Mythical Games & Deadmau5 Unveil NFT-based Racing Game

Credit: Mythical Games

Mythical Games, the creators of popular Web3 games Blankos Black Party and NFL Rivals, just announced the launch of Nitro Nation World Tour (NNWT). The free mobile game will adapt the original Nitro Nation into Web3, allowing players to race NFT cars from luxury brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin, and McLaren.

Creative Mobile (CM) originally published the Nitro Nation drag racing game in 2014. In its first three years, the game recorded thirty million players with users from over 230 countries. The game was free to play, but users could also buy cars in-game — a model that Mythical Games has now brought into Web3. NNWT was published with support of CM Games.

With NNWT, players can face off in real-time or in campaign mode. The NFT cars can also be upgraded in the player’s garages before hitting the streets for the drag race. Several models of cars are available, including Subaru, Volkswagen, Lotus, RUF, Pagani, Saleen, and KTM.

Besides NFT cars, players can purchase “workshops,” where they can enhance their cars beyond what is available with the free version of the game. The game is being launched on Mythos, a permissioned EVM-based blockchain that powers the Mythical Games ecosystem.

To promote the new game, Mythical teamed up with Joel “Deadmau5” Zimmerman, a world-renowned electronic musician and a big fan of supercars. Deadmau5’s moniker will appear on an exclusive Deadmau5 car, which can only be obtained by participating in an in-game racing event.

He’s also promoting NNWT by showcasing the game’s visuals at his upcoming world tour, which kicks off with his celebrated ‘Day of the Deadmau5‘ concert series. Worth noting, the musician has worked with Mythical Games in the past for in-game content on Blankos Block Party.

Nitro Nation World Tour is currently available on iOS and Android apps. According to Mythical’s press release, it has already been downloaded over 100,000 times during its “soft launch” on Google’s Play Store.

Despite Early Skepticism, Web3 Gaming Takes Off

Gamers tend to be a skeptical bunch. When Web3 gaming first came on everyone’s radar a few years ago, many top gamers criticized the innovative technology for incentivizing profit while not adding anything to the actual game play. However, this year that sentiment has started to change.

One reason for the shift in feelings is that major gaming studios like Animoca Brands, Epic Games, and Mythical Games have been investing tons of resources into improving Web3 gaming. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered dozens of articles about Web3 gaming. Here are some of the top headlines this year from those companies:

Epic Games

Animoca Brands

Mythical Games

We’ll have to be patient to see if Mythical Games‘ Web3 remix of Nitro Nation will be popular with gamers. But considering how popular the original game was, and that the company is already reporting hundreds of thousands of downloads, we anticipate it will be. At Rarity Sniper, we’ll be only the lookout for any updates to the story.