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Solana Game – Star Atlas gets a playable demo via the Epic Games Store

Even if it might take years for the Solana-based distant space strategy game to fully materialize, Star Atlas is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious NFT-driven games on the horizon. However, eager players won’t need to wait too long to get a taste: a brief sample has now been made available via the Epic Games Store.

The pre-alpha demo of the Unreal Engine 5 used to power the game, Star Atlas: Showroom was released today as part of a live-streamed event. Owners of Star Atlas NFTs can view the ships and vehicles they’ve purchased while exploring a 3D world demo.

Unfortunately, only Star Atlas NFT owners presently have access to the Star Atlas demo; however, anyone can obtain an access key by owning a ship and joining one of the game’s factions. According to Michael Wagner, CEO, and co-founder of Star Atlas developer ATMTA, some non-owners will receive access passes to the demo, which also includes a single non-NFT ship to explore.

The Showroom demo will be enhanced later this year to incorporate new features like multiplayer support, chat functionality, and the ability for NFT holders to fly their ships inside the demo.

You can find out more about the game at the Star Atlas website here 

If you have an NFT you can find the demo page on the Epic Games store here 

The Latest Multimillion-dollar Hack Targets Solana Wallets

It appears that the Solana ecosystem has been impacted by crypto’s latest exploit, with users reporting that their funds have been drained from Phantom, Slope, and TrustWallet, which are all internet-connected “hot” wallets.

Blockchain auditors OtterSec report that over 8,000 wallets have been compromised so far. There were several Solana addresses linked to the attack and unsuspecting users were duped into sending SOL, SPL and other Solana-based tokens to those wallets.

Throughout Tuesday evening, it remained unclear exactly what caused Tuesday evening’s attack, though mobile wallet users appear to have been most affected. A supply chain attack may have compromised a trusted third-party service by enabling the attacker to initiate and approve transactions on behalf of users.

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