The team behind the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Floki Inu ($FLOKI) has announced that the testnet for its highly anticipated play-to-earn (P2E) metaverse game, Valhalla, is set to be launched in the near future.
As the team points out through a post on Medium, Floki Inu first announced its move into the metaverse in the summer of 2021, and is now set to launch the first playable alpha testnet of the game this month.
In the post Jackie Xu, lead Floki developer, was quoted saying:
The Valhalla team has done a great job laying the foundation for traditional gameplay to properly enter the blockchain space. Valhalla will not be just another disjointed play-to-earn game
The game is set to feature upgradeable non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including some that have already been launched, the Flokitars. It will also include a prototype battle system involving two playable creatures called Vera, one being a bear and the other a hat.
The creatures, the post details, will be able to move on the battlefield to make the game more “intense, competitive and tactical,” and will have up to five abilities accessible through a leveling up system. On top of that, they’ll have personalities that “affect hidden growth stats.” The team anticipates that after launch there will be a “clan subscription system,” leaderboards, additional abilities, additional creatures, and more.
Floki Inu and gaming enthusiasts will be able to play the game via their desktop devices. The game itself will be on Optimism, a layer-two scaling solution. The team noted that “details and features described are subject to change, as of course game development is a fluid process.”
As CryptoGlobe reported, last year Floki Inu launched a campaign on London’s public transport system with the slogan “Missed Doge? Get Floki” in a bid to “legitimize” the cryptocurrency and increase the “confidence of the average consumer” to buy it, according to the project’s head of marketing, which went by Sabre
Floki Inu’s advertising budget comes from a 4% fee imposed on new buyers. The tokens are used for “onboarding influencers” and to “further develop and grow the Floki ecosystem.”
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