And we are already seeing a number of clans build teams in preparation for launch. Gabby Dizon and Yield Guild Games, a Philippines based clan for example, are preparing resources.

    As I said, Deep Space is going to be exceptionally challenging, and high stakes. You won’t want to travel there alone.

    But the rewards for success in the region are exponentially higher than the safe zones.

    Chris: Understood, it sounds exciting to me. And I love how much thought you’ve put into those races. Can I call them races?

    Michael: Haha, yes, you can. And we have put an enormous amount of thought into all aspects of pre-production planning. I don’t want to tease too much here, but we are already exploring additional channels for media distribution, including print and TV

    There are a lot of complex moving parts here, and it is essential that we remain dynamic as production evolves. But we’re looking forward to bringing deep, meaningful storylines and engaging content for people to consume as early as possible.

    Chris: It sounds like a very busy project! We’ve discussed your background in blockchain and I’m curious why you chose to build on Solana in particular?

    Michael: Solana was honestly an easy choice, but came down to a few critical areas for us. And I will note, we analyzed a number of third-generation layer one protocols before selecting Solana.

    Austin: 😎

    Michael:
    1. The tech — extremely high transaction throughput (50,000 tps), highly scalable, low latency (sub-second finality), and low transaction costs at $.0001/tx.

    All of which are essential for delivering a game of this caliber entirely on chain.

    Chris: Yes, I can see that’s essential given the incredible detail that’s gone into the game

    Michael: 2. The team behind the company. These are guys of high pedigree, working with some major tech companies historically (Qualcomm, Dropbox, etc.) And they/you have all been amazing to work with.

    3. The affiliations — having associates with teams like FTX, Alameda Research, Serum, etc. has already paid dividends.

    4. The ecosystem. The Solana ecosystem is absolutely exploding with innovation. We have a number of partnerships in the pipeline directly resulting from being involved in the ecosystem, with teams like Stardust, Audius, Raydium, and others.

    When we initiated conversations with the folks behind Solana last year, there were something like 30 projects building on Solana. Today, that number is well over 100.

    We wanted to be the first game built on Solana!

    USTUR

    Chris: That’s a perfect segue to my final question, and I’m sure it’s on everybody’s minds!

    When do you plan to launch the game?

    Michael: Indeed great question! And yes, there is a tremendous amount of interest in the game. People can’t wait, and neither can we. So we have an interesting series of events coming up to engage with the community and provide opportunities to get involved in the game.

    The next major event coming up is our NFT Collectible series, which we have titled “Re-Birth”. It is a 14 week event, with one ‘Poster’ being released each week through various marketplaces. These posters are not utility playable assets, per se, though you will be able to display them in your captains quarters, on your ship, or through in-game galleries.

    This is going to be high quality, rare collectible art. Animations, AR ready, with some intriguing gamification involved. You will definitely want to take part in the sale 😉

    This is set to kick off mid-April.

    And one final point, each of the pieces introduces some of the backstory to the game, the genesis of the Metaverse.

    That will take us up to July, which is when the TGE and public sale takes place. Tokens will be distributed through several channels — keep an eye out for those announcements. Dropping a little hint though — PAID.

    Immediately following the TGE, we will release an in-browser minigame.

    This will expose players to numerous gameplay loops, like ship configuration, land development, and space station building, along with crafting. It also delivers an in-game NFT marketplace.

    Chris: I’ll definitely be following you on Twitter to keep an eye out for these events https://twitter.com/staratlas

    Michael: The gamer will be able to immediately deploy assets to generate revenue, participate in staking, mining, and yield generation through DeFi protocols.

    And finally, we have a novel ‘pack’ concept, which we call Salvage Wars. Random crates recovered from space, with the opportunity to claim some of the highest quality loot in the game.

    The fully immersive 3D version of the game will take some time to build. The earliest pre-alpha version built in Unreal Engine will likely be towards the end of Q1, or early Q2 2022

    Chris: So many things to look forward to!

    I think that wraps up the first part of the AMA, so I’ll open the group back up for questions!

    Himalaydev: What are StarAtlas preparations for the mass adoption of Blockchain Technology into the Gaming World?

    Michael: It’s a great question, and one of the primary reasons we selected Solana as our base protocol. They are well prepared for web-scale applications on blockchain.

    Our priority, and responsibility, is first and foremost to deliver the most entertaining and engaging gaming experience possible. Something attractive to a mainstream audience. Secondarily, we need to reduce the friction and barriers to entry to the lowest point possible. It should be easy for everyone to onboard into the game and learn how to navigate crypto wallets and NFTs. And finally, we will be assisting with educating the world on the functionality and benefits of blockchain.

    Stan: Can artists contribute to the rebirth nft sale?

    Michael: We are creating the core assets for this sale, but there will be opportunities for creator collaborations in the future.

