Crypto Society AMA with Star Atlas — recap, 16th August 2021

Bilo

Hi @Santiacc ! It’s our pleasure to have you with us today. I would like to welcome you here on behalf of our entire community.

Could we begin with a brief history of yourself and your team, and your roles at Star Atlas and what you were doing before Star Atlas?

Santi

Hello! Glad to be here!!

Bilo

👋

We are even more glad to have you!

Santi

Of course! I’m Santi, Community Lead at Star Atlas but I call myself the Swiss Army Knife lol

Bilo

hahaha — good one

Santi

There are a lot of things to do inside the Star Atlas team, so I try to help in every way I can

But I’m mainly focused in the worldwide Community

Bilo

No doubt 😅

Santi

I can give you a cool brief story of the team’s background ;)

Bilo

That would be great -thanks.

Santi

Members of our team have worked on quite a few high profile games and movies in their long careers such as:

Games — Star Citizen, Destiny 2, Dreadnought, Horizon Zero Dawn, COD blops 3/4, Halo Remastered, Dead Island 2, Spec Ops — The Line, Earth & Beyond, The Sims Online, Ultima Online, Warhammer Online, Lord of the Rings, etc

Cinema — Love, Death + Robots: The helping hand, Watchmen, Terminator: Dark Fate, Captain Marvel, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Superman Returns, Spider-Man: FFH,

Our team is in constant expansion as well, we went from 4 members in January to over 120 now!

Bilo

Congratulations on your success — That’s amazing especially that your team was significantly smaller not all that long ago — That really serves as a testament to what you guys are putting together and the force, energy and will to see it through

Santi

Thanks!

We had a great success with the ReBirth campaign and all money went straight into development

That’s why you see a parabolic growth of team members heh

Bilo

Yes — I remember this — it was around the time of our first AMA with you 😍

Can you tell us about why you thought Star Atlas as a game needed to be integrated into Crypto?

Santi

Yes!

We were just getting started!

There have always been MMO/RPGs, and great high quality games, but every person who has played one knows how time consuming they can become, and you end up not receiving anything in exchange for the time you spend in the game. Crypto brings the possibility of monetizing the time spent in game plus other limitless possibilities as well.

The idea is to give the power back to the people using blockchain tech

Bilo

Great answer. makes so much sense. Can’t wait to play ❤️

How do You see StarAtlas contribution for the adoption of Blockchain Technology into the Gaming World?

Santi

Thanks!

We see Star Atlas with the potential to attract a mass audience and hope to be the gateway for a lot of people into crypto.

Our vision is to build a game attractive for everyone

High-quality games are something we haven’t seen in crypto yet!

Bilo

How did Star Atlas start? And when do you plan on launching the game?

Santi

Star Atlas started back in December, founded by Michael Wagner, Pablo Quiroga, Jacob Floyd and Danny Floyd.

Danny and Jacob are brothers and have developed several high quality games together

Michael is the CEO and has a big background in gaming and finance

Pablo has huge experience in leadership and as an investor, he is currently Chief Revenue Officer at Star Atlas

LB

[ 😍 Sticker ]

Santi

The first version of the 3D game is expected to be launched in Q2 2022

But we are developing a mini-game that will start in September!

Bilo

What a team!

👀

Santi

It’ll be browser based so everyone can play ;)

Bilo

I volunteer to test the early versions before its out. As a favour to you ofc…

Santi

hehehe

Bilo

How would you describe Star Atlas’s integration into the world of Crypto if you were talking to someone unfamiliar with digital assets?

Santi

Nice question

Bilo

😊

Santi

Star Atlas is a AAA quality game, where you’ll be able to enjoy state of the art technology and game lore, but that’s not the best part! One factor that you are going to love is that instead of putting in money and not receiving anything in exchange for it, you are the real owner of the things you buy in-game and will be able to monetize the time spent playing!

All the ships, planets, crew members are NFTs which are owned by YOU

Bilo

That is insanely cool

Santi

You’ll be the real owner of your assets

Bilo

And I suppose these assets can go up in value?

Santi

Price will be decided by the market! So they can fluctuate in value

Bilo

ice — so the assets that are NFT’s not only serve in making the game more unique and fun but they are tradable and could actually make you money hence the phrase play to earn

What is the Star Atlas token used for? Can you describe the Tokenomics?

Santi

For sue, but not only in that way, you’ll be able to do missions to play to earn and even have a career!

Bilo

That is outstanding. I really can’t wait to play this

Santi

Star Atlas operates a dual token economy, with the two crypto-native assets being ATLAS and POLIS.

ATLAS is the transactional currency of the game. Effectively the in-game gold, and the lubricant of the digital economy. It is used for virtually every transaction within the Metaverse, and will also be one of the primary financial reward mechanisms for gamers. ATLAS also provides a 33% discount on certain asset purchases from us, the developer, such as Ships and Components.

