RoadMap

Below is Upland's 2021 product roadmap.

In-App NFT Management

Done
The Upland app will provide players with an easy way to access, view, and manage the NFTs they own.

Block Explorer NFT

Done
Players will enjoy true ownership of their Custom Block Explorers, as they become NFTs. Custom Block Explorers will also include information about the explorer including number of mints, any associated explorers in the series and its ‘Block Story’, detailing what makes that explorer special.

City Release: Brooklyn

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Brooklyn!

The Spark Token

Done
We’ve announced the Spark token in late 2020, and in Q1 of 2021 the smart contracts will be deployed on the EOS Blockchain, and the first pools of Spark tokens will be minted, including the citizen airdrop. Spark will power property development and more.

Property Development

Done
With the introduction of the Spark token, permanent property development will kick off, featuring upgraded building models and various improvements.

The Structure NFT

Done
Builders will enjoy true ownership as their structures will be implemented as NFTs on the blockchain (tethered directly to the property NFT it is constructed on).

Object Positioning on Properties

Done
Unlike the property development sandbox, where structures were automatically positioned in the center of the property, permanent property development will allow flexible positioning of structures within the property (prior to the start of construction).

Staking Spark for Other Uplanders’ Projects

Done
Players will be able to stake their Spark resources in favor of other player’s construction projects.

Engagement Spark Rewards

Done
After the release of the Spark token, a certain amount of Spark (derived from the Upland Spark Pool) will be utilized for rewarding players for engagement and progression in the game.

Blockchain Infrastructure Improvements

Ongoing
It may not be always visible to the community (and neither should it be) but a significant amount of our development efforts go towards harnessing the power of blockchain in favor of all Uplanders in a way that is seamless to the player. As we prepare to go out of beta and offer Upland to mass audiences, the user experience with blockchain elements needs to be perfected. A good example of this is applying our handling of ‘microfork’ conditions (which is already applied for new contracts) for the legacy property minting action which we expect to deliver in the near term.

City Release: Oakland

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Oakland!

City Release: Staten Island

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Staten Island!

City Release: Bakersfield

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Bakersfield!

Upland Store Update

Done
New features in store allow players to pre-register and receive notifications once it's their turn in queue for Limited Sales.

City Release: Chicago

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Chicago!

City Release: Cleveland

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Cleveland!

NFT Portal Beta — Upland Meets Blockchain Heroes

Ongoing
Upland’s partnership with Blockchain Heroes (Atomic Asset based collectible cards on the Wax blockchain) will serve as the first beta implementation of the upcoming NFT portal that would allow players to import external NFTs into the Upland metaverse. Uploaded NFTs can later on be used inside of Upland homes as decorations, and eventually traded between players through NFT gallery businesses.

Landmark Construction

Ongoing
Landmark owners in SF will be able to start the construction using the replica models (resembling real world landmarks). Once construction is complete, each landmark will be represented with a high-zoom-level pin.

Partnerships and Brands

Ongoing
The Upland team is actively working to get well-recognized partners and brands (from outside the blockchain or crypto-related market) to participate in the metaverse. 2021 may see the first fruits of these efforts.

Upland Legits

Done
Introducing a new generation of interactive NFTs incorporating stunning 3D designs and optimized for a mobile experience. These new NFTs also offer an added layer of gamification through collections, location-based minting events, burn/merge mechanics, and unique interactions with brands and personas which include virtual autograph signing events.

The Upland Events Hub

Done
Introducing a new page on Upland's website and a new in-game events button to stay up to date with the latest events and announcements. We hope that players not only are kept in the loop but also get the most out of their Upland experience!

City Release: Santa Clara

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Santa Clara!

City Release: Kansas City

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with Kansas City!

Spark Treasure Hunts

Done
Spark rewards in Treasure Hunt Chests are now a permanent addition to all tiers of treasure hunts in all cites. This means that there will always be a rare chance to earn Spark while participating in Treasure Hunts.

Q4 Roadmap Update & AMA

Pending
You may have noticed that many of our Roadmap items from 2020 have been temporarily taken down, but there's no need to panic! Upland is in the process of reworking our Roadmap to outline the remainder of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. So, stay tuned for for the Q4 Roadmap Update & AMA!

City Release: New Orleans

Done
Upland's metaverse just got bigger with New Orleans!