Upland hosts 2023 Hackathon to showcase future of metaverse super apps
Along with the EOS Network Foundation, a community-led, not-for-profit organization that manages public-goods financing and assistance to stimulate the expansion of the EOS Network, metaverse app Upland is launching its second hackathon, where Web2 and Web3 developers are welcome to offer new games and experiences utilizing Upland assets.
Upland is a mapped metaverse with its ecosystem’s unique features, such as geo-specific context and assets like the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, used to provide engaging and immersive experiences to the Web3 community, as per the information shared with Finbold on March 23.
Teams may register for the Hackathon until May 12, with submissions due by May 26. Finalists will be chosen on May 28, with the final presentation and awards ceremony on June 9 during Upland’s annual Genesis Week Conference at the Sahara Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.
This year’s Upland Hackathon aims to inspire developers to build metaverse-changing experiences that are both one-of-a-kind and community-driven. Developers might take three distinct paths: 1. Metaverse Innovation Track; 2. FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 (FWWC23) Track; and 3. Design Track. The top ideas will get cash awards and the opportunity to participate in Upland’s post-hackathon incubator.
Upland is one of the most popular and rapidly expanding blockchain-based metaverses, and it spans hundreds of cities all over the planet as the Earth’s metaverse. These towns have been mapped to the actual world, and users may access Upland via the web, iOS, and Android devices.
Upland’s co-founder and co-CEO, Idan Zuckerman, says the company is “thrilled” to organize its second hackathon for Web2 and Web3 developers to use Upland’s tools to build new experiences in the Upland metaverse after the success of the first round in 2022.
“As part of our mission to build the first Metaverse Super App, the main topics of this hackathon will have developer teams leverage web3 concepts by integrating games and experiences with the Upland platform to drive engagement and adoption in new innovative ways,” he said.
Four judges from Upland, FIFA, and the EOS Network Foundation will judge the 2023 Metaverse Super App Hackathon. Each project entry will be judged on its pitch, prototype, use of Upland’s 3rd-party development tools, team makeup and diversity, commercial viability, and Hackathon objective fulfillment.
Yves La Rose, Founder and CEO of the EOS Network Foundation, stated:
“EOS has made GameFi a cornerstone of its ecosystem development, and Upland is one of its biggest success stories so far. Upland chose to build on EOS because it’s one of the most robust and scalable networks of all, with an extremely diverse and talented pool of developers.”
Upland’s position as FIFA’s official metaverse partner allows developers to construct games and experiences using Upland’s third-party SDK and FIFA NFTs in Upland. The winning game or gamified experience using FIFA Legits and Upland assets will be shown at the FIFA World Cup Village in Upland.
Upland’s Design Track challenges innovators to build the World of Football eSports competition trophy. World of Football participants play live football matches in the Upland metaverse.
Lastly, the Innovation Track seeks Web3 games and experiences that bring people together to play, interact, and exchange value. Developers may use Upland’s development tools to build practically any game or experience they think might be a metaverse success.