POLIS is a dual-purposed governance token. Within the game, POLIS provides the holder with strategic benefits of political domination. Controlling a region of space opens up mechanics of taxation of other players, and the ability to define rules, laws, fines and fees within the micro-metropolis. Externally, POLIS provides holders with true governance rights over long-term development decision making. Opening up the potential for pure decentralization of game development in the years to follow. And naturally, POLIS provides a 33% discount on Land and Crew when purchased from us . The governance token, POLIS, will also play a pivotal role in the decentralized corporations. We anticipate these micro-metropolises to be largely guided by voting abilities of the underlying players. The extent to which a guild wants to utilize that functionality in their decision making is subjective, but the tools are present.

We are going to publish the detailed Tokenomic and In-game economy whitepaper tomorrow!

Bilo

👀

You are about to get listed on FTX — congratulations, that’s huge. Why did you decide to go with FTX

Santi

Yes! Thanks!

FTX is a great partner for Star Atlas, and they’re practically running the SA economy via Serum!

As you may know, they’re the most involved exchange in the Solana blockchain

Bilo

Yes — definitely a wise choice for a partner 😁

Santi

Yeah! They’re great!

Bilo

Can you explain to us what DAC (Decentralised autonomous corporations) means and what it’s all about?

Santi

Of course, DACs are going to be a BIG part of Star Atlas. I’ll refer to out whitepaper to answer this one

They’re the guild system of Star Atlas. The Universe of Star Atlas is expansive. It is a lonely, challenging journey tackling the countless perils alone. Players are encouraged to create factions, combine resources, and compete collectively to outsmart other players.

Through the implementation of Decentralized Autonomous Corporations(DAC), entire space-cities can be constructed, and the micro-economy managed by those in charge. Careful strategic cooperation enables players to dominate regions, and the resources available therein. The POLIS token will serve a pivotal role in these cities, permitting the owners of political clout to impose taxes, fees, fines, rules, and laws on those outside the DAC wishing to gain access to these entirely independently owned cities.

There are already more than 10 Guilds being formed in the Star Atlas community!

Bilo

I think that when this game comes out, I will need a few months off…

Santi

discord.gg/staratlas

Join the Discord server to learn more about Guilds ;)

A few months ON! :D

Switching full hands into Star Atlas

Bilo

We have seen how games like Axie have positively affected 3rd World countries like Vietnam. Does Star Atlas believe it could have a similar effect on emerging markets with its Play2Earn model?

(replying to Santi)

hahaha

Santi

Of course, we would love Star Atlas to have an impact in people’s lives and we are aiming for that. P2E gives people the opportunity to access to an income that because of their countries situation they will be never able to access, and it can really change lives.

As I said before, we are building our in-game economy to reward people based on the time spent playing :D

Bilo

❤️

Tell us more about your metaverse and where you are going with this. Please describe the realm of possibilities.

Santi

The metaverse is very much a long term objective of ours. At initiation, our focus is largely on delivering a top quality (AAA) rated video game title, that has potential to attract millions, or even hundreds of millions of users. However, the team views the metaverse as the potential future of the internet. It has prospects to be the future of online social interaction, commerce, and innovation. For example, imagine if Nike had a shoe store inside of Star Atlas where users can view products in 3D/AR, purchase that product with a connected wallet, and have the physical good shipped to their house.

Santi

With respect to mechanisms, we outline a few:

1. Fully functioning economic system

2. Ability for individuals to create content and deliver on unique ideas

3. A place to socialize and share time outside of our game mechanics

4. The ability to participate in governance of the metaverse itself — which we implement through the POLIS DAO

Bilo

At the risk of sounding very repetitive… WOW!

I know that you have had a lot of developments recently; What are you currently working on and can you describe your future roadmap?

Santi

Yes! We are currently working on one of our most important sprints ever. We are launching new things nearly every day!

I’ll share with you guys what our roadmap looks like so far :). Some of these dates are confirmed and some are still subject to change.

1) Release of the Game Economics document — August 17th

- Tokenomics — ATLAS & POLIS & the utility of these tokens

- Game Economy — how to monetise time spent in the game

2) Launch of new interactive website & Cinematic teaser/trailer — 2nd half of August

3) Snapshot (of posters in wallet) — August 25th

4) Badge distribution (drop) — August 26th

5) Token Generation Event (TGE) — Creation & initial sales of ATLAS & POLIS — last days of August

6) Rebirth reward drop — September 2nd

7) Galactic Asset Offering — Asset sales (kick-off) — 1st week of September

7) Mini-game — Registration phase — 1st week of September

7) Mini-game — Ship configuration & Missions — end of September

8) Mini-game — Claiming land & Mining — end of October

9) Mini-game — Space Station configuration — end of November

Bilo

👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

Santi

Much Alpha!

