DevLog 23: New Builder Tools, Seeds, Racing and an Easter Egg
This Week at Realm
What is more exciting about Fridays — the fact that tomorrow is the start of the weekend or getting to read the new DevLogs from Realm??
The week started off high with Realm’s CEO Matt Larby being quoted in a Forbes article about Metaverse Real Estate. You can read the whole article here to see why Matt thinks “Location is going to be as key for real estate in the metaverse as it is in reality”.
At the beginning of the week we also announced a new project being launched by our partner Brokoli Network — the opening of the first ever Green NFT Store in London! The grand opening of the store will be next week from April 22nd to April 24th, and you can find all of the ticket information here. Realm will be participating in one of the panels, so don’t miss out!
Of course we also had our usual Weekly Founders AMA, which you can listen to here if you missed out on it, and we had our weekly Realm Quiz on discord where six lucky winners walked away with $50 of $REALM each! Tune in next week so you don’t miss out on these traditions.
Now, let’s see what the developers have been up to…
Builder Tools — getting better all the time!
Our Builder Tools are fundamental to the Realm platform. Our mission is to make building and customizing the world of your dreams easy and fun in Realm! If you’ve been following these Dev Logs, you’ve seen these tools evolve from their earliest iterations to where they stand today — almost ready for our community to get their hands on and start creating custom Realms!
In this video you can see how seamlessly one can use the object and environment templates to create a unique scene which is immediately playable in Realm. In the UI at the bottom of the screen you can see the preselected items which are available, and these are just a small subset of the options available on the platform! We will continue to develop new objects and models for users to build with, and we will also be collaborating with the community to bring in other custom models! The sky is no limit to what you can create in Realm!
Last week, we presented you with a few new seed designs imbued with the powers of Water, Wind and Fire! Seeds are the building blocks of life in the Metaverse, and they can be used to grow trees that produce fruit to feed your NFT companions, called Realmies. Each district has its own properties, and certain seeds that thrive within them! Here you can see the Shadow Seeds from Vanta and the Vitality Seeds from Amaranth. Eventually, you will be able to interbreed seeds to create hybridized plants with unique sets of attributes. Every time someone plants trees in Realm, we will plant trees in the real world — and over time, we will create some seriously positive impact!
We know… another racing update! Promise, this one is worth it. In this video you can see some of the cooler race tracks we’ve been developing — now with Turbo Boosting Power ups! These lightning bolts are just one way to turbocharge your vehicle to gain that competitive edge on the tracks. This is truly just the beginning of what we have in store for our racing games, so get ready to rev your engines and burn some rubber in Realm!
Customizable Avatars… Coming Soon!
As some of our Alpha Testers recently noticed, the Realm team decided to take our usual daily standup into the Metaverse this morning… partly because we can, but mostly to show off our new avatars! The alpha testers are also getting to try out some of these avatars themselves. Next week we will have a big announcement explaining exactly how you can create your own custom avatar for Realm, and the best part is, you’ll be able to get started right away — even if you aren’t already in the private Alpha program!
We may also have a special announcement regarding some top level NFT fashion for your avatars… you’ll just have to wait and see!
To all of those celebrating right now, we wish you and your families a happy Easter, Passover, and Ramadan. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, springtime is upon us, and we are feeling the change of seasons. We hope that everyone is getting a chance to spend quality time with loved ones and to enjoy this precious gift of life. To all those needlessly suffering in the world, our hearts go out to you, and we will continue to strive to do what is in our power to make this world a better place. Until next time…
We’ll see you 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. Additionally, players can discover, trade, collect and view NFTs in the environments and experiences their creators imagined.