Joyride

WTF Is Joyride?

We all love the simple things in life. Those things that require minimal input and result in major output. This is at the root of our asymmetry thesis. This is what the concept of “Wu Wei” is all about.

One thing we are loving about the P2E space is that it is aligned with this way of being and doing. We’re talking about easy, fun, and casual mobile games. The ones we play every time our boss leaves the office and on all commercial breaks during bathroom and commercial breaks.

Joyride is a web3 platform that features all the games we like to play in our free time. And even better, it gives the games the thrill of Play-To-Earn.

Let’s see what Joyride offers its users.

What Makes Joyride Unique?

Joyride’s web3 platform brings NFTs and tokens to mobile e-sports, casual, and social games. The platform’s technology takes care of features like leaderboards, monetization, merchandising, and live operations. Those changes can bring back players who left the game and make it viable again.

These are the first 2 games to feature on Joyride:

Solitaire Blitz

We all know and love good old solitaire. Most of us still play it from time to time. Joyride is providing new ways to play and enjoy the nostalgic game. Daily challenges, PvP matches, tournaments, power-ups, and gameplay twists are added to make solitaire more competitive and fun. The most important aspect of the game is Play-And-Win. We earn tokens for every PvP match or tournament we win, and the tokens are tradeable on crypto exchanges.

Games like this make crypto accessible for everyone, especially the older generation. They serve as an easy and pleasurable first experience with the blockchain ecosystem for all newcomers.

Solitaire Blitz was released in April 2021 in its alpha stage. Then in August, dollar support was added. It achieved $250,000 in monthly Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV).

Solitaire Blitz is now in beta, and it’s available in the Apple Store and Google Play. Currently, citizens in the US, Canada, China, Russia, and a few other counties can’t access the app due to regulatory restrictions in those regions. But the team promises this won’t be the case in the near future.

Tennis Champs

Tennis Champs is a competitive multiplayer game. As tennis became a popular sport worldwide, most of us wanted to try and wield the tennis rackets to win some championships. That, of course, very few can do, so we can at least win tournaments in-game.

Playing the game is as easy as tapping and swiping the screen (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter trained us perfectly for this one). Becoming a pro, though, takes some time. Learning the correct positioning, predicting your opponent's moves, perfectly timing, and accurately placing our shots takes a lot of practice and many sweaty fingers. Mastering these skills will guarantee us many tournament trophies and tokens.

Tennis Champs is also the first time Joyride implements NFTs into a game. A collection of 3,333 Genesis Tennis Champs was released on OpenSea. The cute, chubby characters have different appearance traits and playing styles to choose from.

Owning an NFT isn’t a necessity to play the game but if you want to play for tokens you need to snatch one.

The gameplay and fiat currency support was tested in the alpha release of the game. We’re now in the beta version where we can use our Genesis NFTs and test the token system.

What’s The Utility Of Joyride?

Joyride plans to integrate its own wallet. This will allow players to easily buy NFTs and collect their token rewards. The same token will power the economy across all the games built on Joyride.

Genesis Tennis Champs NFTs are the most valuable asset in the current Joyride ecosystem. They’re the playable characters in Tennis Champs and have a lot of utility. These NFTs can be bought on OpenSea, minted in the game via breeding mechanics, or rented from other players.

One benefit they have is recruiting Non-Genesis Tennis Champs NFTs (breeding). Non-Genesis NFTs though, will not have the same benefits as the Genesis ones. Breeding will be available in the later stages of the game.

Genesis NFTs have unique looks and life of the party dance moves. They’ll also have personal names that will further strengthen their own identity. In comparison, Non-Genesis NFTs aren’t guaranteed to be unique in any way.

Genesis Champs will serve as whitelists for future drops Joyride does. These include land or other asset sales. They’ll also be used as access passes. Genesis Champs will be the main characters in Tennis Champs and in other future games in the Champs metaverse. 

Genesis owners also have exclusive gameplay benefits. Special tournaments with extra rewards, season-based challenges, and quests are some of the bonuses. One other benefit is extra slots for recruited Tennis Champ NFTs. That’ll give you more space to recruit more Champs and either use them yourself or rent them to other players.

Who Are The Investors In Joyride?

