Published on: 12/08/2022
T-Mobile Accelerator startup Krikey introduces SolarPups on Flow blockchain
Krikey, a gaming studio with over 5 million users, announced that it partnered with Flow to launch SolarPups, an interactive 3D NFT game. The game will feature the ability to breed and adopt pets. It will be available on the blockchain on August 22.
The game, inspired by childhood experiences, is a distinctive experience for anyone new to Web3. According to Ketaki Shriram, chief technology officer of Krikey, the company’s goal is to create a game built on the blockchain Flow, which is home to some of the most prominent NFT properties such as NBA Top Shot. With this technology’s help, Krikey can provide its users with the necessary foundation to grow their game.
Through its partnership with various brands, such as Google Maps, T-Mobile and Snapchat, Krikey has created custom AR games for its partners, reaching over 5 million users. The company’s app has been ranked as one of the top 25 social apps in India. It was also named one of the Best Games and Apps of 2020 by Fast Company.
The Flow blockchain is designed to be the foundation of the open metaverse and Web3. It supports various types of decentralized applications, such as NFTs and DeFi. It is powered by the Cadence programming language, designed to help developers create digital assets. With Flow, developers can now push the limits of Web3.
Unlike other proof-of-stake blockchains, Flow is built on a purpose-built platform that allows developers to perform various validation tasks without sharding techniques. It features four different types of nodes that can be used to improve performance.
Flow is considered one of the best blockchains for developing decentralized applications, such as video games and NFT marketplaces. Its low transaction cost and fast processing speed make it an ideal choice for developing these applications.
The team behind Flow created some of the most prominent Web3 experiences, such as NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties. It is an open, decentralized platform supported by a thriving ecosystem of creators. Some other companies partnered with Flow include Dapp Labs, a development studio, and venture-backed startups.
T-Mobile Accelerator program
John Saw, executive vice president of T-Mobile’s Advanced & Emerging Technologies, said that the company is focused on bringing the next generation of 5G networks to market. Through its partnership with SolarPups, the company can help accelerate the development of the next generation of 5G technology and applications.
“T-Mobile is always seeking to push the boundaries of 5G and expand adoption of 5G networks,” said Saw. “We are excited to support the SolarPups team as one of our current Accelerator cohort companies, working together with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces platform to power the next wave of 5G innovation.”
Through the first NFT mint, fans could adopt a group of 1,500 Shiba Inu dogs. These virtual animals were given a variety of unique traits, such as a Hawaiian shirt, a Christmas sweater, and sunglasses.
Dieter Shirley, the co-founder of CryptoKitties, said he was excited to see how the company would use the Flow blockchain to create new types of games. He also said that the company’s partnership with SolarPups would allow them to create interactive experiences designed to take advantage of the 3D capabilities of the platform.
“I couldn’t be more excited to see CryptoKitties inspiring new generations of NFT-based games and entertainment,” said Shirley. “The 3D, interactive elements of SolarPups will offer players interesting new game dimensions to explore–all made possible by building on Flow.”