Walken, a pioneering project in the realm of sustainable play-to-earn, has had a significant first year, establishing itself as a leader in the realm of casual gaming powered by Web3.
Now, Walken is evolving into its next phase, called the Cuze. It is a gaming ecosystem that broadens players’ opportunities and invites more game creators from Web2 to Web3. The Cuze will harness the earning potential of Web3, benefitting creators and players.
Walken aims to provide a fun and rewarding experience for its users and shape the future of Web3 gaming. How? By balancing the shortcomings of traditional gaming and elevating the utility of digital assets and progress.
Read on to discover how Walken plans to do this and how the Cuze is the next exciting step in their journey.
What is The Cuze?
Casual games, universally cherished, are known for their ability to provide a sense of progression and stress relief, all while requiring minimal mastery effort.
Yet, the simplicity and addictive nature of such gameplay can be paradoxical; it’s a respite and a time-passing tool, but it can also become boring and repetitive. The Cuze aims to disrupt this repetitive cycle in a meaningful and sustainable manner, introducing a novel approach to empower players and creators with blockchain technology.
Casual Games Enhanced with the Cuze and Web3
The Cuze is a Walken-centric ecosystem of casual games powered by Web3. Different hybrid-casual games are united through shared NFT and engaging utility across the ecosystem. It operates with a single governance and utility ecosystem token, $WLKN. This setup promises enhanced monetization of gaming skills and a range of diverse experiences, all under one roof.
From a developer’s standpoint, the Cuze is an infrastructure that supports the Walken ecosystem. It offers best practices, guidance, and support, from Web3 interaction to in-game balance and tokenomics. This framework enables more games to be created and launched, expanding the community and ecosystem and diversifying the player experience.
Walken will continue to evolve within this ecosystem, playing a central role. Players progress through various puzzle games, accumulating and reusing ecosystem assets. These assets realize their real-world value in Walken, where the full potential of NFTs and player progress is unlocked and keeps players playing.
The liquidity of these assets will primarily come from the treasury generated by players’ genuine activity, including ad views, a portion of the revenue from which will be redistributed among players as rewards.
Over 3.5 million registered players have already joined the platform, forming a vibrant community that supports and drives Walken’s ongoing development. Walken aims to onboard millions more.
Walken Runs From Strength to Strength
The Cuze aims to combine the best of both worlds, creating fun games built on the blockchain and harnessing its security and earning potential. Walken Runner, the ecosystem’s first game, has already demonstrated this vision, outperforming similar Web2 games.
Drawing inspiration from the traditional runner game model, Walken Runner’s unique ‘move-to-earn’ twist sets it apart in the ever-expanding landscape of blockchain gaming.
At the heart of Walken Runner is the engaging narrative of a CAThlete (in-game characters). The game challenges players to navigate through gates, amass gems, and deftly dodge obstacles while upgrading their health and attack stats. The ultimate goal? To reach the end of the track where an enemy awaits for a high-stakes showdown.
One of the key highlights of Walken Runner is its accessibility. The game remains free to play and doesn’t require entry requirements such as special NFT ownership or fees.
And Walken is not slowing down, with a new game offering a unique gameplay experience on the horizon. They are also intensifying its efforts to build the ecosystem and strengthen long-term utility.
The ease of onboarding, engaging mechanics, broad appeal, and stable economy of future Cuze games can potentially attract those millions of Web2 players to Web3. This could expand the blockchain gaming audience and drive crypto adoption.
As we all venture into this exciting new Web3 chapter, Walken’s development signifies another step in the world of Web3 gaming. The advent of the Cuze ecosystem brings us closer to a future where fun and casual gaming blends with the innovative potential of blockchain technology.
From its inception to the imminent release of fresh, engaging games, Walken’s journey is a testament to its mission of transforming the gaming landscape. Furthermore, by opening the gateway for Web2 players into the realm of Web3, Walken continues to strive for a more inclusive gaming community.