Introduction to Atlantis World
Atlantis World is a pixel metaverse with token-gating, video calling, gamified DeFi + in-game DAO voting. We believe that as much as metaverse should be open, it should be accessible (lightweight) + plug into DeFi applications in a fun / gamified way.
Existing virtual worlds are inaccessible because they have a 3d/immersive focus, resulting in a high-cost barrier to entry (since in order to enjoy seamless loading experience, users must go out + buy the latest iPad / gaming pc, this technology / hardware is neither inexpensive or readily available globally).
Also, we believe that we are missing a huge onboarding opportunity into DeFi as a collective space by not gamifying leading dApps / protocols inside of virtual worlds with additional interactive learning modules.
We are adding video/audio calling capabilities to user-owned, token-gated cities inside of our pixel metaverse for communities to interact with each other; whilst gamifying DeFi protocols like Aave / Yearn / Sushi, curating interactive learning modules in our Web3 Academy + gamifying DAO voting.
To provide further value to the space, we’re exploring adding tooling products like CoinGecko to the Atlantis experience, as well as transforming our favourite NFT avatars into versatile, hyper-composable playable characters by building open source sprite sheets + full walk cycles ready to be used by those communities not just in Atlantis, but in all of pixel metaverse.
We’re also building public spaces + rethinking decentralized governance in collaboration with our community. We plan to build the City of Atlantis → a buzzing, entrepreneurial capital owned / governed by its users / inhabitants, where ETH is money + creative culture is king. If users want to open a business, like a virtual cafe, music venue, movie theatre or an independent art exhibition, they’ll be able to apply to occupy land for free to do something creative.
Adding value to the Aave ecosystem
We’ve already integrated Aave Protocol (on Matic) inside of Atlantis demo (users are able to deposit into Aave inside of the Atlantis DeCentral Bank building). We were proud to win a hackathon prize from Aave for this integration, with Stani himself even reaching out and joining the Discord to congratulate us!
We believe that we can continue to provide long term value to the Aave ecosystem in a number of ways:
Creating gamified experience on top of Aave protocol. We envision users entering the Aave Bank inside of Atlantis, with Aavegotchi-manned NPCs behind the lending / deposits desk, live interactive market data dashboard and fun drag + drop token deposits. We’d highly appreciate engaging the Aave community on this, receive suggestions and feedback, and ultimately build out these game features as a collaborative effort. We believe that gamification is the logical next step when it comes to onboarding non-crypto native users (esp 3.4B user gaming market) into the DeFi ecosystem.
Building a fully Web3-enabled token gated city for the Aave community with NFTs, video calling, DeFi + in-game DAO voting! The space will be map sized and totally personalized with Aave brand assets, we’re also planning to integrate extended community and ecosystem projects (ie. Aavegotchis into Atlantis as game characters - for users that own them already).
Creating interactive learning modules centred on Aave to onboard new users into DeFi.
Enabling network effects by rolling out gamified Aave products in our public cities and cities of other DeFi communities such as Yearn to onboard more users who are already Web3 native.
Adding a portal to app.aave.com, an Aave booth (where users can learn more with social links like Discord) and the Aave Bank building outlined above to Atlantis City.
Airdropping token gated city + the Aave Bank to the Aave community.
Aave wearables and in-metaverse branded items inside of Atlantis World.
Aave core contributors co-working space (token-gated with NFT/POAP/social token etc)
Other suggestions from the Aave community.
We’d highly appreciate exploring some support that might be made available to us on our mission to collaborate and provide value to the Aave ecosystem and community:
- Grant funding;
- Tech support;
- Community / user feedback and collaborative efforts;
- Joint marketing.
Discord: Atlantis World
Hack FS submission (Won Best DeFi Project on Polygon): Atlantis World · ETHGlobal Showcase
Yearn announcement: https://twitter.com/iearnfinance/status/1432387438014435332
The Defiant featuring Yearn <> Atlantis + Aleksandr from Axie Infinity: Yearn Finance Backs Atlantis World to Draw Degens Into the Metaverse - The Defiant
Balancer Grants blog post: Atlantis World will be building Balancer City with its new grant! | by Balancer Grants | Sep, 2021 | Medium
Perpetual Protocol <> Atlantis World https://twitter.com/perpprotocol/status/1442836528594661382
Demo (v0.5): https://demo.atlantis.world
Our current ecosystem partners have social media communities of 2M+ that will be invited to beta test Atlantis and become our early adopters. Joint marketing is a core part of our GTM and we’re onboarding new partners at an unprecedented rate.
We also plan to enable network effects for all parties involved, by incentivising and encouraging different partner communities to try each other’s products inside of Atlantis. As well as this, we’ll also target non crypto natives with interactive learning for DeFi and other Web3 building blocks like DAOs, blockchain games and blockchain wallets.
We currently have 2.7k+ early access sign ups, and 2.8k+ super active Discord users, with 700+ mobilising to make a contribution to our GR11 grant (when we had 1.4k community members); which we found to be incredibly humbling with intentionally little to no sharing on our side. Beyond that, over 1k+ community members have played around our demo.