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Ultra and Avant Labs Team Up to Distribute Play-And-Earn NFT Game Elarium Exclusively on Ultra

In partnership with Avant Labs, the upcoming first-person shooter titled Elarium will be exclusively available on Ultra Games

Since our roadmap was released in January, the quest to acquire content at Ultra has only accelerated. We’ve been speaking with more developers and publishers than ever before that are not only interested in distributing their titles on Ultra Games, but doing so exclusively. So much so that we’re adding another exclusive FPS title to our catalog that was not previously mentioned.

We’re excited to reveal that we’ve teamed up with Avant Labs to exclusively distribute Elarium, an upcoming action-packed FPS title, on Ultra Games upon its release!

Why Avant Labs Chose Ultra Games

Avant Labs is a studio that creates fully-ownable open blockchain games and player stories, and is working on a blockchain-based first-person shooter. The studio strives to be at the forefront of blockchain gaming to ensure that the metaverse is heading in the most positive direction for its inhabitants.

We at Ultra hold the same vision and see it as an imperative that the highest quality blockchain games improve traditional gamers’ experiences through blockchain technologies. We have built all the tools needed for developers and players to leverage our entire ecosystem and provide players with a fantastic experience in the world of play-to-earn gaming that, up until this point, was impossible.

“We’re thrilled to be working closely with Avant Labs on the distribution of Elarium to our players exclusively on Ultra! The title incorporates an extremely well thought out skin economy, integrates blockchain technology in a way that adds incredible value to players, and most importantly provides a high-quality standard of gaming that is not currently present in most blockchain games we see today.

Throughout the development period of Elarium, we will be assisting Avant Labs to explore how our NFT standard can be used within the game to provide the best possible experience for players.”

Nicolas Gilot, CEO of Ultra

Our partnership will be expansive, initially covering the exclusive distribution of Elarium to Ultra players and the support of the launch and the game’s NFTs through our multiyear co-marketing deal. Ultra players will be in with the chance of gaining early access to the game and we will be running various NFT giveaways across our and Elarium’s social channels. Ultra’s NFT Standard and SDK will be available for Avant Labs to explore and implement within Elarium, and we’ll provide details on how they will be utilized as we progress in our partnership.

“Avant Labs believes in breaking down the conventional barriers between traditional gaming and blockchain technology. We aim to build high-performing, innovative and highly scalable games that have limitless potential to reshape the definition of ownership, how we lead our digital lives, and how we interact with each other.

We are looking forward to forming this strategic partnership with Ultra. This cooperation will strengthen our shared visions and facilitate more robust navigation and adaptation in this fast-changing market.”

Oscar Lindahl, CCO of Avant Labs

We spoke with the Avant team about Elarium and our partnership in the latest episode of Ultra Chill, check it out!

All about play-and-earn title Elarium

Avant Labs, developers of Elarium, is made up of a team of 40 experienced professionals who are driven by their deep passion for gaming and blockchain technology. The team includes developers that have over two decades of experience and, among other projects, worked on highly successful mobile games, apps, and blockchain games.

Elarium is a blockchain-based first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic future that has been devastated by a huge war. Elarium features incredible gameplay that is built on Unreal Engine 5 and aims to center around skin economy, with the integration of NFTs as part of the in-game experience.

The main game mode revolves around extracting Elarium from multiple locations on the field while being in battle against the opposing team. Gameplay will take place across various unique locations on earth, of which each plays a significant role in the storyline of the game. The maps will feature historical sites on Earth.

Players will be able to pick and customize different loadouts; Featuring futuristic primary weapons, secondary weapons, gadgets and abilities. Elarium aims to shine as a fast paced game with various fun and sarcastic elements referring to pop-culture.

Each character skin is model-based and is therefore its own unique NFT. Skins can have different rarity levels, as well as different states of decay — an indication of how worn or damaged a skin is. It’s these two factors which, together with its looks, primarily determine how much value will be attributed to a skin (NFT).

Elarium has decided to launch with three NFT collections representing the races Humans, Akaris and Zoyds for early community growth. This allows for a lower starting floor price, which they believe will appeal to a broader audience, especially gamers.