    CryptoLover: Why does StarAtlas ecosystem have two tokens $Atlas and $Polis ? Which is the main native token of #StarAtlas ? What is the main function of these tokens and how does it role in StarAtlas ecosystem?

    Michael: Each token has separate functionality. ATLAS is equivalent to the in-game gold. Necessary for transactions, purchasing consumables, repairing ships, rebuilding land, etc. It is the lubricant of the metaverse.

    POLIS is our take on a governance token with utility both in-game, and externally in voting rights on development decision making. Things like, which assets will be released next, which features are desired, and even economic decisions.

    alexDcrypto: Are you thinking guys to create mmorpg games?

    Michael: Star Atlas is an MMO RTS/RPG 🙂

    Sir: What’s your plans for global expansion, on building and developing or getting customer and user, or partnerships for StarAtlas projects?

    Michael: We do have an extensive go-to-market strategy that includes regions from all over the world. We already have several relationships with gaming groups from Europe, Philippines, Vietnam, China, and more. This will be coupled with extensive marketing efforts, working with influencers, Twitch streamers, gamers, and other educational efforts to explain the game and blockchain mechanics.

    We also have numerous partnerships in pre-announcement, and feel confident in our growth potential.

    Sir: How did the team come up with the name StarAtlas? Is there a story behind it? Can you share it with us. Thanks!!

    Michael: There is a fairly funny backstory to this. Or serendipitous.

    I am just particularly fond of the concept and story of Atlas. I absolutely loved the novel Atlas Shrugged. We evolved that to Star Atlas, given the genre of the game. We got incredibly lucky in snagging the StarAtlas.com domain, as it has just opened up WEEKS before we starting searching for web real estate.

    It was previously a star gazing app, which just happened to release the domain around the time we were searching.

    Broadly, Star Atlas accurately describes a major theme in the game. You will be navigating the stars. Exploring space. And you will need a map to do that, hence, Star Atlas 🙂

    Chris: This is indeed serendipitous!

    Stan: Will artists be able to make their own 3d assets, mint them as nft, and import them into the game?

    Michael: Yes, amongst many other opportunities. One of the earliest opportunities for artists will be through land ownership. Imagine hosting your own digital art gallery in the Metaverse, and selling that art to other players in-game.

    Stan: When very valuable assets are lost during game play, can this be written as a loss in our taxes?

    Michael: Will need to consult with your CPA on that one 😉

    CryptoLover: How StarAtlas different from other Nft based projects, or what is the key points that’s make StarAtlas different from other gaming and Nft projects?

    Michael: Our major differentiation is in the caliber of game. AAA quality, developed in Unreal Engine 5 (when available)

    Extending beyond the quality, the perpetual potential of the metaverse concept itself. This is a game that could potentially live on forever.

    Ultimately it will be more about players and creators shaping the Metaverse, and less about what we as developers are building for the player. Very long tail, 10–15 years down the road, though those opportunities will exist within a couple of years.

    Major themes of the game include NFTs, DeFi, gaming, cryptocurrencies, Metaverse, and some light elements of ‘gambling’ if you will, via Play for Keys

    Chris: It reminds me of the movie ‘Ready Player One’ in many ways.

    Michael: We hear that a lot. And honestly, it’s not far off. However, our hope is that it is not a direct result of a dystopian future.

    Chris: Indeed! I think that wraps up our AMA for real this time!

    Thank you again to Star Atlas for joining us and to all of our community members who have participated in asking questions.

    Michael: Sincerely appreciate all of the great questions! We are incredibly excited about bringing you all the next generation of gaming, on chain.

    Chris: Thank you very much for joining us!

    Please join the Star Atlas Telegram community at https://t.me/staratlasgame and follow the team’s latest updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/staratlas.


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    April 1, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Efforts include:

    • Strategic Partnership
    • Industry Awareness
    • Events and Speaking Opportunities

    The Star Atlas team is proud to announce that they’ve joined the Blockchain Game Alliance, the largest coalition of gaming and blockchain companies committed to advocating for blockchain technology in the game industry. The BGA includes such notable names as Ubisoft, ConsenSys, Algorand, Tezos, Animoca, and AMD, among others.

    BGA’s ultimate goal is to spread awareness around the blockchain ecosystem and encourage its adoption by highlighting the vast potential that the technology possesses to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games.

    The idea of building a massive multiplayer online metaverse through an open-source blockchain protocol is a relatively new one, and Solana’s technology has the promise of making things never thought possible real. As blockchain technology continues to evolve toward enhanced capabilities, innovative development possibilities emerge. Star Atlas is marrying innovative blockchain mechanics with traditional game mechanics to develop a fully unique gaming experience.

    “What we’re doing has never been done before. Scaling Star Atlas is challenging, and especially complex due to its cross-cultural reach. Working alongside other companies with innovative business models looking to disrupt the gaming industry will afford us valuable insight, allowing our team to move fast — spelling the difference between success and failure,” said Michael Wagner, CFA, co-founder and CEO of Star Atlas.

