Wow. Just… Wow.
I know I’m a little biased, but the Unioverse comic from Josh Viola, Angie Hodapp and Ben Matsuya just keeps getting better and better as the cast of characters grows and grows.
“Tor Gret,” the latest issue introducing the titular Hero, is no exception. Tor Gret is issue three of the Unioverse limited series comic book and is out now in print and digital!
We do not want to give too much away here, but as Brent Friedman, our narrative director said — “You do not negotiate with Tor Gret.”
For real, if you haven’t already, get in on all this comic book goodness right now. Don’t take my word for it — check out the sneak peek preview of Tor Gret below.
We like to put on a show for our community. Add some flair to our proceedings. Some pizzazz, if you will.
In that spirit, it is with great pleasure that we announce the details of our global Krishah reveal event, this Saturday, July 8.
Whether you were lucky enough to claim a Krishah at our Community-only Proten event, or had the winning bid during the Pinnacle auction, or bought a sweet three-pack of Legendary, Epics and Rares on Magic Eden – everyone’s unique Krishah will be revealed during this event.
And, because we like to put on a great show, we’ve included a bunch of fun pre-reveal extravaganzas that you’ll definitely want to check out.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Date: July 8, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. US MT
Length: 2 Hours
10:00 – 10:10
10:10 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:30
A Conversation with Unioverse Narrative Lead Brent Friedman
10:30 – 10:45
Krishah Showcase with Unioverse Art Director Ken Hall
10:45 – 10:55
Q&A with Tony, Ken, Brent
10:55 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
Comic and Anthology Showcase with Josh Viola
11:15 – 11:20
Proving Grounds Competition Announcement
11:20 – 11:25
11:25 – 12:00
Reveal Showcases and Last Questions – Tony, Bryan
Maybe you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to take chances. You like to play it safe. You want to know what you’re getting into. In other words, you want guarantees.
Well, if you are that type of person, then you’ve got to check out the Krishah Genesis sale happening over at Magic Eden! Starting on June 30, you can get a three-pack of Krishah Genesis Heroes, but here’s the good part: When you buy that three-pack, you’re guaranteed to get a Legendary, Epic or Rare Krishah. No Uncommons or Commons.
Now, the rarities you receive are still random, meaning that you may get one of each, or all Legendaries or two Rares and an Epic… you get the point.
Here’s what you need to know:
You’re not the type of person to pass this up. Go preview and bookmark the Magic Eden Krishah Three-Pack sale page right now!
It’s one thing to play a videogame. It’s quite another to play a videogame looking like the ultimate bad-ass sporting one of the rarest character styles in all of gaming while vanquishing your enemies.
I’m talking about Unioverse Pinnacle Heroes. Out of the 20,000 Krishah Genesis Heroes that will ever exist – only 11 will be Pinnacles. And you get your chance to own one during our Krishah Pinnacle auction on Monday, June 26 at noon US MT, only on Magic Eden. Ten Pinnacles will be made available at this auction, which you can preview on Magic Eden right now.
All Unioverse Heroes are AAA-quality, game-ready characters that you actually play in Unioverse games. See for yourself how awesome Krishah looks sprinting, jumping and blasting her way through our Proving Grounds alpha in this video:
But the Pinnacles? Well, Pinnacles are the most special, hand-crafted styles of Unioverse Heroes, and ten of them will be up for grabs during Monday’s auction. Pinnacles are minted to Ethereum and paid for with ETH. Check out the Krishah Pinnacle preview page live now on Magic Eden for more details.
Want to know more about how Unioverse Hero rarity works? This brief explainer video walks you through the process.
If you do bid on your own Krishah Pinnacle, just a reminder that winning bids will initially receive a Unioverse ticket that verifies your purchase. This ticket may be traded up until midnight UTC Jul 7, 2023. All rarity and styles will be revealed starting on July 8 when the airdropping of all Krishahs begins.
Last week, we announced when you’ll be able to get to your own Krishah Hero, and even provided a handy little FAQ about the claim. If you’ve forgotten or just don’t want to click on a link, here’s quick refresher on the dates you can acquire a Krishah:
There are three opportunities to claim a Krishah Genesis Hero:
At the time of claim, you will receive verification of your claim. All Krishahs will be airdropped starting July 8, with rarity and style revealed at that time.
But today, we’re focusing on the Protens option, because, well, that’s happening in a few days, and that’s how you get a free Krishah!
Before you do that, however, you must make sure you have earned your Protens. Protens are like Unioverse loyalty points that you accrue by owning and holding Unioverse Collectibles and/or playing the Proving Grounds alpha. You must manually earn your Protens by visiting protens.unioverse.com, logging into your account and clicking the “Earn” button. Your Protens count will be automatically tallied and displayed for you.
OK. Great, but now the real question – how many Protens do you need to get a Krishah?
That depends on how many Krishahs you want! Here’s the breakdown:
1 Krishah for 333 Protens
2 Krishahs for 999 Protens
5 Krishahs for 5,000 Protens
10 Krishahs for 20,000 Protens
20 Krishahs for 100,000 Protens
50 Krishahs for 350,000 Protens
But wait! There’s more! Some quick reminders as you get set to snag your Krishah:
If you have any other questions, hit up our mods on our Discord. If you’re ready, steady then let’s go! We’ll see you on Monday!
*NOTE: To improve and streamline the claim workflow, we are no longer offering the single Krishah purchase option.
Krishah, the second Unioverse Hero, will be released in just a couple of weeks! After selling out Reyu Genesis, our first Unioverse Hero, back in January – we are thrilled to not only release a new character, but also give more people with a chance to be part of and play in the Unioverse.
For those new to the Unioverse, Krishah is the deadly top assassin for the Ascended, a pious religious cult aimed at bringing down the Merge authority. If you’re reading our Unioverse comic series, you know that Reyu and Krishah have crossed paths. You can delve into her story in the Krishah comic book!
For those just eager to add to your Unioverse collection or play Unioverse games with the amazing-looking Krishah, here’s what you need to know:
There are three opportunities to claim a Krishah Genesis Hero:
After hearing from the Community about our Reyu Genesis mint in January, we are making some adjustments to sweeten our Protens offer. If you redeem Protens to get a Krishah, there will be NO GAS FEES and your claim will result in an Uncommon Krishah or rarer (see rarity distribution below). As a BONUS; you get a FREE Common Krishah for every Krishah you claim!
