Land in the real world produces both resources and wealth. Your digital land should too - So we decided to set the standard.
In early 2022, Cardania minted and sold more than 10,000 Terraforms - artful digital lands with myriad biomes, imbued with scifi resources, and other unexplained metadata. The Terraforms quickly sold out and rocketed Cardania to a top project on the Cardano blockchain.
One of the most groundbreaking aspects of Cardania's lands was published recently with the "Living Lands" system, deployed in early 2022. The design is a first-of-its-kind in that it elegantly ties the performance of the project's stakepool (SUMN) with the hard-coded power level of Cardania's digital lands, otherwise known as "Terraforms".
Version 1 of this system allows holders of Terraforms to harvest RAD tokens every epoch. Users harvest a variable amount of RAD, depending how many ADA blocks were produced by SUMN. Upcoming updates will also allow users to harvest on-chain resources produced by these lands and eventually build + craft with them (more on that below!).
On the blockchain industry side of things, the Living Lands formula is absolutely unique and pioneering. By tying in the performance of a stakepool with the unique traits of an NFT, this functionality creates an elegant 3d economic object that is REACTIVE to both the blockchain on which it lives and the community that interacts with it. It's very weird and very awesome. We expect more projects will adopt and evolve this standard over time.
The team has templated an allocation of RAD tokens in excess of 10B for distribution via Terraforms, which are expected to last more than 30 years, minimum.
*Note: Each RAD harvest requires a small ADA transaction fee which is largely returned to you - You'll send 1.7 ADA and receive ~1.38 ADA + your RAD back. Prices of RAD vary wildly - when prices are low, be mindful that it may not make "economic sense" for you to harvest, if you're just planning to immediately sell your RAD.
Cardania Terraforms are unique in another way - Unbound by the constraints of the simple X,Y coordinate system used by many projects. You can expect your Terraforms to move locations within their specific Alpha Sectors (Arshi En + Asama), from epoch to epoch! Players wishing to maintain specific locations will have the opportunity to "Anchor" their Terraforms in a future update. This will have strategic value and risk which we'll expound on as we develop.
While the X, Y coordinate system used by many projects is fine and workable, it constrains development possibilities and limits game world architecture to a sort of "suburban grid hell" that we'd like to avoid. We look forward to sharing more Terraform developments as we grow.
On-Chain Resource Generation
Another pioneering aspect of Cardania's Terraforms is the embedded utility of on-chain resource generation. Utilizing the Living Lands module detailed above, citizens will be able to regularly harvest on-chain resources generated by their specific lands. As of this posting, more than 40 resources have been added to the chain. These resources provide the foundation of a much larger game (and intergame) economy.
This architecture is largely impossible on other chains. Cardano's Delegated Proof of Stake system, low fees, and independent native token system allow for us to build in a way that simply hasn't been done before, and we're extremely excited to see where it takes us. Thanks for taking the time to learn about Cardania Terraforms, and we look forward to seeing you in the Ultraverse.
As of May 1 2022, Citizens can now harvest resources every epoch!!