Metaventures, or in game businesses are an important part of Upland and its economy. These metaventures will allow people sell Legits, block explorers, map assets, your own NFT project, and more in the future! Another important mechanic once cars enter the metaverse will be showrooms where the manufactured cars can be sold. Learn more about the vehicle economy in Upland.
Developers can now integrate 3rd party games, apps, experiences in Upland and contribute to the entrepreneur’s metaverse. As a developer (no need to any special knowledge about NFTs or blockchain), you can start creating experiences for Uplanders. Learn more here.
Not every Uplander will likely have the means or desire to open their own metaventure, however they will need a place to list their asset for sale. Players have the ability to become a sub-merchant and list their assets in a store, with the metaventure owner taking a commission (2-10%) on its sale. Read more here about how to become a sub-merchant and list your asset in a shop. If you do wish to open a shop, learn about the general registration process here, or what it takes to manage a business at the bottom of this page. You can also take our quiz to make sure you know all the basics.
Several different types of metaventures will exist within Upland. The following table details the different types of metaventures. Take a look at our directory to find a specific business. If you contemplating opening up one of these Metaventures, head over to our planning page where we have a guide/checklist that can help you conceptualize your Metaverse business plan.
|Metaventure Category Name||Description||Status|
|Block Explorer Shops||Reseller of Upland Block Explorers||Available to all|
|NFLPA Fan Shops||Reseller of NFL player Legits||Available to all|
|Football (Soccer) Fan Shops||Reseller of soccer Legits||Available to all (same process as NFLPA shops)|
|Factories - Map Assets||Manufacture 3D model NFTs to be placed on your properties.||Available to all
|Factories - Structure ornaments||Manufacture 3D model NFTs to decorate your home for any of the 9 Upland seasons.||Available to all
|Showroom - map assets||Store to sell manufactured goods||beta testing but taking applications from all
|Showroom - structure ornaments||Store to sell map assets||Available to all
|Showroom - Cars||Store to sell vehicles||Available to all
|Dev Shops||Layer 2 experience created by developers||Available to Upland Developer Network (UDN) Members. Applications are open|
|Speedways||Own a racetrack in Upland, where players can race cars and karts||Available to all|
|Kart manufacturing||Manufacture karts to be used for racing||Announced as future type of metaventure|
|Body Shops||Store to sell custom paint job for your car - similar to how house ornaments function||Announced as future type of metaventure|
|Racing Academies||Ability to rent out block explorers for players to use during car racing||Announced as future type of metaventure|
|Blueprints||Selling designs of custom structures||Announced as future type of metaventure|
|NFT Galleries||Sell NFTs thats are not native to Upland||Announced as future type of metaventure|
|Cafes||Location where people can meet and talk. Unclear what could be sold in such a space, or if it is only a place to communicate and interact between people||Announced as future type of metaventure|
The monthly fees, or venture dues required to maintain a metaventure is based on its type, city it is in and the number of businesses of that type operating simultaneously. As there are more similar metaventures in the same city, the cost to operate a metaventure will increase in order to discourage over saturation of the market. Click here to understand in more detail the calculation of venture dues.
Upland has stated “Metaventures will mostly be self-regulated, and will require little interference from the Upland team”. This makes the Upland Guide Metaverse Directory the ideal place to advertise your metaventure, or to find existing ones operating in your city.
If you are looking to learn more about metaventures, and how you can bring your skills or real world business into the metaverse, check out the services the Upland Guide provides.