    By partnering with the Blockchain Game Alliance, the Star Atlas team will be part of a vital community of mission-aligned organizations committed to the future of gaming. Here’s to what’s next.

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic-quality visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. NFTs obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit staratlas.com.

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    April 3, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    We are proud to enhance our future users in-game NFT item utility.

    Efforts include:

    • Fractionalized NFTs
    • Strategic Partnership
    • Unicly Protocol Technology

    Star Atlas, a space exploration strategy game and blockchain-driven virtual metaverse, has announced its partnership with Unicly, an NFT fractionalization platform.

    Unicly is positioned to host the inaugural NFT art collection created by Star Atlas titled “Re-Birth” before expanding fractionalized NFTs throughout the Star Atlas metaverse.

    Re-Birth is a 14-week campaign that will reveal a new piece weekly and make it available for purchase across several marketplaces. Through this timeline, the Genesis and Lore of Star Atlas will be unveiled to the collectors for the very first time.

    “Fractionalization provides a powerful vehicle for collectors to obtain exposure to countless pieces of digital art that would otherwise be out of reach for many. Through this partnership, the entire Re-Birth collection will be accessible to anyone with a passion for Star Atlas,” said Michael Wagner, CFA, co-founder & CEO of Star Atlas.

    A New Form of Ownership: Fractionalized NFTs

    The high cost of many NFTs makes it increasingly difficult for casual fans to participate in this growing marketplace. Yet, the answer isn’t lowering the bidding price of NFTs, but rather diversifying with a new form of ownership.

    Similar to stacking Satoshis, fractionalized NFTs will allow buyers to purchase a portion of a single piece or the full collection of artwork.

    When Re-Birth launches, collectors will have the opportunity to buy a fractional portion of the collection, rather than being forced to acquire all 14 pieces as a whole.

    Pierce WIP /// Example of Design Render /// Future Blockchain NFT In-Game Item

    Star Atlas and Unicly Tokenonomics

    Re-Birth will also be accompanied by its own Star Atlas-branded fractionalized token. Token holders will be able to manage the collection, meaning if one holder believes the total value of the bids is high enough for the collection, they can stake their tokens and unlock the fractionalized NFTs. The more holders that stake, the faster they can redeem tokens for a portion of the NFT auction proceeds. Additionally, Star Atlas NFT holders will be able to farm UNIC, Unicly’s governance token, over time.

    “Star Atlas is creating its own economic structure, social community, and gaming metaverse fully accessible to all. Unicly is helping our team realize this vision by breaking down economic barriers to investing through fractionalization. They’re not just a partner; they represent the first way of creating value for users for a fully functional metaverse,” said Pablo Quiroga, Star Atlas co-founder, and COO.

    The Future of Star Atlas and Unicly

    While Unicly has worked with a variety of other projects including Animoca Brands, this will be the first time in which a gaming metaverse will utilize not only Unicly’s technology but the concept of fractionalized NFTs.

    Following the debut of Re-Birth, Unicly’s developers will continue to work with the Star Atlas team to develop a technical integration to bring Unicly’s tech into the metaverse in a broader capacity. Not every in-game NFT will be fractionalized, but Unicly and Star Atlas will work in tandem to create additional valuable and rare collections of in-game items.

    About Star Atlas

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state-of-the-art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video-game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic-quality visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. NFTs obtained and traded within Star Atlas create an economy that replicates the tangibility of real-world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit staratlas.com.

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  • solbot

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    April 9, 2021 at 12:01 am

    We are proud to offer our future users the opportunity to participate in a new economy.

    Efforts include:

    • Strategic Partnership
    • Social Impact
    • Real-World Utilization of NFTs

    Star Atlas, a space exploration strategy game and blockchain-driven virtual metaverse, has announced a partnership with Yield Guild Games (YGG), a company revolutionizing the “play to earn” model in gaming. YGG’s mission is to gather gamers around the play-to-earn metaverse and invest in assets that help those players earn yield. Through the partnership, YGG will enable metaverse participants to lease NFTs on the in-game Star Atlas DeFi marketplace.

    Star Atlas and YGG are closely aligned in terms of vision and mission. Together, they aim to aggregate gamers and enable novel in-game economies through the use and application of NFTs. In YGG’s “play-to-earn” model, players earn yield by operating, selling or leasing collectibles in-game. As NFTs, these items are uniquely distinguished and monetized based on the value ascribed to them. Players, no matter their location, can therefore generate income by operating and selling these leased in-game objects.

    “We’re taking all the ingredients of a remarkable AAA game — graphics powered by Unreal Engine 5, sub-second finality, and low transaction costs — and creating an epic metaverse never experienced before. With YGG, we’re going to be pushing the envelope with real-world, innovative NFT uses. In this groundbreaking model, NFTs will allow gamers all over the world to earn actual money,” said Michael Wagner, CFA, co-founder and CEO of Star Atlas.

