Gala Games has partnered with video game software company Unity Technologies in a $20 million professional services agreement to help build VOXVerse, a metaverse project for the multi-game VOX collectibles series.
As part of this agreement, Unity will provide VOXVerse with its real-time 3D platforming expertise to develop VOXVerse, a virtual world that will be interoperable, immersive and constantly evolving, according to Gala Games.
You heard it here first 🤩 @unity will play a pivotal part in building the #VOXverse, a living, breathing virtual world that will be our most immersive venture to date. Watch this space 🔥https://t.co/gDIzj4BOib
— VOX (@TheVOXverse) June 9, 2022
For this project, Gala has also tapped Will Wright, designer of The Sims, to create a unique VOX world that is powered by NFT memory and features characters that grow and evolve. The Unity team will team up with Gala’s in-house team behind Mirandus and Gallium, Will Wright’s studio, to create a deeply social metaverse.
“Our team is adept at collaborating with partners to identify their key challenges and help them craft elegant and effective solutions that span AR, VR, robotics and mixed reality environments,” said Ryan Peterson, vice president of acceleration solutions at Unity, in a statement. “We are proud to have the opportunity to help Gala advance Will’s vision of a new style of interactive gaming.”
Each avatar in VOXVerse possesses unique personality traits and encounters that dynamically change over time due to their experiences in the game. Players will have NFT avatars that carry memories and characteristics from all of their gaming experiences in one cohesive digital experience.
Players can build social influence, compete in groups, participate in world building, own land in many dimensions, explore different terrains and enter Gala’s other live games. Later this month, Gala will launch VOX Souls, which will determine which character players become in VOXVerse.
VOX Idle, a text-based game, will be playable on VOX Discord in July. Gala says the game will become more complex over time and will lead directly to other experiences within the VOXverse.
Gala Games has funded the release of several blockchain games through sales of NFT and its native GALA token. Jason “BitBender” Brink, president of blockchain at Gala, said at a press event that a total of 28 games are currently in development.
Gala Games has previously released The Walking Dead VOX NFT avatars featuring familiar characters from the hit TV series. Each VOX from The Walking Dead series will have utility within the Gala Games Ecosystem and is playable or with in-game stat bonuses to increase earning potential in the upcoming MMORPG, The Walking Dead: Empires developed by Ember Entertainment.
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