Move-to-earn blockchain platform, Walken introduces new features in its new-look roadmap!
Solana-based move-to-earn platform, Walken announced its new roadmap, unveiling various features and a new-look feel for players to enjoy the game better. The latest upgrades on Walken aim to push the fast-growing gaming platform to the “next level” allowing users to gamify a healthier lifestyle via blockchain technology and earn crypto in the process.
Alexei Kulevets, CEO and co-founder of Walken stated the latest roadmap will make the platform “more sustainable” while maintaining its fun features for all gamers and users. Speaking on the unveiling of the latest roadmap and project’s growth, Kulevets said,
«One of the main challenges of any gamified web3 project is to make it fun and sustainable, especially a free2play one. With Walken, we are proving the point that it’s possible. We are grateful to our amazing community and work hard to make it even better».
Launched earlier in the year, Walken has been in constant development to achieve the vision of connecting real-world sports activities with online gaming and crypto. The gaming platform aims to give gamers an opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle through games and cryptocurrency. The platform provides users with gamified ways to promote healthy lifestyles by adding financial incentives making the gamers stick to their healthy routines — a new revolutionary way to promote exercising and healthy lifestyles in Web 3.
One of the top goals Walken aims for is allowing gamers to combine fun and sustainability while maintaining their healthy routines. As such, the platform has given rise to its own community and budding ecosystem, with thousands of users globally using the app on a daily basis. In light of the growing number of users, Walken unveiled its latest roadmap to further ensure sustainability and fun across the community.
First, the new roadmap includes better localisation support with seven new languages added. Secondly, the new features also include using the 60 million community-generated tokens to re-invest in Walken and bring value to the community and a ranking system that depicts a player’s activity and achievements. It also includes an Ambassador program that will support local communities and a dedicated referral program with associated bonuses. In addition, Walken will also introduce a Wheel of Fortune to reward active players on iOS and Android apps.
Notwithstanding, Walken is also launching a game in later months featuring the CAThletes, which are the NFT characters used within the Walken ecosystem. Currently in development, the game will be launched separately with gamers allowed to boost their CAThletes by earning gems. The gems are gained by walking and can be used to upgrade the NFT characters including speed, strength, and stamina, which helps in in-game battles.
The sublime growth of the Walken app in 2022
Apart from announcing new features on their roadmap, Walken also shared some of the growth statistics that show the platform is set to have an explosive end of the year. The Android app user growth has flipped the iOS app growth since early August with 7,000 new unique daily users using the Android app while the iOS app receives slightly over 1,000 new unique daily users. The platform also received peaks of over 20,000 new daily users across July and August 2022, with Russia representing the biggest user base for Walken (19.6%), followed by Ukraine (10.4%), India (7.34%), and Vietnam (5.13%).
Finally, Walken has over 1.11 million users on the app to date, with a projection of 2 million users expected to be using the app by the end of Q4 2022.
The latest developments will enable Walken to further grow its user base and community at a rapid pace, the statement from the team reads. In the coming months, the platform will introduce staking features, enter new partnerships, and add social interaction features such as tournaments, etc. giving players a more inclusive gaming platform.
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