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An In-Depth Look at The Legendary Unreal Engine 5

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Back in 1998, Epic Games made history when it released one of the most impressive and influential 3D gaming engines of all time. This masterpiece is known as the first Unreal Engine. The founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, was the mastermind behind the impressively versatile and robust code at the heart of the Unreal Engine. Sweeney would go on to be involved in some way with the development of the next four iterations of the gaming engine, and serves a role in Epic Games to this day. In this article, we are going to detail just what makes the Unreal Engine 5, the latest and greatest version of the engine, so very special and transformative.

Progress and Power

The first Unreal Engine, built on the C++ language of code, was originally designed for first person shooters on the PC platform. Part of what made it so impressive was its capacity for expansion, not to mention its flexible portability. Portability, in coding, refers to the capability of a program to be used in platforms other than what it was originally designed for or released on. These two characteristics made the Unreal Engine highly competitive in the world of gaming technology, not to mention among the coding community.

 

The next version of the Unreal Engine, Unreal 2, made some significant advancements over its previous incarnation. It was much  more capable at rendering and collision detection, and its new sets of data tools was more impressive than the last. Collisions and arbitrary body dynamics recognition was also a most powerful addition to the engine’s capabilities. This arc of improvement would continue through to the current version, and these traits would go a long way to contributing to the future of immersion technology that we now see is in such high demand for the world of the Metaverse.
Now, the Unreal Engine is once again leading the way in immersion, power, portability, and sheer impressiveness. Released just last month, in April of 2022, the Engine has delivered on a number of fronts that will make it a prime contender, if not the best competitive candidate for Metaverse platforms. It features, as a start, the Nanite technology, which enables programmers to source from high resolution photos the material with which to build the hyper-real environments that are so characteristic of the Unreal Engine.
The Engine does the work, in many cases, that a visual effects artist would otherwise, and with other systems, would have to painstakingly perform. For example, the Nanite tech will automatically render and draw distance for the environments that are being built from the photo archives uploaded by the programmer. This saves time, energy, money, and above all, processing power that can be allocated to other processes.
The Metaverse, commonly understood to be a collection of variously interoperable platforms such as games and other interactive environments, requires the utmost in processing power for the digital rendering of the “places” that users are able to explore. The Unreal Engine 5 is a prime candidate for the top-spot in computer 3D processing. Epic Games has a proven track record for innovation, and we expect to see some large amount of press dedicated to the inclusion of Unreal Engine 5 in the world of the emerging Metaverse.
Some Specifications and technical details from Epic Games:
“Players of next-generation consoles expect frame rates of 60 fps or more on high-resolution displays, putting an enormous strain on rendering resources. Temporal Super Resolution (TSR), a built-in, platform-independent, high-quality up-sampling system, enables the engine to render at much lower resolution but with similar output pixel fidelity to frames rendered at a higher resolution.”
  • One File Per Actor system.
  • DCC tools.
  • Dynamically Control of animations at runtime.
  • Quixel Bridge now fully integrated.

“Create games and worlds with massive amounts of geometric detail with Nanite, a virtualized micropolygon geometry system, and a new Virtual Shadow Map system.”

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Looking to the Dawn of Metaverse, With Horizon Worlds

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It’s about time we discussed the big baddy itself, the first and most publicized game developed by Meta and released to mixed fame. Horizon Worlds is an open-world game designed by Meta to interface with the Oculus system. It is an interactive and expansive game that has been the template for many games of its kind throughout the last several months as games on the Metaverse platforms have become more lucrative and competitive. In this article, we’ll be looking into some of the things that makes Horizon Worlds so interesting and engaging, and we will also discover what some of the fans have said recently. The game has been out for a longer period of time than many other games of the kind, so feedback has been more extensive.

 

 

Equipment

First things first, let’s take a look at how you can play the game. Players can interface the game with either the Oculus Quest 2 or the Oculus S systems, both of which saw an increase in sales after Meta announced its launch of the Metaverse. These virtual reality systems have a tried and true track record, with thousands of hours being logged between them by the user base everyday. 

 

 

 

Released in 2019, Horizon Worlds became the standard testing ground for new ideas in virtual reality gaming. With the expansive worlds and unique methods of interface, it became very popular in a shirt space of time. Players can venture far and wide, either walking or teleporting around the immense districts. The system takes advantage of innovations made in dynamic rendering to give the players the immersive experience that all other games are competing for at the moment.

