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The little digital factorya developer and publisher of racing and motorsport games, is collaborating with luxury sports car brand Aston Martin on a blockchain game Infinite Drive Racing.
The Tiny Digital Factory is launching a limited edition series of “digital diecast” Aston Martin non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Polygon blockchain that will be available for fans to purchase and race in the next generation Infinite Drive mobile game.
A first wave of 3,000 Aston Martin NFT cars will be available when the collection goes live on the Magic Eden marketplace on December 18. A whitelist of players will be able to purchase the collection on day one, and general sale will begin on December 19.
The Polygon NFT cars include the new Vantage V8 Coupé, the Vantage GT3 racing model and the 1980 Vantage V8 from the 15th James Bond movie, The Living Daylights.
Each NFT is designed to look, feel and sound like its real world counterpart. The virtual Aston Martin NFT owners can take the car straight into the closed alpha of the Infinite Drive metaverse on iOS and Android.
“Our vision for Infinite Drive has always been twofold: to enable players to own and trade their dream car collections, as so many of us have done with die-cast models in real life; and to experience the thrill of taking them on the track,” Stéphane Baudet, CEO of The Tiny Digital Factory, said in a statement. “It is truly remarkable that this vision has resonated so strongly with one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, Aston Martin – so much so that they have chosen to launch their very first NFT cars with us. We are still at the beginning of our journey, but we are confident that Infinite Drive will become a showcase for the meaningful use of web3 technology in gaming and digital collectibles.”
Baudet previously served as creative director of the Test Drive Unlimited franchise.
“Polygon aims to accelerate the development of exciting blockchain-based games, and Infinite Drive certainly fits that description,” said Urvit Goel, vice president of business development, gaming and platform at Polygon, in a statement. “Following the successful initial launch in August, Infinite Drive is poised to really take off in 2023 and we are delighted that the very first Aston Martin NFT cars will be available on Polygon. As a member of the Polygon community, we look forward to supporting the Infinite Drive team in making the project one of the web3’s first major mass-market hits.”
Infinite Drive is currently in a closed alpha phase where NFT holders can organize and view their collections and race against the community on officially licensed tracks. The full game will be free to play on iOS and Android platforms in early 2023. The roadmap includes an in-game NFT marketplace, esports events, and a web3 economy that allows NFT holders to lease their cars to other players and share in the profits. like a real racing team.
The Tiny Digital Factory (TDF) is a leading developer and publisher of world-class racing and motorsports games for mobile and blockchain games. It was founded in 2017 by Baudet, a gaming industry veteran behind some of the world’s most popular franchises such as F1, V-Rally and Test Drive Unlimited. The company has grown to more than 35 employees in Montreal, Canada and Lyon, France.
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