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Warped Universe Litepaper

Warped Games Presents Warped Universe

Introduction

Mission Statement

At Warped Games, our mission is to ignite a new era of sci-fi gaming, shattering technical and growth barriers, championing fairness and true ownership, and beckoning both traditional gamers and intrepid explorers to an awe-inspiring universe teeming with thrilling adventures and untold wonders. Get ready to be transported to the frontiers of gaming innovation in the interconnected Warped Universe, where limitless possibilities await.

What is Warped Games?

Warped Games is a gaming studio made up of passionate developers and designers with extensive careers working with industry giants, including Pixar, Disney, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Rockstar, Sony Studios, and Netflix. From founding NetDevil in 1997 and throughout their careers, members of our team have built and worked on popular games such as Lego Universe, Star Citizen, Jumpgate, Dragons & Titans, and many more. While our team boasts expertise in crafting MMO gaming environments enriched with RPG elements, as evident from the titles previously mentioned, we also possess a proven track record in building high-octane FPS games, exemplified by the 2007 release of Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction and the more RPG-based FPS Ashes of Oahu. This depth of experience is what gives Warped Games the ability to create a game with a signature twist, as we’ll explore deeper in the following sections.
As well as being dedicated gamers, our team is also deeply committed to enhancing the Web3 gaming space. Our expertise in integrating wallet connections, developing NFT utilities in Unreal Engine 5, and successfully hosting live in-game events, showcased in the STARL Metaverse project, offer a window into our capabilities and vision for the future of Web3 gaming. Upholding ethical standards, driving innovation, fostering a community, and always prioritising the gamer, Warped Games isn’t just a star in the gaming galaxy but a guiding light, leading both players and studios into the next era of gaming.

What is Warped Universe?

Emerging from a legacy spanning over 20 years of diligent and inspired work, Warped Universe isn't just a new beginning; it's the evolution of a decades-long passion, a pioneering venture into a gaming environment that's truly unique. Here, time-tested mechanics embrace groundbreaking concepts. High-quality graphics coexist with artistically brushed backdrops. Players get to immerse themselves in the exhilarating thrills of combat, the intricate dance of diplomacy, the joy of exploration, and the weighty outcomes of decision-making within an interconnected MMORPG universe.
The creation of a gaming multiverse that empowers players to choose and change the genre style they play in is a unique gaming experience. It offers players unparalleled ownership of their experience, allowing them to chart their own path, pick their style, and dive into missions their way. Whether it's MMO-style space exploration or RPG-centric missions, real-time action or tactical turn-based strategies, Warped Universe promises unique versatility and an immersive experience for all.
Our developers have drawn from decades of ideas, refining game mechanics, and detailed gameplay elements that they have honed since their work on Jumpgate, an MMO space exploration game that debuted in 2001. Like a starship traversing the vast cosmos, our journey began decades ago with a singular vision. Today, Warped Universe stands as our stellar destination - a testament to passion, innovation, and uncharted imagination.

What is Web3 Gaming?

Web3 gaming is the intriguing blend of two ground-breaking domains: Gaming and Blockchain. To understand this dynamic merge, it's crucial to delve into the intricacies of each individual sector.

Gaming

Gaming isn't just a pastime—it's an ever-evolving universe of creativity and innovation. With community at its core, gaming unites people from all corners of the globe, forging bonds with likeminded players who share similar interests. With over 2.7 billion players globally, these communities explore virtual worlds animated by mesmerizing graphics, intricate game mechanics, and innovative designs. With the pulse of the gaming world beating faster than ever before, Warped Games is thrilled to not only be part of this vibrant confluence where tech magic meets artistic storytelling, but to trailblaze the future of Web3 gaming along our thriving community.

