A brand new play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain game that hopes to emulate the addictive success of 2013 cellular phenomenon Flappy Chook has drawn backing from a few of DeFi’s largest names.
Kain Warwick from Synthetix, Stani Kulechov from Aave, Tyler Ward from Barnbridge, angel investor Santiago Santos (ex-ParaFi Capital) and 0xmaki from Sushi joined a pre seed spherical this week for the forthcoming Fancy Birds which is because of launch in round a month.
Fancy Birds is a single participant cellular sport with 8,888 randomly generated NFT characters minted initially with customized options, that combat by way of ranges to earn their spot as “the fanciest fowl within the nest”.
Profitable gamers earn 40% of the Fancy (FNC) token provide and upgrades will see the game launch multiplayer mode, with breeding, staking and tournaments deliberate. The staff is in discussions to launch it on Ethereum NFT scaling layer 2 mission Immutable X.
As with quite a few different probably massive meme tasks, Fancy Birds appeared to spring out of nowhere on Twitter a few weeks in the past after Illuvium founder Kieran Warwick questioned on Twitter: “How has somebody not created a play to earn Flappy Bird?” He instructed Cointelegraph:
“It isn’t complicated, simply tremendous addictive and a whole lot of enjoyable and at its peak it had 100 million customers day by day. Seems somebody is definitely constructing it and it’s in beta now.”
— Fancy Birds | Play2Earn (@Fancybirdsio) September 27, 2021
Warwick got here on board as an advisor and helped manage the pre seed, and the staff is now reaching out to Framework Ventures, Delphi Digital and a16z for the following spherical.
The snowballing mission is harking back to Barnbridge founder and Flappy Chook investor Tyler Ward’s Non Fungible Pepe mission, which was memed into existence by quite a few the identical individuals earlier this 12 months, making tens of millions in a number of weeks earlier than reworking into Universe.xyz for copyright causes.
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Warwick’s personal mission Illuvium is one other forthcoming blockchain P2E game that’s growing exponentially. The worth of the ILV token has risen from $33 in June to the $800 mark now, it’s amassed a half a billion greenback market cap and 200,000 Discord members.
Warwick additionally suggested them on organising neighborhood governance primarily based on the fashions of Illuvium and Synthetix.
“The staff has been actually receptive, they are going totally decentralized with a DAO first, and a governance council, with 100% of earnings (collected platform charges) going again to stakers,” he mentioned.
“We reworked the tokenomics so it makes much more sense so I believe they’re poised to be actually massive gamers.”
Illuvium is an official accomplice, and followers will have the ability to use an 8-bit model of that sport’s predominant character Rhamphyre to play in Fancy Birds.
Fancy Birds hopes to attraction to the large P2E neighborhood in international locations just like the Philippines. “It’s tapping into the identical factor as Axie Infinity and it’s on cellular so anybody can play so I am anticipating a tonne of gamers to pile in,” Warwick mentioned.
There’s only a few weeks left of manufacturing for the gameplay trailer. We couldn’t be extra happy with the wonderful work all our Core Contributors are placing in to convey the trailer to life.
Thanks all to your persistence! You will not be disillusioned. pic.twitter.com/Ek8Btl0Nn3
— Illuvium (@illuviumio) October 11, 2021
In the meantime Warwick mentioned the Illuvium staff was gearing up for the launch of its first trailer exhibiting the world precisely how the sport works.
“We have clearly constructed up a ton of hype, now we have practically 200,000 individuals in Discord now and issues are going rather well. However the one factor that we have not proven is our gameplay trailer,” he says.
“There’s going to be lots of people which can be ready on the sideline, and it ought to assist us to get them over the road to say, ‘That is actual. That is really taking place. It’s a triple A sport’.”