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Star Atlas ushers in the future of video games with an immersive metaverse in which players are rewarded for spending time exploring the furthest reaches of space.
The world is a small place and people want to go the distance and explore until the ends of the earth to discover new things that may tingle their minds. But with the current state of our technology, we are limited to what we can do.
That is why people turn to games for their world exploration so that they can still have the fun of discovering new things despite it being in the game. Some developers are thinking outside the box and not limiting themselves to the world, but a vast universe ahead of them. Is there such a game?
Enter Atlas which, from the name itself, makes you immediately think of exploring the world and what goes beyond it.
Hello, friends Welcome to another post of “The Proficiency Post” where we bring you the latest news in the world of crypto. Star Atlas has gained much attention for the past few months because of how ambitious it has become.
Apart from being a Triple-A game, Start Atlas also aims to reinvent the metaverse as it allows players to not only explore one world but different worlds and universes as a part of the blockchain. What makes it different from other games is Star Atlas makes you forget that you are playing a blockchain game and immerses you into a universe of unique worlds waiting to be explored by you.
The team behind Star Atlas is the current CEO Michael Wagner, COO Pablo Quiroga, and head of operations Deb Lucas. Each of them has a colorful history before going on to work on the game. Wagner previously worked at a VC fund and Multichian Ventures, Pablo Quiroga founded a supplement startup and was working in the field of biotechnology before working on Atlas, and Deb Lucas held a finance-based background in his previous work.
These three men worked on the game and in September 2021 they released ATLAS which is the native token of the game which we will discuss more later. Now, the game is being worked on by a group of Engineers and Artists that are working on improving the game.
The official website of the game also linked the social media of the developers to promote transparency of the people working on the game. So, with a little background and history out of the way, what is Star Atlas?
What is Star Atlas?
If you follow closely in news about the blockchain, more specifically blockchain-based games, you will know that there is a race of some sorts to release the first fully functioning Triple-A game in the market. And although Star Atlas has released its native token, the game is far from finished, and are looking to release it sometime soon.
But if they do beat competitors, Star Atlas is said to be the first Triple-A game that integrates the blockchain by selling and exchanging NFTs and other digital ownership in the game’s market.
So basically, Star Atlas is a “futuristic multiplayer blockchain game that is set in 2620” and allows users to explore the world and what goes beyond it. Unlike Decentraland and Sandbox, Star Atlas literally takes you out of this world by letting you explore worlds filled with aliens and other creatures.
It is built on Unreal Engine 5. The main gameplay also involves space exploration and space ship simulation. Now with the spaceship simulation gameplay, you are tasked to operate the universe by building and stabilizing galactic civilizations that you bought.
You, as the player, can build micro-economies, construct cities, and form decentralized autonomous organizations or DAO in order to rule and watch over all your assets. However, it is not as easy as it seems because there are other territories that are hard to conquer and there are other players trying to beat you to it.
However, beating other players is not as hard as it seems as there are factions to choose from, each of them representing a different ideology in geopolitics. The factions you can choose from are the:
- MUD Territory
- Oni Region