Star Atlas, a next-generation metaverse with triple-A game design and Unreal Engine 5 graphics built on the Solana blockchain, and The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming metaverse and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced the first step in revolutionizing game interoperability between the Ethereum and Solana blockchains.
The relationship between the two metaverses kicks off with the Star Atlas VoxEdit contest, which opens for submissions on May 2 at 00:00 a.m. (UTC) and runs through May 15 at 23:59 p.m. (UTC).
We're thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with @TheSandboxGame, bringing you blockchain gaming interoperability like you've never seen before! 💫🚀
— Star Atlas (@staratlas) April 27, 2022
The Star Atlas VoxEdit contest gives players the opportunity to act as an envoy from The Sandbox tasked with visiting one of the three main galactic factions in the Star Atlas metaverse – ONI, Ustur and MUD. Envoys are tasked with creating a report on what they find by designing a portrait of one of the faction’s inhabitants using The Sandbox’s free VoxEdit software.
Winners will be voted on by The Sandbox and Star Atlas teams and the results will be announced on June 11. The top four winners will share $50,000 in SAND, The Sandbox’s in-game currency, and a fleet of coveted Star Atlas spaceships.
— The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) April 27, 2022
The VoxEdit contest is also joined by BLOND:ISH, the well-known producer, DJ and sustainability activist, who is already present in both ecosystems of the metaverse. Envoys exploring the Star Atlas metaverse are invited to draw inspiration from cosmic sounds and create a headdress for a member of the Star Atlas intergalactic faction by designing it with VoxEdit. The entry that best manages to immerse and entertain a space traveler will be selected by BLOND:ISH and will receive lustrous Star Atlas spaceships when the Contest concludes on June 11.
“We are thrilled to announce the first of many cross-platform integrations, connecting the ecosystems of Star Atlas and The Sandbox,” said Michael Wagner, co-founder and CEO of ATMTA, Inc. the lead development studio for Star Atlas. “We share ambitious goals with respect to our developments within the broader metaverse, and we see this relationship as a pivotal moment to demonstrate the potential for interoperability of both gaming environments and blockchain protocols. The bridges we build today will serve as the infrastructure of the future in the seamless exploration of the infinite experiences that digital world builders will create in the coming years.”
Star Atlas is a next-generation metaverse that seeks to take the best of blockchain technology and real-time graphics technology to build a gaming experience built to last millennia. Since last year, the company has released many unique NFT products, including playable spaceships, which have enabled Star Atlas to generate nearly $200 million in revenue to date.
As the leading decentralized virtual game world of the metaverse, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and brands collide to make magic and create real utility and economies.
Star Atlas joins more than 200 existing partnerships, including Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Gucci, Warner Music Group, Ledger, HSBC, Ubisoft, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO and CryptoKitties, all following The Sandbox’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and familiar characters and worlds.
“We are proud to partner with Star Atlas and are excited to develop new projects with the franchise,” said Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox. “This contest is the beginning of a new bridge linking metaverses together, with the goal of bringing more content and cross-platform integration to both of our audiences. We can’t wait to see the amazing assets our communities will create!”
“The coming together of the metaverse ecosystems opens up a whole new world of possibilities for artistic expression. This innovative and collaborative partnership between Star Atlas and The Sandbox is exactly what web3 is all about and has the potential to create fully sustainable future NFT experiences, while bringing the global community together around a message of creativity, curiosity and daring to dream of what we could become. I am thrilled to activate my entire community and see the fantastic creations this contest will bring. LFG!” – BLOND:ISH
BLOND:ISH is a Canadian producer, solo DJ and sustainability activist represented by Vive-ann Bakos. She has collaborated with Star Atlas on augmented reality NFT experiences, as well as The Sandbox to bring their brand to the metaverse. His musical collaborations include Depeche Mode, Pete Tong, and has played festivals such as Coachella, Burning Man, Ultra Music Festival.
Star Atlas has several major releases scheduled for 2022, including a web-based mini-game and a full production release known as Volant Studio Showroom, which will feature cinematic quality video game footage using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite technology.
This VoxEdit contest is just the first of many integrations that both Star Atlas and The Sandbox have planned to increase interoperability between their metaverse environments and the respective blockchains they rely on to enhance the burgeoning metaverse ecosystem.
— VoxEdit (@VoxEdit) April 27, 2022
About Star Atlas
Star Atlas is a next-generation gaming metaverse that emerges from the confluence of cutting-edge technologies in blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video games, and decentralized finance. Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite enables cinematic-quality video game visuals.
Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol establishes a largely serverless and secure gaming experience. The non-fungible tokens obtained and traded in Star Atlas create an economy that replicates the tangibility of real-world assets and ownership.
The Star Atlas metaverse is set in the year 2620. The universe has been colonized and balkanized. Three factions share control, while somewhere in the deepest and most dangerous sector of space, something extremely valuable is hidden. These 3 factions are: MUD , ONI and USTUR.