Crypto Wizards AMA with Star Atlas
Guest : Santi
Section 1 : Introduction
1. Could you please provide a quick self-introduction for the community?
My name is Santi, I’m Community Lead at Star Atlas. I have been 100% into crypto since 2019 and managing communities since 2017. Now, with Star Atlas, we aim to completely change the gaming industry using blockchain technology
2. Can you briefly introduce the project Star Atlas , what are some of utlities of $ATLAS $POLIS? How do you think you stand out among the competitors if there are any?
Ans- 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 ingame 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. Star Atlas’ cinema-quality graphical technology utilizing Unreal Engine 5 is beginning at a state that no other competitors in this space have yet had the luxury to adopt.
Star Atlas operates a dual token economy, with the two crypto-native assets being ATLAS and Star POLIS.
ATLAS is the transactional currency of the game. Effectively the in-game gold, and the lubricant of the digital economy. It is used for virtually every transaction within the Metaverse, and will also be one of the primary financial reward mechanisms for gamers. ATLAS also provides a 33% discount on certain asset purchases from us, the developer, such as Ships and Components.
POLIS is a dual-purposed governance token. Within the game, POLIS provides the holder with strategic benefits of political domination. Controlling a region of space opens up mechanics of taxation of other players, and the ability to define rules, laws, fines and fees within the micro-metropolis. Externally, POLIS provides holders with true governance rights over long-term development decision making. Opening up the potential for pure decentralization of game development in the years to follow. And naturally, POLIS provides a 33% discount on Land and Crew when purchased from us . The governance token, POLIS, will also play a pivotal role in the decentralized corporations. We anticipate these micro-metropolises to be largely guided by voting abilities of the underlying players. The extent to which a guild wants to utilize that functionality in their decision making is subjective, but the tools are present. 😁
3. Why did you name the project Star Atlas? How does it correlate with the idea of the project ?
Star Atlas first takes inspiration from the Titan Atlas, who was tasked with carrying the weight of the universe (heavens) on his shoulders, with a subtle nod to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Atlas is also defined as a combination or collection of maps. And one of the primary goals within Star Atlas is to explore, navigate, and discover the stars, and capture that data for fellow explorers.
So the complete meaning of the name represents both the emergence of a new Universe (metaverse), and the spirit of exploration of the stars.
4. Can you share the achievements the team has made so far ? what are the major achievement target Star Atlas is yet to achieve . If possible also share your roadmap.
One of our major milestones was the launch of our very first NFT Collection titled ReBirth. This series of ‘meta-posters’ consists of 14 unique collectibles, released over the period of 14 weeks, and kicks off on April 24th. You can find all information on the ReBirth series here: https://play.staratlas.com/rebirth & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVWtnQD4MOs&t=637s
This friday we will be hosting a hackathon with prizes of 25k usd and in-game assets :)
Following ReBirth, we will be launching a web-application based minigame, delivered in-browser. Our projected date for launch is July 24th. Gamers and asset holders will be able to engage in gameplay and start generating real earnings off of their assets.
And finally, as we move forward with full production of our fully immersive 3D and VR enabled version of Star Atlas, our marketing efforts will start to refocus on a broader audience, including mainstream gamers, and a global audience seeking the countless opportunities present in the Metaverse.
5. Whats the total supply of the token ? Could you share a detailed tokenomics of mainnet token’s supply distribution
We are currently working on tokenomics, so info on this will be available closer to our TGE date, which is expected to take place on late july — early august.
We have an elaborate model designed around the economy. And we are hiring PhD economists to assist with managing balance and incentives in game.
6. “NFT is bubble about to burst” according to some crypto professionilsts , what’s your opinion on this
I think NFTs are a new form of value. Actually, our game assets are all NFTs except for the tokens. land, crew, ships, components are all NFTs 😁
NFTs give crypto a step further in technology, the possibilities that owning unique assets gives are simply unlimited 🚀
[In reply to Sorting Hat]
We are building a AAA quality game, and our target isn’t just the crypto space. Our game is being built to attract gamers, and the blockchain tech allows us to make it different than the other AAA quality games.
With a project like this, we believe it will catch interest from a mainstream audience 😁
[In reply to Sorting Hat]
Right now, the only direct way of investing in our project is to buy the ReBirth posters.
They come with rewards that will allow you to maximize your gains on our minigame and have everything ready to start playing 🪐🚀
Our ICO is expected to be in late july — early august
[In reply to Sorting Hat]
We have three main advantages:
1- Unreal Engine 5: this graphic motor is state-of-the-art quality in gaming, in fact, it will only be available in 2022
2- Our team: we have a very experienced team with some great backgrounds in building AAA quality games
3- our community: we are building a great, supportive community, and all the Atlassians are helping 😁
We are still expanding the team and will be recruiting more people after the minigame launch, but 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 blops 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.
Our current partnerships are with: Solana, Serum, FTX, Stardust, Yield Guild Gaming, Unic.ly, Blockchain Game Alliance, AccelerRaytor, Solstarter, PAID network, and Blind Boxes, plus several others yet to be announced. We have some major supporters ;)
With all these powerful partnerships we aim to conquer the universe of blockchain gaming
1. Binance smart Chain blockchain is having high transaction speed and cheap gas fees, Are you planning to launch your mainet or switch to other blockchains in the future?
For sure, we believe that the future is a multi chain community!
2. The gas fee on Ethereum blockchain is crazy high. Why did you decided to build your project on ETH? Any plan to incorporate with other Blockchain such as BSC
We are actually building on Solana, which has lowers fees and more tps 🚀
3 . Is your project recommended by an existing big project or influencer or do you even have a great partner who fully supports this project
We are planning to launch an ambassador program 😉
4. Does your project support staking program?if yes. how is your stake system work, what is the requirement for user if they want to stake in your platform?
Yes! Financial incentives like staking, mining, LPs, DeFi, etc and the NFT marketplace will all exist in the minigame client, so you must be ready!
5. How does project increase the token’s value, liquidity and utility? So that it can lead to an increase in token prices? What is your plan to make your project stable and provide the highest return for investors in the long term?
You can see all this info on our whitepaper, which can be found on staratlas.com