Animoca Brands to bring MotoGP™ and Star Girl to Flow blockchain
22 September 2020: Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (“Animoca Brands”) and Dapper Labs Inc. (“Dapper Labs”), the company developing the new Flow blockchain, announced today that Animoca Brands will bring its mobile game franchise Star Girl (one million monthly active users) and the upcoming blockchain game based on MotoGP™ to the Flow blockchain as part of a significant expansion to the partnership that Animoca brands and Dapper Labs have built in recent years (refer to the announcement of 2 November 2018).
Flow is a next-generation blockchain being developed to deliver optimized gaming and entertainment experiences. Besides providing the stability and scalability necessary for blockchain products to support mass market adoption, Flow also provides payment rails for credit cards and cryptocurrency for consumers to use with ease. Animoca Brands believes that Flow offers a powerful solution for handling the computation and transaction throughput necessary for mainstream adoption of blockchain gaming while remaining user and developer-friendly. For more information about Flow, please visit onflow.org.
The Star Girl franchise is a successful series of mobile fashion role-playing games, published by Animoca Brands, that are popular with a global female audience and account for one million monthly active users and 180,000 daily active users. Star Girl is expected to launch on Flow starting in 2021.
Animoca Brands is developing the officially licensed blockchain based game for MotoGP™, the oldest motorsports championship in the world, featuring the fastest riders and the most technologically advanced prototype racing motorcycles on the planet. The initial features of the game are expected to be available in Q4 2020 with a commercial release in 2021. The MotoGP game will be on Flow and will support the REVV token, the recently launched ERC-20 token that serves as the primary utility token in motorsport games developed by Animoca Brands (refer to announcement of 2 September 2020).
Animoca Brands and Dapper Labs are collaborating to onboard a number of other Animoca Brands projects to the Flow blockchain, including F1® Delta Time, the official blockchain game licensed by Formula 1®, and the REVV token.
Flow, in partnership with CDOT, is building a two-way NFT bridge between Ethereum and Flow. This will allow products such as MotoGP and REVV to take advantage of the liquidity existing on Ethereum while being able to benefit from the low computation transaction fees, high throughput, and mainstream on-ramps of Flow.
Yat Siu, the co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, commented: “We are excited and honoured to collaborate with Dapper Labs and the Flow blockchain to address the challenge of mass adoption for blockchain gaming and NFTs, and we look forward to bringing the REVV community and the Flow community closer together as we continue to develop our partnership.”
Mik Naayem, Chief Business Officer at Dapper Labs, commented: “Animoca Brands has been an incredible supporter of NFTs and decentralized games since 2017. We share a mutual vision and approach to creating mainstream adoption of decentralized games in an inclusive manner. With this partnership we are one step closer to making this a reality. We are excited to welcome and support the vibrant REVV and Star Girl communities to Flow.”
About Dapper Labs
Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties and the Flow blockchain as well as upcoming titles like NBA Top Shot. Founded in 2018, Dapper Labs uses blockchain technology to bring new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. Blockchain-enabled applications can bring fans closer with the brands they love, give people a real stake in the communities they contribute to, and create new ways for consumers to become creators themselves. Publicly-announced Dapper Labs partners include the NBA and NBPA, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, and UFC. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. Visit www.dapperlabs.com.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a leader in the field of digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes as well as products utilizing popular intellectual properties such as Formula 1®, Marvel, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Power Rangers, MotoGP, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Finland, Argentina, and the Czech Republic. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.