Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, has announced its partnership with Konig to introduce the first-ever interoperable wheel NFTs to Torque Drift 2 and other games in the Torque Motorsport games franchise in the second half of 2023. Torque Drift 2 is a blockchain-based racing game that offers an immersive and authentic drifting experience based on true digital ownership. Konig has become one of the most recognizable wheel brands globally, and it produces both cast and forged wheels, and is a leader in flow-formed wheels.
The Konig-licensed NFTs will be interoperable in Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, the previous mobile titles developed by Grease Monkey Games under the Torque Motorsport portfolio. This is an important feature of blockchain gaming, as it allows players to have true ownership of their assets, giving them more flexibility and freedom in how they use their assets.
The first Konig-licensed NFT drop will feature eight of the company’s most sought-after alloys, including the Hypergram, Dekagram, and Ampliform, among others. The collection is aimed at existing motorsport fans as well as people interested in the NFT market.
The games are built on the Polygon blockchain, which has committed to eliminating all of the network’s carbon debt since inception and making the chain climate-positive. The games will introduce a weekly challenge mode later this year in addition to accepting Konig NFTs in-game, rewarding players while they enjoy the game they already know and love.
Holders of Premium Keychain NFTs will have access to an exclusive early experience to Torque Drift 2 in the first half of 2023, before the open beta releases for the public.
Arran Potter, Founder and CEO of Grease Monkey Games, stated, “We are honored to partner with Konig to launch NFTs for Torque Drift 2 based on some of the best available wheels in the world of racing. The NFTs will offer our players a new way to engage with our games, and the interoperability across all our titles will allow players to own and use their NFTs in a variety of ways.”
Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products, including the REVV token and SAND token, original games, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including Grease Monkey Games, The Sandbox, and Quidd.
This partnership between Grease Monkey Games and Konig will offer a unique gaming experience to the players, where they can experience owning true digital assets and have complete ownership of their assets, giving them more flexibility and freedom in how they use their assets. The introduction of interoperable wheel NFTs is a significant milestone for the gaming industry, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves in the future.