Ultra Chill Recap: Sami from Cross the Ages about Play to Earn, NFTs, and Ultra’s partnership

Rami James
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3 min readMar 4, 2022


Today with have with us Sami from the awesome up and coming blockchain-based, play to earn card game “Cross the Ages”, which is set in a world that bridges fantasy and science fiction. Ultra announced this past week that our two projects have a new partnership. If you haven’t checked that out yet, you really should!

Sami Chlagou is the visionary behind the project, and the CEO of Cross the Ages and he is here with us today to talk about the game’s place within the market, how the crypto space markets to its users, and what they think is interesting about play to earn gaming. Among many other things!

Introducing Cross the Ages to the Ultra’s Community

Sami dives into what makes Cross the Ages so distinctive and exciting, starting with the amount of time and effort that went into building the world that the game exists in. He talked about some of the peripheral materials, including the seven books that are in the pipeline.

Sami, the project’s CEO said in another interview “Cross The Ages is a remarkable story. You can copy games, but you can never copy a story.” We agree with this and so do many other gamers!

We also talked about how CTA is providing both digital and physical assets as part of their offering, leveraging both NFC and NFT technologies.

About the Ultra and Cross the Ages partnership

Nicolas and Sami talk at length about how the partnership between Ultra and Cross the ages will work. There are interesting features of both projects which complement one another and the two CEOs go deep into that.

Next week we’ll be covering the second half of this interview, with a really great deep dive into what Sami and Nicolas think about the NFTs and the future of Play to Earn gaming. We talked about how games should be designed so that they are focused on creating long-term, enjoyable experiences for players, and how tricky it is to find balance in a fresh niche like blockchain-based 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 Cross The Ages

Cross the Ages is a free-to-play game, based on free-to-read novels, that allows anybody with access to a smartphone or desktop to enter the Universe to start collecting digital cards.

We are the only card game that enables the full value chain cycle from digital cards on mobile phones, through decentralized and mintable non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a blockchain all the way to physical cards in the real world that are secured with near field communication technology (NFC).

This full lifecycle allows for the creation and accumulation of greater value over time for our players. Due to the game`s cleverly designed fun incentivization mechanisms through quests, challenges and rewards, the players will become exponentially more active in the game and will start exploring the blockchain space within the game. Leveraging smart tokenomics using both an in-game token as well as a decentralized blockchain-based token, users will have the opportunity to fully engage and experience what it takes to go from an in-game asset to a decentralized tradeable asset, then finally into the physical collectible space.

Play, earn, collect and enjoy an evolving Metaverse from its genesis. With our beta just around the corner one novel already available, there is no better time to join our Discord and follow our Twitter to become a part of the story.