Most recently Joyride closed a $14 Million seed round. The funding will be used for the further development and launching of the games.

The list of investors who participated in the seed round is nothing short of impressive. Some of the biggest blockchain venture funds and ecosystem players got involved in Joyride. Big names like BITKRAFT Ventures, SuperLayer, Coinbase Ventures, OpenSea, Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, KuCoin, OKX, and Solana Ventures. 

This only shows us Joyride is a serious player in the crypto space.

A Look In The Future Of Joyride

It’s time to get our crystal ball and take a look if the future of Joyride is going to be bright or filled with pain.

In the next six months, Joyride is going to be launching the first complete games on their platform. The announced games are Solitaire Blitz and Tennis Champs. Joyride is also looking to add more supported blockchains to their wallet, new NFT features, and integration with Marketplaces.

Looking a bit further ahead, there’s the exosystem token launch and other games in development, both mobile e-sports titles like Solitaire Blitz as well as action and sports games in the Champs franchise..

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Watch the interview with C2X's presiden Kyu Lee

Value Preservation

The value of in-game items and assets was limited to their respective games. A legendary item in one game was worthless outside that game, and the dollar value of an item rests entirely on the growth of that particular game.

On the C2X platform, NFT items acquired in one game can be traded through the Marketplace and Wallet without the hassle of moving an asset's value through ETH first. So an asset in one game can be transported or converted to another within the C2X ecosystem.

And all of this is done with the security, transparency, and invariability of blockchain technology.

C2X Station

This metaverse-like hub is an open-source blockchain wallet with an integrated dApp to connect the games under the C2X umbrella. This makes it easy to manage, send, and swap blockchain assets within the C2X ecosystem. This is where all the assets a player earns in their P2E career will live.

C2X Station will enable token swaps between any game's token and $CTX. It will also support the exchange of diverse in-game assets, items, and resources, and it'll all feel like moving tickets from one machine at an arcade to another.

The upshot: C2X Station creates a tight-knit link between all games. This will make all the difference in having C2X turn into a hub and not another middleperson.

What's the utility of the C2X Platform?

The C2X platform is an open platform, meaning that game developers can (relatively) effortlessly adapt their projects to blockchain's constantly changing environment. This is possible with C2X's custom software development kit (SDK) linked to the Terra Mainnet.

The C2X ecosystem will be continuously updated with diverse, high-quality content from both game developers and players! $CTX holders have a hand in the platform's evolution by voting on product launches, making policies, and more we don't yet know.

Eventually, C2X wants to become an inclusive gaming platform where gamers and developers can co-create.

Who are the advisors?

C2X has attracted the attention of many partners and investors in the GameFi space and beyond. Let's look at their most notable partnerships and how their role in growing ecosystem.

Com2uS and Com2uS Holdings, both of which have experience developing and publishing crazy successful mobile games. This includes the billion-dollar franchises Summoners War and Baseball Superstars. 

The two companies signed a strategic partnership with leading companies throughout various fields so they can expand and diversify their holdings in blockchain businesses. 

They are reportedly acquiring stakes in cryptocurrency exchanges to secure technological proficiency and increase their impact on the market. The MCPs plan to continuously release newer games to their global audience. They will start with more than 10 blockchain-based titles in the next year alone.

Another notable partner includes Terraform Labs, who'll advise on the blockchain side of the equation to ensure a sound and stable ecosystem and economy for all involved. As one of the most robust and well-known blockchain-based businesses worldwide, Terraform Labs has experience with over 160 projects. They also have a large and viciously loyal fanbase - the LUNAtics.

Final Words

The C2X platform and ecosystem will expand step by step to support steady, continuous growth. Genesis Contributors will publish and service early games to structure the initial ecosystem to secure the open source Software Development Kit (the C2X SDK.)

All participants become foundational to the establishment and growth of this ecosystem. With many notable partnerships around the corner and a plethora of experts and advisors guiding the development of this blockchain gaming platform, the future seems bright for C2X. 

It's a project that brings together the vision, experience, and utility that blockchain organizations need, and early supporters realize this. Whether you're an investor, GameFi enthusiast, or developer looking for a blockchain platform worth following and participating in, C2X is one platform you shouldn't miss. 

 

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