On Monday, June 19th at noon US MT, visit redeem.unioverse.com to claim your Krishah!
You earn Protens by owning and holding Unioverse Collectibles, and/or by playing the Proving Grounds. So if you’ve got Reyu Hero, there’s still time to rack up more Protens!
When you claim your Krishah on Magic Eden – you will first receive a ticket that shows proof of your claim.
When you claim your Krishah using Protens on the Unioverse site, you will see that your claim was processed with a checkmark next to the option you selected.
Airdropping of ALL Krishahs begins on July 8. All Krishahs claimed will be distributed to wallets, with rarity and style revealed at that time.
There will only ever be 20,000 Krishah Genesis NFTs made available.
No. All Heroes will be airdropped beginning July 8. Rarity and specific styles will be revealed at that time.
That depends on how you claim your Krishah.
No matter how you claim your Krishah, all rarities and skins will be revealed beginning July 8 during a special event.
Common through Legendary Krishahs will be minted on Polygon. Pinnacle Krishahs will be minted on Ethereum.
*NOTE: To improve and streamline the claim workflow, we are no longer offering the single Krishah purchase option.
Everyone could use a little boost now and then. A little nudge to get you going in the right direction. This is why we are thrilled to announce today that we are giving a little boost, a little nudge to Unioverse fans. Basically, anyone who creates – or already has! – a Unioverse account by April 26, 2023 will get a Proten Pack and a free Reyu Clone that gives you access to forthcoming Unioverse games!
The Proten Pack is a one-time bonus that immediately adds 333 Protens to new and existing Unioverse accounts. Protens are like loyalty points, you accrue them by collecting our free Unioverse Collectible NFTs. The more Collectibles you have and the longer you hold them, the more Protens you earn. Earn enough Protens and you can redeem them for digital rewards like Unioverse Hero NFTs, which can be used to play all the forthcoming Unioverse games. Read the full Proten FAQ for more.
If you’re creating a new Unioverse account (welcome!), you’ll receive instructions on getting your Protens bonus during the signup process. If you’re an existing account holder, visit the Protens Calculator page and follow the instructions.
In addition to the Proten Pack, anyone who has an existing Unioverse account or creates a new one by April 26, 2023 will get one free playable Reyu Hero Clone!
Reyu Clones are similar to our Reyu Genesis Hero NFTs in that Clones are full 3D characters that let you access and play Unioverse games. However!
Clones are great for two reasons. First, they allow anyone to try out early builds of our gameplay environments and will be playable when full games come out. Second, If you already have a Reyu Genesis, you can easily transfer this clone to a friend to expand the Unioverse! Transferring NFTs on Polygon is almost free!
All registered Unioverse account holders will get their Reyu Clone airdropped on April 26th – the same day that our alpha version of the Proving Grounds (formerly the Danger Room) launches!
If you have a Unioverse account and a Reyu Genesis or a Reyu Clone, you’ll have exclusive access to The Proving Grounds! The Proving Grounds is our playable alpha game environment (PC only) where you can run, jump and shoot your way through a course, showing how amazing Unioverse Heroes really are. It’s an early build, but we’ll be adding features to it over the course of the year.
So what are you waiting for? If you have a Unioverse account, go visit protens.unioverse.com and follow the instructions to get your Protens bonus. If you’re creating a new account, go here and create an account! Have a friend who’s been waiting to jump into the Unioverse? Tell them to sign up and get theirs!
Sometimes, the best approach to sharing news is to just be direct. So in that spirit:
We have 435 Reyu Genesis Hero NFTs in our treasury that we are handing out to members of our community for free!
How do you get one? First, you’ll want to make an account at unioverse.com. Then, join our Discord and follow us on Twitter because at various times over the next five weeks, we’ll issue different challenges. For example, we could reward the first person who retweets us. Or the first person to reply in Discord with a trivia question wins a Reyu. Stuff like that.
Rarity will be random, and there are seven Legendaries and one Pinnacle up for grabs!
If you are one of the lucky ones to win a free Reyu Genesis, make sure to share your Ethereum wallet address with us so we can airdrop your NFT (we’ll tell winners how to do that). Reyus will be airdropped at the end of May.
Why would you want a Reyu Genesis Hero NFT?
Well, first of all, they are awesome looking. Each Reyu Genesis is a full 3D, beautifully lit and rendered, AAA-quality, game-ready digital asset. You can see what they look like on OpenSea.
But the real reason to want a Reyu Genesis Hero is that owning one will grant you access to all forthcoming Unioverse games — including our recently announced Proving Grounds playable alpha (launching April 26th) that will give you a taste of what to expect on the Unioverse platform.
After teasing the news for a couple months now, we are finally ready to announce our next Unioverse Hero NFT and how you can get one.
Krishah, the deadly assassin, will be the next Unioverse Hero NFT released, and she’ll be minting sometime in May. Krishah won’t just be an amazing looking, fully realized 3D NFT. Owning a Hero like Krishah or Reyu gives you access to Unioverse games! We’ll be doling out more details about the official mint date and about Krishah in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Just like with our first Hero mint, Reyu, you’ll be able to get your own Krishah by earning Protens. And – just in case you forgot – you earn Protens by playing our Unioverse Collectibles game!
More than 900,000 Collectibles were minted during the first season of our Collectibles game. And now we’re back with Series 2. As always, these new Unioverse Collectibles will contain eye-popping artwork and snippets of lore from the story of the Unioverse. They are also totally free to mint.
The first of our next Series of Collectibles drops at 11am MT this Friday, March 17th! We are hosting a Twitter Spaces this Friday to kick off the next series of Collectibles, provide more info and answer questions from the Community, so be sure to set a reminder for that!
As a refresher: When you own and hold Unioverse Collectibles, you earn Protens, which are like Unioverse loyalty points. The more Collectibles you have and the longer you hold them, the more Protens you earn. Earn enough Protens and you could mint a Krishah of your own.
