Web3 technology allows developers to unlock many mainstream-oriented use cases. For example, a tremendous focus on health and fitness gives rise to move-to-earn and exercise-to-earn concepts. The Walken ecosystem goes one step further, and its hyper-casual Walken Runner game goes the extra mile.
Walken Runner Is Very Accessible
When people hear terms like “Web3” or “exercise-to-earn”, they automatically assume a steep learning curve. That is true in many cases, but not where Walken is concerned. The overarching ecosystem is designed to onboard mainstream users regardless of their crypto expertise. Moreover, Walken Runner, the first game in this ecosystem, is hyper-casual and can prove very addictive.
The game features the Walken CAThletes, NFTs sold in June of 2022. These NFTs take centre stage in the game and will run around to collect items and boosters, dodge obstacles, and help players rank on the leaderboards. With weekly rotating seasons, there is a strong incentive to participate regularly and keep improving one’s rank. Top performers will receive $WLKN tokens every week, which they can use to upgrade their CAThlete, among other things.
As the first game, Walken Runner is accessible to anyone with a mobile device (and the accompanying NFT). The games are designed to introduce fun and entertainment while extending rewards to participants. Additionally, the Walken team commits to building a robust infrastructure attracting more developers. That builder-based approach will bring more experiences and use cases to all ecosystem participants.
With Walken Runner, Walken paves the way for a gamified healthier lifestyle. Humans need to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Applications and gamified experiences often achieve that result with relative ease. Moreover, the economic incentives and competitive nature of beating friends, family members, and internet strangers make for a compelling option.
Enhancing The Walken Ecosystem
Walken Runner is a crucial puzzle piece in the broader Walken landscape. The hyper-casual game links to the main Walken Game, and the developers want to expand that integration further. Current plans include adding overall player activity into account to provide more accurate Walken Runner leaderboard scores. Furthermore, a broader narrative will create new activities and add value to all users.
Walken CEO Alexei Kulevets adds:
“We are proud of the current traction of the Walken project and inspired to move on and push the limits. The Walken Runner is our first bold experiment aimed at providing additional value and fun to the community and also expanding token utility. It has all the potential to go viral and be a great addition to the main gameplay.”
Over the next few months, other hyper-casual games will come to the Walken ecosystem. They all aim to facilitate the transition from Web2 to Web3 and the benefits the decentralized internet may provide.