Introducing Gachapon — now in 3D!
- New Lepricon game — Gachapon — now in alpha
- Beta testing open to L3P Club members soon
- Developed in 3D using Unity engine
- Demonstrates blockchain integration from within Unity engine
- Showcases NFT minting and transmission across multiple chains
One of the games that we discussed in our product roadmap was Gachapon. The game is based on the vending machines popular in Japan and other Asian countries that dispense capsules with toys or other goodies. The name Gachapon (also known as Gashapon) comes from the sounds of turning the crank handle (Gacha) and the capsule landing in the tray (pon).
There have already been many digital versions of Gachapon delivered through mobile apps and in many types of video games. Lepricon is about to launch its own, and this one dispenses NFTs. Lots and lots of NFTs.
Gachapon by Lepricon is built in Unity and has entered the alpha stage. From a technical viewpoint, this will demonstrate a new direction for Lepricon City, as a 3D entity, and our ability to mint NFTs on Leprichain and other Ethereum chains, and our ability to transact on one chain while distributing assets in response on another. It also demonstrates accessing blockchain functionality from within a 3D engine. The technical aspects of Gachapon are a central part of the Blockchain SDK which we are developing.
There will be two primary versions of Gachapon. The first is the main game which will always give a prize. This prize could be an NFT that contains a small amount of L3P (courtesy of our partnership with Charged Particles), or a known NFT from the open market (like a Crypto Pill or a Pit Creature from The Pit NFT), or one of the NFTs from our own first NFT collection which we have developed to demonstrate the on the fly minting capabilities of Leprichain.
The second is as a delivery system for NFT releases. Why press a bland MINT button when you can play Gachapon, twist the handle, hear the ball drop, then open it to see what you got?
We will release more information on the prizes you can win closer to the game’s launch, including details on a new NFT collection to be distributed in the prize pool. Also, members of the L3P Club will shortly gain the opportunity of Beta access to the game. We will release details of that in the L3P Club channel in Discord.
Lepricon is reimagining the possibilities for entertainment through blockchain technology and seeking to establish the general acceptance of player-owned economies in games. We believe that gaming can and should be the first killer-on ramp to mainstream adoption, and Lepricon’s stated mission is to catalyse this outcome.
Our activities break into three distinct tracks; technology, entertainment and DeFi.
At the core of this strategy is Lepricon’s own high-speed, gas-less Ethereum-compatible side chain, Leprichain. We are developing software solutions in the form of SDKs, which will empower mainstream game development studios to incorporate blockchain technology into their games. These solutions are built upon and powered by Leprichain, with the intent to create a drag and drop blockchain solution for mainstream game developers.
Lepricon is developing several in-house entertainment activities that operate on Leprichain, including our collection of arcade and carnival games at Lepricon City. The first games are straightforward, but we will develop more complex games that demonstrate Leprichain’s capabilities over time. We will leverage these demonstration games to encourage third party dApp developers to deploy on Leprichain.
Leprichain and all of the dApps that run on it are powered by our ERC-20 / BEP-20 utility token, L3P. Lepricon’s DeFi portal will enable L3P holders to manage their tokens, participate in governance, and benefit from advanced yield-earning activities. Lepricon’s DeFi portal will launch towards the end of the fourth quarter of 2021.
For further information, please visit https://www.lepricon.io.