Latest update May/23:
- a blank avatar and spaceship was built
We will work our partner to build out the Harmony BlueVerse, which is the customized portal/hub of all metaverse on Harmony.
We have agreed to build the blueverse using 3JS/WebGL technology so that it can be accessible by majority of the users on a webbrowser.
- Bear wants to be in OpenXR for compatibility. "Games are the new websites"
- Unreal could be fodr a MV you could portal into, due to system requirements (downloading packages, newer computer)
A few key requirement:
- Harmony blue theme
- Harmony owned blue apes can play important role in the design
- Portal to other metaverse projects on Harmony
- Hub to other metaverse on other chain
- Live Streaming experience is a high priority task
- Incentive other DeFi/GameFi projects on Harmony to build on the blueverse
Spec of Grand Central Station
- Town square - limit functionality or mini-MV?
- ❓Do we need to build functionality to host periodic concerts?
- Adrian: portal to a separate stage/arena may be better: would not be good if we host deadmau5, Young Thug or Kodak Black if someone hates them.
❓Do we need to host mini-games?
Adrian: we signed Lootmobile, making a game NBAJam that we could host.
Buttons/links: If we host a wormhole/portal to other places (MV’s, MADNFT, etc.), they have to have a button or link to portal back to our MV, in addition to the back button.
- Revenue would be from ecosystem partners and getting people into defi: we lower yield by hosting the farms; build massive liquidity pool and get rewards or margin of stake from the farms themselves - what would you give us to add liquidity to your token pair. we'd be launchpad for token projects, they're being listed on defi farms
- Bear wants people to pay to be featured in the portal
- sell ads - billboards
- sell some of the land: cosmicuniverse - has their own token exchangable for harmony? $3-400/plot is priceable. doesn't want land to be too cheap, wants it to be aspirational to buy/horde/collect
Tech of stage/arena
- scans/lidar of performers
- 3d volumetric video
- Spatial audio: the closer you get to an item, the louder it is.
Populating the Metaverse
Artists to populate the MV
- Leo suggests using the Creative DAO, and working with MADNFT to start campaign and promote
- Bear has an artist he's testing; wants more artists/designers for diff styles/neighborhoods; plus partnerships, for some filled-out MV's to connect to Town Square if it gets big. town square portal arena to start
- Design review: artists does in blender and uploads .glb file or screen record it
- if they make a cool 3d object, we'll buy the nft
- ❓Is this nft actual land rights? or just a pretty pic?
Hackathon to populate the metaverse
- to make 3d objects, make scenes in Blender or in-browser XR gaming engine to create 3D objects
- Bear: NPC's are a lot to program so we really have to have a good use case. (e.g., order a hamburger from an NPC and have Uber Eats knock on your door)
Bear dev needs/q's
- devs to help understand how to integrate games/softwares to the ledger
- wants to discuss harmony staking, educate people to purchase ONEs and stake for in-game rewards. Leo: staking is thru any standard smart contract call, thru EVM-compatible chain, that MV interacts with the blockchain through.
- Mar/7th: investment+grant approved
- Mar/14th: discussed about launching partners
- other blockchains, other metaverse in Harmony
- other web2 company
- clarification on funding process; setup a DAO
- Mar/21st: planned meeting on overall design
- digital artists building in blender (.GLB)
- potential community submission
- creative minds (@Zi Wang, )Adrian Robison
- use harmony owned ape in the blueverse as different NPC
- hidden treasure hunt using ape derivatives
- harmony ape merch available as gift to blueverse players
- Adrian: We can't use BAYC or skull logo or Bored Apes Yacht Club - but we can use our Ape, call it blue apes or royal apes.
- Adrian: Package our 8 apes like a team, like barcelona, or raiders.
- music theme of the blueverse
- music style as continent
- world music inclusion
- unreal game engine?
- Immediate hackathon to popluate the MV
- May 13 (6 weeks): deploy 3js instance: a blank space to dev on.
- After: will have objects and designs ported in
We would like more portal designs, world building, 3d objects (sculptures, walls, monuments, etc)
❓ They’re scheduled for 8/15 - 9/30 - how can we get them to happen earlier? Partner with other hackathons
⚠️ Leo: summer: plan out a a metaverse build hackathon
portals to past hack winners
universities and education centers
University Hackathon by Harmony @ TAIKAI
Your university is on winter break, but Web3 is in its invincible summer. As part of Silicon Valley Blockchain Week, Harmony will host a web3 hackathon for students from Dec 20th, 2021 to Jan 23rd, 2022 with over $1M in grants and prizes. Students and recent alumni from all universities are welcome to participate.
Harmony Ecosystem possible partners/inspiration
Tranquil Finance (possible supply/borrowing markets?)
Defi Kingdoms farm Ux (seeds in the garden)
the Valley’s (a Yield Farm on the Harmony Blockchain built on top of Defi Kingdoms.)
Lots of mini-games; they launched Tetris too
Casual play has better conversion than FPS
Has staking dashboard, APY, returns
❓ How can they make a portal to it?
⚠️ 4/11/22: Lingjie to intro them to larger TVL portals, me to do smaller ones after 5/1
4/11/22: Now can integrate portals into their webxr sessions on the tech side: people can walk into an object and have them take it to the 3rd party website.
Wants help with email intros with people with these companies, so there can be a partnership. They can have portal design hackathons: it needs 3d objects. They can participate or sponsor hackathon
Lootswap/ Openswap/ Farmers Only Fi/ Fuzz Swap/ Reverse Protocol/ unite finance/
Defi Farms on the back end, cool vending machines—→ gamified defi menu near the portal.
similar to seeds in the garden in “defi kingdoms”
NFT key/Cosmic universe marketplace
❓ Integrate with them or build own marketplace?
Cosmicuniverse.one’s land/wizard NFT sale
HIGH RISK NFT PROJECTS
Euphoria/ Hello Gophers
Risk to Earn
Feels like an OHM fork with NFT’s
Mint nft’s for harmony one/ HarmonyUSD
use minting fee’s to provide staking rewards
Blueverse updates for April:
What are some major priorities
(civilization game, strategy game)
metaverse hackathon pl