VulcanVerse is a 3km by 3km virtual world set in the Greco-Roman era. It is stand-alone game that uses blockchain technology to enable users to truly own their land and assets. It has a rich lore written by Fighting Fantasy authors, complex building tools and MMO gaming functionalities.
VulcanVerse carefully balances active gaming features while maintaining the open world sandbox that is designed for building and exploring. We do this by enabling gaming features such as battles and foraging through ‘Vulcanites’. This allows mortals who wish to simply be left alone exploring the uncolonized world of Vulcan to do so.
There are two ways: one is by purchasing land and owning a 20×20 square in the VulcanVerse, which you can then build on or later sell; the second is simply by entering the world through the downloadable app and exploring. Naturally, certain game play features will only be available to land owners as one of the goals of the VulcanVerse is to encourage the active building and evolution of the environment.
Land are plots of 20 x 20 meters (400mSQ). Building tools and assets are quadrant and level specific, meaning if you have a plot in Hades you will be granted access to Underworld tools. Land itself had 7 levels. If a player wishes to move up the “Seven Tiers to the new Olympus” they must make a sacrifice to the Vulcan Gods. The land will go up by one, and at each level you can access higher level features and vulcanites, as well as bringing value to your land if you wish to sell it on.
Land sold out in the presale in September 2020. Thus, for now, land will be available for purchase in a p2p marketplace (market.vulcanforged.com(. Certain other features or premium upgrades will also be purchasable, if the user desires. The decentralized blockchain element of ownership means that once you buy something, it belongs to you, and you can later sell it back to someone else in the community.
There are many great guides on the web regarding this topic. The VulcanVerse utilizes the VeChain blockchain, Ethereum and Matic network. A search of NFTs and blockchain will help explain what true ownership means.
This is a decentralized land, meaning land is owned as tokens (called NFTs) on the blockchain giving unique and true ownership. The blockchain infrastructure we are using (VeChain) has an incredible protocol called ‘fee delegation’ that allows users to send transactions without personally paying the gas fees. What this means is that all blockchain trading and smart contract operations will be sponsored at our end to give users the best gameplay experience possible. And for those who wish to ‘Sacrifice to the Vulcan Gods’, which is in effect leveling up their land by burning VTHO, they can do so in FIAT currency while blockchain operations are taken care of on our end.
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a special type of cryptographic token which represents something unique; non-fungible tokens are thus not mutually interchangeable. This is in contrast to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and many network or utility tokens that are fungible in nature. Non-fungible tokens are used to create verifiable digital scarcity, as well as digital ownership, and the possibility of asset interoperability across multiple platforms. NFTs are used in several specific applications that require unique digital items like crypto art (rare art), crypto-collectibles and crypto-gaming.
One NFT is not equal to any other NFT, either in value or in the properties of the token itself. Each token is assigned a digital hash that distinguishes it from every other NFT of its kind. This feature enables NFTs to act as a proof of provenance.
Vulcanites are the pet creatures of VulcanVerse. Each of them is unique, has a tailored lore and set of skills (that can be powered up to a cap), and is exclusive to its land area and level. Owning higher tiered land grants access to Vulcanites with higher skill limits. While VulcanVerse is all about world building, introducing Vulcanites opens up a wide range of additional functionalities and game modes. They can be used to forage materials, compete for exclusive NFTs during treasure hunts or participate in community led mini games and side-quests. To balance world building and interactivity, they provide benefits for their owners and help them level up but cannot be used to negatively affect others (e.g. they cannot attack players unless it’s part of an event). This avoids players that only want to explore and build their lands from being forced to interact with Vulcanites. It is also important to clarify that, while Vulcanites are part of the VulcanVerse universe, they can also be stored as NFTs in a standalone Vulcanite dApp. In the separate Vulcanite portal, players can view their Vulcanites’ stats, explore which ones are available at what levels, browse other players’ Vulcanites and trade them as 2D game cards in the marketplace. In essence, their presence in VulcanVerse is a 3D representation of the Vulcanite game cards.
You can easily access the marketplace by visiting the “Discover” tab inside the Vechain Thor Mobile App and typing “market.vulcanforged.com” in the search bar.
Select “Enter Now”, confirm authorization, and enter your VeChain wallet password. Congratulations, you’re in!
You can navigate through the wallet using the options panel in the top right of the page.