On Tuesday the 13th of June, Korean game studio Catze Labs launched the early access phase of its newest title, Trouble Punk: Cyber Galz. Set to be the flagship title of Catze’s new distribution platform Yooldo, Trouble Punk is one of the most promising titles in a new generation of blockchain-enhanced games. The developer is taking advantage of Venly’s Wallet API to introduce various novel gameplay and player engagement mechanics into Trouble Punk. So, let’s dive into the game and find out why many observers are hoping it signals a renaissance of web3 gaming.
Trouble Punk: Cyber Galz
Trouble Punk: Cyber Galz adopts a battle royale-style gameplay format, where players engage in thrilling fights with a diverse array of weapons and strategies. The visually stunning arena provides the backdrop for intense battles, with strategically positioned weapons, items, and resources scattered throughout the environment. Players must carefully navigate and scavenge for these resources to gain an advantage over their opponents.
Trouble Punk: Cyber Galz delivers a unique gaming experience by combining an in-game growth system, exhilarating object destruction mechanics, and a fair gameplay approach through the Jury DAO system. Players can level up, enhance their abilities, and strategically destroy objects to obtain items and points, all while immersing themselves in a visually stunning cyberpunk world.
The game's combat challenges offer players the opportunity to earn in-game rewards. Players battle opponents within a set time frameand compete for the top spot. This dynamic aspect of the game adds an extra layer of excitement and competitiveness, keeping players engaged and striving for victory.
Trouble Punk is designed to be easy to learn but hard to master. The game has a stated onboarding time of 5 minutes, allowing players to get in on the action without worrying about complicated blockchain technology.
How blockchain builds the game
The Catze team envision a gaming industry where users can fully immerse themselves in a sustainable and rewarding gaming ecosystem. With Trouble Punk, they hope to establish a sustainable game ecosystem of exceptional content, user-friendly experiences, and enticing rewards, enabling users to benefit both as game players and as ecosystem contributors.
The game is free to play. To participate in league matches and compete for prizes, however, players will need to pay. After a league concludes, the players receive rewards from a league pool, with the top 80 players receiving the most based on their ranking.
The game also includes a Building Mode, where players can create game levels and 3D models. Builders are rewarded based on the popularity of their levels. They can also sell their 3D models on the in-game marketplace.
Here, blockchain is used thoughtfully in combination with fundamentally engaging gameplay. Players can expect a gaming experience indistinguishable from traditional gaming, only with the enhanced features of a virtual economy.
Of course, in any competitive environment, there is a risk of malpractice and cheating. This is especially so when real-world rewards are at stake. It’s here that Catze Studios is introducing a truly novel, blockchain-powered solution.
Trouble Punk uses a system called Jury Trial Sessions to prevent manipulation of the game. League players can request a review of another player’s in-game conduct by putting up their participation fee as collateral. Other players review the match and decide if any cheating occurred. If malpractice is found, the accuser is rewarded and the cheater is penalized. This system, with incentives enabled by blockchain technology, protects the integrity of the game against hackers.
The game is launching on Catze’s own distribution platform, called Yooldo. More games are slated to be launched on the platform, which will eventually form a multi-game, interoperable play-to-earn (P2E) ecosystem. If done right, Yooldo offers a unique opportunity for game enthusiasts to not only enjoy gaming but also to earn financial benefits.
Yooldo's multiverse concept further contributes to player engagement. Users can explore multiple game spaces with a single NFT on the platform. This expands the possibilities and allows players to participate in various game modes. By offering different roles and options for participation, Yooldo ensures that even more users can engage with the game economy.
Furthermore, Yooldo’s governance model allows players to vote on new features and parameters of the platform and rewards them for their participation. The incentive pool includes a portion of in-game fees, marketplace fees, and NFT sales, providing additional benefits for players.
Ultimately, Yooldo aims to create a sustainable token economy that avoids the pitfalls of earlier P2E models, whilst still rewarding gamers for their skills.
Blockchain gaming powered by Venly
Yooldo leverages Venly's web3 tools to lend the platform its enhanced functionality. The integration of Venly's Wallet API empowers Yooldo users with a secure and user-friendly wallet solution. Players can easily manage their virtual assets, including tokens and NFTs, within the Yooldo ecosystem. This streamlined approach enhances the overall user experience, enabling players to focus on immersive gameplay and rewarding interactions.
“Venly's proficiency in blockchain technology aligns perfectly with our vision at Yooldo,” said a Catze Labs spokesperson. “Their robust set of tools empowers us to provide seamless wallet integration, simplified token management, and access to an innovative NFT marketplace. We firmly believe that working with Venly will not only enhance the overall user experience but also open doors to exciting possibilities within the blockchain gaming industry. Together, we are poised to revolutionize how users engage with our platform and redefine the standards of excellence.”
By combining cutting-edge blockchain technology, immersive gameplay, and a user-centric approach, Yooldo is setting new standards for play-to-earn gaming experiences. The collaboration with Venly enriches the platform by providing seamless wallet integration and efficient token management.
With Trouble Punk: Cyber Galz leading the way, Yooldo is poised to shape the future of gaming, delivering on the promise of blockchain technology in the gaming world. Through its commitment to delivering engaging gameplay, fostering a vibrant community, and embracing blockchain innovation, Yooldo and Venly are ushering in a new era that is inclusive, immersive, and rewarding for players worldwide.
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