But there are a couple of other important bits in this process. First, you need to actually go collect your Protens by visiting https://protens.unioverse.com. Once there, just log in and click the Earn button. Our system automatically tabulates your Protens count and updates your total, so be sure to check back regularly.
The second bit is that our Collectibles are numbered. When you Collect designated consecutive Collectibles (e.g. 1 – 4), you have what’s called a set. Sets can be combined into higher-tier Collectibles that earn you even more Protens (but you still need to visit https://protens.unioverse.com to actually get them!). To combine Collectibles, visit https://combine.unioverse.com/, sign in and follow the instructions. We’ll show you which Collectibles you have and if you are missing any (perfect collections get a bonus!).
Collectible NFTs are a fun and free way to learn more about the Unioverse and unlock digital perks (like Krishah!). Collectible drops happen regularly, but randomly, so you’ll want to follow us on Twitter and join our Discord to learn when we release them.
Unioverse Collectibles are a fantastic way to start with the Unioverse. We’ve been giving away these free NFTs to our community for a few months now. If you’re new to the Unioverse, it’s not too late to start collecting them! Here’s a quick explainer on how to get started!
Unioverse Collectibles are free NFTs that contain Unioverse concept art and story lore. These Collectibles are handed out on a regular basis. You can see released Collectibles on OpenSea.
You want them because owning and holding Unioverse Collectibles earns you Protens. Protens are like loyalty points. Earn enough Protens and you redeem them for digital rewards such as Unioverse Hero NFTs, which are what you need to access future Unioverse videogames.
In the story of the Unioverse, Protens are the energy source that powers the alien technology. In the world of Unioverse NFTs, Protens are what you earn by owning and holding Unioverse Collectible NFTs.
Hero NFTs are AAA-quality, 3D characters from the story of the Unioverse. You need to own a Unioverse Hero to access forthcoming Unioverse games. Check out minted Hero NFTs on OpenSea.
There are two ways to get them.
The Unioverse Collectibles we hand out are “Tier 1.” If you collect perfect sets of Tier 1 Collectibles, you can Forge them into a Tier 2 Collectible. Tier 2 Collectibles earn more Protens than Tier 1. Collect a perfect set of Tier 2 Collectibles, they can be Forged into a Tier 3 Collectible, which earns even more Protens. Find out more on the Collectibles Combine site (registration required).
Quick note: Collectibles can only be Forged once. As soon as they are Forged, they lose their charge. So if you are purchasing a Collectible on OpenSea, be sure to refresh its metadata to ensure that it still has a charge.
No. Setting up a Unioverse account, minting Unioverse Collectibles and earning Protens must be done on a desktop/laptop.
Each wallet represents its own Proten count calculation. You can (and should) collect from each of the wallets to one Unioverse account, then transfer them all into a single wallet for simplicity.
While you earn Protens just for holding Collectibles, you must earn them by visiting Protens.unioverse.com. Once there, click the Earn button to calculate your Proten count.
We’ll have more to announce about this later this year.
The best bet is to join our Discord and contact one of our mods.
We had a blast during our first Unioverse Hero Claim event this past weekend. More than 20,000 Reyu Genesis NFTs were claimed (the first 2,000 were taken in under two minutes during the open claim!).
But maybe you missed out on the Reyu Genesis claim. Maybe you just learned about our Collectibles game in the last couple of weeks and didn’t have a chance to earn enough Protens. That’s okay! The Unioverse is just getting started and there are plenty of ways going forward for you to get your own Unioverse Hero NFT.
Why do you want a Unioverse Hero NFT? First off, they are awesome. I mean, just look at them. Each Hero is a unique AAA-quality, fully-rendered 3D character.
But the bigger reason is that Unioverse Hero NFTs grant you access to Unioverse games! Own a Unioverse Hero and you can play Unioverse games. How your Hero NFT looks is how your character will look while playing these games.
So now you know how great Unioverse Heroes are, but you missed the mint. What can you do?
Because these Heroes are NFTs, if you own one you can do what you like with it. Keep ’em. Collect ’em. Or sell them on the open market. In this case, Reyu Genesis Heroes are now available on OpenSea. Dip your toe in and purchase a Common, or go all-in and pay for a Pinnacle. No matter what rarity Hero you get, they all have the same power-set, so there’s no pay-to-win nonsense.
You can purchase a Reyu Genesis by visiting any of these links:
This option gets you ready for our next Unioverse Hero NFT release. We said that our next Hero release will be Krishah, and you can prepare by playing our Unioverse Collectibles game.
We release Unioverse Collectibles on a regular basis. These free NFTs have some concept art as well as a little bit of lore from the story of the Unioverse. Owning and holding these Collectibles earns you Protens. Earn enough Protens and you can claim the next Unioverse Hero (supply is limited).
This blog post and this FAQ explain how the process worked for Reyu Genesis. Long story short, to play the Collectibles game, follow us on Twitter and join our Discord to learn about future Collectible drops, then once you have Collectible NFTs, be sure to collect your Protens on a regular basis to see how many you have.
Normally, I’m a guy with plenty of stories and things to say, but when it comes to the success of Reyu Genesis, our first Hero NFT claim this past weekend — I’m speechless.
Let’s cut to the chase:
If there was ever a time to toot our own horn, well, it’s now. Because sure, these Reyu Genesis NFTs were free, but we wanted to ensure that our community and fans got these Heroes — not ‘bots. So:
Despite those headwinds we knew how excited our community was, but we didn’t fully appreciate how exciting the actual mint would be! To balance rewarding early and ardent players of our Collectibles game and making Reyus accessible to relative newcomers, we released Reyus across four different phases with the price going down over each phase.
Phase one — the most expensive batch at 2,000 Protens a pop — sold out 2,000 Reyus in under two minutes. Phase two sold out an additional 2,000 Reyus in three minutes. We kept hitting refresh on the Hero count and watched in awe as it plummeted. When it was all said and done, it took less than four hours for more than 18,000 Reyus to be claimed.
We really want to take a moment to thank our community for showing up yesterday. We are, after all, a community-owned franchise and we’re building all of this — the Collectibles, the Heroes, the games — for you. So thank you.
