Major DeFi founders back play-to-earn game that hopes to be next Flappy Bird


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A brand new play-to-earn (P2E) blockchain game that hopes to emulate the addictive success of 2013 cellular phenomenon Flappy Hen has drawn backing from a few of DeFi’s greatest 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 recreation 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 chicken 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 challenge Immutable X.

As with various different probably huge 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 advised Cointelegraph:

“It is not complicated, simply tremendous addictive and numerous enjoyable and at its peak it had 100 million customers each day. Seems somebody is definitely constructing it and it’s in beta now.”

Warwick got here on board as an advisor and helped set up the pre seed, and the staff is now reaching out to Framework Ventures, Delphi Digital and a16z for the subsequent spherical.

The snowballing challenge is harking back to Barnbridge founder and Flappy Hen investor Tyler Ward’s Non Fungible Pepe challenge, which was memed into existence by various the identical individuals earlier this yr, making tens of millions in just a few weeks earlier than remodeling into for copyright causes.

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Warwick’s personal challenge 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 establishing neighborhood governance based mostly 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 income (collected platform charges) going again to stakers,” he stated.

“We reworked the tokenomics so it makes much more sense so I feel they’re poised to be actually huge gamers.”

Illuvium is an official associate, and followers will be capable of use an 8-bit model of that recreation’s principal character Rhamphyre to play in Fancy Birds.

Fancy Birds hopes to enchantment to the massive P2E neighborhood in nations 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 stated.

In the meantime Warwick stated the Illuvium staff was gearing up for the launch of its first trailer displaying the world precisely how the sport works.

“We have clearly constructed up a ton of hype, we’ve almost 200,000 individuals in Discord now and issues are going rather well. However the one factor that we’ve 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 recreation’.”