MELBOURNE – 13 October 2022: Grease Monkey Games, an Australia-based multi-platform video game studio and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced today that it has secured the exclusive rights to release licensed NFTs for Torque Drift 2 from aftermarket auto part brand Liberty Walk. After the 2-year exclusivity window, Grease Monkey Games will continue working with Liberty Walk to create true-to-life utility based NFTs for its games.
Torque Drift 2, the latest addition to Grease Monkey Games’ Torque franchise is a skill-based motorsport game that offers a virtual experience as diverse and dynamic as the sport of drifting itself. Currently in development, the game will have both linear and open-world environments, supporting both single and multiplayer experiences.
The first release of Liberty Walk body kits are expected to be launched later this year, featuring multiple famous Liberty Walk wide body kits for players to customize their cars with as well as one- of- a- kind exclusive cars like the LB-Super Silhouette S15 SILVIA.
The first hands-on experience of Torque Drift 2 will be available in the early access demo coming later this year, allowing players to get a sneak peek at two key areas of the game – the Garage and the Photobooth. These allow players to customize their cars with NFTs and showcase them in several unique environments.
Additional features and areas of the game such as crew creation, paint booth, dyno tuning, multiplayer lobbies, tournament esport creation and more will be released through 2023 and 2024, with the full game launch staged for 2025.
About Grease Monkey Games
Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is an Australian video game studio established in 2013 in Melbourne. The company was formerly known as League of Monkeys. Founder and CEO Arran Potter has a wealth of experience in creating visual effects and video games, and has worked on high-profile commercials and films since the early 2000s. Originally a contract-based company, Grease Monkey Games began developing and publishing its own original IP games in 2014. Since then, the growing team of game makers and motorsport enthusiasts has published the successful motorsport titles Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, which have more than 45 million downloads globally, and is developing the new title Torque Drift 2. For more information visit www.greasemonkeygames.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, 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 including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, TinyTap, and Be Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 380 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.