Editorial Notes (vol. 21) – Step into the Metaverse
The Metaverse narrative has lost a bit of steam in the last months with the market cooldown. However, the teams are still building and adding new features to improve the user experience of these digital worlds. We are all spending more time on the internet than ever before and it makes perfect sense that our digital experience will be enhanced even further – Metaverse is a clear example of that and the trajectory we are on.
In this week’s Explore Screen update, we’ll dive into a few projects that are building the best-in-class digital experiences, worlds, and games with in-game economies.
Step into the Metaverse
Metaverse is here to stay and in this blog post we are looking at some of the largest players in this space as well as those that are providing unique experiences to their users. From avatar creation platforms to immersive worlds you can experience today, you’ll find it all here.
Create, own, and trade with SandBox and immerse yourself into the Metaverse.
The Sandbox is a decentralized, community-driven gaming ecosystem where creators can share and monetize Voxel assets and gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain. With The Sandbox's free software, such as VoxEdit and the Game Maker you can easily start creating in-game experiences such as games, galleries, and more, as well as assets that show up in the metaverse.
The Sandbox metaverse is made up of Lands that are user-owned and are the places where users can deploy the experiences or can be lent out to other creators. Jump into the metaverse and immerse yourself in a truly digital world.
Decentraland – Create, trade, and explore the ever-evolving digital world.
Explore the shared world of Decentraland where users can buy and sell digital real estate, while exploring, interacting, and playing games within this virtual world. Over time, the platform has evolved to implement interactive apps, in-world payments, and peer-to-peer communication for users.
Users of Decentraland can not only benefit from buying and selling of land they own, but they can also rent these assets to other players on the platform, creating their own wearables and trading them, and playing games to earn rewards.
Dive into the Gotchiverse with Aavegotchi, an open community-owned gaming protocol.
Aavegotchi is an open-world play-to-earn NFT RPG, which the players govern. At launch, it introduced many innovations into the blockchain gaming sphere, including DeFi token collateral stakes, dynamic rarity, rarity farming, and DAO-governed game mechanics.
Since then, it has evolved into providing multiple products centered around the Gotchiverse.
Besides the exploration of this 2D world, it features community-owned mini-games, through which you can earn, a marketplace for you to customize your Aavegotchi and trade these avatars, a lending platform, and a plethora of NFT raffles through which you can win different wearables.
Create your cross-game avatar with Ready Player Me and use it in multiple metaverses.
Your avatar is a part of your identity in the metaverse and it just doesn’t feel right to have a different persona depending on the metaverse you want to experience. Ready Player Me has a solution – its Cross-game avatar platform allows you to create your own avatars, which can be used across various metaverses and VR applications including Spatial and VR Chat.
Spatial – a social Metaverse for art exhibitions, meetups, and social events.
Spatial is dedicated to helping creators and brands build their own spaces in the metaverse to share culture together. Leverage the beautiful spaces in the metaverse to share eye-popping content, build a tight-knit community, and drive meaningful sales of creative works and products. Spatial also empowers users to create beautiful and functional 3D spaces that can be minted as NFTs, traded, and rented to others looking to host various experiences.
Strategize your way to the top in Star Atlas, explore the space, and team up with other players.
Star Atlas is a space-themed, multiplayer gaming metaverse based on the Solana blockchain. It features in-game assets embedded as NFTs, so that the gamers possess complete ownership and can generate income using their unique assets. Every item such as a space ship is recorded on the blockchain. The spaceships with different details, crews, and components are critical in a player’s capability to fight and discover assets scattered across the Star Atlas metaverse.
Community is a core tenant of this metaverse and players can team up to create Guilds through which they can organize, explore unknown territories, and fight against other factions.
TreasureDAO – A decentralized network connecting games and communities into the Treasure Metaverse.
Treasure DAO is a decentralized effort aiming to connect NFT projects across Arbitrum into a broad, story-rich ecosystem and bridges the growing network of metaverses through an open and composable approach to the convergence of NFTs, DeFi, and gaming. The foundational metaverse within the Treasure ecosystem is called Bridgeworld, and this is where the primary game of Treasure is played, where MAGIC is produced, and gathered. Bridgeworld has a three-tiered resource economy – its interrelated resource model; $MAGIC (Power), Treasures (NFT | Resources), and Legions (NFT | Players).