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Necessity is the mother of invention. This is more true today than ever before, as discoveries come not from exploring the natural world, but rather through trial and error. Engineers are tasked to build things that society needs, and if the right tools don’t exist, then they’re forced to create them.

Take video games, for example. The most popular game engines in the world weren’t originally made for mass utilization; they were made to serve the needs of specific game designers, in the process of designing their games. Unity3D began with two developers cooperating on a shading issue, for example, while Unreal Engine came from a first-person shooter called Unreal. They only became commercialized later according to popular demand.

The Engineers

Delysium is following a somewhat similar path. It stands for decentralized Elysium, a sort-of Greek heaven to which only the greatest heroes were invited. And although the people behind Delysium haven’t slain any mythical beasts, their background is still legendary in the video game industry.

The team is led by Bo Mei, who was Lead Producer at Riot Games (best known for League of Legends) for almost 8 years. Other team members come from Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, two of the biggest names in the whole industry. It’s safe to say they have a lot of experience building AAA blockbuster games.

Perhaps more interesting, however, is their work in artificial intelligence. This is the same team behind rct AI, which provides AI solutions to other video game developers. They are especially focused on the non-player characters (NPCs, also called “bots” when simulating human competitors), which populate virtual worlds.

They basically use deep reinforcement learning, a combination of deep learning and reinforcement learning. Rct AI’s NPCs are trained using data generated by players, so the more data they have, the smarter they get. The Delysium team has therefore envisioned a world where game data is freely available to everyone, and the best way to accomplish that is with blockchain technology.

The Story

Despite the name, Delysium is only tangentially related to Greek mythology. Instead, it is based on science fiction, exploring the ramifications of artificial intelligence, the metaverse, and cryptography. Like many sci-fi stories, it starts with humanity leaving an overpopulated Earth in search of new worlds to inhabit.

Unlike in other sci-fi stories, however, explorers found nothing worthwhile among the stars. Those left behind, however, continued to make advancements in artificial intelligence, until eventually they reached the technological singularity. Cosmonauts returned to find life on Earth completely changed, with AI having replaced humans in practically all productive pursuits.

Physical resources remained limited, however, so humanity turned inward to the virtual world. They expected it to be blank and empty, but were surprised to find it already teeming with artificial life. These rogue AIs—known as MetaBeings—were native to the land, which they had developed to resemble the real world (the data from which they learned).

This virtual world is Delysium, and it does have some important similarities to the Elysium of Greek lore. Once physical beings upload their consciousness to it, they can easily get lost there, potentially forgetting their pasts and losing their identities. It may be easier to enter than to exit.

More crucially, though, it is a place of constant conflict. Although resources are unlimited, construction takes conscious effort, and that makes the virtual creations within Delysium worth fighting over. MetaBeings have different ideologies and would sometimes war with each other; now they’re at war with humanity itself, as many people seek to control the MetaBeings via blockchain transactions. Other digitized humans have embraced the cause of virtual equality, the idea that no conscious entity may own another.

The Game

Such is the basis of the Delysium game. You play your part in this epic virtual battle by navigating a 3D open world with advanced graphics, designed by the Delysium team; they’re among the first to claim production of an AAA blockchain title. They have a lot of development left to do, but what’s done so far is already playable on Windows PC.

I took the above screenshot with the graphics settings all the way up, and you can see it looks vastly better than most of the play-to-earn games out there. It looks more like a real video game, something that could be on Xbox or PlayStation. The game is played from the third-person perspective, so make sure to design a character you can stand to look at.

You navigate via mouse and keyboard in typical fashion (controls found in the game guide), but there is not yet much to do. The main game world does not hold meaningful combat; it essentially consists of a number of terminals which players can interact with, plus scenery and NPCs for show. Interaction points include a ranking stats display, some shops, and ways to change your character’s appearance.

The most interesting, however, is the matchmaking area. Que up by yourself or with a team of friends, and you can be transported to another area to do battle. This is where you can really take the game for a test drive. It’s still fairly laggy, so I had to turn the graphics settings all the way down to take the below screenshot.

Combat consists of gunfights in the team battle royale format. This might be familiar to players of Fortnite or PUGB. Simply kill all members of the opposing team; the play area will continually shrink, so they cannot hide forever. Look for weapons you can use and walls that might be destructible.

If too few human players are available to form a match, Delysium might match you with a bot. That gives you a chance to test out Delysium’s much-vaunted AI. To be honest, I am not even sure if I was playing with real humans, or not; I suppose that is kind of like passing the Turing Test, except with violence instead of conversation.

The AI can be your ally, as well. All NPCs in the game will be MetaBeings; if you own one (they are NFTs), it can fight alongside you and do quests in your absence. The next time someone needs a bot to fill up the teams in battle royale, it could be your MetaBeing they get matched with.

The Ecosystem

MetaBeings are not contained to the original Delysium game, however—it is just a proof of concept. MetaBeings are made available to other game developers in need of AI solutions; in doing so, the MetaBeings are constantly gathering data to further improve themselves. This forms a growing network of increasingly smarter bots and NPCs, and is the central foundation of the Delysium platform.

To paraphrase Delysium’s playable whitepaper, video games are essentially data generators. Every action taken by a human being in a virtual world records information about human behavior. Since this can be used to improve artificial intelligence, that gives it value, and the Delysium ecosystem is designed to reward this. DES token incentives are ultimately given in proportion to the popularity of a game and how much data it generates.

Delysium also provides a more decentralized publishing model. The Delysium team argues that centralized game publishers have too much power; they act as gatekeepers which can unfairly prevent games they dislike from reaching a wide audience. They also hoard all their player data, whilst Delysium plans to make data openly available to all. This improves artificial intelligence for everyone.

Delysium has special roles in the network for DES stakers and people who hold DMO/DMA nodes. The next section will cover what they are, how they interact, and how you can become a part of it.


DES is the primary token of the Delysium ecosystem. They are unlocked and issued gradually over a 4-year period, culminating in a final supply of 3 billion. This will begin upon the token generation event, which will follow an IDO/IEO presale of 60 million DES tokens worth $2 million (2% of final supply). Their main utility is staking, which bestows network voting rights and rewards.

What stakers are mainly voting on is the DMOs. DMO stands for Delysium Multiverse Operator; this is the status of anyone holding a free DLM (License) NFT who runs a game on the Delysium network. They benefit from the use of Delysium’s AI technology, and free use of the Delysium server, which collects play data with which to improve the AI further. Delysium also provides blockchain integration solutions.

Since game data can be used to improve Delysium’s AI technology, they use DES tokens to incentivize popular games with active user bases. This is measured by a Prosperity Algorithm that also takes the votes of DES stakers into consideration. DES stakers therefore control a large fraction of the future supply of DES tokens that will be issued; both they and the DMOs receive DES tokens as rewards from this process.

DMAs Are Delysium Multiverse Accelerators, and they enhance the staking and voting process; owners get more voting power and DES earned per DES staked. DMAs are currently being sold for $1,000 each, but after the first 10,000, the price will increase by $25 for every 100 sold.  There will be 50,000 total.

DMAs are currently already for sale via licensed brokers, and we at blockchaingaming.com just so happen to be one! Furthermore, we are giving away free Delysium NFTs to those who acquire a DMA through us. Follow this process if you’re looking to purchase:

  1. Go to https://marketplace.delysium.com/dma 
  2. Click “Buy” (Login OR signup for a new account & connect wallet)
  3. Enter “2VA049” & click “Submit,” agree to terms and click “Buy”
  4. Approve the transaction on your web3 wallet (like MetaMask)
  5. Message us on Discord with transaction information to claim free NFT

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