DEGEN Updates #7
In this seventh release of DEGEN Updates, we share a recap of Marketing and Community news, and Product and Game Development updates since our last publication, and a look ahead at the coming 2 weeks!
- 8/23/22: Snarfy pushed a new Nifty Smashers build — v0.36.5 (WebGL/Windows). This build featured the much anticipated CyberKongz integration and minor bug fixes. Check out the update in our Discord.
- 8/24/22: Snarfy pushed a new Nifty Smashers build — v0.36.9 (WebGL/Windows). This build included some major anti-cheat updates, added the Turkey Region (this will make gameplay smoother for our large Turkish player base!), and fixed the disappearing combo bug. Oh, and, some kind of a castle was introduced in the Satoshi Smashers level 🏰
- After a ton of DEGENerate behavior at Mt. Gawx (+6M NFTL sacrificed in 2 weeks🔥), Satoshi reported that Mt. Gawx has apparently gone dormant and will likely be closed until further notice (8/25/22) 🌋 Oh, and btw, our Tweet announcing the opening of Mt. Gawx earned nearly 50k impressions with zero paid marketing spend. Who knows, maybe the Twitter gods enjoy a good rug like Rugman 😉
- Ship Compete & Earn in Nifty Smashers (delayed, but estimated for the following 2 weeks — primarily BE and UI work remaining). Our new Brawler mode will support up to 16 players, and tweaking all the game and lobby UI to support such a large group has taken more time than initially anticipated. Not to worry, DEGENs, Dr. Sparkles has us in the home stretch! We can’t wait to see you all fill the C&E lobbies 🥖
- Ship our new Moon Map with Compete & Earn.
- Continued work on Core Gameplay Loop for Niftyverse.
- Continued work on 2D Animation System.
- New development on a player progression and matchmaking system from Zoiby.
- Work on a brand spanking new niftyleague.com site. This has been in the works for a while, so it’s awesome to finally see some real builds in staging thanks to our kickass FE team. More sneak peeks will be shared with our loyal community of holders in the coming days as we’d love to capture your feedback and input 🤝
- Tweaking and landing on what core metrics to display in our new BI analytics Dashboard (Nifty Morgan and Caleb are working on this alongside Sharadh from RSE Ventures)📈
- Shipped improvements to the dashboard Cowswap API integration (fee notifications, etc.)
- 8/18: Our Sandstorm Build Proposal was funded and announced (Tweet). The proposal included 7 custom assets — Bull Riding Map, and 6 avatars for each DEGEN tribe. Verified Sandstorm Builders can now bid here.
- 8/24/22: The Sandstorm Build Proposal bid for our bull riding scene and tribe avatars for sandbox has now been accepted and is in progress!
- Building out external website content and UX/UI for pages that will feature DEGEN NFTs, Games, Rentals, Compete & Earn, Niftyverse, and more.
- Backend, external site, and docs preparation for the launch of Compete & Earn.
- Continued collaboration (Business Development, PR, Marketing) and smart contract development work with our L2 Partner — should we announce we have an L2 partner?! 🤔
Community & Marketing Updates
- 8/19/22: Announced our Cyberkongz partnership with the awesome trailer created by Spike and Ben.
- 8/23/22: Hosted a ‘Welkong to the Jungle with Nifty League’ Twitter Space announcing and discussing our partnership with CyberKongz in more detail. Check out the recording (over 500 have tuned in so far!) to hear more about what’s to come. Oh, and the GOAT SEIYA hosted a mini boot camp for CyberKongz VX in our Discord after the Space, and on 8/25 he hosted the first session of SEIYA’s Dojo on Twitch. Check it out and learn how to bonk from the best. We hope the Kongz are taking notes 🙌
- Satoshi announced Mt. Gawx Leaderboard prizes on 8/26/22…
- The most loyal DEGEN, Matthew Bern was rewarded a 7th Tribe DEGEN from Rugman, another DEGEN from Satoshi, and a Comic 6 from Bolo for his b e y o n d degenerate behavior burning OVER 1 MILLION NFTL 🥵. His cat DEGEN is now featured aside Mt. Gawx, memorialized in time for his loyal contributions.
- Unfortunately, Rugman was not as nice to Nifty Andy. Poor Andy got rugged and received NOTHING for his 970k NFTL burned. Maybe next time, ser 😈
- Stinky and another anonymous wallet burned +500k NFTL and were given a 7th Tribe DEGEN for their kind contributions 🔥
- Satoshi sent DEGENs who ranked #4–#10 on the Mt. Gawx Leaderboard a DEGEN 🪄
- Finally, everyone who sacrificed to Mt. Gawx was sent 50 Arcade Tokens, which can be used to play WEN Game (and perhaps some other utility in the future…you just never know 👀)
Asia+Australia & Europe+Turkey Regional Tournaments & Streaming News
- APAC/Australia and EU/Turkey regional Nifty Smashers tournaments begin next week! Along with Zoiby, Citra will be operating the APAC/AU tournament and Sacx and Gideon will be operating the EU/Turkey tournament. Be on the lookout for tournament signups in the Tournaments channel in Discord.
- Oh, and Consty streamed an awesome recap of the S. Am. Regional! Thank you Consty! Always bringing the heat 🏆
- Continued work on Niftyverse partnership material and GTM planning with the awesome team at Moonlight.
- Kongz only Nifty Smashers tournament
Happy DEGENerate Saturday, fam 💜 🦍 Get ready for some BOLOISH weeks ahead.
Team Nifty League