DevLog #21: Multiplayer Driving, Track Design, and Builder Modules

This Week at Realm

Welcome to another Friday in the Realm Metaverse. Did you stay up to date with everything that happened this week? Let’s find out…

As is now tradition, we started the week off with Tester Tuesdays by adding a new batch of lucky community members to the closed Alpha testing group. If you are interested in gaining early access to the Realm app, sign up for Alpha here! On Wednesday we hosted our usual Weekly Founders AMA — if you missed the recording you can listen to it here, and also don’t forget to enter your questions for next week’s AMA!

Finally, on Thursday we had another Realm Quiz, this time on Telegram. The prizes for the quiz were Adam Riches NFTs from our partner OMMG and $REALM tokens! Look out for our next quiz this upcoming Thursday for a chance to win.

Now let’s take a look at what the devs have been up to.

Multiplayer Driving

We’ve been working hard on our driving physics and feel, as well as testing multiplayer driving. You can see some of the action above — the multiplayer experience is solid and extremely fun. While the style and feel of the racing realms is very important to us, we realize that the primary function of racing tracks in Realm should be to have an enjoyable, realistic racing experience! For that reason we are simultaneously developing stylistic improvements and gameplay improvements.

We’ve been building this on PC and Mobile, so expect to see driving in Alpha soon!

Track Design Concepts

Our creative department has been focusing on creating new concepts and designs for racetracks — you can see some of them below. As you can see we’ve also been honing in the feel and color palettes of our worlds, and we are really enjoying the diverse and vibrant worlds that we are creating!

Not only are these tracks beautiful, but they’ve also been carefully formulated to give an epic driving experience, and they will form the building blocks of racetrack construction using the builder tools.

More Space Building

Last week we introduced the space station building module so you can customize your microverse to match the world of your dreams. We have continued improving our building modules and toolsets, as well as expanding the environment settings in the builder tools. Here you can see how last week’s modules and the new improvements we have made can be combined to create Martian-style, otherworldly constructions. This entire scene below was built using the builders tools — no game development or coding experience required!

Coming Soon

The Metaverse is a place for individuals, companies, and communities to express themselves in never-before-seen ways. One of those ways is the digital identities that folks will take on as they move about the virtual worlds. We have partnered with some specialists in this space and have finished integrating their technology, so get ready for some announcements next week that will demonstrate what we’ve been working on!

About Realm

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.

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