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Your weekly summary of all Star Atlas news

Want to stay up to speed on the latest official news and alpha leaks? Then look no further than our weekly newsletter! It’s 100% Star Atlas focused!

We’ve been creating summaries of the most important developments, releases, and alpha since 2021. If you’re pressed for time, not actively following along, or simply making sure you did not miss anything, then this newsletter is for you! Week by week we scour the various Twitter accounts and all Discord channels, to bring you the news that you missed!


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Never Alone - Infographic

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #79

The Social Campaign is live! Now, next to Escape Velocity, and dogfighting/racing in the Showroom, there is another activity you can take part in! This one allows you to earn loot, and requires you to make some difficult decisions along the way! Good stuff!

Meanwhile, Escape Velocity had its first Surge event, which resulted in a second ship being found from the Gold Tier!

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Ogrika Engine Room - Concept Art

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #78

Escape Velocity has been available for over a week now (close to 12 full days, to be exact), and the team has clearly made it the focal point of their communication. This means that the majority of news in this issue will be about the movement test, its rewards, and upcoming events!

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Exclusive Escape Velocity Poster - One of the Bronze Loot tier items

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #77

The day we have all been waiting for has finally come! Whether you were waiting for your first taste of on-chain gameplay, or to navigate a ship in the foundation of what will grow to become SAGE, late last Wednesday night (for those in the US, for those of you in the EU, it was very early morning after), on April 26th, the day finally came! It was the moment we could jump into Escape Velocity and captain our ship(s) through the Movement Test.

There was one other release that had difficulty staying in the spotlight for very long, which was the IP Licensing agreement. Perhaps less sexy to most, the services & fan-made products this enables might very well one day eclipse your enthusiasm for this early on-chain Movement Test!

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escape velocity

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #76

Most weeks, there is little news, and then some weeks, there is a ton. Last week falls squarely into the latter category. After two and a half months, the team finally organized another Townhall, and it came with a major milestone achievement: The pending release of the very first module of SAGE, the Movement Test! And, of course, right alongside that, the Scavenger Hunt.

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UE5 shot - Ground Racing [WIP]

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #75

We have an exciting week behind us! We got a brand new on-chain release, airdrops, and more information on SAGE and the Roadmap. In addition, the team released a brand new edition of the Atlas Star, which aims to shed light on the Galactic Supply Chain and the importance of freight shipping in the Star Atlas universe! But we’ll kick things off with the big news from last week: Pablo Quiroga (Co-founder & CRO) leaving the team all of a sudden.

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Pearce X6 skin

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #74

First off, we hope you had a great Easter weekend! It feels like a lot has happened in a relatively short amount of time. So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive in!

The past week came with plenty of newsworthy tidbits, including some major news just this weekend that shocked many: One of the co-founders, Pablo Quiroga (CRO), has left the company!

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Showroom Map

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #73

The first quarter of 2023 came and went without any substantial releases from the team. Many held hope of seeing the SAGE: Movement Test and/or the Claim Stakes R4 production (for SCORE) in March, but with that month having come to an end, we now expect to see these in Q2 of 2023 instead. These two releases will join Showroom 2.1, which was already targeting Q2. And let’s not forget about the Mobile Companion app, which, according to leaked documents, was targeted for Q1, but which might now be launched in Q2 as well. In short, the second quarter of 2023 could become the action-packed month we really need!

And then, there is one more thing to (potentially) look forward to, coupled with the Movement Test. The team will launch an immersive social campaign. Nothing about it was shared, however, so we’ll have to wait and see what this will entail.

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Atlas Brew Meetup

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #72

Last week was, once again, a quiet week. But, could this perhaps be the calm before the storm? The end of Q1 is in our sights, and the team has become very quiet, almost as if they are in crunch-mode right before a possible release. We’ll learn more soon, no doubt!

There were a few interesting tidbits to report on, however! There was an official Paris meetup, an interview with Brett (Blockchain Architect on Twitter), and some discussion regarding the hangar size in ships!

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Fimbul BYOS Packlite

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #70

The biggest story in crypto land last week was, undoubtedly, the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank and what this meant for Circle, the company that operates the USDC stablecoin. Besides the team’s reaction to this, and the release of Core issue 5, there was not much other news last week.

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PRC X6 Struts 1

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #68

We had a quiet week in Star Atlas’ corner of the metaverse, with the only real news coming from the foundation-room channels on the official Discord server. But… That news was pretty juicy, with Danny (CTO) sharing a good deal of new information about upcoming UE5 gameplay, and some enticing pictures to go with it!

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star atlas veh calico scud 3

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #67

The past week got us a brand new issue of the Atlas Star, issue 15, and more information on the upcoming mobile companion app. For those not yet up to speed on this upcoming mobile application, we’ll provide an extensive deep dive into what we currently know!

With the airdrops now finally available (read more about that later), we’ve also received a first look at the new X-Small ships that came as a reward with some of the CSS Land plots. You will see shots of these throughout the newsletter!

However, not everything was rainbows and unicorns last week.

