PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joyride Games, Inc., a Web3 game publishing platform designed to build, launch and operate blockchain-powered games, today announced the launch of its casual games platform on Flow, the industry-leading blockchain designed to support consumer-scale decentralized applications. Joyride’s first casual mainstream game that brings the power of games on Web3 to everyone is Solitaire Blitz, racking up >500,000 active users in its first four weeks after launch, becoming a Top 10 blockchain game overall by volume and users and the top game on the Flow blockchain according to DappRadar.
Joyride’s platform for game creators is based on technology that has powered 300 million+ players and top grossing titles on mobile over the past decade. It provides a comprehensive solution to the needs of independent Unity developers as they design, launch, and scale blockchain games with player-owned assets and economies.
“We evaluated blockchain protocols against our needs as a games platform for consumers and found that Flow provides us an excellent solution to on-board users easily and to grow with our ecosystem and player community,” said Omar Siddiqui, CEO and Founder of Joyride. “We are excited to launch Solitaire Blitz on Flow to onboard the next billion users to blockchain.”
“Joyride has built a comprehensive platform to power Web3 games for creative game developers on Unity,” added Mickey Maher, SVP of Partnerships at Dapper Labs. “We share a similar vision to bring the benefits of blockchain to everyone, so we are excited to see them focus on powering the next generation of games and doing so at scale, such as with Solitaire Blitz.”
Solitaire Blitz is a polished version of the popular Klondike Solitaire card game, with an updated look, quirky twists and a variety of modes for different types of players. Fans can enjoy relaxing game sessions or compete in tournaments and leagues and earn $RLY tokens. The title has been in beta for the past few months, with thousands of players already spending 40+ minutes/day playing the title in beta. Solitaire Blitz launched on Flow main-net in early June with players able to play directly on blockchain and has quickly grown to 500k+ active users. The app is currently a Top 10 Blockchain Game overall and No. 1 Dapp on Flow.
“We are excited about the early performance of the game, both from an engagement and a technical perspective,” added Omar Siddiqui. “We look forward to growing the title further with our public launch and bringing Web3 gaming to a mass, casual audience that loves playing, relaxing, and competing in classic Solitaire.”
About Joyride Games
Joyride is a Web3 publishing platform for game creators backed by leading blockchain ecosystem partners such as SuperLayer, Coinbase Ventures, Dapper Labs, Animoca Brands, Mirana Ventures, and Solana Ventures. Optimized for the Unity ecosystem, Joyride allows game developers to build and launch blockchain-powered casual games on iOS and Android. Joyride has already announced Solitaire Blitz and Tennis Champs as initial titles built on the company’s platform and the Tennis Champs Genesis NFT collection sold out in 30 seconds on its debut.
The company’s technology includes NFT, fungible token economy, and a consumer-friendly blockchain wallet, along with market-leading publishing and live operations capabilities. Initial games such as Solitaire Blitz and Tennis Champs built on the company’s platform have been announced.
For more information, please visit www.onjoyride.com and join the Joyride Games Discord community. Solitaire Blitz, now launched on the Flow blockchain, is accessible for select geographies on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Click here for access.
Flow is the blockchain designed to be the foundation of Web3 and the open metaverse, supporting consumer-scale decentralized applications, NFTs, DeFi, DAOs, and more. Powered by Cadence, an original programming language built specifically for digital assets, Flow empowers developers to innovate and push the limits that will bring the next billion to Web3. Created by a team that has consistently delivered industry-leading consumer-scale Web3 experiences including CryptoKitties, Dapper, and NBA Top Shot, Flow is an open, decentralized platform with a thriving ecosystem of creators from top brands, development studios, venture-backed startups, crypto leaders, and more. For more information, visit www.flow.com.