Do you often find yourself spending a significant amount of time on social media, watching TV, or sitting at your desk? Don’t you wish there was something else in your life that was more exciting and engaging? Imagine if there was a game that encouraged social interaction and could be played on your phone, where you could earn rewards by physically visiting certain locations and then selling those rewards for money. Sounds pretty great, right? If you want more information, check out the GQ.co.za website.
This is what Trace – an expert development company with many years of experience in working with some top brands – is developing.
They call it Trace Metaverse, and it is set to take the gaming world by storm. What’s it all about? That’s what we want to tell you.
How Does Trace Metaverse Work for the Player?
Trace Metaverse will combine physical travel to certain locations with augmented reality. Each player designs an avatar. When they go out into the world the avatar is activated to move. It follows the player on their journey.
The idea is that the player earns tokens as they play. Trace has done a lot of research and has concluded that there will be two trends in the gaming market in 2023 and beyond: augmented reality, and the ‘Play to Earn’ concept.
The inspiration for Trace Metaverse is the hugely successful ‘Pokémon Go.’ Indeed, some of the Trace team worked on that game which remains in the top sector of mobile games.
Trace wants to take the geolocation element further. Players will pick a car – an NFT car on screen – for their travels, but a car is not necessary for reality. As they travel, they can improve the car, buy parts for it, and change parameters – all via in-app payments.
This will be one strand of the funding for the game, the others being brand involvement and commissions. As players earn tokens – either the ACE token which is unlimited or the TRC token which is limited to 5 billion – they also move up in levels and earn more.
Trace has experience in location-based gaming and has developed its own independent geolocation platform so is perfectly placed to develop such a game and launch it on the market. It expects the metaverse to attract very large numbers of users and is also partnered with the successful Polygon blockchain, a major name in the crypto world.
The idea behind the game is that encouraging players to get out in the real world will change the way they live their lives. It will enhance sociability, and Trace also wants to promote its green credentials by pushing the idea of the electric car.
The concept will also attract brands – high street and otherwise – so let’s have a look at how that will work.
How Do Brands Get Involved with Trace Metaverse?
As mentioned above, the Trace Metaverse will mirror the real location. It will be displayed on a mobile phone belonging to the user. If the user is driving, they will be delivered a mandatory message not to be distracted while in motion.
Let’s imagine a player walking down a high street where many household brands have shops. Trace intends to sell ‘plots of land’ in that high street on the metaverse. Any shop on that street can buy the actual plot they occupy in real life.
Trace Metaverse players earn tokens and rewards by coming within a certain distance of participating brands. Let’s say a chain of burger shops buys the plots it owns. They can then use that as a marketing tool and offer discounts and rewards to Metaverse players.
Meanwhile, the player gets more points and tokens for being there. The benefit to brands – large or small – is clearly impressive.
As Trace Metaverse grows so more brands will buy plots, and the high street will soon fill up with metaverse plots mirroring actual shops.
The involvement of brands adds to appeal to the general player, as they get rewards from two sources. This is a major development in ‘play to earn’ gaming, and Trace is confident it will have the product to win great numbers of players who want to experience this type of gaming.
Where will Trace Metaverse Launch?
Trace has carefully chosen its launch markets. Looking for countries with growth in the crypto market and with large populations involved in gaming, Trace Metaverse will launch in the Indian Market, and in Brazil.
Realizing the importance of having local representation they already have an Adviser in India – an experienced man named Abhudoy Das who understands the crypto and gaming markets as well as being able to advise Trace on how to fit in with the local culture.
The same is true for the Brazilian team Trace. Their adviser is Guillermo Monteiro, a professional with more than 15 years of experience. He is a well-known investor in South America, an economist, and web3 builder.
He specializes in unicorns, hyper-growth startups, and technology companies. And since 2017, he has also become a crypto trader.
Trace Metaverse will be one of the biggest games in 2023 given the experience and knowledge that Trace brings to the table, and the engaging and unique concept.