But we are not resting on any laurels here. We’re airdropping claimed NFTs to their wallets as we speak and will hold a global reveal starting with a live event on January 17 a 2:00 p.m. US MT / 10 p.m. UTC. After that? We’re right back at it, creating more awesome Collectibles, and prepping the release of our second hero — Krishah!
If you haven’t jumped on board the Unioverse train yet, now’s the perfect time to do so. Follow us on Twitter and join our Discord and learn how our Collectibles and Protens work. See you at the next mint!
After months of waiting, today we are revealing how many Protens you need in order to mint a Reyu Genesis Hero NFT! A big THANK YOU to everyone in the community who has been playing our Unioverse Collectible game over the past few months and earning those Protens!
As we head towards our first Hero mint – Reyu Genesis – we wanted to create a system that both rewards people who have been consistently playing our Collectibles game from the beginning, and make it open enough for people who might be newer to the Unioverse. So we’ve come up with the following process (reminder! You need .003 ETH in your wallet per Reyu), which will start on January 15 at 3:00 p.m. UTC:
Total supply is 20,000 Reyu Genesis minus whitelist giveaways.
Phase 1 (Target allotment 2,000 Reyus)
Phase 2 (Target allotment 3,000 Reyus)
Phase 3 (Target allotment 5,000 Reyus)
Phase 4 Remaining supply sells out or until time runs out at 2:00 a.m. UTC Jan 16, 2023
Before you can mint, you’ll need to know how many Protens you have! So go right now and visit the Unioverse Proten Calculator, which will tally up your total Proten count. Then you’ll know at which stage of the mint you can participate.
Hooray! Good for you! Thanks for playing our Collectibles game. Now things get real.
Good luck! Who knows, maybe you’ll be one of the lucky eleven people who score a Pinnacle Reyu.
For more information, visit our Reyu Genesis minting FAQ.
That’s okay! Reyu Genesis is just the beginning! Keep collecting and holding Unioverse Collectibles to earn Protens. You can use your Protens for future Hero launches and other rewards throughout the year!
For more on Collectibles and Protens, visit this FAQ.
Is there a limit to how many Reyus I can purchase?
If I bulk buy 20 Reyus at once, do I need to pay 20*.003 ETH?
Yes. The transaction fee is .003 ETH per Reyu. So fill your wallet accordingly.
Will whitelisters buy up all of the supply?
No. We are allocating just 4,000 Reyus for whitelisters. The good news is that any extra Reyus leftover from the whitelist mint will be added to the Community supply.
When will whitelist people get Protens added? How does the process work?
If you are on a whitelist:
I’ve been a collector all my life. Game-used Major League bats and MLB signed baseballs. Antique golf clubs (I’m talking pre-1900). Nintendo memorabilia (the rare things only insiders get). And like any good collector, I prefer getting something that’s one-of-a-kind-never-to-be-made-again-or-found-anywhere-else.
Oh yeah. That’s the good stuff.
I’m channeling my love of collecting into our upcoming Reyu Genesis mint, and had the team create what I’m calling Pinnacle Reyus. These will be the rarest of the rare Reyu Genesis, and you’re going to want one. If you get a Pinnacle when we do our global Reyu reveal on January 17th, you should feel like the biggest winner, the top dog, king of the mountain as others look upon you with envy.
The Reyu Genesis Hero mint on January 15th will have a supply of 20,000 unique NFTs across Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary rarities. The Pinnacle Collection are the tippy-top of the Legendary set. It breaks down like so:
Of those 260 Legendary, only 11 will be Pinnacle.
Taking it one step further, those 11 Pinnacles will be ranked. With #1 being the best of the best of the entire collection.
Pinnacle Reyu Genesis NFTs will also have their own metadata on OpenSea denoting their Pinnacle status, something no other Reyu will have.
I should make clear that even though these Pinnacle Reyus are super rare, they will not have extra power sets or have some other advantage in forthcoming Unioverse games. Any Hero NFT you get – no matter the rarity – will grant you access to Unioverse games, but won’t give you any competitive edge (just bragging rights!).
Everyone will have the same chance of getting a Pinnacle Reyu Genesis, but you can’t get one (or any Reyu Genesis) unless you’ve been whitelisted or have earned enough Protens (check your Proten count here)! Whether you’re a hardcore collector (like me!), a gamer, or just a fan of what we’re building here at the Unioverse, our AAA-quality Hero NFTs will make an excellent collection.
We here at Unioverse HQ are so excited because Reyu Genesis, our first Unioverse Hero NFT is minting on Jan 15!
To get you ready, here’s everything you need to know about Reyu Genesis and the minting process:
Unioverse Hero NFTs are fully-rendered, 3D, AAA-quality game-ready digital assets. Not only are these NFTs gorgeous to look at, the Hero you own is how your character will look in the games. Most important, though, is that our Hero NFTs have tons of utility because owning a Hero NFT grants you access to Unioverse games.
In the story of the Unioverse Reyu is a bad-ass Ja’Din hunter, and he is also the first Unioverse Hero NFT we’re launching. The Reyu Genesis collection will have 20,000 unique Reyus NFTs across all rarities.
To get a Reyu Genesis NFT, you’ll need to either be whitelisted or have enough Protens. If you’ve been following us on Twitter, you’ll see that we’ve been doing a number of whitelist giveaways with other cool NFT projects and guilds. If you haven’t been able to score a whitelist, you’ll need Protens.
We’ve covered earning Protens here before, so we won’t go into too much detail in this post. But the TL;DR version is:
On January 10, we will announce how many Protens you need in order to obtain a Reyu Genesis
If you are brand new and haven’t been collecting Unioverse Collectibles / Protens — no worries! There will be more opportunities to redeem Protens throughout this year and beyond!
Once all that is done:
That’s rad. You’re rad for collecting so many Collectibles! Here’s how you get your Reyu:
As you’ll see, when you mint your Reyu Genesis, your NFT may not hit your wallet for up to 48 hours. Once you receive it, you’ll know the rarity of your NFT, but the look of your Reyu won’t be fully revealed until January 17.
We’re doing this for a couple of reasons. We want to make sure we keep gas fees low and we don’t want to jam up the system so the whole process works as smoothly as possible. The other is that we want to celebrate the launch of Reyu Genesis with you. We’ll be hosting a live event on January 17, so everyone can join in a global reveal party.
