Chances are, you spent a lot of hours playing Fruit Ninja on your mobile phone. Now the iconic game from Halfbrick Studios is being used to onboard players to web3 gaming.
Singapore-based gaming studio Storms, a subsidiary of Australian-listed international video games company iCandy Interactive, has launched its Kyō Fruit Ninja Challenge, which will be open to the public until March 30. This allows players to enjoy playing Fruit Ninja in a fun tournament format, while at the same time helping onboard them to web3 in a frictionless way by using social logins and creating custodial wallets linked to their accounts.
Fruit Ninja for web3
According to Storms, over 1,700 unique wallets were organically created in one week during the Kyō Fruit Ninja Challenge invite-only inter-community tournament.
The tournament premiered on March 14 with 20 communities, including IndiGG, T2 LATAM, Ethlizards, Prime Planet, and Froyo Games. More than 1,400 players participated and played a total of over 10,000 times.
As an incentive, Kyō NFTs (non-fungible tokens) along with early access passes to Kyō’s closed beta have been prepared for players taking part in the Kyō Fruit Ninja Challenge, and will apply to the public tournament.
For the public tournament, the best scores of each player will be reflected on the public leaderboard, and the top players will each receive a free mint of Kyō’s silver NFTs, with more Kyō bronze NFTs allocated for raffle to the rest of the players.
Developed in partnership with Immutable, Kyō is Storms’ web3 gaming platform, which is currently in alpha stage. It is a no-download social instant games platform, that includes access to popular original IPs such as Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride that are made for mass market appeal.
Storms also plans to facilitate the transition of traditional games to the next generation of gaming, by offering game developers who are currently limited by web2 distribution economics the option to integrate and distribute their games via its Kyō platform.