Passage provides an ecosystem for building and connecting virtual and physical experiences through creator-built games.
On its face, Passage is a social network. Under the hood, it’s an open worldbuilding platform with invisible infrastructure for connecting digital / metaverse experiences.
The Passage experience starts with a familiar 2D interface. From there, users can discover and access immersive 3D worlds.
Built with Cosmos, Passage is blockchain-agnostic and offers a suite of tools to make virtual worlds more accessible: in-browser streaming, cross-world commerce for fungible tokens and NFTs, social functionality, and 3D communication infrastructure.
The Passage Dashboard is where your experience begins. With a familiar 2D interface, the dashboard allows you to easily:
Discover and access Passage-powered worlds
Interact with your connections and communities
Manage your assets, achievements, experiences, and network
Passage worlds can be accessed with one click through a browser on any device, no apps or downloads required.
While the dashboard will initially be launched as a web app, a local client will also be offered to support downloadable worlds, so people can use their own hardware to enter worlds without streaming services.
Passage offers a set of powerful, flexible tools for creating and connecting immersive 3D worlds.
Templates: Start with a template from our marketplace, then customize your world with 3D assets from our library.
World Builder: Build a fully custom world from scratch, and modify it via a simple drag-and-drop editor.
Plugins: Add custom functionality to your world by accessing our Plugin Marketplace. From game mechanics to ticketing systems and revenue-generating advertisements, Passage plugins transform a world into an engaging experience.
SDK: Connect pre-existing worlds, games, and apps—or create something entirely new in Unreal Engine with our SDK
No matter which industry you’re in, Passage worlds feature everything you need to deliver engaging games and experiences:
Real-Time Streaming: Passage worlds can be accessed from the browser on any device—no apps or downloads required. Streaming happens with cloud compute via AWS, Google, and the decentralized cloud compute network Akash.
Unique 3D Video Chat Tools: Virtual is now more authentic and organic thanks to custom video chat tools. Experience talking face-to-face within a 3D environment, with 3D spatial audio and video.
Immersive Social: Connections, friends, and followers flow seamlessly across 2D and 3D environments.
Instant Commerce: Monetize your world through subscriptions, ticketing and gated experiences, digital and physical goods, and more. Create and sell NFTs with integrated utility in your world.
Stunning Graphics: Built with Unreal Engine 5, Passage worlds feature realistic, high-quality graphics.
The Passage Marketplace enables users to discover, create, and sell in-world assets.
The open marketplace will host both traditional 3D assets, and eventually tokenized assets (NFTs), in three initial categories:
In-World Assets: Creators can sell 3D art and immersive games to world builders, which can be easily dragged-and-dropped into Passage worlds. This is similar to a stock library, like Envato Elements or Adobe Stock.
World Building Templates: Creators can design entire world templates that can be purchased and used by brands and individuals to host Passage experiences.
Plugins: Creators can create their own plugins and sell them on the marketplace. This is similar to the Shopify or Wordpress plugin marketplace, extending the functionality of the platform to meet the needs of creators.
All assets are subject to a traditional revenue share model with Passage.
NFT creators can set up a royalty between 0–10% at the point of creation, earning revenue each time the NFT is traded.
The Passage Marketplace was launched in Beta in early 2022 on Juno, a network that provides a sandbox environment for the deployment of interoperable smart contracts in the Cosmos ecosystem. Passage was the first NFT marketplace in the Cosmos ecosystem to use the Cosmos ATOM as a medium of exchange.
Passage gives you the ability to move between decentralized worlds, while retaining your digital identity and relationships across each world and experience.
This is made possible by the Passage “Relationship Protocol,” a decentralized social layer that allows you to own your relationships, connections, and achievements.
The Relationship Protocol is a new standard for interoperability.
Social connections and digital goods are stored on the blockchain, so your identity follows you into every Passage-integrated world. With the Relationship Protocol, users can’t be de-platformed. Friends and followers are no longer confined to individual social networks.
As more projects and brands integrate the protocol, the Passage network grows exponentially.
Built on the Cosmos SDK, the Passage blockchain is compatible with every Cosmos chain through the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC). In the future, Passage will expand the Relationship Protocol to support leading networks like Ethereum, BNB Chain, and Crypto.com.
Our vision is to create a uniquely open and transparent social platform.
The key elements of our open framework in the Passage ecosystem include the following: