Star Atlas is a next-gen gaming metaverse emerging from the confluence of state-of-the-art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video games, and decentralized financial technologies.
Star Atlas is delivering a never before seen experience not only in web3 but also in traditional gaming. A game of this scale is one of the most ambitious we have seen in the gaming industry overall and it is definitely exciting to watch it all unfold. The game takes players on a futuristic journey to the year 2620 where three space-faring factions are in competition for intergalactic dominance.
The game is currently in the pre-alpha stage with multiplayer, space racing, dogfighting and exploring the environment, and is available on the Epic Games Store. Players can summon their own spaceships, walk around and inside them and fly several models. Star Atlas is also publishing its own episodic graphic novel, Star Atlas: CORE, which is revealing the backstory of the game itself, month by month.
On top of all that, Star Atlas is innovating in the space of blockchain technology and has released a freely available open source F-KIT, a software development kit enabling anyone to connect Unreal Engine 5 with the Solana blockchain.
Star Atlas also has its DAO, available through their website's Governance portal, where players can participate in the political aspect of the game by holding one of the two in-game tokens, $ATLAS and $POLIS.
It is the year 2622 and upon entering the Showroom, you find humanity's attempt to preserve a piece of their deceased planet. In the past, humanity was convinced by extraterrestrial beings to extract Earth's remaining resources and migrate to other planets as a united force, which now comprises most of humanity under the MUD group. As you explore the Showroom, you will see statues and displays of various spaceship manufacturers from humanity and various alien groups such as the ONI faction and the Ustur sector's sentient androids.
The Star Atlas galaxy is currently governed by the Council of Peace and the Showroom serves as a place for all species and factions to appreciate the different ships built across the cosmos. In this pre-alpha version, you will play as Asha, an elite pilot, captain of the Council of Peace, and instructor of the Academy where she trains young talents from all species and factions. Future versions of the game will feature new characters from different races.
After getting familiar with Asha, you will have access to advanced Photoli terminals which allow you to summon the ships you own to one of the Showroom's landing pads. During the Pre-Alpha stage, some of the ship textures are still in development, but you will be able to view the ship models you own in their full scale and volume as they will appear in the final version of Star Atlas.
The Showroom also includes a cinematic photo mode that allows you to capture every detail of your ships. You will be able to explore every aspect of this carefully crafted world, where every pixel has been placed to create an immersive experience that blends reality and imagination.
All of the stars that are visible can be visited in the game. However, some of the more distant stars may be too far away to reach without proper fuel. The game does not have a skybox, which allows players to explore the Star Atlas universe visually. Players will manually pilot their ships to uncover the wealth of the universe by using their upgradable scanning modules.
Higher level scanning equipment allows for deeper and broader scans, which leads to a higher number of assets that can be discovered. The scanning data can be used to stake claims or can be sold on the marketplace. Ships are equipped with weapon turrets and missile bays. The turrets can be energy, ballistic, or disruption type and can target different components of enemy ships and installations.
The turrets are powered by a power supply and protected by shields and a hull. When encountering another enemy ship, if scanned properly, the player can target subsystems to gain an advantage in combat. Ships can also target land- and space-based installations to claim them for themselves. However, these installations can also have their own weaponry installed and ready for attack. All players can mark their stance as aggressive or passive to signal their desired combat engagements. Passive stance grants a shield and maneuverability buff to allow for escape if attacked without formal declarations.
Want to play the game available on the Epic Games Store? First, head over to the Play.StarAtlas.com website to choose your permanent faction, get yourself a spaceship and deploy it to earn rewards for the time you spend keeping it on an active mission.
After at least 7 days of keeping your spaceship flying in the Faction Fleet, you’ll be able to enter the built Star Atlas pre-alpha Showroom via the following steps:
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