Galaxz: a blockchain-based space adventure game
Galaxz is a sci-fi MMORPG created by a group of hardcore players who are passionate about gaming.
The original idea for Galaxz stemmed out of frustration and reflection on current MMOs. It’s hard for players to feel excited by such boring, repetitive quests and poorly written storylines. This frustration led us to the idea of building a sandbox space adventure game, based on the laws of physics and using innovatively designed gameplay. Integrated within this framework is blockchain technology, used to build a native economic system for players, enabling new forms of value as they enjoy gaming in space.
Thus was born Galaxz, a new player-driven space adventure game that has no upgrade system that would force the players to grind through repetitive battles and skill releases in order to get stronger. All players can accumulate are in-game assets, including but not limited to currency, ships, and pieces of equipment. Players can complete achievements to prove their talents, earning honorary certificates to highlight their prestige. The gap between players always chiefly stems from their individual level of game skill and ability to work together with others.
In Galaxz, there is no set role for each player. With the relevant talent and enough learning ability, you can perform any role you want and strive to improve your operational skills and team awareness during the game. All we need is for you to show your courage and intelligence.
The main component of any space adventure game is the spacecraft system; the same is true for Galaxz. Researchers invent materials for different uses by studying space minerals; manufacturers configure the design of spaceships and deploy resources for production; programmers design the software that will serve as the "brain" of each ship. And finally are the warriors, capable of piloting spacecraft to discover glory amongst the stars.
2.1 Extremely high freedom
The Galaxz universe contains hundreds of billions of stars, collectively constituting an extremely wide world scope that allows players to travel anywhere they want. The only limitation is the physical one—thanks to our original universe generation algorithm, each scene in the Galaxz universe is unique and one may not be able to travel all over the world, even in a lifetime. In other words, players will never get bored while exploring the space.
Galaxz players also enjoy freedom in its economic aspect. The free market is the core of Galaxz's economic system. Once combined with Galaxz's single world server design, it can grow into a huge market system. In Galaxz, any components can be traded through the marketplace, including materials, items, ships, and software. Players can place pending orders, trade peer-to-peer, or trade on the blockchain using smart contracts.
Driven by the creativity and spontaneity of the players, the biggest highlight of Galaxz is the player-centric approach. You could say that we designers simply set the framework and wait for the real creators - the players - to complete it.
Galaxz encourages players to profit by engaging in creative activities, such as developing basic materials, designing spacecraft, or even constructing entire planets. There will be no NPC stores in Galaxz, the vast majority of the game's components will be created by the players themselves.
The high degree of freedom also leads to a variety of gameplay with no fixed formula. Players can invent their own strategies and tactics. The only limitations are the laws of physics, which allow players to make full use of their strengths in the various differing physical environments.
2.3 A dynamic universe
The biggest difference between Galaxz and other traditional sci-fi MMOs is that the technology of the Galaxz universe is dynamic. Initially, players have relatively backward technology, and the scope available for exploration is also naturally limited. However, with continuous exploration and research, they will be able to span larger and larger distances, and the available technology will become increasingly abundant.
In Galaxz, by solving puzzles and searching for various clues, the player can discover the legacies left behind by ancient civilizations and make it a part of their own. It is up to the player to decide whether to keep discovered technology for himself or to trade it in for a huge fortune. On the other hand, players can join forces to conduct scientific research and experiments to invent new materials and technologies.
2.4 Adoption of blockchain technology
With the help of blockchain technology, tokens and props will be able to circulate both inside and outside the game. This will connect the Galaxz universe with the real world, or even between different games, generating a huge ecosystem with immeasurable value.
Any props acquired by players in Galaxz, including ships, equipment, minerals, software and characters, can be traded as NFTs on blockchain.
Likewise, through smart contracts and Oracles, Galaxz's request system might be able to interact with the real world. Players' actions in the real world may have consequences in the Galaxz universe.
3.1 Storyline and quests
The story of Galaxz is a grand epic, including episodes from Earth civilization to outer space exploration, from internal battles to interstellar war between civilizations. Whether you are a politician, a warrior, a manufacturer, a programmer, or THE ONE who can unravel the mysteries of civilization, you'll be able to define your own history as the plot develops.
We‘ve designed a large number of main and side quests in Galaxz. Bravery and wisdom are your tools to defeat enemies and conquer numerous challenges. While completing these quests, players will experience twists and turns of the story, and gradually understand the unique worldview and philosophical ideas embedded.
3.2 Free Exploration
When you see a shining star in the sky, follow the guidance of that starlight and you can come to a new world.
The entire Galaxz universe is a spherical space with a diameter of over 100,000 light years. With application of the original universe generation algorithm, it will contain hundreds of billions of star systems. Each one twinkling in the sky will become a brand-new journey. Every ore can be mined and every speck of dust can be inspected.
