Introducing Lepricon City and the first game, Lucky Wheel
- First dApp deployed on Leprichain, Lepricon’s gas-less Ethereum Compatible Side-chain
- Lepricon will use lucky Wheel to optimise Leprichain performance
- First Step in Lepricon’s development of blockchain solutions for the mainstream gaming industry
Today is an important day for Lepricon. We are unveiling the first of our gaming dApps, Lucky Wheel. This game runs entirely on Leprichain; our gas-free Ethereum-compatible side chain designed expressly for games and other blockchain-dependent dApps which require frequent repetitive smart contract calls.
About Lucky Wheel
Lucky Wheel is a simple Wheel Of Fortune style game. Select how much you want to play (up to 10,000 SL3P) and press the button. You can win up to eight times your stake. That’s it. If you win, the winnings are instantly deposited directly as SL3P (Leprichain L3P) back to your wallet. The smart contract randomises according to the fixed drop rates, which you can find in the help section.
To play, you need to own L3P (which you can buy on Uniswap). Then you bridge/stake your L3P as SL3P on Leprichain (which you can do here). And then visit Lepricon City and load up the game. The first time you play, you will need to approve the game to access your wallet. At this time, Leprichain only works with MetaMask. A link in the sidebar menu will take you to the block explorer to look at the game’s transactions.
Later versions of Lucky Wheel will occasionally drop NFTs from Lepricon’s growing NFT vault. You just never know what might be in the wrapper.
Note: The game is fully functional on your mobile if you play in the MetaMask browser, but the wheel animation has some issues with smoothness that we should have ironed out soon. This visual issue does not affect the fairness of the gameplay.
It’s not really about the game
The game is a little bit of fun, and it is pretty, but it is not the most significant development. What is important is that this is the very first dApp to run on Leprichain. Our primary goal is to demonstrate that Leprichain is a viable, effective chain. It gives us an actual application that real people will use, and from that, we gain data that enables us to optimise how Leprichain runs. We are looking at the speed of transactions under load and demonstrating the impact of not paying any gas.
One annoying little thing
Every time you play, MetaMask will pop up and ask you to approve the transaction. Well, that’s DeFi for you, and there is nothing that we can do about this. However, we want people to experience this. We will release more information on this in due course, but one of our activities within Lepricon is developing a hybrid custodial/DeFi wallet solution. More complex games will become unplayable if every chain interaction requires the full exercise of sovereignty. In short, we are making a point that will become clear in Lepricon’s narrative over the next few weeks.
Lucky Wheel is not just the first dApp on Blockchain, but it is the first game to be part of our arcade & Carnival game collection, all of which will be hosted in Lepricon City. We expect to have five, possibly six, games on here by the end of the year. The next game in development is a digital version of the famous Japanese parlour game, Pachinko. This game will be a much more ambitious undertaking as it is a physics-based game with some skill involved in how hard you throw the balls.
By adding games with increasing complexity, we can show, stage by stage, Leprichain’s reliability and use that experience to leverage third parties who would want to offer their players a gasless environment.
Remember, low gas is not no gas!
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 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.
$L3P Contract: 0xdeF1da03061DDd2A5Ef6c59220C135dec623116d