Blockchain

Ever dreamed of having genuine ownership over that legendary space suit or overpowered laser gun you spent countless hours to get? Welcome to the transformative realm of blockchain! While many associate blockchain with cryptocurrencies, its true gaming potential lies in its ability to mint unique digital collectibles on-chain. These aren't just flashy digital stickers— they represent real ownership and exclusivity within the digital space. With this evolution, players not only dive deep into enchanting narratives but also own their in-game achievements. So, when you're not just playing but truly own and showcase your digital treasures, gaming takes on a whole new dimension.

Web3 Gaming

But what happens when you blend the creativity of gaming with the ownership model of blockchain? The answer is Web3 gaming! This fusion is about giving power back to players, allowing them to shape and benefit from their virtual experiences. Gaming giants like Ubisoft and Take-Two are navigating this intriguing map, while platforms like the Apple App Store are beginning to recognize the potential of blockchain-based games like Axie Infinity. Warped Games is proud to be sailing alongside these trailblazers, excited for the adventures awaiting on this new horizon.

How Does Blockchain Improve Gaming?

The market for in-game consumer spending is a goldmine in today's gaming realm, but traditionally, only the game studios pocketed the treasure. Tokenization shifts this dynamic, empowering players with genuine ownership of their gaming achievements. In Warped Universe, digital collectibles can be minted on-chain at the user's discretion, introducing a value paradigm that's light years beyond conventional Web2 games. Further empowering players, our tokenized guidance system harnesses blockchain to give players a voice in game design. By creating a warp-speed feedback loop between players and our game team, we ensure that our universe remains not just vast, but vibrantly alive and player-centric.

The Current Problems With Web3 Gaming

Problems

The problems faced by Web3 gaming initiatives can be broken down into 6 distinct areas:
  1. 1.
    Segregated user base between mainstream and Web3 games
  2. 2.
    Negative perceptions surrounding Web3 from mainstream gamers
  3. 3.
    Technical barriers to entry for mainstream gamers
  4. 4.
    Outdated graphics and designs in many Web3 games
  5. 5.
    “Pay-to-Win” mechanics, lack of fun, and unfair gameplay
  6. 6.
    Starting from the ground up

Our Solutions

  1. 1.
    We aim to bridge the gap between two seemingly disparate worlds: mainstream gamers and Web3 enthusiasts. With our team's decades of experience in creating hit titles, we are passionate about crafting engaging games for everyone, offering the added dimension of blockchain technology for those keen to explore it. At the heart of our approach is a user-friendly design, ensuring that Warped Universe is accessible to players from all backgrounds and experience levels.
  2. 2.
    To change negative opinions about Web3 gaming, we are subtly and optionally incorporating all blockchain features. This ensures a seamless and inviting gaming experience familiar to all gamers, while also granting the choice to unlock the extensive benefits of blockchain integration.
  3. 3.
    We plan to eliminate technical barriers by looking into integrating the Warped Universe with popular gaming platforms like Epic Games and the Apple App Store. This integration allows for easy access from the get-go, requiring no prior knowledge of blockchain technology from our users.
  4. 4.
    Warped Games will utilize Unreal Engine 5 and an experienced team to ensure it competes on a graphical level with any gaming environment on the market.
  5. 5.
    At Warped Games, our ethos is rooted in equity and enjoyable gameplay for all. We firmly oppose the "Pay-to-Win" paradigm, choosing instead to cultivate a balanced gaming environment where player skill and commitment are paramount. Our design philosophy underscores enjoyment first, ensuring a game experience that encourages repeated engagement, where rewards are a testament to player effort rather than financial expenditure.
  6. 6.
    Embarking on a journey from the very beginning can be daunting. However, at Warped Games, we turn this challenge into an opportunity. Leveraging our existing tools, systems, and an expansive foundation in Web3 and gaming, we've devised a sophisticated approach to our projects. This means not just building, but building wisely on the strengths and insights we've accrued.