We are implementing this system to help enhance the security of each transaction and keep overall costs down for everyone participating in the mint.
We are just getting warmed up! We’ll be launching many similar minting events and more Hero NFTs (Krishah is on the way!) throughout the year, so follow us on Twitter and join our Discord server for the latest news and info.
In the beginning, there were Unioverse Collectible NFTs – and they were fun! Then we gave those Collectibles depth and increased utility with our Protens program, and they became fun and useful! Today we take Unioverse Collectibles to the next level with the launch of our Combine feature.
If this is your first time reading about our Collectibles. Here’s a quick catchup:
And now, we are rewarding those people with a passion for collecting with our new Combine feature. In brief, when you hold all of the Collectibles in a set, and all of them are charged, you can forge them into a higher-tier Collectible that will earn you even more Protens!
Here’s how combining works.
If you have a Unioverse Collectible, you’ll see three numbers in the bottom right corner of the NFT. These numbers actually have a purpose!
Let’s take this Collectible as an example:
The numbers 1-1-11 each represent something.
When you hold four sequential Collectibles, you can form a “set.” For example, if you hold Collectibles with the numbers:
You have a complete set! It’s important to note that combining requires a specific set of Collectibles, not just any four in a sequence. So, if you only had numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5, you do not have a complete set because you are missing 1. Don’t worry though, our system keeps track for you!
Before we combine, though, there’s one more thing to know about.
Let’s look at our example Collectible again:
You see that glowing symbol that changes in the bottom left-hand corner? That is your Collectible’s “charge.” Your Unioverse Collectible must have a charge in order to be forged.
A charge can only be spent one time. Once your Collectible has been forged, that charge is gone.
When the charge is gone, this symbol will become static and locked to one single symbol. Additionally, the Collectible’s Energy property will change from “Charged” to “Spent.”
So you’ve got a complete set of Collectibles and they are all charged up, what next? You visit our Combine page to “Forge” higher-tier Collectibles.
Higher-tier Collectibles earn you even more Protens than lower-tier Collectibles. Like, a lot more. If you are interested in amassing as many Protens as possible (more Protens = unlocking rewards like Unioverse Hero NFTs), you want higher-tier Collectibles, so by extension, you want to collect as many free Unioverse Collectibles as possible!
To Forge higher-tier Collectibles, sign in to your Unioverse account, and you’ll automatically see all of your Collectibles laid out in sets.
In this example, the bottom row shows a complete set of Collectibles that have been forged into a new Collectible. Notice the green line on the new Collectible on the right, and the 2 in its number. This indicates it is a Tier 2 Collectible.
The middle row shows a complete set that has not been forged yet. Notice the bright blue dots in the bottom corners which indicate that all those Collectibles are still charged. These will dim when spent. You will also see a “Ready” indicator to the right.
The top row shows an incomplete set of Collectibles. Collectible number 3 is missing and Collectible 4 has yet to be released (in this example). At this point, this holder would not be able to Forge this row because two Collectibles are missing from this row.
Forging is as simple as clicking the “Forge” button at the top. It will be disabled if you have no sets available to forge, and lit up when you can make at least one set.
There are two important things to know!
First, when you click the Forge button, all available sets will be forged. This means that if you could forge multiple sets, or even if you’ve successfully forged a row before, new collectibles will be forged. Simply put, if you have four charged collectibles in a set when that Forge button is clicked, those NFTs will lose the charges and you’ll get a new Tier 2 created. If you don’t want that to happen, move copies of Collectibles into digital wallets not associated with your Unioverse account.
Second, when a collectible has its property changed from Charged to Spent, that will occur immediately but OpenSea may not show the change right away. If you plan on buying any on the open market, please make sure to refresh the metadata.
If you’ve got Collectible NFTs, go to our Combine page and Forge them!
Combining will bring a new dimension and fun to our Collectibles game, and we hope you enjoy forging as much as we had building it. Keep collecting, start combining, and get as many Protens as possible before we launch our first Unioverse Hero NFT, the Reyu Genesis collection, on January 15, 2023!
We are less than a month away from the launch of Reyu Genesis, our first Unioverse Hero NFT! Remember, there are only two ways you can get a Reyu:
You can check out a full explainer on the entire process here. And this FAQ will help guide you through the Proten collection process.
In the story of the Unioverse, Protens are the energy source that powers the alien technology. In the world of Unioverse NFTs, Protens are what you earn by owning and holding Unioverse Collectible NFTs (which we’ve been dropping for free for a number of weeks now).
If you’ve been collecting (and keeping!) Unioverse Collectible NFTs, then you have been accruing Protens automatically, but the process is not complete. Read on.
While you accrue Protens just by holding Collectibles, you must earn them in order to redeem them for any offer like the upcoming Reyu Genesis.
You can earn Protens and see your Proten count by visiting our Proten Calculator (desktop only). You’ll need to sign in to / up for your Unioverse account, and make sure the digital wallet you used to obtain Unioverse Collectibles is connected to your Unioverse account in the upper right.
Once that is done, go to the Proten page, click the “Earn” button.
You’ll see our system tabulating your total and the official count appearing above the “Earn” button.
Reference the Protens Calculator log in the box to the right of the Earn button.
Once a day. You can collect new Protens after 00:01 UTC (midnight UTC).
We will be releasing the Proten requirements for Reyu soon. However, Reyu is just the first — not the only — Unioverse Hero NFT that will mint. We will have many more similar events happening over the coming year and beyond including mints for other Unioverse Heroes like Krishah.
More importantly, Protens will always be useful in the Unioverse, so hold on to them; you never know what they could be redeemed for.
You must connect it on a desktop, using the wallet button in upper right. Chrome with Metamask is recommended.
It means there was not a complete collection on the day being calculated. The complete collection bonus was added to reward our earliest adopters, so you will not get a multiplier on your Protens.
No. You will need a desktop to connect your wallet to your Unioverse account, and to get Reyu! After your wallet is connected to your account, you can collect Protens from mobile, but that is not officially supported.
Protens are calculated daily. The “Daily Report Log” does not go back past 30th Nov., but your total Proten count will be accurate and reflect the depth and breadth of your collection.
