Last Updated: August 2022
This update is brought to you by the Neopets Metaverse Team. Let’s review the completed milestones of our journey so far and envision what 2022 has in store for the project.
Completed Milestones — where are we now?
The decentralized nature of Neopets Metaverse can give our players and creators a sense of freedom and confidence that is unavailable within the confines of traditional games. Therefore, by creating a blockchain game, we believe that Neopets Metaverse can bring to life a fun virtual pet game truly owned and governed by the community.
Prior to 2022
- Neopets Metaverse website launches, along with the opening of communication channels such as Discord, Twitter, and Medium.
- Neopets Metaverse publicly launched the Neopets Metaverse Collection, our uniquely generated, loveable Neopets NFTs living on the Solana blockchain. After the primary sale, the project became verified on NFT marketplaces, where people can continue trading their Neopets NFTs.
- This project team was formed to take up the baton for building the Neopets Metaverse, first and foremost, refining the long-term vision, and creating the project roadmap you are reading today.
- Conducted a community survey to collect inputs and feedback from Neopians, which resulted in the Neo Year Resolution, which expands upon our principles and the direction for Neopets Metaverse.
- Released sneak peeks of our 3D game visuals.
- Introduced basic gameplay and NFT elements.
- Released the Neopets Metaverse: Early Preview Trailer.
- Closed Seed Round Funding
Project Timeline for August 2022 and beyond
We are here to make the Neopets Metaverse a reality in Web 3.0 by building you a fun free-to-play game that you’ll love with the options of play-and-earn!
We are working hard to refine specifics on gameplay and blockchain design. Once details are confirmed, we will release additional information. For now, the team is actively working with our community and advisors by gathering feedback and incorporating it into our existing plans.
We are excited to bring our vision to life, and we invite fellow Neopians and creatives of old and new to join us on this exciting journey!
Our private testnet alpha launch is slated for Q3 2022. Q4 2022 will usher in our alpha 2 launch as well — both public and private alpha launches will be desktop browser-based. 2023 will usher in not only desktop app versions of the Neopets Metaverse, but also our beta launch, complete with mobile versions of the game.
- Private testnet Alpha launch (For our NFT holders and those of the community on the allowlist).
- This initial platform will be desktop browser-based.
Rest of Q4 2022
- Alpha 2 launch (still browser-based).
- Launch the beta version of Neopets Metaverse, where Neopians can experience more refined gameplay, new storylines, and interactions within the metaverse.
- Release of desktop and mobile app versions of the Neopets Metaverse.
Q2 2023 and beyond
Major updates on a quarterly basis include but are not limited to:
- Introduction of new features (such as the Land system).
- Introduction of new Neopets species and items.
- Introduction of Lands and plots.
- Introduction of mini-games and other gameplay elements.
- Mobile versions will be released concurrently with our Beta release.
To our Genesis Neopians and Pizzaroo’s Customers
We truly appreciate your support thus far! As Neopets Metaverse expands, you will be able to enjoy…
- Access to the allowlist of our token offering this summer.
- Access to the allowlists of future NFTs, which will consist of wearables for Neopets, decorations for Neohomes, Land NFTs, and more!
- Airdrops of tokens and/or NFTs that could be used as in-game items for Alpha as well as airdrops at later stages in the game’s development.
- Exclusive in-game utility for NMC NFTs. This includes being able to use them as a displayable, in-game avatar that will be exhibited in gameplay (battle, mini-games, etc.) as well as being customizable with wearable accessories.
- A displayable badge of honor for being an early supporter.
- Early access into available game modes such as Neopets Metaverse invite-only Alpha release.
- Allowlist into Neopets Metaverse Invite-Only Alpha in August 2022
- A verifiable role on Discord with its own exclusive channel, Pizzaroo’s Customers
- A special limited edition in-game item within the Neopets Metaverse
- Some pizzas will come with token airdrops
Note: If you are a holder of a Neopets Metaverse NFT, remember to verify your wallet via Grape on our Discord to become a Genesis Neopian and/or Pizzaroo’s Customers to get the most exclusive and latest updates.
For over 20 years, Neopets.com inspired a whole generation of developers, designers, and investors because of its unique and innovative game design — and will continue to do so. Looking ahead, Neopets Metaverse carries the torch to the next frontier, the decentralized blockchain, where Neopians of old and new will become empowered and enjoy their creative freedom more so than ever before. Buckle up as Neopets Metaverse will be filled with fun games and exciting lore for all to enjoy!
Stay tuned for more exciting updates!
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