Video games have entertained children and adults for decades. However, they’ve come a long way since the early days of computer games and the original Nintendo and Atari consoles. Today’s video games have become more lifelike with 3D visuals and AR/VR integration.
But although many different games and genres have emerged, only a few have maintained their dominance. Racing games, particularly, have consistently been among the most sought-after titles in the gaming world. A report from Market Research Future stated that the racing games market is expected to grow at an 11.2% CAGR to $13.64 billion by 2030.
And interestingly, this popular genre is now coming on the blockchain. K4 Rally is the first rally racing game bringing racing cars onto the blockchain tracks with the full support of the motorsport community and real race drivers. The game is a combination between non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and play-to-earn that allows players to drive, upgrade, buy, and sell rally cars to win trophies and prizes.
K4 Rally: An NFT Powered P2E Racing Gaming
Developing a decent game with robust gameplay and features is daunting. Moreover, having both short and long-term incentives is also challenging. However, by solving these crucial elements, K4 Rally is bringing a high-quality graphic web browser game with many features for the community. It is a combination of three critical aspects of blockchain.
The first component is the NFTs which players can level up, purchase, sell, and trade to earn crypto. Every car, its parts, and certain other in-game items will be tradable ERC-721 tokens. With NFTs, the goal is to provide complete ownership of the in-game assets to players.
Similarly, the second component is the play-to-earn, where players can earn in-game assets and K4R — K4 Rally’s native token — rewards for their participation. Overall, K4R’s P2E model will involve playing daily and weekly tournaments, in-game farming items, upgrading, and trading NFTs.
Lastly, with the winning rewards and K4R Tokens, players can purchase and level up new NFTs like Race Cars, Race Drivers, Co-Drivers, and more while acquiring in-game assets like a Race Garage or parts of a Racetrack.
The K4 Rally Gameplay
The gameplay begins with players driving cars on various rally-stage tracks in different modes. The goal here is to collect consumables. The player levels up the car with these, and a significant level-up happens after every ten levels. These level-ups increase the car performance, helping players get an edge.
Apart from consumables, players also obtain parts and team members by shopping in-game. While parts help improve car performance, team members help with different aspects of the game by enabling modes and passive boosts. For example, in the team set-up and management mode, the player configures his team by hiring and assigning positions, giving players improved performance and other bonuses.
Once a player has an eligible car, they enter tournaments to race against other players. The selection criteria are based on abilities, modifiers, and track challenges. Moreover, tournaments require the use of K4R Tokens. Beyond that, players also get to participate in competitive driving tournaments where the duration of driving a car will be compared to other players’ times, earning more K4Rs.
Ultimately, this progression and competition loop gets repeated along with skilling-up. The player can also enter the economic circle and start focusing on creating content and selling it to other players. This way, the game helps shorten their onboarding time and cycle by providing good content for purchase.
Building a Community First Gaming Economy
Building a solid community of players and making them feel valuable is key in the gaming industry. The community’s opinion is what determines the success of any game. And this is true for both traditional and blockchain gaming.
While building a solid community can be challenging, K4 Rally’s community-first game economy offers a new notion for other gaming projects. The game’s motive is not only to create a fun racing game but also to provide short and long-term motivation to players. This way, it believes in creating a long-term sustainable gaming environment.