Make sure that your wallet is connected. For every day you have a collectible in your wallet, you will gain Protens.
Each wallet represents its own Proten count calculation. You can (and should) collect from each of the wallets to one Unioverse account, then transfer them all into a single wallet for simplicity.
See above. It’s best to have all collectibles in one wallet. However, every time you transfer collectibles you lose any Protens you didn’t collect. The best thing to do is collect protens on each wallet, then transfer them all into a single wallet so that any perfect collection bonus applies to them all.
If you think your Proten count is being calculated incorrectly, please open a ticket on Discord and share with us your wallet address. We can look on-chain to see when certain transfers happened that could have affected your Proten count. While we cannot retrieve Protens that you might have left behind, we can provide clarity as to why it’s being calculated the way it is to ensure you don’t leave your Protens behind again.
If you are missing a collectible and want to get it today to restore your perfect collection bonus, that will work but it will not retroactively restore a perfect collection bonus.
It’s one thing for us to tell you that Unioverse Heroes are gorgeous, world-class, game-ready NFTs.
But it’s another thing entirely to show you.
Today we are proud to announce the availability of our Unioverse Viewer. With this Viewer, you can browse thousands of unique next-generation NFTs — fully-rendered 3D Unioverse Heroes across all rarities. The Viewer even has manual controls so you can spin, tilt, pan and zoom in to see every little detail that we put into making AAA-quality NFTs. Put a melee or ranged weapon in their hand to see what they’ll look like as they charge into battle.
That’s right. You can preview how they’ll look in action because our Hero NFTs are how players will look in Unioverse games. These aren’t just pretty pictures. Unioverse Hero NFTs have utility. Owning a Unioverse Hero NFT grants you access to all Unioverse games. I’ll say it again just to be clear: All Unioverse games. (Check out our Unioverse Developer Logs to see these characters jump, climb, wall run and more in early game test environments)
The first Hero we’re launching is Reyu, a bad-ass Ja’Din Hunter known and feared throughout the Unioverse. With our Viewer, you can preview thousands of unique Reyus right now. Purple Reyus. Shiny Reyus. Masked Reyus. Each one different. All are awesome. To get the Viewer you’ll need to be on a PC (view full specs here). But once you download it, you’ll be able to sift through and enjoy looking at as many Reyus as you like. And as we announce and add more Hero NFTs, you’ll be able to see those as well.
We’re minting our first set of Reyus on January 15, 2023. You’ll need Protens to get a Reyu. To earn enough Protens, you need to be collecting Unioverse Collectible NFTs. It’s all very simple (and free!). Check out our full Collectible/Proten explainer for all the details.
If you weren’t able to make our Founders Corner Twitter Spaces last week, well, there’s no way to sugar coat it. You missed out! We made a ton of announcements, the biggest of which is that our first Unioverse Hero Character NFT, Reyu will be available to mint on January 15, 2023. There will be just 20,000 Reyu Genesis NFTs in this collection.
To get your own Reyu Genesis, you’ll need to earn Protens. To earn Protens, you need to collect and hold as many Unioverse Collectibles as you can. We did a whole blog post explaining how it all works.
For more details direct from the Unioverse Co-Founders, Tony and Wyeth, listen to this recording of the most recent Founders Corner!
Reyu is many things:
If you are a part of the Unioverse Community, owning a Reyu Hero NFT is something you’ll definitely want, and if you’re interested in playing Unioverse games, owning a Unioverse Hero NFT like Reyu is something you need.
We will be releasing 20,000 unique Reyu Genesis Hero NFTs on January 15, 2023. There will only ever be 20,000 Reyu Genesis NFTs, and you can get yours for free! All you have to do is earn Unioverse Protens.
In the lore of the Unioverse, Protens are the energy source that powers all of the alien technology. Here in the real world, Protens are what you earn by collecting our free Unioverse Collectible NFTs. The more Unioverse Collectibles you hold, and the longer you hold them, the more Protens you can earn. If you have enough Protens, you can buy your own Reyu (while supply lasts). Check out our Reyu NFT works in progress over on OpenSea.
There will be additional Unioverse Hero mints throughout 2023, here’s what you need to know:
Unioverse Collectible NFTs are how you earn Protens. These are free NFTs and there has already been a number of Unioverse Collectible drops thus far, with more to come.
Unioverse Collectibles drops are limited by time and not supply. When a drop occurs, there is a window of time, typically between 1 – 4 hours in which you can claim that NFT. Once that time window closes, that NFT will never be minted again.
Claiming Unioverse Collectible NFTs is free — we even pay the gas fee.
The best way to learn about future Unioverse Collectible drops is to join our Discord and follow us on Twitter. If you participate enough in the Unioverse Community, you can earn Legend status in Discord. Unioverse Legends get up to 24 hours’ notice before Collectible drops.
Again, the more Unioverse Collectibles you claim and the longer you hold them the more Protens you earn!
Every day you earn Protens for every Unioverse Collectible you hold in your wallet. You don’t have to take any actions. Just by holding your collectibles you are already earning Protens.
In addition to earning Protens, you can combine certain Collectibles to get higher tier Unioverse NFTs. Higher tier Collectible NFTs earn even more Protens per day.
The Unioverse is an expansive story that will be filled with awesome heroes, many of which will become Hero NFTs and playable characters in Unioverse games.
You can continue to collect Unioverse Collectibles and earn Protens to mint not only different heroes and different hero styles, but also vehicles, weapons and more.
Protens can also be redeemed to acquire Unioverse comic books, art, novels and more as the Unioverse continues to expand.
Pardon us as we pop a bottle of bubbly over here at Unioverse HQ, but we are thrilled to announce the successful completion of our first, free Unioverse Collectible NFT claim!
More than 4,000 Unioverse Collectibles were claimed in roughly an hour yesterday. In total, more than 5,000 of our Collectible NFTs have been claimed since they were first offered to those with Legend status starting last week.
Did you get yours?
If you followed us on Twitter or joined our Discord, you got the heads up when the Collectible dropped (so, you know, go do those things). But fear not! This was just the first, there are many more to come.