Players will play humans, which belong to one of the three major civilizations in the galaxy. Guided by the storyline, they may freely explore the vast universe, search for unknown galaxies, collect mysterious artifacts, gather rare ores, discover ancient technology, or perceive the beautiful wonders of the universe.
3.3 Planet construction
Planets are the most common place for players to stay when not exploring space. They can land on planets, set up bases, build factories, or enjoy the scenery.
If you have found a planet that matches your preferences, you may establish a base on it, declaring your sovereignty over it. You can carry out various production activities and deploy defensive facilities to fend off invading players who may attempt to fight for control of your colony.
3.4 Spaceship Design
Unlike other space games, all the spaceships in Galaxz will be designed and built by players themselves (with the exception of the novice craft). You can build your own spaceship from scratch, naming it as you choose.
Players have a high degree of freedom in design, from hardware such as hulls and equipment to software such as operating systems. Almost every detail of the ship can be customized. A complete production process includes: ore mining, mineral refining, material research, hull design, equipment design, manufacturing, and operational program development, etc.
In Galaxz, players need to pilot their spaceship and control the weapons and equipment through a set of shipboard operating systems. Additionally, to work properly, advanced drones need to be loaded with artificial intelligence software. Some skilled programmers may even develop their own shipboard operating systems and artificial intelligence software, allowing them to maximize the potential of their own ship or drone. Properly utilized, this feature can technically enhance the spaceship, provide operational convenience, or even complete automated operations. If you are proficient in program development, then you have come to the right place. Write your own shipboard system and let the spacecraft achieve its full potential.
For most players, the easiest option is to buy spaceships from merchants or producers using Galaxz’s in-game currency. Those who design spaceships that become classics for other players may achieve unlimited levels of wealth.
3.5 PVP battles
In Galaxz, there are battles of various scales, from 1V1 duels to galactic battles between hundreds or thousands of ships. Accordingly, there are a variety of tactics that can be used. You can overwhelm your opponent with heavy firepower, jam other ships with electronics, or even physically collide with other vessels in a last ditch attempt to take them down with you.
We encourage all kinds of cooperation and confrontation between players. For example, in Galaxz, PVP battles will be popular for their tension and excitement. This is especially true for PVP battles with multiple ships, piloted by multiple players.
On the one hand, destroying your opponent through stellar teamwork will be an unforgettable experience. On the other hand, if you lose, the consequences are severe; the destroyed ship will literally turn into pieces.
There are 3 different battle modes in Galaxz: ground warfare, orbital warfare, and space warfare. In the most primitive ground battles, players need to operate ground weapon systems and armed turrets to achieve victory. In space battles, the main available weapons are various warships, aircraft carriers, and space stations. The most complex battle mode is orbital warfare, which not only allows players to use a variety of weapon systems from both space warfare and ground warfare, but also requires them to design their own strategies and tactics based on other factors, such as the gravity of the planet.
3.6 Bounty hunting missions
In Galaxz, we have designed a variety of bounty hunting missions, including chasing, transporting and hiring. Players can become a powerful bounty hunter by completing missions to gain wealth and prestige, or they can post their own missions and set bounties for others.
With the help of smart contracts and Oracle technology, bounty hunting missions in Galaxz can even interact with the real world, giving rise to many novel ways to play.
4 Platform and Revenue
4.1 Single World Server
Galaxz has a single world server that supports running through multiple platforms. Players are able to connect to the same game world through portals on different platforms. However, due to device performance and functionality limitations, certain platforms may only be partially functional.
The purpose of providing a multi-platform portal is to break the barrier between the game world and the real world, and to derive some brand-new gameplay from the interaction of the two worlds. There will be three different types of game client available for Galaxz.
4.2 Full-featured client
The full-featured client will run on consoles such as PC, PlayStation or XBOX, rendering gorgeous battle scenes and cosmic views with their powerful processors and graphics cards. With a full-featured client, you can experience all the innovative features of Galaxz.
4.3 Mobile Client
The mobile client requires a game app installed on the phone, through which users can experience almost all of the features, such as planet construction, manufacturing, technology upgrade and so on. However, the mobile client does not support in-game experiences such as piloting spaceships or participating in battles.
4.4 Web Client
With a web client, users can access a selection of game features via their browser. For example, designing spaceships, accessing the marketplace, chatting with other players, sending and receiving emails, etc.
4.5 Revenue model
Most of Galaxz's services are free. However, there are still some paid items (optional), including cosmetic designs such as spaceship coatings and character costumes, as well as other forms of DLC (downloadable content). Please be aware that all paid items do not affect the normal experience of the game.
