Metaverse is seeing an increase in adoption from users and organizations all over the world. Whether for organization, work or leisure. Accordingly, the increased activity associated with Metaverse has made the transition to Web3 seem more imminent than ever.
The governments of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates have announced their plans to digitize their major cities in the Metaverse region, enabling people around the world to visit and enjoy them. Other companies are already working towards this, with decent world The “Downtown Dubai” simulator was launched last year before the UAE government’s announcement.
Given the drive to innovate from organizations around the world, it’s reasonable to conclude that we may soon have the metaphysical equivalents of our major cities.
Likewise, the possibility of interplanetary travel in the metaverse is not out of the question. There are only so many major cities the Metaverse can digitize, which got the Daily Queen thinking: Why not check out the planned platforms set for Other Worlds?
It’s not uncommon for metaverse platforms to be built around fantasy worlds. Some developers are still working on creating worlds in our corner of the galaxy using data from NASA itself.
We at DailyCoin decided to look into one such project, March 4to see what the outer metaverse has to offer.
MARS4 is an interactive graph mapped to Mars. The metaverse is divided into plots of land on Mars, each represented by a unique NFT. The platform uses a detailed 3D map of the Martian terrain with data provided by NASA and other space agencies.
The project presents itself as the Mars equivalent of a 3D Google Earth map. What distinguishes this project is that it is very interactive. Each Mars outline and topography is a playable point of interest (POI) for the project’s original Play-to-Earn game, making the experience very immersive.
Currently, the project is divided into three interrelated parts: the Mars Land NFTs, the MARS4 token, and its Play-to-Earn game. Each element plays a vital role in the MARS4 ecosystem, adding to the experience.
Recent and future developments, partnerships and more
The MARS4 team is led by seasoned executives, who bring years of experience building businesses, IT products, banking and investments, and Web3. Co-founder of the project Thomas Martonasa seasoned angel investor formerly at the Goldfish Fund, and Paul Serraan experienced marketing and e-commerce executive who worked with Smart G.
The project is led by the CEO Richard Burnowho brings extensive experience building crypto startups such as MARS4 from his role as a partner at Zen Capital and a member of the advisory committee for Iron Wolf Capital.
MARS4 is partnered with several Web3 leaders, such as Illuvium, who serves as the game’s lead advisor. Ethereum Layer-2 protocol Polygon in particular provides blockchain support for the project.
Metaverse has attracted investment from several venture capitalists, including Vendetta, OKEx Blockdream Ventures, and Andromeda Capital.
MARS4 has recently reached several critical milestones, including support for Polygon and the addition of critical game elements, such as in-game NFT sales, drivable NFT vehicles, and more, with full colonizer customization set to launch soon.
According to the project roadmapthe development team is currently working on expanding its build system, releasing a Mac version of its game, and adding uniform customization for the colonist in Q1 2023. From our brief examination, it appears that MARS4 has earned the trust of its community, having delivered on promises in its map own way so far.
The LAND NFTs from MARS4 are the world’s first plot NFTs mapped to a geo-accurate 3D virtual Mars based on data from trusted space agencies. Each of the 99,888 plots of land measures 559 square miles, giving players plenty of room to explore.
Of the 99,888 plots, 888 are classified as “rare”. Within these rare NFTs, 789 are classified as unique, 57 as rare, 34 as extremely rare, and eight as epic. The rest of the 99,000 lots are classified as standard NFTs.
NFTs work similarly to other digital real estate NFTs, where players can rent, explore, colonize or increase their value. Interestingly, each land has many benefits for its owners, depending on its rarity.
Here is a quick summary of the privileges that landowners received:
- Landowners can earn passive income through the carefully designed MARS4 economy that rewards landowners with a percentage of the revenue generated from sales. More on that below.
- Landowners can participate in the MARS4 DAO to make important ecosystem decisions.
- Owners can personalize their plots to their hearts content and may decide who has access to it.
- Interact with in-game NFTs, such as vehicles on their in-game plots.
An extensive list of benefits for landowners is discussed in MARS4 White Paper.
the MARS4 game It is a survival sci-fi game similar in concept The Martian, with a sprinkle of MMORPG elements. The game recreates the Red Planet in Unreal Engine 5, taking advantage of the engine’s capabilities to render high-resolution textures and more.
The environment closely resembles the Red Planet, with exciting features such as the day-night cycle, gravity, and random events such as storms and electrostatic discharges, among others.
Unlike Matt Damon The Martian, players must cooperate with other players, build infrastructure and explore the red planet. Moreover, players must survive in the environment by maximizing their resources, fighting drought and hunger, growing food, collecting water, crafting tools, building bases, etc.