The Unioverse Collectibles are a series of NFTs that feature jaw-dropping art and a little bit of info about the story world we are building. These are high-end NFTs with 3D art and animation, and in the description field, you’ll notice a little blurb giving you a gateway into the Unioverse.
Here’s an example:
Once the smaller alien craft has power, the interior responds to the presence of humans, lighting up a path to a central chamber.
Unioverse Collectibles aren’t just pretty to look at – they also have utility. These collectibles are numbered, and when you complete a set (e.g. #1 – 4) you can forge them to unlock a different collectible with higher rarity. Also, the more you hold the higher your status on our Discord which unlocks other fun stuff like exclusive Q&As, exclusive content, early alpha and whitelists.
This is just our first step into the NFT space. In the coming weeks and months we’ll have more to share about our NFT hero characters that you’ll use to play Unioverse games. But until then, keep collecting these freebies!
Web3 and the entire NFT sector are at a crossroads. Many marketplaces are choosing to break the foundational contract with creators and make royalty payments optional. As we’ve said before, this is a bad idea.
Today I’d like to outline our take on the situation and lay out what our current plans are. Obviously, this is a rapidly changing ecosystem, and plans must adapt along with (or in spite of) market conditions.
First, here is what we at the Unioverse believe:
This is our plan for our upcoming mint of Unioverse Collectibles.
Our challenge to all marketplaces is simple: if you respect our royalties we will eagerly participate on your marketplace. If you don’t, we will block it. Marketplaces can message our Twitter @theunioverse if you want a whitelist.
Our guidance to our collectors is this: Only use marketplaces that respect creator royalties. If you end-run royalties, we reserve the right to detect that and disable an NFT’s ongoing utility. A reminder that the Unioverse is a game-first franchise, so disabling an NFT could impact not just appearance, but future gameplay as well. Protecting creator royalties ultimately protects collectors as well, because it preserves the alignment of incentives between us all.
We do not like going against the spirit of marketplace decentralization, and fully expect future technologies to better resolve this issue. At this juncture, however, we believe it’s in everyone’s best interest (including the marketplaces!) to fight on behalf of creators.
We encourage current collections to consider re-minting (airdropping) with new smart contracts, and hope communities support and adopt the newly minted versions. Independent creators interested in learning more about our Terms of Service and smart contract approach can reach out to us on Twitter or join our Discord. You can also view our smart contract and allowlist code online.
If creators can work together as a community and reward marketplaces that respect creator rights, then we can strengthen the health and longevity of the NFT industry for everyone involved.
One of the reasons artists and other creative folks are so excited about NFTs is royalties. Back in the day, an artist only made money one time from their creation. They would sell a painting for $100 (good!), but then sit and watch as that buyer turned around and sold that same painting for $10,000 (not so good). The artist got zero dollars and zero cents from that secondary sale.
Getting a cut of those secondary sales was a big reason then, that artists were attracted to NFTs. The smart contract in the NFT would automatically give the artist a cut of any future sales of their work. Win/win! Collectors still get the lion’s share of the money from secondary sales, and artists get recurring revenue, allowing them to make more art.
But here’s a fun fact: Turns out those automatic royalty payments in smart contracts aren’t so automatic. CoinDesk explained the situation pretty well a couple months back, writing:
…Royalty payments are only enforceable on a marketplace level, and not on-chain. An NFT buyer, for example, could send ether (ETH) to a designated wallet after making an off-chain agreement to buy their NFT, and the seller could send them that NFT with no marketplace as a middleman for the transaction, paying no royalty fees in the process.
Sellers on marketplaces such as OpenSea can program a designated fee into each sale, in most cases between 5%-10% of an item’s purchase price, but if a marketplace wanted to waive the fee altogether, there’s nothing stopping them from doing so.
NFT marketplaces like x2y2, Yawww and Sudoswap have decided to make royalty payments optional on their NFT transactions. Sure, in the short-term that means buyers pay less for their NFTs, but that also means the original NFT artists and creators could wind up getting [does math things, carries the one] zero dollars in recurring revenue.
(We should note that while these marketplaces are making NFT royalties optional, these same marketplaces are still keeping their transaction fee percentages firmly in place.)
Like a virus, you’re starting to see this zero royalty notion spread to other established marketplaces and even other NFT projects. Recently the Solana NFT project DeGods announced it was getting rid of its royalties as part of an “experiment.”
The leader of the DeGods project, who goes by the handle “Frank” posted to Twitter:
Honestly, I actually hope that our move to 0% accelerates real solutions that create enforceable royalties.
Whether or not Frank is actually altruistic or more mercenary remains to be seen. DeGods already made $6 million in secondary sales of its y00ts NFTs, and Dust Labs, the startup associated with DeGods raised $7 million in venture funding last month. So Frank and Co. are doing just fine.
But what about the newer and smaller NFT projects? If market forces push them to abandon royalties, will they even get off the ground? Or worse, will it spur more rug pulls?
The longer-term consequences of all this have yet to reveal themselves and raise a lot of questions:
All these moves to get rid of royalties feels very web 2. It’s like something Amazon would do – use its size to undercut competition, squash innovation and grab marketshare. It also seems to fly in the face of what web3 is supposed to be about – community and empowerment. Like, web3 is great during the good times, but do its fundamental beliefs get immediately abandoned to protect losses during a downturn?
Obviously, we have a horse in this particular race and would love to see a robust and revenue-generating secondary market. NFT sales is how we generate revenue to fund our Game Developer Fund and pay small, independent developers to make games. We are confident that ultimately technology will create enforceable smart contract revenue to creators, but if in the meantime the Web3 community burns all the creators that took an early bet on NFTs for their music and art, how long will it take to regain their trust? Can we?
Part of being a web3 company is open dialogue, something we hope this post spurs. We’d love to hear from the members of our community. What do you think about not paying royalties on NFTs? Head over to our Discord and share your opinion!
Nope. The Unioverse is not a Metaverse. End of blog post.
Well. That was quick. Who said writing is hard?
All kidding aside, the answer to that question, like so many aspects of the Unioverse, is both straightforward and more nuanced.
The Unioverse is not a Metaverse, but someone could build a very Metaverse-y experience on top of the Unioverse.
Allow me to explain.
