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Sin City Metaverse Brings GTA-Style Gaming To The Blockchain


en.cryptonomist.ch 13 September 2021 07:35, UTC
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The name says it all. The Sin City Metaverse immerses users in an underworld, blockchain-powered 3D open-world environment where players create, experience, and monetize virtual reality content.


The game

With a storyline similar to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) or Mafia console games, players build their own empires through vice-like activities in hopes to become the ultimate kingpin. Users can even introduce their own games into the virtual world so friends can congregate, play, and compete.

The Sin City Metaverse is the end result of a partnership between Vanilla Network (also part of the existing Sin City team) and Vulcan Forged, who along with Sin City developers are developing the game using cutting-edge VR technology.

Construction on Polygon, formerly Matic, (also  Vanilla Network partner) fosters fast speeds and low-cost game transactions and allows for existing Vanilla Network assets to be ported over to Sin City.

Sin City is built on Polygon

Understanding The Sin City Metaverse

The Vanilla Network team aims to produce award-winning staking and dApps appealing to betting and decentralized social gaming fans. The ecosystem is fueled by a deflationary ERC-20 token and already has thousands of passionate community members and influencers. Vulcan Forged is a NFT dApp ecosystem, game studio, and marketplace allowing users to play, build, collaborate, and earn on a blockchain gaming platform.

The entire Sin City game revolves around the native $SIN token. Users transact with the in-game currency across the 15,000 plot metaverse featuring some of the world’s most popular cities – from dazzling Las Vegas to sunny Rio de Janeiro.

Players can head to the Sin City Marketplace to buy various NFTs like exclusive avatars and begin to purchase or rent items to build their empire. SDK kits provided in the development arena allow players to purchase and own parcels of land and begin development to make a base of operations for their crime empire.

The Allure Of Blockchain-Powered Crime Games

Sin City players will undoubtedly understand the action thriller game is set and modeled after some of the most controversial cities in the world. Realistic city imagery alongside voice and text chat features immerses users in an augmented reality space as they strive to become the ultimate kingpin of Sin City.

Underworld-style games similar to GTA have proven to be immensely popular. GTA still lists as the highest rated game franchise across the entire industry, according to Newzoo’s Game Franchise Consumer Insights service. As of August 2021, GTA 5 has sold at least 150 million units worldwide, with 20 million flying off the shelves in 2020 alone.

However, Sin City stands alone as it is the first metaverse with a unique protocol empowering others to build gaming projects on top of it. Other projects have the opportunity to team up with Vanilla Network as long as their idea meets predetermined standards and technically, this will make Sin City the first Omniverse on the blockchain.

Sin City is also launching a grant program to support eligible gaming projects looking to build applications inside the metaverse. Hopes are these steps attract appealing projects and accelerate the growth and adoption of the Omniverse.

Sin City has already teamed up and partnered with the TDeFi accelerator, Tezos, Arcade Network, in addition to Vulcan Forged and Polygon.

Those interested in learning more about the revolutionary Sin City metaverse can visit the project’s website.

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