Torque Drift 2 whitelist opens for first NFT game assets including free airdrops

SYDNEY - 23 June, 2022: Grease Monkey Games, an Australia-based multi-platform video game studio and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced today that the whitelist for Torque Drift 2 is now open at the game’s website. Torque Drift 2 is the official racing game of Formula DRIFT in North America and Japan and the upcoming title in the next generation of motorsports games leveraging blockchain technology. Join the whitelist now to secure your opportunity to mint Premium Keychains and receive a free airdrop of a Limited Edition Standard Keychain.

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Torque Drift 2 is the newest addition to Grease Monkey Games’ popular motorsport game portfolio and the REVV Motorsport ecosystem. The game represents the next generation of motorsports products leveraging blockchain technology, where fully functional and playable NFTs are a core feature used to deliver true digital ownership of game assets to players, including play-and-earn and the trading of items on secondary marketplaces. Players of Torque Drift 2 will be able to own, trade, and earn official Formula DRIFT NFTs.

 

Users who join the whitelist will be airdropped a free, limited-edition Standard Keychain NFT on 14 July (PST).

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Standard Keychain NFT

 

Keychains in Torque Drift 2 serve as record holders of a player’s in-game achievements, similar to the trophy system in some other games. The Standard Keychain NFT will have the logo of the smirking Grease Monkey, a design that will be made available only during this whitelist period. This utility NFT can hold 8 ornaments (up to 16 with purchasable in-game keychain extender) and will be shown on player's profile customisation options. Keychains can also be spotted in a player's garage, on their race suit belt during matchmaking, and in their car's ignition during driving.

 

Standard Keychain NFT owners have the opportunity to mint Premium Keychain NFTs that will unlock further benefits, including a complimentary bobblehead NFT to be airdropped in August, unique in-game player titles, paint jobs and decals, access to member-only sales, and an exclusive VIP discord channel. 

 

While Standard Keychain NFT will be airdropped to all whitelisted members, Premium Keychain NFTs are limited in quantity, making this the most exclusive Torque Drift 2 NFT asset to date. The exact quantity and pricing of the Premium Keychain will be announced at a later stage, along with other exciting news for Torque Drift 2.

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Premium Keychain NFT

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Bobblehead NFT

To join the whitelist, please visit torquemotorsport.io. The whitelist will close on 7 July 2022 at 7 p.m. (PST).

 

Grease Monkey Games is preparing continuous releases of interactive experiences for Torque Drift 2, including a tuning garage coming in Q3 2022, with the full release of the game expected in 2024. 

 

About Grease Monkey Games

Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is an Australian video game studio established in 2013 in Melbourne. The company was formerly known as League of Monkeys. Founder and CEO Arran Potter has a wealth of experience in creating visual effects and video games, and has worked on high-profile commercials and films since the early 2000s. Originally a contract-based company, Grease Monkey Gamesbegan developing and publishing its own original IP games in 2014. Since then, the growing team of game makers and motorsport enthusiasts has published the successful motorsport titles Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, which have more than 45 million downloads globally, and is developing the new title Torque Drift 2. For more information visit www.greasemonkeygames.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, DarewiseNotre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook​.

Contacts

Grease Monkey Games: wendy@greasemonkeygames.com

Animoca Brands: press@animocabrands.com

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