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History of the MegaWorld

Initially launched in May 2018, MegaWorld (formerly MegaCryptoPolis) is one of the oldest Web3 games, and it has a story to tell.


Throughout the years, the project has undergone a remarkable transformative journey, evolving from a city builder game into the immersive virtual universe known as MegaWorld. Each year, we have introduced new modes and features, building upon the foundation we have laid. These additions have allowed MegaWorld to evolve step by step, creating a diverse and ever-changing gaming landscape.

From its humble beginnings as the first strategy game dApp on Ethereum blockchain, following a roadmap for the 5 years of uninterrupted development, MegaWorld has evolved into an expansive universe that fully embraces real-world economics.

We have diligently chronicled every step, every milestone and remarkable innovation, witnessing the passion of developers and enthusiasm of our dedicated community.

Let’s delve into the detailed progression.

Year 2018

MegaCryptoPolis launches as the first strategy game dApp, introducing players to the concept of building a virtual city together, like never before — by acquiring land plots, constructing buildings and engaging in a strategy where location and surroundings are the core factors to success.

The first land plots in District #43 became available for reservation on May 24, 2018. Smart contracts deployed on that day had never changed since. Being one of the top gas burners on Ethereum network, the MCP dApp contributes to the network congestion highlighting obvious requirements for scalability.

Year 2019

In 2019 MegaCryptoPolis expands its gameplay mechanics with Microeconomics model built on top of existing game assets with significant visual improvements turning the gaming map and all the constructed buildings into 3D right in a browser using three.js and WebGL technologies.

Players’ buildings received defined roles with many becoming Resource producers and other supporting them. Citizens, the backbone of the game, played a crucial role in buildings operations.

Recognizing the limitations of individual players producing all types of Resources, MCP fostered a culture of trade and cooperation among players. Strategic decision-making became paramount as players engaged in trading Resources on the open market to build prosperous virtual city.

The popularity of MegaCryptoPolis soared, and a dedicated community quickly formed. The game’s immense potential was demonstrated as over $5 Million worth of ETH were withdrawn from smart contracts, a testament to the trust and excitement surrounding the game.

Furthermore, in a demonstration of commitment to innovation, MCP team announced multi-chain expansion to start with the TRON Network.

Year 2020

Being one of the most complicated decentralized application in 2020, MCP encountered challenges with scalability on the Ethereum network. Some operations struggled to fit into blocks leading to rising gas fees that hindered in-game actions. To address this, MCP implemented a decision to expand to a new chain and implement a Layer 2 scalability solution.

Another key development was the introduction of the Vault, which shaped the initial distribution of the MegaCryptoPolis MEGA token — players had to lock produced Resources to release MEGA from the Vault. Unlike many other coins, MEGA has never been distributed for free, no giveaways or airdrops ever held, ensuring a sustainable economic model for the future of the game.

The introduction of Points of Interest (Lanmarks and Monuments) offered a wide range of options to develop a District and boost production.

By the end of the year, MCP successfully solved scalability issues, paving the way for smoother and more efficient gameplay. The implementation of Matic (Polygon) Layer 2 scalability solution brought relief, eliminating gas fees and making all the crucial in-game transactions instant.

Year 2021

As MegaCryptoPolis continued to evolve, a decision was made to turn a city builder game into a multiverse — in 2021, the MCP team unveiled an ambitious vision: the transformation into MegaWorld.

One of the primary objectives were to interconnect all aspects of the game and enable free-to-play players to join the fun without the need for digital wallets in the first place. This strategic move aimed to introduce MegaWorld to wider audiences and make gameplay more accessible to all. By removing barriers to entry, the game became more inviting, bridging the gap between the world of Web3 and mass adoption.

The concept was meticulously outlined through a series of articles published in this blog, creating a platform for discussions with the community and fostering a deeper understanding of the upcoming changes.

Towards the end of the year, MCP team unveiled two captivating demos showcasing the MegaWorld concept offering a glimpse into the upcoming experiences. The vision of a dynamic and expansive virtual universe becames a reality.

The year was also marked by the introduction of new use cases for the MEGA token, enhancing its utility within the game.

Year 2022

In 2022, MCP team dedicated its efforts to the development of the multiverse, leveraging the Unity engine as a technological foundation.

The year commenced with the magical conversion of Citizens to PFP Avatars (Profile Picture) used to explore the MegaWorld. A multiplayer tech demo “MegaWorld Tour” has invited industry influencers and streamers to test the limits of the game’s capabilities, with a remarkable on-line presence of nearly 2'000 participants.

The year also saw a number of less popular decisions that, however, aimed to ensure a healthy and sustainable economy. Upkeep costs for buildings were introduced to maintain economic balance and coherence. The Vault was closed and the MEGA tokenomics was fully redesigned to eliminate liquidity drain and meet requirements of the newly presented MegaWorld concept.

Expanding the horizons of MegaWorld, the team presented the BNB City featuring a demo of Custom Buildings. This release demonstrated the game’s versatility and commitment to providing players with diverse experiences across different chains.

Year 2023

As 2023 begins, the year is already bursting with a multitude of releases and groundbreaking features that promise to elevate the MegaWorld experience to new heights.

MegaWorld Builder — one of the highly anticipated features, a game-changing tool that empowers players to design and preview Custom Buildings, allowed players to bring their creative visions to life and estimate the required Resources for construction.

To finally close the gaming loop, Paper requirements to collect MEGA in Offices has been implemented. Cross-chain economics has been invented to interconnect the various cities within MegaWorld, facilitating Resource transportation and trading across different networks.

The introduction of Parcels offers players the opportunity to unite Land Plots into a vast areas and deploy Custom Buildings.

Unlike traditional game titles that are considered finished upon release, MegaWorld is like a living organism, that continues to grow and expand, constantly evolving and not ceasing its development. This dynamic nature ensures that players always have something to look forward to and that the game remains fresh and exciting.