The cryptocurrency ATLAS, the token of the Solana blockchain game Star Atlas, has just appeared and has already risen more than 100% within the last 24. Will the game on the Solana blockchain be as successful as the mega-hit Axie Infinity (AXS)? We introduce Star Atlas and say: What is Star Atlas (ATLAS)? What is Star Atlas (ATLAS) about? What gameplay features does Star Atlas (ATLAS) offer? Why is Star Atlas (ATLAS) special? Who invented Star Atlas (ATLAS)?
What is Star Atlas (ATLAS)?
Star Atlas is one of the most anticipated games on the Solana blockchain. The project is based on the modern Unreal Engine 5 and thus promises real-time environments in cinema quality. In the homepage’s marketing talk, Star Atlas is described as”a great strategy game about space exploration, territorial conquest, political supremacy, and more.” A first teaser trailer illustrates the high production quality that the team is aiming for:
But why is the game?
What is Star Atlas (ATLAS) about?
Star Atlas is a so-called massive multiplayer online game in a futuristic science fiction setting. The year is 2620: there are three major factions competing for resources and control. These factions are: humans, androids and various alien races.
In terms of gameplay, Star Atlas combines different genres. For one, it’s a strategy game. Players must develop plans and tactics as they interact with other players and factions. At the same time, Star Atlas should also offer a large exploration part, in which players explore foreign planets. This in turn makes Star Atlas a flight simulation, as you travel to these planets in a first-person perspective. In addition, role-playing elements should be included. The developers promise:
“You, a citizen of the faction of Star Atlas, have the opportunity to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict and at the same time receive rewards for your contribution.“
Star Atlas is a blockchain game like Axie Infinity. But how does blockchain come into play? The developers lead numerous blockchain mechanics:
- Blockchain-based currencies in Play: ATLAS AND POLIS
- Fully decentralized, non – fungible token (NFT) ownership
- Mining revenue based on territory control
- Smart contract execution in real time of game scenarios
- Based on the Solana blockchain protocol
- DeFi directly integrated into the game-interface via serum
- Decentralized Digital Currency: Exchange and Automated Market Making (AMM) in Play
- NFT marketplace for direct peer-to-peer exchange of assets
- On-chain governance model that gives players the ultimate level of political
- Play-for-Keys ™ Gameplay: High Risk, High Reward assets at stake
In addition, assets acquired in the game can later be exchanged for real currency.
Star Atlas (ATLAS) Gameplay Features
Even the gameplay features have it all:
- Great Space Exploration Aspect
- Battles, control of land and territory
- Construction of space stations and ships
- Vehicle and fleet control, including a wide range of spacecraft
- Selection of professions in the game
- Forging alliances
- Space and land-based mining operations
- Player vs Environment Missions
- Player vs Player battles
- Dynamic career system with specialized equipment
- Developed in the Unreal Engine 5
- VR capable
Here, Star Atlas inventor Michael Wagner explains some of the background to Star Atlas in conversation with top trader Scott Melker:
How to play Star Atlas (ATLAS)?
For example, in Star Atlas, players can explore space as a spaceship captain with a crew, discovering various resources along the way. Once discovered, staked claims can be mined, refined, and traded through a network of commercial mining installations, refineries, and the Universal Marketplace. The exploration should lead to many more surprises in the vastness of space, the developers promise. In this “exploration” mode, the player controls the spacecraft mainly from the outside, but he can also switch to the inside and thus watch the crew work or control the vehicle in the cockpit/bridge view via first-person perspective.
An important part of Star Atlas is also the mining gameplay. This aspect drives the entire Star Atlas economy. Players can trade raw or refined ore, transport goods, or craft crafting components. The developers promise: there will be a wide range of career opportunities (such as CEO, broker, bounty hunter, pirate and others) that players can take – and within these professions there will be additional specialization opportunities.
Why is Star Atlas (ATLAS) special?
Star Atlas aims to take blockchain gaming to the next level, combining the quality of triple-A titles like Grand Theft Auto with the innovation of modern blockchain gaming concepts. Star Atlas is also based on the super-fast Solana blockchain (here is our forecast): Solana has an extremely high throughput, which currently enables 50,000 transactions per second. This feature, according to the ATLAS developers, makes it possible to record gameplay interactions between assets in real time. It also eliminates the need for a traditional server backend for online multiplayer games.
Another important aspect of Star Atlas is the ability to earn virtual assets and exchange them for real currency. So far, no blockchain game combines as many different ways to play as Star Atlas.
Star Atlas offers two native tokens: the ATLAS token and the POLIS token. On the one hand, players can use the ATLAS token as a game currency for the purchase of assets. On the other hand, Star Atlas also plans to offer an NFT marketplace for trading non-fungible tokens. With the Atlas token you should then be able to buy NFTs on the NFT marketplace, which then in turn act as ships or equipment in the game.
🎇 Announcing the Galactic Asset Offering! 🎇
Prepare for next-gen @ Solana NFTs:
🚀 @ UnrealEngine 5 AAA grade quality
💥 In-metaverse assets with play-to-earn utility
🪐 Ships with galactic flight capability & amp; more!
Begins Sept. 7, 2021 at https://t.co/bVfyBDbotX! 💥 pic.twitter.com/z4mdVLHPCs
– Star Atlas (@staratlas) September 3, 2021
POLIS, on the other hand, is the governance token of the platform. It is used for all decisions on the development of the project. Token holders have almost full voting rights in the DAO, control of the treasury and financial participation in the game. POLIS has a fixed stock that cannot be changed. Exception: The DAO will decide differently in the future.
In addition, Star Atlas (ATLAS) is supported by various projects in the Solana ecosystem. Among them, the decentralized exchange Serum and FTX, the large centralized US exchange.
Who invented Star Atlas (ATLAS)?
Star Atlas was invented by Michael Wagner (now CEO), Pablo Quiroga (COO) and Deb Lucas. Prior to founding Star Atlas, Wagner worked at Multichain Ventures, among others-a company focused on the production of blockchain products. Pablo Quiroga worked in biotechnology before founding Star Atlas. Deb Lucas, on the other hand, has a financial background and has already worked for Barclays and Charles Schwab.
Here you can find the whitepaper of Star Atlas. Here you can find out about the blockchain game on the official homepage.
Last updated on September 3, 2021
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