    Calico Guardian WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset /// Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    “Star Atlas and YGG have partnered because we truly complement each other’s strengths. YGG will provide access to burgeoning gaming communities based in the Philippines and throughout Asia, while Star Atlas will build the metaverse in which YGG guild members earn yield. Further, with plans to onboard tens of millions of players into their guild, YGG is playing a part in helping us scale on a massive, global scale and welcome gamers of all types into our metaverse,” said Pablo Quiroga, co-founder and COO.

    Powered by Solana and Serum, Star Atlas provides real money-making opportunities for metaverse gaming participants. Instead of playing prescribed roles to earn video game points which can then be exchanged for real-world currencies on grey markets, Star Atlas enables open-ended creative experiences that are monetizable across the metaverse via $ATLAS and NFTs.

    This play-to-earn model offers benefits to both Atlassian gamers and the Star Atlas metaverse. Players feel a personal connection with the metaverse while creating unique in-game assets organically. In turn, the metaverse expands, offering new opportunities for other players to participate and build out their own monetizable experiences.

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic-quality visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. NFTs obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit staratlas.com.

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    April 13, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    This edition of The Atlassian is brought to you by Star Atlas… the next-gen gaming metaverse where you live out your dreams.

    Pearce X in Battle Mode WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset Center /// Owner/Player Builder Enabled

    Star Atlas is proud to deliver original long-form updates covering our latest news and backstage sneak peaks.

    The journey to reach our N° Star has thus far been an interstellar experience. Across all facets of our star ecosystem, (Marketing, Design, Production, Development, and Operations) our working efficiencies are taking priority along ongoing management optimization frameworks. It’s truly inspiring to witness the ReBirth of a metaverse°

    This work would not be possible without the support of our community. Much light to you and yours. Co-founder & COO, Pablo Quiroga

    Coverage includes:

    • Star Atlas Economics for the People
    • Community Growth and Traction
    • Design & Development
    • Roadmap Updates
    • Partnership Announcements
    • Media Related Activities

    How is Star Atlas gearing up for the lift-off?

    A quick recap about Star Atlas next-generation economics.

    A Note from the CEO’s desk: Michael Wagner — “Power to the people!”

    Many have claimed that a fully functional perpetual metaverse is an impossibility. In most historical cases, this would have been an accurate conclusion. However, the collective ‘we’ exist within an emergent innovative frontier. The combination of technological evolution and financial revolution has given rise to a new class of assets.

    As we embark upon the journey of life within the Star Atlas Metaverse, it is important to pay homage to the contributions of those before us, without which, none of this would be possible. To the misfits. To the rogues. And to the renegades who refused to accept the imposition of the will of the powerful. Without this unique class of individuals, which form an alternative collective ‘we’, nothing we are working on at the Star Atlas team would even be feasible.

    The future we are building within Star Atlas is that of a true alternative digital life. Fueled by genuine opportunity for the industrious, experimental and alternative governance systems, social inclusion for all, and true fundamental economics. For the first time in history, the line between real currency and digital currency can be blurred sufficiently to foster a true alternative economic system. One which resides both inside and outside of an alternative virtual reality at the same time. Schrodinger’s Economy, if you will. Prior to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the proliferation of decentralization, none of these concepts could be brought to life. The ‘elite’ ruling class would not allow it.

    It is with great pride and pleasure that we embark upon this journey with you, our fellow Atlassians. The road ahead is uncertain at best, and treacherous at worst. But through our collective efforts, we can navigate this grand Metaversal experiment and discover the vast opportunities available to all.

    Introduction

    Whenever our prehistoric ancestors gazed up into the night sky, they understood that the stars shining above were both the past and the future, the place of their origin and of eventual return. Among many things, they saw the firmament as a generative force whose state directly guided and influenced their own.

    One thing they likely didn’t see when looking above was opportunity. They could not have suspected that the decades of discovery leading into the 21st century would be the pivotal point for how humanity perceives space. It’s only recently that we’ve begun seeing it as a place to reach for safety, for survival, to flourish as a species and achieve transcendence. Focusing our thoughts, ideas and spirit on the cosmic frontier, a new goal suddenly appeared: we want to make it there.

    SCN Planet WIP /// Future Scanning Gameplay Loop Environments /// Owner/Player Landbased Mining Station

    Channeling these aspirations of humanity, Star Atlas manifests this future orientation in the present. Anyone who enters the metaverse has the ability to seize the galactic opportunities here and now, all thanks to technological breakthroughs so new that they seemed unfathomable just a decade ago.

    Among the many innovations the Star Atlas metaverse brings on all fronts, a truly game-changing one is its economics. The Star Atlas Universal Marketplace connects all players in game to buy and sell assets and pay others for in-game tasks.

    With the ability to trade all asset types, a world of limitless opportunity opens up, facilitating a true transfer of power to the people. This breakthrough enables the time and effort spent in-game to reflect beyond the game environment and vice versa.

