The walk-to-earn app Walken, which has high hopes for GameFi, is about to release Walken Runner, its first crypto game. This mobile project is a play-and-exercise-to-earn game that was originally scheduled to launch in early October 2022. It will feature CAThletes, which are basically player-controlled avatars.
Walken Runner is expected to appeal to a wide range of gamers as the first game to launch within the Walken ecosystem, including fitness fans and play-to-earn gamers. It expands the Walken universe and at the same time opens a new era of crypto gaming. Walken also intends to leverage games to help its community of cryptocurrency and gaming investors transition from Web2 to Web3.
Walken Runner is cut to make its place in the crypto market
Audiences expect a steep learning curve when they hear phrases like Web3 or exercise-to-earn. In many cases that is correct, but not in Walken’s case.
Regardless of their level of understanding of crypto, the entire crypto ecosystem is built to attract the general public. Also, the first game in this ecosystem, Walken Runner, is very casual.
In this game, the Walken CAThletes, NFTs sold in June 2022, are featured. These NFTs play a prominent role in the game and race by collecting items as well as boosters, dodging obstacles, while allowing players to climb the leaderboards.
The changing seasons every week provide extra motivation to keep improving your ranking. Weekly WLKN tokens are also given to the best players, who can use them, among other things, to improve their CAThlete.
Anyone with a mobile device can play Walken Runner. The game is designed to be enjoyable and entertaining while offering prizes to users.
The Walken team is also committed to creating a solid infrastructure to attract other developers to grow the ecosystem.
The development of the Walken ecosystem
Walken opens the door to a gamified healthy lifestyle with Walken Runner. Indeed, players must have the opportunity to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle. Apps and gamified experiences often achieve this goal.
Financial incentives and the competitive nature of defeating close friends, relatives, and other online players also provide additional motivation.
Walken Runner is a key part of the whole Walken project. The creators plan to better integrate this game within the ecosystem they are developing.
For the Walken Runner ranking, it is currently planned to take into account the total activity of the players. A bigger story will also inspire new actions and benefit all users.
The future of Walken
In the months following the release of Walken Runner, the Walken team hopes to produce additional NFT-crypto games that will ease consumers’ transition from Web2 to Web3.
It also focuses on building a solid infrastructure to attract other developers and to simplify the integration of Web3 users.
According to the project founders, over time the Walken team will connect Walken Runner to the main Walken game and integrate Walken Runner participants into the much larger Walken ecosystem.