Elarium will initially launch the Human collection (9066 supply), followed by the Akari (6044 supply) and ending with the Zoyd (3022 supply). Collectors of the Elarium Humans will have the opportunity to burn 2 Human NFTs in exchange for 1 free Akari mint. Similarly, 2 Akari NFTs may be burned to receive 1 free Zoyd mint. These “free” mints are only available for up to 50% of the collection. E.g only 3022 Akari and only 1511 Zoyds may be minted for free. The rest will be minted via dutch auction. Additionally, obtainable repair kits allow upgrading NFT’s state of decay.

Early Access to the game and Collector’s Club benefits include skins visible on the NFT will be claimable for free by the holder on game launch, staking Pool to earn passive rewards on NFTs, the ability to start clans and invite friends, and direct voting power for game-impacting decisions.

Apart from other utilities explained above, the Origin collections offer a unique opportunity to actively take part in the game development process and by that, being involved in shaping Elarium.

The game is set to release in Q1 of 2023 and we’re excited for you all to try it out!

Ultra is here to disrupt the games industry, one app at a time

Make the most of your games

No more are the days where you buy a game, play it, and leave it collecting figurative dust in your games library once you’re done with it. With Ultra, you’ll be able to trade and sell your games on the NFT marketplace, providing you with the opportunity to finally have more freedom when it comes to owning your digital items.

This second-hand market is designed to fully support the developers involved as Ultra provides them with complete control on how and when their games are distributed on the marketplace. Our GDC has a variety of customizable options for developers, including but not limited to choosing the minimum resale price, the period at which it can be sold, and geographically where it can be resold.

Get rewarded

At Ultra, we reward players for sharing their love for games with their friends. Our 2-step referral program provides players with rewards for each time they bring someone new to the platform, giving you all the chance to earn through your experience with us. Your rewards will be available in your Ultra Wallet where you’ll have the chance to spend on anything within the platform. Whether you want to try out the latest titles to drop on Ultra Games or purchase one of the NFTs on our marketplace, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Streamers and content creators, we got you too! Our simple promoter program rewards you for sharing gameplay and speaking about your favorite titles on Ultra. Simply share and speak about games on Ultra and get rewarded for supporting the title when someone purchases the game through your special link.

Join the Ultraverse

We’re releasing the Ultra platform application by application so you can experience the growth of our ecosystem with us.

Jump into our world, designed specifically for you, and gain access to your Ultra Wallet and Theta.tv so you can secure your unique username, use your referral link, and watch livestreams. Our next application to be publicly available will be the Uniq Marketplace where you can buy and resell NFTs, and after that Ultra Games and many other apps will be available to everyone.

Join us today to be a part of the new era of gaming!

About Ultra

Ultra is the first entertainment platform providing all key games industry services under a single roof, accessible through a single login.

Built around our PC games distribution store, Ultra Games, our platform will provide access to countless centralized and decentralized services: Discover, buy, play and sell your games and in-game items, watch live-streaming feeds, interact with your favorite influencers, participate in contests, compete in tournaments, and much more.

Ultra has been built to provide endless value for players, a fair playing ground for developers, and a whole new world of opportunities for the games industry.

For more information, visit ultra.io and onultra.io and follow along on Twitter, YouTube, Telegram, and Discord.

About Avant Labs

Avant Labs believes in breaking down the conventional barriers between traditional gaming and blockchain technology by creating fully-ownable, composable blockchain games & engaging player stories. The company is based in Switzerland, founded in 2022. The team operates fully remotely with close to 40 team members throughout Europe. We are looking to double the team size by the end of this year.

We aim to build high performing, innovative and scalable games which have the limitless potential to reshape the definition of ownership, how we lead our digital lives and the way we interact with each other. Key features are seamless interaction and composability with other games, and player progress and retention outside of traditionally closed gaming ecosystems.

Our team consists of highly experienced and accomplished professionals from multiple industries: Developers with over two decades of experience who, among other things, worked on highly successful mobile games and applications. Virtual producers on the cutting edge of motion capture. Game producers from AAA titles. Numerous environment/character/tech artists who worked on projects from Ubisoft and Blizzard. Award winning creative producers from immersive art installations, such as the Lumen prize. In addition to that, we have team members who have been working in the crypto space for over five years in multiple projects.

Our multidisciplinary team lives and breathes their shared and deep passion for immersive gaming, storytelling and blockchain technology, united by the hunger to make our mark in one of the most promising developments of our time.

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