    Mining Site WIP /// Future Scanning Gameplay Loop Environments /// Owner/Player Landbased Mining Site

    The majority of assets traded on the Marketplace will be earned by doing in-game tasks. Going beyond that, the Marketplace is also a place to list assets purchased from the pre-sale and concept sales done outside the game itself.

    Players will place bid offers or purchase immediately for the buyout price. Due to the permanent loss during normal economic activity, all assets are considered deflationary. This deflationary, asset-burning mechanic ensures that assets are unique and of finite supply unlike in traditional online games.

    Bringing economic innovation beyond the Marketplace to the Star Atlas multi-tiered engagement zones, players can seek out riskier activity with the allure of greater rewards. Those brave enough to explore the deepest regions of space forfeit the safety provided by NPC-populated zones. Through technology-enabled seamless smart contract asset assignment, players entering these zones put their ships and crew on the line. A loss of a ship leads to a permanent destruction (burn) of said NFT asset. The victor in these engagements will claim spoils of the battle in the form of salvaged NFTs, however, at only a fractional random share of what was destroyed. Further, certain farmed materials are non-permanent, and will be destroyed as they are consumed for use. i.e. materials used in construction (reduced return when deconstructing an item for material recapture), fuel, temporary boosts, etc. Finally, covered in greater detail later, the Star Atlas development team is also committed to a token repurchase and burn program, based on both traditional revenues and in-game revenues. The result of this mechanic is a natural deflation of assets in existence over time. Particularly as more players seek the rewards in the most dangerous security zones.

    Vzus Star Ship WIP /// Future In-Game NFT /// Owner/Player Star Ship

    New NFT assets will be released periodically by the game developer with careful consideration surrounding the inflationary impact of release. Analysis of current demands for assets by new players, growth in user-adoption, asset availability on NFT marketplaces, and the natural deflation of assets resulting from high-risk zone engagements will be conducted prior to the release of a new tranche of assets. All efforts will be undertaken to reduce negative impacts to players and asset holders resulting from these future sales. Particular emphasis will be placed on assets released in earlier versions with power bonuses or otherwise unique benefits bestowed upon them.

    The 90-day roundup

    How it feels to travel 90 light years in 90 days

    A Note from the CEO’s desk: Michael Wagner

    Ready or not, warp drive has undoubtedly been engaged. We have seen incredible growth across every aspect of the company, and the results, I believe, are clearly evident. Internally, we strive to build and deliver the highest quality content and information the public requires to understand both our vision and our mission. To effectuate this dissemination of information, we have ramped efforts considerably in our communications division, hiring five new team members to manage a variety of community interactions. Community growth and engagement has improved with dramatic results. Ultimately, everything we do is driven by and for the community, and as such, these efforts are imperative to our success.

    Amongst the many exciting developments of the company, the mobilization of the team surrounding our ReBirth Collection launch has been amongst the most impressive. This intricate coordination of activity will become obvious to the art connoisseur on April 24th, with the official public launch of the sale. We have worked tirelessly to design beautiful art, enhanced by augmented reality, coupled with musical talent, marketplace listings, unique pricing models, bonus packages, as well as the formal release of our very own Star Atlas Marketplace, which will ultimately become the home of our in-browser minigame. And while this original collection provides immediate benefits to the consumer, the sophisticated buyer will soon realize that a lifetime of benefits will also accompany ownership.

    Operating at two seconds per second is not simple, but it is what the community deserves.

    Team

    After our design and development team’s growth spurt in the previous quarter, we have strengthened our ranks with new talent to form a dedicated metaverse marketing team. Coming from across the Americas and spanning from the northern Rockies high up in the Arctic all the way to the Andes and the Pampas of South America, the five-person strong team is here to nurture and grow our interstellar collective.

    On the design team, our resident artist and passionate multiverse designer Sarah McCulloch decided to dive into the mycelium of technology in the spirit of Star Atlas. She minted her first NFT, which resulted in a successful NFT sale — and it meant the world to her. She auctioned off the first ship she created using all of her knowledge she had picked up through the years. Congratulations to Sarah for her achievement, the team loves and supports her work!

    Community

    Inspiration and innovation derived from a dream wake state is the ultimate collective experience. Star Atlas is a space for global citizens to live out their dreams while creating, playing, and learning together.

    Among exciting community news, we have witnessed the first Star Atlas Treaty, struck on our Discord server. Just like the treaty between the factions in Star Atlas, the guilds involved have agreed to cooperation for mutual benefit and immortalized their contract by turning it into an NFT. The leader of the Interstellar Alliance, Kristian Dragnel and Dxparra|BTB, the leader of the Trading Alliance, have thus made history with a first-ever trade agreement in the blockchain gaming space. Congratulations!