Hehehe

Bilo

What a privilege for us to learn all this here. Thanks for sharing

Bilo

We are huge fans of Serum and are so excited to see you have partnered with them. Can you let us know why you chose to work with Serum and if you are working with other projects or on any partnerships?

Santi

Serum is absolutely powering the economy of Star Atlas!

Serum is on a mission to decentralize the entire DeFi stack. By building on Solana, the Serum Foundation is enabling the best of both centralized and decentralized worlds: an exchange that is censorship-resistant and non-custodial and that is fast, inexpensive, and highly liquid. This is only possible because Solana enables Serum to run a CLOB that updates every 400 milliseconds.

Bilo

(Referring to Opal Jet)

I’ll have what she’s having 😉

Santi

Loool

Serum ftw!

Bilo

Could you please provide us with some challenges Star Atlas has faced but overcome? And if your vision and plans have changed over the past few months?

Santi

Yes of course!

One of the challenges we faced is the huge growth of our internal team, as I said before, we went from 4 members to +120 in less than a year! I think in spite of the huge growth all new team members are adapting really easily and being super productive!

Bilo

With a future so bright and endless possibilities — I totally get them

Santi

Another challenge could be the ReBirth launch, it was like our first test of Star Atlas in the market, and we’re happy to say that it was a great success, generating over 6 million dollars in revenue that went straight into development!

Bilo

Congrats — That was a great success

Santi

This is one of our posters!

Bilo

You have been undertaking huge marketing efforts to ensure a very organic and community based growth. As much as I applaud this, why have you decided to go this route almost exclusively rather than have larger investors step in?

Oh come on. is this real?

Santi

This can be answered easily: Star Atlas is for the people and powered by the people!

Bilo

All for one — one for all

Santi

Yes! you can experience all the 15 posters on play.staratlas.com/market

Bilo

[ WOW GIF ]

@Santiacc I think you’re a very nice person

I like you

LB

💯

Bilo

I like you a lot

Santi

Thanks guys, likewise!

Bilo

Ummm — pls don’t disappoint me

I have a question

Is there any exclusive breaking news about Star Atlas that you could share with us here today?

[ DRUM ROLL GIF ]

Santi

I see what you did here

Bilo

hahahahahaha

Santi

I’m trying to think of an Alpha leak, but I already gave all news in the roadmap question

Bilo

(maybe)

Santi

Wish I could leak a little bit of the teaser trailer but the team will kill me

Bilo

Ooooooooooooooo

Tell you what

LB

Nobody is listening and it’s only here in secret — in the fam 🤫

Santi

I can’t guys I can’t, but I promise that as soon as we drop it I’ll share the link with you here as the first group

Bilo

I will tell you a secret about @LBecks

Santi

Loool

Bilo

hahaha ok — next time 😉

Do you wish to let us know anything else that was not covered in the questions above?

Santi

I’ll just tell you to be prepared, at Star Atlas we are only getting started!

Bilo

Thank you for your time in answering our questions here today. We are all very appreciative of your time and of the answers you have provided

With this, we will open up the chat for those who wish to personally thank you for your time with us here today.

Santi

Thank you guys for inviting me, it’s always a pleasure to be here

Boom Boom Afridi

Is the StarAtlas project a global or a local one? Which market are you currently focusing on, or are you building and expanding to gain customers, users, and partners?

@Santiacc

@Bilo_2000

@LBecks

Santi

We are focusing in the entire global market, but we’ve seen a HUGE boom in the Philippines, Korea and the Spanish speaking community so we’re focusing a little bit more there at the moment

Need 💸

As a community based project, how can I contribute my quota to Star atlas success? Do you have a Global Ambassador Program or Referral Rewards System or bonuses for new people joining Star atlas?? @Santiacc

🌿🌿🎀🎀

Santi

This is coming very soon!

Alex Carry

Do you have Whitepaper if yes please share it with us and secondly do you have plans for pre-sale? Where can we join it?

Santi

Yes of course, you can find the whitepaper at staratlas.com

We have no presale, only public sale coming this month!

Sorry guys, have to run off to a meeting!

Relevant Links

⚜️ Star Atlas Website: https://staratlas.com/
⚜️ Star Atlas Telegram: https://t.me/staratlasgame
⚜️ Star Atlas Twitter: https://twitter.com/staratlas

⚜️ Crypto Society Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptosocietytg
⚜️ Crypto Society Chat: https://t.me/cryptosocietyy
⚜️ Crypto Society Announcements: https://t.me/CryptoSocietyyy

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