How to create a Metaverse game like Star Atlas

Empire Global
6 min readJan 14, 2022


According to the predictions of many experts, the gaming industry will expand in the future. There are already about 3 billion gamers worldwide. Technologies such as AR, VR, and 3D graphics and trends such as streaming services and mobile gaming continue to transform the future of video games. Other drivers include innovative game consoles, mobile devices, and technologies such as facial and voice recognition, gesture control, high-definition displays, and wearable tech.

The future of games

The potential of the Metaverse is immeasurable and the gaming industry is increasingly adopting Metaverse. Game companies like Roblox, Epic Games’ Fortnite, and Grand Theft Auto already have Metaverse-like platforms which depend on their communities for their business model.

The gaming industry has moved from the traditional version to the new world digital avatars and transactions driven by NFT or cryptocurrency. NFT game solutions break the boundaries of the digital world, where players can own virtual items and can rent or lease them for certain cryptocurrencies. Powered by blockchain, Metaverse users need cryptocurrency for transactions and whenever they receive rewards.

Briefly about the Metaverse

Metaverse is a virtual world that you can go to and experience. In fact, you can do whatever you want: go to a party, have a meeting, organize an exhibition or a concert. You can buy and sell and do many things which you do in real life.

The Metaverse uses virtual reality and augmented reality technology for creating virtual spaces where users can live like real life. The Metaverse could be the next place where you want to spend time, meet your friends or earn some money. Non-fungible tokens are the primary medium of transaction.

The concept is a virtual world that you would access through a VR headset or console, such as a PlayStation. It’s like living in a video game where you have your own avatar. While the technology that will support individual Metaverses is still under development, companies that can afford it are using existing online gaming platforms as a way in.

It’s pretty hard to move anywhere in the world of games without listen someone talking about the Metaverse. If you are not a player — or even if you are — this may be new to you. Here is some information on what a Star Atlas game is and how to create a game like it.

What is Star Atlas?

Star Atlas is a virtual gaming Metaverse based in the year 2620. Star Atlas is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, political domination, and more, built on the Solana blockchain.

According to Star Atlas Whitepaper, major breakthroughs in recent technology created an opportunity for a futuristic science fiction experience that is entirely new and groundbreaking. Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely server-less and secured game-play experience. non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas creates an economy that replicates the
the tangibility of real-world assets and ownership. Star Atlas is being released in phases and the full game-play deployment timeline is awaited.

The Metaverse introduces a unique gaming experience through the combination of both traditional core games and blockchain mechanics. Metaverse allows you to play uniquely by combining traditional core games and blockchain mechanics.

The concept is that in the distant future, three main factions will appear: the MUD territory ruled by humanity, the ONI sector as a region ruled by aliens, and the USUR sector controlled by reasonable androids. These factions are fighting for territory and political domination. You, as a citizen of the Star Atlas faction, will have the opportunity to influence the outcome of this intergalactic conflict and to earn rewards for your contribution.

Star Atlas supports two distinct tokens, $ATLAS, and $POLIS. $ATLAS is an inflationary currency for trading game assets. It is earned through combats, conquests, and exploring the Metaverse. The Star Atlas Universal Marketplace connects all players in the game to buy and
sell all asset types and post job listings for paid, in-game tasks.

The Star Atlas Universal Marketplace connects all players in the game to buy and sell all asset types and post job listings for paid, in-game tasks. Players can buy and sell ships, assets, mining equipment, collectibles, and other in-game items. These items can be configured for missions, claiming land, crafting ships, configuring space stations, and building mining operations which set the stage for in-game economics.

Star Atlas is a project that lays the foundations for future generations of games. It is a combination of NFT with the gaming industry, using the concept of Metaverse. The Star Atlas is based on the Solana blockchain, stands to benefit from the network’s transactional throughput that supports an extremely high 50,000 TPS (transaction per second).

Players will have full ownership of the assets they accumulate in the game with the opportunity to sell those NFT-enabled in-game items on secondary NFT marketplaces. The idea is to encourage the monetization of time spent playing, enabling a real-economic benefit for participation.

Players will engage with DeFi instruments (i.e., smart contracts) throughout the financial epicenters in the game. DAO cities are a likely location for the rise of these financial centers.

How to make a Metaverse game like Star Atlas?

Play-to-earn gaming models and the potential of the “metaverse” are getting a lot of attention at the moment. Star Atlas is an in-development MMO built on Unreal Engine 5 and the Solana blockchain that combines both.

Metaverse and application development start with an idea. Some people have, some have never used VR technology. If you love doing things, VR is a great way to start researching. Metaverse focuses solely on virtual worlds. For any Metaverse to work, it needs a technology that will scan the real world, create a 3D image of it and transfer this model to the virtual world.

So, let’s move on to the basic steps you can take to make a game like Star Atlas. This is not a detailed tutorial, but it is the main guidelines to follow.

  • Describe your requirements

The first step is to think about mods. The pattern is to build a game from scratch and allow the community to build content around your game. The blockchain-based game should be on Ethereum, Solana, BSC (Binance Smart Chain), Tron, or other chains.

  • Do some competitor research

You need to start building the Metaverse with an analysis of the market, competitors, and target audience. So, you will understand in advance the prospects of your idea and find the best ways to implement it.

  • Design app’s UI/UX

Then the information architecture of the system is created, user flows are developed and optimized, and user interface design is developed. This is what UKS / UI designers do. The result of their work will be a prototype — an animated visualization of the interface in the form in which it will be presented to the end-users of the game.

  • Hire the best Metaverse development company

The Metaverse gaming process is a technical process of developing a gaming platform. The platform must support playing assets, realistic characters, and accessories. There are many development companies that you can reach to help you build a Metaverse Gaming Platform. It is desirable that such a company understands your idea and that it has several such ready-made game projects in its portfolio.

  • Test the app before deploying

QA specialists check the created product for bugs, functionality, usability, load, compliance with the specifications prescribed in the technical task. All of this usually takes about 20% of the development time. If your application uses smart contracts, they also need to be tested.

· Deploy

Once the application is built and thoroughly tested, it is deployed to local or cloud servers. If this is a mobile application, then it must be added to the stores of mobile applications: App Store, Google Play, Microsoft Store, and so on.

  • Maintenance & support

Organize a support service that will help users solve problems with your application and collect feedback from them.

Not everyone understands Metaverse. Some people show up for fun. Offer what users want. Create your own impressive world and provide an amazing gaming experience.



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