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #66

In a week with no Town hall and no Atlas Star newsletter, things were relatively quiet on the Star Atlas front. On top of that, the tragic disaster in South East Turkey & Northern Syria easily overshadowed the few news tidbits that did come out. We’ll also address that in this newsletter, but let’s kick things off with the newsworthy bits from last week!

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Pearce X6

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #64

The past week has been a quiet one. No reveals came from the team, and no public appearances or new articles have manifested. Well, that is not entirely true, the team did post a second (text) update to the Epic Games Store. There is nothing new here, but it’s well worth the read. Meanwhile, January is nearing its end, and in February, the team is expected to shed more light on what to expect from them this year.

It looks like the first step in this direction will come through a Townhall this Friday (February 3rd). The team seems confident this date will work out, but we are still awaiting official confirmation. So keep an eye out!

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Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #109

With the end of the year in our sights, the past week was an eventful one! For one, the team’s social campaign, Never Alone, started a new chapter. But we also have news on a Web3 collaboration/partnership, with Michael (CEO) spending over 300k to acquire a Neo Tokyo Code NFT.

Besides these interesting events, the next episode of CORE is available on the Galactic Marketplace, and the Golden Ticket raffle entered its final weeks. And that is not even all, there is more!

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Mystery Tufa ship

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #108

The last month of the year has begun, and anticipations are rising as to what the team may, or may not release before the end of the year. So, we’re going to start there this time. On top of that, though the team did not reveal that much new information, plenty of things happened that are worth sharing.

One absolute highlight this past week was Michael Wagner (CEO) mentioning that Star Atlas has been profitable in November!

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Star Atlas - Navigating Star Atlas

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #107

Another relatively quiet week went by in the Star Atlasverse. For those not having won something cool during the Golden Ticket raffle, the new Navigating Star Atlas episode was most likely the highlight of the past week. Besides that, we’ve got some news on CORE, GAM3 awards, the special Rayfam special sale, and more!

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Opal Rayfam - Concept Art

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #106

As we approach the end of the year, these post-Breakpoint days are slowly ticking away. We expect some cool bits and pieces of news before the year’s over, though, so stay tuned! The past week saw the release of a new issue of CORE, some changes to SAGE Labs, and -most noteworthy- the release of the Opal Rayfam for purchase!

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Gary Sanchez - Ship skin concepts - jet jetjet solos scud 03br

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #105

With the big Breakpoint reveals behind us, the flow of news from the team has, unsurprisingly, slowed to a trickle. But after working towards an event that big, that was expected. It does mean that this issue will be on the shorter side again.

The highlight of last week was, no doubt, the second Golden Ticket draw, which was once again a big success. This upcoming week will not only see the third such drawing, but it will also feature the first Developer Hour session. This may prove to be quite interesting to any developers out there.

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BP23 Group picture cropped

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #104

Breakpoint is behind us, the first Golden Ticket draw went smoothly, and the second raffle is now open for submission. Of course, we also had a Breakpoint Community meetup in Amsterdam. And certainly worth mentioning, the team surprise-launched a combat easter-egg in SAGE Labs.

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Solana Breakpoint 2023. - Star Atlas Keynote

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #103

Today, the biggest Solana event of the year kicked off in Amsterdam, and Star Atlas is there! On Thursday, November 2nd, Michael gives a Keynote speech on the main stage, and on Tuesday, October 31st, there will be a community meetup in two parts. But throughout the week, Star Atlas will meet (potential) partners, discuss possible collaborations, and, of course, soak up the info on all the new solutions coming to Solana that will be announced during the conference itself.

Additionally, the schedule for the Golden Tickets raffles has gone live, and you can submit your tickets for the first draw right now! But there is a ton more this week!

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Opal Rayfam

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #102

The team has upped their game, as we got a bunch of releases and information from them last week! Not only is there a new, impactful patch for SAGE Labs, but the team has launched a new show, kicking off with a rare interview with Danny (CPO), and Michael (CEO) appeared on both the Brew and a top-notch interview on FazRadio. To round it out, the Metaverse Nomads interviewed our Chief Penguin, the Foundation Room was completely overhauled, and a new issue of CORE is now available on the Marketplace. And did we mention the team plans to release a new ship model for sale this week?

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Breakpoint Meetup '23

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #101

A relatively quiet week lies behind us, but the team is still moving at full speed ahead! The team made some tweaks to the economy last week, but the next patch should be coming very soon!

In other news, we are expecting the next issue of CORE on marketplaces soon, and we are gearing up for Solana’s Breakpoint conference and meetups, of course!

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AEP Newsletter 100

Weekly Star Atlas Newsletter #100

Last week was relatively quiet, though there for sure were some exciting developments. Not only did SAGE Labs break the 15% daily Solana transactions barrier, but the team also released their SAGE Labs Development tools!

On top of that, the latest issue of CORE is finally available on Magic Eden. We also got a few sneak peeks from the team, and the team published an infographic showing all the loot you can win/craft in SAGE Labs.

Lastly, this issue you are reading is our 100th Star Atlas newsletter!

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