 

One long time user reviewed the game on the Horizon website, stating…
“Really loved Horizon Worlds, allows me to build my own worlds for people to visit which is a big bonus. Hundreds of people created their worlds where I could visit, which makes it an experience that never gets boring.”

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UFO Gaming, an In-Depth Look at an Immersive Metaverse Title

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UFO Gaming is an immersive, decentralized blockchain game that focuses on blending several elements of a variety of games from all over the world. History has told us that diversity and an ability to read the markets are the most important aspects of creating a successful franchise, of any kind. However, gaming is one of those sectors that is so varied and unpredictable at times that it can be difficult for developers to get anything developed that isn’t immediately predicted to underperform. This is to say nothing of innovation. In this article, we’ll be examining the elements of UFO Gaming that make it a competitive blockchain game.

 

 

UFO Gaming is a blockchain adventure game that was made in partnership with Gala Games. The developers have gone out of their way to make UFO unlike traditional P2E games. Super Galactic, the overarching game technology, will use a rating system in which a character/user who is more active than others by percentages will get a higher rating. This unique mechanic will allow the higher ranking players to earn more UAP and access more challenging game content as well.

 

 

 

It is not released yet, and without playing it, it is a bit difficult to give an accurate description of how the game actually plays. However, the trailer for the game, which can be viewed here, is more than just a light show giving potential players something pretty to look at. No, it does also go into the features a little bit, as does the greater website on which the trailer is found.

 

“Super Galactic is a decentralized game with a unique NFT collection and an auto battler built on the Ethereum network and integrated with a hyper scalable Polygon L2 solution. To play Super Galactic, you need a playable character. These are the NFTs called UFOeps. To mint UFOeps, you must first farm Plasma Points with the native $UFO token.”
A few key features to note about this game:
  • Community-focused
  • Secure and safe, audited from Hacken.
  • DAO Governance
  • Complex NFT- and tokenomics system.
  • Super Galactic, our very first game
  • Gaming IDO
  • In-game assets as NFTs (weapons, armor, loot boxes)
  • Characters as NFTs (different levels based on rating)

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Gala Games and The May Madness Star Town Special

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Gala Games is a blockchain developer that has created several engaging, popular games that all have one thing in common: They keep the blockchain invisible. While this isn’t the only commonality among the games they have issued, it is the most attractive to first-time players, especially those who are migrating over from other platforms and types of gaming environments. This month, they are boosting visibility of one of their newest contributions to blockchain gaming, Star Town. Here in this article we’ll be looking at it a little more closely and examining just what makes the Gala Games offering so attractive.

Developer of Invisibility

Gala Games is a subsidiary of the larger company called Gala Inc. which was founded in 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. With a rather ambitious goal of uniting people from all around the globe with the harmony of good video games, Gala began its quest to develop better games that were easily accesible and simple to understand. It wouldn’t be until many years later, in 2005, that Gala would become a truly globalized company, helping its developers achieve the founding goal of uniting people.

 

“We believe the blockchain should be invisible in our games. We use simple game mechanics that all players can enjoy, whether or not they consider themselves to be blockchain pros.”
With the advent of games like Mirandus in 2021, it becomes apparent that Gala has made significant progress in the construction games that are easy, simple yet engaging platforms that unite gamers from all places. Its true that in 2013 there was a significant acquisition that changed the direction of the company, however, this has served to open the gaming departments in the company to wider markets such as blockchain. This has turned out to be a great change for the company, as they have managed to become one of the primary names in the industry, putting out titles that have shot to the top of the Metaverse list as being the most engaging, if only less immersive that others of the type.
Within the greater scope of game development, Gala has also innovated in a few very interesting ways. They have invented system of interaction for the community of gamers that gives them greater freedom of movement and commercial latitude. “Players,” they say on their official website,  “get to truly own what they win in our games. If you earn or win a magical sword on the Gala Game Platform, it is yours. Your items and any inherited status is a verifiable asset on the blockchain you can trade to another person or play with in-game.”
“The decentralized Gala Games ecosystem aspires to blow the doors wide open and give players back the control they deserve. Through decentralization, players not only own their in-games items, but they have a voice in how the Gala Games roadmap develops.

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