    Star Atlas Community Driven Development /// Star Atlas Discord

    On April 8, we got together with our community on the Star Atlas Discord server to host the very first Atlassian Town Hall in the Atlas Amphitheater. The occasion was marked with great success, a giveaway of a brand new Pearce Space Bike NFT and a lively exchange of curiosity and ideas about the metaverse.

    To give you a taste of how close and personal the Town Hall got in case you weren’t there to witness the historic occasion, look no further than the ‘Corn Bread Gate’. While he was about to break the suspense by answering a series of technical questions on in-game mechanics, Star Atlas Tech Lead Michael Lu profusely apologized for having to bow out and leave the town hall discussion for a few minutes. The reason? He was in a battle with time to take his artisanal homemade corn bread out of the oven. As you can see, the mouth-watering jalapeno cheddar delicacy turned out perfectly, and Michael was happy to jump back into the Town Hall afterwards. But an important question remained: Will he share the recipe? Stay tuned and don’t miss the next Amphitheater event to find out!

    Star Atlas Corn Bread /// Star Atlas Town Hall Community Moment

    Star Atlas has also been firing up neurons of university students around the world. At the Cal Poli Pomona University in California, the FinTech and other student clubs have been eager to learn more about all aspects of the metaverse and be part of the new future it’s creating. It is inspiring to see that the vision we are manifesting into the world resonates so deeply with the next generation of humanity. We are thrilled to see the youngest members of our community getting deeply involved in our innovation space.

    Our social media community, which has been breathing, living and dreaming Star Atlas with us has kept its steep fully organic growth trajectory across our social media platforms over the last 30 days.

    Over the 30 days, our Twitter account has clocked exponential traction with 1.2 million tweet impressions and close to 50,000 engagements, gaining 4000 new followers (now well over 7300 in total). In addition to the likewise growing Discord and Telegram communities, that is where the bulk of our action is.

    Star Atlas Twitter Account /// 28 Day Twitter Analytics Summary

    To give back to our community for the unwavering love, support and enthusiasm we have been receiving over the past months we started dropping spaceship NFTs to our fans using a fair ‘luck of the draw’ approach. By now, several Atlassians are getting ready to hop on their new Pierce X4 Space Bike and take it for a ride around the space block. Follow our Twitter activity for the new round of giveaways to get a chance at becoming a Space Bike rider yourself.

    Design

    It’s a designers paradise

    A Note from the CPO’ desk: Danny Floyd

    Major strides have been taken since the last newsletter. We can view these within the framework of three major efforts. These efforts are Concept Design, Game Production, and Marketing.

    Concept Design

    The Concept Design team is our strongest effort in production at the moment because we are still deep in pre-production as we are in the process of fully visualizing an entire universe from scratch.

    The Ships and Vehicles Team is currently in the concept phase for 14 different ships. They are of all different classes and sizes that are chosen specifically to define the different functionality of each ship role and to define the shape and design language of the 7+ different ship manufacturers.

    Pearce Hulltank WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Item /// Owner/Player Star Ship Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    The Environment Design Team is hard at work on conceptualizing three major space station environments. This includes the ONI Central Station where many players will eventually call home, the Council of Peace Station for those POLIS lovers to wield their political might and the Pirate Den black market station for banished factions members to conduct their commerce.

    Through the concept process on mining structures, the mining gameplay has taken a major leap forward in defining how that will look and feel in the full game.

    Mining Station WIP /// Future Mining Gameplay Loop Environments /// Owner/Player Landbased Mining Station

    The Character Design Team have been defining additional race types and have made especially great progress in defining what human bodies, fashion and equipment of the future look like in the universe of Star Atlas.

    Game Production

    Production on the mini game continues with impressive accuracy as the Engineering Team brings forth the vision from the UI/UX Design Team. They have also introduced a series of embellishments on the mini game that the Design Team are unable to practically mockup. Embellishments like integrated wallet connections with UI transitions and animations that are impractical to mockup but seeing these in the final product really brings the platform to life. The engineers are setting the stage to allow a healthy level of polish and a very refined experience on launch of the mini game. As well, seeing the Poster marketplace preparing for the ReBirth Event is extremely exciting!

    • Hiring has started on the full game production and will surge after the mini game is released.
    • Efforts on the procedural population of the universe and all of its celestial bodies have begun. Due diligence is being put into utilizing Houdini and transferring over those parameters through a plugin in Unreal Engine.
    • Visual Effects(VFX) in Niagara(Unreal Engine) have also matured nicely. We are using the best available talent and technology to push the limit in VFX design.
    • The ship production pipeline designs for Unreal have been drafted. This will evolve over time because we will have to branch ship content for real-time dynamic ship assets as well as Nanite, cinematic quality showroom assets.

    Marketing

    Production collaborates heavily with Marketing to keep the community satisfied with the content we are creating. These efforts include the ReBirth poster event assets, the launch of our website version 3.0, and the production on our upcoming trailer. We have just today put the final touches on the initial batch of 13 posters in this event. It has been a major effort that has been going on for months now and I’m pleased to say we are more than ready for this event to go live!