The Warped Ecosystem

WARPED Token

WARPED is the backbone of our ecosystem, providing holders with the power to:
  • Guide Game Design & Lore Decisions
  • Fuel Web2 - Web3 Collectible Conversions
  • Discounts on Warped Items & Collectibles
  • Game Rewards
  • Access to Exclusive Warped Items
Furthermore, WARPED is pivotal to our project's growth, powered by its unique trade-tax funding mechanism. Notably, this trade-tax only comes into play when WARPED is exchanged for another cryptocurrency on Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) like Uniswap. Trade-tax is 4%, with adjusted rates for STARL NFT holders - these adjusted rates can be found on our website or in our FAQ.
Direct wallet-to-wallet transactions remain exempt from this trade-tax.

Digital Collectibles

In Warped Universe, digital collectibles can be acquired both on or off-chain, giving off-chain users the option to mint their collectibles at their discretion, creating an inclusive ecosystem. Our digital collectibles include characters, skins, tools, and other items, giving players unparalleled options for customization and independence. Players have the freedom to move on-chain at any point, granting them the ability to truly express their creativity, own their assets, and extract value from their in-game achievements.

Nexite

Nexite is our off-chain currency, specifically tailored to the unique demands of the Warped Universe economy. Pegged at $0.01 and non-tradeable, Nexite will be conveniently purchasable on the in-game store using cryptocurrencies or via traditional gaming outlets using fiat currency, ensuring effortless access for mainstream gamers. Nexite users can explore the in-game store, purchasing off-chain collectibles and enhancements, ready for instant gameplay or to be converted into on-chain (NFT) collectibles. Nexite will also give access to other entertainment experiences as a fun feature.
Introducing a fast and fee-less off-chain in-game currency with a Web3 gaming environment is key to transitioning mainstream gamers into the blockchain sphere. By not imposing blockchain elements upfront, players can familiarize themselves with the environment and gradually explore the advanced features instead of being deterred by mandatory blockchain usage.

Warped Expansion

The Growth Strategy

As outlined clearly throughout this Litepaper, our approach to growth focuses on bringing mainstream gamers into Warped Universe. The expansion of Web3 gaming initiatives throughout the year has faced challenges due to a limited user base. We aim to bridge this gap by focusing on the gaming experience above all other aspects. That’s why we're dedicated to crafting a game that's engaging, fair, and full of surprises to captivate the mainstream gaming audience.
In our quest to allure new players, we’re concentrating on incorporating Warped Universe into renowned gaming platforms, planning exhilarating in-game events, and deploying targeted marketing efforts. We will persist in delivering fresh, dynamic content, including seasonal passes, consistently incorporating player feedback to refine gaming experience, thereby improving player retention and broadening the game’s features.

Partnerships and Collaborations

At Warped Games, we're determined to collaborate with a diverse range of personalities, organizations, and events. The rise of Esports has taken gaming industry marketing to new zeniths, establishing gaming influencers as potent as sports stars and celebrities. We intend to leverage this through strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and hosting live events. Our mission is to transport Web3 gaming into the mainstream limelight, and to this end, we will actively seek compatible initiatives to establish a strategic partnership with, actualizing our aspirations through mutual cooperation and collaboration.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

To further our goals within this dynamic ecosystem, the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something we keenly acknowledge. At Warped Games, AI is more than just a buzzword; it's a catalyst for innovation. Our team harnesses AI to enhance various facets of game development, from refining creative concepts to streamlining intricate lore. Despite the substantial advantages AI offers in terms of efficiency, we remain steadfast in our belief that every piece of art starts and ends with a human touch. This ethos not only allows us to create AAA-quality games without the immense overheads of larger studios but also ensures that our games resonate with the authentic touch of human creativity.

Conclusion

Picture the gaming world as a vast, star-studded cosmos. In this expansive universe, Warped Games is carving out a unique constellation where the thrills of mainstream gaming coalesce with the ground-breaking potential of blockchain. Comprising a dedicated crew of battle-hardened gaming aficionados and blockchain enthusiasts, we're passionate about crafting unique experiences, adventures, and stories that resonate.
More than just a venture, it's a journey where every gamer's voice matters. With Warped Universe, we aren't just daydreaming about tomorrow's games — we're turning those dreams into reality.

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