ALIEN ARCHITECT: A CONVERSATION WITH DACOCO’S CHIEF ENGINEER DALLAS JOHNSON (PART 1)

Alien Worlds
2 min readMay 14, 2024

To some, the idea of a community-built metaverse having a chief engineer might seem like a contradiction in terms. But a conversation with Dacoco’s Dallas Johnson dispels this notion rather quickly. As Dallas tells it, the quest towards greater levels of decentralization and player empowerment within Alien Worlds is unstoppable.

“We’ve always tried to think, if we were down the path towards decentralizing the community and our company was to disappear, would everything be OK? That’s been a core design principle in everything we’ve built.”

In other words, the future of Alien Worlds is not dependent on its primary contributor Dacoco. “The core game mechanics of the mining, the voting, the DAOs, all of that actually runs on-chain,” Dallas explains. “If we were to switch off all our servers tomorrow, everything would be okay. A bit rocky for a few days — the UI might break a little — but the core mechanics of everything is rock solid under there. Everyone can feel safe that all their assets and NFTs still exist and aren’t going to evaporate.”

As Dacoco’s chief engineer, Dallas helps to set the tone for the playing experience by creating the underlying code and tools that make Alien Worlds an enjoyable metaverse to explore. But what brought him into the world of blockchain gaming in the first place?

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