Star Atlas Announces SAGE Labs, a Web3 Space Economy Simulation Game
SAGE Labs is an upcoming Web3 space economy simulation game fully integrated with the Star Atlas ecosystem, coming soon as a browser-based play-to-earn title on Solana.
The Star Atlas team has announced that they will officially soon launch SAGE Labs, a browser-based Web3 space economy simulation game, on the Solana network.
According to the announcement, the play-to-earn title is the successor to SAGE: Escape Velocity, improving upon it by introducing new core game logic and “enhanced building blocks” of current a future gameplay features. Some of the features the developers have highlighted for this upcoming browser game include an ATLAS transaction fee payment system and a new decentralized character management system.
Players will get to manage fleets featuring individual ship stats while taking part in a rich economic loop and enjoying the resource extraction and freighting loop, alongside crafting, a data runner loop and a redemption loop comprised of ships, CSS Plots, Golden Tickets, and more utilities.
Various new on-chain game assets will be added to the marketplace, with players able to have real-time control of spaceships while utilizing various in-game assets, with all assets set to be on-chain.
The co-founder of Star Atlas and CEO of ATMTA, Inc., Michael Wagner, said the following:
“This is the dawn of a truly open economy. Players can trade any item — resources, components, items and Golden Tickets with others, and spend their in-game currency in a myriad of ways, such as buying in-game items and ships in the Galactic Marketplace, storing it in the ATLAS Locker and buying merchandise. In Star Atlas, even rocks have tangible real-world value.”
In terms of details specifically for gameplay, the game will consist of text-based menus for actions related to consuming resources, while a 2D map will be in place that makes it possible to explore 51 star systems included for the game’s launch. You’ll begin your journey at a faction Starbase and head to Central Space Stations to form fleets of spaceships in order to head into space to scan and extract various resources to use for crafting items.
The game will feature a $1.5 million Golden Ticket event, divided into 2 parts. In the first part, players take part in a redemption program through which you’ll be able to redeem ships, claim stakes, or CSS land NFTs, using crafted assets and Survey Data Units. As for the second part, it’s a weekly drawing worth $150k USDC in VWAP per week, going on for 8 weeks. Participating in the weekly draw will require a Golden Ticket, a very rare item that needs “every single craftable item in the game” in order to successfully craft.
Everything will take place in real time, and since this blockchain title is fully integrated with the Star Atlas ecosystem, items will be usable interchangeably in Faction Fleet, Faction Claims, the Galactic Marketplace, as well as in upcoming versions of the play-to-earn title.
For more details, be sure to check out the official announcement linked in the tweet down below.