Macroverse is a procedurally generated universe, available to be used by blockchain-based games. Rather than paying expensive gas costs to store environment and level data on the blockchain, or spending large amounts of developer effort on custom world generation algorithms, game developers will be able to use Macroverse as a piece of game development middleware, and to find settings for their games by exploring the single, shared Macroverse universe. Macroverse will provide trusted, proven world generation algorithms, and a shared universe accessible to all developers, allowing even small developers to make big games.
Virtual Real Estate
Players exploring the Macroverse world will be able to discover, claim, and trade virtual real estate. If you find a particularly compelling star, planet, or geographical feature, you will be able to purchase it and make it yours. Ownership of real estate may confer beneficial effects or advantages in supported games.
Macroverse is being developed by Novak Distributed, a California-based software company.
The MRV Token
Access to the Macroverse Generator will be enabled by an ERC20 token, MRV. A minimum balance in MRV must be held by any account wanting to query the Macroverse Generator, as a sort of software license. MRV tokens will also be put up as deposits by players claiming virtual real estate, to prevent players from claiming more than their fare share of the Macroverse world.
The minimum balance requirement, required to issue queries to the Macroverse Generator and use Macroverse-enabled dapps and games, will begin at 100 MRV. The minimum deposit requirement, which is locked up when a player claims a piece of virtual real estate, will begin at 1000 MRV.
The MRV token will be initially distributed to players in a crowdsale. After the crowdsale, the supply of MRV will be fixed, with the value determined by the market. In order to maintain the value of "1 MRV" in a range convenient for gaming use, the MRV token contract will use adjustable decimal place technology to allow for simple 10-to-1 splits and merges.