The biggest difference between the Unioverse and a Metaverse is you.
Metaverses are about you. Whether you enjoy them as a digital twin of yourself with the same approximate hairstyle, face and body, or a more fantastical avatar with wings or horns or whatever that more fully represents you, the point remains the same. YOU are the person walking around and talking, emoting, dancing, whatever-ing with others in a virtual world.
But in the Unioverse, you play as one of our heroes. Among the many things the Unioverse is, at its heart is a gripping, expansive sci-fi story filled with a galaxy-spanning cast of characters. Just as you hop over turtles as Mario or blast the Covenant as Master Chief – in the Unioverse, you play as one of the heroes we create.
But any Unioverse hero you play will be uniquely yours. Because these hero characters are NFTs, and through our rarity model, no one else in the Unioverse will look exactly like you. Each hero character will have different traits (color, lighting, etc.) and some level of rarity (common, rare, legendary, etc.).
These heroes aren’t just about looks, though. Unioverse hero characters are your ticket to every Unioverse game that gets made.
When you think of a Metaverse today, you might think of Second Life, PlayStation HOME or games like Roblox and Fortnite.
Your mileage may vary with these different experiences, but consider this:
The Unioverse, on the other hand, is a distributed, community-owned franchise. That means there is no singular Unioverse experience. There will be hundreds of different games set in the Unioverse and they will all be different from one another. Any developer is free to create whatever kind of game they want: battle royale shooters like Fortnite, League of Legends-style MOBA games, or even racing games a la Mario Kart.
We don’t dictate what games get made, but you’ll be able to interact and play any of them, thanks to your hero character NFT. Developers are free to make whatever game they want, but it must work with our Unioverse heroes.
So instead of a massive, one-size-fits-all Metaverse, you’ll have hundreds and eventually thousands of different meta-experiences.
Which leads us to the nuanced part of this blog post.
Because we don’t tell developers what they can build in the Unioverse, an enterprising studio might create its own, traditional metaverse-like experience in the Unioverse.
For instance, a developer could create their own massively multiplayer RPG complete with quests across Unioverse planets. On a much smaller scale, someone could create their own version of a Mos Eisley-style cantina in the Unioverse where hero characters hang out. And, since anyone will be able to download the music we provide and remix it, Unioverse DJs (never say never!) could perform concerts.
The point is, that we are not building the Unioverse to be a monolithic, meta-experience. We are building it to knock down barriers and unleash creativity around the world and potentially be a place where a thousand metaverses bloom.
And that is the end of this blog post.
We launched the Unioverse last week and the feedback has been phenomenal. Because the Unioverse is an entirely new concept in franchise entertainment, we’ve also been getting a ton of questions on our Discord (which you should join!) and on Twitter.
So we thought it would be a good idea to collect some of these frequently asked questions (<- see what we did there?) and provide some answers!
The Unioverse is the first franchise from Random Games, a venture-backed games studio Co-Founded by Tony Harman (GTA, Donkey Kong Country, Crackdown) and Wyeth Ridgway (South Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, MLB). We’re going to re-invent franchise entertainment through a combination of insanely great storytelling, innovative blockchain technology and a more open intellectual property system. Our first franchise will be the Unioverse.
The Unioverse is many things:
But most importantly, the Unioverse is a “community-owned” franchise. That means all the AAA-quality art, character models, music and more that we create are made available to other game developers and our community royalty-free. Anyone can download our assets to make their own creations (comics, board games, T-shirts, etc.). Even better, those creations can be sold and we won’t take a dime.
No catch! After working in the games industry for decades we recognize:
We generate revenue by selling NFT hero characters. All revenue generated goes directly back into the franchise through expanded story, more assets and a Game Developer fund that will pay developers to make more games.
That’s not really a question, but we get it. The gaming community thus far has been burned by predatory NFT projects posing as games and giant corporations tacking on NFTs to existing franchises as a blatant cash grab. Random Games is using NFTs in the Unioverse in a thoughtful, limited way, and incorporating them from the ground up.
Our NFT pitch is simple: In order to play a Unioverse game, you need to own a Unioverse character avatar NFT. That’s it. Owning a Unioverse NFT will give you access to all Unioverse games. Now, other developers making Unioverse games may add other crypto elements to their games — but that’s up to them.
We will start out using Ethereum and Polygon, however we are blockchain agnostic. You will see us embrace Solana, Avalanche or any other prominent technologies that emerge.
Awesome! We’d love to hear from you. Check out the developers channel on our Discord, or head over to the Developers tab on this website and sign up for developer information. We’ll keep you updated as we have more news and announcements.
Developers working on Unioverse games will get access to our Unreal and Unity SDKs as well as our full library of assets (character models, environments, etc.). Plus you’ll get direct access to our talented team to get tips and tricks on game design and implementation.
If your game is great, we will pay you to make it.
Nope. No matter who you are, where you are, or how big your team, everyone will have access to our assets and SDK. And if you’re game is good, we’ll help fund it!
Heck yeah! You’ll be able to download our art and use our story however you want! Download the official image of one of our characters and print a T-shirt. Write your own short story. Animate a short film. Just make something and share it with the world!
Nope. Make whatever game you want (FPS, strategy, MOBA, etc.) and use whatever business model you want (freemium, premium, free-to-play, play-to-earn, subscription). It doesn’t matter to us.
Again. All these assets are royalty-free and if you sell your game, you keep all the money. The only requirement is that your game uses our Unioverse character avatars.
We will have more news on that in the future. The best way to learn all about the Unioverse is to be active on our Discord, follow us on Twitter and go sign up for our newsletter using the form below.
Our first series of NFTs will actually be Unioverse collectibles and we’ll have more to say about them in the coming weeks. Not only will these look amazing, they will also help you unlock higher status and various rewards in our community. NFT collectibles will launch soon, so be sure to stay active on our Discord.
We will have more information about the availability of our hero characters in the coming months. Not to sound like a broken record, but the best way to learn about those is to be active on our Discord, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter using the form below.
We will be publishing both of those things soon. Stay tuned.
I think that’s it. We’re excited to build the Unioverse franchise with our community. Be active on our Discord, connect with other folks from around the world and be ready for a revolution in entertainment.