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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Star Atlas Stress Test: Explore Immersive Environments in Solana-Based MMO

ATMTA, the company behind the highly anticipated Solana-based video game Star Atlas, is gearing up for a 1,000 player online stress test set to launch on private servers this Wednesday. The upcoming test aims to showcase the high-density, immersive environments of Star Atlas, marking the first demonstration of our MetaGravity integration, as stated by ATMTA co-founder and CEO Michael Wagner in an interview with Decrypt. Here are the key highlights surrounding this exciting event:

Stress Test Details:

  • Purpose: To showcase Star Atlas' immersive environments and MetaGravity integration.
  • Participants: Up to 1,000 real players in a single lobby on a single server instance.
  • Access: Players with access codes for the Epic Games Store early access version.
  • Additional Codes: Distributed to select individuals engaging with the official Star Atlas Twitter account.

In July, ATMTA formed a partnership with London-based online world developer MetaGravity to enhance Star Atlas' physics and server infrastructure. Star Atlas, an MMO space game revolving around Solana NFTs and tokens, envisions a lavish persistent world for players to explore. As the game's ambitious vision unfolds, the team has introduced smaller-scale experiences like SAGE Labs, a browser-based game that garnered significant Solana traffic following its launch last year.

Star Atlas, still in beta, captured attention at the 2023 Solana PlayGG event in San Diego, where ATMTA showcased the game's potential as an open-world gaming experience. In a recent Decrypt interview, Wagner contrasted MetaGravity's approach with that of Improbable, the startup behind the MSquared metaverse platform. Unlike Improbable's spatial partitioning approach, which identifies and references shared space objects, MetaGravity offers a distinct perspective on optimizing player experiences within the virtual realm.

As the gaming community eagerly anticipates this milestone stress test, the industry watches with interest as ATMTA pushes the boundaries of immersive gameplay within the evolving landscape of online gaming. Stay tuned for updates on Star Atlas and its groundbreaking developments in the realm of virtual worlds and gaming technology.


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