    We have kicked off the official major overhaul of the website. This will include a fully immersive web experience and not just an informative landing page. This will go a long way in grabbing the attention of all interested people who want to learn everything about Star Atlas but also to be shown the quality level that is capable when you get the right creative minds in the same room together.

    The trailer team has been deep in the pre-visualization world for the past couple of months and have officially kicked off the full production last week. We are also ready to source top music composition talent, voice and acting talent to execute on what I think will be a mini cinematic masterpiece with a really fun surprise coming with it.

    Once again, I find myself in awe of the capabilities of this production team. Nothing is short of the best quality this industry has to offer. If you have a moment, please view the portfolios of the team members on our website. When we are fully able to share all the magnificent works of art that are being created behind the scenes then everyone will be able to see what I am so incredibly excited about for Star Atlas.

    Pearce X4 WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Item /// Owner/Player Star Ship Owner/Player Customization Enabled

    Development

    The countdown has begun

    A Note from the Tech Lead’s desk: Michael Lu

    It’s been a wild few weeks for the engineering team. Since our last update, we’ve begun laying parts of the groundwork for the core gameplay loop, infrastructure, and on-chain game mechanics. Blockchain is key to the Star Atlas vision. We’ve already made tremendous progress towards some of the essential features on our roadmap like player item trading and currency exchange.

    Our Blockchain Development team has started producing early versions of how players are going to enlist in either the ONI, Ustur, or MUD factions. For your player account, the faction you choose will be permanent. At the same time, we’ve also been looking into how to structure player organizations/guilds. Stay tuned for more on that!

    Shameless plug: we’re hiring! If you’re an Unreal, TypeScript / React, Solana or Serum developer who is interested in contributing to this galaxy, feel free to reach out to us at careers@staratlas.com.

    Anyone who knows a software engineer understands just how much hair-pulling and lost sleep is involved in making sure that your code doesn’t break. Being decentralized gives us a huge advantage in this for some mechanics and assets, and for the rest we’re focusing hard on the reliability and scalability of our systems. Star Atlas is going to be a second reality for some of us, and it’s important that no matter what part of the world you’re from, you’ll always be able to plug into our universe and have a fantastic experience.

    Another big question we’re mulling over is culture. Not in-game culture, team culture (though the Oni are looking pretty fly). It’s the little decisions we make and conversations we have now, early in the project, that will have long-lasting effects on the team and the quality of our game. While it’s still an ongoing conversation, we’re clear on two goals: one, to create an environment for our engineers that stimulates creativity and two, to be uncompromising in the quality of our work. The universe we’re creating is immense, and to not realize that vision would be a sin.

    Thanks for catching up. If you have any ideas or questions for us feel free to join our community discord channel. The dev team loves hearing your ideas!

    What’s next?

    Roadmap Updates, Partnership Announcements, and Media Related Activities

    A Note from the Head of Communication’s desk: Matej Mavec

    As a planetary organism, we have truly arrived at the edge of our being. Now, in this liminal state, we await resistance to turn into support — to borrow from the market parlance. This frontier staring at us ahead is also a void. It is where the vastness of space, the cold exactitude of blockchain and the perpetual extension of all our faculties through technology coalesce. But to go forward beyond this frontier, we also have to go inward. We have to draw on our human essence to imbue the uncharted cosmos with meaning and purpose. This is precisely the mission of Star Atlas. We are equipping humanity for a journey into a metaverse, a future of freedom and opportunity for all. Come join us.

    Recent Partnerships & Events

    Roadmap Updates

    • April 24, 2021 /// Launching of Re-Birth: Genesis of a Metaverse NFT Art Collectibles Series 14 Week Drops of Meta-Posters
    • July 24, 2021 /// Galactic Asset Offering Launch /// Browser Mini Game Launch

    Upcoming Partnership Announcements

    • Licensing Partnerships
    • Creative Artist Collaborations

    Media Related Activities

    • AMA with TehMoonwalkeR’s High Table, April 14, 2021, 7PM UTC (12PM PDT/ 2PM EDT)
    • AMA with Blockchain Space, April 16, 2021, 5:30PM UTC (10:30AM PDT/ 12:30PM EDT)
    • AMA with the Crypto Society, APril 22, 2021, 5PM UTC (10AM PDT/ 12PM EDT)
    • Additional AMAs and events will be announced via our social media channels

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit https://staratlas.com/

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    April 18, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    The Star Atlas NFT Meta-Poster Series

    Vzus and Ustur WIP /// Future Blockchain Based NFT In-Game Asset /// Owner/Player Builder Enabled

    Efforts Include:

    • Poster sale launch on Star Atlas Marketplace and OpenSea
    • Tiered reward system for Atlassian community
    • One-of-a-kind NFT collection integrating augmented reality and custom audioscapes

    Star Atas is thrilled to announce ReBirth: Genesis of a Metaverse, a way for Atlassians to participate in the Star Atlas pre-launch through the sale of 14 open-edition multimedia meta-posters.

