Chicken Derby told us a while back that they planned a BAWK token, but they’ve made some changes in their plans for the game economy since then. The latest info from their blog posts reveals two tokens, BAWK and JEWEL, which will both be distributed to active racers when released.
Like some of the other passive racing games, Chicken Derby has realized that they need to offer something a little more if they plan to grow their playerbase. As part of this Chicken Derby has announced plans to implement a two-token system to their chicken racing game. These tokens will be BAWK, and JEWELS.
More about the tokens
The primary use case for BAWK will be acquiring shares in Chicken Racing Companies. Players who stake BAWK tokens can claim a share in these companies, and earn a portion of the racing fees as passive income. BAWK will have 2 billion tokens, with 30% of those allocated to a pre-sale, 22% to the game ecosystem, 8% for tournaments, and the remaining 40% dedicated to staking rewards.
The team plans on a five year distribution system of the tokens allotted to the ecosystem through race rewards. Everyone who enters a race will earn a portion of the BAWK distribution. There will also be some sort of staking system for owners of Spicy chickens.
JEWELS will be the main game currency, used for entering races, and handed out as racing rewards. They will also be used in other game features such as breeding and fusion. Some of the fees collected from these in-game features will go back into the race rewards pool, creating a cyclical economy for JEWEL tokens.
The main goal here is to encourage an increase of player activity while they continue to build out the game ecosystem. And offering rewards, even if small, to every racer certainly has the potential to make that happen. But we’ve also seen plenty of game economies quickly crash and burn. Hopefully Chicken Derby has learned from other’s mistakes and are prepared to make adjustments once these tokens go live.
If you want to learn more, you can read the official announcement which goes into more detail.
What is Chicken Derby?
Chicken Derby is a chicken racing simulation built on the Polygon network. Each Chicken is a unique NFT that can be entered into races for paid prizes.
Chickens come in four Heritages — Serama, Sultan, Lakenvelder, and Dorkling, in order of rarity. In addition, there are a number of random cosmetic traits for each Chicken. Ranging from standard white feathers to tiger patterns to robot chickens! Every Chicken also has a special Talent that can trigger during races. This can be something as simple as a short flight, or as extreme as creating a black hole!
Chickens have Perfection ratings, which affect their race performances. But other factors affect who wins the race. Each Chicken also has hidden preferences for track distance and type as well as a Consistency rating. Players must discover these hidden preferences on their own.
With seven different terrain types, six different track lengths, and twelve Chickens per race, each with their own preferences, abilities, and racing styles, Chicken Derby features enough variation to ensure that the race outcomes won’t be predetermined. There are also a number of ‘Easter Egg’ type bonuses that the team adds to the official documentation once the community figures it out. For example, Chickens with Alien Eyes get a boost to their Teleport ability (if they have it). Chicken owners can dress up their Chickens with a growing number of cosmetic items.
Owners with two many chickens can also fuse them, creating a hybrid with potentially unique traits! Additional features planned include breeding, a social hub, and land ownership.
To learn more about Chicken Derby visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord server.
By: Phil Hall