It is important to note that the game provides different experiences for landlords and standard players as they each have a different role.
NFTs on land operate similarly to MMO guilds, while the majority of game progression revolves around building up land, hosting more players and colonists.
Landowners have complete authority over the actions that take place on their land through the land administration system. This interface allows land owners and managers to assign tasks and define how they operate the land. Players can improve the value of land by creating communities and enhance passive income for landowners by completing tasks.
Conversely, standard players are provided with NFTs or Colonists by default for free, with the ability to unlock more slots. After receiving their colonists, they can choose the role that suits them best. Currently, players can play as a geologist, miner, driver, engineer, biologist, or doctor.
Colonists can also explore different lands and expand their settlements by applying for jobs in different lands. This way, they can explore, work on, and build on the land while earning rewards.
Daily Coin Impression Game
I have downloaded and patched the game to the latest version. My current computer specs rock an Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, 16G of RAM, and an i5 11400F. With these specs, I can run the game at maximum settings and really enjoy the red planet.
Getting into the game was simple. I just had to click on ‘single player’ and I got sucked into the mission of exploring the wreckage on Mars. The game is as realistic as it gets. While everything is reasonably blurry, the terrain has high-resolution textures with rocks, hills, and sand that resemble Martian terrain.
I can loot chests, build buildings, mine materials, and more. The game is similar to Minecraft but with better graphics. Yes, Minecraft with RTX already exists, but MARS4 can compete without straining your computer.
Character mechanics could be better if we are talking about critiques. My character couldn’t climb the terrain, and the jump animation needed to work, but that could be due to the gravitational pull of Mars.
I prefer my character’s climbing models and terrain, and parkour animation wear. It may be because I grew up playing the Assassin’s Creed series. However, I don’t think anyone can do parkour on Mars or yell “Parkour” while jumping from one rock to another.
In conclusion, MARS4 can compete with most AAA titles. The game mechanics, experience, and resource crafting in general are exciting and fun. Moreover, it can be greatly improved by switching to Unreal Engine 5 and taking advantage of its features, such as PathTracer.
However, it does not lack in immersion and excitement with Unreal Engine 4.
MARS4 is the platform’s primary token. Everything that can be bought, rented, and sold in the metaverse is done using the MARS4 token. The maximum supply of the token is 4 billion tokens and it is currently trading at $0.00064 per token at the time of writing. It reached an all-time high of $0.089 in 2021 and is currently down 99.3%, according to Queen Gekko data.
Users can trade, operate the ecosystem, and earn passive income with the MARS4 token. It is readily available on SushiSwap, Bittrex, Mexc, PankcakeSwap, and KuCoin.
The project tokens raise some eyebrows. According to the official Token schemeMARS4 will offer only 5% of the tokens for public listing and 1% for the community round.
Here is a quick overview of the tokens:
- 25% of the tokens will be reserved for private tours, divided into two rounds.
- 1% distributed in the community round.
- 5% of the supply is distributed for public listing.
- 30% of the total tokens will be kept for liquidity and yield farming.
- 20% of the offer is distributed to the team and advisors during the vesting period.
- 19% of the total supply of tokens will be reserved for marketing, market incentives, and development.
Public listing, community tour, and vesting period have been completed as of this revision.
currently , MARS4 Economy It depends on new players to grow the game economy. The Metaverse aims to be self-sustaining through sources of income and community gathering while creating a metaverse that is fun, engaging, and playing to win all astronomers in the community.
Here are the many ways the Red Planet metaverse sustains itself and rewards its users:
- Every time a LAND NFT is sold to a new owner, 20% of the price is distributed as royalties to all previous owners.
- 20% of the revenue from all in-game NFT sales is distributed to all land owners.
- P2P market purchases and sales maintain market transaction fees, 80% of which are redistributed to landowners.
- 20% of the proceeds from the B2B land sale is added to the community pool and distributed among all landowners.
- 20% of the transaction fees incurred by the in-game resource trade are distributed to the landowners.
- Businesses and sponsors can establish their digital presence on the Red Planet at the land owner’s discretion, as land owners can receive 20% of the fee made by each sponsorship and advertisement hosted on their land.
The metaverse and Web3 gaming space is growing rapidly. The metaverse gaming sector is expected to reach a total valuation of $1 trillion by 2025. Meanwhile, the Web3 gaming sector is expected to grow to $65 billion by 2027.
Several major projects, companies, and organizations are testing the waters in the space, which has resulted in an abundance of similar projects and concepts. MARS4 unintentionally provides a new concept of Web3 space through the metaverse and the game, making it a powerful opportunity for players to visit and explore.