Dapper Labs, the company behind the 2017 CryptoKitties craze, unveiled its newest ethereum-based gaming experience – “Cheeze Wizards” – last Friday. The game has already attracted 973 players who purchased 4,470 fighters, according to Dapper Labs co-founder Bryce Bladon.
Cheeze wizards managed to collect 607 ETH or $190,977 at current market price. Most of the ether will go toward prizes.
Playing Cheeze Wizards
Using rock-paper-scissors logic, Cheeze Wizards enables players to fight with their wizards using three basic elements (Fire, Water, or Wind) in a battle royale style game where winner takes it all!
First, you need to log into Cheeze Wizards. You will need both a wallet (we recommend Dapper) and some ether to summon a Wizard. Then just head to the Summoning Pool, pick the Wizard you want, and wait for the magic to happen!
You can summon a Basic Wizard for a fixed price, or you can summon an Elemental Wizard (Fire, Water, or Wind), with the price increasing for each one already sold. Note that the starting power of a Wizard is tied to its price!
All Wizards can cast all elements. However, elemental Wizards are extra powerful at casting their native element—but when they’re casting their native element, they’re extra vulnerable to its weakness too!
Basic Wizards have no particular strengths of weaknesses, and their art tends to be… well, a bit more basic.
The first Cheeze Wizards tournament will take place during the summer of 2019.
The Cheeze Wizards Tournament is a test of skill, power, and cheese.
Players summon Wizards to compete in the tournament, and every Wizard summoned increases the size of the Big Cheeze.
Wizards battle in one-on-one duels, with the winner gaining a portion of the losing Wizard’s power proportional to their victory. During the last phase of the tournament, blue mold takes over the tournament, devouring the least powerful Wizards.
There are three phases to the Cheeze Wizards tournament:
- Phase I – The Gathering You can summon Wizards and form parties
- Phase II – The Greet and Beat You can summon Wizards, form parties, and duel
- Phase III – The Championship Blue mold begins, and Wizards duel until only one remains
The last and most powerful Wizard remaining in the tournament is the Big Cheeze, gaining the honor and ether that comes with the title.
Behind Cheeze Wizards
Blockchains still don’t scale.The company behind Cheeze Wizards, Dapper Labs, knows that from first hand. When they created CryptoKitties, they run into challenges of scaling a blockchain project and learnt from them.
The game is designed for fewer players and there are mechanisms in place to support this design, like each Elemental Wizard’s increasing in price compared to the last one sold. If the network becomes unreliable or overloaded, the tournament can be paused to ensure fairness and safety.