This article details the technical aspects of Illuvium's recently concluded Land Sale, focusing on the backend technology and approach. Warning, it's a long one. I've tried to put enough detail in here so that other teams looking to run a similar NFT sale can take away valuable information and ensure the success of their sale. Apologies to the casual reader!
Illuvium's first Land Sale, where we sold ~20,000 NFTs representing virtual plots of land in the Illuvium homeworld, was
As we are continuing to enhance our diverse security plan to further protect against malicious actors and exploits, we have teamed up with Immunefi to implement our new bug bounty program. That means we will now deliver rewards (max bounty up to $150,000) for finding bugs in our website, applications and smart contracts. While we already have skilled in-house team members that focus on our security, code review and development, our partnership with Immunefi will add an additional layer to our se
59. Regions — Shardbluff Labyrinth
Shardbluff Labyrinth is a region characterised by the eponymous shard-like mountains rising from the ground as if the ocean had compressed the entire Eastern continent. Long, impassable rock sections jut from the ground. Travelling via the North Sea would be faster, but for Leviathan patrolling the coast.
The region is colourless, the sky dark grey. A constant low-hanging mist slicks the angular stone surfaces. Shallow puddles lay scattered everywhere
58. Illuvium Universe Land Sale Starts 2 June on Gas-Free Protocol, Immutable X
1 June 2022, Sydney: Illuvium is excited to announce our integration with Immutable X — the leading Layer 2 (L2) Ethereum scaling solution for NFTs, for our highly anticipated Land Sale that will take place on 2 June 2022. By partnering with Immutable X as its exclusive protocol of choice, Illuvium delivers the next generation of blockchain gaming. A AAA gaming experience with true digital ownership, near-i
Illuvium Land is an NFT playable in Illuvium: Zero, our mobile and desktop companion game. Generate the Fuel required to capture, travel, and battle inside Illuvium: Overworld. Landowners earn by playing a fun game that rewards them for their time.
How to Earn with Illuvium Land
Fuel is a currency used in all games in the Illuvium Universe. Players extract Fuel from Tier 1–5 Land by playing Illuvium:
56. Regions — Brightland Steppes
Brightland Steppes is situated to the east of the continent, centred by a vast grassland expanse populated by large vines that have found their way across the region. These vines have raised rock formations in the surrounding areas, forming an array of floating structures surrounding the central valley as the rocks eroded.
Brightland Valley is a lush green valley surrounding the Obelisk. Ponds and boulders are scatte
55. Immutable X deep-dive — Part 4: Carbon Neutrality
In Part 3 you learned how Immutable X rolls up transactions as a layer 2 on the Ethereum blockchain to offer users of Illuvium gas-free transactions. In this part, we’ll show how this also allows Illuvium and Immutable X to offer a carbon-neutral blockchain game
Doesn’t cryptocurrency and NFTs use a lot of energy?
Immutable X’s rollup technology scales Ethereum by taking up less of the network per transaction while still retain
54. Immutable X deep-dive — Part 3: Gas and fees
In Part 2 you learned how Immutable X sits as a layer 2 on top of the Ethereum blockchain. In this part, we’ll dive deeper into how Immutable X enables Illuvium to offer gas-free transactions
If Immutable X is on Ethereum, why isn’t there gas?
Here’s the simple answer: Immutable X covers the gas for you! Behind the scenes, Immutable X batches up transactions and is able to pay a cheaper rate to Ethereum for a bulk of transactions.
53. Region — Taiga Boreal
Look and Feel
Taiga Boreal is a snowy and icy mountainous region on the northern tip of the west island. Thick clouds are prominent as they roll through, morphing and dissipating around the mountain ranges. The climate is freezing except for an isolated area to the north edge of the world. Tied together by a fast-frozen lake and an extensive tunnel and geyser system beneath the ice, the site grants access to various other areas in the Region.
52. Immutable X deep-dive — Part 2: How Layer 1 and Layer 2 work together
In our first part you learned that Immutable X is a Layer 2 (L2) protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain. In this part, we’ll go deeper into what that actually means for you as players of Illuvium
Why do we need a faster protocol for Illuvium?
Illuvium uses tokens on the Ethereum blockchain to represent your assets within the game that you can create, trade or burn. Each one of these actions is a tran
We are excited to announce all of the details regarding Illuvium Land and our upcoming Land sale!
