Dev Logs #9: Character Integration, Sound Effects, and a Christmas Surprise!
We have some very special updates for you this week, so check out this video and read on to find out what we’ve been working on!
The new avatars that we introduced you to a couple weeks ago have finally found their way to the Metropolis! Bringing 3D characters into the Metaverse is a complex task! In order to successfully implement the 3D models, careful attention must be paid to ensure that every detail regarding the base rigs, textures, shaders, meshes, and animations are all working well with one another. We are excited for these high end avatars to be up and running, and for you all to get the chance to customize and accessorize them to your heart’s desires, and to use them to explore Realm!
Sound effects are essential to making a game come to life by providing real time feedback from game actions. In the above video, you can hear the footsteps of avatars running around the space, as well as the joy of finding and collecting presents! In the Metaverse, as in the real world, the subtle things make all the difference. These are just a few tiny examples of the types of sounds you will be able to experience in Realm — and you will even be able to customize the soundscapes and sound effects of your Realm to create your own unique experience.
Happy Holidays from the team at Realm
This week, we decided to spread a little Christmas cheer in honor of the holiday that many around the world are celebrating with friends and family. For all those celebrating other holidays around this time of year — Channukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Omisoka, New Years, just to name a few — we are sending you just as much joy and good cheer! Realm is inclusive by design, and we honor and celebrate every single one of you that makes our community so special.
For those who have been watching closely, you may have noticed that we’ve just started a holiday giveaway campaign, via our NFT.NYC QuantPod partnership, that will stretch well into the new year! You can follow along on this Twitter thread for future updates. Next week, we‘ll be taking a break from our regularly scheduled Dev Logs, as we are taking an opportunity over the holidays to zoom out from the implementation of day to day deliverables, and to zoom out into the big picture so we are ready to hit the ground running in 2022.
We are very excited to reveal so much more of what we’ve been working so hard on behind the scenes: Product launch, CEX listings, major partnerships, our very own NFT marketplace, Realmies, mini-games, token infrastructure upgrades, builder tools and more. Here at Realm, we’ve never been more excited or optimistic about what the future has in store for us. Especially at a time when the world around us is so chaotic and uncertain, it is more essential than ever that we come together to create the better world we’ve all dreamed of — and that my friends, is what Realm is truly all about.
See you next year, in the Metaverse!
Realm is a mobile-first, play-to-earn, social impact driven Metaverse that allows gamers, players and artists to create their own personalized NFT microverse. Creators can bring unique music, art, and games into their realms. Whole living worlds can be minted as an ERC-1155 NFT and traded on the OpenSea Marketplace. Alternatively, players can discover, trade, collect and view NFTs in the environments and experiences their creators imagined.