Dev Log #27: Multiplayer Matchmaking, Elements, Leaderboards
This week at Realm
Welcome back to another Friday in the Realm metaverse! As usual, before we dive into the dev log, let’s take a look at what has been going on at Realm this week. On Monday we released the recording of the panel from the opening of Brokoli’s Green NFT Store where Realm’s COO Evan spoke. We added a new round of Alpha testers on Tuesday (sign up here to be an Alpha Tester!). Youtuber Paul Barron also released an AMA with Realm’s CEO Matt Larby on Tuesday, which you can watch here. Wednesday was the Weekly Founders AMA, and if you missed out live you can listen to the recording here. Then on Thursday we hosted the weekly Realm Quiz, and we were also mentioned in an article about the metaverse, which you can read here.
In addition to these weekly activities, Realm also has some ongoing competitions and opportunities that you can be a part of! Alpha testers can enter the AR Portal Contest by submitting an image or video on Instagram — read the competition brief here. After our CEX listing on Gate a few weeks ago, we also opened two staking pools: a single-sided staking pool and an Arbour Day staking pool (that plants trees and rewards NFTs!).
Finally, our Beta launch is quickly approaching! Make sure you sign up for Beta by entering your email on the home page of our website realm.art.
Now onto the devs…
This week we’ve been tackling our multiplayer matchmaking for minigames. The Realm metaverse already matches players into Realms, but for minigames like racing we needed to create a different mechanic to match up competitors.
As you can see in the video above, our players can now go to the matchmaking beacon of a designated realm and enter the queue to compete against each other! We imagine in the future players will use Realm’s social messaging feature to coordinate and meet up with friends to be matched in the game — or you can just show up and meet new people to play against! After the players are matched, they travel through the portal together and into the minigame, where they will compete against one another.
The ancient lands of the Realm universe are filled with all sorts of elements — from familiar elements like gold and platinum to other, exotic elements that are alien to our world. Just like on Earth, these elements comprise the building blocks of life and all items within the Realm metaverse. If you have the correct Metaprints you can use ‘Fabricators’ around the metaverse to craft a huge array of items, some incredibly rare. As we introduce more elements and release Metaprints, you will see just how many possible combinations there are! We expect this Minecraft-style resource collection will be not only popular, but also incredibly lucrative for our players.
This week we’ve been working on the concept art for metals — you can see a sneak peek of the Gold element above.
Follow the leader
Over the past few months our Alpha testers have been diligently collecting shards and depositing them — working hard to keep the singularity charged and the Realm metaverse alive. We decided to track how many shards the testers have been collecting, and we created a leaderboard to see who has collected the most!
This leaderboard is in a super early form with no styling yet, but we thought we’d show a sneak peek of how leaderboards in the Metropolis will work once we introduce minigames and quests — Congrats to the leaders, especially DeFi_Centurion who is in first place with 232 shards deposited!
Until next week,
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REALM users are rewarded as they engage with the platform: 1/3 of the revenues go to the token staking community. The native REALM builder tools allow anyone, with no coding experience, to build personalised microverses, tell their story, and trade NTFs on the REALM Marketplace. Creators and brands can bring to life unique music, art, games, and anything else they can imagine into their realms.
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