The technical foundations of the Realm architecture are swift, intuitive and expansive. They give developers and players multiple opportunities to imagine, build and create digital worlds of living NFT pets, NFTix, dreamscapes, concert venues, and galleries to showcase their creative flair. From complete novice to experienced developer, regardless of your technical background, the Realm engine gives you the freedom to jump in and create your own personal mixed reality Metaverse quickly and effortlessly.
In this article we will look at the cross-platform game engine powering Realm, and the open-source features available to you, the creators.
Before we get started, a reminder you don’t need to be a creator to enjoy the power and beauty of Realm. Join the community and submerge yourself in the NFT waters of Realm as a spectator, exploring worlds, trading and collecting NFTs and experiencing art and music without touching a developer tool.
However, if you do decide to create, the tools and options in Realm make it as easy, or as creatively complex, as you wish. Our technical foundations make this possible. So let’s have a look.
Firstly, we’re using the open-source game engine Godot. Godot is a powerful, lightweight, and community-driven game engine more in keeping with the philosophy of Realm than centralised engines such as Unity and Unreal. Using Godot means Realm is independent of any centralised entity and far from the unwanted grasp of censorship or loss of creative control. You own all the rights to everything you create. Open the champagne!
Realm for Non-technically minded players
No coding or development background? No problem. New creators and gamers are more numerous than more experienced developers and programmers, as such; creating your first realm is as easy as NFT-pie. There is zero code and you don’t need knowledge of smart contracts. Tools for the non-technically minded allow for the import of 3-D models and the customization of existing 3D models. There are shops, galleries, music venues and, for the more ambitious, whole planets, ready and waiting for you to use.
Furthermore, non-technical players can choose from a host of Realm templates to use as a starting point for your own mixed reality space. These templates have been designed by our awesome team of 11 developers and engineers (Solidity Devs, Fullstack, Godot, React Native). The first three are as follows, and our designers are building more for launch.
- Art Gallery
All our code goes through multiple quality assurance stages before going to an external solidity developer and audit. It goes without saying we use industry standard security measures. All these features will be accessible through a super user-friendly app.
These simple, effective and tested tools mean that, from day one, you could be displaying your NFTs in a gallery you built, showcasing the art and music of other creators, and earning $REALM via memberships and entry fees with Realm’s groundbreaking NFTix. With a little experience you will be creating mini games, VR experiences and an infinite variation of creative microverses.
Whereas some potential creators and designers are put off by the complexity of GDScript or C++, many embrace the freedom these languages give. Which leads us on to the vast array of tools and options for the more technically minded which Godot has at its disposal.
Realm For Technically minded programmers
GDScript is the in-house language of Godot. It is as readable as Python, is strictly typed, has better editor integration and increased speed optimisation compared to other languages. Developers who choose to use GDScript are blown away by its easy learning curve. However, it is a new language to many, and if getting to grips with it sounds too time intensive, Godot supports C++, C#, and is working on incorporating VisualScript.
Furthermore, by using our asset pipeline, developers will be able to import realms from 3D creation and rendering software such as Blender and C4D.
Finally, there is a player-to-player (P2P) library giving access to P2P connections including coordinates, postures, voice chat and messaging. Once you are happy with the results of your creativity, you can integrate your Realm worlds into your own eco-system via Frames.
The Realm architecture is built around unlimited design and creativity. 2D, 3D, polygon graphics. From pre-loaded templates for beginners, to advanced C++ and GDScript options for coders, the possibilities and opportunities for NFT creation in Realm are endless and open to everyone. All you need to worry about is what you want to create.