Upland, the NFT-powered real estate sim, has released community developer tools that will allow third-party developers to create in-game experiences. Community development tools will help the Upland ecosystem evolve as players will gain access to numerous activities, cities, and assets created by third parties.
Upland Community Developer Tools
The Community Development Tools contain REST APIs that will help members of the Upland Developer Network deploy assets to the metaverse. Additionally, they can use various programming tools, game engines, and development tools to create web3 experiences such as cities, economy, digital assets, and more.
The best part is that developers do not need to have any prior knowledge of blockchain or Web3, which makes it easy for Web2 developers to connect with the game. Additionally, developers can launch existing games within the metaverse, including 2D, 3D, and VR experiences.
Upland has also introduced a new system called Dev Stores for third-party developers. Players can interact with the Dev Shops by sending their Block Explorers to these locations. Dev Shops can be discovered on the map by clicking on the purple icon inside the map.
Developer tools allow developers to host “pay to play” lobbies where players can receive rewards by spending UPX tokens. It also allows developers to create any experience they want, such as movie theaters, virtual concerts, car racing games with vehicles from Metaverse Motors, incorporate fully functional gameplay involving Block Explorers, and much more.
Upland Developer Network
Upland Developer Network (UDN) is a discord group of third-party developers interested in creating experiences for Upland. The community will help the team identify what APIs and resources are currently required to build a strong game. Currently, the Community Developer Tools are available only to UDN members, so if any developer wishes to join the Upland Developer Network, they must complete the Upland Developer Network Application form.
Upland is packed with fantastic third-party communities that cover a wide range of gaming topics. There are communities dedicated to data and technology analysis, strategy, node community building, networking, and other topics.
The developers have launched a community directory page on the Upland website to make it easy for interested people to discover these communities. Each eligible community has the option to be listed on the website in their preferred category. The communities that wish to be mentioned in the Directory must fill out the Community Directory Request form with the required information.
Requirements to be part of the Community Directory:
- Must be at least 60 days old
- Must have at least 500 active members
Note: Directory requirements are subject to change based on demand and availability.
What is Upland game?
Upland is a property trading and city building metaverse where players can explore cities, collect property, and meet other players. The play to win game is available on Android, iOS and the web. The EOS blockchain powers the game and its official token is UPX. Players can purchase UPX tokens from the Upland store, which cannot be traded on the market.
Each Upland player is given a status determined by their net worth or UPX holdings. The higher the status, the greater the benefits and rewards. The different categories are Visitors, Uplanders, Director, Executive, Professional, and Chief Executive. When a user joins the game for the first time, they are assigned the status of Visitor.
Read our full Upland review and watch our video guide below to learn more about the game.
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