After months of closed-beta testing with a small group of players, Metaventures for Block Explorer Shops, NFLPA Fan Shops, Football Fan Shops, Car Showrooms, and Outdoor Decor Showrooms are all now available to Upland players around the world.
Currently, there are over 140 live Metaventures in Upland, increasing each week. Joining the Metaventure Program opens the possibility for more players who meet specific requirements to launch their own Metaventures inside Upland. Player-run shops (“Metaventures”) have always been an important part of Upland’s development, as they’re critical to Upland’s player-driven economy. In-game shops also give cities and neighborhoods more vibrancy. Now, players will have more reasons to stay close to their Upland neighborhood to shop local!
Opening Metaventures to all is a major milestone, and we’re excited to see many more players become entrepreneurs through Metaventures.
Players will be able to apply for a Metaventure at any time. There are no limits on how many shops a player can apply for, as long as the player meets the requirements to run a Metaventure. Keep in mind that each Metaventure will be subject to individual Venture Dues.
The goal is to open new Metaventures in batches released twice per month. The amount of new shops opened will depend on how many applicants meet the eligibility criteria and application processing time. Shop applications are reviewed individually, and the time it takes to review applications will (likely) be different for every application.
Once approved, players can open a Block Explorer Shop or a NFLPA Fan Shop. Please keep in mind that each shop is subject to Venture Dues once per month, which are payable through shop settings.
Uplanders can apply to open a Metaventure in any city as long as they meet the requirements listed below. Please keep in mind that a Metaventure’s maximum inventory capacity will vary per structure type. The larger the structure, the more inventory allowed in a shop. Additional details regarding inventory per structure type coming soon.
Metaventures are player-owned and operated shops in the Upland metaverse. In the closed Block Explorer Shop Beta held back in January, a handful of players launched shops and even created store logos that they displayed inside the app. The same goes for NFLPA Fan Shops, which had its own closed testing in February. In these stores, players can sell their own inventory or act as “sub-merchants” that list another player’s items for sale.
If you’re looking for more information on Metaventures, feel free to check out our short Metaventures explainer video and our Metaventures page. The web page also lists the current Block Explorer Shops and NFLPA Fan Shops in each city.