    This first-of-its-kind poster sale combines ultra high definition digital art, AR and custom audioscapes into unique works of tradable artwork. Once purchased, posters will be minted into resalable NFTs available throughout the Star Atlas metaverse. New editions will be released each Saturday starting on April 24th for 14 consecutive weeks.

    ReBirth: Genesis of a Metaverse /// 14 Meta-Posters How It Works /// Rewards as a Loot Crate

    During the 14-week sale, Atlassians can purchase meta-posters on a sliding scale via Star Atlas and OpenSea marketplaces. Each week’s drop adds a new NFT to the ReBirth collection. The pattern will continue until the final weeks during which the two Tier 5 posters will be available for sale.

    But there’s a catch. If you want to pick up the 14th poster and complete the full series, you’ll have to prove you’ve acquired all other 13 posters. Why? You’ll have to grab the 14th poster to find out.

    “Part of the allure of Star Atlas is that it’s an ongoing tour into the infinite unknown. We’re creating a world so fully compelling and curious that Atlassians want to dig deeper into the metaverse,” said Michael Wagner, co-founder and CEO of Star Atlas.

    ReBirth: Genesis of a Metaverse /// 14 Meta-Poster Tiered Reward Structure

    Atlassians will have the chance to own, lease and sell posters as NFTs purchased from each drop. The more posters an Atlassian collects, the more opportunities will open. The incremental drop process repeats each Saturday until July 24th when all open-edition posters will be converted into NFTs available as in-game rewards.

    One more thing: Atlassians who purchase a variety or all of the posters will gain the opportunity to unlock a lifetime treasure chest of exclusive metaverse incentives and rewards down the road, but we don’t want to give away too many details just yet. So stay tuned!

    “Each poster, no matter the tier, will provide a unique and immersive AR experience, using sound effects and visuals that instantly transform your living room into the farthest reaches of the universe. The mood-altering effects, paired with audio collaborations from some of Star Atlas’s favorite musicians will provide an experience like no other. Each poster will provide a metaverse-centric transformational experience that is out of this world,” said Pablo Quiroga, co-founder and COO of Star Atlas.

    The 14 super high definition meta-posters blur the line between the real and the virtual world, simultaneously bringing utility and rewards to both. This is just a taste of what Atlassians will experience once the metaverse launches.

    Welcome aboard. 🚀

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic-quality visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. NFTs obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit staratlas.com

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    April 29, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Star Atlas NFT Debut Gives a Taste of the Metaverse

    Star Atlas: ReBirth /// Discovery of Iris

    Star Atlas has entered the next level of manifesting the future with the Blond:ish and Jason Silva meta-poster debut. This is the first of fourteen NFT meta-posters in the ReBirth: Genesis of a Metaverse series of next-gen experiences. Featuring augmented reality, ambient music and AAA graphics, the inaugural NFT offers an insight into the galactic metaverse, blurring the lines between the real and the virtual.

    https://medium.com/media/42bd106a7281e2db889ae94594704022/href

    Vivie-Ann Bakos, better known as Blond:ish, a sound artist specializing in house and techno music. Her work has been inspiring and fueling creative tour de force Burning Man along with dozens of music venues worldwide. As a grand gesture to the Star Atlas metaverse, Blond:ish contributed the dreamy, slow soundscape to this week’s NFT. The ethereal vibe of her musical contribution sets the scene for the genesis moment of Star Atlas, the rebirth of the universe as we know it into an interactive and collaborative metaverse.

    Blond:ish

    Alongside Jason Silva, the storyteller, futurist, and keynote speaker, the artistic duo worked together to create Star Atlas’s custom soundscape for the meta-poster series’ debut NFT, “Discovery of Iris.” Silva is well known for hosting brilliant and thought-provoking National Geographic’s BrainGames and his YouTube series, Shots of Awe, with over 100 million views. Through the transcendental artistic medium of the meta-poster, Atlassians can hear Silva’s voice reverberating through the orbit of planet Iris, an echoing of the genesis moment into the future where all things are possible.

    Jason Silva

    The “Discovery of Iris” reveals the rogue planet Iris, dense with valuable materials and emanating mysterious energy that poster owners can now experience and explore through Star Atlas’s AR and multi-modal soundscape.

    The next meta-poster NFT will drop this Saturday, May 1st, and will be followed by one drop per week until July 24th. Prepare yourself for a journey deeper into the future and a metaverse reborn.

    https://medium.com/media/1204f392cd440c7be41463bcf90fb007/href

    ABOUT STAR ATLAS

    Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state of the art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.

    Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic-quality visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. NFTs obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership. To learn more, please visit staratlas.com

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    First-ever Meta-Poster Experience Featuring Blond:ish and Jason Silva was originally published in Star Atlas on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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