Moreover, the loot players can acquire in Galaxz can be traded with other players without any conditions, making ''Play to Earn'' a reality. With blockchain, value created in the game world no longer has to remain captive inside the game itself.
The Galactic Republic is a young civilization in the Galaxz universe. It originated on Earth, initially as a mutually beneficial interstellar trade association. Later, due to the integration of different cultures and to better defend against foreign enemies, it gradually developed into a unified republic, issuing a unified currency: the Galactic Credit Standard (abbreviated as GCS).
5.2 Galactic Credit Standard (GCS)
The biggest obstacle to using cryptocurrencies in MMOs is the volatility of their prices. Currently, unlike fiat currencies, there is no central bank behind cryptocurrencies to enforce monetary policy. As a result, there is no way to ensure the stability of the coin's purchasing power, which means that changes in demand can cause huge price fluctuations. Users would never use cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange if they could not ensure stable purchasing power for digital assets. Furthermore, a cryptocurrency with an unstable price is susceptible to hoarding incentives. Once token holders believe that their tokens will appreciate in value, they will not consume this valuable asset. For games that use cryptocurrencies, it will be a huge blow.
To solve this problem, we needed a digital currency that could be used in blockchain games with guaranteed purchasing power. For this purpose, we created GCS, a virtual currency that can be used in any blockchain game.
Unlike other algorithm-based stable coin protocols, GCS does not anchor to any fiat currency, but only seeks stability in its own purchasing power. It uses the average price of the past period as its price benchmark. When its price deviates from a certain level, a price correction mechanism will be automatically triggered. The goal of the price correction mechanism is not to keep the price of the GCS constant relative to the fiat currency. Instead, it allows the price of the GCS to change at a relatively smooth slope.
5.3 Price benchmark
The GCS price benchmark is dynamic. Currently, it depends on its average price relative to the fiat currency over the past period. Our price correction mechanism will ensure that the price of GCS remains near its price benchmark without significant deviations.
In the future, the GCS may move away from this relative price benchmark and instead peg to the CPI (Consumer Price Index) or a basket of goods in the gaming world. This approach to monetary policy implementation is similar to that used by global central banks today, with the difference that the GCS is decentralized, strictly protocol algorithmic, and requires no human intervention.
5.4 Price correction mechanism
When the price of GCS deviates significantly, a price correction mechanism will be automatically triggered. When the price of GCS is significantly higher than the benchmark, the smart contract will automatically issue a certain number of additional GCS and sell them on the decentralized exchange to bring their price back to near the benchmark. The proceeds from the sale of GCS will be put into a pool for later use. When the price of GCS is significantly lower than the benchmark, the smart contract will use the pool to buy back the GCS from the decentralized exchange to bring its price back to near the benchmark.
If the pool is fully depleted, but the price of GCS has not returned, the system will automatically issue and sell bond tokens to recycle the GCS in circulation at a lower unit price. Each bond token has the potential to be “sold at 1 GCS when the supply of GCS is expanded on demand”. This mechanism encourages speculators to participate in the sale of bond tokens and thus helps to destroy the GCS in the exchange, in exchange for the future payment potential of the bond tokens.
This mechanism will ensure that the price of GCS changes smoothly. This helps stabilize the price of in-game goods, providing Galaxz or any other blockchain game with a stable game currency that conforms to the laws of economics.
5.5 Yield farming
Essentially, the price correction mechanism operates on the principle of buying low and selling high. When the value of GCS plateaus, the operation of this mechanism will inevitably generate profits. These profits will be distributed to LPs in the form of regular GCS-raising (aka yield farming).
When the price of GCS stabilizes or has an upward trend, the system will continue to make regular increments. The rate of regular GCS-raising should not be higher than 15% per year. When the price of GCS is trending downward, regular GCS-raising will be suspended.
Through supported DEXs, any user can provide liquidity to GCS and participate in the distribution of regular GCS-raising easily by pledging LP tokens of the corresponding pairs and GZ tokens of equal value.
GZ tokens can be considered as the minting rights of the system. The profits from yield farming will be distributed in proportion to the pledged GZ tokens.
Please note that yield farming carries the risk of uncompensated losses. Users should participate carefully and be clear in understanding the risks.
5.6 TOKEN DISTRIBUTION
The initial number of GCS is 100,000,000,000 and will be raised or destroyed according to the rules mentioned before. There will be initially distributed in the following manner:
Provide Liquidity: 40%
Community Eco Incentives: 35%
Marketing Events: 25%
The total number of GZ tokens is fixed at 100,000,000. There will be initially distributed in the following manner:
Projects Development: 30%
Provide Liquidity: 30%
Community Eco Incentives: 20%
Team Incentives: 20%