In this article, we explain everything in-depth. However as we understand that some of you would simply like the highlights, here is a brief TL;DR version:
Illuvium Land: The NFT that produces more NFTs and tokens that you can own and play in Illuvium: Zero, our mobile and desktop companion game. Landowners generate a residual income by playing a fun game that reward
50. Immutable X deep-dive — Part 1: Security with speed
Our number one priority is ensuring that our gamers can safely own and trade their in-game assets. Setting our game on Immutable X’s L2 protocol lets us provide that security while maintaining near-instant transaction speeds.
How are my assets kept safe?
Traditional gaming studios typically hold your assets on servers. The developer can change your assets or delete them entirely, and if the servers go down, you can lose
We’re excited to announce that Illuvium has expanded its Chainlink integration to include Chainlink Price Feeds — the industry standard for decentralised, off-chain price data — on Ethereum. The ILV/ETH Chainlink Price Feed serves the mission-critical role of helping ensure that the ongoing sale of Illuvium: Zero land plots is fair to all participants. The ILV/ETH Chainlink Price Feed provides accurate price data to help ensure that land plot buyers pay the same underlying price regardless of wh
48 — Regions. Halcyon Sea
Look and Feel
Halycon Sea is a vast land-locked area of coral reef and lake domain with clear water that only reaches knee height across the whole area. Various shell-like formations, coral and plants protrude from the surface. The Halcyon Sea has many remarkable features and houses enormous coral structures. Much of the vegetation here is brightly coloured, and vivid neon glow-in-the-dark plants and bacteria light up the area at night. In a
47 — Regions. Crimson Waste
Map of Crimson Waste
The Crimson Waste is a large desert area with deep red dunes, extreme temperatures and little water. From the rocks to the plants, nearly everything in this environment is toxic. The surface of Crimson Waste, known as Cinder, hosts a sandstorm that envelops the sky. However, many tunnel networks exist beneath this landscape, leading to areas vastly different from the hot, desolate surface.
Low visibility makes the surface difficult
46 — Regions. Abyssal Basin
The Obelisk stands inside a wet marshland.
The light shines westward, a tunnel cut through a thick forest. The energy of the Obelisk has carved a wide path. The overhang is yet to grow back as if fearful of reprise.
Surrounding the Obelisk is a soaking wet grassland that leads into the different areas of the region. As with all regions, the Obelisk feels purposefully placed at the region’s centre.
45 — Land Sale Commences June 2nd
We appreciate your patience and are excited to announce the first Illuvium Land Sale begins on the 2nd of June at 09:00 UTC.
Secure one of 20,000 plots across seven unique regions and build your empire. Fuel is a critical part of the Illuvium economy and can only be extracted from Land.
Approximately 5% of all in-game revenues go to landholders.
We are confident that a Dutch Auction with a long duration is the best way to avoid a Ga
Last week an IIP was unanimously approved by the Council, confirming the prices of plots in the upcoming Land Sale.
View the IIP Snapshot here.
Please remember that the plot prices are inflated by design and reduce rapidly over a short period until sold or returned to the Illuvium vault. We utilise a Dutch Auction to minimise FOMO and botting.
The starting price for each tier is below:
Thank you to all the council and community members who participated in the discussion an
Illuvium is not just an incredible AAA blockchain gaming project. As a GameFi project, it is also a powerful DeFi protocol with a native staking platform. Recently, we upgraded our systems to bring the community a more secure and versatile staking platform—Staking v2. This article teaches you how to stake SLP tokens in the ILV/ETH pool.
There are two primary ILV pools available: ILV and ILV/ETH. Both require two steps for staking:
Acquiring the token
Staking the toke
(initially posted on Twitter)
Illuvium Universe Land Sale
5 Tiers of Finite Land Plots
Own and Earn on Your Slice of #illuvium
Extract Fuel for Use in Illuvium Games
Scan Your Land for #illuvial Blueprints
Illuvium: Zero Mobile Companion Game
Register Now: https://illuvium.io
(Originally posted in the Illuvium Medium)
What an exciting month ending with an enormous sigh of relief as we deployed Staking v2. I don’t think people will ever realise how genuinely complicated it is. In addition to that, many other projects are near completion. Things accelerate as we clear through the backlog because people are less spread thin. We bit off more than we could chew over the last six months, but the thought process that we can, and will, do anything is what ma