Narratives and Experiences
One of the goals for the future of Worlds Within is to release a suite of games that are different from the experience users know today. We plan on updating Worlds Within to be a outlet for new experiences you can discover on Cardano.
The Marketplace Alpha is live! We have been making a number of quality of life improvements to steadily improve the user experience. The Worlds Within Marketplace is a necessity to show the Worlds Within NFTs on the marketplace itself. A number of Marketplaces only allow you to view the Metadata of a specific NFT and to view the actual NFT you have to leave the site.
We are working on the official Worlds Within avatars as well as partnering with a number of other Cardano projects and Indie games. Worlds Within will have official avatars and guest avatars for users visiting other worlds, along with avatars from other projects and games. The guest avatars will be free, and will all be the same. The official Worlds Within avatars can be obtained by either burning a Nebula Serum, or buying them with ADA. Over time with our resources the avatars that are released will be improved visually and be given improved functionality. Finally the avatars that are from partnered projects and collaborations will have a number of ways to be obtained such as purchasing or earning by participating in the upcoming partnered experiences.
VR Social Lobby
The Social Lobby is a unique multiplayer hub for users to meet, interact, and transition to their Worlds seamlessly in VR. Our goal is to create an experience that is uniquely curated for our users. Users will be able to visit their Worlds and Holo-Chambers from this Social Lobby. The Avatars being built for Worlds Within will all be able to be used in the Social Lobby. The current build of the Side loadable VR Social Lobby has working multiplayer and voice chat. Demo videos, trailers, and Alpha build will all be released soon.
The Holo-Chamber is a room for users to decorate with their favorite NFTs, build a house, create a hangout area, and more. We want to allow users to have freedom to create an area that is uniquely theirs. This is not going to be the traditional style plot of land as there is no map and the community will vote on their favorite rooms that will be featured. Users will have to choice to decorate or build full experiences within their Holo-Chambers. The more Holo-Chambers a user owns, the larger experience they can create. Holo-Chambers will be given out to users who Terraform their worlds, and the rest will be available for purchase.
Website Upgrades and UI
We have redesign our website to create a more seamless user experience. These changes are live and we are making consistent improvements to many aspects such as the viewer. The viewer is going to be built into the next phase of Worlds Within which is going to change how users view the worlds they currently own. Since the Worlds Within platform has been built around narratives and storytelling we are going to give the ability for users to name their planets they own.