DevLog #31: Racing Updates, Plastic Banks, Mining Lasers

This Week at REALM

Can you believe that Beta launch is in just 11 days?? Our team is busy putting all of the finishing touches on the Beta version of REALM and packing our bags for NFT.NYC… and we really can’t wait for you to get your hands on the app! If you can’t make it to NYC for our in-person pop-up and launch, please open a portal to REALM wherever you are in the world and tag us on Twitter!

This week concluded our Pre-Launch Land Giveaway that we hosted on Gleam, and the 25 lucky winners were announced on Twitter! We also got 30 whitelist spots from our partners at Polychain Monsters for their upcoming Exomon NFT drop — head over to our discord to see how you can enter to win a spot. Our Weekly Founders AMA was on Thursday this week, and it was packed with information so make sure you check out the recording here.

Now let’s see what the developers have been up to…

Vrooom

We recently showed you our racing audio engine — well now you can check it out in action! Here we have the engine sounds, game sounds and collisions all running in real time on mobile while we race around the track.

We aren’t actually that bad at driving — this video is to demonstrate the awesome collision sound effects!

Plastic Banks

Creating a positive impact in the real world through the actions of our community in the REALM metaverse is a central tenet of the company. Below you can see the concept art for a “plastic bank”. These kiosks sit throughout the Metropolis, and a core Beta game loop involves gathering and depositing the plastic waste that litters some realms, much like it does in many areas of our planet. This is an especially valuable mechanism, since it plays into the reward mechanisms of the REALM Marketplace.

Plastic bank kiosk

Players will deposit plastic at the kiosk, and the REALM Marketplace consumes plastic when items are minted. A percentage of the mint price is then sent to our partner Plastic Bank to remove plastic waste from our habitats in the real world, whilst those who have deposited in-game are also rewarded for their deposits. We hope you will rise up the leaderboards of plastic deposits in the Beta!

Mining Lasers

Looking around at the giants that have come before us, from Runescape to No Man’s Sky, crafting items from raw materials is an essential part of economy and gameplay.

Class II Heavy Mining Laser (back, front)

We already introduced the Fabricator in a Dev Log 29, and here we present the Class II Heavy Mining Laser. This legendary item will be earned or bought by those players who are diligent miners, and it extracts materials at a faster rate than common mining lasers. We can’t wait to introduce crafting and these awesome lasers to the REALMverse in Summer 2022!

About REALM

REALM is a mobile-first, Play2Own, impact-driven metaverse with the Beta app launching June 21st 2022 on iOS and Android. With its mission to empower everyone to thrive from metaverse experiences and create positive impact in the real world, REALM donates 1/3 of its profits to sustainability projects.

REALM users are rewarded as they engage with the platform: 1/3 of the profits 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.

REALM — Create your dreaM world, impact the REAL world

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