blocktrucks.io can be played directly in your web browser, or you can download a windows desktop version.
The game will also be available on Android and iOS devices, and you will be able to use the same account across all your devices.
We will be closely aligned with the launch of Efinity. The beta will be in mid Q1 2022, with a full launch around the end of Q1 2022.
blocktrucks.io has been in development for many years under a different project name, which was originally released in early 2018. Since the 2018 release, the game has had nearly 4 years of player feedback and improvements made to it, and we are now releasing all those improvements as a brand new, re-branded game on the blockchain.
You can take a look at the teaser trailer on our home page to see we have indeed built a mature, polished racing game, and our partnerships with Enjin and EnjinStarter validate this.
The in-game virtual currency CASH, will be won through racing, and along with upgrade cards will be used to purchase truck upgrades.
The game’s native token TRUCKs, can be earned by…
All players start the game with a slow, non-upgraded truck, and will need to develop their driving skills and upgrade their truck as they progress up the ranks.
Player trucks cannot be traded or sold to other players.
There is a limit to the number of upgrade card booster packs a player can open daily, so no matter how wealthy a player may be, they will face the same daily upgrade limit as every other player.
Players are incentivised to return to the game daily to race and upgrade.
Truck cosmetics will provide small currency or token win bonuses based on their rarity, but they will in no way provide any competitive advantage during a race.
Truck cosmetics in the form of paints, decals, tyre sets, nitro boosts and player titles will all be infused with ENJIN as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and can be traded on any open marketplace.
Cosmetics will be available in common, rare, epic and legendary rarities.
Equipped cosmetics will give players small currency win bonuses based on their rarity, but will in no way provide any competitive advantage while racing.
The following items will all be NFT’s that can be traded on any supported marketplace…
Card Booster Packs
Truck cosmetics in the form of paints, decals, tyre sets, nitro boosts and player titles.
Entry tickets to time limited or exclusive tournaments.
Stadium ownership rights
You can upgrade your truck in the upgrade shop at any time between races with the in-game virtual currency CASH.
CASH is earned only through racing, the amount won is based on your rank and finish position each race.
Truck upgrades are divided into 5 categories…
To upgrade a part of your truck, you will need 4 upgrade cards and the CASH required to upgrade that part. Cards are collected during races, bought in booster packs from the in-game shop or any open marketplace. Card booster packs bought on the marketplace contain more cards than packs bought from the in-game shop.
There is a daily limit of 5 card booster packs that can be opened, making it more efficient to use marketplace booster packs to upgrade since they contain more cards.
This will stimulate the play to earn aspect of the game and incentivise players to mint their own booster packs and sell them on the marketplace.
blocktrucks.io uses a server-authoritative physics model for racing.
This means the only information sent by the game client to the game server is the player’s throttle, steer and nitro input values. The server then validates this input (i.e throttle must be between a value of 0 and 1), and then processes the physics calculations for this input on the game server, and syncs the the new truck positions back to all the game clients.
All vital information, such as lap times, finish position, amount of nitro remaining etc, is only ever stored or calculated on the game server. Once the race ends, all critical race result information is sent from the game server to Microsoft Azure Playfab, a game backend and data solution used by many of the top games today.
Our game server technology integrates with EdgeGap, a container orchestration solution built on OpenMatch, Docker and Kubernetes which spawns game servers instantly in a location closest to all players participating in a race, providing low latency times for the best racing experience.
Our game servers are built on tech that is designed to scale on demand.
blocktrucks.io is completely cross-platform, it doesn’t matter which OS the game is running on, you will be able to race against your friends and other opponents!
Upon launch, the game will be playable in your web browser, in a Windows desktop client and on Android and iOS.
blocktrucks.io is built in the Unity3D engine, at the time of writing on the latest 2021.x release.
Not upon initial release. But we do have some exciting plans for race teams, and we’ll announce more about them after the game launch.